The ninth layer of Affin's continuous various artists series arrives with two tracks from Chris Page; the first, "Used", is remixed by Mattias Fridell who conjures up something reserved, but equally big room, while tailing the EP is the minimal "Shifter" - think Dettmann on Perlon. Chemie opens the EP with the cool breaths, dubby chords and booming beats of "Entropy", while Kid Mistic reworks Sean Danke's "Different Vibes" into something that sounds like it's crawled out of a crusty concrete mixer. One of the EP's more recognised acts, Dax J, delivers something high energy with "New Beginnings" as does Ad Lib & Silvision with their industrial yet melodic "Path 2".
This German label originally made its mark as a house imprint, but increasingly, it has moved into techno circles - and Chosen 2 continues down that path. Egor Boss's "Inversion 2.1" is an impressive stab at Berlin techno, its dense rhythm housing insistent bleeps, eerie synths and a screeching vocal sample. Jeroen Search's take on Ad.lib & Silvision's "Collide" ventures into industrial territories, with its razor-sharp percussion and stepping rhythm, as does Roberto's "Going Nowhere Fast", where reverberating drums unfold over heavy broken beats. Affin have also catered for the peak time audience, with Reggie van Oers's "Untitled x 2" led by a pumping groove and insistent chord stabs.