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* {{Sampling}}: He's one of the (many) Trope Codifiers. Specifically, he codified the use of microsampling, which has been utilized by artists such as Music/DaftPunk, [[Creator/NickBertke Pogo]], and Music/{{Skrillex}}. As a results, much of his samples tend to be unidentifiable due to their short length.

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* {{Sampling}}: He's one of the (many) Trope Codifiers. Specifically, he codified the use of microsampling, which has been utilized by artists such as Music/DaftPunk, [[Creator/NickBertke Pogo]], and Music/{{Skrillex}}. As a results, result, much of his samples tend to be unidentifiable due to their short length.


* {{Sampling}}: He's one of the (many) Trope Codifiers.

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* {{Sampling}}: He's one of the (many) Trope Codifiers. Specifically, he codified the use of microsampling, which has been utilized by artists such as Music/DaftPunk, [[Creator/NickBertke Pogo]], and Music/{{Skrillex}}. As a results, much of his samples tend to be unidentifiable due to their short length.
** Among the samples people have managed to track down are Music/KateBush in "I Hear Him" ("The Man With the Child In His Eyes"), Music/TheWho in "Be a Friend" ("Who Are You"), and Music/TheBeeGees in "Face My Heaven" ("Until").


* 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]]:

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* 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 com/watch?v=LQU1cxzGLK4 this]]:


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}}.'''''

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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 sampling aside from "Contact") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''


* EpicRocking: "You Came to Me", clocking in at ten minutes.

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* EpicRocking: "You Came to Me", clocking in at ten minutes. He also has several tracks that run over six minutes.


Todd Edwards is a Garage[=/=]HouseMusic producer from Bloomfield, New Jersey, and one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of {{sampling}}. He is known for taking small samples from many various songs and mixing them together, something not heard of before he 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.

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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 many various one song, he would take samples from ''many'' songs to create a unique and mixing them together, something not heard fresh sound. This method of sampling was unheard of before he 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.



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") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''

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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") 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}}.'''''





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\n!! 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)


* IHaveManyNames: The Sunshine Brothers, the Sample Choir, Clever, the Messenger, and the Todd Edwards Project are all aliases under which he has released tracks.

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* IHaveManyNames: The Sunshine Brothers, the The Sample Choir, Clever, the The Messenger, and the The Todd Edwards Project are all aliases under which he has released tracks.tracks.
* LoopedLyrics: Sometimes, if there are any.


* AntiLoveSong: "Don't Bother".
--> ''Why do you even bother?''
--> ''It only pushes me further away from you''
--> ''I don't care if you holler''
--> ''I'm not gonna be your friend, be your friend''


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") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''

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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. 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") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''


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 song "Face To Face", which contains some particularly inspired microsampling from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Evil Woman") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''

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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 song songs "Face To Face", which contains some particularly inspired microsampling from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Evil Woman") Woman", and "Fragments of Time") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''


* {{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.

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* {{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.


Todd Edwards is a Garage[=/=]HouseMusic producer from Bloomfield, New Jersey, and one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of {{sampling}}. He is known for taking small samples from many various songs and mixing them together, something not heard of before he 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 mixing together longer samples from other songs.

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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 taking small samples from many various songs and mixing them together, something not heard of before he 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 mixing cobbling together longer samples from other songs.



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 song "Face To Face") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''

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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 song "Face To Face") Face", which contains some particularly inspired microsampling from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Evil Woman") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''


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 Daft Punk,]] (also provided the vocals and co-produced their song "Face To Face") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, {{Beyonce}}, ''{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''{{Enya}}.'''''

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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 Daft Punk,]] Music/DaftPunk (also provided the vocals and co-produced their song "Face To Face") Justice (as Sunshine Brothers), The Superman Lovers, {{Beyonce}}, ''{{Kraftwerk}}'' Music/{{Beyonce}}, ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'' and '''''{{Enya}}.'''''Music/{{Enya}}.'''''



* {{Mondegreen}}: It's fun trying to interpret his sample-chopping as actual lyrics.



* SignatureStyle: Most of his songs follow this pattern (with some variations):
** 1) Opening drumbeat, usually with lots of shuffling snares.
** 2) Remove drumbeat to let the samples play.
** 3) Bring drumbeat back in along with a bassline.
** 4) Play a different sample pattern.
** 5) Go back to the previous one/introduce a new one.
** 6) Repeat Step 4, maybe with drums removed.
** 7) Remove some samples.
** 8) Remove all samples so only the bassline and drums are heard.
** 9) Take out bassline.
** 10) Start from Step 3.

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* SignatureStyle: Most of his songs follow this pattern (with some variations):
** 1) Opening drumbeat, usually with lots of shuffling snares.
** 2) Remove drumbeat to let
Over the years, he has made the technique of cutting up small samples play.
** 3) Bring drumbeat back in along with a bassline.
** 4) Play a different sample pattern.
** 5) Go back to the previous one/introduce a new one.
** 6) Repeat Step 4, maybe with drums removed.
** 7) Remove some samples.
** 8) Remove all samples so only the bassline and drums are heard.
** 9) Take out bassline.
** 10) Start from Step 3.
his own.



* SubliminalSeduction: Being Christian, he tends to insert Christian messages in his songs (sometimes via [[ManipulativeEditing Manipulative Editing]]). 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", and 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." Other times, he's less subtle. ''Other'' times, his songs are just straight-up Gospel songs.

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* SubliminalSeduction: Being Christian, he tends 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 (sometimes (usually via [[ManipulativeEditing Manipulative Editing]]).ManipulativeEditing). Aside from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQU1cxzGLK4&feature=channel&list=UL this]], in this]]:
** In
his dub mix of St. Germain's Alabama Blues, "Alabama Blues", you can hear the words "Jesus loves you" throughout the song, song.
**
"Incidental" has the words "I follow God" and "I surrender", and 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." Other times, he's less subtle. ''Other'' times, his songs are just straight-up Gospel songs."


* {{Disco}}: "I Doubted You" is done in this style.



* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: "I Doubted You" is done in a {{Disco}} style.

Added DiffLines:

* AntiLoveSong: "Don't Bother".
--> ''Why do you even bother?''
--> ''It only pushes me further away from you''
--> ''I don't care if you holler''
--> ''I'm not gonna be your friend, be your friend''


Added DiffLines:

* EpicRocking: "You Came to Me", clocking in at ten minutes.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: "I Doubted You" is done in a {{Disco}} style.

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