TERRENCE PARKER

TERRENCE PARKER

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TERRENCE PARKER BIOGRAPHY 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 Ro... read more
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TERRENCE PARKER BIOGRAPHY

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 a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!

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 hundreds of 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”, “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 has been heard for more than 20 years on various stations like Channel 955 FM’s “The Pulse” (Detroit’s No # 1 Pop/Urban FM Radio Station), FM 98 WJLB’s “Club Insomnia” Mix Show, and Detroit FM powerhouse 107.5 FM WGPR. Furthermore, TP produces several DJ mix shows and podcasts (including The Inspirational House Mix Show), 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 remix projects include such popular artists as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, Aaron Carl, 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 has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Coco Street which are featured on TP’s digital music 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.

SPECIAL BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Terrence Parker work has also been deemed as a valuable contribution to the global history of dance music. His work has been documented in several books & publications. Here are just a few:

The Guinness Who’s Who of Rap, Dance & Techno – Guiness Publications 1994 – UK

Techno Rebels: The Renegades Of Electronic Funk – Billboard Books 1999 – USA

The Rough Guide To House Music – Penguin Books 1999 – UK

Rave Culture, An Insider’s View – Smallfry Press 1999 – CANADA

The Rough Guide To Techno Music – Penguin Books 2000 – UK

All Music’s Difinitive Guide To Electronica – Backbeat Books 2001 – USA

TP HAS PLAYED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Cincinatti, Toledo, Chicago, Buffalo, NYC, Albany, Rochester (NY), Madison, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Nashville, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Memphis, Des Moines, Lexington, Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Birmingham (AL), Baton Rouge, Kansas City (MO), Dallas, Austin (TX), Los Angeles, Bowling Green (KY), Bushnell (IL), Las Vegas (NV), Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sioux Falls (SD), Akron (OH)

CANADA

Windsor, Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria (Island), Halifax, Saint John

ENGLAND

London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke-On-Trent, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Leeds

SCOTLAND

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen

IRELAND

Dublin, Cork

GERMANY

Frankfurt, Muenster, Bielefeld, Koln, Munich, Hamburg, Radolfzel, Duesseldorf, Dortmund, Darmstadt, Hannover, Konstanz, Stuttgart, Berlin, Essen, Kassel, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Duisburg, Wueizburg, Greifsweld, Herford, Augsburg, Saarbruecken, Bremen, Jueterbog, Sylt Island, Wittstock, Freidrichshafen, Lübben

SWITZERLAND

Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva

SPAIN

Palma de Mallorca

FRANCE

Paris, Dijon, Lyon, Reims

JAPAN

Chiba City, Okinawa, Tokyo, Kyoto, Enoshima Beach, Nagoya, Osaka, Hamamatsu

RUSSIA

Moscow, St Petersburg, Rostov

UKRAINE

Kiev

ROMANIA

Bucharest, Constanta

SINGAPORE

Singapore

ITALY

Montova, Torino

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana

POLAND

Warsaw

SERBIA

Belgrade

ISRAEL

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

HUNGARY

Budapest

FINLAND

Helsinki

THE NETHERLANDS

Eindhoven

TP HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES

Muzik – U.K.

DJ – U.K.

Mixmag – U.K.

Update(Mixmag) – U.K.

Magic Feet – U.K.

NME – U.K.

Blues & Soul – U.K.

Music Week – U.K.

Raveline – Germany

Groove – Germany

Front Page – Germany

Spex – Germany

Ten Dance – Germany

Disko 2000 – Germany

Partysan – Germany

Coda – France

Trax – France

Urb – USA

XLR8R – USA

Mixer – USA

Massive – USA

MetroTimes – USA

Real Detroit Weekly – USA

Detroit News – USA

Detroit Free Press – USA

TP’s MAJOR DJING EVENTS INCLUDE

Tribal Gathering 1997 – Luton, Beds ~ England

Love Parade 1997 – Berlin ~ Germany

Billboard Dance Music Conference 1998 – Chicago – USA

Winter Music Conference 1999 – Miami – USA

Winter Music Conference 2000 – Miami – USA

Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2001 ~ 2003 – Detroit – USA

Detroit Movement Festival (DEMF) 2004 – Detroit – USA

Turntable Ministry Tour 2004 – Chiba City/Okinawa/Tokyo – Japan

FUSE IN Detroit Festival 2005 – Detroit – USA

Cornerstone Music Festival 2005 – Bushnell – USA

Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2008 – Detroit – USA

Detroit International Auto Show 2009 – Detroit – USA

Movement Festival 2011 – Detroit – USA

Le Fête de la Musique Festival 2011 – Paris – FRANCE

TP HAS APPEARED ON THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORKS/PROGRAMS

AMP’s DEMF Special 2001 – MTV2 – USA

ELECTRIC CIRCUS Dance Show ~ Much Music / CityTV – Canada

TP interview / DJing @ Volcano Room ~ Much Music / CityTV – Canada

Detroit Dance Special ~ Much Music / CityTV – Canada

Dance Zone’s Detroit Special ~ MTV Europe – U.K.

TP interview / DJing @ Velvet Lounge ~ MTV Europe – U.K.

Berlin House Show / DJing in studio ~ VIVA Television – Germany

Love Parade Special / DJing @ Love Parade `97 – VIVA Television ~ Germany

TP’s RADIO DJ MIX SHOWS

2007 – 2011 DJ mixes for Channel 955 FM/The Pulse – Detroit, Michigan USA

2008 – 2009 DJ mixes for 94.5 The VIBE FM – Las Vegas, Nevada USA

2002 – 2007 DJ mixes for WJLB-FM 98/Club Insomnia – Detroit, Michigan USA

2006 – Inspirational House Mix Show (worldwide syndication) Detroit, Michigan USA

2006 – Inspirational House Mix Show WDRJ AM 1440 Detroit, Michigan. USA

2005 – 2006 Music Director for ERadioBiz.com Dance Channel Washington DC, USA

2005 – DJ mixes for DFR-Radio CZECH REPUBLIC

2000 – DJ mixes for MOCRadio.com Atlanta, Georgia.

2003 – DJ mixes for The Move/XM Satellite Radio Washington, D.C.

2003 – 2005 DJ mixes for Mixing4U Show RadioDJGospel.com Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

2005 – DJ mixes for Power 101.7FM WEVI Fredriksted, VIRGIN ISLANDS

2005 – DJ mixes for Silver Rain Radio 100.1FM Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSIA

2005 – DJ mixes for STREET FM 87.6 Victoria, AUSTRALIA

2005 – DJ mixes for Sweet Loops 93.1FM Sarajevo, BOSNIA

2005 – DJ mixes for Radio Azzurra 106 FM Ravanusa, ITALY

2005 – DJ mixes for TOP FM Belgrade, SERBIA

2005 – DJ mixes for RADIO KISS FM, BRAZIL

2005 – DJ mixes for Radio 1FM GREECE

2005 – DJ mixes for CMCM 93.3FM Hamilton, CANADA

2004 – 2005 DJ mixes for UDMShow SWITZERLAND

2004 – 2005 DJ mixes for Musical Inspirations Show/DJ Ministries Network London, UK

2003 – 2005 DJ mixes for DINAMO 103.8 FM Istanbul, TURKEY

2002 – 2005 DJ mixes for Musical Inspirations Show WDTR 90.9FM Detroit, Michigan.

2002 – 2004 DJ mixes for Inspirational House Mix Show WDTR 90.9FM Detroit, Michigan.

2003 – 2004 DJ mixes for Samurai.FM Tokyo, JAPAN

2003 – 2004 DJ mixes for 100.7FM “The Bridge” (Christian Radio) San Francisco, California

2003 – DJ mixes for Power 106 KPWR-FM Los Angeles, California.

2003 – DJ mixes for EprayzeRadio.com Huntington, Virginia.

1998 – 2001 DJ mixes for Radio Nova 93.5FM Paris, FRANCE

1997 – 2001 DJ mixes for FG Radio 101FM Paris, FRANCE

1995 – 1998 DJ mixes for Transmission Show CIMX 88.7 FM (89X) Windsor, CANADA

1988 – 1992 DJ mixes for Billy T Show WGPR 107.5 FM Detroit, Michigan.

1985 – 1988 DJ mixes for Electrifying Mojo Show WHYT 96.3 FM Detroit, Michigan.

1983 – 1986 DJ mixes for WSHJ 88.3 FM Southfield, Michigan.

1984 – 1986 MUSIC DIRECTOR/Mix Show Coordinator WSHJ 88.3 FM Southfield, Michigan.

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