THEO PARRISH

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Theo Parrish was born in Washington, DC in 1972 and raised in Chicago, IL where his passion for music developed. Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Bob Marley and his uncle, jazz musician Dexter Sims, all influenced Theo's early musical life. Chicago radio DJs and house producers such as Ron Hardy, Larry Heard, Lil' Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt, Mike Dunn, Frankie Knuckles, Walter "Get Down" Brown and Andrew Hatchett helped to spawn his early career - Parrish began spinning and producing tracks in 1986 at the age of thirteen. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI with a concentration of Sound Sculpture, a form of orchestration using live generating devices. The same year Parrish moved to Detroit where he has lived ever since and become a pillar of the citys vibrant underground music scene. Producing music and delivering unique and dynamic DJ sets in venues throughout the world Parrish has gained attention and respect of DJs, producers, listeners and dancers alike.