King Kerri. We’re so proud to have him as headline at the Dungen stage this summer. Kerri Chandler, the house DJ icon and veteran record producer from New Jersey who grew up in a family of jazz musicians got his first taste of turntable magic from his father Joe’s DJ set-up. At first his father wasn’t too pleased when the young son tried his skills on his equipment, but eventually Joe softened. Kerri’s first DJ assignment was to warm-up for his dad. He was thirteen years old.
Kerri Chandler became a professional in the game way before the electronic dance music became an industry. Few in the business know how to unite a dancefloor the way he does. Always ahead of his peers, always forward-thinking, always humble about his status and his own role in all of this. Or as he told DJ Mag: “The people that are coming up after me, I show them how to do a lot of the stuff I do. I have no problems passing things on. It was passed off to me by Francois Kevorkian and David Mancuso and Larry Levan.”
King Kerri will play at Red Bull Stage Dungen, Way Out West on Thursday August 13.