“I find it amazing that there’s been a ramp up in these kinds of killings since a Black man has been in office,” DJ, producer, selector and musician Theo Parrish ponders. “And so you wonder, is that reaction to him being in office? What I’m seeing is these are systematic killings. It’s a lot of things at once and it’s crazy that this has happened right as this is coming out.”
His latest album, American Intelligence (out December 8th), is what is coming out, and it’s on the heels of the recent verdict found in Ferguson, Missouri. Some may call it dance or techno – some call it groove music – but the muses are often real and sobering. Born in Washington, D.C., spending time in Chicago, Kansas City and Detroit, and now playing everywhere from LA to London to Dubai, there is plenty of experience and influence for Parrish to pull from.