Friday, May 11, 2018

Artist Spotlight : May : Theo Parrish

Artist Spotlight : May : Theo Parrish

"Theo Parrish was born in Washington D.C. in 1972 and raised in Chicago, IL where his passion for music developed. He is the owner of the Sound Signature record label and he is a member of 3 Chairs, The Rotating Assembly, and T.O.M. Project. Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, George Gershwin, Bob Marley, as well as his uncle, jazz musician Dexter Sims, all had strong influences on Theo's early musical life. Chicago's radio influences and House artists such as Ron Hardy , Larry Heard, Lil Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt , Mike Dunn, Frankie Knuckles , Walter Get Down Brown and Andre Hatchett, helped to spawn Mr. Parrish's early career.

He began spinning and producing tracks in 1986, at the age of thirteen... After graduating from the Academy for the Arts, he recieved a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute where his interest in music was taken to a new level through his study of sculpture. In 1994, he recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI with a concentration in Sound Sculpture, a form of orchestrationusing live instruments, looped recordings, the human voice, and numerous other sound generating devices. While in Kansas City, Theo continued to impact and be impacted by dance music, helping to bring a dormant underground music scene to life. In 1994, Theo Parrish moved to Michigan where he became heavily involved in Detroit's underground music scene. Producing music and delivering his unique and dynamic sets in venues throughout the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as abroad he has gained the attention and respect of dj's, producers, listeners and dnancers worldwide."

K Civ Favorites
Theo Parrish "Love Triumphant"
Green Pickles feat. Billy Lo and M. Pittman "Feedback"
Kuniyuki "All These Things" (Theo Parrish Vocal Remix Version)
Theo Parrish feat. Jerry The Cat "Dan Ryan"
Tony Allen & Theo Parrish feat. Andrew Ashong, Eska, & David Okumu "Feel Loved"
Theo Parrish "Sawala Sayale"
Theo Parrish "Chemistry"
Jill Scott "Slowly Surely" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Black Bottom Collective "Invocation" (Theo Parrish Remix)
Theo Parrish "Leave the Funk To Us" (Raw Mix)
Freddie Hubbard "Little Sunflower" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Theo Parrish feat. John Douglas & Trent Mitchell "Suns of Osiris"
The Rotating Assembly feat. Genevieve Marentette "Mess I Made"
Theo Parrish "Soul Control"
Crue-L Grand Orchestra "(You Are) More Then Paradise" (Theo Parrish Long Version)
The Rotating Assembly "Orchestra Hall"
Theo Parrish "Anansies Dances"
Theo Parrish "Major Moments of Instant Insanity"
Theo Parrish "Synthetic Flemm"
Tulio De Piscopo "Stop Bajon" (T.P. Translation)
Theo Parrish "Space Station"
Theo Parrish "Summertime is Here"
Owiny Sigoma Band "Wires" (Theo Parrish Remix)
Theo Parrish "Going Thru Changes"
Tony Allen & Theo Parrish feat. Andrew Ashong & Eska "Day Like This"
Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish "Flowers"
G.Q. "Lies" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes "The Love I Lost" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
LCD Soundsystem "Lies" (Theo Parrish Remix)
Theo Parrish "Space Bumps"
Minnie Riperton "Reasons" (Theo Parrish Edit)
Funkadelic "Undisco Kid" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
G.Q. "Is It Cool" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Theo Parrish "Footwork"
The Dells "No Way Back" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Sugar Hill Gang "Hot Hot Summerday" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Theo Parrish "You're No Good" (Theo Parrish Translation with Ashong)
Theo Parrish "Melloghettomental" (Instrumental)
Mind Fair "Kerry's Scene" (Sound Signature Translation by Theo Parrish)
Theo Parrish "Strawberry Dragon"
Theo Parrish "Walking Thru The Sky"
Duminie Deporres & Theo Parrish "Bi Location"
Theo Parrish "Make No War"
Duminie Deporres & Theo Parrish "No Demons, No Majic"
Theo Parrish "Heal Yourself and Move"
Theo Parrish "Friendly Children"
Theo Parrish "Sundown Town"
Willie Hutch "Slick" (Theo Parrish Ugly Edit)
Theo Parrish "Falling Up"
The Rotating Assembly "The Rust Organic"

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