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|Birth name||Todd N. Terry|
|Also known as||T.N.T. Black Riot, House of Gypsies, Royal House, Gypsymen, Sound Design|
April 18, 1967 |
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
|Genres||Broken beat, Garage, House|
|Occupations||DJ, Producer, Remixer|
Ministry of Sound Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
|Associated acts||Masters at Work, Tara McDonald|
Terry began in the 1980s by DJing at parties in New York, playing Italian disco and hip hop, and later house music when it emerged in the middle of the decade. Much of Todd Terry's early work in the late 1980s is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house. Todd Terry has been responsible for releasing two of the most respected crossover remixes of the house era: "I'll House You" by the Jungle Brothers and "Missing" by Everything but the Girl by the mid 1990s.
Todd's tracks "Something Goin' On" and "Keep on Jumpin'" were both UK Top 10 hits, with the vocals on the latter provided by Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash. Freestyle diva Shannon was the featured vocalist on the UK top 20 hit "It's Over Love" in 1997, which also topped the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart in the US, as did "Just Wanna Dance"/"Weekend". "All right, All right" also was featured on the British import Chicago House compilation Jackmaster Volume 1 in 1987.
In 1999, Todd Terry released Resolutions on Astralwerks Records, which successfully embraced the then still avant-garde drum 'n' bass aesthetic. He also mixes on the albums One Half of a Whole Decade and Live & Remastered.
Terry also used several aliases such as Hardhouse, Swan Lake, Orange Lemon, Royal House, and Black Riot. He has also recorded as CLS, Masters at Work (with Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez & "Little" Louie Vega), Dredd Stock, House of Gypsies, Limelife, Hard House, Tyme Forse, and the Gypsymen (where under that alias, scored a number-one Billboard Hot Dance/Club play hit in 1992 with "Hear the Music").
Terry co-produced the song "Shake" on P.M. Dawn's debut album, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience. The song ended with the repeated lyric "Everyone thank Todd Terry". He also produced "The House of Isis" from Isis' 1990 album Rebel Soul.
In 2007 Todd Terry created the Todd Terry All Stars bringing together Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter releasing the first single Get Down featuring and co written by Tara McDonald the follow up "Play On" by the Todd Terry All Stars also featured Tara McDonald and was released in 2007 Strictly Rhythm Records/Defected Records and then re released in 2009 with remix by Eddie Thoneick
Record labels 
InHouse Records was launched by Terry in 1999. It has been the vehicle through which Todd is able to release tracks to his fans without a filter. Currently Inhouse has over 500 commercially available tracks in the catalog including release by House of Gypsies, Roland Clark, Shawnee Taylor, Kelly Sajda, Gypsymen, Black Riot, Leon Cormack, DJ E-Clyps and Todd Terry All Stars.
In 2000 Terry launched SoundDesign Records, the home to some of the harder tracks and artists he is working with and on, including releases from Danny Genius, Space Kadets, and Friscia & Lamboy.
In 2013, Todd Terry released the album Todd Terry vs. that Trap Shitt on Tommy Boy Entertainment.
Selected remixes 
- Anita Doth - Universe
- Annie Lennox -Little Bird
- Bizarre Inc. - I'm Gonna Get You
- Björk - Hyperballad
- The Cardigans - Love Fool
- The Corrs - Dreams
- Dr. Alban - This Time I'm Free
- Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella
- Everything But The Girl - Drivin
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Everything But The Girl - Wrong
- Garbage - Stupid Girl
- Kylie Minogue - Breathe
- Michael Jackson - Stranger in Moscow
- Martha Wash - Runaround
- Meredith Brooks - Bitch
- Playgroup featuring kc Flightt - Front 2 Back
- The Rolling Stones - Saint of Me
- Snap! - Rhythm Is a Dancer
- They Might Be Giants - S-E-X-X-Y
- Ultra Naté - Joy
- Yazoo - Don't Go
- Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
- 10,000 Maniacs - More than This
- Natalia Lesz - Arabesque
See also 
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
- Bush, John "Todd Terry Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-07-02
- Larkin, Colin (1999) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0252-6, p.337
- "Tod Terry", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-0702
- "Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash And Jocelyn Brown", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-07-02
- "Todd Terry Chart History: Singles", Billboard.com, retrieved 2011-07-02
- "Todd Terry Presents Shannon", Chart Stats, retrieved 2011-07-02
- Kogan, Frank (1989) "The Todd Terry Project To The Batmobile Let's Go", SPIN, April 1989, p. 110, retrieved 2011-07-02
- Todd Terry on Myspace
- Todd Terry at Discogs
- Tod Terry live at Electrocity Poland (video)
- Todd Terry Official facebook page