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DJ Kicks: Theo Parrish

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Growing up in Chicago, later Detroit-based music producer, Theo Parrish is internationally well known for his own inimitable downtempo house music style. The approach Parrish took to compiling DJ-Kicks was very ambitious, inviting his Detroit peers to produce a collection of brand new material, and in turn creating the first ever all exclusive entry to the esteemed series.

"Detroit creates. But rarely imitates. Why? We hear and see many from other places do that with what we originate. No need to follow. Get it straight. In the Great Lakes there are always more under the surface than those that appear to penetrate the top layer of attention and recognition. What about them that defy tradition? Those that side step the inaccurate definitions often given from outside positions? This is that evidence. Enjoy."

• First official compilation by Theo Parrish
• All exclusive unreleased material
• Includes new music from Theo Parrish
• 19 tracks mixed across a two volume CD set
• Triple LP sampler containing 15 full length tracks


Matt says: Never afraid to veer away from the norm. The Detroit innovator instantly breaks convention by commissioning all-exclusive content from his Motor City broths and sisters. Not only does this add to the collectability of the compilations, it gives his community a platform and shines the spotlight on artist I haven't even heard of. A truly celebration of community spirit and also one of the most geo-centric DJ Kicks releases to date. A briliant, inventive and thoughtful concept incredibly well executed. And given Theo's dedicated craft at mixing records, the mixed CD version is just as essential as the vinyl compilation!


1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
3. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
4. Theo Parrish & Duminie DePorres - The Real Deal
5. Specter - The Upper Room
6. Deon Jamar - North End Funk
7. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
1. John C & Meftah - Full
2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
4. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
5. Jon Dixon - Wind Drifts (Instrumental)
6. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
7. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
8. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
9. De'Sean Jones - Flash Spain
10. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
11. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
12. Sterling Toles - Janis

A1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
A2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
A3. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
B1. John C & Meftah - Full
B2. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
B3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
C1. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
C2. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
D1. Specter - The Upper Room
D2. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
E1. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
E2. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
F1. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
F2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
F3. Sterling Toles - Janis 

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