Tedd Patterson is house music royalty. He has headlined with the top DJs in the world; he has released music on the most respected labels in the industry; and he has played a pivotal role in the spread of house music across the globe. Tedd’s boldly creative sets at the Magic Sessions (Miami WMC) inspired generations of clubbers and DJs, conferring on him legendary status alongside Tony Humphries and Louie Vega.
Tedd’s been spinning since the late 70’s with his ethos of “no musical boundaries—only musical journeys,” and his style owes as much to the past as to the present. His distinctive sound has earned him not only a huge, global fan base but also a career of impressive breadth and longevity. He has headlined Ministry of Sound in London, Pacha in Ibiza, and Panorama Bar in Berlin. Tedd has also brought his signature sound to Moscow, Tokyo, Montreal, and Naples.
Tedd gathered a following early on in the NYC music scene, with underground East Village parties at Sugar Babies and Save the Robots that have now evolved into regular gigs at destinations like Output, Flash Factory, and Le Bain. His Vibal party at uber-cool hotspot Cielo led to a 13-year residency and a whole new fan base. Tedd was recently chosen to play the first US Glitterbox at House of Yes with Simon Dunmore and also performed a ground-breaking seven-hour performance for visual artist Nick Cave at the Park Avenue Armory.
Tedd’s work in A&R and Promotion at Emotive Records during the heyday of New York dance music expanded his musical talents beyond the DJ booth and eventually led to his production debut. “Welcome to the Magic Session” was released on the iconic Strictly Rhythm label, and collaborations with heavyweights Eric Kupper, Pete Heller, and Chus & Ceballos followed soon after. His edits of Black Science Orchestra, Alicia Keyes, and Bjork, have gained cult status in the house underground. His new single “X-Tension” on Launch Entertainment and his edit of “VR Tribute” by Louie Vega have already received wide acclaim.