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#BackToTheOldSkool with Todd Terry

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(The below write up features on Toddy Terry website)

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. Already devoted to turntables, he heard something different in those tracks, and he went for the difference. I never got a break in New York, but England happened right away, so I catered to them. In any event, the Todd Terry sound was born.

In the mid 90s, the Ministry of Sounds eponymous UK label released A Day In The Life, a collection of Todd 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 on featured a vocal workout from super-divas Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown, together for the first time ever. The song became a top 10 UK crossover pop hit and worldwide smash. Todd followed with the anthem Somethin Going On, a top 5 UK crossover pop hit.

All the while, Todd continued to break new ground as a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George Michael to Bjork, Todds mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Missing by Everything But The Girls became a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. He then rode the charts with mixes for Garbage, The Cardigans, Everything But The Girl, 10,000 Maniacs, Jamiroquai and The Lightning Seeds. He also produced Givin You All That Ive Go, a track with Soul Diva Robin S that featured on the multi-platinum Space Jam soundtrack.

Back To The Old Skool patrons are you ready to give all you have with Todd Terry on Saturday, 27 February at Mary Fitzgerald Square Newton, Johannesburg?

Posted on : 2016-02-16