Theo Parrish
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Theo Parrish
Theo Parrish
Tauron Nowa Muzyka 2014 - Theo Parrish.jpg
Theo Parrish at Tauron Nowa Muzyka 2014 in Katowice, Poland
Background information
Born 1972
Origin Washington, DC
Genres Detroit techno, house, experimental
Labels Sound Signature
Peacefrog Records
Ugly Edits
3 Chairs
The Rotating Assembly
The T.O.M. Project
Website MySpace

Theo Parrish is a musician and selector based in Detroit, Michigan, often described as a 'techno/house' artist.[1] He was born in Washington, DC. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois listening to jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and George Gershwin.[2] He graduated from the Chicago Academy of the Arts and went to study at the Kansas City Art Institute. While at KCAI, he concentrated on sound sculptures, creating sonic pieces by combining live instruments, human voices, and looped recordings. He received his BFA in 1994 and moved to Michigan to focus on musical projects.[3]

He has recorded music under his own name as well as with Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Malik Pittman and Kenneth Dixon Jr as 3 Chairs.[4] He also puts out releases on his record label, Sound Signature. Another aspect of Theo Parrish's productions are his re-edits, often of old disco, funk or soul records. He is almost as renowned for his expansive and genre-hopping live DJ sets as his productions, and played a monthly residency at the former London nightclub Plastic People.



  • Sound Signature
  • Ugly Edits
  • Wildheart Recordings

Studio Albums


  1. ^ Resident Advisor Interview by Todd L. Burns with Theo Parrish, Tue, 29 Apr 2008
  2. ^ IMO Records. "Theo Parrish Biography", IMO Records. Retrieved on 17 April 2011.
  3. ^ In the Mix Features Theo Parrish interview by JadeJade 15 Dec 2009
  4. ^ The Stranger review by Dave Segal 1 Dec 2005

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