A groove and soul enthusiast, deep house original and 4x4 ambassador Kerri Chandler has become one of the most recognised faces in electronic music over the past thirty years.
His now legendary bass-lines go from heavy and heady to playful and quirky while remaining deliriously intoxicating. His fusions, clamped to the beat of his unique thundering kick drum, redefine house music at every turn. His hooks are loving details, paying attention to horn hits, washes of synthesizers, and catchy choruses creating songs with brutal drive. These are our top 5 Kerri Chandler tracks:
Atmosphere (Kerri’s Foundation Dub)
This 1998 deep classic came out through Ibadan Records. The EP Atmosphere (The Lost Dubs) features two banging dub edits, the second coming from Jerome Sydenham, but we of course went for Keri’s dub.
Rain – Kerri Chandler
Rain originally featured on Kerri’s 1998 ‘The Mood EP’. The four-track release also included anthems such as Just Livin’, ‘Dream Scape’ and ‘Union City Nights’.
Downtown (Dark Mix) – Kerri Chandler
Downtown (Dark Mix) is one of Kerri’s more recent productions, coming out through Downtown 161 in April 2006. 300 copies were repressed just this year!
Bar A Thym – Kerri Chandler
‘Bar A Thym’ was released through Nite Grooves in May 2005. The EP features remixes from Tom Middleton and Cosmos Beats.
Mommy What’s a Record? – Kerri Chandler
Another recent one, out again through Downtown 161, “Mommy What’s a Record?” is one of Kerri’s most established and well known tracks. ‘House Is House’ was also featured as the A side on this record.
You can catch Kerri playing on The Knee Deep in Leeds stage at this year’s Mint Festival in Leeds, taking place Saturday 24 th September.