The Legendary Tedd Patterson at the Works this Friday.

This Friday Fag Fridays brings Tedd Patterson to grace the decks and rock the dance floor at Public Works. Patterson has been around the block on the east coast house scene as well as taking his talent further afield to Europe and beyond. His sets at the Italian club, Angels of Love in Naples are a thing of myth and he has also ventured into the studio to produce a slew of classic club cuts. His production credits include collaborating with fellow heavy-hitter dj/producers like Pete Heller and Chus and Ceballos, as well as putting out his own material on prolific house labels like Francois K’s Wave imprint, Eric Kupper’s Hysteria label, the sadly defunct, but once mighty, Junior London (once known as Junior Boys Own) and Strictly Rhythm (one of the grails of NY house and garage in the ’90s). In the early ’90s he headed up A&R at another fabled NY house and garage label, Emotive Records, home to a trove of classic tracks and a go-to source for those who cherished the NY sound. He signed many of the label’s best artists and was also the architect behind Emotive’s ground-breaking, and now famous compilation, The Future Sound of New York.

His first production came out in ’99 on Strictly Rhythm, a track called “Welcome To The Magic Sessions”. Magic Sessions were the collaborative dj sets played by Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, and Todd Terry at Winter Music Conference in Miami. Patterson joined the line-up around ’95 and has played some explosive sets at the legendary shindig. It’s hard not to bandy the word ‘legendary’ around, because it is so applicable to this guy, a dj from Savannah, Georgia who moved to Atlanta and was in the same circles as fellow Georgians like Larry Tee, Ru Paul and Lady Bunny, folks who would go on to add a serious amount of color to New York’s vibrant night life.

This is what Terry Farley (of UK house duo Farley and Heller and one of the driving forces behind London’s excellent house scene in the ’90s) said about Patterson, “Tedd Patterson is a real New York institution; he’s from the floor. A product of the ‘90s hey-day of Sound Factory and Sound Factory Bar, you can hear that heritage in his productions and when he plays. In my opinion he’s a real torch-bearer for all that was and is fabulous and legendary about NYC.”

So, if serious house music is your bag then we’ll see you on the dance floor at the Works this friday. Don’t sleep on this one, it’s gonna be…um…legendary!