TERRY FRANCIS – 17TH DECEMBER – LEEDS
+ RESIDENCE: ANDREW SYKES & PAUL MURRAY
17TH DECEMBER – LEEDS
Since winning Muzik magazines “Best New DJ” award in 1997, Terry Francis has had what can only be described as a meteoric rise to fame. To those previously unfamiliar with his flawless mixing skills and instinctive ability to work a crowd it probably seemed as if he’d arrived out of nowhere. Fact is though, he had been blazing a trail through the underground for no less than ten years before the world at large sat up and took notice and his unanimously praised “Architecture” mix album helped put him on the map. A seamless mix of deep dubby house, celestial breaks and ethereal vocals – it was shot through with the kind of shimmering techno sensibility that really marked it out as something special. Some called it “tech house”, whilst Terry himself jokingly described to it as “house no”. Ultimately though, any labelling of Terry’s style is fairly pointless because what he does is what all the very best DJ’s do. He blurs the lines between the past and the present to create the future and always plays from the heart. Crucially though, he does ft just that little bit better than almost anybody else.
His sleek fusion of techno and house has made him a top British DJ, but Terry Francis has also helmed a series of solid productions, both as Housey Doingz (with Nathan Coles) and released under the monikers 2 Smoking Barrels, Blue Wig, Dattare, The Delinquents, G. L. F, Green Grass, Metal Dogz and T- Collective as well as productions under his own name. Alongside weekly dates worldwide, Terry’s been a Saturday resident at London club fabric since it first opened it’s doors and his DJ sets have been a consistent highlight in fabric’s history, continually underlining his dual position as scene-stayer and tastemaker. An unwitting ambassador of the tech-house scene he has been in constant demand as a touring DJ, supporting the works of likeminded producers in the process.
in this past year Terry has been making some new productions with his partner Klunk and will be releasing some much long awaited new music under the alias Klunk & Zilly.