|Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler|
|Origin||East Orange, New Jersey, United States|
|Labels||Madhouse Records, MadTech Records|
Kerri's influences go back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father was a DJ and provided Kerri with a background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound. Accompanying his father to gigs, Kerri began playing records at the Rally Racquet Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the age of thirteen.
He is the founder of the house music label Madhouse Records (not to be confused with Dave Kelly's reggae label of the same name) whose signings include Roy Ayers and Dennis Ferrer and more recently MadTech Records, whose roster includes No Artificial Colours, Citizen, Kashii, Waze & Odyssey and Waifs & Strays.
In 2016 he founded his third record label Kaoz Theory which has included releases from notable artists Jamie Jones, Satoshi Tomiie, Voyeur, Seb Zito, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and many more.
In 2016, Chandler appeared at Phonox Club in London in September and had dates in Dublin, Paris, Switzerland and Glasgow over the end of the year, late December and 1 January, among other appearances.
For a 72-hours-of-sunlight solstice festival 2017, Chandler has signed along with The Prodigy, Dubfire, Dusky, Above & Beyond's deep house label Anjunadeep, electronic music collective Crew Love, Wolf + Lamb, ATG, Soul Clap, Circoloco and Yotto. "The festival is themed after" the Norse religion and mythology, Asatru, according to a 2016 announcement.
Noting the ranking of its local club, Digital, #31 in the 2016 DJ Mag world's top 40, Newcastle, England's local paper noted acts Patrick Topping and "techno and house giants such as Ben Klock, Kerri Chandler, Skream and Hannah Wants".