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Interview

Theo Parrish visits Gilles Peterson's Worldwide show, tune in now

By Jason Black
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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.

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XLR8R delves into Amsterdam's Dekmantel festival

By Beatport News Editors
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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.

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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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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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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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