Theo Parrish First Floor Pt.1 Reissue of the classic house / dub album from Theo Parrish. Recorded in 1998 and nearly twenty years old, it still sets the template for much of the dance-floor aesthetic of the modern era. Parrish’s ingenious use of drum programming and effects add-ons tie each track together just the way a great DJ should. It's the next best thing to seeing him spin. Peacefrog Records LP
Theo Parrish Black Jazz Signature Theo Parrish selects and sequences twelve beautiful Black Jazz Records classics at the behest of Japan's Snow Dog Records - featuring music by Doug Carn, The Awakening, Calvin Keys, Rudolph Jonson, among others. Following in the footsteps of Gilles Peterson and DJ Mitsu The Beats, Theo was sent a package of ten LPs drawn from the Oakland, CA label's small but perfectly formed catalogue between 1971-1976 when it existed to represent a "new and fresh alternative to traditional jazz, embodying the spirit of the black/urban awakening of the civil rights period." As to be expected Theo treats the legendary material with faithful care and diligence, offering a straight playing run-through eschewing any mixing/blending trickery in favour of letting each track speak its piece start to finish and swiftly bringing in the next. Doing so, he succinctly transfers their energy and ideas into one immersive listen bristling with vitality, spirit and inimitable grooves. It will provide the perfect entry point for anyone intrigued by the rarified spheres of politicised black jazz from this hugely important era, at a time when artists dispensed with staid tradition and attempted to create a whole new language of expression to reflect their changing situation. Place your trust in Theo here and you're in for a serious treat. Recommended! Snow Dog Records CD | LP
About Group / Theo Parrish You're No Good (remix) Very limited, vinyl only Theo Parrish remix!!! About Group is a band comprised of members of Hot Chip, Spring Heel Jack and This Heat. "You're No Good" is taken from the album "Start And Complete". Here Theo Parrish throws down one of his legendary liquid soul jams and remixes the track into something altogether deep, otherworldly and with a head-nodding, downbeat swing that's making me shuffle around in my chair writing this. Those sizzling hi-hats present on some of his newer productions make a welcome return along with the jazz-infused keyboard work, organic drum patterns and subtle nuances of his earlier joints. This is Theo turning his hand to anything he wants, rubbing it up how only he knows how Domino 12"
Theo Parrish First Floor Pt. 2 Reissue of the follow up to the classic house / dance album, First Floor by Theo Parrish. Recorded in 1998 and spanning the deepest moments in House, jazz, dub, electronics, melody and soul, “First Floor” is, incredibly, almost 20 years old yet still sets the template for much of the dance-floor aesthetic of the modern era. Parrish’s ingenious use of drum programming and effects add-ons tie each track together just the way a great DJ should. It's the next best thing to seeing him spin. Part 2 includes the “Heal Yourself And Move”, one of the deepest and most influential productions in a sprawling catalogue that's not short of classics. Peacefrog Records LP
The Invisible / Theo Parrish / Anna Calvi Generational Expected 22nd October The Invisible return with a new single. "Generational” sums up just about everything that makes the Invisible such a great band. That they can make raw, heartfelt, sophisticated guitar-based music that doesn’t sound like anyone else out there sums up their unique place in British music. A tune about how problems get passed from generation to generation, the band called upon a legend from an earlier generation to provide a remix. The one and only Theo Parrish jumped at the chance and turned in a fifteen minute epic which builds in intensity and complexity as it develops. A fitting counterpoint is provided by Anna Calvi. An old friend of Dave Okumu’s, Anna here turns in her own cover of The Invisible’s song “The Wall.” http://www.facebook.com/theinvisiblethree Ninja Tune 12"
The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra / Kirk Degiorgio / Theo Parrish / John Morales Vendetta Kirk Degiorgio returns to Far Out following his 2001 Offworld – Two Worlds album project and a number of Far Out remixes with a signature heavy techno mix of Vendetta ready for the electronic dancefloors and Kirk’s huge techno club nights. With glitchy siren synths to the fore this hard hitting piece of highly original techno music. Kirk stretches the boundaries once more. World famous producer and DJ Theo Parrish has become a buy-on-sight name keeping complex, emotional deep house on the map. Theo’s sound is here in full widescreen with blissful production as the Detroit bass and samples create this addictive relaxed mix; Keep Believing was one of the deep house tracks of 2011 – and having sold-out is available again in concise radio edit form here. John Morales is the pioneer of the remix and original producer of Jocelyn Brown, Galaxy, Five Star, Shalamar and all things disco fabulous. The previously unreleased disco dub version of ‘He’s Alright’ ends this heavyweight vinyl EP, which collects the highlights of the underground and exclusive FOMDO remix 12” project so far. Far Out Recordings 12"
Theo Parrish American Intelligence LPs in now, CDs to follow Anticipated new album from Theo Parrish which includes the sparse yet highly addictive Footwork! Sound Signature CD | LP Out of Stock
Theo Parrish Footwork Theo Parrish drops a couple of tunes from his forthcoming album! What a smouldering house groove Footwork is, loving the video too. Named in reference to the dance as opposed to the breakneck offshoot of Ghetto House, "Footwork" is a sublime slab of Theo with many of his trademark production touches. Think lightly brushed percussion, meandering bassline that juts out with an odd funk, and subtle yet sumptuous musical touches, all topped off by a gruff "let me see your footwork baby" croon. Those Theo fans out there that like the man to get a bit rugged will be all over "Tympanic Warfare" too, where off the grid polyrhythms cannon around the channels, augmented by an ugly bassline and dexterous keys. Sound Signature 12" Out of Stock