Sobek makes a welcome return to Chapter 24 with an impactful EP built around title track ‘Charmer' and a set of quality Editions from David Mayer, STATUE and Colossio.
Named after the Egyptian crocodile god, Sobek channels inspiration from a reptile of a different kind here. ‘Charmer' is a pulsating afro techno cut anchored around a hypnotic synth line bound to enchant dancefloor and serpents alike.
David Mayer, veteran of Objektivity, Mobilee and Keinemusik adds a dose of unpredictability on his rework, upping the ante with a rolling techy bassline offset by wistful pads for an exciting, unstable feel that satisfyingly just holds together.
Australian STATUE takes the reins next, art house influences meeting warehouse techno for a remix that sits well alongside releases on Futureboogie, Cin Cin and Le Temps Perdu.
Finally Mexican Colossio closes the package with a solid dose of acid on his standout wonky techno Latin Papi Edition.
The artists showcased here make for a powerful team, each offering something clearly different while retaining the DNA of Sobek's excellent original. As ever with Chapter 24, expect stories in sound and music with meaning.