Todd Edwards, an American producer closely associated with early UK garage, will release his full back catalogue in digital format for the first time. It arrives by way of Defected Records May 7th.
“Finally! It’s been almost a decade since I got back the music catalog that helped define my career,” Edwards wrote in a statement. “Now it’s ready for re-release, and I am very happy it will all be on Defected Records, the perfect label to share my music with old fans and a new audience.”
Born in New Jersey, Edwards derived influence from the likes of Todd Terry and Marc “MK” Kinchen in the early ’90s. His distinctive style of vocal sampling altered the evolution of UK garage and 2-step garage, affording him two separate opportunities to work with Daft Punk in the 2000s.
Resident Advisor notes that the Defected digital release will include such Todd Edwards singles as “Saved My Life,” “Dancing For Heaven,” and “Can’t You Believe.” All will be remastered and available for purchase and streaming.
Defected Records will also reissue select Todd Edwards releases in vinyl record format as well as devoting an installment of their House Masters compilation series to the producer.