Light Asylum's frontwoman Shannon Funchess, in front of a CONFETTISYSTEM backdrop (check out interview with Nick and Julie of CONFETTISYSTEM here)
Shayne (aka HBA)
Trust's Robert Alfons
Light Asylum's Shannon
And Light Asylum's other half, Bruno Coviello
Light Asylum after their set
Khalif, aka Le1f (listen to his recent mixtape for OC)
Todd "the God" Terry
Backstage with Todd
Spotted: Christopher Kane Printed Tee!
The CONFETTISYSTEM backdrop
In my Hood by Air Classics Peak Long Sleeve tee, duh
The only thing hotter than the sun on Saturday were the beats, as MoMA PS1 launched its annual Warm Up concert series. Arca and Shayne of Hood By Air (available at OC here) kicked off the afternoon with a heavy DJ set, followed by blazing performances from OC mixtape veterans Trust and Nguzunguzu. Next, Shannon Funchess of LIGHT ASYLUM killed it with her magnetic vocals, as did her musical counterpart Bruno Coviello with his soaring synths. By the time NYC house icon Todd Terry stepped into the box, the courtyard was a sweaty ocean of smiling faces and hands in the air, as if everyone was praying to the man known to many as "Todd the God." Relive the summertime party with this super special, crazy Trilogy mix that Todd made just for us, chock-full of diva vocals and sultry house jams.
Ezra Marcus: You've been in the game for more than 20 years. What are some of the biggest changes you've noticed since the mid 80s?
Todd Terry: The way the slowing of the global economy has impacted the way people buy music and how much they are willing to spend to go out to see a show.
EM: Who are some of your favorite up-and-coming producers? TT: Prok & Fitch, DJ E-Clyps, J Paul Getto, and Brian Cid
EM: What was the first record you ever bought? TT: James Brown's Hot Butter Popcorn
EM: How big is your record collection? TT: 16 to 17 thousand records
EM: What are some of your favorite gems? TT: Herbie Hancock's Sunshine and Quincy Jones' The Dude
EM: When did you first hear house music? TT: At Block parties in Brooklyn, where I grew up
EM: What are a few of the wildest places you've played around the world?
TT: Bali and Indonesia
EM: What's one song you often DJ thats guaranteed to set it off?
TT: Royal House's "Can You Party"
EM: One thing people would be surprised to know about Todd Terry?
TT: I hate to fly.
EM: Your nickname is Todd the God. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
TT: The ability to transport myself to the gig without getting on the plane 80+ times a year
EM: What was the music scene in NY like when you were a teenager, and how did you end up behind the decks?
TT: Playing at parties in the neighborhood where I grew up. I played mostly hip-hop when I started.
EM: Can you tell us about the new LP you're releasing, Todd Terry vs. Hip Hop?
TT: Todd Terry vs. Hip Hop is coming for the end of 2012. It’s a mash-up of hip hop, funk, jazz, and soul.