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RY X – Only (Stevie R & The Acid Beast Edition)

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Summer is finally here, and Chapter 24 leads the celebrations by continuing its free track series with an unofficial bootleg.

Following on from the success of KatrinKa’s ‘About Love’ the London label steps things up once more with a captivating reinvention of RY X’s ‘Only’ by emerging duo Stevie R & The Acid Beast.

RY X’s original enchanting vocal lines are retained, while deep and dreamy instrumentation is added to cast a warm and hypnotic glow over the track.

Cool and restrained but hugely infectious, the full Edition is ideal for summer bar sets, while a punchy and impactful Edit is added to the package for radio play.

In their other artistic incarnations Stevie R & The Acid Beast have graced labels as wide as OFF Recordings, Babiczstyle, Parquet and Inside Out before founding this new project together drawing on a common love of acid-laced psychedelic house and techno with live synths, instruments and FX.

Catch them playing live at Chapter 24’s new social ‘Second Story’ in London on July 30th.

Sam Pauli – Implications EP

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For its third release, exciting new imprint Chapter 24 sees label boss Sam Pauli deliver the ‘Implications’ EP. The title track comes backed by a collaboration with Paul Nolan and remixes from two of the rising stars of the deeper, more emotive and melodic end of the underground house and techno scene, producers Jonas Saalbach and Rashid Ajami.

London based artist Sam Pauli is a founder of Chapter 24 Records, launched in December 2014. Although only a few months old, the label has already seen support from Steve Lawler, Sasha, Dubfire and John Digweed among many others. Here Sam pushes on with some fresh material for his imprint, working alongside another of the label’s founder members Paul Nolan on one of the cuts – a man hard at work behind the scenes producing and mentoring with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Thievery Corporation and Cassius.

Opening the EP is title track ‘Implications’, which sees Sam Pauli provide a solo offering of gritty, melodious and bass heavy electronica. Across its seven and a half minutes Pauli entwines weighty rhythms, growling bass tones and meandering dreamy atmospherics to create a unique and charming opening piece. Next, Jonas Saalbach offers up his own take on ‘Implications’, with the German producer laying the focus on elongated bass drones, sparse rhythms and whirring electronics to create a smooth and hypnotic interpretation. This big, melodic and euphoric track is a perfect representation of the German’s heavily musical style that has featured on labels like Parquet, Einmusika and Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s Musik Gewinnt Freunde.

On the flip side Pauli teams up with Paul Nolan on ‘Start Over’ taking things a little darker with chugging bass licks, wandering arpeggios and a hazy ethereal feel that permeates an entrancing and emotive composition. Rashid Ajami then rounds things off with his own, very big version of ‘Start Over’. The Anjunadeep/Get Physical artist provides a more stripped back take on the track, laying the focus on sparse percussion and a weighty, subtly unfolding and compelling groove.

Sam Pauli’s ‘Implications’ EP is out on Chapter 24 Records on 20th April 2015.

Catch Sam Pauli alongside Rashid Ajami, Just Her and a cast of other Chapter 24 artists at the label’s showcase ‘Gather Round’ event at the Star of Kings in London on 16th May.