Marshall Jefferson

Bio


T here are a handful of men who have the title of Godfatherof House. While many have legitimate claims to the titlebecause of seniority and being there at the beginning, onestands out from the crowd as being the one that definedHouse music, and indeed dance music as we know it today.His name is Marshall Jefferson. In 1986 he played piano ona House record for the first time ever. T he idea was soinnovative that record companies told him that it wasn’t evenhouse music. T hat record was the platinum House MusicAnthem, and today you rarely hear a house record withoutpiano.Since then, Marshall’s list of accomplishments in Housemusic read like no one else. In 1987 he produced the firstever Acid House record Acid Tracks using the T B 303, andsimultaneously launching the successful career of DJ Pierre.Also, he produced the first House record incorporating oldtome soulful spiritual vocals, launching the successfulcareers of Ten City, Kim Mazelle and Ce Ce Rogers. Allthose early songs are blueprints for what we recognizetoday as Deep House, Garage and Techno music. T he T B303 is now the most sought after instrument for Technoartists and producers today.

Stats

Tracks #1 1
Releases #1 5
Tracks in Top 10 2
Releases in Top 10 17
Tracks in Top 100 21
Releases in Top 100 75
Days in Top 100 Tracks 738
Days in Top 100 Releases 7044
These stats concerns the main Top 100 and the Top 100 for each genre. Data for tracks start on November 1st 2012, and data for releases start on January 1st 2014.