Washington-born, Chicago-bred, and current Detroit resident Theo Parrish is one of the most respected producers in the modern scene. At the tender age of 13, the Motor City luminary began playing vinyl, name-checking Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, and George Gershwin as some of his musical inspirations. Nearly two decades later, Parrish’s name has become synonymous with his genre-spanning DJ sets around the world, his own Sound Signature label, and along the way, he’s collaborated with a host of notable musicians from Amp Fiddler to Moodymann. Recently, the influential Detroit producer was across the pond in England for a series of live shows and stopped into Gilles Peterson’s tastemaking Worldwide radio show to chat about his life in music and his recent performances in London and Manchester. In addition to the insightful interview, Parrish brought along an essential selection of tunes including personal influences and some VIP-only gems.
Welcome to our tight Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Diplo and Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella sparring over the merits of kandi, Flying Lotus leaking some special guest for his upcoming album You’re Dead, and Theo Parrish talking about his new live band. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in Amsterdam this weekend, you’re probably headed straight to the second annual Dekmantel festival. Prominent electronic luminaries Ben Klock, Boddika, DJ Koze, Jamie xx, Jeff Talabot, Nicolas Jaar, and Theo Parrish, among many others will all be on-hand to move the masses across fives stages curated by Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy, Boiler Room, and more. Sounds amazing. Yet, just in case you can’t make it, XLR8R’s got an in-depth interview with the founding trio—Thomas Martojo, Casper Tielrooij, and Matthijs Theben Terville—behind the leading-edge, three-day event.
Genre-defying Detroit DJ producer Theo Parrish, 42, never looks back. Never ever. Only forward. He’s not interested in getting sucked into reflecting on Detroit’s influential mid-’90s underground scene, a thriving scene he helped create and polinate. He only wants to push himself toward the future, toward what’s possible, toward the unknown. Recently, the Sound Signature boss chatted with UK-based lifestyler Huck Magazine about what he learned from his early career, his obsession with creatively challenging himself, his latest single “Footwork,” his love of Prince, some essential pearls of wisdom along the way, and plenty more.
New York-based beat-making aficionado FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) loves digging in the crates at record stores around the world for lost classics. It’s kinda his thing. So we figured that the Blueberry Records boss would be a perfect fit for our ongoing editorial series that spotlights forgotten jams. To his credit, Lustman didn’t disappoint, dusting off essential older selections from leading electronic artists including Aphex Twin, Anthony Shakir, Theo Parrish, Seiji, and Tek 9, among others.
Welcome to our premier July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Right this way for some hand-picked summer essentials.
We love digital. We love vinyl too. If you’re a hardcore electronic fanatic like us, when you discover new music you love you end up getting both. Welcome to a new weekly column we’re piloting called The Vinyl Cut. Each weekend, we’ll visit San Francisco tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to run down the top five vinyl releases that are hitting their shelves.
Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, Deadmau5 text-rages on Twitter for getting included on Now That’s What I Call EDM 2014, Fatima Al Qadiri chats about her new album Asiatisch, and Detroit house icon Theo Parrish shows off his “Footwork.” Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our fabulous Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Theo Parrish organizing a sidewalk vinyl sale and calling attention to the lack of dancing at some parties, a remembrance of fallen DJ Kemistry, and Art Department share their story. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
There’s a lot of action to get to in today’s roundup, but first off, Martin Solveig is set to help out the victims of Colorado’s floods tonight at Denver’s Beta club. See how you can help, too.