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Kerri Chandler teases his first album in 14 years with another deluxe sampler highlighting the New Jersey club innovator's estimable hard-swung upfront house style. Deep, tweaked biz with just enough diva vox for peak time!
It's hard to believe that Kerri Chandler's last album was 2008's "Computer Games", but "Spaces and Places" is just around the corner, and from the sounds of Kaoz Theory's series of album samplers it's gonna be worth the wait. Chandler's well-worn deep house template is unchanged, but his concept here is intriguing: he's celebrating club culture wholeheartedly by writing and performing a track from the album in 22 of the world's best spaces.
This time around Chandler starts off at London's Ministry of Sound with the fittingly piano led swinger 'Hurry Up', moving swiftly to Amsterdam's De Marktkantine for the vocal-led belter 'Joyful Life' that features Mona Lee. Barcelona's Razzmatazz gets it time in the spotlight on the choppy almost speed garage-y 'I See', and Paris's Rex is centered on the DJ Deep remix of 'Dirty', while Berlin's own Watergate gets a predictably dubbed-out dedication with 'Sunrise'.