Madhouse:Summer (12" Vinyl) [KCTDL1166]
As part of Madhouse Records milestone twenty five years in the business the label will be offering up a selection of projects over the next year, ranging from vinyl reissues, events, new releases on Madhouse and it’s MadTech sub-label, Merchandise and more.
Here we see the imprint revisit some of it’s biggest hitters since its inception, delivering a selection of recent output from the like of TWilliams and James Jacob, Opolopo and Roog and Dennis Quinn while revisiting one of label-founder Kerri Chandler’s most loved records on the label.
Up first is Roog & Dennis Quinn feat. Berget Lewis’ ‘Igohart’ which saw support from the likes of Sante & Sidney Charles, Shadow Child and Maya Jane Coles with it’s raw swing, gritty stab sequences and soaring vocals. The ‘Dub Mix’ of Opolopo’s ‘Lowlife’ follows and add a playful bounce to things via wandering organ hooks, spiralling vocals and an infectious musicality with its warm string and bright piano chords.
T.Williams and James Jacob then head back to more direct dance floor vibes with the piano-laden ‘Together’ fuelled by weighty 909’s, string samples and smooth chords before ‘Kerri’s Kaoz 6:23 Mix’ of Lafayette’s ‘Better Late Than Never’ gets a 2017 remaster, bringing even more shine to the soul infused New Jersey house classic.
- A1. Roog & Dennis Quin ft Berget Lewis - Igohart
- A2. T WIlliams & James Jacob - Together (Original Mix)
- B1. Opolopo ft Elle Gee - Lowlife (Dub Mix)
- B2. Lafayette - Better Late Than Never (Kerri's Kaoz 6:23 MIx)