Lawrence Fordyce

Infobox Musical artist
Name = FORD


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Lawrence Fordyce
Born = birth date and age|1975|8|15|df=yes
Tampa, Flordia, United States
Origin =
Genre = electronica, Hip hop, rock
Occupation = producer, remixer, song writer
Years_active = 1994–present
Label = Ford Records
Dorf Publishing
URL = http://www.fordrecords.com

Lawrence Fordyce (also known as FORD) is an American remixer, producer and writer of commercial Trance and Breaks music. He has spent over fifteen years in the music production business and had more than 150 releases for writing and production to his credit (including 38 Billboard Hits) with credits on records selling over 12 million copies worldwide. FORD has worked for labels including Sony BMG, Atlantic, Bad Boy, EMI, Def Jam, Epic, Jive, Warner Bros., Universal, and La Face. Since 2003, FORD has earned 19 Multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold RIAA sales awards for mixing and producing artists including Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Rob Thomas, Ciara, Madonna,Natasha Bedingfield, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Sean Combs, Lil' Kim, Jennifer Lopez, [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=359&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Club+Play&ci=3050583&cdi=8034975&cid=08%2F16%2F2003 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] Brandy [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=361&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Singles+Sales&ci=3056094&cdi=8235504&cid=11%2F20%2F2004 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] Mandy Moore, Gym Class Heroes, Jewel, Craig David, Paul Oakenfold, Sugar Ray, Ryan Cabrera, and Mick Jagger. With 4 remixes reaching #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts, and being hailed as America’s "Most Added Remixer" by Billboard Magazine.Fact|date=May 2008

Ford was based in Miami and Tampa, Florida but moved to the Atlanta area to develop "E-Hop" [ [http://video.aol.com/video-detail/ciara-fords-e-hop-club-mix/2854152747 Ciara - Ford`s E-Hop Club Mix - AOL Video ] ] (Electronic- Hip Hop) a new style that combines Hip-Hop with Trance & Breaks.Fact|date=May 2008 Ford chose Atlanta after forming a relationship with Hip-Hop musician Ludacris and his label DTP.Fact|date=May 2008 Ford has completed two remixes for Ludacris so far, "Stand Up" and "Splash Waterfalls".

He is known for his original productions, Robin Fox's "I See Stars" [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=392275&aid=465620 Billboard.com - Discography - Robin Fox - I See Stars ] ] (peaked at 17 on Billboard) [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=360&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Music%2FMaxi-Singles+Sales&ci=3040404&cdi=7671622&cid=01%2F20%2F2001 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] , and her next single "It's Gonna Be Okay", [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=359&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Club+Play&ci=3041349&cdi=7707571&cid=04%2F28%2F2001 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] Terra Skye's "Is This Love", and Kassi's "Threw It All Away" [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=649716&aid=670715 Billboard.com - Discography - Kassi - Threw It All Away ] ] (top 20 billboard) [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=361&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Singles+Sales&ci=3057512&cdi=8287669&cid=03%2F12%2F2005 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] . His new single, "Pure Imagination" [ [http://www.amazon.com/Froggy-Frog-Axel-Crazy-Ringtone/dp/B000B5UNHY Amazon.com: Froggy Frog vs. Axel F "Crazy Ringtone": Various Artists: Music ] ] went to No. 1 in November and has been the most requested song in XM's BPM Radio history.. [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ford Ford ] ] . Ford has done remixes with techno DJs Paul Oakenfold (“Starry Eyed Surprise”) and ("I'm Gladd") and George Acosta (Fabulous "Baby" Konductor Mix).

Current Projects

FORD is currently working on the new album for New York socialite Ivan Wilzig aka "Sir Ivan". He previously produced Sir Ivan's "For What Its Worth" [ [http://www.sirivanmusic.com/flash.html Sir Ivan Music ] ] . He has also done a dance remix for Nate Butler's new single "Booty and a Blenda".

Discography

1994-2008

Nate Butler“Booty and a Blenda”Additional Production & RemixFunky Records

Jaheim“Never”Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records

Mick Jagger“Charmed Life”Additional Production & RemixRhino Records

Gym Class Heros“Clothes Off”Additional Production & RemixLava/ Atlantic

P. Diddy [ [http://music.yahoo.com/release/59670058 Bad Boy Records Presents: Dance Mixes Volume 4 (Parental Advisory) by Diddy on Yahoo! Music ] ] “Last Night”Additional Production & RemixBad Boy/ Atlantic/ WB •• PLATINUM ••

Danity Kane [ [http://www.badboyblog.com/item/2008/5/8/surprise-bad-boy-releases-dance-mixes-volumes-1-4 Bad Boy Blog » Surprise! Bad Boy Releases "Dance Mixes" Volumes 1-4 ] ] "Show Stoppin"Additional Production & RemixBad Boy/ Atlantic/ WB•• GOLD ••

Nicole feat. Mani Fresh"On and On"Additional Production & RemixMega Music/ Universal

Shinedown“Save Me”Additional Production & RemixAtlantic/ WB•• GOLD ••

Sir Ivan“For What Its Worth”Producer and RemixPeaceman

Lil Kim"Lighters Up"Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WB•• GOLD ••

Rob Thomas"This Is How A Heart Breaks" [ [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/thomas_rob/albums.jhtml?albumId=1141920 This Is How a Heart Breaks [Dance Mixes | Album Track Listing | MTV ] ] Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WB•• MULTI-PLATINUM ••

Natasha Bedingfield"These Words" [ [http://music.aol.com/video/these-words-ford-radio-mix/natasha-bedingfield/1370980 'These Words (Ford Radio Mix)' Video - Natasha Bedingfield - AOL Music ] ] Additional Production & RemixEpic Records/ SONY•• GOLD ••

FORD featuring Jori"Pure Imagination" [ [http://www.mp3beatbox.com/product_info.php?products_id=1191 MP3 BEATBOX ] ] Additional Production & RemixPandisc/Koch Records

Fabolous"Baby" (Konductor Mix)Additional Production & Remix with George AcostaLava/ Atlantic/ WB•• GOLD ••

Vanessa Williams [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=359&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Dance+Club+Play&ci=3059052&cdi=8346085&cid=06%2F04%2F2005 Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] "You Are Everything"Additional Production & RemixLava/ Atlantic/ WB

Ryan Cabrera"True” [ [http://music.msn.com/artist/?artist=27596890&menu=songs&sb=0&flt=1&si=1 Ryan Cabrera on MSN Music ] ] Additional Production & RemixLava/ Atlantic/ WB•• GOLD ••

Kassi"Threw It All Away”Writer • Producer • Mix & RemixRobbins Entertainment/ BMG

Ciara feat. Missy Elliott [ [http://www.amazon.com/1-2-Step-Goodies-Ciara/dp/B0006J0HE4 Amazon.com: 1, 2 Step/Goodies: Ciara, Missy Elliott: Music ] ] "1-2 Step” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%2C_2_Step] Additional Production & RemixLa Face/ JIVE/ BMG•• MULTI-PLATINUM ••

iiO [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=191695&aid=764116 Billboard.com - Discography - iiO - Runaway [7 Tracks ] ] "Runaway"Additional Production & RemixMade Records

FORD vs Ludacris"Stand Up” Additional Production & RemixDef Jam South•• GOLD ••

FORD vs Ludacris"Splash Waterfalls” Additional Production & RemixDef Jam South•• GOLD ••

Brandy"Talk About Our Love”Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WEABillboard 1 Singles Chart•• PLATINUM ••

Michael Jackson"One More Chance” [ [http://www.hhv.de/index.php?rid=14254&cid=1122211693&action=changeLanguage&lang=en hhv.de - Michael Jackson - One more chance (2x12") ] ] Additional Production & RemixSONY•• GOLD ••

Plummet"Cherish” Additional Production & RemixBig 3 Records

Sugar Ray“It’s So Easy” Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WEA

Jewel“Intuition” [ [http://www.fye.com/Intuition-GAC-Artist-of-the-Month--Jewel_stcVVproductId2826833VVcatId537405VVviewprod.htm FYE: GAC Artist of the Month: Jewel - Intuition Jewel / CD / 2003 ] ] Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WEA•• GOLD ••

Paul Oakenfold“Starry Eyed Surprise” Additional Production & RemixMaverick Records/ WEA

Jennifer Lopez “I’m Glad”Additional Production & RemixEPIC Records/ SONY•• PLATINUM ••

Robin Fox“I See Stars”Producer/ Writer/ Arranger for StreetBeat Records/ REDBillboard Club Chart 1Billboard Sales Chart 7 ** on chart for 52 consecutive weeksDJ Times Chart 1DMA Chart 1

Robin Fox“It’s Gonna Be Okay”Producer/ Writer/ Arranger for StreetBeat Records/ REDBillboard Club Chart 20Billboard Sales Chart 26DJ Times Chart 3DMA Chart 1

Robin FoxI See Stars: The Trance AlbumProducer/ Writer/ Arranger for StreetBeat Records/ REDProduced & Wrote all 12 cuts

FORD: Trance Anthems [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/trance-anthems-streetbeat?cat=entertainment Trance Anthems [Streetbeat 2000: Album review and songs from Answers.com ] ] Full-Length Mix CDProducer/ Arranger for StreetBeat Records/ REDMixed compilation plus produced & wrote 5 cuts

Plummet“Damaged”Producer/ Arranger for Nebulous Records/ AtlanticBillboard Sales Chart 10

Brandy“What About Us”Additional Production & RemixAtlantic/ WEA•• GOLD ••

Nichole McCloud“One Good Reason”Remix 247 records/ ArtimusBillboard Sales Chart 5

Craig David“Flava” Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WEA•• GOLD ••

Jewel“Serve The Ego”Additional Production & RemixAtlantic Records/ WEA•• GOLD ••

Jennifer Lopez“Jenny From The Block”Additional Production & RemixEPIC Records/ SONY•• PLATINUM ••

Dyshawn & Squabble“Thug Lady” Additional Production & RemixBillboard Singles Chart No. 11

FORD featuring Mr. Mister“Broken Wings (2002)” Original Production and 4 RemixesTommy Boy/ Warner

FORD featuring Naimee Coleman“Love Song ”Original Production and 2 RemixesParagon Music Group/ Tommyboy

Brooklyn Queens“Amanda” 2 Remixes for Paragon Music/ Tommy BoyBillboard Dance Chart (Current)

Diana Fox“Where are You Now”2 Remixes for POD/ ArtimusBillboard Dance Chart (Current)

Maximus“Theme To Gladiator”Producer/ Arranger for Nebulous Records/ AtlanticDJ Times Chart 2

Terra Skye“Is This Love”Producer/ Writer/ Arranger for Nebulous Records/ AtlanticBillboard Sales Chart 10

Barry Harris/ Pepper Mashay“Dive In The Pool (Ford’s Soakin Wet Remix)” Producer/ Arranger for Nervous RecordsBillboard Sales Chart 8

Mona Q“I Want You For Myself” Producer/ ArrangerNebulous Records/ AtlanticBillboard Sales Chart 25National Record Pool 1

FORD“Something Wonderful”Producer/ Writer/ ArrangerStreetBeat Records/ SONYDJ Times Chart 10

Power Mix Hits 2000Compalation LP CDProducer/ Artist/ WriterStreetBeat recordsI produced all 13 cuts

FORD“Wonderland Part 1” Producer/ Writer/ Arranger for StreetBeat Records/ SONY

Showdown“Wild Wild West”Producer/ ArrangerStreetBeat Records/ SONYBillboard Sales Chart 29

Y2K“The Rapture”Producer/ Writer/ ArrangerStreetBeat Records/ SONY

TLC*“No Scrubs” (The Dance Remixes)Producer/ RemixerStreetBeat Billboard Sales Chart 35

Soul Sonic Force“Planet Rock ‘98 Remix”Producer/ RemixerAfroWax RecordsBillboard Club Chart 4 Billboard Sales Chart 16

Decapo“My Heart Will Go On” (The Dance Mixes)Producer/ Arranger for Groove / Almighty U.KBillboard Club Chart 1Billboard Sales Chart 22Billboard Hot 100 54

Raj “Stumble”Producer/ Arranger/ WriterWarlock records, QualityBillboard Break Out for Singles

RACE featuring Madonna“Fantasy” (Radio Mix)Producer/ Arranger Scorch Records, H.E.G.Billboard- Break Out for Club-Play

Latin Allstars featuring Cali Aliman, Tito Puente & India“I Like it Like that !”Producer/ ArrangerFuego Records/ Warlock Billboard-Break Out for SinglesBillboard Club Chart 1Billboard Break Out for Latin Chart

Pet Shop Boys“West End Girls- Expresso mix”Producer/ ArrangerHot Entertainment Group

Baywatch “Pipeline” [ [http://cgi.ebay.com/Pipeline-by-Bay-Watch-new_W0QQitemZ290234268850QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL0805291415r27857 Pipeline by Bay Watch new - eBay (item 290234268850 end time Jun-27-08 11:35:09 PDT) ] ] appeared on hit series Baywatch. Producer/ ArtistHot Entertainment Group/ Quality

Robin Fox“Planet Love”Producer/ Writer/ ArrangerHot Entertainment Group

Tito Puente, Jr. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=196413&aid=263260 Billboard.com - Discography - Original Latin All-Stars - Party Time ] ] “Oye Como Va” Producer/ ArrangerHot Entertainment Group/ EMIBillboard- No. 1 Club ChartBillboard- No. 4 Sales Chart

Mestizzo “El Tongoneo”Producer ArrangerLimp-A-Lot records, Polygram/MCABillboard-No. 1 Latin Chart

Latin Allstars featuring Cali Aliman, Tito Puente & India “Everybody Salsa”Producer/ ArrangerFuego Records/ Warlock/ QualityBillboard-No. 33 Dance Chart

Miguel Brown“So Many Men ‘96 mix”ProducerHot Entertainment GroupBillboard Break Out for Club-Play

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