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Bring Me Down
SS 065
27 Jan 17
Deep House
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Alton Miller - "Bring Me Down" - (9:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Theo Parrish - "Bring Me Down SS Translation" - (9:30) 123 BPM
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Review: Given the talent involved - Motor City deep house legend Alton Miller, with the similarly storied Theo Parrish on remix duties - this has "buy on sight" written all over it. Musically, it's as good as you'd expect. Miller's original version of "Bring Me Down", featuring the sauntering, soulful vocals of Maurissa Rose, is amongst the best things he's done of late; a sinewy, sensual deep house epic blessed with starry electronics, rolling beats, sweeping synths and rich bass. Parrish's similarly stretched-out translation is similarly sublime, fixing elements of Miller's fine original version to swinging, jazz-flecked beats, jammed-out Rhodes lines and typically dusty textures. Basically, it's as good as you'd expect, and then some. Don't sleep.
Flowers
SS 048
17 Sep 12
Deep House
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Flowers - (8:52) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Take It Slow - (7:07) 108 BPM
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The Way She Moves (extended version) - (8:00)
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Review: At first glance, the pairing of Forest Hill resident Andrew Ashong and Sound Signature boss Theo Parrish would seem strange. But the duo have worked together previously with the Ghanaian born vocalist (and supposed owner of a vinyl collection that would make most record shops look like a car boot sale) lending his soulful tones to Parrish's excellent nine minute plus translation of the Hot Chip and Spiritualised affiliated About Group. Whereas that collaboration was more about Ashong's voice being just one element of a production that was undoubtedly Parrish, the three tracks present on the Flowers EP look to showcase what a talent the Londoner is. Those trademark dust filled stacatto rhythms are present in the opening title track, but they never swamp Ashong's killer vocal delivery, while "Take It Slow" is bonafide D funk of the highest order. After the brutal, divisive nature of Theo's kung fu experimentalism on the Any Other Styles EP, these three tracks show him in a wholly new light and hopefully Parrish and Ashong will be making much more music together.
Et Tu Brute
SUBCD-3027-2
01 May 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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The One - (4:45) 137 BPM
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Mobilize - (3:54) 145 BPM
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No Demons No Magic - (10:50) 114 BPM
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Dark Matters - (6:56) 133 BPM
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Free The Land - (18:15) 93 BPM
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Bi Location (part 1) - (7:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Accererant - (3:48) 142 BPM
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Bi Location (part 2) - (2:47) 115 BPM
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Bush Baby - (5:11) 92 BPM
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Et Tu Brute (Amaru) - (1:31) 148 BPM
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D.C Bounce - (5:00) 104 BPM
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Children Of The Drum
COD 1
14 Nov 14
Deep House
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Children Of The Drum (feat Yamini Nayar & Jerry The Cat) - (12:28) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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These Roots (feat Jerry The Cat) - (10:29) 116 BPM
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Dance Of The Medusa
SS 049
17 Apr 15
Deep House
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Dance Of The Medusa - (3:30) 110 BPM
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Bubbles - (7:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ambalamps - (8:09) 118 BPM
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First Floor
PF 076DA
01 Jan 98
Deep House
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First Floor Metaphor - (9:36) 107 BPM
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Sweet Sticky - (7:15) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Paradise Architects - (6:02) 121 BPM
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Love Is War For Miles - (9:01) 111 BPM
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Electric Alleycat - (10:01) 102 BPM
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JB's Edit - (5:33) 115 BPM
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Dark Patterns - (11:07) 111 BPM
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Heal Yourself & Move - (10:17) 119 BPM
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Sky Walking - (8:56) 122 BPM
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Pieces Of A Paradox
SS 004
26 Dec 14
Deep House
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Ebonics (extended mix) - (16:18) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dusty Cabinets - (12:10) 117 BPM
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Dusty Cabinets (alternate mix) - (11:56) 117 BPM
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Original Versions
SSDIGI 01
08 Mar 13
Balearic/Downtempo
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Falling Up (first version) - (12:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Illumination (reprise) - (5:56)
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Doomless Stomp - (22:50)
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Melloghettomental (instrumental) - (20:47)
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STFU
SS 044
02 Dec 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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STFU - (10:36) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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STFU (short version) - (6:43) 116 BPM
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STFU (alt version) - (12:35) 116 BPM
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Review: A big welcome to Theo Parrish's Sound Signature imprint into the digital domain! We've come accustomed to Mr Parrish's records sounding like they've been beamed down from some distant star, but even by the Detroit maverick's lofty standards "STFU" is something else. Loose, hypnotic, scrambled and eerily distant, it sounds like twisted deep house jazz composed in another galaxy or even dimension. There are three varied versions, too. The original slowly builds thanks to layers and layers of delay-laden drums and freakish electronic motifs. The Short Version offers a neat, floor-friendly summary, while the Alt Version is even more of a fractious, next-level wig-out than the trippy original.
Sketches
SSCD 05
11 Jan 13
Deep House
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Hope 4 Tomorrow (feat Niamh Mcartney & Jennifer Dale & Rio Hunuki-Hemopo) - (4:40) 112 BPM
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Kites On Pluto - (10:00) 117 BPM
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Traffic (feat IG Culture & Benjamin Lamar Gay) - (4:46) 133 BPM
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Horizon - (8:59) 104 BPM
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Thumpasaurus - (9:21) 115 BPM
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Black Mist - (5:09) 118 BPM
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Wookie Nookie - (2:47) 115 BPM
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360@1:29on696 (feat Dumminie Deporres) - (12:29)
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Untitled (feat Larry Mizell) - (4:10) 119 BPM
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Flip the Funk Out (feat The Rotating Assembly) - (2:22) 115 BPM
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Feel Free To Be Who You Need To Be - (9:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: AntonZap, Kisk
Review: Despite being a devout supporter of the vinyl format, it's good to see Theo Parrish helping out his more digitally minded fans and offering up an official release of 2010's Sketches triple-pack. Incorporating a welcome handful of additional tracks including the stomping piano riffs of "Black Mist" and the growling electro tinges of "Feel Free To Be Who You Need To Be", there's surely nowhere else you would want to look for your fix of masterful Detroit house loaded with raw soul and fearless invention. From the grainy synth bugging of "Thumpasaurus" to the serene "Hope 4 Tomorrow", there's something for everyone to get lost in here.
Any Other Styles
SS 045
17 Apr 15
Techno
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Any Other Styles - (8:37) 117 BPM
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Any Other Styles (short version) - (5:11) 116 BPM
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Beat These - (5:14) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The outlandish and unpredictable "Any Other Styles" from Theo Parrish is finally granted a digital release! Central to the DNA of "Any Other Styles" is a cornucopia of FX dredged up from arcade beat-em up moves and crudely nudged to fit an abstractive, thick set beat pattern that bucks angrily with a frenetic nature that's beyond unpredictable. It's the strangest Theo record we've heard in some time, but when any number of people are treading shallow waters in the name of contemporary deep house, don't we need some people to not even consider "the box" when it comes to approaching music? If sonic boom techno ain't your thing, then the DJ tool "Beat This" might take your fancy, an endlessly restless shimmy through skeletal pitter patter beatdown, with the sort of dextrous drum arrangements that Parrish does so well.
Roots Revisited
SS 005
26 Dec 14
Deep House
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Dan Ryan (feat Jerry The Cat) - (11:42) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Walking Thru The Sky - (10:46) 120 BPM
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That Day
DOCUMENT 007
03 Jul 00
Deep House
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Theo Parrish - "That Day" - (9:30) 111 BPM
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Theo Parrish - "How I Feel" - (12:41) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Musical Metaphors
SS 001
23 May 14
Deep House
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Carpet People Don't Drink Steak Soda - (8:52) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shadow Dancing - (9:38) 116 BPM
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Review: When Musical Metaphors first dropped on wax way back in 1997 as the first official Sound Signature release, Theo Parrish was still a relative unknown. It was on this 12" - and the subsequent Moonlight Music & You EP - that the Detroit resident first set out his stall as a deep house producer with a unique voice (and a passion for stretching out grooves over ten sensual minutes). Looking back, it's classic Theo. The beatdown informed "Shadow Dancing" is ultra-deep, with fuzzy keys and whispered vocals riding a hynotic, locked-in groove. Parrish's famous jazz influences come to the fore on the looser - but no less hypnotic - "Carpet People Don't Drink Steak Soda", which gains much of its potency from a combination of shuffling deep jazz-house rhythms and toasty chords.
Sound Signature Sounds Volume 2
SSCD 06
31 Aug 12
Deep House
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Get Got - (4:50) 114 BPM
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I Can Take It (feat Dwele) - (16:42) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Suns Of Osiris (feat John Douglas & Trent Mitchell) - (7:05) 116 BPM
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Didn't Pay Dues (Unreleased) - (2:31) 108 BPM
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Rain For Jimmy - (9:11) 111 BPM
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Capritarious - (6:53) 113 BPM
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Dirt Rhodes - (7:09) 114 BPM
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Instant Insanity - (12:11)
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Timeislafinacharunninout - (10:32) 112 BPM
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Review: Unless you're one of those who spent copious amounts of cash on the CD version of this second Theo Parrish production compendium, the appearance of Sound Signature Sounds Vol 2 on digital download should be a cause for celebration. Parrish is, of course, one of house music's true originals, and the quality of material on this eccentric trawl through his early 2000s work never drops below outstanding. Highlights are plentiful, but standouts include an unofficial Recloose remix ("I Can Take It", a thrillingly sparse chunk of percussive dancefloor soul), the previously unreleased hip-hop/downtempo nugget "Didn't Pay Dues" and the ultra-deep Marvin Gaye rework "Instant Insanity".
That Day/How I Feel
DOCUMENT 007
15 Jan 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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That Day - (9:30) 55 BPM
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How I Feel - (12:41) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moonlight Music & You
SS 002
23 May 14
Deep House
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Music - (12:34) 109 BPM
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Moonlite - (13:56) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Music (short version) - (8:24) 109 BPM
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Review: Given that this first dropped back in 1997 as the second vinyl release on Sound Signature, it's perhaps unsurprising that the long out-of-print 12" version goes for serious money online. It's particularly pleasing, then, that Parrish has finally relented and given it a digital release. Moonlight Music & You features two classic examples of the Detroiter's deep, woozy, soul-flecked take on deep house; the 13-minute groove exploration that is "Music" - all twinkling melodies, undulating beats in his distinctive style, darting electronics and dewy-eyed vocal samples - and "Moonlite", a tougher but no less spaced out excursion blessed with typically stoned chords and dense African drums.
Hand Made EP
RB 036
27 Aug 12
Deep House
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Black Mist (extended version) - (8:17) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pop Off (original mix) - (7:09) 109 BPM
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Wild Out (original mix) - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Review: It's rare that a Theo Parrish release arrives on a label based outside the US, but when that happens it always tends to be a bit special, see the Peacefrog released LP First Floor or that humongous Carl Craig remix of Falling Up on Third Ear for evidence. Running Back seems like a perfect European outlet for Theo to grace; indeed the Sound Signature boss has already contributed two stunning revisions for Gerd Janson's label and this oh so aptly titled Hand Made EP is pretty special. Firstly it features a special extended take on "Black Mist", a track that originally formed part of Parrish's highly prized Sketches triple vinyl set from 2010 which is listed with some ambitious prices on Discogs. Cut gut punchingly loud by Dubplates and Mastering, this prime slab of Theo fonk is worth the admission alone, but you get spoilt with two new cuts from Mr Parrish in "Pop Off" and "Wild Out" that are indeed as wilded out as his recent "Any Other Styles" number. Running Back quite superbly describe the latter track as "a Theo Parrish demo for Dance Mania after he came back from listening to Lil Louis at the Bismark Pavilion".
Footwork
SS 053
27 Jun 14
Deep House
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Footwork - (11:49) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tympanic Warfare - (9:41) 120 BPM
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Review: Theo Parrish lays down a marker for a long overdue fifth album, apparently due out later this year, with the sublime Footwork single. 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, a 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.
Took Me All The Way Back
TOOK 1
26 Dec 14
Deep House
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Took Me All The Way Back - (8:58) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sound Signature Sounds
SSCD 1
02 Dec 11
Deep House
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Shadow Dancing - (5:56) 116 BPM
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Moonlight - (8:04) 122 BPM
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Ebonics - (12:39) 111 BPM
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Dan Ryan (feat Jerrald James) - (8:16) 117 BPM
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Dance Of The Drunken Drums - (6:46) 115 BPM
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Lake Shore Drive - (5:11) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Took Me All The Way Back - (9:03) 127 BPM
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Lost Keys - (6:29) 114 BPM
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Music (part 1) - (6:01) 109 BPM
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Dusty Cabinets - (6:12) 116 BPM
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Baby Steps EP
ELV 001
14 Nov 14
Deep House
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Early Byrd - (11:26) 119 BPM
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Walking Thru The Sky - (9:46) 122 BPM
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Lake Shore Drive - (5:14) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Detroit Beatdown Remixes 1:2
3EEP-038
16 Mar 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Falling Up (Carl Craig remix) - (8:16) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Deepchild, Xpress 2, YokoO, Reuter
Summertime Is Here
SS 008
06 Mar 15
Deep House
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Summertime Is Here - (12:26) 96 BPM
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Played by: Kisk
Space Station
SS 035
10 May 13
Deep House
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Space Station - (9:02) 122 BPM
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Going Though Changes - (8:34) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: S22
Review: Juno digital exclusive on this slab of 2009 heat from Mr Theo Parrish! Space Station is a Sound Signature masterpiece and it's hard to describe something so seminal but the title track is a shuffling drum machine workout backed with Theo's individualistic bass line style - it's not really acid but it's got enough in it to be seen as techno. "Going Through Changes" takes thing down a notch, delivering a masterfully arranged Detroit house bomb complete with seductive vocals, gorgeous synth keys and the essential madness that is Parrish's percussion. Pretty damn essential...
Meet Mancingelani & Zinja Hlungwani
HJP 60
28 Oct 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Theo Parrish - "Theo Parrish meets Mancingelani" - (12:53)
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Burnt Friedman - "Burnt Friedman meets Zinja Hlungwani" - (5:44) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Falling Up
3EEP-2013_02
15 Feb 13
Techno
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Falling Up (Carl Craig 2013 - Stefan Betke 2013 remaster) - (8:25) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Falling Up (Theo Parrish - Stefan Betke 2013 remaster) - (12:44) 116 BPM
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Review: Third Ear continue their fine form by giving us a remastered reissue of two remixes which have inspired just about everyone in the game. Both versions of "Falling Up" are given an ante up by Stefan Betke and although there isn't really a way to make these tracks any better, the man does a fine engineering job indeed! Carl Craig's take on it is almost too much of a classic to be described into words - if you haven't heard it then shame on thou! Theo Parrish has similarly created a timeless infusion of atmospheric broken beats and deliciously placed sample snippets.
Stop Bajon
DPU 1289
15 Jan 15
Deep House
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Theo Parrish - "Stop Bajon" (TP translation) - (16:00) 105 BPM
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Isoul8 & Mark De Clive Lowe - "Stop Bajon" - (8:01) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Essential Selections Vol 1
SS 007
06 Mar 15
Deep House
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Night Of The Sagitarius - (10:20) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Selector's Theme - (11:06) 113 BPM
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African Roots - (13:08) 108 BPM
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Played by: Joss Moog
Day Like This
WHR 001
10 Jun 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Day Like This (feat Eska & Andrew Ashong) - (6:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feel Loved (feat Andrew Ashong & Eska & David Okumu) - (7:57) 115 BPM
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Review: Theo Parrish and Tony Allen together on a record? What a combo! Fusing the souls of Detroit and Laos, the unlikely but neatly fitting duo has created two absolutely beautiful soul workouts here. "Day Like This" is a staccato soul roller with emphatic swooping drums, sultry washed-out vocals and big warm organs. "Feel Loved" is a jazzier, more upbeat affair. Again the drums sit at the very forefront of the mix while the rest of the rich, warm instrumentation fits in around them in a soft, dreamy state. The debut release on Theo's new Wildheart label, expect more goodies like this very very soon.

Black Jazz Signature
SDGBJ 1303DI
17 Sep 13
Jazz
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Doug Carn - "Trance Dance" - (8:46) 89 BPM
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Gene Russell - "My Favorite Things" - (4:52) 125 BPM
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He Awakening - "March On" - (5:35) 140 BPM
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The Awakening - "Convulsions" - (5:37) 82 BPM
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The Awakening - "Jupiter" - (6:29) 152 BPM
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Calvin Keys - "Criss Cross" - (5:58) 119 BPM
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Rudolph Johnson - "The Highest Pleasure" - (7:46) 110 BPM
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Walter Bishop Jr - "Those Who Chant" - (7:48) 120 BPM
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The Awakening - "Mirage" - (8:18) 92 BPM
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Calvin Keys - "B.E." - (7:31) 133 BPM
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Rudolph Johnson - "Time & Space" - (7:25) 88 BPM
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Walter Bishop Jr - "Blue Bossa" - (3:14) 83 BPM
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Gentrified Love Part 2
SS 064
30 Dec 16
Deep House
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Warrior Code (feat Waajeed & Duminie Deporres) - (6:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Leave The Funk To Us - (9:41) 120 BPM
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Played by: Sam Redmore
American Intelligence
SS 055/56/ 57
12 Jan 15
Deep House
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Drive - (10:50) 128 BPM
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Life Spice - (7:35) 110 BPM
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Welcome Back - (3:01) 99 BPM
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Tympanic Warfare - (9:36) 120 BPM
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Fallen Funk - (9:58) 78 BPM
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Ah (feat Marcellus Pittman, Ideeyah & Duminie Deporres) - (10:28) 118 BPM
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Make No War - (7:32) 110 BPM
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Cypher Delight - (7:14) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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...There Here - (8:33) 120 BPM
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Thug Irony - (5:37) 111 BPM
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Creepcake - (3:56) 73 BPM
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I Enjoy Watching You (feat Ruby & Sass) - (4:14) 119 BPM
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Helmutlampshade - (8:43) 85 BPM
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Be In Yo Self (feat Ideeyah & Duminie Deporres) - (13:07) 110 BPM
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Footwork - (11:49) 126 BPM
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Review: Given that this is the first album from the great Theo Parrish since 2007, it's unsurprising interest in American Intelligence has rocketed over the course of the year as Sound Signature left a trail of hints. Happily, American Intelligence is a fine album; deep and woozy in parts, undeniably soulful, shot through with jazz influences and full to bursting with killer cuts. By now, everyone should know the brilliant "Footwork" single (arguably one of the records of 2014); soon, clubs will swing to the off-kilter dancefloor jazz of "Make No War", the 21st century broken house of the epic "Fallen Funk" and the decidedly odd - but brilliant - "Helmut Lampshade".
Gentrified Love Part 1
SS 063
30 Dec 16
Deep House
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A Ghetto Proposal (feat Kitten Kuroi & John Douglas - vocal version) - (7:41) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Ghetto Proposal (feat Amp Fiddler & Alena Waters - instrumental) - (10:20) 122 BPM
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Parallel Dimensions
SSPD 1
21 Apr 17
Deep House
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So Now What - (9:27) 100 BPM
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Anansies Dance - (8:22) 119 BPM
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Serengeti Echoes - (11:54) 112 BPM
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Reaction To Plastic - (6:02) 114 BPM
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Space Ghosts - (5:15) 110 BPM
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Summertime Is Here - (12:25) 95 BPM
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Brain - (4:43) 83 BPM
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Violet Green - (11:02) 116 BPM
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Nefarious Stranger - (5:12) 115 BPM
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Review: Given that it was originally released on vinyl and CD way back in 2000, it's something of a surprise to find that this is the first digital download release of Theo Parrish's acclaimed sophomore set. It remains a benchmark in the Detroit legend's fine career and arguably the set in which he fully realized his unique musical vision (think cut-up and manipulated samples, major jazz influences, and hypnotic, stretched-out cuts that quietly build throughout). Highlights are plentiful, from the deep Afro-house of "Serengeti Echoes" and leisurely, slipped jazz warmth of "Summertime Is Here", to the almost Balearic brilliance of the suitably epic and saucer-eyed "Violet Green".
Vibes New & Rare Music: Part 2
RH 111-B
15 Aug 11
Deep House
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Theo Parrish - "When I'm Gone" - (7:17) 129 BPM
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Ricardo Miranda - "Urbanism" - (8:09) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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