Premiere: Terrence Parker – Unconditional
One of our favourite labels, Local Talk, are putting out a 12" from the "Telephone Man" himself, Terrence Parker. One of the second wave Detroit pioneers alongside Carl Craig and Jeff Mills, but on the house side of things rather than techno, his moniker derives from the fact that he uses a telephone handset instead of headphones when DJing.
In the past TP has released on labels such as Nervous, Defected, Planet E Communications and his own Intangible Records. His new 12" sticks to his classic sound, and we're very happy to be premiering one of the tracks. 'Unconditional' takes its name from the arresting vocal sample which weaves its way through keyboard stabs and funky synth blips. Perfectly encapsulates that smoky Detroit skyline. Listen here:
Gratiot Avenue Piano is out 9th March on Local Talk.