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With two LPs and a slew of 12" and collaborative projects, Tadd Mullinix, when not producing hip hop as Dabrye, has been leading the way for a new wave of jackin’ house, acid house, techno and electro under the aliases James T. Cotton and JTC. Recording for Spectral, TNT, Nation, Creme Organization, Udek, Frigio, M>O>S, Minimal Rome, Frigio, and Relief, collaborating with Todd Osborn, D’marc Cantu and Traxx, and having remixed Orgue Electronique and Depeche Mode – he has received critical acclaim for his raw productions from influentials like Laurent Garnier, Traxx, and Trevor Jackson. And his records have been in rotation thanks to respected DJs like Theo Parrish, Sven Väth, Traxx, Carlos Souffront, Ryan Elliot, Ben Sims, Mick Wills, Serge, and DJ Qu. He’s been DJing professionally since the mid-90s, meanwhile drawing influences from Ron Hardy to Jeff Mills. JTC has been touring the world and also playing regularly in his hometown, Ann Arbor, blending seamlessly, unreleased originals, techno, disco, and everything in-between.
In 2010, at the University Of Michigan, Tadd performed with Laura Kuhn, director of the John Cage Trust, Cage’s “Indeterminacy”.
TNT – a collaboration with Todd Osborn. A special dance music project using analogue synths and classic drum machines. The TNT label is strictly low budget and the pressings are limited.
2AMFM – with D’marc Cantu. Jakbeat tracks in the styles of house, and techno.
SATURN V – with Traxx. A frequent collaborator. You can find Saturn V on Muzique, Relief, and on the second JTC LP on Spectral “Like No One”.
X2 – with Traxx and D’marc Cantu. This collab was sparked in my home studio when I introduced the two.