Good Morning Mix: Witness Todd Terry’s art of house in his 2013 Boiler Room set
With Black History Month commencing, it would be amiss not to pay homage to one of the true pioneers of house music: Todd Terry. Dancing Astronaut journeys back to Terry’s immaculate Boiler Room DJ set from London in 2013 to witness him exhilarate his early-90’s Freeze Records work in conjunction with potent vault of unreleased IDs, reworks, and original tracks.
In unparalleled fashion, the Brooklyn DJ takes on the decks for 54 minutes to school fans new and old on his innovative approach to breaks within house in the 80’s, establishment of hip-hop bass lines over sprays of machine gun-staccato drums, live turntable effects, and ninja sampling of pop songs—eloquently setting the gold standard for proper DJ mixing.
The New York house legend recently released a two-track EP titled Energize 33 on his label Freeze Records as well as a slew of singles such as “Jammin,” “Black Again,” and a remix of his 2016 original, “Can U Dig It.”
Listen to Todd Terry’s Boiler Room London DJ set below.
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