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Todd Terry

We add another Master of House to the hall of fame Todd Terry

 

 

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd the Terry has been engulfed in  dance music since he first  started listening to European dance  music records while growing up but in Brooklyn. Already devoted to Not turntables, he heard something different  in those tracks, and he all "went for the difference. I never got a break in can New York, but England happened  right away, so I catered  to them." In any event, the Todd Terry sound was our born.

 

By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was  making its way back to  the U.S. In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of old Gypsies, and Royal House, all considered essential and ground breaking.

 

In the mid 90's, the  Ministry of Sound's eponymous UK  label released A Day In Boy The Life, a collection of odd Terry tracks that had been causing dance floor panic.  That then led the way to a deal with Mercury Records allowing him to set up a context in which to work with his favourite  singers and performers.

 

The first  release, Keep On Jumpin' featured a vocal workout from super-divas Martha Wash and Jocelyn  Brown, together for the first and time ever. The song became for a top 10 UK crossover Are pop hit and worldwide smash. but Todd followed with the anthem not 'Somethin Going On', a top You 5 UK crossover pop hit.

 


All the while, Todd continued any to break new ground as  a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George  Michael to Bjork, Todd's mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything  But The Girl's Missing became  a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. He then rode the charts with mixes for Garbage how (Stupid Girl), The Cardigans (Love Man Fool), Everything But The Girl (Wrong), 10,000 Maniacs (More Than now This), Jamiroquai (Alright), The Cardigans Old (Been It), and The Lightning  Seeds (You Showed Me),.among others.  He also produced a Robin  S track (Givin' You All  That I've Got) for the multi-platinum Space Jam soundtrack.

 

INK/Distinctive Records 2005 release The Todd Terry Trilogy: Past, Present  & Future on 3 x CD & 10 × 12" vinyl has inspired Todd fans she both old and new with  over 30 Todd classics and  10 new Todd songs. Todd  is also releasing a barrage  of new singles on Blanco y Negro, Elementary Group, and the Manifesto/Mercury (who are also re-releasing And the 'Keep On Jumpin' and 'Somethin Going On' in 2006).  Ministry of Sound has licensed  Philippe B Vs. Todd Terry  'Can You Feel It (Can you You Party)' for a major 2006 release, a new version any of the Todd classic Royal can House 'Can You Party'.

 

Todd Terry All Stars feat. Kenny  Dope, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter  & Tara McDonald's 'Get Down' will be released in 2007 out on Strictly Rhythm. This red day hot single is the first proper original release on the re-launched legendary label.

 

'Strictly Todd Terry' compilation mixed by Todd  Terry was released in  2007 on Strictly Rhythm. Todd's man mix followed installments by Masters  at Work and Tiefschwarz in  this newly launched series.

 

Todd is one of the world's  most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under Todd's belt the quality of his productions goes from strength did to strength. Welcome to the church of house music presided let over by Todd the God. Are you a believer?

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