The J.A.W. crew starts this year with an evening with one of the most influential Producers & djs nowadays, sir Theo PARRISH – alongside close friend & serious selector, VOLCOV aka Isoul8.
Theo will be back after two memorable nights in 2011 with Chicago’s only – Sadar BAHAR – & just one rare appearance in one & half year.
Theo was born in Washington D.C. in 1972 and raised in Chicago, IL where his passion for music developed. MIles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, George Gershwin, Bob Marley, as well as his uncle, jazz musician Dexter Sims, all had strong influences on Theo’s early musical life.
Theo Parrish | Paradise Architects
Chicago’s radio influences and House artists such as Ron Hardy , Larry Heard, Lil Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt , Mike Dunn, Frankie Knuckles , Walter Get Down Brown and Andre Hatchett, helped to spawn Mr. Parrish’s early career.
He began spinning and producing tracks in 1986, at the age of thirteen. In 1994, he recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI with a concentration in Sound Sculpture, a form of orchestrationusing live instruments, looped recordings, the human voice, and numerous other sound generating devices.
Theo Parrish | Violet Green
While in Kansas CIty, 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.
Volcov | Fridays
When multi-tasking reaches a level where you can only spend sundays with your musical passion, then you know there’s no time to compromise. Enrico Crivellaro aka Volvov aka ISOUL8 is one of those characters who are fighting on various fronts and therefore take their limited time off to work on music.
For the past couple of years he has been running two highly prolific and influential labels by the names of Archive and Neroli. Through this ether he has supported, featured and built artists like Theo Parrish, Domu, Nubian Mindz and JUST ONE among others who have now gained recognition on a larger scale.
Isoul8 | Speak Your Word Instrumental
His own productions under the VOLCOV moniker and as RIMA with soul mate DOMU led him far beyond the borders of the so-called West London Broken Beat Sound.
As his influences reach back to early nineties Chicago and New York house with a soulful twist you can imagine that there is more to his music than just a complex beat pattern.
Theo Parrish & Volcov LIVE
hosted by J.A.W. Family
Thursday, 28 March 2013 | 23:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str, 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg