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Jerome Sydenham's illustrious music career took off in the late eighties when he joined the prestigious A&R division at Atlantic Records. While as 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. This creative diversity led to recent remix commissions such as "In the Trees" Faze Action (Juno Records), "Rainbow Delta" Len Faki (OstGut), "1985" Argy (Liebe Detail), and "Vice" Solaris Heights (Renaissance Records) to be released spring/summer 2007. Jerome Sydenham's recent projects also include a new label collaboration, Avocado Records, established in Denmark with legendary producer Rune RK. Furthermore, Sydenham has teamed up with Japanese producer Hideo Kobayashi forming their new techno duo "Nagano Kitchen". Their first album recorded in Japan is due out in fall 2007 on Apotek Records/Intergroove.

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