Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards

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Todd Edwards
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UK Garage/House producer from New Jersey born in 1973. The sound of Todd Edwards is characterised by a hypnotic collage of short cut-up samples over swung US garage beats and lively disco flavoured basslines. He started his musical career around 1992-93. Influenced by Marc Kinchen, whose 'MK' remixes featured 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 has created 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 apply them in 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: "Prima Edizione" (1999), the "Full On" and "New Trends Sounds" series contributed to his success.
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Todd Edwards Discography

Albums

Todd Edwards Prima Edizione (Album, Comp) i! Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 1) (Album) i! Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Full On (Volume 2) (Album) i! Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Odyssey (Album) i! Records 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
Todd Edwards F.O.T. Not On Label US 1994 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards New Trend's Sound (Single, EP) i! Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Saved My Life (Single) i! Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Stronger Bean US 1995 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Dancing For Heaven Bean US 1995 Sell This Version
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 Fly Away (One) i! Records US 1996 Sell This Version
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 Push The Love (Single) i! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards Kym Mazelle / Todd Edwards - Love Me The Right Way / Steal U're Heart Sunday Flavaz UK 1998 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Never Far From You i! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
IR-147 Todd Edwards Isaiah 41:13(12") i! Records IR-147 US 1998 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards & Tuff Jam Todd Edwards & Tuff Jam - Wanting Jesus / Share Your Love / One Day i! Records, i! Records 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
Todd Edwards Show Me A Sign i! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Todd Edwards Shut The Door (Single, EP) Locked On 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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chris416

chris416

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 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.
bleepr

bleepr

March 6, 2005
edited over 11 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.
AkA

AkA

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.
tuffenuffoldskool

tuffenuffoldskool

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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