Ibadan Records has been and continues to be a groundbreaking tastemaker deeply rooted in the influences of colorful New York life as is represented in the range of our repertoire.
”There isn’t really an Ibadan sound. Ibadan has a principle to make high quality music which covers all areas of electronic music, acoustic dance music, ultimately jazz funk, jazz and maybe even hip hop and R&B”.
Now over a decade doing business, label founder Jerome Sydenham‘s artistic ambitions for Ibadan Records couldn’t be clearer. From the earliest years of acoustic, afro-tinged house to the Pan-African Electro of the 10″ series to the more recent explorations into Techno and TechHouse, the sound of Ibadan has always pioneered new directions in dance.
Here are some of my favourite tracks from Ibadan Records, support the artists and pick the track up on beatport/juno.
Jerome Sydenham and Dennis Ferrer – The WJ
Jerome Sydenham and Kerri Chandler – 36 degrees (tokyo dub)
Jerome Sydenham and Dennis Ferrer – Sandcastle (Pete Heller re-edit)