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Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records imprint closes 2013 with a reflective compilation entitled ‘001-010’, as the name would suggest the compilation is a collective package looking back over the labels initial ten singles, with some exclusive content from Chandler himself, as well as a rework from Thefft and VIP remixes from Pedro 123 and Kashii to boot.
Since the launch of MadTech Records back in 2011, the label has blossomed into one of the leading names in contemporary House, Garage and Bass music. Having picked up support from the likes of Huxley, Eats Everything, Teed, Breach and Pete Tong along the way, it’s evidently clear that MadTech means business with its ever on-point A&R approach bringing to light the talents of so many newcomers and undeniable talents alike. Here MadTech Records delivers ‘001-010’, a glance at the back catalogue since its launch with some exclusive material and VIP Edits thrown into the mix as an added bonus.
First up from the exclusive material we have the ‘Thefft Remix’ of Ill Blu’s ‘Omar’, Jack Robertson aka Thefft, a budding young Brit producer turns in a gritty electronic interpretation of the original number. Cleverly restructuring the feel of the initial piece with swirling pad lines, dubby chords and classic rave stabs driving the melodic movement, while a penetrating, distorted tom-driven bass line and warbling subs add a dark and infectious edge to the rework.
Following is an exclusive ‘Dub’ version of label-head Kerri Chandler’s remix of ‘Blame It On The Youth’ by Voyeur, the mix was initially released as a full vocal mix on the labels sixth release, but Kerri turns in a more refined piano-led reshape here exclusively for this compilation and as expected from Chandler it’s a no nonsense house track designed for soul-stirring dance floor moments.
Then on offer are two more exclusive remixes delivered under the ‘VIP’ tag, meaning new versions knocked up for this compilation from the artists. Kashii reworks ‘Rome’ first, a track taken from his EP and the labels second single of the same name, this time Kashii opts for a more upfront, direct feel with to the mix in comparison to the lush, soulful feel of the original, bringing the raw stab sequence to the forefront with a subtle delay, while weighty 4/4 rhythms and intricate background automation cleverly builds a profound hidden depth to the composition. Then last but not least London producer Pedro 123 turns in his new take on his mix of Lakosa & iO’s ‘Home Early’, this time opting for a smoother approach, with fluttering Rhodes, nagging saw-wave bass, earth shattering subs, elongated delayed vocals and bumpy off-kilter drum programming.
‘001-010’ is out December 16th 2013.