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Madhouse Records, legendary house label founded by Kerri Chandler and Mel Medalie, is shutting down

Both founders have “exciting new projects in the pipeline”

Kerri Chandler DJing

Kerri Chandler has announced that Madhouse Records, the label that he co-founded with Mel Medalie, is to cease trading.

Chandler, recipient of DJ Mag's Lifetime Achievement Award in the 100 DJs poll 2020, shared the news via his Instagram yesterday (4th July).

In a statement it was said that the decision was made because “it just seemed like the right time to bring the label to a close”.

Madhouse Records was established by the New York house DJ and the Dublin-born music industry entrepreneur in 1992. It launched with Chandler's classic Madhouse compilation, ‘A Basement, A Red Light, And A Feelin'’, which spawned singles including Dreamer G's ‘I Got That Feeling’.

All of Chandler's own Madhouse releases will move over to his Kaoz Theory label, while the remaining records will become part of its parent label, Champion Records.

Raj Porter of Champion Records said: “We're of course sad to see Madhouse Records come to an end after an incredible 31 years, however all good things come to an end. Both Kerri and Champion have exciting new projects in the pipeline, and it just seemed like the right time to bring the label to a close.”

In February 2022, Chandler performed a special reel-to-reel tape and hologram live set at The Roundhouse, Camden, with two hours of his set available to watch exclusively via DJ Mag.

Revisit last year's feature about how Chandler produced a house music ode to the world's iconic dancefloors on his latest album, ‘Spaces And Places’.