Featuring tracks and remixes from Kerri Chandler, Roy Ayers, T La Rock, LeRoy Hutson, Innerzone Orchestra, Fantasy Three, and many more...
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.
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
RELEASE DATE: 20th October (Pre-Order right here!)