kelli hand has long been at the front of detroit house and techno as a dj and as a producer, in the past she has collaborated and released music with claude young, robert hood, mike banks and many more and her own acacia records label has released a long string of essential 12s since its 1990 inception. tools vol.1 was released in 2002 and features 4 solid cuts from kelli who is in full-on house mode. this ep is definitely for the djs, with each track being a real joy to blend in and out of the mix, you might even need 2 copies of this one
reissue - k-hand, the undisputed -first lady- of detroit house and techno, continues her series of rereleases for some of acacia records most sought after catalog. acacia s reputation as music from a well known place to an unknown destination precedes it with a reach that is once again being expanded upon. originally making its mark in 1993, -not giving up- is a piano chord led number with eccentric disco era falsetto vocals interspersed between a house diva counterpart, all undercut by equally classic rough around the edges low end - touching on hand s influences from the new york golden days. the plastic dream mix is a more sinister springboard of sounds with an urgent energy sure to rip through speaker stacks and leave audiences in shreds. easily its dreamiest incarnation, the disco dream adaptation lends itself to bouncier, filtered grooves and vocal dubs. the ghetto growl of -beat that bitch wit a stick- was and still remains a huge track for k-hand and the label. pulling from a sound that originated in chicago, it became equally prominent in detroit through the work of hand and others. its accompanied here by an instrumental version for those that don t share in the street logic, but nonetheless love the gritty production style. finally, the legendary claude young s mix of - deep down 2- sees him implementing wavering chords and loopy vocals with a purposefully loose nyc stutter
kelli hand returns with more gold from the acacia records vaults. 3 more tracks of pure deepness from the first lady of detroit. this elusive ep has been tough to track down in the past, and we are proud to make it available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in conjunction with kelli and acacia records detroit. sounds raw & analog
*everybody / you give me* is another slamming slab of detroit techno from 1993 on kelli hands acacia records imprint. this 12 inch has long been sought after and has changed hands for £50 and upwards on-line, this is the first time it has been re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released, all in conjunction with kelli hand and featuring the original 1993 artwork. an essential addition to any self respecting detroit fanatics record collection and an indispensable record to have in the bag for any dj.
bla bla is back with 2 oldies. k-hand and eddie richards. flash back back from the early 90s and someday from the beginning of 2000. with new analog masters/ mixdowns. 2 incredible rmx s by julien chaptal and e-contact. so get your asssssss on the dancefloor because you won t sit still.
detroits kero (detroit underground) and kelli hand (acacia records) bring another collaboration to wax. kerohand 02 content ep features one classic detroit electro track from khand, a signature idm electro trip from kero and two remixes from an experienced band of techno producers, jesse somfay and punisher (detroit) (hej). content ep/ kerohand 02 is a testament to why the electro queen of detroit and detroit undergrounds curator/producer kero have forged this collaboration. kerohand 02 incorporates the various elements that make detroit techno what it is into a cohesive package by featuring electro, idm, techno, and left-field electronica
dj kero (windsor, detroit), and k-hand (detroit/atlanta), teams together launching it s first detroit independent label called kerohand, this 1st ep >dat roit ep< #001 includes 4 tracks of non-stop pure detroit electro beats and soul all on one, a piece for everyone s techno dream, completely dj friendly, dancefloor mover, and a venue rocker. great for radio, video, ipod, movie soundtracking. or just crusing around your city. stay tuned...
for those who don’t know, k-hand (kelli hand), the first lady in detroit electronic dance music, and across the nation, bears no stop signs in her studio environment. this high prolific detroit electronic producer, dj, and remixer,relauches acacia with a fresh new look, and brings you new vinyl releases on her well sought after label, acacia records, with all new song titles,new re-edits, remixes, and fresh up-to-date tracks from detroit and beyond.
since 2014 the innate blog has been delivering high quality slow journalism, serving up articles that shine a light on artists that have otherwise gone under the radar. four years on, the innate team has decided to launch their own label with the same stated aims, namely to showcase deep electronic music with warmth and soul, produced by unheralded heroes old and new. the labels first release a four-track, multi-artist missive offers a neat summary of what listeners can expect to hear in the months and years ahead. the ep opens with something rather special: a sparkling, life-affirming fusion of b12 style intelligent techno and larry heard-esque flourishes from debutant gilbert, a sound designer and future star from innate s home city of bristol. it s followed on side a by a similarly shimmering chunk of techno futurism from freerotation resident and cubic space collective member mark hand. formidable irish producer lerosa has previously impressed via fine releases for a myriad of high quality underground labels, so it s no surprise that his contribution to innate 001 a mind-altering, otherworldly jack-track entitled shadow is the ep s most robust and intense moment. fittingly, its innate founder owain k who draws the ep to a close. hes long been renowned for creating immersive, ultra deep dancefloor workouts, and pixeled scenery is amongst his most magical moments yet.
simbad teams up with south african vocalist brian temba, whose previous release together come join in dropped on hi:rise back in 2011. in it’s original form take my hand is a sublime, forward-looking deep and soulful house track based around a filtering symphonic string loop, low-slung groove and heart-felt vocal. simbad has created a very london-centric vibe but with a french touch and detroit sensibilities, drawing from house heroes such as parrish and bradock, joining the dots and creating a fresh masterpiece in the process. next up we have jimpster on the remix, picking up the bpm’s slightly and loading up on his trademark deep stabs, sub-bass and spacious fx adding just enough dance-floor bump whilst leaving the vocal placed firmly at the core. on the flip side we have two smbd zulu edits which replace the more spartan groove of the original with some driving afro percussion. the first version keeps the vocal intact, the second version goes balls deep into dub territory, closing out this amazing release with an instrumental pushing the strings and hypnotic groove front and centre
refreshingly new oldskool techno tracks by bornek nowec, a project by a rotterdam based dj/producer known for his long tied connections with the local techno scene. this release is the first outing from his large archive of techno tracks produced over the years. 4 cuts full of character that reminds us of the long nights at the nightown basement in the 90 s where he was dj ing with guys such as dj t!m aka frame six and paul du lac.
hand-numbered clear mint vinyl lp in spray-painted sleeve. limited to 200 copies (comes in different coloured sleeve, we cannot guarantee which one you will receive). a lucid, dynamic, atmospheric trip through consciousness, incorporating an incredible range of texture, tone, and three-dimensional space. this is a glimpse into the most emotive, most personal of dead fader s extensive work. there are delicate moments of introspection, furtive agitation, and exuberance, all tightly interwoven into a singular, enthralling whole.
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (017 RWRK) INEX EP004 (VINYL ONLY, HAND NUMBERED)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
inhale exhale records is back with the 4th strike of the germany based house label. this time with the 1st solo ep, and its limited to 400 pieces. please welcome jesse bru to the inex family. this record brings all the vibes that you need for good moods, deep sounds and well selected samples to pumpy house nuggets back to hip hop. jesse give us this instant classic. enjoy
the latest joint on uzuri comes from mark hand, a secret weapon of the uk house underground who has been active for a long time and now seems to be finally getting the props he deserves. his mood on -all caught up- reflects the infectious positivity of his live sets at freerotation, all mellifluous rhodes keys and classic deep house signifiers that seep into your soul. -cobwebs- is just as smooth, although it takes on a more deep-diving tone laden with transcendental chord progressions and a dash of motor city melancholy. that makes patrice scott the perfect choice to remix the track, and he takes a measured approach to simmering the component parts down for a version garnished with gorgeous piano and synth tones.
three midnight rollers supplied by the mysterious guy incognito, complete with shuffling percussion, lo-fi echoed vocal snippets and soaring pads, tied together with dynamic basslines. as atmospheric, ethereal and incognito as you like.
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
dense + pika remix seminal nervous records house tune rain by kerri chandler dense & pika are a british electronic production/artist/dj duo compromising of producer/djs alex jones (hypercolour label boss) and chris spero better known to many by his glimpse alias. the duo first came into fruition in mid 2011 with a number of white label releases. it wasnt long until they were noticed by scuba and have since had multiple releases under their belt on adam beyers drumcode, scubas acclaimed hotflush imprint and have branched out onto the elusive hypercolour. dense & pika have also been showing off their remixing talents by reworking the likes of adam beyer & ida engberg, digitalism, disclosure, kda, leftfield, maya jane coles, x-press 2 and also paul woolfords erotic discourse, which won the dj mag category for best remix in 2014.
kerri kaos chandler dropping some neat mid 90 s nyc/nj house pressure on the mighty strictly rhythm! that s right, another little gem mined outta the sr archives, from deep within! under control across 4 mixes gives us that sound, that hard kicking kc groove that we all know & love. an oft overlooked number from kerri s catalogue under control will appeal to all fans of real deal house music. featuring longtime collaborator yahya mcdougald on vocal duties this one ticks all the boxes and has been given some tasty 2018 remastering treatment and repressed onto a high quality, weighty 12inch for all you record lovers out there, this one will keep them moving in the mix. perfect nyc/nj house sounds here, untouched and represented in its original 1993 form with original strictly label artwork, no sleeping permitted!
clocking in at 11 minutes, this is a radical deconstruction of the track bint el khandaq that appears on the mashrou leila album ibn el leil. lost souls of saturn tease out the underlying emotion and yearning present in the original and take the listener on a beguiling, symphonic ambient journey that calls to mind wolfgang voigts much loved gas project, or the shimmering imaginary landscapes of brian eno. renowned for their rousing, sensual electro-pop mashrou leilas songs touch on political freedom, lgbt rights, race, religion and modern arabic identity. lost souls of saturn were approached by the band to reinterpret the original track and the stunning results fit perfectly as their debut release on r&s. this is the next step in the evolution of seth troxler and phil moffas lost souls of saturn project. look out for an album on r&s in 2018.
ok. this is an anthem. you know “dance” already, right? huge pal joey jam from way back in 1990? the one that flips carl bean’s “i was born this way” into the stratosphere? yeah, that’s it! except this is that track reimagined by 2 killer producers, flipped and edited into the cosmos by the new jersey legend kerri chandler and the west coast’s onionz, probably the only producers who could touch such a stone cold classic and actually bring something to the table! originally out in 2002 these 2 edits / mixes are total weapons, you need this 12” in your bag. everything is touched, tweaked and blended in just the right way and full respect is given to the mixes. this isn’t no fly by night re-edit thing, this is heavyweights bringing us some heat and their interpretation of a track that was obviously a huge deal for them on a personal level. do not snooze on this, masterfully repressed, with the full consent of everyone involved and remastered on a solid 12” for you all.
the second instalment of kc’s finger printz ep’s has finally been repressed! that’s right, you know how it goes down by now, this is that high-grade, underground, boomin’, house music! every track is a dancefloor shaker, kerri style. if you don’t know what that means it’s simple - swinging, tough drums, killer samples, those basslines and a whole lot of new jersey swagger! this one came out in 1998 and features 4 storming cuts that cover a variety of styles, such is the versatility of kerri’s sound. it’s all here, vocal cuts, dubwise deepness, jazzed out late night jams for the hardcore dancers.... you got it all. absolutely essential business here. one for the hardened kc acolytes and one that will undoubtedly blow the minds of those tuning in for the first time. timeless music.
this is one of a series of official madhouse / kerri chandler reissues for 2017. every title has been remastered by kerri chandler himself, from all original sources and each reissue has been legitimately released in full conjunction with kerri and madhouse records. and, as if that wasn’t enough, all the reissues will be coming in the classic madhouse records house bag. snoozing not advised!
THE MIKE MAURRO REMIXES VOL. 1 (BOOGIE NIGHTS / TOO HOT TO HANDLE)
12" Vinyl UK01.11.17
again, brookside bring us another set of cult disco cuts reworked beautifully for 2017’s ears, essential stuff for all lovers of this kind of music, this release is simply unmissable. the record comes with lovingly reworked heatwave artwork and these remixes are exclusive to this release and are fully, 100% legit, licensed and sanctioned by all relevant rights holders. simply put, another set of essential mixes from a modern day master! file under - *essential disco*
without new jersey native kerri ‘kaoz’ chandler, house—specifically deep house—would sound very different. ever since his teens he has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and deepness. from majors like atlantic, king street sounds and nervous via his own madhouse, his releases are never short of genre-defining classics that have spawned a thousand copycats. affectionately referred to as the stevie wonder of house, kerri’s dj sets take him all over the world and often find him playing live keys next to his informed selections. he’s meticulous about sound, too, which means that no-ones kicks hit quite like kerri’s. his instantly classic and timeless dj-kicks mix, though, takes him out of the club and through a world of influences and inspiration.
the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
it’s been quite a while since we’ve last seen our next artist on watergate records. it was 2014 when he dropped his watergate mix and ep so it is with great pleasure that we welcome back the legendary kerri chandler. ‘checkmate’ is the epitome of a kerri chandler classic and has all the makings of a timeless future classic. with bold, soulful keys and massive analog drums ‘checkmate’ elevates any dance floor’s intensity to meteoric levels. to give an extra perspective to the single we invited another icon, steve rachmad to remix the original and he delivers an incredibly soulful techno revision while watergate mainstay cinthie hands over a expertly crafted modern twist with classic appeal. no matter what your searching for, there is a gem for you here. welcome back kerri!
2017 reissue, 2018 repressed , this has always been a sought after 12- due to it s classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with shelter records, new york city and featuring the original 1993 label artwork
licensed and released in conjunction with the rights holders
ltd warehouse find !! bristol based producers behling & simpson take on remixing some kerri chandler classics this august with the *heaven* ep, set to drop via kerris very own madhouse records imprint.
during the mid-80s and early 90s movin’ records defined the new jersey sound. a skate-shop-turned-record-store run by the so-called fairy godmother of house abigail adams, movins first output was ive got the music by boyd jarvis in 1987, followed by music from game changers blaze, kerri chandler, tony humphries and smack, straight up “jersey jams” that producers are still attempting to replicate to this day. still the movin’ records catalogue throws up gems that sound super fresh along with plenty of lightbulb moments of musical discovery. after becoming a surprise hit from the b-side of kamar’s ‘in every way’, movin’ records presents this remix single to give dancefloors a serious shake-up. kerri produces some heavyweight remixes of this single, along with regular collaborator yahya mcdougald. as with all of kerri’s early productions, this sits proud alongside his latest, more mature output thanks to his naturally instinctive style. the single features vocals from calvin reed sr., kerri chandlers actual grampa!
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.
500 copies limited edition! flash forward is happy to repress one of kerri chandler s most beautiful records.first come first served ! -black vinyl label boss alan russell first met kerri when alan was writing for echoes magazine and kerri was signed (by a&r man johnnie walker) to champion records in the uk. alan was interviewing dee dee brave at a hotel in west london as part of the promotion for her album on champion which was released in 1991. alan was already familiar with kerri s work such as superlover and set if off and with his productions on movin records, so asked about kerri and when told that he was also in london as part of the dee dee s tour, the two met and began talking. kerri was slightly surprised that alan knew all of his early releases and the two bonded. they met again in new york when alan was attending the nms (precursor to the wmc in miami) and stayed in touch. years later when alan had started black vinyl the two met again and alan asked if kerri would do something for his label. kerri soon delivered a dat containing these three tracks. the track my old friend was originally titled for my old friend alan , which alan shortened so it would look better on the label! the rest, as they say, is history.-
hannah holland s batty bass imprint returns with the vinyl release of mama s sublime, atmospheric unmask me, sits somewhere between dub and house. the 16 min original twists and intertwines with rippling bass and powerful vocals. a concoction mama s uk upbringing and dark berlin sensibilities have shaped. legendary house pioneer, ashley beedle offers a glistening, summer, deep house beauty. stunning rhodes sit on top of shuffling percussion alongside mama s message.
originally released back in 1995 the fingerprintz ep is truly a deep house masterclass. forget all these records coming out today claiming the deep house title, this is what it s all about right here - on one slab of wax. kc is a legend and at this stage in the game he doesn t need an intro, every single track featured here is an absolute winner, all drenched in that classic kerri swing and style. timeless productions. it s hard to pick a favourite as they are all amazing, every possible mood is covered making this whole 4 track ep your new always in the bag staple. from the driving upbeat funk of where is love to the totally stripped back tribal diva sampling i remember kc has you covered. it may sound cliched, but they simply do not make them like this anymore! essential, essential business here from one of the true masters of the game. 100% classic. this is one of a series of official madhouse / kerri chandler reissues for 2017. every title has been remastered by kerri chandler himself, from all original sources and each reissue has been legitimately released in full conjunction with kerri and madhouse records. and, as if that wasn t enough, all the reissues will be coming in the classic madhouse records house bag. snoozing not advised!