Under his four-to-the-floor alias, Osborne, Todd creates classic house and techno for
Ghostly International’s Spectral Sound imprint. Occupying the space between jacking acid
techno and piano-led house, Todd broke through with his “Bout Ready to Jak” single which got club play from everyone from Richie Hawtin to Kompakt?s Michael Mayer. This
EP gathers reconstructions from some of our favorite producers, including our own Matthew Dear, Hieroglyphic Being and TNT (aka Todd Osborn and Tadd Mullinix), and
Detroit legend Shake (Frictional).
The History: A man of multiple activities and genres, long-time DJ/producer Todd Osborn (no “e”, mind you) uses a variety of aliases to express himself in a manner very similar to close friend and co-conspirator Tadd Mullnix. As the proprietor of the legendary Dubplate Pressure record store in Ann Arbor (where Sam Valenti IV met Tadd Mullinix), Osborn has occupied an important place in the local Ann Arbor scene, also running the ragga jungle label Rewind! and holding events throughout the Detroit area. As a musician, Todd occupies his small studio (based quite literally in his closet) and produces acclaimed old school-inspired jungle as SoundMurderer with Mullinix (as SK-1) for both Rewind! and Rephlex, the label of Richard D. James. He also produces booty with Brian Gillespie for Databass as Starski and Clutch.
There are lots of stories about DJ and producer Todd Osborn (no e, mind you). They are, unfortunately for your ego and ours, all true. Our Lego-sculpting, electron microscope-owning, Japanese-spea...check out Osborne's page and other releases