Todd Edwards is widely recognised as the creator of one of the most important genres from the past few decades, with his hypnotic collage of short cut-up samples over swung US garage beats & disco flavoured bass-lines becoming the blueprint of UK Garage.
Over the last few years ”the producer’s favourite producer” has seen his status rise from critical cult favourite to that of an established and accepted touchstone for the UK’s frequently shifting underground dance scene. Regularly name checked as a major influence by the likes of Joy Orbison, Daft Punk, Joe Goddard, Disclosure, MJ Cole, Oneman, Deadboy & Burial – everyone owes a little to Todd ‘The God’ Edwards.
His four to the floor beats have earned him a passionate following over the past two decades, and in addition to his own legendary productions Edwards has remixed the likes of Hot Chip, Phoenix, Klaxons, Matthew Dear, Spank Rock, Surkin, Robin S, Kingdom, St. Germain & Justice. Edwards also co-produced and sang on the Daft Punk song “Face to Face” on their album Discovery, and the song reached number 1 on the Billboard Club chart in 2004.
The famous irony with Todd Edwards is that despite being such an important figure in UK music, he was born and bred in the United States (Bloomfield, New Jersey to be exact). In addition to this he is a devout Christian, and openly admits to arranging vocals and samples in a way that highlight religious and spiritual themes. Check out the all-around nice guy showing Scion around his home studio:
We recommend you head over to Todd’s soundcloud page to grab free downloads of many of his ‘out of print’ remixes, and also check out his recent mix for Boiler Room:
We are really excited to bring the legend Todd Edwards to Nottingham for our October event at Stealth, where he will be joining Disclosure, Mosca & lots more. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.
(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham).