Todd Terry

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有名的House混音师,D.J. Todd Terry,是House舞曲中重量级人物。Royal House 是Todd Terry 的化名之一。Todd Terry 1984年出道于美国纽约,刚开始,他经常穿流在各大舞厅之间,是位相当出色的.D.J。Todd 更多>

有名的House混音师,D.J. Todd Terry,是House舞曲中重量级人物。Royal House 是Todd Terry 的化名之一。Todd Terry 1984年出道于美国纽约,刚开始,他经常穿流在各大舞厅之间,是位相当出色的.D.J。Todd Terry 的代表作品包括大家Running Away,Mainline,Aint Nobody和Jingo等曲。Todd Terry 的曲风:电子合成器所占的角色并不是那么样的重,他擅长在音乐中加入一些比较特殊的乐风像是Jazz..等其它的音乐元素,这样一来,不仅使得他的作品更加独特,同时也更受到乐迷的喜爱。本条目创建者与协编者
More than any other producer, Todd Terry defined New York house during the 80s, a varied sampladelic smorgasbord 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. And with two of the most respected crossover remixes of the house era (Ill House You by the Jungle Brothers and Missing by Everything but the Girl), Terry more than earned his title Todd the God (or occasionally, simply God). Though hes often been accused of recycling his own beats and effects (in his production work as well as the DJ booth) a bit too often for his own good, Terrys immortality as a dance icon is assured.
Born in Brooklyn, Terry began DJing in the early 80s while still a teenager, spinning hip-hop at school events and on the street with a team called the Scooby Doo Crew. He increasingly listened to Italian disco as well, and when the house sound of Chicago dropped in the mid-80s, Terry the DJ made an official switch to house music. In league with fellow New York DJ/producer/remixers Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Terry borrowed the Masters at Work guise — which Vega and Gonzalez would later popularize — for one of his first big productions, the 1987 single Alright Alright; the single became a milestone on New Yorks early house scene. The Jungle Brothers, another crew of hip-hop heads who were beginning to stray into house, hooked up with Terry and the collaboration resulted in Ill House You, one of the earliest and most high-profile fusions of hip-hop and house (popularized several years later by C+C Music Factory and Snap!).
The added prestige transferred back to his own name for two wildly popular 1988 singles, Weekend and Bango (To the Batmobile), both released as the Todd Terry Project. Perhaps preferring the adoration of the faithful, Terry later resorted to dozens of aliases for dozens of club hits — Black Riots A Day in the Life, Gypsymens Hear the Music, Royal Houses Can You Party, Todd Terry & the Countdowns Flipside, Torchas Feel It, D.O.S.s House of Gypsies, Sound Designs You Can Feel It, Tech Nines Slam Jam, and Statics Dream It. Despite his wealth of released material, Terry remixed dozens of artists as well, including Sting, Björk, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Malcolm McLaren, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, and Technotronic, among others. The British house boom of the early 90s provided Terry with many an overseas gig, including a high-profile residency at the London superclub Ministry of Sound. His proficiency on the decks became a minor sensation, causing several British journalists to describe him as God.
Terry moved into label entrepreneurship in 1992 when he formed Freeze Records with William Socolov. (Several of Terrys early singles had appeared on Socolovs Fresh/Sleeping Bag label, also the home of rap acts like EPMD, Mantronix, and Nice & Smooth). Freeze became the obvious home for many of Terrys productions, including several volumes of his EP series Unreleased Projects beginning in 1992 and running through 1995.
That same year, Terrys remix of the erstwhile pop act Everything but the Girl became a worldwide smash, selling over three million copies and almost single-handedly reviving the duos flagging career for a sleek new dancefloor incarnation. The British label Hard Times released the DJ gig A Night in the Life of Todd Terry: Live at Hard Times in 1995, while the flip side of the coin, A Day in the Life of Todd Terry (including his best single and remix productions) appeared the following year. His next project, Ready for a New Day, provided more song-oriented fare, though still implicitly dance, with guest vocalists including Martha Wash, Jocelyn Brown, and Bernard Fowler. Terry made another artistic change-up, to LP-oriented drumnbass, with his 1999 album Resolutions, recorded for indie/electronica stalwart Astralwerks.