Friday, 29 October 2010

Theo Parrish Live @ Stereotonic, Dublin.


We can't get enough of Theo at Tourist Towers! We've been checking out some of his old EQ twiddling mixes this week, revisiting some of his best, seductive, strange, infectious and down right brilliant old mixes and some of his more recent output and absolutely essential productions. I really could go on on forever praising this guy, but you'd do better slapping a needle on one of his tunes and rinsing out the volume, 'Walking Through The Sky', 'Sawale Sayale', 'I Can't Take It' or any one of his sometimes divisive 'Ugly Edits' series. (Personally I think his edit of Jill Scott's 'Slowly, Surely' is one of the greatest moments in electronic music of the last 20 years.) Firmly sticking two fingers up at all those naysayers who continually regurgitate the frankly ridiculous argument that dance music has no Soul. No I don't, I recommend everything he's done, even the stuff I haven't heard yet. But honestly, your life will be better for hearing him.
It's no exaggeration to say that Theo Parrish could easily be considered to be the future of what was formerly known as House Music, continually at the bleeding edge, coal facing at the coalface of experimentalism, he has again and again pushed music to new turning points, all the while doing it with patience and class, no sell out, true to his roots and his own sound and vision, the man is truly inspiring. Drawing on the rich heritage of classic Detroit House and it's grittyness, soulfulness, dirtyness, rawness and honestness. Truly, only and handful of people in the world make music like Theo and almost all of those cats are from the motor city.
Possibly the most versatile and otherworldly DJ on the planet, able to play anything, bringing bleeding hard techno into soul records with no problems. As a producer, sometimes a bit too avant garde for some, but as a DJ, forget about the competiton. Deep, hypnotic, sublime music at it's best!



1. Hanna – Metropolitan
2. Theo Parrish – Shadow Dancing
3. Son Dexter – Sonrise Dance
4. Theo Parrish – Delwood II
5. Three Chairs – On The 3 Chairs
6. Theo Parrish – Ebonics
7. Franck Roger Etc – No More Believe
8. Chez N Trent – The Choice
9. Roy Ayers – Running Away
10. Positive Force – We Got The Funk
11. Theo Parrish – Lake Shore Drive
12. Lego – El Ritimo De Verdad
13. 1050 East Feat. Lady Alma – Count On Me
14. Piranhahead - Unreleased
15. Infinity Feat Malik – Back 2 Chicago
16 .Loletta Holloway – Love Sensation (Ugly Edit 5)
18. Love I Lost (Ugly Edit)
19. Mr Fingers – Sharing 909’s
20. First Choice – Love And Happiness
21. Gherkin Jerks – Acid Indigestion
21. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
22. Da Posse – It’s My Life (Aluh Mix)
23. Sylvester – Over & Over
24. Loletta Holloway – Catch Me On The Rebound
25. Brainstorm – Hot For You
26. Phreek – Big Phreek
27. Kikrokos – Jungle Dj (Ron Hardy Edit)
28. Made In The Usa – Never Let You Go (Ugly Edit 1)
29. Sylvester – Down, Down, Down
30. Carolyn Crawford - Comin On Strong
31. Lenny Williams - Choosing You

Till next time.
Big love. Tourist. X

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