Terry Lee Brown Jr.DE
That he got his start in the German techno underground of the late-80s is not the kind of background from a man who calls himself Terry Lee Brown Jr. The driving, soulful template that centers his almost 60 releases since the mid-90s is more readily reminiscent of Chicago house or, alternately, the forceful slam of Frankie Bones. All considered, Norman Feller – the man behind Terry – is versatile is design and approach; his tracks and albums can sound quite different from one another, incorporating aspects of jazz, house, downtempo, funk, techno and more. Having released his 11 full-length albums and collections, as well as his nearly two-dozen singles and EPs, almost exclusively through Germany’s Plastic City Records, Brown is much better known within German circles than internationally, where he’s still very much the secret weapon in the arsenal of DJs in the know. That should change with his appearance at this year’s MUTEK.