Jerome Sydenham

Nothing short of a modern music visionary who cut his teeth as an A&R rep for Atlantic Records during the peak of the 90s New York house era. Now residing in Berlin, he’s still at the cutting edge of dance music pioneering it through its various mutations over the years.

Jerome’s illustrious music career took off in the early nineties as part of an A&R team that launched the careers of legendary vocal house group Ten City, as well as pioneering house producers like Kerri Chandler, Pal Joey and Murk. His own imprint – Ibadan Records – started its journey in 1996 with a string of house music classics, including the hit rework of Nina Simone’s ‘See Line Woman”’ produced in collaboration with long-term friend Kerri Chandler. His album Saturday – co-produced with Kerri – clearly displayed his production range and musical ability as deftly displayed on tracks like ‘Rising The Sun’. A timeless recording capable of working even the most finicky of dancefloors into a frenzy.

Sydenham’s touring schedule hasn’t let up and includes regular appearances at Berlin’s famed Berghain and Panorama Bar, which regularly hosts Ibadan Records showcases. Despite his busy schedule he has still found time to produce his own album ‘Animal Social Club’, released on Ibadan Records end of 2012. Further releases and remixes including a rework for Ben Sims on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, an EP on Desolat and the second Nagano Kitchen album coming out 2013. Some names, a few face and the places have changed, but Jerome Sydenham is still doing what he does best: Quality music.

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