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!
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!
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.-
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!
madhouse number 2 sees kerri dropping his 4 track panic ep on us, released in 1992 the whole record sounds amazing today - as fresh as ever! driving, funky, stripped back and with that trademark kc drum programming get on up kicks things off with an intoxicating mix of all the above and some loopy, dubbed out sax.. this one is pure heads down late night business! insomnia again utilises some choice samples the eagle eared among you will no doubt spot, paired with epic piano stabs and a cavernous kick-drum, slamming! flip the record over for something wrong , a solid grooving, gospel-esque monster that hits hard, classic! finishing out the ep is the amazing love is over , undoubtedly inspired by the garage and zanzibar with it s nod to some classic cult killer disco jams that form the basis of the track, looping, raw and moving hard, one for the heads! rarely do you get such a well rounded ep of different versatile flavours, exactly the reason why kerri is rightfully a legend in dance music. essential stuff indeed. this is the one of the first 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!
tech house rework of seminal classic kerri chandler record six pianos with new mixes from loco dice, stephane ghenacia as well as the original remastered mix from 2005. originally inspired by steve reich composition six pianos
nervous records celebrates 25 year anniversary with limited collectors edition double pack vinyl release.
some of the most renowned producers in the history of house are represented in this double pack, including kenny dope, louie vega, todd terry, kerri chandler, mood ii swing, wayne gardiner and joe t. vannelli.
yet another stellar selection of cuts from the king street / kerri chandler vaults! as always we ve dug deep to select the best music from a true underground house hero. featured on this ep you ll find - -it s you- a slamming classic from 2003 s -trionisphere- double lp, a straight up swinging club track for the heads in true kc fashion! also featured is the soulful, seductive, deep groove of -my paradise (paradise 623 mix)- lifted off kerri s -trionisphere iv- ep from 2002. on the flip we re treated to 2 more heavyweight selections, -hallelujah (kaoz 6:23 gospel mix)- kicks off the b-side with it s stripped back garage-gospel rawness, a surefire tip from 1996 for any dancefloor! finishing things off is -so let the wind come (original mix)-, a dubby, techno-ish monster featuring the man s legendary chord stabs and heavy drums, classic chandler! another fine selection of music from one of house musics most beloved sons - essential for heads and newbies alike!
over the last 12 months, new mexico-based label plastik people has put out a number of superb eps featuring little known, and hard-to-find house jams. the latest edition in their collections series continues on a similar theme, and opens with the undulating boogie bass, drifting chords and wild organ solos of kerri chandlers 1999 cut * we can* (initially released on black vinyl, fact fans). on the flip you ll find the classic u.s garage/soulful house of andre wade & company s brilliant * bend over* - all woozy chords, chunky beats and rich organ lines - and the new jersey style garage bump of madagascar s overlooked *i never thought (homegrown dub)*.
played by maurice, monsieur cedric (serie limitee), mike w - kolour ltd, lady blacktronika, manooz, steve froggatt (pocket money), anaxander
lidl girl feat. arno joey is the sensational third single to be taken from popof’s huge hitting album love somebody’ released on hot creations last year. this mammoth package comes with remixes from industry heavyweights kerri chandler, magda, carl cox and shaun reeves & tuccillo.
the third instalment of king street sounds kerri chandler focussed house legends series sees us digging into late 90s territory with the ep kicking off with harder gets higher, a stomping garage groove with dope flourishes of live percussion, typically heavy on those swinging drums and the deepest bassline, all of the trademarks we ve come to expect from the man himself
repress 2016 - while everybody is still vibing on >out in the boonies< from the lastest downtown release, kerri chandler follows up with another breathtaking 3 tracker of pure deepness with sheer musicallity, an oldschool twist and the right >boom< for todays floors. pure bliss
sublime deep house of the highest order from new jerseys very own kerri kaoz 6:23 chandler. rain taken from kerri s 1998 the mood ep, was always a deep house classic. these mixes originally made by kerri for nervous in 2000 get a re master and limited repress for 2016.
2016 repress...the second sampler from king street celebrating the work of the mighty kerri chandler. kerris career in dance music stretches way back to the late 80’s and he has remained at the top of his game throughout, thus rightfully earning him the title of - house legend! as with the sampler before, the king street vaults have been raided for only the highest quality cuts from his extensive back catalog. kicking off the ep is his all-time classic, monster, dance-floor wrecking “bar a thym-, a real deep house masterpiece that should need no introduction and the perfect way to start things off. over on the flip we are treated to welcome to king street a deep, immense spoken word love letter to the dancers delivered in true kaos 6:23 fashion! this track has never been issued on vinyl before, only ever appearing on the 2012 king street compilation of the same name. finishing things off is be there-, another solid banger lifted from the kaoz on king street chapter ii 12inch from 1997. all in all, a killer selection of tracks from a true master! this (and the preceding) ep are the perfect points for those who missed these killer tracks first time around, or are a great place to start for those who are new to the legendary mr.chandlers sounds. all tracks included have been re-mastered and re-pressed in full conjunction with king street sounds, new york city
LADY (WAFF, KERRI CHANDLER & FRANCISCO ALLENDES REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK25.01.16
citizenn threads the final narrative to his critically-acclaimed debut album released earlier this year with lady featuring the beautiful vocals of aisha and accomplished remixes from kerri chandler, waff and francisco allendes. pulling the track into new territories are remixers kerri chandler, one of house music s true icons and legends, waff (hot creations / drumcode / cocoon), who is a core part of new uk techno fraternity and esteemed chilean techno producer francisco allendes (desolat / cadenza / andes). a great set of remixes that compliment the original perfectly.
LEADS BITES VOL. 2 (K. CHANDLER, J. SYDENHAM EDITS)
12" Vinyl D16.11.15
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.
released in 1997, this stunning ep from kerri chandler is considered by many to be the best of his raw grooves series and maybe even his best work of the late 1990 s. ladbroke grove and what about us are the classics here while dub music and can t you see tread into darker minimal chandler territory. out of print since 2001, this is another slab of large music essential wax for every serious collector.
the brilliant initial outing from kerri chandler on large music gets a re-issue and sounds just as fresh and influential as it did in 1995. darker and more minimal than kerri s output at the time on labels such as king street and freetown, this four track ep set the tone and sound of large for most of the late 1990s. all four tracks feature the trademark chandler bassline, jazzed-out trippy chords, and chopped up vocals. this is a timeless classic and a must have for any serious house vinyl connoisseur.
iconic deep house label large music returns to the vinyl market with a limited repress of the classic kerri chandler release return 2 acid. first pressed in 2005, this was the 100th release on large and has been out of print for 10 years. the a side features kerri s powerhouse tribute to the glorious days of acid house laced with driving beats and an incessant 808 acid line. on the flip side kerri goes old-school, this time with an electro afrika bambaataa influenced jam entitled planet sonic. also included for this special reissue is the unreleased acapella of return 2 acid solidifying this as a true collectors item
what can be said about kerri chandler that hasn t already been said? the man is one of the greats of contemporary house music, a true legend & one of the most hard working & consistent producers out there today. trionisphere, his (second) lp from 2003 has it all, those gritty drums, the deep garage groove, the church feeling that influences so much of his sound & those bass-lines that he s renowned for are all here, not forgetting the outstanding vocal performances from his long-time collaborator dee dee brave amongst a cast of other guests. the sounds on the lp are wide ranging, from the uplifting latin swing of ye yo ma (mother) to the sparse, pacey, heads down house of it s you we re treated to a glimpse into mr.chandler s sound world across 2x12inchs & we all know that can only be a good thing! trionisphere has always been a fond favourite with house aficionados around the world & hasn t been available for a little while.until now! fully re-mastered, re-pressed & re-released in conjunction with king street sounds, nyc & made available again for 2015 in it s original format with the permission & participation of all rights holders. now s your chance to own a piece of ny/nj house history!
kerri chandler has always taken his music to the next level, hes always been original and pushed the limits throughout his illustrious twenty plus year career, thus giving him the title of a bonafide house legend. digging through the vaults of king street you will see kerris name pop up time and time again and this, the first of two samplers, is designed to celebrate the man and some of his classic contributions to the label.
sublime deep house of the highest order from new jerseys very own kerri kaoz 6:23 chandler.
* the mood ep *is pure quality from start to finish & is one of chandlers lesser spotted releases that is undoubtedly a classic
released on the legendary nervous label in 1998 it still stands head & shoulders above most other releases of the time...
fresh, essential & lovingly re-mastered & reissued for 2014
following the great success of detroit swindles boxed out album we present you the second single take out. their collaboration with mayer hawthorne on 64 ways already gained massive support from djs and radio stations around the globe in the past weeks and were proud to present you this remix pack with none other than kerri chandler, kraak & smaak and detroit swindles remix of detroit swindle.
fantastic re issue of bassmental aka kerri chandlers epic 6:23 again trackin ya down ep on nite grooves. re mastered from dats and re issued in original artwork for 2014 in conjunction with nite grooves / king street sounds.
THE WATERGATE FILES FEAT. JEROME SYDENHAM (LAFLEUR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D15.04.14
following the release of watergate 15 mixed by kerri chandler, watergate records offer up a vinyl sampler, featuring the exclusive new material on the comp from the man himself, and remixes from voyeur, la fleur and lola purple & maine.
legit vinyl re issue of kerri chandlers 1996s seminal trionisphere ep part 1 on nycs king street sounds. this is a discogs holy grail but this newly re mastered version will sound better than anything else! pressed with original 1996 artwork. expect many more king street sounds re issues in the pipeline.
the no.19 music label joins forces with chicago house heroine kate simko for a stunning new single featuring the vocal talents of jem cooke and a sterling remix package from tevo howard and kerri chandler, making this one of the labels biggest releases to date.