Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards

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Todd Edwards
UK Garage/House producer from New Jersey born in 1973. The sound of Todd Edwards is characterised by an hypnotic collage of short cut-up samples over swung US garage beats and lively disco flavoured bass-lines. He started his musical career around 1992-93. Influenced by [Invalid Artist], whose 'MK' remixes were very popular to feature vocal reconstructions ('Push The Feeling On' by Nightcrawlers, 'Can You Forgive Her' by the Pet Shop Boys among others).
Credited as one of the godfathers of UK speed garage, Edwards is also a committed Christian and often mention 'Jesus' and 'God' as his primary sources of inspiration. He has been an example for a lot of artists, from MJ Cole, to Daft Punk and Akufen.
Todd have an impressive list of remixes for hundreds of artists like Wildchild, St Germain, Nicole J McCloud, Mad Moses, Robin S., Dimitri From Paris, and Benjamin Diamond. His way of work is to cut up between 50 to 75 samples (especially gospel, r&b, disco flavoured ones) and dispose them on various patterns with the actual vocals on top.
Sometimes, small 'hidden' messages are heard throughout his tracks. They commonly refer to 'Jesus' and love. According to him, the weirdest sample he used was his father's voice on 'Saved My Life' (1995).
His own releases were generally praised and played to enthusiast crowds all over the world: "Prima Edizione" (1999), the "Full On" and "New Trends Sounds" series contributed to his success. The album 'Odyssey', released in 2006, showed once again his musical genius.
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Todd Edwards Discography


IR-AL005 Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 1) (Album) i! Records IR-AL005 US 2001 Sell This Version
IR-AL013 Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 2) (Album) i! Records IR-AL013 US 2003 Sell This Version
IR-CD032E Todd Edwards Odyssey (Album) i! Records IR-CD032E US 2006 Sell This Version
RA.EX051 Todd Edwards RA.EX051 Todd Edwards(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX051 UK 2011

Singles & EPs

JB-0019 Todd Edwards Part 2(12") 111 East Records JB-0019 US 1993 Sell This Version
R12 Todd Edwards F.O.T. Not On Label R12 US 1994 Sell This Version
IR-105 Todd Edwards New Trends Sound (EP) i! Records IR-105 US 1995 Sell This Version
FXDJ 279 Todd Edwards Saved My Life (Single) i! Records FXDJ 279 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BR-003 Todd Edwards Stronger Bean BR-003 US 1995 Sell This Version
BR-001 Todd Edwards Dancing For Heaven Bean BR-001 US 1995 Sell This Version
es26 DJ Shorty & Todd Edwards Present Underground People DJ Shorty & Todd Edwards Present Underground People - Disappear(12") Empire State Records es26 US 1995 Sell This Version
IR-123 Todd Edwards Fly Away (One) i! Records IR-123 US 1996 Sell This Version
SF 1002 Thump N Johnson* Feat. Ada Dyer / Todd Edwards Thump N Johnson* Feat. Ada Dyer / Todd Edwards - Valley Of Love / Winter Behaviour Sunday Flavaz SF 1002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
IR-134 Todd Edwards Push The Love (Single) i! Records IR-134 US 1997 Sell This Version
IR-146 Todd Edwards Never Far From You i! Records IR-146 US 1998 Sell This Version
SF 1003 Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards - Love Me The Right Way / Steal U're Heart (12", Promo) Sunday Flavaz SF 1003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SF 1003 Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards - Love Me The Right Way / Steal U're Heart(12") Sunday Flavaz SF 1003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
IR-147 Todd Edwards Isaiah 41:13(12") i! Records IR-147 US 1998 Sell This Version
IR-182, IR182 Todd Edwards & Tuff Jam Todd Edwards & Tuff Jam - Wanting Jesus / Share Your Love / One Day i! Records, i! Records IR-182, IR182 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR-170 Todd Edwards Look Out(12") i! Records IR-170 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR-168 Todd Edwards The Prima EP(12", EP) i! Records IR-168 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR-189 Todd Edwards Show Me A Sign i! Records IR-189 US 2000 Sell This Version
LOCKED 031 Todd Edwards Shut The Door (Single, EP) Locked On LOCKED 031 UK 2000 Sell This Version
IR-191 The Sunshine Brothers* & Todd Edwards The Sunshine Brothers* & Todd Edwards - Serie Uno EP(12", EP) i! Records IR-191 US 2000 Sell This Version
IR-179 Todd Edwards New Trends 2000(12") i! Records IR-179 US 2000 Sell This Version

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March 10, 2015
Todd!! Thanks for so much inspiration!!!!!!!


March 1, 2013
One of the most talented men to ever grace the game, end of story. 1992 - 2001 this man was almost untouchable


December 6, 2011
TODD THE GOD. nuff said.


February 5, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
Todd Edwards is a legend. Utterly respected by fans of Garage House music. He is appreciated here in the UK as one of the founders of UKG. This fact was cemented when in 2009 at a 4x4 event called Indigo he dropped the now infamous 'No Place Like London' cut. Look it up and understand the man - from the heart he's always maintained an underground edge to his productions. Winter Behaviour & New Trends '95 are compositions of particular note.


March 6, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Todd Edwards sound is characterised by a collage of cut-up samples over swung US garage beats and lively disco flavoured bass-lines. The tracks are generally a series of movements where variations on the sampled elements and bass-line drop in and out every 8 bars - creating a flow thats somewhere between a song and a track. In terms of vibe, his music is always warm, funky, and in its own fashion, soulful and uplifting.

His techniques were widely adopted across tech-house (Akufen) and UK garage, but his vibe is pretty unique. Lovely stuff.


January 15, 2004
Call him Mr. Puzzle - cutting all the vocals & melodies of the originals or sample stuff into such small pieces & then he'll create a total new picture out of it ! for this creativity he diverses to be called a top producer - but since he always concentrate high on doing this, there is a lack on the beats, the basslines, which always seem to stay the same & the mastering, which actuality is far below a quality you might exspect on such good music.


January 9, 2004
Its nice to see some kind of message in dance music as some might argue that it is a scene with little to say. Todd has gone a litlle off the boil since his earlier days where there was a bit more variation and diversity in his sound. Check out the Prima Edizione stuff, and his disco remixes. And i believe he makes his samples sound the way they do by recording everything on a reel to reel, cutting it up and pasting it back together in a different order to get that choppy sound.


June 11, 2003
Todd Edwards has an interesting sound. I love the way he mashes everything up to a garage beat. Some of his work I like includes his latest remix for Craig David (whats your flava) and his older stuff he used to play out. He's not scared to cut up a sample and play some parts of it more than once, which is pretty cool. Maybe some progression on the sound would be cool.


February 4, 2003
Todd Edwards is completely original. He uses "cut up" vocals to create a melody along with some other samples, then adds a bouncy bassline to get those feet movin'! People like Qualifide have tried to copy him but he can't be matched. Todd, Armand and Tuff Jam created UK Garage and deserve more respect.


March 17, 2002
Todd Edwards is the best producer i have ever laid ears on, They're Bumby, melodic, superb vocals (Alabama Blues, the american male vocal) extremely versatile. No one will ever replace him as the God of Garage Music!!!!!!!!!!!

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