Detroit by Terrence Parker

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.
Within the past decade Detroit’s Underground Music Movement has brought rise to new artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson 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 House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
Terrence Parker has performed as a DJ in more than 100 cities throughout the world. Since 1988, he has released more than 100 recordings, and 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. As one of the headliners for the 2004 Detroit Movement Festival (May 2004),
TP (along with his friend & Detroit legend DJ Mo Reese) performed a stunning Tagteam DJ set on 4 turntables with 2 live vocalists for a crowd of over 100,000 people. As part of the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit, 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. This exhibit is currently touring museums throughout the United States.

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TP speak about his Detroit :

What do you like in Detroit ?

What I like most about Detroit are the people.
We are very hard working people with warm hospitality, courage, and faith.

Your best records shops in Detroit ?

Melodies & Memories is one of my personal favorite record shops.
You can find everything from Rare Groove, hard to find Jazz and R&B, old Rock memorabilia, and of course House & Techno in the room know as the « Dance Zone ».

Your best clubs in Detroit ?

I personally enjoy « Grass Hoppers » in Ferndale (10 minutes just north of Detroit).

Your best parties in Detroit ?

« Music Works Fridays »
« House Gallery »
« Project 81 »

Your best restaurants in Detroit ?

Happy’s Pizza (fantastic pizza, ribs, chicken & shrimp)
Oslo (excellent sushi)
Small Plates (amazing garlic shrimp, crab cakes, and salads)

Some others best places/spots in Detroit (museum, park, street, quarter, monument or others…) ?

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Motown Museum
Chene Park
Belle Isle
Spirit Of Detroit (statue at City County Building/downtown Detroit)
Hart Plaza & river walk (at Detroit River/downtown Detroit)
Henry Ford Museum

Any news (releases, events or others) ?

In April 2011 the « Music Works EP # 2 » featuring the never before released Terrence Parker track entitled, « Slipping Away » will be available exclusively on vinyl on my Parker Music Works label.
This is the follow up to the successful « Music Works EP # 1 » released in January 2011. Also released on vinyl in April is the single track « Beautiful Life » by Terrence Parker, Coco Street & Roller8. This release which features remixes by DJ Ryoma & DJ IToy is exclusively on vinyl from Kyoto Japan’s Transit Records. More versions are available digitally on Parker Music Works.

I have upcoming events in the USA, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia. Fans can see my current DJ schedule at Terrence Parker Music

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