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Gilles Peterson // Theo Parrish Interview // BBC 6 Music

August 14, 2014

Gilles is back in the studio with a whole heap of musical vitamins, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week Gilles talks in depth to Detroit based producer Theo Parrish about his life in music and his recent live shows in London and Manchester.

Born in Washington, raised in Chicago and now residing in Detroit, Theo Parrish is one of the most respected producers in the scene. He began spinning records at the tender age of 13, citing Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin as musical inspirations. Fast-forward nearly two decades and he has his own label, Sound Signature, is synonymous for his genre-spanning DJ sets around the world and has worked with a whole heap of musicians from Amp Fiddler to Moodymann.

Aside from chatting about his musical career and his recent live project, Theo brings a selection of tunes including some influences and hot-off-the-press new bits.

Listen Here

Mavis John – Use My Body (Culture of Soul)
Yvonne Fair – Straighten Up (Dade Records)
Finn Peters – Saladin
Cat Power – Crossbones Style
Jimi Tenor – Global Party
Anushka – Mansions (Nikitch Remix)
Meshell Ndegeocello – Friends (FX Remix) (White)
Julius Brock – This Feeling (Burman Records)
Christian Rich – MJ
Sophie – Lemonade
Amp Live – 1000 Watts
Standon Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism – Odwalla
Mirror Signal – 20th Century Fix
FaltyDL – New Haven
A-Sides – Teardown 2K14 feat MC Fats
Theo Parrish & Andrew Ashong – Flowers
Theo Parrish – Just Begin
Theo Parrish – Solitary Flight
Amp Fiddler – Take It feat Raphael Saadiq
Owiny Sigoma Band – Wires (Theo Parrish Remix)
Bill Wolfer – Call Me
Theo Parrish – H2
Busta Rhymes – Woo Ha! (J Dilla Bounce Edit)
Oleta Adams – Rhythm of Life
Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This (Rework) feat Eska
Skye – Ain’t No Need
Sandman & Riverside – Into Your Story feat Jeremy Ellis (Kai Alce Distinctive Vocal
Mix) (Fast Forward)
Eddie Harris – Turbulance (Atlantic)
Theo Parrish – Footwork
Race of Angels – Its Just Begun (Theo Parrish Rework)
Budgie – The Only Power
Theo Parrish – Long Walk In Your Sun
George Soule – Get Involved (Fame)
The Mob – I Dig Everything About You (Colossus)
Jan Jones – Independent Woman (Day-Wood)
Flora Wilson – Dancing On A Daydream (Soulvation Army)
The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache (Deram)
Mark Capanni – I Believe In Miracles (Jazzman)
Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles (Polydor)
Ann Bailey – Sweeping Your Dirt Under My Rug (Wand)
Curtis Green – I Just Gotta Get Down Part
Curtis Green – I Just Gotta Get Down Part 2
Peggy Scott – Things Have More Meaning Now (Old Town Records)
Jeff Perry – Love Don’t Come No Stronger (Than Yours and Mine)
Carrie Cleaveland – Make Love To Me (Audio-Ent)