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-Catch Our House Sydney’s DJ’s supporting House music legend, Todd Terry:
Goldfish & Mile High Club are proud to announce the GODFATHER of house TODD TERRY (X-Mix Productions/NYC)
Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry 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 sou
By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S. In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House, all considered essential and ground breaking.
In the mid 90’s, the Ministry of Sound’s eponymous UK label released A Day In The Life, a collection of Todd Terry tracks that had been causing dance floor panic. That then led the way to a deal with Mercury Records allowing him to set up a context in which to work with his favourite singers and performers. The first release, Keep On Jumpin’ on featured a vocal workout from super-divas Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown, together for the first time ever. The song became a top 10 UK crossover pop hit and worldwide smash. Todd followed with the anthem ‘Somethin Going On’, a top 5 UK crossover pop hit.
All the while, Todd continued to break new ground as a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George Michael to Bjork, Todd’s mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything But The Girl’s Missing became a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. He then rode the charts with mixes for Garbage (Stupid Girl), The Cardigans (Love Fool), Everything But The Girl (Wrong), 10,000 Maniacs (More Than This), Jamiroquai (Alright), The Cardigans (Been It), and The Lightning Seeds (You Showed Me),.among others. He also produced a Robin S track (Givin’ You All That I’ve Got) for the multi-platinum Space Jam soundtrack.
INK/Distinctive Records 2005 release The Todd Terry Trilogy: Past, Present & Future on 3 x CD & 10 x 12” vinyl has inspired Todd fans both old and new with over 30 Todd classics and 10 new Todd songs. Todd is also releasing a barrage of new singles on Blanco y Negro, Elementary Group, and Manifesto/Mercury (who are also re-releasing the ‘Keep On Jumpin’ and ‘Somethin Going On’ in 2006). Ministry of Sound has licensed Philippe B Vs. Todd Terry ‘Can You Feel It (Can You Party)’ for a major 2006 release, a new version of the Todd classic Royal House ‘Can You Party’.
Todd Terry All Stars feat. Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter, & Tara McDonald’s ‘Get Down’ was released in 2007 on Strictly Rhythm. This red hot single is the first proper original release on the re-launched legendary label.
‘Strictly Todd Terry’ compilation mixed by Todd Terry was released in 2007 on Strictly Rhythm. Todd’s mix follows installments by Masters at Work and Tiefschwarz in this newly launched series.
Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under Todd’s belt the quality of his productions goes from strength to strength. Welcome to the church of house music presided over by Todd the God. Are you a believer?
Illya (Lamanex), Johnny Gleeson, Phil Toke (Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney) Phil Hudson (We Got Soul & Hustle) Dave 54, Liam Sampras, Agey & Nick Parvord (SS Radio UK) & More to be announced very soon
PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM RA:
111 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross, 2011
Tel 02. 8354 6630
After hosting the main stage at The Spice Ibiza festival and the side room at Bedrock with John Digweed, Musik Matters returns to Goldfish to bring you Francois K on Queens Birthday Long weekend.
Includes support from Our House Sydney DJ Phil Toke, Garry Todd
Matt Cahill, Ben Ashton and Alan Thomas.
Limited $30 tickets available from Resident Advisor at http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?363817
LOCAL SUPPORT FROM OUR HOUSE SYDNEY DJ’S – DOWNLOAD BELOW
Now this blogger would love to see that!
Joe Claussell tweaking the hell out of his produced track – The Lower East Side Pipes – The Dragon. Having seen MANY DJ’s do their thing, Joe and Danny are by far the most consistently brilliant DJ’s in my opinion. Track selection, technical ability, and the ease in which they influence the crowd’s emotions and response in unparallelled.
Now could somebody PLEASE get these guys to Australia!!!
To purchase The Lower East Side Pipes – The Dragon, go to http://music.sacredrhythmmusic.net/album/mini-sampler-ep
In a city brimming with the best music innovators past and present, Rick is a prominent Detroit identity who has firmly influenced the revered musical spirit of the Motor City. His now closed record store Vibes, supplied the best of the best with the records that changed the way the world danced. Rick has worked alongside electronic music luminaries such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May and is the oft-forgot, but vital member of the 3 Chairs, with Marcellus Pittman, Theo Parrish and Kenny Dixon Jnr aka Moodymann.
Rick encompasses every facet of a true DJ that we admire and aspire to. A versatile music selector – with DJ sets including R & B, Hip Hop, Techno and his favoured House and Disco. A pioneering producer – with seminal releases on labels such as KDJ, Stilove4music and Rush Hour – and a long time party promoter. Rick has learned over his 24 year career in the music industry that it takes more than a few good records to create everything that a party needs to be.
Rick will be given the keys to One22 and we will let him play for as long as he wants – so expect something big! Boasting an amazing Klipsch Sound System coupled with Boom Boom E&S DJR400 Rotary Mixer this intimate 200 capacity venue is surely going to be the place to be!
Support from Boom Boom Resident Daniel Lupica and special guest Claire Morgan and Magda Bytnerowicz
Tickets for $25 on RA
More on the door..
Age Of Love – Age Of Love (Rare Original 1990 Version) Vs Age of Love – Age of Love (Jam & Spoon Remix)
I suppose the remix of this is well known but this is the Original version out before the well known Jam & Spoon Remix which came out two years after. It is considered an electronic masterpiece and can be considered as the first techno-trance record ever. It was composed by Bruno Sanchioni, the man behind Diki ‘s best releases like Plexus, Dr. Phibes or the legendary Bazz. He released great records from the french/belgian border city of Mouscron opening the door to a whole new genre.
Age of Love – Age of Love (1990 Original Remix)
Age of Love – Age of Love (Jam & Spoon Remix)
- CHICAGO HOUSE,TECHNO & ELECTRO DOCUMENTARY: Detroit : The Blue Print of Techno (sydneyunderground.org)
- Classic Acid House, Techno: Joey Beltram – Energy Flash (1991) (sydneyunderground.org)
- ACID, CHICAGO HOUSE CLASSIC: Podcast #2: Jackin’ House Moments by Mark Murphy Feat; Frankie Knuckles, Ralph Rosario, Hercules, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson, Jamie Principle (sydneyunderground.org)
- Age of love (dialoguewithyou.wordpress.com)
- Can you help me figure out the name of this trance song I used to love? (ask.metafilter.com)
Terrence Parker Classic ‘Detroit Lost Mixtape’ + Terrence Parker Live in Sydney (Sat 24th Sept) @ Manhattan Lounge
$20 pre-sale tickets are available from http://www.ourhousesydney.com. There will be a limited amount of $25 tickets at the door.
Check out this classic Terrence Mix recorded back in 1996!
Here is the 3rd installment of this popular Terrence Parker classic mix tape series. This mix tape was originally recorded in July of 1996. For more information on how you can purchase the full 79 minute mix on CD, please visit Disk Union (JAPAN) online at: http://diskunion.net/clubt/ct/search?m=11&q=TERRENCE%20PARKER
..and this a red hot disco mix!
David Bowie wandered into the studio when Donna Summer was recording this song. He turned to the producer and said “this is going to change the face of music” and he was right. One music icon recognized the genius of another! Donna summer wrote this song and it can still be pointed to as the song that started an entire dance movement that is still in effect today. Pure genius and inspiration!
- ELECTRO FUNK,DISCO: Giorgio Moroder – Midnight Express/The Chase Theme (RARE1978 Original Extended 14 Min Version) (sydneyunderground.org)
- GOP Presidential Candidate Loves Pokemon and Donna Summers (thedisorderedcompilation.com)
- So You Think You Can Dance – Call Before You Come, I Need to Shave My Cha-Cha (televisionwithoutpity.com)
- “And I’ll never have that recipe again . . . “ (chicagoreader.com)
Originally released in 1987, “Someday” was an inspired collaboration between the raw driving house sound of Chicago legend Marshall Jefferson and the sweet, hauntingly soulful voice of CeCe Rogers. The result was the creation of a powerful political message highlighting the need for racial harmony in apartheid South Africa. The popularity of this beautiful piece of music has seen it ranked number 3 in MixMags‘s 100 Greatest Singles of All Time.