Southport Weekender - Volume 6

Celebrating 20 years of amazing events, Europe's best loved indoor festival Southport Weekender unveils the 6th compilation in the series

Ben Sebborn

Date published: 19th Oct 2007

mixed by Kerri 'Chaos' Chandler
Endulge Records

Celebrating 20 years of amazing events, now preparing for event 41 this coming November, Europe's best loved indoor festival Southport Weekender unveils the 6th compilation in the series, this time welcoming one of Southport Weekender's favourite sons and original pioneer of soulful sounds, Kerri "Kaoz" Chandler. Kerri's appearances at the event have been numerous and to merely call them DJ sets would be belittling, as Kerri's Southport Sets are legendary and a huge favourite amongst Southport goers. Combining the Soul and spirituality of Deep House with the creativity of millennium technology, his epic sets are live journeys into recorded sound where he does not so much play records as twist them inside out, adding at different times keyboards, vocalists, percussionist, guitars, violins, horns and his own excellent voice. Vinyl, CD's, a lap top, his own handmade mini-mixer are some of the tools that help Kerri turn the dancefloor into a frenzy. But the main components are his own taste, imagination and ability which shine on this wonderful double CD.
Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler one of deep house music's originators, has been injecting soul into music since the early nineties.  He is a house legend, icon, inspiration, key figure, and a true House Music Purveyor.  An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri's influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father being a respected deejay, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound (known also as "Garage" music).   Since the signing of his first single "SuperLover/Get It Off" by Atlantic in 1991, Kerri began producing a prolific body of work that has helped coin him one of the most respected house producers in the world. His ability to blend tradition and innovation produces avant-garde music with soulful roots reaching back into the history of Afro-American music.  Kerri is fascinated by technology and its application to creativity. He has built his own studio and spends hours creating new EFX units and sound machines. Kerri has been wowing audiences around the globe while inspiring debate and envy in top industry circles about his new toys. Never straying from his roots, Kerri has proved he's remained loyal to the underground movement by producing contemporary classics like "Bar-a-Thym".  

Southport Weekender, is a huge event Attracting 5000 + happy party folk to the indoor Pontins holiday complex in Southport, its dubbed as the Uk's friendliest party. Founded by hedonist, Alex Lowes along side cohort Dave Gardner, since it's beginnings in 1987 at a caravan park in Berwick?Upon-Tweed as a soul music weekender, Southport, now 20 years old, stands as the most musically diverse music weekender in the UK party calendar.  Regularly attracting an intimate friendly crowd of dedicated dancers and discerning music lovers, Southport features four purpose built arenas featuring state of the art lavish production and quality sound, each covering all genres of the most exciting soulful music from around the globe with DJ's, Live acts and PA's. Since it's inception, the event has welcomed world class guests to it's arenas including: Blaze, Bob Sinclar, Brian Tappert, Bugz in the Attic,  Carl Cox, Danny Rampling, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Deep Dish, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Spinna, Erick Morillo,  Francois K, Frankie Knuckles, Goldie,  Jay-J, Joe Claussell, Joey Negro, Jon Cutler, Karizma, LTJ Bukem, Martin Solveig, Masters At Work,  Miguel Migs, Mr Scruff, Osunlade, Ame,  Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Roni Size, Sandy Rivera, Simon Dunmore, Tim Westwood, Timmy Regisford, Todd Terry and Tony Humphries, A Tribe Called Quest, Angie Stone, Adeva, Alexander O'Neil Bah Samba, Barbara Tucker, Ben Westbeech, Byron Stingily, Craig David, Dajae, Damage, Drizabone, Gangstarr, Gwen McCrae, India, Innercity, JTQ, Jazzmataz featuring Guru, Jocelyn Brown, Jody Watley, Joyce Simms, Julie McNight, Kathy Brown, Kele Le Roc, Kim English, Lemar, Linda Clifford, Loleatta Holloway, Loose Ends, Marc Ronson, Marlena Shaw,  M-People, Omar, Peven Everett, Phyllis Hyman, Reel People, Robert Owens, Ron Carroll, Shaun Escoffery, Sounds of Blackness, Ten City, Terry Callier, and Ultra Nate, to name only a few! Having sold out 4 months in advance for the amazing big 40 event back in May 2007, featuring the cr
eme de la creme of artists including Angie Stone, Brand New Heavies, Roy Ayers, Incognito and more, Southport Weekender 41 which takes place on 2/3/4 November looks set to be an equally incredible event. Having already sold out in July, it's a testament to it's onoing success and popularity.


Disc 1:
1: So Good Today (Yoruba Soul Mix) - Ben Westbeech
2: Something For The Floor - DJ Rocco
3: South Slope - Jon Cutler
4: It's So Easy - Motherfunkaz
5: Keeping On Shining - Raw Artistic Soul ft. John Gibbons
6: Rainy Day - Adam Scott
7: You Turn Me Around (Karu Mix) - Nature Love
8: Just Believe - Hardrive
9: P 2 Da J - Dennis Ferrer
10: Love Connection (Main Mix) - Fanatix ft. Alex Mills
11: We Had A Thing - Abstract Truth
12: Traveling - Quentin Harris pts. Cordell McClary
13: He Reigns - Yass
14: Son Of Dragon - Liquid People
15: The Back Door - Ferrer And Sydenham
16: Dub Afrika - Overproof Sound System

Disc 2:
1: Life Starts Today - Byron Moore
2: Phunk Carnival - Mike Delgado
3: My Joy - Nu Life ft Kenny Bobien
4: The Light (DJ Spinna Mix) - Fertile Ground
5: I Go Deep (Vocal) - Yass
6: south Africa Deep (Tribe 1 ep) - Tommy Bones
7: Stuck - Peven Everett
8: Smile - Jasper St. Company
9: Living - Jon Cutler ft. Pete Simpson
10: Listen For It - Marcus Enochson
11: You Belong To Me - Big Moses ft. Kenny Bobien
12: Je T'Aime - Kerri Chandler
13: Superficial - Bougie Soliterre
14: Mary Mary (M+S Mix) - Grand High Priest
15: Greater Love - Spen and Robert Owens
16: I Wouldn't Lie To You - D-Pac and Terrance FM
17: Don't You Ever Give Up - Innervision



Southport Weekender Volume 6 will be released October 8th on Endulge Records