Mid March will see Kerri Chandler return to his beloved Madhouse Records via a collaborative single with Troy Denari, backed with DJ Spen & Soulfuledge and Steve Mill remixes.
New Jersey’s Kerri Chandler has been heading up the Madhouse imprint since 1992 and over the past two decades has released a string of material from himself, Dennier Ferrer, Tony Lionni, Voyeur and many more. Here though we see Chandler’s groundbreaking ‘Track One’ instrumental get a new lease of life with a production rework and Troy Denari’s vocal stylings.
The original mix kicks things off and sees Chandler’s infectious New Jersey swing and bumpy square wave bass hook run alongside bright synth sequences, horn licks and Denari’s expressive vocal contributions.
The equally reputed DJ Spen steps up next alongside Soulfuledge on remix duties, delivering a typically soul infused interpretation employing soft piano chords, smooth string lines, hooky organ licks and shuffled rhythms alongside soaring loops of the original vocal. The pair turn in a ‘Dub 4 Real’ take on things to follow, bringing the sleek melodies and swinging percussion into the limelight.
Lastly Steve Mill closes the package with his remix, bringing a more contemporary edge to things with a robust rhythmic drive while subtly blending echoing snippets from the original into the mix.
Kerri Chandler & Troy Denari’s ‘The Way It Goes (Track 1)’ is out on Madhouse Records 18th March