Review: Joining forces with producers outside his Visionquest hometown, Ryan Crosson showcases a pair of collaborations that further tap into the sleek and sexy funk of the label he runs. "Angel", penned with the Tale Of Us boys, is an urgent mover with peppy drums and searching dashes of synth clipped into dynamic and ear snagging arrangements. "Head Above Water" reaches for the moody vocal talents of Aquarius Heaven, going for a techy construction that keeps the beat minimal while the melodics come in subtle pulsing tones that create a deeply hypnotic concoction perfect for the blurry end of the night.
Christopher McCray - "Get It Right" (Mad mix - Kerri Chandler Remaster) - (6:43) 124 BPM
Kerri Chandler & Arnold Jarvis - "Music Is My Friend" (Kerri Chandler Remaster) - (5:14) 125 BPM
Review: Launched in 1992, Madhouse Records was a joint venture between NYC legend Kerri Chandler and Mel Medalie of Champion Records. It became predominantly an outlet for Chandler's music, alongside tracks he discovered from peers while DJing around the globe. Today marks a quarter of a century pioneering the true sound of house music and they are proud to finally reveal their celebratory compilation. Mixed by Chandler - one of the most respected DJs on the planet - 25 Years Of Madhouse is a reminder of the imprint's considerable contribution to the house music canon and of a legacy that continues to shape electronic music in 2018 and beyond. Highlights not limited to: the swingin' "Don't Stop" (25th Anniversary Re-Edit) by Sebb Junior, Californian veteran CPEN's deep and sexy "I'm Searching" feat. Bluey Robinson, French rising star DJ Steaw's emotive and hypnotic "Bel Air" and Freerange boss Jimpster's rendition of Chandler's "Powder".