Terry Hunter has traveled the globe sharing his passion for soulful house music. He was born in Chicago and introduced to music at a very early age by his father, a DJ who played mostly soul and disco music at a west side tavern. While neither father nor son could have imagined Terry’s remarkable career as a DJ and producer, he is now known the world over as the “Legendary” Terry Hunter and there is no doubt that he is doing exactly what he was born to do. Terry got his first big break when he was asked to DJ at the Hummingbird Dance Club, while still just a teenager. From there, Terry was in great demand and began playing at many historic Chicago nightspots, including Sauer’s, The Powerhouse, The Candy Store, La Mirage, and as well as at some of the hottest parties at The Bismarck and McCormick Place Hotels.
In 1990, with the influence of music all around him and at a time when the Chicago house music scene was on the verge of an international explosion, Terry entered the world of music production with his first release, “Madness” which became a popular underground hit. Over the last two decades, Terry has contributed his production talents on house music remixes for songs by the late, great MichaelJackson, Janet Jackson, Byron Stingily (Ten City), BarbaraTucker, Latin house music sensation, India,Mary J. Blige and R.Kelly. And there have been countless collaborations, such as the “Mass Destruction,” project with close friend DJ/producer KennyDope. In 2004, Terry launched his own label, T’s Box Records, to developand produce the next generations of house music superstars.
In 2006, Terry became the first new member of Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs in nearly 30 years. The Chosen Few DJs (Wayne Williams, Alan King, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett and Terry) are a group prolific of house music pioneers who host the annual “Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic” every July on the south side of Chicago.
In 2007, Terry released the soulful house instant classic, “Wonderful” featuring Chicago songstress Terisa Griffin, that continues to burn up dance floors around the world. Terry was named “Producer of the Year” by 5 Magazine in 2009. He continues to churn out hits in the studio with recent work such as the floor-burning remix of Marshall Jefferson’s re-released anthem “Move Your Body” and the club hit “Ugly Part Of Me” Avery Sunshine.
Ever the innovator, Terry conceived and co-produced the first “Chicago House DJ Day” on January 9, 2011. It was a history-making celebration that brought together and honored the 100 Most Influential DJs in Chicago House Music from 1975-1995. He’s also been keeping himself busy with a new DJ residency Bang Sundays at Chicago’s Shrine Nightclub. All of this while maintaining his hectic international DJ schedule.