- Todd Terry
Todd Terry (born
18 April 1967in Brooklyn, New York) is an American DJand musicproducer and remixer, one of the producers who helped to define New York's house musicduring the 1980s.Fact|date=February 2007
Terry's productions can be described as a varied collection of samples blending the sounds of classic
disco, the more introspective Chicago sound pioneered earlier in the decade, plus plenty of hip-hop attitude and sampling piracy.Fact|date=February 2007
Much of Todd Terry's early work in the late 1980s is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house.Todd Terry has been responsible for releasing two of the most respected crossover remixes of the house era: "I'll House You" by the
Jungle Brothersand "Missing" by Everything But the Girlby the mid 1990s.
Among his fans, Todd Terry is known as Todd the God, God Terry, Todd Godrry, Godd Gerry (or, occasionally, simply God, because he might be a Five Percenter, but this is unconfirmed).
Todd's tracks "Something Goin' On" and "Keep on Jumpin'" were both UK Top-10 hits as well as Us
Hot Dance Music/Club Play#1's, with the vocals provided by Jocelyn Brownand Martha Wash. freestyle diva Shannon was the featured vocalist on the Top Twenty hit "It's over Love" in 1997.
In 1999 Todd Terry released "Resolutions", successfully embracing the then-still avant-garde
drum 'n' bassaestethics.
Terry also has several aliases such as Swan Lake, Orange Lemon, Royal House, Amy Studt, Black Riot, CLS,
Masters at Work(although this moniker he gave to Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez & "Little" Louie Vega in 1990), Dredd Stock, House of Gypsies, Limelife, Hard House, Tyme Forse, and the Gypsymen.
Todd Terry became one of the best-paid
DJsin both Europe and the United States. He normally performs on four turntables, mostly playing his own tracks.
In October 2004, "Weekend" by the Todd Terry Project appeared in popular
video game, playing on House Musicradio station SF-UR.
The Cardigans- "Love Fool"
Everything But The Girl- "Driving," "Missing," "Wrong"
10,000 Maniacs- "More than This"
*Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
*Yes - "
Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Meredith Brooks- "Bitch"
The Rolling Stones- "Saint of Me"
Duran Duran- "Electric Barbarella"
Martha Wash- "Runaround"
Ultra Naté- "Joy"
Playgroupfeaturing kc Flightt - "Front 2 Back"
Yazoo- "Don't Go"
Anita Doth- "Universe"
List of number-one dance hits (United States)
List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Todd+Terry Discography from Discogs.com]
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