Artist : Kerri Chandler Vs Behling & Simpson
Title : Heaven EP
Label : Madhouse
Cat No : KCTDL1143
Date : 28/07/2014
Genre : House
Kerri Chandler offers up a collaborative EP with Bristol based producers Behling & Simpson entitled “Heaven” and it is set to drop via Kerri’s very own Madhouse Records imprint.
Madhouse Records boss Kerri Chandler needs no introduction having been one of the most prominent names in underground house music for over two decades now. Rising talents Behling & Simpson’s collective output has been championed by the likes of Claude von Stroke, Derrick Carter, Ralph Lawson, Modeselektor and many more over the pairs 100+ previous releases between them. This stands as testament to their undeniable ability to craft forward-thinking electronic music.
First up on the release we have “Heaven” featuring Christopher McCray on vocal duties. Behling & Simpson’s prevalent low-slung, dropped tempo rhythms take the lead, alongside hypnotic low-end tones, while Chandler’s warm musicality is displayed via the bright chord progressions and smooth vocal licks, creating an intricate, intelligent slice of house. Perfect for those summer terrace parties and one I very much recommend for the house fans out there.
Next up is “Peace Of My Mind”. The track was originally released on Madhouse in 2011, though returning to the label in 2014 with an intriguing reshape courtesy of the Behling & Simpson. As with the first track there is the slo-mo feel to the track which sets the tone straight away. Some very nicely thought out percussion and basslines. Kerri and Behling and Simpson should spend more time in the studio together, as these two tracks really are gems. Highly recommended release for anyone looking for some intelligent deep house grooves, perfect for those daytime warm up parties.