Madhouse In 5 Records
Launched in 1992 Madhouse Records Inc was a joint venture between US DJ and producer Kerri Chandler and Mel Medalie’s Champion Records. Madhouse became predominantly an outlet for Kerri’s music, as well as tracks from his producer friends as well as tracks he came across through his extensive DJ experience. The sound of the label was rooted in Deep and Soulful House, some instrumentals but on the whole full vocal tracks.
The first release on the label was a 6-track sampler entitled “A Basement, A Red Light & A Feelin’” which showcased some of the artists and releases to come, and sold in excess of 100,000 copies alone. Singles and EP’s followed from Matrix (one of Kerri’s own aliases), Dreamer G, Christopher McCray, mostly produced, co-produced or remixed by Kerri himself. The catalogue also features collaborations with Jerome Sydenham, Dennis Ferrer (whose recent release “Hey Hey” is one of the biggest club smashes in recent history), and even Jazz legend Roy Ayers on the huge “Good Vibrations”.
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With the latest Madhouse Records release “Move It” from Sebb Junior currently riding high on our & charts. We caught up with Madhouse label manager Steve Mill to find out 5 releases that have helped built & maintain the imprints reputation.
1) A Basement, A Red Light and A Feeling Vol. 1
This was the very first release on Madhouse records back in 1992, produced by Kerri Chandler himself, a selection of tracks that defined the Madhouse sound from the very beginning.
2) A Basement, A Red Light and A Feeling Vol. 2.
After a good 10 years, Kerri came back with the second installment of the series that kicked off Madhouse Records. Compiled and mixed by Kerri himself, the live mix of the compilation was recorded live at Centro Fly in New York in 2002.
3) 10 Years of Madhouse Records.
A collection of the highlights of the 10-year span of Madhouse Records, plus a bonus DJ mixed version by Kerri Chandler himself.
4) Tony Lionni – Just A Little More.
Three years after his debut album, Berlin based but British born producer Tony Lionni re-leases his second album on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records.
5) Steve Mill – You Really Know EP.
Steve’s debut EP on Kerri’s Madhouse Records is a 3 tracker, that sets the label’s new sound after successfully releasing tracks for 20 years.