After being treated to monumental sets from guests Kenny Larkin and Jon Rust at our sell out Basing House debut, we return to close the Summer in true style. Representing the sounds of NYC is a pillar of the house and techno community, Ibadan label boss Jerome Sydenham. And setting the tone will be one of the brightest and original lights in UK house music right now, co founder of the increasingly influential homegrown stable Hypercolour, Alex Jones.
Schooled by the streets and clubs of New York, Jerome’s illustrious music career took off in the late 80’s working in A&R at Atlantic Records with the likes of En Vogue and Das EFX, all the while his interest in the underground house scene was burgeoning. In 1995 Jerome formed the label Ibadan and his DJ career went international collaborating and touring with then emerging producers and now legends Joe Claussell and Kerri Chandler.
By the millennium he was pioneering a fresh tech house sound with co producer Dennis Ferrer bringing depth and warmth to undeniable club smashes such as Sandcastles and Swimming Places, both released on Defected, and Timbuktu on his own Ibadan imprint. With the ability to take it from the harder edge of techno and rolling tech house to blissed out deepness and big anthemic moments in the classic vein, we can’t wait to witness this hugely versed and respected tactician.
Since cutting his teeth at the Big Beat Boutique, creating the infamous Retox after party, and now label boss of Hypercolour alongside Jamie Russell, Alex Jones has established himself as versatile DJ and producer delivering sharp, modern house and techno with a distinctly trippy edge. Whilst his early residencies at the Boutique and Retox saw him play alongside heavyweights such as Radioslave, Luciano, M.A.N.D.Y and Jamie Jones, it was the creation of his label Hypercolour that really thrust Alex into the limelight. With a real eye for the diverse and the sublime, dropping releases from the likes of Glimpse, Maya Jane Coles, Kris Wadsworth and Tom Demac, it has become one of most talked about and refreshing outfits to have emerged from London’s fervent scene.