As a teenager Terence :Terry: spent much of his time hanging out in the first raves to be held in Paris, in a warehouse on the outskirts of the city. There, he discovered a menagerie of dance genres and he quickly developed a passion for diverse sounds that would inspire him to take to the decks, and influence him throughout the rest of his music career. Feeding his desire for original, rare cuts, Terence became a fixture at Paris’ famous flea-market Puces of Clignancourt, dealing in second-hand warehouse vinyl he found on trips to London. But, always on the hunt something new to excite him, he would often sneak away from his shop in search of jazz, soul, hip-hop and funk records to expand his ever-growing music collection.
Steadily building his name as a DJ/producer on the underground scene in Paris, Terence secured a number of residencies including ‘Afterparty Is Not A Crime’ at Nouveau Casino, one of the most hyped after parties around in 2003/4, and later in 2009, ‘Oui Now’ at Djoon where he hosted alongside the likes of Tania Vulcano, Seth Troxler and Clive Henry. His close alliance with the famous Freak n’Chic label saw him spinning at the Batofar and Rex Club whilst, further afield, his DJing took him from DC10 Ibiza, to Panoramabar and Watergate in Berlin, Goa Madrid and Fabric London.
Branching out and wanting to immerse himself in a new scene, Terence moved away from Paris for a few wild years in London, where he was embraced by the city’s underground and regularly appeared at seminal parties such as T-bar, Kubicle and Mulletover. This was not only a crucial time for Terence himself but also for the London scene, giving rise to a new generation of artists who have helped shape the progression of the city’s electronic music scene since the mid-2000s up to now. Being involved in such a fertile movement had a huge influence on Terence’s outlook, inspiring him to return to Paris with a fresh new take on his career.
So, in 2012, Terence felt it was time to launch his own label La Vie En Rose, quite simply to have a platform to develop and release a sound that could encompass a whole range of genres, taking influence from his very first experiences in the Paris rave scene. Since its inception La Vie En Rose has been responsible for several ubiquitous releases, including the killer ‘Living Lies’ by John Dimas, ‘Distraction Way’ by Terence and Hanfry Martinez (which included Dyed Soundorom’s exquisite remix of ‘Sunday Gathering’), Carlos Sanchez with ‘Timeless’ (including New York legend Jovonn on remix duties) and Terence and Hanfry’s second superlative link up, ‘Cornelius Is Gaye’. The label continues to maintain a high level of musical output, representing the very best in avant-garde sounds from a selection of young talents from around Europe.
On top of running his own label Terence :Terry: has embarked on a new adventure with his fashion press agency called ATA. He runs the business from his current hometown, Madrid, with his girlfriend. Together they assist French and Spanish trades with brands including Nike, Maje, Tcn, Claudie Pierlot and more for media within Spain’s mainland.
Always keen to explore the who spectrum of creativity available to him, Terence also finds time in between touring, running a label and fashion press agency to work on his own music. As well releasing on the highly-respected Freak n’Chic label, Terence :Terry:’s unique sound has been acknowledged by many house and techno imprints including 2020, Robsoul, Highgrade, Low Pitch, Overall and 1trax and he’s had hits with ‘Time Doesn’t Count’ (featured on the Cocoon Heroes 2011 Compilation) and ‘Additiv’. He released his first solo EP on La Vie En Rose called ‘Acid Heroes’ and is rumoured to be hard at work on a new mix compilation called ‘House Couture’. A selection of high-quality house music featuring several unreleased cuts from the La Vie En Rose crew.
Terence :Terry:’s tracks