M. Gaye+Chick Corea+J. Brown+Four Tops

Posted by Jakub

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Yesterday I saw Theo Parrish DJ, the man was an amazing DJ, he played everything that most people would be afraid to combine and play to a crowd but everyone loved everything he put down from Motown into Chicago Acid to Soul Funk into Hard Techno. I tried to Shazam(iPhone app that detects what song is playing) a lot that he was playing but I wasn’t getting much luck but below are a couple songs he did play and a couple that I just wanted to share to make this Monday move along a little happier.

Keep your ear out on some great parts like in the Marvin Gaye song what is that under water sonar echoed out sound? In Chick Corea’s Earth Juice, I want that guitar melody to wake me up every morning, soo good i’d let it loop for 20+ mins. The power of this Four Tops song, at 1:33 and the rest of that breakdown almost sounds like the first taste of what I think Chicago Acid is now with that muffled blown out tom sound. 9 mins of James Brown ramblin’ has never sounded so good, whenever now someone says “I don’t like electronic music is too repetitive” i’ll have to say “Oh, I get it you hate James Brown, no worries we don’t need to talk anymore, good day”

Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)


Chick Corea – Earth Juice


James Brown – Ain’t It Funky Now


Four Tops – Standing In the Shadows of Love


11 Comments Leave A Comment


Jakub says:

August 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Why does upbeat Motown and Soul just make people happy all the time? its amazing

also, Marvin Gaye must be the only man that can pull off that font on a cover in my book


Grindle says:

August 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Great post J, love all those artists and songs. NOt sure if I would even wish good day to the hater.


Joel Nealy says:

August 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

The underwater sonar sound you are hearing is the pop from the bongo that accompanies the track, a large amount of echo and reverb have been applied to it. thats what makes the sound so distant and hollow.

It does alot for the song.


Barry says:

August 25, 2009 at 2:53 am

theo is simply the best dj around. have had the pleasure of seeing him play a few times, a 6 hour set in dublin a few years ago standing out , and plastic people london aswell. hoping to catch him there pretty soon!

i mean, in plastic people, around 3 o clock, most djs are hammering it out at that stage, theo drops some jazz and people freak out. amazing.


d|| says:

August 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm

that Shazam is great sometimes but…other times…you’ll want to know the song so bad (but in your mine…you know it probably want be able to find this song)…but there is always hope…

Anything James Brown…is just perfection….
I’m in love with this Funky Child (RARE) clip
even though it is only a 1min 15s long…I love everything about…


Tardlovski says:

August 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm

marvin gaye is a musical giant man. jakub, check out marvin’s trouble man record. the title track is so fucking smooth. you’ve probably heard bits of it from the shitty four brothers movie (the main track from that, t plays it cool, is also amazingly bad ass). i’m pretty sure marvin wrote and rocked every instrument on it. pure butter.