Originator and icon Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s, making him one of house music’s originators. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri’s influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father, a respected DJ, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York underground sound (known also as garage). Kerri began playing records at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the tender age of 13, and it was only a natural progression for him to become interested in production.
Since the signing his first single, “SuperLover/Get It Off,” with Atlantic in 1991, Kerri has produced a prolific body of work that has helped make him one of the most respected house producers in the world. This has been achieved by remaining true to his style. When listening to tracks such as the Atmosphere EP on Shelter Records and the seminal A Basement, Redlight & A Feeling album on Madhouse, 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 is a master of rhythm and space, piecing together vocals and instruments with uncanny precision delivering beautiful monster jams.