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Todd Edwards is a Garage[=/=]HouseMusic producer from Bloomfield, New Jersey, and one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of {{sampling}}. He is known for his extensive use of microsampling - taking miniscule samples and rearranging them to create an entirely new melody. This technique was used by House producer Marc Kinchen before him (you may know him for his ever-popular remix of "Push the Feeling On" by Nightcrawlers). However, Todd took it to [[UpToEleven another level]]; rather than use small samples from one song, he would take samples from ''many'' songs to create a unique and fresh sound. This method of sampling was unheard of before Todd started making music - the dominant method used by sampling experts before him like Music/TheDustBrothers and [[Music/PublicEnemy The Bomb Squad]] was to create new songs by cobbling together longer samples from other songs.

Beginning on 111 East Records, he released the single "Get Carried Away" under the name "The Todd Edwards Project" in 1992. This song was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness very much unlike anything he had made since,]] as it's more like a regular dance track, and doesn't contain his signature sample chopping style he is famous for today.

And year later, he released another single, called "Guide My Soul" on the New York-based label, Nervous, this time as "The Messenger". This one was closer to his usual sampling style.

A year after ''that'', he released the single "The Praise", [[IHaveManyNames now as]] "The Sample Choir". The same year, he made many tracks for [[ExcitedShowTitle i!]] Records, a then new New Jersey-based label. One of them, "Saved My Life", became a huge club hit, and gave him his place in the world of ElectronicMusic.

He has made remixes for a large pool of artists, such as St. Germain, Music/DaftPunk (also provided the vocals and co-produced their songs "Face To Face", which contains some particularly inspired microsampling from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Evil Woman", and "Fragments of Time", the only song on their album ''Random Access Memories'' to have any sampling aside from "Contact") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''

[[HeAlsoDid He has also]] [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent dabbled in other genres,]] such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJH7vnxOk3E Smooth Jazz]] (under the name Clever), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5ekzq1YGM Funk,]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbNiA1VPVRU Disco.]]

He is also a Christian, which greatly influences his music.

!! Discography

* ''Prima Edizione'' (1999)
* ''Nervous Innovator Series Vol 4/5'' (2000)
* ''Full On (Volume 1)'' (2001)
* ''Full On (Volume 2)'' (2003)
* ''New Trend Sounds'' (2004)
* ''New Trend Sounds (Classics, Remixes & Beyond)'' (2004)
* ''Odyssey'' (2006)
* ''Full On (Volume 3)'' (2007)

!! Tropes that apply to Todd Edwards or his music

* {{Autotune}}: Used either for his own vocals or his remixes (to match the singer's vocals with his track). Often used very heavily in the former's case. However, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=vw9QxFBZY5A&feature=endscreen "If You Want"]] demonstrates, he's a perfectly fine singer without it.
* {{Disco}}: "I Doubted You" is done in this style.
* EpicRocking: "You Came to Me", clocking in at ten minutes. He also has several tracks that run over six minutes.
* IHaveManyNames: The Sunshine Brothers, The Sample Choir, Clever, The Messenger, and The Todd Edwards Project are all aliases under which he has released tracks.
* LoopedLyrics: Sometimes, if there are any.
* {{Sampling}}: He's one of the (many) Trope Codifiers.
* SignatureStyle: Over the years, he has made the technique of cutting up small samples his own.
* SpeedyTechnoRemake: Of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWHvtMUtqUE "Help Me, Rhonda"]] by Music/TheBeachBoys.
* SubliminalSeduction: Being Christian, he'll sometimes either sing about God or make songs about God using vocal samples to convey the message, but other times, he'll insert Christian messages in his songs (usually via ManipulativeEditing). Aside from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQU1cxzGLK4&feature=channel&list=UL this]]:
** In his dub mix of St. Germain's "Alabama Blues", you can hear the words "Jesus loves you" throughout the song.
** "Incidental" has the words "I follow God" and "I surrender".
** Finally, his dub mix of Lonyo's "In Ayia Napa" has the lyrics, "Perfect paradise... it's Jesus. Where all the people go to Jesus, Jesus."