It's rare that a Theo Parrish release arrives on a label based outside the US, but when that happens it always tends to be a bit special, see the Peacefrog released LP First Floor or that humongous Carl Craig remix of Falling Up on Third Ear for evidence. Running Back seems like a perfect European outlet for Theo to grace; indeed the Sound Signature boss has already contributed two stunning revisions for Gerd Janson's label and this oh so aptly titled Hand Made EP is pretty special. Firstly it features a special extended take on "Black Mist", a track that originally formed part of Parrish's highly prized Sketches triple vinyl set from 2010 which is listed with some ambitious prices on Discogs. Cut loud at gut punching 45rpm by Dubplates and Mastering, this prime slab of Theo fonk is worth the admission alone, but you get spoilt with two new cuts from Mr Parrish in "Pop Off" and "Wild Out" that are as wilded out as his recent "Any Other Styles" cut. Running Back quite superbly describe the latter track as "a Theo Parrish demo for Dance Mania after he came back from listening to Lil Louis at the Bismark Pavilion".
Owen Jay, Jonna (City Fly / Mysterious Works), Mark Forshaw, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Mental Vibe Construction, Hernan Cronner, Justin Miller, Eamon Harkin, Mister Saturday Night, Zenner, REVERIE, Kisk, Le Loup, Marcel Vogel, M50, Juno Recommends Deep House, Eddie C, Ra Malone, Samuel André Madsen (UQ, NSY, NICOLA CONTE, 7 Citizens / Praterei, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Teshno, Anji Stone, Juno Best Sellers 2016, Nasty Boy, Caseer, Pablo Valentino (FACES Rec / MCDE), Photic Fields
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