Todd Edwards

Real Name:
Todd Imperatrice
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House and Garage producer/remixer, DJ, occasionally singer and Grammy winner from Bloomfield, New Jersey (US) (born December 9, 1972).

Edwards’ music has been recognized as a major influence on the nascent UK Garage genre in the United Kingdom in the mid 1990s. He became known for his intensive sampling and remixing technique that involves “cross-hatching brief snatches of vocals into a melodic-percussive honeycomb of blissful hiccups” as described by critic Simon Reynolds. Used both on his solo albums and on his remixes for other artists, this complex vocal sampling technique in some cases renders the original track almost unrecognizable.

With remixes numbering in the hundreds, some of the artists Edwards has remixed include Wildchild, St. Germain, Benjamin Diamond, Justice, Klaxons and Dimitri From Paris. Edwards co-produced and performed vocals on the Daft Punk song “Face to Face” from the album Discovery and he worked again with them, co-writing, co-producing and contributing vocals to the song, “Fragments Of Time” from their 2013 album Random Access Memories, for which he won a Grammy.
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Albums

Todd Edwards - Prima Edizione album art Todd Edwards Prima Edizione (Album, Comp) i! Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Full On (Volume 1) album art Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 1) (Album) i! Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Full On (Volume 2) album art Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 2) (Album) i! Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Odyssey album art Todd Edwards Odyssey (Album) i! Records US 2006 Sell This Version
IR-CD039E Todd Edwards - Full On  (Volume 3) album art Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 3)(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) i! Records IR-CD039E US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Todd Edwards - Part 2 album art Todd Edwards Part 2 111 East Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - F.O.T. album art Todd Edwards F.O.T. Not On Label US 1994 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Stronger album art Todd Edwards Stronger Bean US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - New Trend's Sound album art Todd Edwards New Trend's Sound (EP, Single) i! Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Disappear album art DJ Shorty & Todd Edwards Present Underground People DJ Shorty & Todd Edwards Present Underground People - Disappear Empire State Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Saved My Life album art Todd Edwards Saved My Life (Single) i! Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Dancing For Heaven album art Todd Edwards Dancing For Heaven Bean US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Fly Away (One) album art Todd Edwards Fly Away (One) (Single) i! Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Push The Love album art Todd Edwards Push The Love (Single) i! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Valley Of Love / Winter Behaviour album art Thump N Johnson* Feat. Ada Dyer / Todd Edwards Thump N Johnson* Feat. Ada Dyer / Todd Edwards - Valley Of Love / Winter Behaviour Sunday Flavaz UK 1997 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Never Far From You album art Todd Edwards Never Far From You (Single) i! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Love Me The Right Way (Baad Company Mixes) / Steal U're Heart album art Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards - Love Me The Right Way (Baad Company Mixes) / Steal U're Heart Sunday Flavaz UK 1998 Sell This Version
IR-147 Todd Edwards - Isaiah 41:13 album art Todd Edwards Isaiah 41:13(12", EP) i! Records IR-147 US 1998 Sell This Version
IR-168 Todd Edwards - The Prima EP album art Todd Edwards The Prima EP(12", EP) i! Records IR-168 US 1999 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Wanting Jesus / Share Your Love / One Day album art Tuff Jam & Todd Edwards Tuff Jam & Todd Edwards - Wanting Jesus / Share Your Love / One Day i! Records, i! Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Serie Uno EP album art The Sunshine Brothers* & Todd Edwards The Sunshine Brothers* & Todd Edwards - Serie Uno EP (EP) i! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Incidental EP album art Todd Edwards Incidental EP (EP) i! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards - Show Me A Sign album art Todd Edwards Show Me A Sign i! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
IR-179 Todd Edwards - New Trends 2000 album art Todd Edwards New Trends 2000(12") i! Records IR-179 US 2000 Sell This Version
IR-170 Todd Edwards - Look Out album art Todd Edwards Look Out(12") i! Records IR-170 US 2000 Sell This Version

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Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

April 11, 2020
edited 2 months ago
Todd "The God" Edwards! The staple personality, the mighty producer that he is, the garage scene royalty! Todd's trademark sound and notable remixes and dubs! You wanna know how good garage sounds like ? Todd Edwards is THE man! There is some reason as to why he got the name of God ;) highly recommended artist!
DiamonDEyE

DiamonDEyE

June 25, 2018
When Garage was in and about in a big way from 1999 to 2003 during school years, it helped me get through the tough school years. The sheer uplifting vibes was totally new to me as I wasn't buying records until late 2002-3 and even then it was Mums money that helped. Brilliant producer who opened the groove to amazing heights.

chrisnova777

chrisnova777

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

motiontracker

March 1, 2013
One of the most talented men to ever grace the game, end of story. 1992 - 2001 this man was almost untouchable
leo79

leo79

December 6, 2011
TODD THE GOD. nuff said.
robjamdj

robjamdj

February 5, 2011
edited over 9 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.
bleepr

bleepr

March 6, 2005
edited over 15 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.
sjcee

sjcee

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.
ringorider

ringorider

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.
Kee-Lo

Kee-Lo

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.

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