It’s time again to bid farewell to a great year in dance music. Taking the honours for our returning grand finale, the end of the year mix, is Todd Terry. Following up Tom Trago and Steve Rachmad, who delivered the EOY mix in 2013 and ’14, Terry has gathered his finest bumping house tracks, making this an excellent soundtrack to your New Year’s Eve, or any other occasion where there’s a need for celebration.
From the entire DHA team, we wish you all a happy NYE and a fantastic 2016!
Todd Terry is one of those producers who helped to define New York’s house music during the 1980s and early ’90s. Terry’s music is defined by his ever hi hat-heavy percussion and creative ways of sampling from an unlimited supply of classic disco, soul and hip hop.
Todd has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. Already devoted to turntables, he heard something different in those tracks and he went for the difference: “I never got a break in New York, but England happened right away so I catered to them.”
In any event, the Todd Terry sound was born. By 1988, due to his club banger ‘Bango (To The Barmobile)’, Todd Terry hit big in Europe and his notoriety was making its way back to the US as well. In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks ‘A Day In The Life’, ‘Weekend’, ‘Jumpin’ and’ Can You Party’, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies and Royal House. They are all considered essential and ground breaking in the then rapidly growing house genre, and have made a lasting impact in its evolvement over time.
So without further ado we bring you: mr. Todd Terry!