BELLA lands as first guest on Sally C’s Chunkers imprint


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Sally C has welcomed the first new artist signing to her imprint 2020-borne Chunkers, this week releasing Dutch DJ and producer BELLA’s EP ‘Note To Self’.

The record comprises of three original tracks drawing upon influence from ’90s house, acid, electro and prog, each boasting a hefty spring in their step, and a remix of B1 ‘Odd Symphony’ by Olsvangèr who injects upbeat house-meets-bouncy rave to the glowing original.

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Its eponymous lead track sets the tone not only for this body of work, but also BELLA’s sound more broadly. Drawing upon old-school banging drums, a rapid vocal and contrasting yet complimentary duo of synth lines, she explains:

“This set the vibe and guided me through the creative process. I was really trying to make something that felt my own, that was also unique and not something I’ve heard before.”

“I’m over the moon to be releasing this EP on Sally’s label,” BELLA continues. “It’s really special to have someone who I look up to release my music. She has given me tremendous support and guidance over the last two years, always ready toc hat or give me some advice. It was a big surprise and honour when she suggested releasing the tracks on her label. It feels like a perfect fit. It’s super sweet to share this journey with her.”

“I’m so excited to welcome BELLA to the label for her debut EP,” adds Sally C, with the pair having met in summer 2022 and playing an impromptu b2b in Amsterdam. “It was time to take this next step and open the Chunkers door to new artists. I couldn’t think of a better one than BELLA to debut her fresh chunkers on the label. Three banging originals by an extremely talented artist which I’ve been playing ever since she sent me the tracks. Polished with an Olsvangèr remix, it’s a really strong four-track EP.”

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‘Note To Self’ EP by BELLA is available now via Chunkers, check it out here.

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Instagram

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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