Theo Parrish

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American electronic DJ, and producer.

Born: 1972 in Washington DC, USA.

Growing up in Chicago, later Detroit-based house music producer, Parrish is internationally well known for his own inimitable downtempo house music style.

He is also a label owner, with both Sound Signature and Ugly Edits probably being his best known ones.
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Albums

PF076CD Theo Parrish - First Floor album art Theo Parrish First Floor (Album) Peacefrog Records PF076CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
SS009 Theo Parrish - Parallel Dimensions album art Theo Parrish Parallel Dimensions (Album) Sound Signature SS009 US 2000 Sell This Version
SS026, SS027, SS028 Theo Parrish - Sound Sculptures Volume 1 album art Theo Parrish Sound Sculptures Volume 1 (Album) Sound Signature, Sound Signature, Sound Signature SS026, SS027, SS028 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUBCD-3027-2 Theo Parrish - Et Tu Brute album art Duminie Deporres / Theo Parrish Duminie Deporres / Theo Parrish - Et Tu Brute(CD, Album) Submerge Recordings SUBCD-3027-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
SS034CD, SS039, SS040 Theo Parrish - Sketches album art Theo Parrish Sketches (Album) Sound Signature SS034CD, SS039, SS040 US 2010 Sell This Version
SS055/56/57 Theo Parrish - American Intelligence album art Theo Parrish American Intelligence (Album) Sound Signature SS055/56/57 US 2014 Sell This Version
SS 079/80/81 Theo Parrish - Wuddaji album art Theo Parrish Wuddaji (Album) Sound Signature SS 079/80/81 US 2020 Sell This Version
none Theo Parrish Eclectic Asthetic Part 1(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ELV-001 Theo Parrish - Baby Steps album art Theo Parrish Baby Steps (EP) Elevate (7) ELV-001 US 1996 Sell This Version
MU002 Theo Parrish - Smile album art Theo Parrish Smile Music Is... MU002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SS 002 Theo Parrish - Moonlight Music & You album art Theo Parrish Moonlight Music & You Sound Signature SS 002 US 1997 Sell This Version
74321457841 Theo Parrish - When The Morning Comes album art Theo Parrish When The Morning Comes Apricot Records 74321457841 France 1997 Sell This Version
SS-001 Theo Parrish - Musical Metaphors album art Theo Parrish Musical Metaphors Sound Signature SS-001 US 1997 Sell This Version
KDJ-18 Theo Parrish - Took Me All The Way Back album art Theo Parrish Took Me All The Way Back KDJ KDJ-18 US 1997 Sell This Version
3CH-1 Theo Parrish - Three Chairs album art Rick Wilhite, Kenny Dixon Jr. & Theo Parrish Present Three Chairs* Rick Wilhite, Kenny Dixon Jr. & Theo Parrish Present Three Chairs* - Three Chairs(2x12") Three Chairs 3CH-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
SS004 Theo Parrish - Pieces Of A Paradox album art Theo Parrish Pieces Of A Paradox Sound Signature SS004 US 1998 Sell This Version
PF076/1 Theo Parrish - First Floor (Part 1) album art Theo Parrish First Floor (Part 1) (Album) Peacefrog Records PF076/1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SS005 Theo Parrish - Roots Revisited album art Theo Parrish Roots Revisited Sound Signature SS005 US 1998 Sell This Version
PF076/2 Theo Parrish - First Floor (Part 2) album art Theo Parrish First Floor (Part 2) (Album) Peacefrog Records PF076/2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SS007 Theo Parrish - Essential Selections Vol. 1 album art Marsellus Pittman* / Theo Parrish Marsellus Pittman* / Theo Parrish - Essential Selections Vol. 1 Sound Signature SS007 US 1999 Sell This Version
SS008 Theo Parrish - Summertime Is Here album art Theo Parrish Summertime Is Here Sound Signature SS008 US 1999 Sell This Version
SS006 Theo Parrish - Overyohead album art Theo Parrish Overyohead(12") Sound Signature SS006 US 1999 Sell This Version
TM-018 Theo Parrish - Expressive Angles album art Theo Parrish Expressive Angles Track Mode TM-018 US 2000 Sell This Version
DOCUMENT 7 Theo Parrish - That Day / How I Feel album art Theo Parrish That Day / How I Feel Archive (2) DOCUMENT 7 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
LT 1 / MUSTANG 1 Theo Parrish - Lt 1 / Mustang 1 album art Kenny Dixon Jr. / Theo Parrish Kenny Dixon Jr. / Theo Parrish - Lt 1 / Mustang 1(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label LT 1 / MUSTANG 1 US 2000 Sell This Version

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telefonhure

telefonhure

March 22, 2020
TRY TO GET ON A LIVE SHOW OF HIM. IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.
jaredc1200

jaredc1200

September 22, 2016
If you are looking at Theo's mixes on Sound Signature and trying to decide whether or not to buy, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND JUST BUY THEM. The $20-50 for each used mix from each seller is a STEAL.

Honestly, you won't find any other mixes by anybody that can even remotely compare to Theo's work as a DJ. I've been listening to house, techno, tech-house, deep house and everything else in between for over 20 years, and NOTHING compares to Theo.

His mixes are the most valuable items in my entire music collection. I wouldn't sell my copies for any amount and I play them out WEEKLY and have been for years now. Timeless stuff.
pau_flo

pau_flo

June 25, 2015
this is more than music. this is theo parrish.
restless

restless

February 27, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
Possibly the most versatile and otherwordly DJ on the planet...can play anything, bring hard techno into a soul record with no pbm. As a producer, sometimes a bit too raw for me but as a DJ...pphheeewww! Special memories of his open-air set on the afternoon at DEMF1, ending with Prince's 'America'...a beautiful moment, and a real happy mixed crowd like you don't see much in Europe these days.
pipecock

pipecock

January 14, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
For me, Theo is the man. His tunes initially attracted me to Detroit house because of their grittyness and soulfulness and dirtyness and rawness and honestness. Only guys from Detroit can make house music that sounds like this, it's so amazing. To describe his sound i would use these words: deep, hypnotic, sublime.
thecraterobber

thecraterobber

August 13, 2003
Theo Parrish is the future of "what was formerly known as House"..he has brought music to a new turning point and has done it with patience and class..no sell out..true to his roots and his OWN sound,,,this man is truly inspiring, if you have ever heard any of his sets you will surely agree, i witnessed this live in Toronto and did not leave the floor all night, I was there till the lights came on and the 20 or so real heads were cheering for more.....and he did represent with two more monstewr productions...Litterely I was sweating buckets and ready to drop tears..utterely amazing!!!!!!!Pablo Toronto Canaada
littlejon1

littlejon1

June 26, 2003
can't get enough of theo. check out some of his eq twiddling mixes: seductive, strange, infectious. and as for his own produce, well it's absolutely essential. I could actually go on forever praising this guy, but you'd do better slapping a needle on one of his tunes and closing your eyes. I recommend "walking through the sky", "sawale sayale", "I can take it". No I don't, I recommend everything he's done, even the stuff I haven't heard yet. Honestly, my life is better since hearing him.
deepete

deepete

June 1, 2003
i listen to theo parrish music since 4 years now - since his first soundsiganture release and i am still amazed about his sound. soundsiganture is still my favourite label. all releases are great. he combines jazz with chicago house - hip hop&soul with electronic dance stuff. but not in the way others would do -he got his very own sound. this sound is so special - it´s magic that surrounds you....deep shit from the soul! PeaCe

April 23, 2001
edited over 21 years ago
Theo Parrish was born in Washington D.C. in 1972 and raised in Chicago, IL where his passion for music developed. 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.

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