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“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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