Various Artists - 25 Years Of Madhouse: Mixed & Compiled By Kerri Chandler
Madhouse has announced the release of ’25 Years Of Madhouse (mixed & compiled by Kerri Chandler)’. The anniversary album will be released on 7 September as an individual track digital and CD album, continuous DJ mix from Kerri, and a special 8 track vinyl sampler.
Label co-founder Kerri has lovingly compiled and mixed ’25 Years Of Madhouse’, fresh from his 2017 landmark DJ-Kicks compilation, sending a track into space with Sonar25, and launching his Underground Kaoz concept with Jeremy Underground. Amongst a wealth of remixed classics from Kerri himself (including Adesse Versions), label heroes Demuja and Kevin Over feature heavily, alongside cuts and remixes from Jerome Sydenham, Dennis Ferrer, Roy Ayers (‘Good Vibrations’), DJ Deep, Will Saul, Josh Butler, Jimpster, and many more.
Launched in 1992, Madhouse Records was a joint venture between Chandler and Mel Medalie’s Champion Records. Rooted in Deep and Soulful House, Madhouse became predominantly an outlet for Kerri’s music, alongside productions from his peers, and tracks he discovered while DJing around the globe. The first release was a 6-track showcase sampler entitled 'A Basement, A Red Light & A Feelin’. Singles and EP’s followed from Matrix, Kamar, Lafayette, Dreamer G and Stratosphere (one of Kerri’s many aliases included on this album), along with Christopher McCray, where Kerri mostly produced, co-produced or remixed himself.
25 years on, the imprint has retained its original ethos and continues to push quality, underground House music. Forthcoming releases will see Seven Davis Jr, and Marquis Hawkes both make their Madhouse debuts; and over the past 12 months, the label has welcomed names such as Detroit Swindle, Peggy Gou, Jimpster, Josh Butler, DJ Deep, DJ Steaw, Kevin Over, Black Loops, Adesse Versions, Will Saul, Dennis Quin, Demuja and many more great names to their roster.
Mixed by one of the most respected DJs on the planet, ’25 Years Of Madhouse’ is a reminder of Madhouse’s considerable contribution to House music’s canon, and of a legacy that continues to shape electronic music in 2018 and beyond.