If you're a fan of house music, or even dance music for that matter, then it's nearly impossible that you haven't heard of Kerri Chandler. The US icon has contributed to the scene for over two decades and his dedication to evolving and innovating the genre is unparalleled. As relevant today as he ever was, Chandler has been steeped in DJing since he was a boy and as he mourns the passing of his first and biggest influence, we have celebrated one of our most timeless pioneers.
Tracks like 'Atmosphere', 'The Mood' and 'You're In My System' have set dancefloors alight since their conception and with Kerri at the helm of both Madhouse and Mad Tech Records, his finger is as on the pulse as it ever was.
In 2015 he launched yet another label called Kaoz Theory and the compilation that backed it featured the likes of Seth Troxler, Chez Demier, Detroit Swindle and Matthias Tanzmann, an indication of the kind of company the king likes to keep.
As an artist that's never compromised or faltered in his vision, Chandler is a name that will live on for the rest of time. Alongside Knuckles, Levan and Hardy, Kerri Chandler is a king and his cover mix is a perfect, extended example of the legacy he will lead. The two hour mix features 35 tracks of absolute gold.
It's a bumping house voyage that features tracks from S-Man, Art Department, Apollonia and The Martinez Brothers. Listen below and it goes without saying that we should all: hail to the king.
1. Jimpster Towards The Seer (André Lodemann remix)
2. The Martinez Brothers & Martin Buttrich Affection Deficit Disorder
3. Peace Division Club Therapy (Dan Ghenacia remix)
4. Pete Dafeet Vanguard Melody (Nail remix)
5. DJ W!ld All I Want Is U
6. Kerri Chandler Turn Off The Lights (Who’s Afraid Of The Dark) (DJ Deep & Romain Poncet remix)
7. Detroit Swindle Sugar Sugar
8. Djuma Soundsystem & Yann Coppier feat King Ayisoba Anyimu (Jerome Sydenham’s Ibadan Deepstrumental)
9. Art Department & AD/D Full Circle
10. Doorly & Cajmere feat Dajae The Way
11. Moises & Juliche Hernandez Chaos (Stephane Ghenacia remix)
12. Apollonia Sona (Jovonn Berlin remix)
13. Voyeur Patron Saint
14. Matthias Tanzmann Sfumato
15. Kerri Chandler Six Pianos (Revision Main Mix)
16. Point G Ether
17. Dyed Soundorom Tapioka
18. Lola Purple Keep It Rollin
19. S-Man Time 2 Stop (9 to 5 mix)
20. Roog & Dennis Quin feat Berget Lewis Igohart
21. Waze & Odyssey Please Don’t Dance (Detroit Swindle’s Basement dub)
22. Zohki, Ortis GTFO (Yousef Circus rework)
23. CocoDaSilva Some Kind Of Happy (System Of Survival remix)
24. Hot Since 82 Knee Deep in Louise
25. Krankbrother Circular Thing (Hot Since 82 remix)
26. Andhim feat Super Flu Mr Bass (La Fleur remix)
27. Davide Squillace What About The Vice
28. Cassy & D’Julz What U See In Me (D’Julz dub)
29. Black Coffee The Beat Of Indlamu
30. Black Coffee feat Zakes Bantwini Juju (Halo & Atjazz Deeply Minded mix)
31. Dee Dee Brave My My Lover (2017 mix)
32. Jimpster Towards The Seer (André Lodemann remix)
33. Disco Channel Eyes In Eyes (Jamie Jones remix)
34. Kerri Chandler & Troy Denari Back To Love (Main Mix BPM 122)
35. Laurence Guy Les Mur