Review: Defected's ongoing House Masters series should be essential listening for anyone keen to discover more about the recording careers of some of the scene's most iconic producers. Certainly, this latest installment, chronicling NYC legend Todd Terry's finest moments, contains far more hits than misses. At 35 tracks deep, it's a bit of a beast, but features not only all of his best-known productions ("Weekend", "Can You Party", "I'll House You", "Bango (To The Batmobile)", his remix of Everything But The Girl's "Missing"), but also a swathe of lesser-known remixes (A slammin' version of Bizarre Inc's "I'm Gonna Get You"), Dubs (a brilliantly stripped-back version of Hardrive's "Voices Inside My House") and original productions (the hip-house era madness of Black Riot's "Warlock").
Review: Todd Terry's mid-90s version of disco-classic Musique's "Keep On Jumping" gets a huge overhaul on this expansive remix package from Terry's own InHouse imprint. With original Musique vocalist Jocelyn Brown's vocals to the fore, Tee's Freeze mix is a classic funky house delight, layered with pianos and jacking hats, while the "Thumpin RM" mix is a sped-up tour de force that uses hefty samples from the disco original. For a deeper extension, check out Tee's German and JM mixes, and producers/DJs should definitely jump on the previously unreleased acapella and bonus beats.
Review: Grown men of a certain age will be very confused by this new release from house heroes Todd Terry and DJ Spen, as they tackle '70s classic "Stone Fox Chase", better known as the theme to BBC music show The Old Grey Whistle Test. The famous harmonica riff is present and correct as is most of the original with just some subtle beefing up going on. Terry's own mix adds some seriously slammin' jack master beats to the equation though, whilst other highlights include Damond Ramsey's techy excursion and Mannoo's swampy beat-fest.