Stream 23 hours of music from Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label

We’ve compiled the whole Spotify back catalogue of the legendary Detroit label.

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who knows Sound Shelter that we are huge fans of Theo Parrish and his Sound Signature label.

Since it’s inception back in 1997 with Parrish’s “Musical Metaphors”, the label has gone on to release music from some of the world’s finest underground artists including Alton Miller, Byron The Aquarius, Omar S, Specter, as well as 3 Chairs – the Detroit house supergroup featuring Moodymann, Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman, and Parrish himself.

As a homage to the inspirational music that’s come out over the last 20 years, we’ve gathered together a 23+ hour Spotify playlist of the Sound Signature back catalogue for you to stream.

Get the playlist here

As always, if you like the music, get hold of a physical copy. You won’t regret it.

You can dig through the Sound Signature vinyl discography on Sound Shelter


Reggie Dokes makes his MATE debut with the “From Detroit to Madrid” EP

The Atlanta-via-Detroit producer joins Spaniards Manuel Costela and Rafa Santos for the Madrid based label’s third release


Following recent appearances from top deep house producers, Javonntte and Gari Romalis, Spanish label MATE continue their impressive A&R with a new 12″.

The release features the trademark leftfield deep house sound of Dokes, alongside more upfront efforts from Spanish producer Manuel Costela, and label boss Rafa Santos.

Reggie Dokes has released on essential house labels such as his own Psychostasia, People of Earth, and Patrice Scott’s Sistrum, while Madrid based Costela has output on his Bucketround label.

Reggie Dokes / Manuel Costela / Rafa Santos – From Detroit to Madrid will be released on MATE by the end of 2019.

Check out our recent interview and mix from Reggie Dokes



Sassy J curates Patchwork compilation for Rush Hour

The Dutch label taps up one of the world’s most underrated selectors for a new compilation.

Swiss selector, Sassy J has collaborated with Rush Hour for a new compilation based upon the ethos of her Patchwork night. The 13 track release – 10 of which are unreleased – from producers covering the deeper spectrum including Larry Heard as Mr Fingers, Hanna, Dego as 2000Black, as well as Flying Lotus collaborator Georgia Ann Muldrow.

The Patchwork night sees the Swiss selector – real name Judith Biffiger – invite her favourite DJs to her home town of Bern as well as slots in London, and has seen appearances from the likes of Theo Parrish, Floating Points, MF DOOM, and Moodymann.

Patchwork comes out on 12th December 2019 on vinyl, CD & digital.


1. Farrah Boulé – Mother Of Mantras
2. Warm – Blue Sunrise
3. 2000Black – Plastic Jam
4. Hanna – Spaceland
5. Alex Attias & Sassy J Present OJA – Jelly Bubble Rise
6. Nu-Era – Mirror Images
7. GB – The Projector
8. Aardvarck – Aap Noot
9. Mr. Fingers – Survivor
10. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Always
11. Carlos Niño & Friends – Mushroooooomslive feat. Jamire Williams and Josh Johnson
12. Ivan “Mamão” Conti – Amazon Orison
13. WaH-ChU-KU – Phereo In The House


Intergalactic Gary releases first solo EP since 1995 – Signs Of Disarray

Netherlands-based producer Intergalactic Gary steps up for a solo release on Berlin-via-Singapore label Midnight Shift.

“Signs of Disarray” will be the first solo release since the mid ’90s from the New Zealand-born DJ and producer. The 4 track EP will be available on both vinyl and digital, with Redshape applying his expert hand to the mixing of 3 of the tracks.

Midnight Shift will release the record later this year. The label has been behind some of the more interesting releases in electronic music in the last few years with highlights including records from Gene Hunt, Recondite, Terrence Parker, Xhin, and the highly-rated EP from Harmonious Thelonious – Kabriman.

A solo Intergalactic Gary (real name John Scheffer) is a rare treat – his previous work has been mostly collaborations with electro heads such as Viewlexx and I-F. As well as a talented producer, he’s also established himself as one of electro’s finest selectors which you can read more about in RA’s feature on him.

Intergalactic Gary – Signs of Disarray will be released in December 2019


Legendary Techno producer Microworld launches new label, Cachet Recordings

Cachet Recordings is the new label and project from Philip McGarva – the artist formerly known as Microworld.

Known for his melodic techno releases under the Microworld alias, Australian producer Philip McGarva has launched a new label – Cachet Recordings.

Since his debut release at the end of the ’90s, McGarva’s music as Microworld has releases spanning labels such as Derrick May’s Transmat, Styrax, Millions of Moments, and Curle.

Microworld continues to be a favourite amongst top DJs including Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Sven Vath, and Danny Tenaglia – with Vath and Tenaglia including tracks on commercially released mix CDs.

The first release on the new label is the Audiogenic EP from McGarva himself, a 4 track vinyl release focused on the intergalactic ambient techno that he excels at. The digital release comes with an additional bonus track.

You can get the vinyl and digital directly from Cachet Recordings now. You can also take a dig through the Microworld vinyl discography on Sound Shelter.