Review: This one just never gets old does it - Todd Terry's club anthem from 1996 that featured the talents of disco heroines Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash has been a hit on intergenerational dancefloors ever since for good reason. These versions by hot Italian trio Re-Tide are perfect re-adjustments with adequate tweaks for modern dancefloors. Their rendition is a funky and low slung effort that uses that killer hook of the original (of course from the '70's original by Patrick Adams and Ken Morris - respect where it's due) in the background, but blends their tight elements in with some right pizzaz. Comes with a handy radio edit for your convenience.
Review: This latest bumper-packed compilation from the mighty CR2 label is pretty much all you'll need to get yout through this summer season, if not the whole year! Yep the classic imprint has done it again, rounding up Todd Terry, label boss Mark Brown and the CR2 Allstars to each deliver sizzling summery mixes with a combined tracklist of 57 tunes! A selection of the many highlights includes the melancholy Italo disco vibes of "Epiphany (Copy Paste Soul mix)" by The Golden Boy, the nasty low-down jacker "Starfucker" by Audion, the techno lazer funk jam "Funky Tees(Tee's Freeze mix)" by Todd Terry himself and and the moody trance of Superpitcher's DJ Hell rework, "Je Regrette Everything".
Review: A Grammy-winning veteran house DJ who made it big stateside by first getting recognition in good old Blightly, Todd Terry never stops keeping on keeping on. "Tee's Breakdown" is his latest offering and, with all its funky bounce, this nine minute garage roller is up there with some of his finest efforts. Well done that man!
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").
Bounce To The Beat (Rhythm Masters 2015 remix) - (7:32) 123 BPM
So Everybody (Get Off It) (Brotherton Wing remix) - (6:11) 124 BPM
Bounce To The Beat (Jay Vegas remix) - (5:47) 122 BPM
Review: When Sound Design aka Todd Terry dropped the original of Bounce To The Beat back in the mid-'90s he caused quite a stir in house music circles. Now the show-stopping anthem is back, this time remixed for contemporary dancefloors by two different artists. Leading the charge are the Rhythm Masters who add a bit of their trademark big room muscle to proceedings, next Jay Vegas takes things in a old skool direction with its trippy snare and organ riffs. Finally "So Everybody (Get Off It) also gets reworked into edgier underground UKF by Brotherton Wing.