Todd Edwards

[] - [Next >>]

Todd Edwards


New Jersey garage producer Todd Edwards is widely acknowledged to have exercised a formative influence over the UK underground scene. While some British artists (e.g. Tuff Jam) continue to emulate his funky disco basslines and bustling lo-fi beats, it is Edwards' sampling technique which has proved most influential across the spectrum of UK garage, linking his work with the 'vocal science' so apparent in 2-step. Like many producers on both sides of the Atlantic, Edwards sources most of his samples in 1970s disco.


  • Todd Edwards, termed by many as the guru of sampling, is unsurpassed at what he does. His cut, paste, and rearrange style, although mimicked by many, still cannot be copied. [...]


    One of these people doing it well is New Jersey based producer Todd Edwards. Armand Van Helden cites Edwards as the best of the "other side" of speedgarage, that of tight beats with an underlying garage influence. This style is most evident on Edwards' single "Dancing for Heaven".

    His Own Words:

    Q: What about some of the names attributed to you, like ‘speed garage’ or even ‘two step’?

    A: Well first of all, I don’t think I had anything to do with the origin of two step. The first two step track to make it over here, the Tina Moore track (‘Never Gonna Let you Go’) was by an American producer (Kelly G). So it wasn’t me that did that. I’ve heard two step tracks with elements of what I do in there, but I don’t take any credit for it. With the title ‘speed garage’, it was never my intention to create a genre or a trend. I was just trying to make my own sound. When I used to listen to mix shows, I’d know that the record coming in was by Todd Terry. Or by MK or Masters At Work. I wanted people to know that it was a Todd Edwards production coming in. [...]


  • Todd Edwards' Nervous Tracks [1CD, Amazon US]
    1. Guide My Soul - The Messenger 2. So Real - The Messenger 3. Oohhh Baby - Veda Simpson 4. Oohhh Baby (Todd Edwards Dub) - Veda Simpson 5. End This Hate - The Messenger 6. Main Vibe - The Messenger 7. Feelin' Lonely - The Sample Choir 8. Love Will Make Things Better - The Sample Choir 9. Break Smooth - The Sample Choir 10. Tomorrow - Kim English 11. The Praise - The Sample Choir

    your Amazon recommendations - Jahsonic - early adopter products

    Managed Hosting by NG Communications