For its fourth release, Chapter 24 Records offers up an EP from up-and-coming Russian-born, London-based producer KatrinKa. With previous releases to her name on Steyoyoke, Spirit Soul Records and Chapter 24 itself, she is building up a reputation for emotive, enticing and melodic grooves. This package delivers on all fronts. KatrinKa’s originals are accompanied by debut editions from Brazilian producer Danny Oliveira and Just Her - one half of unstoppable duo Him_Self_Her - marking an exciting start to her solo project.
The EP opens with the title track ‘Echo Gnomic’, a wonderful cut of electronica through which KatrinKa purveys a deep and delicious blend of wandering arpeggios, synth lines and chugging percussion.
Next up is Danny Oliveira’s edition of ‘Echo Gnomic’, which retains the dreaminess and emotion of the original. Beautiful and melancholic synth lines are matched all at once by underlying tension, unease and a brooding sense of euphoria, finally yielding to a relentless and pulsating techno groove that would sound at home on labels like Life and Death. With a number of future releases slated on Chapter 24, we are excited to see what the future brings for this artist.
The second edition of ‘Echo Gnomic’ comes from Just Her, who eschews dreaminess in favour of a banging tech house cut. Unease and drama are amplified as the track builds to a crescendo of driving stabs for what is sure to be a dancefloor winner.
Last on the EP is a collaboration between KatrinKa and vocalist Billie Fountain, which brings yet another flavour to an excellent EP. A seductive and entrancing groove entwines itself with a bewitching vocal, to which you cannot help but move your body. This brilliant track rounds off a multi-faceted and high quality release for the new label, which is going from strength to strength.