For the love of music...
A youth spent listening to pirate stations, exploring London’s record shops & music scene progressed to throwing parties, running sound-systems & then opening & running 3 award nominated independent record shops up in Leeds (alongside Mat Playford & Tristan DaCunha, residents of Space & Back II Basics), with a team consisting of some the UK’s best underground producers & DJ’s. It was a breeding ground of talent, friendship & musical education as we got to do what we loved: discover & share music with friends, DJ’s, afficionados, hobbyists & collectors from all over the world, day in, day out!
International festivals, playing on stations & at parties including Glastonbury, Southport Weekender & Suncebeat, writing reviews, press & release notes for labels, edits including Elements of Life’s ‘Children of The World’, co-authoring & producing Danny Rampling’s book & DVD, tour managing & helping initiate the 1st ever ‘Kerri Chandler & Friends’ live gig (alongside super talented Magic Number) have also been in the mix, alongside many projects which include helping musicians to teach online & coaching the next generation. Consulting, connecting & supporting good people, nights, labels, events & the scene all go hand in hand and are a natural part of what I love to do. Life’s about sharing & contributing, right?
Music is a passion which I’m blessed has taken me around the world in my support of the scene. It goes without saying that it’s been the centre of so many amazing moments & introduced me to so many of my best friends. I’ve got open ears, but my preferred music to play & share is warm, deep & emotive house music, selected & played with feeling: deep, electronic soul. Thanks for stopping by – enjoy!