Since starting the FACT podcast series, we’ve been lucky enough to feature contributions from some of our very favourite artists. Few have made us as proud as Todd Edwards.
Nicknamed “The God”, Edwards is best known for ‘Face to Face’, his collaboration with Daft Punk that featured on the French duo’s seminal Discovery album. But in underground dance music circles the New Jersey resident’s influence spreads far beyond that: his unique vocal reconstruction technique – where he cuts and pastes individual syllables to create a poetic collage that often only unravels after various listens (think a dancefloor-focused version of what Burial does) – is one of the most recognizable trademarks in his history of house and garage music, usually backed with some of the most sunblind four-by-four beats in history.
Todd’s gone all out for his FACT mix: an hour in length, it features both new unreleased cuts and “unheard tracks from the archives”, and is essential listening for both those interested in his legacy on house and garage music and fans of his overground admirers – both Klaxons and Justice have asked Todd to remix them in the past. For the tracklist and an interview with Todd, turn to page two. FACT’s Guide to the Essential Todd Edwards is also worth a peek.
(Available for three weeks)