BLACK JERUSALEM (KARIZMA, ROBAG WRUHME REMIX)(REMASTERED)
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4 classics remastered! a brazen complex 4 tracker to launch ibadan records into 2014. the title track black jerusalem, a collaboration between jerome sydenham and ibadan records latest talent dujour sally, launches ibadan records into year 19 of existence
tokyo hipster electronic band lo hype forges forward their new e.p simplex six. taking their unique sound to new contempo heights. jerome sydenham jumps on board with route 50 resulting in a robust techno enhancement. this 4 tracker exhibits a commanding sonic attitude and an original flavour that is sure to endure the test of time.
throughout ibadan records deeply-rooted new york history and its ongoing transcendent surge into the future, there are certain special moments in house music history to acknowledge. this brings us to our 138th ibadan records installment by kerri chandler. kerri chandler was one of the many artists who benefited from jerome sydenhams artistic direction. the two initially met in 1991, when sydenham was a part of the a&r team that signed chandlers debut single to atlantic records. after sydenham founded ibadan records in 1995, the two collaborated on several groundbreaking projects that stand as a testament to house music history and to their long-lasting friendship. chandlers early career evolved through illustrious house remixes and productions. tracks like drink on me, shoe-b-doo, while were young and aint that a bitch truly exemplify the trailblazing and original innovative spirit of kerri chandler and the birth of his signature sound. presenting new york chronicles vol. ii
the other man is a unique collaboration between up-and-coming young finnish producer janne tavi the flag-bearer of ibadans next generation nd acclaimed chicago house vocal legend robert owens. this ep is a superb rare gem that bridges global distances and combines a broad range of influences. the result is lush layers of sound, relentless energy, and intricate piano riffs and stabs. owensÆ poignant vocals seal the deal on this new house classic, taking it to sublime heights. the vocal dub kicks the heat up a notch with owensÆ seductive vocals and taviÆs stunning keys and arrangement. on the b-side, new york house legend kerri chandler makes a long-awaited return on ibadan. first up is a spirited vocal version with a dynamic bassline. chandler follows it up with an instrumental take, pared down to a tool and keeping the infectious groove going with deep and satisfying flavor.
enter center stage is fred p, the undisputed master of subtle four to the floor soul and tech infused house. we are proud to present his ibadan debut single energy soul and visions. the new york connoisseur delivers with futuristic conviction and his fire burns bright.
a1.&a2. cutting edge london based dj producer duel launches his ibadan records debut with super track zed. in the studio duel hooks up with his comrade dos and execute their production skills and in addition jerome sydenham enters the frey to get down on the mix. the result is a healthy dose of avant-garde deep house on one hand and a virile dose of tech house on the other. this dj friendly romper is a sure banker!b1. jerome sydenham enters the deep techno realm in true vanguard style unleashing dogon. sparse vocals and tinges of acid and fat kicks shape this underground piece and put it right in the pocket. b2. mirror lines is a beautifully crafted contempo deep house track effortlessly combining a spirit of happiness with energetic resolve. this new york meets detroit flavor is the brainchild of jerome sydenham and amsterdam techno/house superstar shindoe, who is also making her ibadan records debut.
4 classics by dennis ferrer & jerome sydenham remastered! throughout ibadan records illustrious 20-year history and its ongoing transcendent surge into the future, there are certain milestones to acknowledge. this brings us to our 131st ibadan records installment - son of raw, the backdoor, undertow and timbuktu. these tracks exemplify the trailblazing innovative spirit of jerome sydenham and dennis ferrer, who truly represent the birth of a completely original new york tech-house sound with dauntless oomph. presenting new york chronicles vol. i.
LEADS BITES VOL. 2 (K. CHANDLER, J. SYDENHAM EDITS)
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a1. atmospheric dub is simply a kerri chandler classic. in this moment we task jerome sydenham with editing duties to refresh this rare groove. a2.tyree cooper, who needs no introduction, engages in a live jam session with jerome sydenham for this universal rhythm result. a testament to spontaneity, groove and soul. spin and flow. b1. entering the diabolical world of house disco not disco couldn’t be better exemplified in this searing piece with colluding talents eric d. clark and thomas schaben with additional vocals from anita davis and david boswell. devine underground dance music. b2. kerri chandlers remake of the pal joey classic dance infused with a jerome sydenham edit just make this classic complete and decadent for all sides of the house spectrum.
ibadan records releases new deep house/techno album s.a.t. from jerome sydenham, aybee and ron trent. a simple dinner in berlin transforms into a studio session, which in turn evolves into a track, which sets the spark for what has now materialized as one of the most highly anticipated albums of late.
a1. the martinez brothers unleash a searing dub to lullaby a track by the angry kids. with exquisite tech house deliverance, tmb show their masterful production skills and unique swing. this unrelenting track is a mere example of why the martinez brothers are at the top of the game!
with uncompromising deliberation jerome sydenhams imprint ibadan records forges its way through the overcrowded world of electronic music in search of diamonds. case in point: quell with his debut solo album them crowd kids. this montage of house music is a fitting addition to a label that has featured some of the worlds most poignant, illustrious and visionary dance music producers, including the likes of dennis ferrer, kerri chandler, joe claussell, function, joris voorn, and radio slave to name a few.
with uncompromising deliberation jerome sydenhams imprint ibadan records forges its way through the overcrowded world of electronic music in search of diamonds. case in point: quell with his debut solo album them crowd kids. this montage of house music is a fitting addition to a label thats featured some of the worlds most poignant, illustrious and visionary dance music producers, including the likes of dennis ferrer, kerri chandler, joe claussell, function, joris voorn, and radio slave to name a few. quell, already a dominant force in the underground house music scene, has upped the ante with deliberate focus and acumen. through his bespoke style of production, avant-garde dj sets and prodigious thinking quell has come of age. quells music is an amalgamation of images, sounds and nostalgia that derive from his perception of a universal club sound
this is the second vinyl in jerome sydenhams 3 part animal social club vinyl series. what you hear is not really the rainforest, or the wilderness. dont let yourears and eyes fool you. the primal edge, that instinctdriven music, raw and inviting, signals another meeting of the pack. and every time the wild ones get together, the quality of the sound is unmistakable. breathe, dance, listen, drink your fill, take it all in: this is an environment where there are no inhibitions and spontaneity is everywhere, in everything. a place where house and techno are the heartbeat. this is the primal universe of the animal social club.
*** decks tipp *** osunlade mixes !!! upon ourselves, the first single off argys critically acclaimed fundamentals album, has been immortalized with 2 exemplary remixes from no other than osunlade. the stripped mix speaks for itself. a heavy pumping relentless groove layered with simple yet sophisticated percussion and synth lines. bajka sums it up with her sumptuous vocal expressions. the yoruba soul mix stays true to the traditional movements of osunlades musical finesse. that leaves one in a state of breathless euphoria. the path is clear, the journey continues
argy teams up with dj said and label boss jerome sydenham for his first solo 12 inch on ibadan. fresh off the heals of the exceptional collaboration from sandwell district man, function, and ibadan head honcho, jerome sydenham, the label turns its eyes right back to where the action is happening: the dance floor. here to help keep the party going is greeces quality house music ambassador, argy. when it comes to concocting hefty house beats, argy is no slouch. on, >thick and thin< he does just that, while wrapping them up in a blanket of comforting pads that will have you hugging yourself with closed eyes and swaying side to side
jumping afro-beat instrumental scorcher by tiger stripes on the a-side. oldschool-house instrumental with trancy chords and rich string orchestration on the flip very much like recent kerri chandler output.
superb doublepack from slam mode on idaban. >signals< combines elements of lush techno, minimal house, and grooving laidback beats into a wondrous array of tracks, ranging from solid floor movers to late night couch dwelling winners. think jeff mills going out on a more organic tip and you will be in the same ballpark - textured, atmospheric, yet with plenty of beats to move the crowds.
mbali remixes: jerome sydenham starts off the year with a fabulous remix of the underground classic >mbali< by motorcitysoul. sydenham makes an ambitious attempt to redefine the phrase >happy and uplifting house<. this, however, is not a gospel track. but instead is filled with lush cords and steady grooves. this is the kind of tune that really gets the party started. jero extended versions: the monster duo of dennis ferrer and jerome sydenham strike again at the core of house music. in this adrenaline fuel house epic you have sydenham on the beats and ferrer on the vocal chants. this one will be hard to resist even for techno heads.
timbuktu sees long-time associates ferrer and sydenham going out with some techy house flavors on ibadan, with a solid groove joined by a sublime synth stab and some great chant snippets, while a driving bassline and great percussion elements fatten out the track nicely. timeless tracks 4 sure !! special backstock !!!
these >tools< by jerome sydenham, hideo kobayashi and dj said don t bear much difference to the recent releases on ibadan: thundering, percusiive beats and huge basslines accompanied by sparse and spacey key chords. dope / special backstock
split ep with the jackin oldschool style >brokeback<, the skanking vocal track >your house< and the migty early ibadan classic >passages< by tony watson that sounds as fresh as the day of its release ! i love this ep!! / special backstock!!!
played by gregor tresher!! >cabrini green<: jerome sydenham delves deep into the soul of the chicago vibe to unleash >cabrini green<. on the 2am mix you experience raw soulful tech-house. the funky stabs and vocal embellishments will throw you into a straight jacking vibe. on the 3am dub its pure track business! >asama rising<: is a complete fresh take on tech house. titelating rhythms combined with pulsating basslines enhanced with sophisticated twists and turns gives >asama rising< pure modern tech-hosue splendour.
joris voorn & jerome sydenham remixes !! joris voorn stands unquestionably amongst the very finest of todays electronic music production elite. the ever growing list of undisputed hits to come from the dutchmans rotterdam studio confirms is status as one of only a handful of current recording artists capable of creating with each subsequent release a flawless, precise sound that never lacks the essential human touch and organic flow necessary to deliver the biggest results in modern electronic dance music. with his remix of >destination nagano< voorn uses the originals distinctive, driving stab to build an epic, spiralling journey of a track which swings back and forth between wild, wailing sirens and graceful chord phrases before opening out into a beautiful, soaring break and drop momentdestined to create huge impact across the globe thisspring. jeromes shinkansen mix on the b side sees the extended form of the original become compressed and intensified as sydenham takes hold of the improvised key solo and creates an exhilarating house moment reminiscent of a certian classic, much loved ibadan sound.
this stunning vocal track by flora cruz is nothing short of inspiring. jerome sydenham shows his versatility again by delivering an uplifting full vocal mix... a raw and energetic vocal dub and last but not least a raw grinding dubstrumental... the result is a deep, well rounded and most satisfying 12inch single in the true tradition of ibadan records
with this deft , elegant weave of selected vocal cuts and deep yet undeniably driving melody ricky l creates a unique form of pure, stylish house that takes a recognisable pop aesthetic and remodels it for the soulful, sophisticated dancefloor
thumping house gear from ferrer and sydenham on this 10inch release on ibadan. behind a booming bassline and a little french kiss synth influence as well, double penetration is perfect for that late night floor action, with a little progressive feel in the sweeping synth lines setting it off just right. both mixes glide effortlessly along - in fact if you get 2 copies and play both sides one after the other, the results would be outstanding!
ferrer and sydenham having been knocking out some superb stuff on the ibadan label recently, and sandcastles doesnt break the streak, with its sublime piano line coming into its own late in the mix after a lengthy lead in of subtle percussion, throbbing kickdrum and stellar synth play. a warm and lush track, the cut builds through the beats, to the piano line and finally to vocal refrain and a wall of synth strings that round this track off perfectly.
ibadan records releases yet another double-pack of killer remixes. this time of >f12< and >elevation<. jerome sydenham and tiger stripes started their collective creative journey with the now classic >stockholm go bang!< they followed up with two installations. >f12< and >elevation<, on the successful ibadan 10inch beats series which leads us to this searing new double-pack. featuring delectable remixes from radio slave, argy, ink & needle, and hideo kobayashi. f12 in true argy style he delivers two exemplary and innovative remixes giving us fresh insight into his state of mind for the next musical season. hideo serves up a punchy jacked tech mix with progressive overtones. a winner for those so inclined. elevation radio slave yet again shows his musical prowess with two remixes from both ends of the tech spectrum that will more than satisfy his ever expanding fan base. ink & needle waste no time proving why everyone will be paying them serious attention in the new year. what else is there to say – tech-house at its freshest!
massive one sided club hit !! supported by all the big players even as a promo, >kilo tango< is already heading for tech house stardom. on this occasion, producer nikola gala really turns on the heat delivering layers of infectious house cords with a tech sensibility. a truly original approach to this soon to be ibadan classic
another dynamic instalment from the nagano kitchen duo (jerome sydenham & hideo kobayashi). these tracks continue the ibadan legacy of pushing the boundaries. >destination nagano< is a rhythmic tech house journey with classic chicago and detroit overtones in true ibadan style. >head<, on the other hand, is a stripped down beefy club track with a big techno beat and classic chicago chords. destined for term use.
dennis ferrer making a welcome return with this new release for the ibadan imprint. 'son of raw' blends a funky bassline groove with some superbly jazzy keys, riffing synths, and shuffling house beats, before a late-arriving 'you dont know' vocal loop comes in to top the whole thing off, as dennis lays down some of fine deep house for the floor crowds to whet their whistles to