Kerri Chandler Announces DJ-Kicks Album and tour


Kerri Chandler has announced he’s taking the reins of the ever-essential DJ-Kicks mix series, with a digital, CD and vinyl release set for 20 October. The album will be accompanied by a substantial tour across the UK, Europe, and America (see below for full dates).

Peace, love, and admiration is well-known as Kerri’s sign-off on messages to his fans, and this album is born of that spirit. His instantly classic and timeless DJ-Kicks mix, takes him out of the club and through a world of influences and inspirations. “It’s like me taking you for a walk in New York,” he says. “Like a music tour guide, we go through Brooklyn, Soho, midtown, the Bronx and Uptown, and parts of New Jersey.”

The resulting selection is an unhurried and very personal mixtape with blends, fades and cuts all allowing the music to do the talking. At various points throughout, Kerri speaks into the mic, adding to the feeling that you’re sat in his living room as he pulls out all his favourite cuts. He also lays down some of his magical keys at various points, lending yet more personality to the mix.

There’s everything from jazz to soul, downtempo house to hip hop, reggae to funk, and together they expose the very heart of Kerri’s musical world. It’s one that is warm and intimate, and filled with the same feelings and musicality that have kept him at house music’s vanguard for the past three decades.

DJ-Kicks tour:
Sat 7th Oct: District8, Dublin
Sun 8th Oct: Phonox, London
Mon 9th Oct: DC10, Ibiza*
Wed 11th Oct: R33, Barcelona
Fri 13th Oct –Blitz, Munich
Tues 17th Oct – Brilliant Corners, London
Wed 18th Oct: Claire, Amsterdam
Fri 20th Oct: Rex, Paris
Sat 21st Oct: De Kromhout Hal, Amsterdam*
Fri 3rd Nov: Halcyon, San Francisco
Sat 4th Nov: Exchange, LA
Fri 10th Nov: Bijou, Boston
Sat 11th Nov: It’ll Do, Dallas

Without New Jersey native Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler, house – specifically deep house – would sound very different. Ever since his teens he’s been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and ‘deepness’. From majors like Atlantic, King Street Sounds and Nervous via his own Madhouse label, his releases are never short of genre-defining classics that have spawned a thousand copycats. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Stevie Wonder of house’, Kerri’s DJ sets are a prize draw for the world’s best clubs and festivals, and you’ll often find him playing live keys over his selections. He’s meticulous about sound, too, which means that no-ones kicks hit quite like Kerri’s.

01 Intro
02 LeRoy Hutson – Cool Out
03 New York Streets
04 Rasa – When Will The Day Come
05 The Foreign Exchange – Body
06 Fantasy Three – It’s Your Rock (Instrumental)
07 T La Rock – It’s Yours
08 André Ceccarelli – Stock No.1
09 Soulful Session – All I Need feat. Tisha Monique (Demo Boogie Version)
10 Beckie Bell – Music Madness (Extended Charles Maurice Version)
11 Uptown Funk Empire – You’ve Got to Have Freedom
12 Segway City 2
13 James Mason – Sweet Power Of Your Embrace
14 Segway City 3
15 Fruit – If You Feel It, Say Yeah
16 Kerri Chandler – Stop Wasting My Time (DJ-Kicks)
17 Sylvia Striplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away
18 Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The World Go Round
19 Cymande – Getting It Back
20 Kiki Willows – 3 AM
21 Roy Ayers – Liquid Love

A1 André Ceccarelli – Stock No.1
A2 Kerri Chandler – Stop Wasting My Time (DJ-Kicks)
A3 Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The World Go Round

B1 Rasa – When Will The Day Come
B2 Lesette Wilson – Look Into Tomorrow
B3 Cymande – Getting It Back

C1 Sylvia Striplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away
C2 Uptown Funk Empire – You’ve Got to Have Freedom
C3 James Mason – Sweet Power Of Your Embrace

D1 Roy Ayers – Liquid Love
D2 Ethel Beatty – It’s Your Love
D3 Fantasy Three – It’s Your Rock (Instrumental)

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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.