Theo Parrish is one of the most prominent DJs/producers of Detroit techno’s second wave, following in the wake of the initial success of Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. However, Parrish was actually raised in our town (he moved to the Motor City in 1994) and this explains why he sounds so markedly different compared to his Detroit contemporaries. Parrish, alongside fellow Detroit-mainstay Moodymann, has been mining the deepest brand of funk, jazz and soul-infused techno known to man for years now and has become a worldwide techno idol for his classic editing. Alongside Parrish will be a massive lineup of talent and globetrotting dopeness featuring Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw), Benji B (Deviation/1XTRA), Ge-Ology (Female Fun), Twilight Tone (Great Weekend) and Black Spade (Reca.Sto Records). (Jarrett Spiegel)
Triple Five Soul and The Fader’s Second Annual Soul Sessions Tour stops in at Sonotheque, 1444 West Chicago, (312)226-7600, on September 30 from 9pm-3am.