Tag: rick wade

Interview: Kerri Chandler

Kerri Chandler has made a lasting contribution to house music. For more than two decades the New Jersey born producer and DJ has been producing deep house sounds on international major labels and revered underground outlets alike. After early teenage years spent interning at various New York studios, learning the ropes and beginning to produce for rap & r&b artists, gleaning all he could from being surrounded by the likes of Kool & The Gang. His first official production back in 1991 was enough for Atlantic to sign up the young producer, and since then he has built up a ... Read more

Mix #091 by Rick Wade

We are very honoured to present to you 2014’s first mix by Rick Wade. The legendary Rick Wade hardly needs any introduction. The man behind Harmonie Park Records has been producing soulful, timeless grooves and tapping into the essence of deepness since the early ’90′s. A stalwart of Detroit’s rich music history for the past two decades, Rick is considered an underground hero – one of those guys we call a “producer’s producer” or a “DJ’s DJ”. Appearing on over thirty different labels worldwide, he pioneered the sound that we now know as deep house. Developing a distinctive style that draws from soul, jazz, ... Read more

A Deep House Essential: Rick Wade

There is a lot of discussion today on what exactly is deep house. Can you call the sound of George Fitzgerald deep house? Some say you can, others say it’s nowhere near deep house. One thing’s for sure though, the style of the master craftsman Rick Wade is 100% deep house. Here’s our small homage to one of house music’s central pillars. Growing up outside the Chicago area in neighboring Michigan, Rick Wade became fascinated with the city’s radio stations at an early age, taking an instant liking to artists such as Al Green and Isaac Hayes along with the disco sounds of ... Read more