Touched By The Hand Of Todd - Todd Terry (1988)
I got overly excited when I saw the title for this cover piece. I thought there'd be references to his midas touch, or to the Sistene chapel, or even a reference to the book of Job. Something vaguely religious given the obvious pun on "Touched By The Hand of God". But nothing. In fact, less than nothing. As far as I can tell the NME needed a snappy title and someone on the edit team remembered a New Order single from the previous year.
Ah well. It's a shame. But I suppose, as in most academics or even sciences, a negative result is as valid as a positive one. The article is dull, shows Terry's blasé attitude towards house music, and it's potential as a source of income for him. Nothing I'm particularly interested in with perhaps the exception that Terry seems almost doubt the fact house originated in Chicago, and his vague attempt to define house music (which to be fair might be useful towards the end of this project):
"Awww, y'know, it's an attitude... it's a mood. Closed in. See, disco is more open, House is closed in, everything more streamlined, more focused on the beat... Aww man, you hear it, you know it."