TODD EDWARDS

Philip Sherburne WRITTEN BY
Philip Sherburne

New Jersey house producer Todd Edwards lives by Duke Ellington's maxim, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" — no other dance music producer has ever come up with a slinkier, swingier sound. In some corners, his swing is, in fact, the be-all and end-all: U.K. garage and early French house would be unthinkable without Edwards' effervescent vocal edits and syncopated wiggle. Worshipped by DJs and clubbers as "Todd the God," Edwards, a devout Christian, is outspoken about the fact that he answers to a higher calling; the uplift in his music serves as a model for the ecstatic, devotional component of Animal Collective's own music and swinging gait of songs like "Summertime Clothes."

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