Theo Parrish
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Theo Parrish
Theo Parrish
Tauron Nowa Muzyka 2014 - Theo Parrish.jpg
Theo Parrish at the 2014 Tauron Nowa Muzyka in Katowice, Poland.
Background information
Born1972 (age 46–47)
OriginWashington, D.C.
GenresDetroit techno, house, experimental
DJ, record producer
LabelsSound Signature, Peacefrog Records, Submerge Recordings, Ugly Edits
3 Chairs, The Rotating Assembly, T.O.M. Project

Theo Parrish (born 1972[1]) is an American DJ and record producer based in Detroit, Michigan.[2] He is an owner of the Sound Signature record label.[3] He is a member of 3 Chairs,[4] The Rotating Assembly,[5] and T.O.M. Project.[6]


Theo Parrish was born in Washington, D.C. in 1972.[1] He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, listening to Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and George Gershwin.[7] He studied at the Chicago Academy of the Arts and the Kansas City Art Institute.[8] While at KCAI, he concentrated on sound sculptures, creating sonic pieces by combining live instruments, human voices, and looped recordings.[7] In 1994, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and moved to Michigan.[9]


Studio albums

  • First Floor (Peacefrog Records, 1998)
  • Parallel Dimensions (Sound Signature, 2000)
  • Sound Sculptures Volume 1 (Sound Signature, 2007)
  • Et Tu Brute (Submerge Recordings, 2007) (with Duminie Deporres)
  • Sketches (Sound Signature, 2010)
  • American Intelligence (Sound Signature, 2014)

Compilation albums

  • Sound Signature Sounds (Sound Signature, 2000)
  • Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2 (Sound Signature, 2012)
  • Black Jazz Signature (Snow Dog Records, 2013)


  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Theo Parrish - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Burns, Todd L. (April 29, 2008). "Theo Parrish: Unusual suspect". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Sound Signature Sounds - Theo Parrish". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Segal, Dave (December 1, 2005). "Data Breaker". The Stranger. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Mr. Beatnick (September 12, 2010). "The Essential... Theo Parrish (page 9 of 11)". Fact. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Fact mix 201: Marcellus Pittman". Fact. November 12, 2010. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ a b Cochrane, Tom (December 24, 2009). "Theo Parrish: Sound sculptor". Junkee. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Rowlands, Marc (February 18, 2015). "Theo Parrish". Mixmag. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Deep Space: Theo Parrish & Francois K at Cielo". XLR8R. Retrieved 2018.

External links

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