TERRENCE PARKER (Detroit)
International DJ Extraordinaire
+ Tyrel Williams
+ Remy June
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 27 countries (more than 200 hundred cities) throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 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 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 can be heard regularly on Superfly FM in Vienna/Austria, and occasionally on 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). Furthermore, TP produces several DJ mix shows and podcasts which can be heard on FM, Internet, and Satellite/Digital Radio stations in various parts of Europe and Asia.
Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His most recent remix projects include 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. TP also has remixed projects for major label recording 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, Upper Street, and many more.
Terrence’s personal productions have been featured on current projects such as Defected In The House Ibiza 2012 on Defected Records/UK, and Poolside Music on Kontor Records/Germany. Terrence has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Reno Ka, Kelly Gunn, and Coco Street which are featured on TP’s label called Parker Music Works! In addition to TP's first label venture known as Intangible Records, TP's music has also been released on labels such as Studio K7 (Germany), Network/Six6 (UK), KMS (USA), Simply Soul (USA), Deconstruction (UK), Superb Ent. (Japan), as well as major labels Universal, EMI, Virgin, and Sony/BMG.