a year and a half, we are proud to welcome back New York's Jerome
Sydenham to Garage 416. Every time Jerome visits Garage
416 he dazzles the crowd with his diverse DJ sets and unique ability
to consistently keep the dancefloor shaking!
Jerome Sydenham is the man behind the highly respected New York
label Ibadan Records. Jerome works closely with house icons
Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, and Joe Claussell
releasing dancefloor favourites like "Ko-Ko" and "Je
Born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria, Jerome was educated in England
before migrating to New York. Over five years at Atlantic and
later East West, Jerome honed his business skills in a major label
environment, lending A&R direction to such artists as En Vogue,
Gerald Levert, Simply Red and Das EFX. His underground dance music
interests continued to run in tangent with his commercial A&R
work at East West as he largely succeeded in crossing dance over
to the mainstream with albums by Ten City and Michael Watford.
2001 saw the release of his own full length collaboration with
Kerri Chandler, "Saturday" and bears out Sydenham's
talent as a producer.
416 regulars Blueprint and Moreno plus special
guests Felix & Gani will also be on the decks rocking
the party with their own funky flavour.
isn't really an Ibadan Sound" Jerome explains "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".