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Theo Parrish to release a 12″ from last year’s live show

A two-track 12″ from the live band is due through Wildheart Recordings. Last year saw Sound Signature boss Theo Parrish embark on a series of live performances throughout Europe under the superbly titled banner Teddy’s Get Down, ably assisted by a band of musicians called The Unit. Lead vocals were offered by Ideeyah, Amp Fiddler provided key action and backing vocals, former Electric Wire Hustle member Myele Manzanza was on drumming duties, Akwasi Mensah was on bass and keys,with Duminie Deporres lending his guitar playing skills. A trio of dancers called Jade Soul, Mai Le, Dominique who were choreographed by Gehrik added to the spectacle. If you didn’t attend one of the scheduled Teddy’s Get Downs, it’s likely you read a review of at least one of the performances which saw covers of Sound Signature classics played along with music from Parrish’s epic American Intelligence album and some of his favourite dancefloor tracks. It has now been revealed Parrish’s Wildheart Recordings label will issue a 12″ of tracks laid to tape during The Unit’s tour last …

Theo Parrish: The Teddy’s Get Down

Detroit-based musician, producer and selector Theo Parrish, whose organic-sounding machine-based dance music incorporates live instruments, human voices and looped recordings, plays a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. Theo is set to perform in July with a live band at the Barbican centre in London. The band – featuring Parrish on beats and keys, soul/funk singer songwriter Amp Fiddler (keys), Akwasi Mensah (bass), Duminie DePorres (electric guitar) and Myele Manzanza (drums) – will be revisiting old and new Sound Signature classics. Here is a teaser of what is to come on his next album… The video is directed by New York raised director of photography and director Heather Sommerfield. Heather said, “I went to Detroit in November of 2013 to shoot a video for the Footwork track on the forthcoming album. Since Theo has never done an official video for his legendary sound, you can imagine we are all very excited about this project. It is simple concept meant to force the viewer to stop and take a moment reflect …