Stretching back much further than his first visit to a night club, Emerson Todd's musical heritage comes from a very, very early age. Growing up and going to festivals as a child and being named after a prog rock band, did he ever really stand a chance?
With a family owned record shop thrown into the mix he was soon collecting music before he even knew about djing.. He first learnt the art of music selection when the tapes or 12"s ran their course at family parties, It was a young Mr Todd that would change the music and with that came his first experience of learning how to keep a party going.
Since then his musical journey has followed a geographical one, while moving from New Zealand to Australia, London and now Berlin, Emerson has graced such labels as Saved Records, Upon You, One Records, Cocoon, Get Physical, Apparel Music, Souvenir Music and My Favourite Robot; a diverse selection of labels for an artists whose inspirations and sets come from an equally diverse background
After several years of building his reputation as a professional dj in New Zealand it wasnt long before he had established himself as one of the country’s top DJ’s, balancing national tours with monthly gigs in Australia. Then in 1998 he met Christiaan Ercolano and formed House of Downtown. This quickly gathered an impressive following with the success of their weekly radio show and their debut single ‘Up For the One’, which was supported by the likes of Derrick May.