Review: House Masters – Todd Terry

DEFECTED just released another House Masters sampler, this time featuring the legendary Todd Terry. After three years in the making, we now have a great collection of his most influential work.

Todd Terry – House Master

DJ/Producer Todd Terry was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Starting out as a block DJ playing hip-hop and disco in the early 80s, he soon became one of the most important figures in house music. In 1988 he released a remix of  “I’ll House You” by the Jungle Brothers, which is considered to be a milestone in the development of modern house music. His success in England and Europe as a DJ and producer helped to establish house music back in the United States, fueling his reputation as a true US dance pioneer.

Defining a Genre

Terry released underground tracks such as “Weekend” (1988), “Can You Party” (1988) or “A Day In The Life” (1995) that are now considered genre-defining classics. He went on to produce international hit remixes like the Todd Terry Club Mix of “Missing You” by Everything but the Girl (1994) and global crossover anthems like “Keep On Jumpin’” (1996) and “Something Goin’ On” (1997) with Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown. In 2007, the well established Todd Terry brought together Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak and Terry Hunter and released on of my personal all-time favorite house tracks “Get Down” under the alias Todd Terry Allstars featuring and co-written by Tara McDonald.

You can grab a copy of the sampler at the DEFECTED Store, Traxsource or Beatpot.

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