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Music Talk with Todd Terry & Steve Mac


Two BIG guests joined me on Twitch recently in Todd Terry & Steve Mac.

Firstly, we have Grammy Award-nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn.

In the mid-’90s, the Ministry of Sound’s eponymous UK label released A Day In The Life, a collection of Todd Terry tracks that had been causing dance floor panic. That then led the way to a deal with Mercury Records allowing him to set up a context in which to work with his favourite singers and performers. The first release, Keep On Jumpin’ on featured a vocal workout from super-divas Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown, together for the first time ever. The song became a top 10 UK crossover pop hit and a worldwide smash.

Secondly, my good friend Mr Steve Mac is an English house music producer and DJ who is half of Rhythm Masters but also had a few aliases including These Machines and under his own name.

And it was as Rhythm Masters when I first learnt about Steve remixed Keep On Jumpin’ – which to this is one of my favourite all-time remixes and one of the first records i ever brought. I then became friends with Steve whilst working at Turnmills and Rhythm Masters and Steve has been part of Data Transmission birthday celebrations across 8th, 9th, 10th, and now in our 15th month…

Flash forward a quarter of a century and last month, Todd’s freeze records released a mighty mash-up of two of Todd’s classics, ‘Jumpin’ and ‘Keep On Jumpin’, courtesy of Steve Mac, who has been tearing up dance floors with this potent secret weapon.

If you want to release on the biggest labels and DJ for the biggest brands, this video will give you a wealth of insights into how to do just that!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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