DJ Juan Atkins, DJ Terrence Parker,
DJ Minx, DJ Marcellus "Malik" Pittman
DJ Rick Wilhite, DJ Mike Clark
DJ Theo Parrish
Cornelius "Atlantis" Harris,
October 21, 2006
"ROOTS OF TECHNO:BLACK DJs
THE DETROIT SCENE"
(A MINI CONFERENCE)
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University, Bloomington
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. Within the past decade Detroit's Underground Music Movement has brought rise to new artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson 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 House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
As of January 2006, Terrence Parker has performed as a DJ in more than 100 cities throughout the world. Since 1988, he has released more than 100 recordings, and 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. As one of the headliners for the 2004 Detroit Movement Festival (May 2004), TP (along with his friend & Detroit legend DJ Mo Reese) performed a stunning Tagteam DJ set on 4 turntables with 2 live vocalists for a crowd of over 100,000 people. As part of the Detroit Historical Museum's History of Techno International Exhibit, 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. This exhibit is currently touring museums throughout the United States.
In 2002, TP did retire from Djing for approximately 1 year in order to make certain that his career in music was in accord with his spiritual direction. But now he is back, Djing and making positive music for all of the world to enjoy. TP's incredible DJing talents can be heard regularly on WJLB FM98's "Club Insomnia" (Detroit's No .. 1 Urban Radio Station). Furthermore, TP produces several DJ mix shows (including The Inspirational House Mix Show), which can be heard on FM, Internet, and Satellite/Digital Radio stations in the UK, BRAZIL, SWITZERLAND, GREECE, GERMANY, FRANCE, TURKEY, NORWAY, and JAPAN.
Terrences most recent remix projects are currently topping charts and driving dancefloors all over the world. As of November 2005, some of his most recent remix projects include such popular artists as Chris Brown, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery , Ce Ce Winans, Dr. Charles Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir, Genuwine, Omarion, and Amerie. Furthermore, TP has also been busy working on his own projects with artists Coco Street and Darnell Kendricks. These artists and more are featured on TPs new Inspirational House Music label called TPMT Music, established with long time friend and fellow DJ Maurice Turner (aka DJ Mo Reese).
Terrence Parker is definitely still in the game, and better than ever. Some people call TP the "Telephone Man" because he uses an actual telephone as headphones. We call him the "Telephone Man" because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!
The conference has been partially funded by the College Arts and Humanities Institute with co-sponsors: the IU Departments of African and African American Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Communication and Culture, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Journalism, African American Arts Institute, Foster International Living-Learning Center, RPS Academic Initiatives and Services, Foster Quad Community Council, and Foster Quad Student Government. Additional support has been provided by the record labels Sound Signature and Unirhythm, and the record outlet Vibes New & Rare Music.
Designed by: Gillian Richards-Greaves
March 22, 2010
Important Registration Information!!!
Please note that this conference occurred in 2006. We are no longer accepting registration forms.
(Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2006)
Student: $5.00/person (with ID)
Non-student: $15.00/ person
After October 16, 2006, please plan on registering at the door.
Student: $8.00/person (with ID)
DJs will present performances on Fri. (Oct. 20) and Sat.(Oct. 21)evening at Second Story Night Club, located at 201 South College Avenue (corner of 4th and College), Bloomington, IN 47401. Details at http://www.secondstorynightclub.com/
A list of Bloomington-area accommodations can be found at
http://www.visitbloomington.com/ (click on "Where to Stay").
Please not that the conference occurs during Homecoming weekend at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, so many hotels in Bloomington might have limited
availability. If you are having trouble finding a place to stay, please contact us at