Review: Stone-cold legend Kerri Chandler gets his gospel on here, as he joins forces with preacher Rev F.L Brown to deliver a typically luscious slab of deep house/piano house/trad US garage fusion that's every bit as life-affirming and righteous as you'd expect. Alongside Chandler's orginal vocal and instrumental mixes (the latter featuring more space for his dazzling keyboard solos), you'll find a swathe of peak-time-ready reworks that are worth your attention. Our picks include the Jerome Sydenham style 'Feel Mix' (check the killer tech-tinged bassline), the deeper, looser and warmer 'Kaoz Vocal Mix' and the tracky, locked-in '623 Again Vocal Mix', which sounds tailor-made for after-hours clubs and early morning sets.
Review: CircoLoco Records is a new record label forged in partnership with the iconic video game creators Rockstar Games. After four editions of colour coded releases, we now have the entire collection of 20 tracks compiled here in one package. From the Black edition there's the tunneling techno of Adam Beyer's powerful "Break It Up", from the Violet edition you have Margaret Dygas' majestic broken beat journey "Wishing Well", TINI with the neon-lit disco of "What If, Then What?" featuring Amiture (Green) and Sama Abdulhadi with the steely and hypnotic techno of "Reverie" taken from the Blue series - plus many more.
Review: CircoLoco Records is a new record label forged in partnership with the iconic video game creators Rockstar Games. This is the first edition in the new compilation series called Monday Dreamin' where they will showcase contributions from established names from every era of their legendary Ibiza parties. On the Blue EP, we have got new material from the likes of Kerri Chandler, Sama Abdulhadi, Seth Troxler and Rampa, as well as a Dixon remix of Deichkind's "Autonom".
Review: Berlin-based DJ/producer Hyenah is a Watergate club resident and founder of its monthly RISE events. With his latest Watergate 27 mix, he has carefully selected and curated a vibrant house mix that touches all corners of the genre and refreshingly showcases artists outside the normal European hotspots.This is the second various artists EP taken from the mix with the individual track selections. Featuring Monaberry bosses Super Flu on the slinky and hypnotic tech house of "Effretikon", South African house hero Floyd Lavine delivering some super spiritual life music on his rework of Kerri Chandler's "Think Of Something", Frenchman Manoo (a former guest at RISE) with the evocative mood music of "De's Lullaby" and Casablanca's FNX Omar with the sublime deepness of "Minuit".
Kerri Chandler - "Mix The Vibe/Kaoz On King Street" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:13:23) 125 BPM
Review: Originally released in 97, Kerri Chandler and his King Street sound are back to remind the Ibiza DJ where it all began! With righteous rhodes and archetypal 909 beats par for the course with any Kerri Chandler production, his King Street Sounds label have collected 16 of the New Jersey artist's standout classics. From the undeniable phase action and vocal snippets in "Keep Me Inside", find Chandler's trademark jazzy stabs, cantina pianos and snappy rhythms falling in line with the silky vocals or Carole Sylvan ("Im Ready") to Charles McDougald's a little rougher "It's The Music". Hard drums and distortion furthermore are offset by the sweet and mellow pads in "All Bout Love", with original deep house and bassline flavours going all the way in "Here-N-Now". For something equally jazzy but cooler on the vocal, check out "Sunlight" next to some boss King Street vibes in the ever soulful "Smoke". Long live Kerri C.