Tuning out his annoying parents (whom he loves very much by the way) is how Terry started arranging music with a dual cassette deck in his bedroom back in the early 80’s. The mix tapes he made for himself and his friends were influenced by heavy doses of New Wave and Rock, with layers of emotional overtones and chunky, swinging electronic bass lines. The music Terry plays and produces today resembles the music he listened to in the solitude of his headphones growing up.
Terry’s journey in the industry began in Seattle during the mid 1990s. He made a decade long stop in Miami in the early 2000’s, and eventually made his way to San Diego in 2012. Terry was recognized in the Pacific Northwest for his long-standing residencies at infamous after-hours parties in Seattle such as ‘Dance Oasis’ at Habana’s, ‘SuperHighway’, the ‘Usual Suspects’ at Contour and at ‘Dedicated’, Seattle’s largest house music weekly event of that era. He has been featured with some of the most renowned DJs/producers of our time ranging from progressive house giants such as Deep Dish, Talla 2XLC, and Sandra Collins, to the most notable names in house music like Doc Martin, Gene Ferris, and Felix Da Housecat.
Terry’s DJ sets are known for having unique range, patience in the mix, hypnotic harmonic mixing, and an adaptable style of programming which are accompanied by his humble stage presence. His sets can run the gambit from deep house, to tech house and techno depending on the atmosphere. His performance highlights include numerous appearances at The End Up (San Francisco), Sonar (Vancouver B.C Canada), Showbox (Seattle), Re-Bar for Flammable Sundays (Seattle), Qool (San Francisco), and various annual appearances during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. His mix ‘When We Touch’ won an ‘Honorable Mention’ out of more than 3600 entries in John Digweed’s Future Music Magazine DJ competition in 2004, and was featured regularly on XM Satellite Radio’s ‘The Move’.
Production wise, Terry has releases on house music labels such as HEAVY, Tilted Records, Fresh Farm Music and Staybad to progressive house labels like Stripped Digital Recordings, displaying his range as a producer.
When he’s not behind the decks or driving sessions in the studio, Terry is well known as a beacon of industry knowledge. He’s a growth oriented communicator who possesses a community-first mindset, and is one of the rare individuals you’ll find out and about who’s always open to sharing his knowledge, feedback and insights. Event coordinators, DJs, and up and coming producers alike regularly reach out to him for his ‘sage advice’ as one event producer in San Diego calls it.
You can regularly catch Terry at Blonde Bar on Wednesdays for Dance Klassique & various venues and events up and down the West Coast.