Theo Parrish to helm DJ-Kicks focused on the “present & future of Detroit music”





Featuring music from Ideeyah, De’sean Jones, Whodat and Kesswa.

Theo Parrish is next to take the reins of the DJ-Kicks series with a compilation focused on Detroit music.

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Coming this October via !K7, DJ-Kicks: Detroit Forward will have 15 tracks from artists including De’Sean Jones & Ideeyah, Meftah, KESSWA, Raj Mahal, Howard Thomas and more.

“Detroit creates. But rarely imitates. Why? We hear and see many from other places do that with what we originate. No need to follow. Get it straight. In the Great Lakes there’s always more under the surface – more than what appears to penetrate the top layer of attention and recognition,” explains Parrish. What about those that defy tradition? Those that sidestep the inaccurate definitions often given from outside positions? This is that evidence. Enjoy.”

You can now pre-order DJ-Kicks: Detroit Forward ahead of its October 28 release. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.



Side A
1. De’Sean Jones & Ideeyah – Pressure
2. Donald Lee Roland II – Simba’s Theme
3. Jason Hogans – Surrounded By Trees

Side B
1. John C & Meftah – Full
2. Meftah – When The Sun Falls
3. De’Sean Jones – Psalm 23

Side C
1. Ian Fink – Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
2. KESSWA – Chasing Delerium feat. Nova Zai

Side D
1. Specter – The Upper Room
2. Raj Mahal – Hudsons

Side E
1. Raybone Jones – Green Funk
2. Whodat & Sophiyah.e – Don’t Know

Side F
1. Howard Thomas – Experiment 10
2. mBtheLight – aGAIN (T’s Edit)
3. Sterling Toles – Janis