"Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, we produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs.
San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally." - San Diego Pride
Tuning out his annoying parents (whom he loves very much by the way) is how Terry started arranging music with a dual cassette deck in his bedroom back in the early 80's. The mix tapes he made for himself and his friends were influenced by heavy doses of New Wave and Rock, with layers of emotional overtones and chunky, swinging electronic bass lines. The music Terry plays and produces today resembles the music he listened to in the solitude of his headphones growing up. Terry's journey in the industry began in Seattle during the mid 1990s where his legacy still echoes deeply to this day. He made a decade long stop in Miami in the early 2000's, and eventually made his way to San Diego in 2012. Terry was recognized in the Pacific Northwest for his long-standing residencies at infamous after-hours parties in Seattle such as 'Dance Oasis' at Habana's, 'Superhighway', the 'Usual Suspects' at Contour and at 'Dedicated', Seattle's largest house music weekly event of that era. He has been featured with some of the most renowned DJs/producers of our time ranging from progressive house giants such as Deep Dish, Talla 2XLC, and Sandra Collins, to the most notable names in house music like Doc Martin, Gene Ferris, and Felix Da Housecat. Terry's DJ sets are known for having unique range, patience in the mix, hypnotic harmonic mixing, and an adaptable style of programming which are accompanied by his humble stage presence. His sets can run the gambit from deep house, to tech house and techno depending on the atmosphere. His performance highlights include numerous appearances at The End Up (San Francisco), Sonar (Vancouver B.C Canada), Showbox (Seattle), Re-Bar for Flammable Sundays (Seattle), Qool (San Francisco), and various annual appearances during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. His mix 'When We Touch' won an 'Honorable Mention' out of more than 3600 entries in John Digweed's Future Music Magazine DJ competition in 2004, and was featured regularly on XM Satellite Radio's 'The Move'. Production wise 2020 was a break out year for Terry with two #1 tracks in Techno on Traxsource. He has releases on world renown labels like Flashmob Records, and HEAVY, to progressive house labels like Stripped Digital Recordings, displaying his range as a producer. When he's not behind the decks or driving sessions in the studio, Terry is well known as a beacon of industry knowledge. He's a growth oriented communicator who possesses a community-first mindset, and is one of the rare individuals you'll find out and about who's always open to sharing his knowledge, feedback and insights. Event coordinators, DJs, and up and coming producers alike regularly reach out to him for his 'sage advice' as one event producer in San Diego calls it. You can catch Terry regularly at his weekly residency for Dance Klassique (at Blonde Bar) one of the world's longest running weekly events (at 22+ years) and at various venues and regular events up and down the West Coast.