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In a city brimming with the best music innovators past and present, Rick is a prominent Detroit identity who has firmly influenced the revered musical spirit of the Motor City. His now closed record store Vibes, supplied the best of the best with the records that changed the way the world danced. Rick has worked alongside electronic music luminaries such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May and is the oft-forgot, but vital member of the 3 Chairs, with Marcellus Pittman, Theo Parrish and Kenny Dixon Jnr aka Moodymann.
Rick encompasses every facet of a true DJ that we admire and aspire to. A versatile music selector – with DJ sets including R & B, Hip Hop, Techno and his favoured House and Disco. A pioneering producer – with seminal releases on labels such as KDJ, Stilove4music and Rush Hour – and a long time party promoter. Rick has learned over his 24 year career in the music industry that it takes more than a few good records to create everything that a party needs to be.
Rick will be given the keys to One22 and we will let him play for as long as he wants – so expect something big! Boasting an amazing Klipsch Sound System coupled with Boom Boom E&S DJR400 Rotary Mixer this intimate 200 capacity venue is surely going to be the place to be!
Support from Boom Boom Resident Daniel Lupica and special guest Claire Morgan and Magda Bytnerowicz
Tickets for $25 on RA
More on the door..
I was introduced to Alphatown collective many years back when the duo was warming up for Derrick May‘s & Biz-E on a Wednesday night at Gas Nightclub. From memory their set that night was very drum machine driven dance floor orientated techno. There sound in the studio and live shows have really emerged to incorporate the deeper & melodic shades of electronic music over the years & it inspirational to see quality music getting played and made so close to home.
Check out this Deep Tribal Inspired House & Techno set.
It was Friday the 13th and Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter were in alignment. In keeping with the general ‘vibe’ we combined some Vorheesian tones with a cameo appearance from Caleban, an extra-dimensional being who recently made our acquaintance. Enjoy!
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Terrence Parker Classic ‘Detroit Lost Mixtape’ + Terrence Parker Live in Sydney (Sat 24th Sept) @ Manhattan Lounge
$20 pre-sale tickets are available from http://www.ourhousesydney.com. There will be a limited amount of $25 tickets at the door.
Check out this classic Terrence Mix recorded back in 1996!
Here is the 3rd installment of this popular Terrence Parker classic mix tape series. This mix tape was originally recorded in July of 1996. For more information on how you can purchase the full 79 minute mix on CD, please visit Disk Union (JAPAN) online at: http://diskunion.net/clubt/ct/search?m=11&q=TERRENCE%20PARKER
..and this a red hot disco mix!
HOUSE MUSIC ROYALTY is in the building.Detroit’s house music legend TP is coming to Sydney on Sat 24th Sept presented by OUR HOUSE MOVEMENT. He will be paying particular tribute to the FUNK, GOSPEL & DISCO roots that fashioned the HOUSE sounds he plays/produces today.
Check out this video from DEMF a couple of years back for HYPE!
Our House Sydney is proud to present one of House music’s most gifted dj’s, Terrence Parker. Growing up with Detroit legends such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson, Terrence has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and he is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement has brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as “TP”) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick name, “Telephone Man”. Others call him the “Telephone Man” because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!
TP has performed as a DJ in hundreds of cities throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 100,000 people. Since 1988, TP has released more than 100 recordings on various labels, and has had top 20 hits with his songs “Love’s Got Me High”, “The Question” and albums like “Detroit After Dark” in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.
Terrence’s high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill has been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University’s Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP’s collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable
contribution to Detroit’s music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.
Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His remix projects include such popular artists as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, Aaron Carl, Tiffany Evans feat Ciara, Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery, Ce Ce Winans, Dr. Charles Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir, Amerie, Chris Brown, Anointed Pace Sisters, Upper Street, and many more.
Terrence has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Coco Street which are featured on TP’s digital music label called Parker Music Works! In addition to TP’s first label venture known as Intangible Records, TP’s music has also been released on labels such as Studio K7 (Germany), Network/Six6 (UK), KMS (USA), Simply Soul (USA), Deconstruction (UK), Superb Ent. (Japan), as well as major labels Universal, EMI, Virgin, and Sony/BMG.
Local supports include Phil Toke, Phil Hudson, Eadie Ramia and Michael Zac
Limited $20 presale tickets are available from www.ourhousesydney.com. or $25 on the door. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.
This party is proudly supported by http://sydneyunderground.org/
- CLASSIC DEEP HOUSE: Seven Grand Housing Authority Feat. Terrence Parker-Loves Got Me High (sydneyunderground.org)
- “What Is House Music?” (undergroundhousetv.wordpress.com)
- CHICAGO HOUSE CLASSIC: Adonis – We’re Rockin Down The House (Original Trax Record Version) (sydneyunderground.org)
- CLASSIC NEW YORK HOUSE: Lil Louis – Club Lonely vs The Conversation (Original Sydney Underground 15 Min Edit) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Hop On – Hop Off: Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House (joeychong.wordpress.com)
- Secure Parking wins iconic City of Sydney parking site (secureparking.wordpress.com)
- Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- DETROIT DEEP AFRO HOUSE,HI TECH SOUL: Theo Parrish – Children of the Drum Feat. Jerry The Cat (sydneyunderground.org)
- CLASSIC DETROIT HOUSE: Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) Vs Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Original) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Detroit Techno: DJ Bone – BBC Radio Mix 2011 (sydneyunderground.org)