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Interview

Theo Parrish's pearls of wisdom: "Stay dedicated, honor the craft, and be true to yourself"

By Beatport News Editors
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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.

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Cratedigger Essentials

FaltyDL cues up his favorite 10 eclectic beat classics

By Jason Black
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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.

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Beatport News

Vinyl Cut: This week’s best releases

By Beatport News Editors
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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.

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Morning Roundup

Did Diplo's Major Lazer create its own culture? Plus, understanding panning, Chris & Cosey's first new track in 20 years, and Grimes doesn't need your help, brah.

By Ken Taylor
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There’s been much ado about Mad Decent’s and Major Lazer’s appropriation of Caribbean culture over the years, and, yeah, we can see both sides of the argument. But finally, label head Diplo has spoken in greater detail on that topic. Read up on that and a whole lot more in today’s Roundup.

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