Theo began spinning and producing tracks in 1986, at the age of thirteen… After studying sound sculpture at college he began experimenting in orchestration using live instruments, looped recordings, the human voice, and numerous other sound generating devices.
Theo continued to impact and be impacted by dance music, helping to bring a dormant underground music scene to life. In 1994, Theo Parrish moved to Michigan where he became heavily involved in Detroit’s underground music scene. Producing music and delivering his unique and dynamic sets in venues throughout the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as abroad he has gained the attention and respect of dj’s, producers, listeners and dancers worldwide.
Theo is also part of Three Chairs, a production project established by two other key figures in the Detroit house and techno community: Kenny Dixon Jr. (AKA Moodymann) and Rick Wilhite, with Marcellus Pittmann and Norman Jean Bell contributing more recently.