Detroit legend Terrence Parker makes his Defected debut this autumn with ‘Open Up Your Spirit’, a release that includes four brand new mixes of one of the standout cuts from his Life On The Back 9 album.
Kicking off proceedings is TP’s Deeep Detroit Heat Remix which demonstrates positivity through Merachka’s powerful gospel vocal and an ever-grooving baseline that is mirrored by organ keys, highlighting why Terrence, and Detroit’s underground house scene, is very much in the forefront of soulful house being done the right way. TP’s Bangin Piano Remix does what is says on the tin as classic piano chords and four-to-the-floor house beats build the track to almost cacophonic extreme before dropping into a warm bass synth to start the ride over again. On the flipside is TP's Deeep Detroit Heat Instrumental and completing the pack is Merachka's Kreep Into Your Spirit And Open It Up Remix which strips things back with 303-esque acid lines and thumping kick-claps.
The release of ‘Open Up Your Spirit’ precedes the re-release of the aforementioned Life On The Back 9 album, a landmark signing for Defected having seen a prior release on Carl Craig’s legendary Planet E. This new 2CD and digital release will make available a host of remixes that were previously vinyl-only, including reworkings of the album’s track by Louie Vega, Carl Craig, and Parker himself. In addition, the digital version of Life On The Back 9 will include a further nine bonus tracks.
Terrence, an artist and producer whose stunning studio album Life On The Back 9 will be released on Defected Records in November, will also be making his Defected In The House debut at the Ministry Of Sound on November 1st. As a DJ, Parker has built an incredible reputation with his phenomenally skilful turntablism style of performance.
Open Up Your Spirit is out 22 September (vinyl) and 20 October (digital) on Defected Records.
Life On The Back 9 is out 02 November on Defected Records.
Terrence Parker plays Ministry of Sound for Defected In The House Saturday 01 November.
Terrence Parker is also available for DJ Bookings.
Terrence Parker’s Current DJ Schedule:
September 21 - Kyo - Singapore/SINGAPORE
September 27 - RoofTop Private Party - Detroit/USA
September 27 - Gruv Detroit (late night) - Detroit/USA
October 5 - VOG/HUND - Vicenza, ITALY
October 10 - FlashForward ROCKERILL - Charleroi/BELGIUM
October 11 - Sudpol Club - Lucerne/SWITZERLAND
October 13 - GrassHopper Underground - Ferndale/USA
October 25 - Motown vs Techno Costume Party - Detroit/USA
October 31 - Halloween @ The Works - Detroit/USA
November 1 - Defected In The House @ Ministry Of Sound - London/UK
November 10 - GrassHopper Underground - Ferndale/USA