Todd Terry‘s Techno label Terminator Records is in the ears and on the lips of many around the planet. Todd himself a cornerstone of of House, a godfather of House, a living legend, Todd the God. Decoded Magazine was given some of Todd’s valuable time to discuss what is inbound for his new Techno label Terminator Records based in Brooklyn, New York. I was dancing to white labels featuring samples from Todd Terry tracks when I was 15 years old at under age dance parties. Close to three full decades later I get to interview the man himself and delve into his latest label venture Terminator Records.
Todd thanks for your precious time, what’s on the scope for you for the rest of 2017?
Running my labels InHouse, Freeze, Terminator, and SoundDesign. On the collaboration side I’m working on tracks with Sandy Rivera, Carl Craig, Low Steppa, Josh Butler, Ant LaRock, Robert Owens, and Dubfire. On the touring side I will be back in Ibiza for the summer. I have a few residencies that will keep me based there for the season, I can’t say which ones as the “official” announcements have not been made public. Some big festivals again this year, BPM in Mexico, Defected Croatia, We R FSTVL London, a possible return to Glasstonbury again this year, so many things on the touring side.
You’ve got some news about your new Techno label Terminator Records. What’s the scoop?
My Brooklyn crew of Alexander Technique, Klienfeld, and Krames decided to start Terminator to release new style Techno records and do some gigs.
Apart from yourself is there anyone else involved behind the scenes with the label?
Same dudes Alexander Technique, Klienfeld, and Krames.
Who have you singed so far to Terminator Records?
Singles, Remixes, and EPs by Housemeister, Christopher Kah, Robbie Pope, Alexander Technique, Chris Cue, Jhothi, Massime, and Klienfed & Krames.
Release schedule wise for Terminator Records what’s on the scope you can divulge?
We are shooting for 2 releases a month at this point, with 1 a week by fall 2017.
Who are some upcoming New York based techno producers that caught your ear in 2016?
Alexander Technique and Klienfeld stand out from the local (Brooklyn) scene.
Terminator Records is based in New York, what’s the local Techno scene there like for those who have never been on the ground there?
Output’s The Panther Room in Brooklyn is the place for new techno sounds.
Any upcoming production hardware or software not yet released you’ve seen you’ll be grabbing for the Terminator Records production studio?
I like the Black Techno by Catalyst Samples.
What’s your vision for the new label and will there be future Terminator Records label nights on offer?
We have a regular monthly party at The Panther Room in Brooklyn and plans for label showcases at WMC and ADE this in addition to working on other spots around the world.
You’ve had an incredible journey in the scene and huge success with your other label InHouse Records. What’s the latest news on InHouse Records?
Full schedule of 50+ releases for 2017 at InHouse, and for me a swingy house joint called “Yah’ dropping in February.
Will there be a Terminator Records stand alone website or will Terminator Records be incorporated into your artist website?
Working on updating all my websites with some college kids from Jersey. It will all be ported through www.toddterry.com
Thank you for taking time to fill us in Todd. All of us at Decoded Magazine wish you every success with Terminator Records.
Thanks for the support.