TERRENCE PARKER BIOGRAPHY 2014

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 the pioneer of the music genre known as “Inspirational House Music”! 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 28 countries (more than 200 hundred cities) throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more than 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" (with 2012 remixes by Marc Romboy and Jimpster), "The Question" and albums like "Detroit After Dark" in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.

Terrence’s latest release for 2014 is his album entitled, “Life On The Back 9” released on Carl Craig’s Planet E label in Detroit. This album tells the story of how he was encouraged by his father to continue on forward by the struggles and challenges of life. The album features the writing contributions and vocal performances by Merachka, Coco Street, Kelly Gunn, and Reno Ka. The album has produces several single releases with remix productions by Carl Craig, Underground Resistance/Timeline, Louie Vega, Josh Milan, Monty Luke, and Marc Romboy.

TP has also relaunched his Intangible Records imprint for 2014 re-releasing some of his classic productions along with music from new artists like Merachka.

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.

TP's incredible DJing talents have been heard on radio networks throughout the world such as on Superfly FM in Vienna/Austria, Channel 955 FM’s "The Pulse" (Detroit's No # 1 Pop/Urban FM Radio Station) and FM 98 WJLB's "Club Insomnia" Mix Show (Detroit’s # 1 Hip Hop Station).

Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His most recent remix projects include I Am X & Coco Street (Donda Recordings), Dantiez Saunderson (KMS Records), Lenny Fontana (Karmic Power Records), Jonathan Kiely & Niall Redmond (Deeptown Music), Nicole Hunt (NoSOULrobot), tlJN & Dudley Strangeways (Frole Records), Light To Motion (BodyTalk Music), Brian Logstrup & Thomas Stiller (Deso Records), Andrew Hartley & Rashaan Houston (Rejoice Records), and Pongo (Astral People Music).TP has also remixed Mark Fanciulli’s, “Sacrifice” on Saved Records/UK, Yotam Avni featuring Chris Dockins’ “That’s What The World Needs” on Seasons Records/USA, and Rotvic’s “Classic Age” on D-Edge Records/Brazil. Terrence’s major label remixed projects include artists such as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Carmen, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, 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, and Upper Street.

SPECIAL BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Terrence Parker work has also been deemed as a valuable contribution to the global history of dance music. His work has been documented in several books & publications. Here are just a few: The Guinness Who’s Who of Rap, Dance & Techno - Guiness Publications 1994 - UK Techno Rebels: The Renegades Of Electronic Funk - Billboard Books 1999 - USA The Rough Guide To House Music - Penguin Books 1999 - UK Rave Culture, An Insider’s View - Smallfry Press 1999 - CANADA The Rough Guide To Techno Music - Penguin Books 2000 - UK All Music’s Difinitive Guide To Electronica - Backbeat Books 2001 - USA

TP HAS PLAYED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Cincinatti, Toledo, Chicago, Buffalo, NYC, Albany, Rochester (NY), Madison, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Nashville, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Memphis, Des Moines, Lexington, Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Birmingham (AL), Baton Rouge, Kansas City (MO), Dallas, Austin (TX), Los Angeles, Bowling Green (KY), Bushnell (IL), Las Vegas (NV), Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sioux Falls (SD), Akron (OH), Raleigh

CANADA
Windsor, Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria (Island), Halifax, Saint John

ENGLAND
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke-On-Trent, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Leeds

SCOTLAND
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen

IRELAND
Dublin, Cork

GERMANY
Frankfurt, Muenster, Bielefeld, Koln, Munich, Hamburg, Radolfzel, Duesseldorf, Dortmund, Darmstadt, Hannover, Konstanz, Stuttgart, Berlin, Essen, Kassel, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Duisburg, Wueizburg, Greifsweld, Herford, Augsburg, Saarbruecken, Bremen, Jueterbog, Sylt Island, Wittstock, Freidrichshafen, Lübben

SWITZERLAND
Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva

SPAIN
Palma de Mallorca

FRANCE
Paris, Dijon, Lyon, Reims

JAPAN
Chiba City, Okinawa, Tokyo, Kyoto, Enoshima Beach, Nagoya, Osaka, Hamamatsu
RUSSIA
Moscow, St Petersburg, Rostov-On-Don, Petrozavodsk

UKRAINE
Kiev

ROMANIA
Bucharest, Constanta

SINGAPORE
Singapore

ITALY
Montova, Torino

SLOVENIA
Ljubljana

POLAND
Warsaw

SERBIA
Belgrade

ISRAEL
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

HUNGARY
Budapest

FINLAND
Helsinki

THE NETHERLANDS
Eindhoven, Alkmaar

MACEDONIA
Skopje

AUSTRALIA
Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne

BELARUS
Minsk

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires

BRAZIL
Sao Paulo

SWEDEN
Stockholm


TP HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES

Rolling Stone-USA, Billboard-USA, Resident Advisor-Germany, Attack Magazine-UK, Vibe-USA, Pulse-USA, Vice-USA, Muzik - U.K. DJ - U.K. Mixmag - U.K. Update(Mixmag) - U.K. Magic Feet - U.K. NME - U.K. Blues & Soul - U.K. Music Week - U.K. Raveline - Germany Groove - Germany Front Page - Germany Spex - Germany Ten Dance - Germany Disko 2000 - Germany Partysan - Germany Coda - France Trax - France Urb - USA XLR8R - USA Mixer - USA Massive - USA MetroTimes - USA Real Detroit Weekly - USA Detroit News - USA Detroit Free Press - USA


THE TERRENCE PARKER DISCOGRAPHY

"We Need Somebody" - Seperate Minds ~ Express
"TP1 EP" - Terrence Parker ~ 430 West
"Call My Name" ( remixes ) - Terrence Parker ~ 430 West
"Take Me Away" - Disciples of Jovan Blade ~ 430 West / Buzz ( Benelux )
"Hold On" - Terrence Parker ~ Transfusion / KMS
"Get Some" / "Touch Me" - Lost Articles ~ Transfusion / KMS
"Soul Beats # 1 featuring `The Question" - Seven Grand Housing Authority ~ Simply Soul
"Fish Tail EP" - Disco Revisited ~ Serious Grooves
"Soul Beats # 2" - 2 Sweat Doctors ~ Simply Soul
"Broke As Hell EP" - Minimum Wage Brothers ~ Intangible
"I Wanna Get `Cha" - Terrence Parker ~ KMS
"Diaper Bag EP" - Tia's Daddy ~ Intangible
"Blow Your Whistle" - Jovan Blade ~ Serious Grooves
"The Question" - Seven Grand Housing Authority ~ Simply Soul ( remixes ) / Olympic
"Take It Higher" - Disco Revisited ~ Serious Grooves
"Younger Than Park EP" - Younger Than Park ~ Serious Grooves
"I Wanna Go Higher" - Seven Grand Housing Authority ~ Serious Grooves
"Shante` " - Jovan Blade ~ Serious Grooves
"Woman" ( remix ) - Younger Than Park ~ Serious Grooves
"You Took My Love" - Plastic Soul Junkies ~ Serious Grooves
"I Want You" / "Hey Listen" - Parker / Archer Project ~ Serious Grooves
"Can't Turn Back" - Younger Than Park ~ Serious Grooves
"4 Play EP" - TP & Claude Young Jr. ~ Dow/Vibes&Pepper
"Disco Disciple EP" - Terrence Parker ~ Six6 / Sony ( U.K. )
"Make It Better" - Madd Phlavor ~ KMS ( U.K. )
"Jessica ( It Feels Alright )" - Seven Grand Housing Authority ~ Serious Grooves
"Crab Legs EP" - Disco Revisited ~ Intangible
"Emancipation Of My Soul" b/w "A Track 4 O.J. Simpson" - Terrence Parker ~ Intangible
"Love's Got Me High" - Seven Grand Housing Authority ~ Intangible / Fresh Fruit / EMI / Systematic
"Embrace" - Lenny Gait's Melody Band ~ Intangible
"Alone With U" - Lake Mead Drive ~ Intangible
"Tribute To Ken Collier" - TP ~ Intangible/7th Sign
"Pure Disco Ep" - Terrence Parker ~ K7
"Tragedies Of A Plastic Soul Junkie" - Terrence Parker (album/cd) ~ K7
"TP Traxx Vol. #1" - Terrence Parker ~ Intangible
"Detroit After Dark" - Terrence Parker (album/cd) ~ K7
"No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Propser" - 7 Grand Housing Authority (album/cd) ~ Ausfahrt
"I Can't Wait" b/w "Loves Got Me High (RMX)" - 7 Grand Housing Authority ~ Intangible
"When 2 Agree" - Minimum Wage Brothers ~ Intangible
"Classic TP Mix Vol. #1" - Terrence Parker (mix cd) ~ Intangible
"Strong Songs" - Terrence Parker (album) ~ Chisel
"Spreading Love" - 7 Grand Housing Authority ~ Intangible
"I Wanna FFU/Love’s Got Me High" (white vinyl) - Terrence Parker ~ Intangible
"Major Ice Vol. # 1" CD compilation - various artist ~ Real Right/Intangible
"Junk Yard Funk"(TP Remix) - Stacy Kidd ~ Real Right/Intangible
"Nothing Shall Separate Me From GOD" b/w "Just 4 U" - Terrence Parker ~ Real Right/Intangible
“I’m Happy” - Bishop Edmund Griffin, SR. ~ Agape/Superb
“Let GOD Arise” - Terrence Parker featuring Coco Street ~ Chosen Few (Germany)
“Yours Truly” - Terrence Parker featuring Darnell Kendricks ~ Superb Entertainment (UK)
“Hiding In Your Love” - Terrence Parker featuring Coco Street ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Praise Inside The Drama” - Terrence Parker ~ Parker MusicWorks
“The Rosa Resolution” - Terrence Parker ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Just To Be Around Your Love” - Terrence Parker featuring Jean Paul ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Obamalistic” - Terrence Parker ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Candy Man” ~ Terrence Parker ~ Parker MusicWorks
"Beautiful Life" ~ Terrence Parker feat. Coco Street & Roller8 - Parker MusicWorks
“Life On The Back 9” (album) ~ Planet E


TERRENCE PARKER REMIXES:

"Falling In Dub" - Random Noise Generation ~ 430 West / Outer Rhythm / Low Spirit
"Stand Up For The Soul" - Donnie Mark ~ Simply Soul
"Miracle Of Life" - Reese Project ~ Network / Sony ( U.K. )
"Do Right" - Chris Shivers ~ Intangible
"Stay With Me Forever" - Prolific featuring Simone ~ Intangible / Olympic ( U.K. )
"Shoulda Known Better" - Candy J ~ Tribal America / Tribal U.K.
"All Cried Out" - Melanie Williams ~ Columbia ( U.K. )
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing" - Pet Shop Boys ~ EMI / Parlophone ( U.K. )
"Party Of The Year" - Members Of The House ~ KMS ( U.K. )
"Of The Native" - Urban Native Sons ~ Transsonic
"Let The Music ( Lift You Up )" - Loveland vs. Darlene Lewis ~ Network / Eastern Bloc
"C'Mon Now" - Infiltrate ~ KMS
"Hit On You" - Rhythm In Motion ~ Cyren America
"Al-Naafiysh" - Hashim ~ Network ( U.K. )
"Emotional Content" - Kenny Dixon Jr. ~ Intangible
"Now Is The Time" - Kreem featuring Jennifer Williams ~ KMS ( U.K. )
"Dance 2 The Sound" - Brian Coleman ~ Intangible
"Let's Get Brutal" - Nitro Deluxe ~ Network ( U.K. )
"Dreaming" - Loleatta Holloway ~ Six6 / Sony ( U.K. )
"Soul Fly Free" - Darlene Lewis ~ KMS ( U.K. )
"No More Waisting Time" - Lauri G ~ Hitt
"When Love Comes Down" - Righteous Men ~ PIAS (Germany)
"Homeless" - Tony D ~ Modernes/Polydor (Germany)
"Junk Yard Funk" - Stacy Kidd ~ Real Right 
“Heard It Through The Grapevine” - Shaun Escoffery ~ Oyster Music
“Yo Excuse Me” - Chris Brown ~ Sony/BMG
“One Tree” - Tony Allen ~ Honest Jons/EMI
“High Praise” - Anointed Pace Sisters ~ Superb/Tyscot/Taesis
“The One” - Upper Street ~ Concept “ 
“Like This” - Kelly Rowland - Sony/BMG
“Sky” - Aaron Carl - Superb
“Palace Hotel” - Andrea Festa - Andrea Festa Records 
“I’m Waiting On JESUS” - Vickie Winans - Destiny Joy
“Weight Loss Hustle” - Vickie Winans - Destiny Joy
“Latter Rain” - Coco Street ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Hold On” - 4 Sight Sounds ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Good For The Soul” - Metro Beatz ~ Parker MusicWorks
“Sacrifice” - Mark Fanciulli’s ~ Saved Records
“That’s What The World Needs” - Yotam Avni featuring Chris Dockins ~ Seasons Records
“Classic Age” – Rotvic ~ D-Edge Records
“Brand New Life” - I Am X & Coco Street (Donda Recordings)
“Premises” - Dantiez Saunderson (KMS Records)
“You Got The Feeling” - Lenny Fontana (Karmic Power Records)
“No Love” - Jonathan Kiely & Niall Redmond (Deeptown Music)
“Swing Low” - Nicole Hunt (NoSOULrobot)
“Can’t Cope” - tlJN & Dudley Strangeways (Frole Records)
Light To Motion (BodyTalk Music),
“Brooklyn House” - Brian Logstrup & Thomas Stiller (Deso Records)
“Because HE Lives” - Andrew Hartley & Rashaan Houston (Rejoice Records)
“Wont You See” - Pongo (Astral People Music)
“You Can’t Judge” – Baby Bambaata – Jack The Box


TP's MAJOR DJING EVENTS INCLUDE:

Tribal Gathering 1997 - Luton, Beds ~ England
Love Parade 1997 - Berlin ~ Germany
Billboard Dance Music Conference 1998 - Chicago - USA
Winter Music Conference 1999 - Miami - USA
Winter Music Conference 2000 - Miami - USA
Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2001 ~ 2003 - Detroit - USA
Detroit Movement Festival (DEMF) 2004 - Detroit - USA
Turntable Ministry Tour 2004 - Chiba City/Okinawa/Tokyo - Japan
FUSE IN Detroit Festival 2005 - Detroit - USA
Cornerstone Music Festival 2005 - Bushnell - USA
Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2008 - Detroit - USA
Detroit International Auto Show 2009 - Detroit – USA
Brandenberg Allstar Festivals 2002 thru 2009 – Berlin - GERMANY
Beautiful Life Tour 2011 – JAPAN
TP 30 Years of DJing Anniversary Tour 2011 – EUROPE
Movement Festival 2011 – Detroit – USA
Dockland Festival 2012 – Muenster – GERMANY
MoMA PS1 Festival 2012 – Long Island/NYC – USA
Movement Festival 2013 – Detroit – USA
Sone Outdoor Festival 2014 – Ronse – BELGIUM
Electric Zoo Festival 2014 – Long Island/NYC - USA


TP HAS APPEARED ON THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORKS/PROGRAMS:

AMP's DEMF Special 2001 - MTV2 - USA
ELECTRIC CIRCUS Dance Show ~ Much Music / CityTV - Canada
TP interview / DJing @ Volcano Room ~ Much Music / CityTV - Canada
Detroit Dance Special ~ Much Music / CityTV - Canada
Dance Zone's Detroit Special ~ MTV Europe - U.K.
TP interview / DJing @ Velvet Lounge ~ MTV Europe - U.K.
Berlin House Show / DJing in studio ~ VIVA Television - Germany
Love Parade Special / DJing @ Love Parade `97 - VIVA Television ~ Germany


TP's RADIO DJ MIX SHOWS

2007 - 2012 DJ mixes for Channel 955 FM/The Pulse - Detroit, Michigan USA
2008 - 2009 DJ mixes for 94.5 The VIBE FM - Las Vegas, Nevada USA
2002 - 2014 DJ mixes for WJLB-FM 98/Club Insomnia - Detroit, Michigan USA
2006 - Inspirational House Mix Show (worldwide syndication) Detroit, Michigan USA
2006 - Inspirational House Mix Show WDRJ AM 1440 Detroit, Michigan. USA
2005 - 2006 Music Director for ERadioBiz.com Dance Channel Washington DC, USA
2005 - DJ mixes for DFR-Radio CZECH REPUBLIC
2000 - DJ mixes for MOCRadio.com Atlanta, Georgia.
2003 - DJ mixes for The Move/XM Satellite Radio Washington, D.C.
2003 - 2005 DJ mixes for Mixing4U Show RadioDJGospel.com Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
2005 - DJ mixes for Power 101.7FM WEVI Fredriksted, VIRGIN ISLANDS
2005 - DJ mixes for Silver Rain Radio 100.1FM Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSIA
2005 - DJ mixes for STREET FM 87.6 Victoria, AUSTRALIA
2005 - DJ mixes for Sweet Loops 93.1FM Sarajevo, BOSNIA
2005 - DJ mixes for Radio Azzurra 106 FM Ravanusa, ITALY
2005 - DJ mixes for TOP FM Belgrade, SERBIA
2005 - DJ mixes for RADIO KISS FM, BRAZIL
2005 - DJ mixes for Radio 1FM GREECE
2005 - DJ mixes for CMCM 93.3FM Hamilton, CANADA
2004 - 2005 DJ mixes for UDMShow SWITZERLAND
2004 - 2005 DJ mixes for Musical Inspirations Show/DJ Ministries Network London, UK
2003 - 2005 DJ mixes for DINAMO 103.8 FM Istanbul, TURKEY
2002 - 2005 DJ mixes for Musical Inspirations Show WDTR 90.9FM Detroit, Michigan.
2002 - 2004 DJ mixes for Inspirational House Mix Show WDTR 90.9FM Detroit, Michigan.
2003 - 2004 DJ mixes for Samurai.FM Tokyo, JAPAN
2003 - 2004 DJ mixes for 100.7FM “The Bridge” (Christian Radio) San Francisco, California
2003 - DJ mixes for Power 106 KPWR-FM Los Angeles, California.
2003 - DJ mixes for EprayzeRadio.com Huntington, Virginia.
1998 - 2001 DJ mixes for Radio Nova 93.5FM Paris, FRANCE
1997 - 2001 DJ mixes for FG Radio 101FM Paris, FRANCE
1995 - 1998 DJ mixes for Transmission Show CIMX 88.7 FM (89X) Windsor, CANADA
1988 - 1992 DJ mixes for Billy T Show WGPR 107.5 FM Detroit, Michigan.
1985 - 1988 DJ mixes for Electrifying Mojo Show WHYT 96.3 FM Detroit, Michigan.
1983 - 1986 DJ mixes for WSHJ 88.3 FM Southfield, Michigan.
1984 - 1986 MUSIC DIRECTOR/Mix Show Coordinator WSHJ 88.3 FM Southfield, Michigan.