Tribute & La Cheetah Present Theo Parrish

Preview by Calum Sutherland | 23 Apr 2012

The first weekend of May is set to get sweaty as Tribute and La Cheetah Club conspire to bring sonic welder Theo Parrish to the cosy confines of Max’s increasingly infamous basement. A truly independent figure in underground dance music, Parrish has never shied from challenging the commonality of what defines ‘house’ as his ever-evolving sets shift from Detroit techno, house, jazz, ambient, funk and beyond, all of which are held together by a framework of soulful sensibility which seems to lie at the root of his musical ethos. But to buy into such outdated genre tags is to misinterpret the Detroit based DJ/producer’s efforts entirely; awe-inspiring EQ manipulation and truly inspired tune selection lie at the heart of any Theo Parrish set, which leaves the dancefloor hypnotised and hyped in equal measure. 

As the brains behind the Sound Signature imprint, Parrish has promoted his own unmistakable sound and provided a platform for like-minded artists including 3 Chairs and Marcellus Pittman to impressive results, and continues to push the Detroit sound in whatever shape and form it takes as well as encouraging the production and consumption of vinyl and independent distribution to which he continues to be so inextricably bound. Tonight Theo Parrish rocks La Cheetah for a four hour set, capacity is limited and demand is sure to be high so get in there quick.

Fri 4 May, La Cheetah (Downstairs @ Max’s Kansas City) 11pm - 3am, £12