Saturday, April 16th • Bar opens 8PM, Club doors 10PM
Kerri Chandler (Official) is a pillar of the international house music community. If you have ever stepped onto a dancefloor, there is a strong probability you've enjoyed one of his uniformly extraordinary productions. Kerri Chandler blends classic house with cutting-edge, genre-defying cuts so effortlessly you'd think everyone would be doing it by now. Slope Traxx boss Ramirez plays an extended set early, while DJ SOUL's Dusk takes over Flash Bar.
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Ramirez ( Slope Traxx | DC )
Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s, making him one of house music’s originators.
Kerri Chandler is a house legend, icon, inspiration, key figure, and a true house music purveyor.
One has to marvel at Kerri’s ability to not compromise his unique sound for commercial gain. His ability to blend tradition and innovation produces avant-garde music with soulful roots reaching back into the history of Afro-American music. Kerri masters rhythm and space piecing together vocals and instruments with uncanny precision delivering beautiful monster jams.
His command and mastery of rhythm allows him to create fleshy excitement, not mechanical repetition. His now legendary bass-lines go from heavy and heady to playful and quirky while remaining deliriously intoxicating. His fusions, clamped to the beat of his unique thundering kick drum, redefine house music at every turn. His hooks are loving details, paying attention to horn hits, washes of synthesizers, and catchy choruses creating songs with brutal drive. A believer in peace and harmony, Kerri blames soulful house’s positive vibes for its failure to make it commercially, as its openness to influences are difficult for many to accept.
Kerri is fascinated by technology and its application to creativity. He has built his own studio and spends hours developing newer and more forward-thinking computer programs to revolutionize the way we think of traditional deejay mixing. Kerri uses his deejay sets to inject a spirit into the dance floor by playing “live” sets during which he remixes tracks whenever he can by incorporating every possible element, including visual and musical. Armed with two laptop computers, thousands of music files, his own handmade mini-mixer and a cutting-edge imagination, Kerri manages to wow audiences around the globe while inspiring debate and envy in top industry circles about his new toys.
Never straying from his roots, Kerri has proved he’s remained loyal to the underground movement by producing contemporary classics like Bar-a-Thym and Back To The Raw. The future is very bright for Kerri who is now signing and releasing productions through his new record label imprints: Max Trax, Grei Matter and Lost Tribes of Ibadan. With such a hot hand, he is the man of the house and undoubtedly will be responsible for many new classics to come.