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Terri B Interview (2014)

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One of the many amazing things about going to Winter Music Conference is that you never know who you are going to run into. Enjoying a set by HiiO on a hotel rooftop, I saw Terri B walk in and started chatting her up. Aside from Jes, it’s hard to think of anyone else who is such a quadruple threat – singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ.  Then when you see her perform you will know why there is an exclamation mark instead of a period after the B!  Take a listen to this Spotify playlist, you will probably recognize a lot of her music.   Terri B! is a force to be reckoned with so watch out for her sets and new releases. 

DJ Ron Slomowicz: Terri B, you are a singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ, what can’t you do?
Terri B: I can’t ski and I am not a great swimmer!

RS: I heard that you have been remixed over 1,000 times and you have a relationship with Avicii through that.

Terri B: Avicii’s first major remix was “Bang That Box,” which was my collaboration with Roger Sanchez.  It was also remixed by Laidback Luke, and he also remixed “You Used to Hold Me” which was a big track with D.O.N.S. ft. Terri B. I have opened a few times for David Guetta and also opened for Tiesto, so my diversity has been very clear. I started in trance by doing vocals for Future Breeze and went on from there to do a lot of major Global Deejays remixes.

Notable Dance Podcast #030

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Ts7 – Reach (Extended)
Umek vs DJ Dan – Mighty Wind
Ben Simpson – Good Love (Original)
Roger Sanchez – My Roots (Technasia)
Absolut Groovers – Rock the Beat (Original Mix)
Baggi Begovic – Dragon (Original)
Angger Dimas ft Polina – Release Me (Digital Lab)
Bass Kleph & Chris Arnott – I Want More (Disfunktion)
Andrew Rayel & Jwaydan – Until the End (Club)
Kryder – Aphrodite (Original)
Gabriel & Dresden ft Nick Ormandy – Tomorrow Comes (Moska)
ATB with Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (Toby Hedges)
Arty & Audien vs Icona Pop vs Hardwell – Jumper All Night (Reid Stefan Mashup)

SONG OF THE DAY: Roger Sanchez – “My Roots”

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This is the record I have been waiting for.  While everyone is riding the ’90s flashback train and releasing tracks that sound exactly what was being released in the ’90s, dance music master statesman Roger Sanchez takes those classic elements and modernizes them.  Aptly titled “My Roots,” the track is built over a bouncy house beat with piano flourishes and incorporates the trademark diva vocals, the “voice of God,” and the vocal repeat effects that are instantly memorable.  This isn’t a track made for radio airplay – it’s a full-on club track that is so hooky and catchy that it could end up on the radio.  What’s kind of ironic is that while I liked the the remixes by Technasia, Alexei & Carlos Kinn, and Sonny Fodera when I first heard them, it is when I went back and heard the original version that I really fell in love with the track. The video is just as en pointe with the animated scenes that relive the roots of house – record stores that build community, underground gay clubs, spinning on vinyl, and the evolution of dance moves.

Image Courtesy of Stealth Records.