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Todd Terry
Background information
Also know as T.N.T.
Born 18 April 1967
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Occupation Record Producer, Remixer, DJ
Genres Disco, House, Club
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts Kylie Minogue
Duran Duran
The Rolling Stones
Producer

Todd N. Terry (born April 18, 1967) is an American DJ, producer and remixer, whose work has included Duran Duran "Electric Barbarella" remixes.

Career[]

Terry's 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 Todd Terry's early work in the late 1980s is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house. Todd Terry 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 by the mid 1990s.

Todd's tracks "Something Goin' On" and "Keep on Jumpin" were both UK Top 10 hits as well as US Hot Dance Music/Club Play No.1s, 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. "Alright, Alright" also was featured on the English import Chicago House compilation, "Jackmaster" in 1987.

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

Terry has also used several aliases such as Swan Lake, Orange Lemon, Royal House, Black Riot, CLS, Masters at Work (although this moniker he gave to Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez & "Little" Louie Vega in 1990), Dredd Stock, House of Gypsies, Limelife, Hard House, Tyme Forse, and the Gypsymen (where under that alias, scored a number-one Billboard Hot Dance/Club play hit in 1992 with "Hear the Music").

Todd Terry became one of the best-paid DJs in both Europe and the United States. He normally performs on four turntables, mostly playing his own tracks.

A selection of remixes[]

  • Anita Doth - "Universe"
  • Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"
  • Bizarre Inc. - "I'm Gonna Get You"
  • Björk - "Hyperballad"
  • The Cardigans - "Love Fool"
  • Dr. Alban - "This Time I'm Free"
  • Duran Duran - "Electric Barbarella" (see also Electric Barbarella (Todd Terry Mixes))
  • Everything But The Girl - "Drivin"
  • Everything But The Girl - "Missing"
  • Everything But The Girl - "Wrong"
  • Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
  • Kylie Minogue - "Breathe"
  • Michael Jackson - "Stranger in Moscow"
  • Martha Wash - "Runaround"
  • Meredith Brooks - "Bitch"
  • Playgroup featuring kc Flightt - "Front 2 Back"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Saint of Me"
  • Snap! - "Rhythm Is a Dancer"
  • They Might Be Giants - "S-E-X-X-Y"
  • Ultra Naté - "Joy"
  • Yazoo - "Don't Go"
  • Yes - "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
  • 10,000 Maniacs - "More than This"
  • Natalia Lesz - "Arabesque"
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