Todd Terry

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Todd Norton Terry
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Born 18th April 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, pioneering American house producer & DJ, Todd Terry is one of the producers who helped to define New York's house music during the 1980's. His productions can be described as a varied collection of samples 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.

Much of Terry's early work in the late 1980's is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house. He has been responsible for releasing 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 in the mid 1990's.

Among his fans, Terry is known as "Todd the God," "God Terry," "Todd Godrry," "Godd Gerry," (or, occasionally, simply "God," because he might be a Five Percenter, but this is unconfirmed).

His tracks "Something Goin' On," and "Keep on Jumpin'," were both UK Top 10 hits as well as US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1's, with the vocals provided by Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash. Freestyle diva Shannon was the featured vocalist on the Top 20 hit "It's Over Love," in 1997.

In 1999, Terry released "Resolutions," successfully embracing the then-still avant-garde drum 'n' bass aesthetics.

He has used several aliases such as Swan Lake, Orange Lemon, Royal House, Black Riot, CLS, Masters At Work (2) (although he later gave this moniker to Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez & Louie Vega in 1990), Dred Stock, House Of Gypsies, Lime Life, Hardhouse and the Gypsymen.

Terry became one of the best-paid DJ's in both Europe and the United States. He normally performs on four turntables, mostly playing his own tracks.
He also used to be managed by Gary Salzman.
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Albums

MRLP 55001 Todd Terry - This Will Be Mine album art Todd Terry Presents Sax Todd Terry Presents Sax - This Will Be Mine (Album) Freeze Records MRLP 55001 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRLP-55015, MRLP-550015 Todd Terry - Sound Design Part II album art Todd Terry Presents Sound Design Todd Terry Presents Sound Design - Sound Design Part II(2xLP) Freeze Records, Freeze Records MRLP-55015, MRLP-550015 US 1992 Sell This Version
TNT-06 Todd Terry - The Todd Terry Unreleased Project, Part 4 album art Todd Terry The Todd Terry Unreleased Project, Part 4 (MiniAlbum) TNT Records, Freeze Records TNT-06 US 1993 Sell This Version
0630-12930-2 Todd Terry - A Day In The Life Of Todd Terry album art Todd Terry A Day In The Life Of Todd Terry (Album) Sound Of Ministry 0630-12930-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
55076-CD Todd Terry - The CD album art Todd Terry Presents Sax Todd Terry Presents Sax - The CD(CD, Album) Freeze Records 55076-CD US 1996 Sell This Version
none Todd Terry - Ready For A New Day album art Todd Terry Ready For A New Day (Album) Manifesto none US 1997 Sell This Version
RESTMC1, 7243 8 47504 4 2 Todd Terry - Resolutions album art Todd Terry Resolutions (Album) Astralwerks RESTMC1, 7243 8 47504 4 2 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
INHR 026 Todd Terry - The Dubs (Part 1) album art Todd Terry The Dubs (Part 1) In House Records INHR 026 US 2007
INHR 030 Todd Terry - The Dubs (Part 5) album art Todd Terry The Dubs (Part 5) In House Records INHR 030 US 2007
INHR 029 Todd Terry - The Dubs (Part 4) album art Todd Terry The Dubs (Part 4) In House Records INHR 029 US 2007
INHR 028 Todd Terry - The Dubs (Part 3) album art Todd Terry The Dubs (Part 3) In House Records INHR 028 US 2007
INHR 027 Todd Terry - The Dubs (Part 2) album art Todd Terry The Dubs (Part 2) In House Records INHR 027 US 2007
FREEZE 1304 Todd Terry - Sound Design Part 2 album art Todd Terry Sound Design Part 2 Freeze Records FREEZE 1304 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
HTCOMPD 001 Todd Terry - Best Of Times album art Roger Sanchez & Todd Terry Roger Sanchez & Todd Terry - Best Of Times Hard Times The Label HTCOMPD 001 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CHAMP 12-91, CHAMP 1291 Todd Terry - Yeah Buddy / The Chase album art Todd Terry Presents Royal House Todd Terry Presents Royal House - Yeah Buddy / The Chase(12") Champion, Champion CHAMP 12-91, CHAMP 1291 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MAD 10 Todd Terry - A Day In The Life album art Black Riot / Todd Terry Black Riot / Todd Terry - A Day In The Life Madcat Records MAD 10 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CHAMP 86 Todd Terry - In The Name Of Love album art Todd Terry Presents Swan Lake Todd Terry Presents Swan Lake - In The Name Of Love (Single) Champion CHAMP 86 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CHAMP 12 201, CHAMP 12-201 Todd Terry - A Better Way album art Todd Terry Presents Royal House Todd Terry Presents Royal House - A Better Way(12") Champion, Champion CHAMP 12 201, CHAMP 12-201 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BANG 002 Todd Terry - Todd Terry Presents album art Todd Terry Todd Terry Presents(12") Go Bang! Records BANG 002 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
NB-001 Todd Terry - If You Wanna Ride album art Todd Terry If You Wanna Ride(12", W/Lbl) Nature Boyeeeee NB-001 US 1991 Sell This Version
TNT 01 Todd Terry - The Unreleased Project album art Todd Terry The Unreleased Project TNT Records TNT 01 US 1992 Sell This Version
TNT 03, MRLP-55004 Todd Terry - Sound Design album art Todd Terry Sound Design TNT Records, Freeze Records TNT 03, MRLP-55004 US 1992 Sell This Version
NER 20019 Todd Terry - I Want To Know (Quiero Saber) (The Remix) album art Todd Terry Presents The Latin Kings Todd Terry Presents The Latin Kings - I Want To Know (Quiero Saber) (The Remix) Nervous Records NER 20019 US 1992 Sell This Version
TNT 02, MRLP-55003 Todd Terry - The Unreleased Project Part II album art Todd Terry The Unreleased Project Part II TNT Records, Freeze Records TNT 02, MRLP-55003 US 1992 Sell This Version
SEX-1, SEX-01 Todd Terry - Todd Terry E.P. album art Todd Terry Todd Terry E.P.(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label, Not On Label SEX-1, SEX-01 1992 Sell This Version

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Stop_Killing_Things

Stop_Killing_Things

November 19, 2017
Can anybody tell me the original mix of Just Come that K-Klass did with TT?
There's a monster mix somewhere and I've been looking for years and years and cannot find the thing..

Any help would be amazing!

PS. I know it originally stems from Just Come by Kool Jack, but the mix I'm after has THAT amazing hi-hat sound..
Rukawat

Rukawat

September 5, 2017
Consistent legend.
Jarren

Jarren

March 28, 2017
Full respect to a guy from New York for helping to inspire European Techno.

Shit like A Day In The Life & Can You Feel It helped shape European rave music.

Innovator and legend.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

January 24, 2017
edited 5 months ago
Todd had a knack for taking just a few samples and turning them into monster house bangers. No one compares to Todds sound, it is instantly recognisable.
djease

djease

October 20, 2014
Prolific and talented long time producer of proper danceable tunes.
MIdoubleXX

MIdoubleXX

April 19, 2004
A true pioneer in dance. From day 1, Todd Terry started to leave his mark on the dance community around the world. As of today, Todd Terry, "the father of sample" has earned a place in dance music history, and will continue to build a reputation as one of the many who paved the way and opened the door for others to follow.

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