Theo Parrish 来日決定!

9.22(Fri) 東京 @ GARDEN 新木場 FACTORY
RDC “Sound Horizon” supported by bal 20th Anniversary



9.23(Sat) 大阪 @ Club Joule
- Theo Parrish Japan Tour 2023 -



Theo Parrish (Sound Signature / from Detroit)

デトロイトに拠点をおくDJ/プロデューサー、Theo Parrish(セオ・パリッシュ)。
ワシントンDCに生まれ、年少期をシカゴで育ちオリジナルなハウスミュージックの洗礼を受けた。その後カンザスシティー、Kansas City Art InstituteではSound Sculpture(音の彫刻)を専攻する。1994年、デトロイトに移住。1998年、UK名門Peace Frogからファーストアルバム『First Floor』を発表。自身の主宰するレーベルSound Signatureより、アルバム『Parallel Dimensions』(2000)、『Sound Sculptures Volume 1』(2007)、『Sketches』(2010)、『American Intelligence』(2014)をリリース、常に新しい発想と自由な表現で作品を世に送り出す。2020年、最新アルバム『Wuudaji』を発表。
ロンドンのクラブPlastic Peopleでのレギュラーを終え、現在デトロイトでのパーティー、Music Gallery Detroitを開催している。
数多くのMIXを発表しているが、オフィシャルなMIX CDとして『Black Jazz Signature』、『DJ-Kicks Detroit Forward』をリリースしている。

“Love of the music should be the driving force of any producer, performer or DJ. Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a method of tasteful assembly, collage, as opposed to a creative crutch, plagiarism. Using this same understanding openly & respectfully, can turn DJing into spiritual participation. It can turn a few hours of selection into essential history, necessary listening through movement.”(Theo Parrish)

「音楽への愛」こそがプロデューサー、パフォーマー、DJ達の原動力である。この想いがあれば、サンプリングという方法は、盗作でもなく、音作りへの近道でもなく、個性ある音のコラージュになる。またその「音楽への愛」に対する畏敬の気持ちがDJという行為をスピリチュアルな方向へ導き、数時間に渡る選曲の全てが本質を伴った物語となる。(セオ パリッシュ 訳: Yuko Asanuma)

Theo Parrish (Sound Signature / from Detroit)

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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