Kerri Chandler ‎– Atmospheric Beats

Ibadan ‎– irc024
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, Promo

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"Atmospheric Beats" has originally been released in 1993 as "Track 1" on the "Atmosphere E.P." on Shelter Records (3).

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IRC 024 Kerri Chandler Atmospheric Beats(3xFile, WAV) Ibadan IRC 024 US Unknown
irc024 Kerri Chandler Atmospheric Beats(3xFile, MP3, 320) Ibadan irc024 US 2006


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September 3, 2018
It's time to repress it and maybe to add some good new remixes too!


September 25, 2013
Got this yesterday for $12. SHOUT OUT A1 RECORDS


June 19, 2012
I still can't believe I left this beyond in the crate while crate digging in Tokyo two years back. Last year it wasn't there, but I'm going back this summer and hope to see another copy this time!


January 3, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Is it possible to better a reputed untouchable classic? Especially when you produced it in the first place a few years before, right in the golden era of house music? Well, to that question, Kerri Chandler answers yes.
Taking "Track 1" off the seminal "Atmosphere EP" from 1993, he strips it down to its essential beats and bass core (arguably one of the most perfect in the history of house), keeps only these obsessive, euphoric synthetic horns (and yes! finally makes you reconsider the '93 original's keyboard solo as "unnecessary"), toughens, echoes and spaces up the sound production a bit, extends the whole a little (45 seconds longer than in '93), and the miracle happens : "Atmospheric Beats (Original Extended Version)" is actually better than the original "Track 1", and very close to house music perfection in its ruff, sexual simplicity.
Absolute must-have for all fans of Kerri's ruffer/dubby side, and in my opinion more generally for any self-respecting house music collection.


December 29, 2003

Perfect deep house. (Very) repetitive horns laid over catchy synth chords, building a vibe that is at once accoustic and electronic. I find a lot of Kerri Chandler's stuff a bit esoteric and inaccessible, but this would get any house-head dancefloor pumping. As a record, it also perfectly captures pre-9/11 NYC optimism and an albeit short-lived golden age for clubbing in the city.