MadTech Records is the record label that was spawned out of the legendary imprint dance music icon Kerri Chandler launched back in 1992. The label was launched to provide a platform for more great music the first label was reckoned with, only of a different sound that has risen to prominence over the years. As a stage for younger minds to present their talent, mentored by Kerri himself, MadTech is promising to bring the best in new music for years to come, already having released a plethora of extended players from the likes of Citizen, Kashii, Voyeur and Lakosa amongst many others. The label will be coming to London on October the 18th for a showcase at one of the capitals most cutting edge nightclubs, Lightbox.
Coming to Lightbox London with the MadTech label will be 4 guests, all of which have already released music on the hosting imprint, with DJs championing these releases on dance floors worldwide. The first comes in the form of Waifs & Strays, the Brit duo who exploded onto the scene with their track ‘Yeah Yeah’, released a few years ago on Hot Creations that was named one of Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Tunes of 2011’. This year Waifs & Strays have been churning out more musical goodness that includes their MadTech release, a jacking house throwback titled ‘Don’t You Stop’.
Next on the bill is the talented youngster Celsius, who will be heating up the temperature of Lightbox with his blend of garage-infused house, grooving techno and two-step rhythm. Being a new face in the dance music scene has not held back Celsius at all, releasing on labels like Moda Black and MadTech, gaining fans of the ilk of Huxley, Skream and Claude VonStroke.
The third guest is the Brighton-based Let The Machines Do The Work (LTMDTW), who have had a prosperous year touring festivals and tours including Global Gathering, The Great Escape, Eton Messy and The Qube Project. Studio work has also paid off as their released on MadTech and Champion Records (the platform for their most well known track ‘Let Me Be The One’). Kashii is the final guest to join the roster, a staple MadTech artist who played at the label’s 2nd birthday alongside Josh Butler and No Artificial Colours. Clever vocal work and creative percussion have given us great tracks like ‘Make This’ and ‘Vis Major’, with more releases in the pipeline.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Lightbox