Artist >> jerome sydenham
Jerome Sydenham’s illustrious music career took off in the late eighties when he joined the prestigious A&R division at Atlantic Records. While Sydenham was working with mega stars, ranging from En Vogue to Das Efx, his interest in the underground house scene was also burgeoning. He landed his first DJ residency at the legendary New York hot spot Nell’s in 1987. In 1995 Sydenham formed the label Ibadan Records and his DJ career went international, producing records and touring with legends Joe Claussell and Kerri Chandler. By the time Sydenham and his imprint Ibadan hit the millennium he was pioneering a fresh Tech-House sound with his co-producer Dennis Ferrer, hence the launch of the Ibadan Ten Inch Beats series. The series led to a string of current club hits including hot releases such as “Timbuktu” (Ibadan), Stockholm Go Bang!” (Ibadan), and of course the crossover smash “Sandcastles” (Defected/Ibadan). In 2006 Sydenham followed up with two monumental remixes “He Is” (Copyright/Defected) and Julian Jabre’s “Swimming Places” (Defected). In addition to Sydenham’s production repertoire he is also known for his seemingly effortless ability to blend between genres of electronic music (tech-house, techno, electronica, classic house etc.) making him by far one of the more interesting DJs on the international circuit today. Sydenham’s desire to push the creative envelope has not stopped here. In spring 2007 Sydenham, with the release of his techno hit “Asama”, launched his 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. From this period Sydenham also put his touch on several remixes such as “In the Trees” Faze Action (Juno Records), “Rainbow Delta” Len Faki (OstGut), “Cubitos de Hielo” Ken Ishii (70 Drumsl), “Vice” Solaris Heights (Renaissance Records), and “Helen Cornell” by Marc Romboy (Systematic).