YOUR CHOICE: TODD TERRY

Your choice was New York disco house legend Todd Terry, though if truth be told he rather passed me by – all too disco-ey.

 

More than any other producer, Todd Terry defined New York house during the ’80s, a varied sampladelic smorgasbord 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. And with two of the most respected crossover remixes of the house era (“I’ll House You” by the Jungle Brothers and “Missing” by Everything but the Girl), Terry more than earned his title “Todd the God” (or occasionally, simply “God”). Though he’s often been accused of recycling his own beats and effects (in his production work as well as the DJ booth) a bit too often for his own good, Terry’s immortality as a dance icon is assured.

 

Todd Terry – Bango (Club Bang)

 

Everything But The Girl – Wrong (Todd Terry Remix)

 

Billie Ray Martin – Your Loving Arms (Todd Terry Tee’s Miami Club Mix)

 

Todd Terry website

 

~ by acidted on December 22, 2008.

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