With this incredible compilation, Defected Records welcomes house and UKG legend, Todd Edwards, into the prestigious list of House Masters, charting an influential career spanning over three decades. This 42-track collection includes classics from Todd’s discography as well as newer hits from the New Jersey native, many of which have been fully remastered by Defected since acquiring his catalog in 2020.
Many of the artists that have inspired my music are part of the House Masters series. I’m so honoured and thankful to be joining them. – Todd Edwards
Todd’s influence on a scene 6,000 miles away is credited to his truly unique sonic aesthetic. He is often credited as one of the founding fathers of UK Garage. Todd purposefully created an entirely new sound by manipulating chopped-up samples and using vocal clips as instruments within his productions, as well as time and pitch shifts, thanks to the early studio equipment he had at his disposal at the time. In the burgeoning garage scene of the 1990s, his signature sound influenced key UKG artists such as DJ EZ and Matt Jam Lamont. Todd ‘The God’ Edwards earned Grammy nominations for his work with Daft Punk, contributing as a producer and vocalist on the albums Discovery and Random Access Memories. Along the way, he developed a cult following, with fans clamoring for his discography, which was largely unavailable digitally until Defected acquired it in 2020.
About Todd Edwards’ House Masters
Todd Edwards’ House Masters compiles the best of Todd’s contributions to the dance music world. Highlights include solo classics like ‘Saved My Life,’ ‘Shut The Door,’ and ‘The Dream,‘ as well as his collaborations with Daft Punk on ‘Face To Face‘ and ‘Fragments of Time,’ which are available on a special double pack vinyl, 2 x CD, and digitally for streaming and download. House Masters – Todd Edwards features his legendary remixes of St Germain’s “Alabama Blues,” Indo’s “R U Sleeping,” and Sound Of One’s “As I Am.” Along with his classic productions, the package includes newer hits such as his Defected singles “You’re Sorry” and “Deeper.”
This curated collection of Todd’s finest moments is the definitive collection, whether you’re a dedicated follower of his thirty-year career or just dipping your toes into his discography for the first time. With this very special edition of House Masters, there is no better time to reflect on this body of work from a trailblazer of house music than now.
Defected presents Todd Edwards – House Masters is out on 18th June via Defected Records. Pre-order on 2 x 12″ vinyl, CD and find exclusive Todd Edwards t-shirts on the D-Store.