Marcos Valle – 1985 (SS Translation By Theo Parrish)

Joe Davis’ Far Out Recordings is yet to release another Brazilika compilation, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the label. A 12-inch with two of Marcos Valle‘s songs remixed will be released before the CD comes out later this month. The Theo Parrish’s remix was premiered on Boiler Room Debuts the other day, and if you haven’t heard it yet here’s your chance. The b-side comes from Bugz in the Attic engineer Daz-I-Kue, who revives his Bloodfire moniker for the remix.

The 12-inch will be out on March 23rd and can be pre-ordered from the Far Out store. Until then, you’re invited to listen to Gilles Peterson’s Marcos Valle special.

A Race Of Angels – Just Begin / It’s Just Begun

We just talked about Theo Parrish a minute ago, I hope you’re ready for some more. With Wildheart Recordings, Theo set up a new label next to his Sound Signature imprint, a home to „out of the box left-field unclassifiable music.” The time has come for the label’s second release by West Coast duo A Race Of Angels, consisting of two tracks, one of which you might have heard on ArtDontSleep’s 2007 compilation From L.A. With Love. The b-side, which you can hear above, is the rework by an all-star production team consisting of Theo Parrish himself and 2000Black long-time collaborators Dego and Akwasi Mensah.

I cannot provide you with a definitive release date for this one, some sources claim it was released in late March, while others list it among this week’s releases. In either case, you should already be able to pick up your copy from your favourite record dealer or buy it online from Bleep, Phonica or even iTunes.

Theo Parrish – Footwork

As you might know already, Theo Parrish’s label Sound Signature now has a website and from what I can tell it’s constantly updated (and pretty unique content-wise.) What it doesn’t say yet is when Theo’s new album, presumably titled “American Intelligence”, will be available. Until we find out, you can watch the Heather Sommerfield-directed video for its first single Footwork.

Fatima – Do Better

There already were a couple of great tracks this week and here’s yet another special one. You might heard by now that Fatima’s debut album Yellow Memories is only 10 days away from its release, and the London-based singer with Swedish roots gathered some ace producers to work with her. The track above is no exception, written alongside Floating Points and Theo Parrish. And.

Excitement is an understatement, but then ask yourself when Eglo Records ever disappointed you. Available for pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes, and in all good record shops on May 12, 2014!

Weekend Mixtapes #44

The latest Weekend Mixtapes largely consists of stuff we meant to post last week, but that should not worry you as there are some exceptionally good entries among them.

Funkineven‘s latest features about 60% music forthcoming on his own Apron Records label, including bits from Kyle Hall, Jay Daniel or Seven Davis Jr. Not to be missed!

The same goes for Theo Parrish and Dego, who took over the Do You show from the other day. Yup, that’s Theo Parrish and Dego McFarlane in one show!

Following the excellent FACT Mix by MGUN, London’s Fabric put out an exclusive Wild Oats mixtape by the Detroit producer.

You might have heard that Martyn is one of the many artists to have signed on Ninja Tune recently. And since he’s completed a new album for the label, Mixmag asked them to contribute a mixtape.

I might be late to the game, but the last Tom Trago album on Rush Hour has really grown on me in the last couple of weeks and months. A good reason to have an eye on the Amsterdam-based producer’s doings.

And lastly, let me add Daedelus‘ most recent Entropy Sessions for dublab!

Weekend Mixtapes #33

Too many mixtapes, not enough time. So here’s another quick rundown on mixes from the last two weeks.

Kutmah dedicated 60 minutes of Sketchbook to Dimlite
BTS Radio re-uploaded Cinnaman‘s mix from 2007
Cooly G is back with a new promo mix
-Benny Blanco and Theo Pharrish play sets on The Do!!You!!Show
-Leaving Records founder MatthewDavid plays live in the Boiler Room
Ben UFO recorded a mix for Pleasure Principle and another for KNYX Radio
-Roman Rauch’s radio show gets a special treatment with a Glenn Astro guestmix
Bamalovesoul pay a tribute to Steve Spacek with an hour long mix
-Michael Ruetten is back with another Soulsearching show and its quality as always
-„Soundtrack to an illusion“ is the title of Flea Market Funk‘ new laid back mix
-Osunlade shared a new mix with us last week: „Another day at the office

Have a nice weekend all!

Andrew Ashong – Flowers (Alphabets Heaven Edit)

One of the tracks that will surely end up on many best-of-2013 lists is Andrew Ashong’s Flowers. The London-based singers debut EP was produced by Theo Parrish, their second collaboration since the About Group remix. The Wot Not guys certainly like the track and put up an edit by Alphabet Heaven on their advent calendar.

Comes as a free download as do all the other tracks. The original is available on vinyl at Juno, HHV and maybe your local record store.

Slices interviews Theo Parrish

It’s Theo Parrish taking us to Amsterdam’s Record Mania to buy some records and share his ideas about music formats and the art of DJing.

This interview is part of the latest Slices issue, which you can order on DVD.

CDR Berlin Workshop: Theo Parrish

I was gonna write about the forthcoming CDR Knowledge event in December, but then I stumbled across an even nicer video: Theo Parrish in conversation with Tony Nwachukwu recorded in early October at CDR Berlin.

There are more talks like this with Henrik Schwarz, Gerd Janson, Basic Soul Unit or SoundCloud founder Eric “Forss” Walforss.

And if you’re in London and interested in production, mobile production in particular, check out the CDR Knowledge website for their upcoming event.

Omar S – Who’s In Key

You probably got yourself that free Omar S EP released by Scion A/V earlier this year. Now one of its tracks featuring Theo Parrish got a nice glitchy 8-bit video directed by Colin Devin Moore.

Just the kind of stuff I’m into, awakening memories of wasted days of childhood in front of my Commodore: beat ’em ups like Target Renegade, decrunchers, badly cracked games and their intros. Does anyone follow me?

Isoul8 & Mark de Clive-Lowe – Stop Bajon

It’s good to see one of my favourite labels from the last decade return with a new release. Archive Records founder Enrico Crivellaro uses his Isoul8 moniker to join Mark de Clive-Lowe for a cover-version of Tullio de Piscopa’s seventies classic Stop Bajon.

More info on the record can be found on Mark’s blog, but I can already tell you about an equally impressive remix by Detroit’s Theo Parrish on the flipside.

The 12-inch will be out in all good stores on November 29, 2010.

Mixtape Monday #18

For the last week or so, I was hardly listening to anything else but that Theo Parrish Special on Benji B’s show. Listening to the iPlayer is more important than you might think, it’s a direct way to measure the popularity of a show – something that might in the end decide whether a show will be continued. In the case of last week’s show I did all I could, but now you can no longer listen to it. Unless you download a recording.

I have posted this old Dego mix for BTS some weeks ago, now it’s officially back in the archive. Not to be confused with his more recent guestmix, posted in February.

To give his all new 12-inch an extra push, former Bugz in the Attic man Seiji has posted a new mix. Available as stream and download.

The last Pete Concrete mix is only about a month old, but the Eat Concrete head already made another one. Get this exclusive Eat my Garbage mix for Nalden.

Fresh out of the Hoya:Hoya stable comes a mix by its co-founder and 2010 RBMA alumni Illum Sphere.

If you’re missing Lukid‘s sessions on Ustream, here’s a little compensation: for the all new Svetlana Industries shortcast he has put together a mix.

Rush Hour‘s Antal was visiting São Paulo for the Bienal and brought back some records you can listen to on Brasil Show part 1.

Lastly, here are two mixes from the Resident Advisor podcast. Last week they were graced by a dubstep-meets-techno mix by Kowton, this week they have a house mix by the trio of Detroit Beatdown.

Weekly Bits 34/2010

While I’m not a big fan of the music, the artwork for Skream’s new album Outside the Box is truly remarkable. A nice feature by September Industry.

London’s Mr. Beatnick is back with his follow-up to his Broken Beat Essentials article, just this time he focuses on the great Theo Parrish.

Andrew Meza has posted another gem from the BTS Radio archives, making Domu‘s set from February 2005 available for download!

R&S has a limited repress of James Blake’s CMYK 12-inch on transparent yellow vinyl, be quick if you missed it the first time around.

Dutch director Ramon Gieling has shot a Great Lengths short movie about Martyn‘s deceased father, a prominent football player in the Netherlands.

I got two more videos for you: Aloe Blacc‘s acoustic version of Politician on KEXP, and Danny Krivit talking about The Art of the Edit.

Oh, and just because I feel bad not having posted this 9-hours mixtape by 2000F & J Kamata, I will do so now.

Mixtape Monday #6

My favourite mixtape from last week comes once again from Hotflush Recordings. For the fifth edition of their podcast, San Francisco based Jus Wan put together a nice selection of deep and dubby music. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the podcast!

Soulparlor, a trio of producers and DJs are also the hosts of Germany’s first address for broken beats and soulful vibes, the already legendary You Move Nothing If You Don’t Move Yourself night in Mainz. Only last Saturday, it was 2000black‘s Dego who blessed the place with his records. And following the recordings of Kaidi Tatham & Mark Force and Colonel Red, you can download two hours of Dego’s set.

Viral Radio’s latest show with Hudson Mohawke and Mamiko Motto just went online some minutes ago. Though I haven’t listened to it yet, I’m sure it’s one of the highlights this week. Make sure to check Viral Radio’s archive while you’re at it!  Hudson Mohawke’s mix from Benji B has also been spotted.

Another Dutch recording is the latest offering from The New Worck, who once again managed to get a mixtape from Rednose Distrikt’s very own Aardvarck (did you check his new album?)

One of the most interesting mixtapes was sent to me by Svetlana Industries, a new label based in Serbia. For an unusual and therefore exciting selection of dubstep and hip-hop beats, check out their first minimix.

Most fans of Theo Parrish certainly got his DJ set from The Do-Over already, otherwise I’m more than happy to mention it here.

For the jazz lovers I have one last mix today. Some of my Twitter followers called Blackclassical‘s anniversary mix the best jazz mix of all time. I will let you decide that for yourself.

Nov 12, 2009 Dego’s mix was recorded without permission and removed by request of the artist

Theo Parrish on DJonTV

For their sixth video-podcast, DJonTV is joined by the legendary Detroit discjockey and producer Theo Parrish.

Theo talks about his discovery of the piano, his production and his idea of DJing. If you’re interested in the other episodes of DJonTV, check out their page on blip.tv!

Mar 29, 2008 Earlier this week, Rush Hour got loads of Sound Signature and Theo Parrish records back in stock