Feb 24, 2024, 57pm

Dweller & Blank Forms present: A Free Talk with Theo Parrish and Mike Rubin

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Dweller and Blank Forms are pleased to present a conversation between Detroit house music legend Theo Parrish and journalist Mike Rubin, building from the recent publication of Blank Forms’s ninth journal Blank Forms 09: Sound Signatures. The anthology’s centerpiece is a career-spanning, twenty-hour interview conducted over four days between Rubin and Parrish, going deep on the producer’s childhood in Chicago’s South Side, sculptural training, and collaborations, as well as considerations on how the social movements of 2020 have reshaped his practice and dance music at large.

Theo Parrish is a producer and DJ based in Detroit, where he runs the label Sound Signature. Born in Washington DC, Parrish is a leading figure in American underground dance music and a member of the house music supergroup 3 Chairs, with Moodymann, Rick Wilhite, and Marcellus Pittman. His most recent release is Free Myself with Maurissa Rose (Sound Signature, 2023).

Mike Rubin is a Brooklyn-based writer from Detroit. He joined the editorial team at the Detroit-based independent satirical journal MOTORBOOTY in 1987, and from 1994 to 2003 he was a senior contributor at SPIN. Rubin’s essays and articles appear frequently in the New York Times and have been published widely, including in Rolling Stone, GQ, Men’s Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently at work on his first book.