Jerome Sydenham – the creative head behind labels like Ibadan Records, Apotek, musician with great tunes like “Timbuktu”, “Sandcastles”, “White Light” etc. – delivered our January 2016 mix.
His DJ sets are nothing short of phenomenal – veering from deep, intricate, chugging techno, to jackin’ tech house, into huge anthemic house moments in the classic vein. Always pursuing his love for techno – both industrial-edged thumpers and deep, soulful Detroit moments, with some melodic beauties along the way.
Jerome Sydenham’s illustrious music career took off in the late eighties when he joined the prestigious A&R division at Atlantic Records where he worked with the likes En Vogue, Das Efx, and breaking the vocal house group Ten City. Soon after he met emerging producer Kerri Chandler – one of his closest friends and a former collaborator, his name as a producer and DJ gradually built over the ’90s, with his superb label Ibadan Records launched in 1995.
Sydenham’s desire to push the creative envelope took him into the world of Techno with the hit “Asama”, with which he launched the German based label Apotek Records. The year 2007 also saw the initiation of a new label collaboration, Avocado Records, established in Denmark with heavy weight producer Rune RK with the monster track “Elephant”.
In 2009 remixes by Sydenham included: “Angel” by Carl Craig (Planet-e), “Forming Dies” by Adam Beyer & Joel Mull (Drumcode), “Way of the Lonely Ones Pt2” by Nihad Tule (Spectrum), and “Materia” by Nic Fanciulli (Global Underground). 2010 has seen Sydenham releases on Drumcode, CLR and soon to come Planet-E.
01. Radio Slave – Absolute Absolute (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
02. Jack Murphy – Points Zero
03. Macromism – Drone ( Jerome Sydenham Remix)
04. Echoplex – Pitch Break (Jerome Sydeham Special Edit)
05. Truncate – B2 Untitled
06. Raiz – Keep Secrets (Jerome Sydenham & Function Remix)
07. Jerome Sydenham – Dialectic
08. Truncate – Pad Mode (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
09. Jerome Sydenham & Aschka – Disco Juice
10. Orion – Forerunner (Jerome Sydenham & Janne Tavi Remix)
11. Marcel Fengler – Twisted Bleach (Jerome Sydenham Special Edit)
12. Ferrer & Sydenham Inc – Timbuktu (Pan African Electro Dub)
13. Duel, Dos – Clock (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix January 2016
“EB Slices Feature about Ibadan Records from 2011”