Todd Terry

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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. This free-wheeling, breakbeat-driven sound became a major influence on U.K. rave and hardcore, and his collaborations with rappers, particularly the Jungle Brothers on 1988's "I'll House You," popularized hip-house outside of Chicago. He achieved his biggest mainstream success with his ubiquitous 1995 remix of Everything But the Girl's "Missing." Terry scored hits with garage house anthems like 1997's "Something Goin' On," then unexpectedly shifted from song-oriented material to dark drum'n'bass with 1999's Resolutions. He's remained as productive as ever well into the 21st century, continually issuing house tracks, including collaborations with artists such as Kevin Saunderson and Robin S., and occasionally venturing into hip-hop and electro.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
April 18, 1967

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