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The 30 Best Theo Parrish Tracks

“Music moves in such a way you can’t really talk about an artist using one set of adjectives because that would mean you’ve listened to all of their works; that would mean you’d come to a consensus about what that artist’s work does.” — Theo Parrish

He’s right.

We’ve listened to a lot of Theo Parrish records. If we had to describe his sound it would be that “it sounds like Theo Parrish”. Maybe it’s something in the equipment he uses, the records he’s sampling or something otherworldly. You often hear people refer to his sound as “raw”, but as this interview covers, he also does “nice”.

The Motor City producer has released on some of the best underground labels in the world such as Third Ear and Peacefrog Records and worked with producers both big and small including Carl Craig, Amp Fiddler and Duminie Deporres, as well as his fellow 3 Chairs members: Rick Wilhite, Moodymann and Marcellus Pittman. To add to this he’s produced several killer albums including “First Floor”, “Sound Sculptures Vol 1”, “Parallel Dimensions”, “American Intelligence”, and 2020’s “Wuddaji”. There is a lot to dig through.

One things for sure, he has produced some magical records over the last 25 years and here’s what we consider to be some of his best.

We’ve listed a lot of links where you can buy the vinyl for these releases but digital fans can head over to the Sound Signature website where you can find a lot of these to buy as WAV files.

 

Theo Parrish – The Rink (Buy)

 

Billy Love— Can’t Keep Running Away (produced by Theo Parrish) (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – When The Morning Comes

 

Theo Parrish – Blueskies Surprise

 

Theo Parrish – Summertime Is Here (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Dan Ryan (Buy)

 

LoSoul — Behind Closed Doors (Theo Parrish Remix)

 

Theo Parrish – Soul Control (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Sky Walking (Buy)

 

LCD Soundsystem — 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix)

 

Theo Parrish – Lost Angel

 

Theo Parrish — Synthetic Flemm (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Hennyweed Buckdance (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish — Early Byrd (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish, Lori, Silentjay, Perrin Moss, Simon Mavin, Paul Bender ‎– What You Wanna Ask For (Buy)

 

Green Pickles Featuring Billy Lo & Marcellus Pittman – Feedback (Produced by Theo Parrish)

 

Theo Parrish — Overyohead (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – What U Cry 4

 

Theo Parrish – Ebonics

 

Theo Parrish & Marcellus Pittman — Night Of The Sagittarius

 

Theo Parrish – Electric Alleycat (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Solitary Flight (Buy)

 

Jill Scott – Slowly Surely (Theo Parrish remix)

 

Theo Parrish – Lake Shore Drive (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish ft. Maurissa Rose – This Is For You (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Kites On Pluto

 

Theo Parrish – Heal Yourself & Move (Buy)

 

Theo Parrish – Brain (Buy)

 

Kuniyuki – All These Things (Theo Parrish Remix Vocal Version)

 

Theo Parrish – Lost Keys

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Theo Parrish’s new album Wuddaji is here

The Detroit house icon returns with Wuddaji – the follow up to 2014’s American Intelligence

Anyone who picked up the vinyl release of Theo Parrish & Maurissa Rose – “This Is For You” will have noticed an exciting message on the outer sleeve – Taken From The Forthcoming Album Wudajji. And the wait is finally over.

Following the challenging “American Intelligence” album which split opinions, samples of Theo’s new album have surfaced on Soundcloud and it sounds magnificent.

His recent output on his Sound Signature label which includes the three-part “Gentrified Love” series, saw him call in appearances from artists such as Australian soul outfit, Hiatus Kyote,  vocalist Jovia Armstrong, and Detroit producer Waajeed, as well as previous collaborators Amp Fiddler, Duminie DePorres, and Craig Huckaby. No word on collaborators yet but we expected Parrish to have leant on a stellar array of musicians for the new LP.

After finishing the second decade of the twenty-first century with the immaculate “This Is For You”, it seems like Theo is going to start the third decade in a similar fashion.

Release date is 18th September 2020.

Tracklist

1. Theo Parrish – Hambone Capuccino
2. Theo Parrish – Radar Detector
3. Theo Parrish – This Is For You with Maurissa Rose
4. Theo Parrish – Wuddaji
5. Theo Parrish – Hennyweed Buckdance
6. Theo Parrish – Angry Purple Birds
7. Theo Parrish – Who Knew Kung Fu
8. Theo Parrish – All Your Boys Are Biters
9. Theo Parrish – Knew Better Do Better

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Theo Parrish & Maurissa Rose – This Is For You (SS078)

A killer new Theo Parrish has arrived on Sound Signature and it’s up there with the best things he’s released for a long time.

The 10 minute vocal opus features the stunning vocal talents of Maurissa Rose who also featured on Alton Miller’s “Bring Me Down”, also released on Parrish’s Sound Signature. The flip features a slightly more heads-down instrumental.

The Detroit label feels like it’s on a real hot streak after stunning recent releases from Kemit, Carl McIntosh and Kai Alce’s “Digital Love” as well as the recent Theo record, “What You Wanna Ask For” – featuring a ton of guest musicians including members of Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaiyote –

Buy Theo Parrish – This Is For You on Sound Shelter

Fans of the labels should also check out our 23+ hour Spotify playlist featuring the complete digital back catalogue of Sound Signature.

Get the playlist here

 

 

 

 

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10 Best Records of November 2016

Here are the best house records of November 2016, according to the users of Sound Shelter.

theo parrish gentrified love

Theo Parrish | Duminie Deporres | Waajeed – Gentrified Love Part 2 (Sound Signature)

Theo, Duminie and Wajeed form a Detroit dream team on the new Sound Signature

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erp pithERP – Pith (Frustrated Funk)

A 2016 repress of an underated atmospheric Gerd Hanson aka Convextion killer

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Newworldaquarium - The Games That We PlayNewworldaquarium – The Games That We Play (Ape)

Marvellous NWAQ tracks brought back to life with a remaster by Marco Spaventi. Sludgy on one side, floaty on the other.

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Max Graef - Apron EPMax Graef – Apron EP (Apron)

MG goes raw for Funkineven’s Apron label

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Cottam 6Cottam – Cottam 6 (Cottam)

7 years after his first mysterious 12, the UK chugger returns to this self-titled form with more slow and heavy edits.

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DJ Dog & Double Dancer - Rebound LoungeDJ Dog & Double Dancer – Rebound Lounge (Rebound Lounge)

A killer classic house influenced project from DJ Fett Burger and Double Dancer.

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SW - Sued 015SW – Sued 015 (SUED)

Stunning house and techno album covering a huge array of influences including hi-tech soul and UK broken beat.

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Jay Daniel - Broken KnowzJay Daniel – Broken Knowz (Technicolour)

Outstanding first album from the Detoit producer, blending raw leftfield house with tripped out jazz vibes.

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Glenn Underground - Savior Of ChicagoGlenn Underground – Savior Of Chicago (Strictly Jazz Unit Muzic)

GU with a 303’d up journey through lush ambient pads and spacey rhythms. Backed with an ode to the master of house music, Larry Heard.

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A Made Up Sound - BygonesA Made Up Sound – Bygones (AMUS)

Outstanding deep techno excursions from the ridiculously underated Dutch producer

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Want to find more great house and techno records? Head over to Sound Shelter where we combine expert curation with a clever algorithm that offers insightful personalised recommendations, based upon your favourite records labels and producers.

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