Motor City legend TP comes to Mad Mats & Tooli's Local Talk label
Now over a quarter-century into his production career, Terrence Parker shows he's lost none of his magic as he comes to Mad Mats and Tooli's Stockholm-based Local Talk label with this sterling two-tracker.
TP's always been known for his excellent use of the old joanna, of course, so with a name like Gratiot Avenue Piano, there are no prizes for guessing what the title track here sounds like! Those chords, though... if you're fiending for some old skool piano vibes, then buy this record and rest assured your itch will be well and truly scratched, as Parker keeps things nice and uplifting without descending into cheap, easy, sugar-rush thrills. Flip it, and you'll find Unconditional, a deeper house jam with parping, garage-y keys and a woman's voice intoning the title that doesn't half remind these old ears of Superstars Of Rock's mid-90s classic Orange Sunshine.
There's a reason Terrence Parker's been at the top of the house game for longer than half of today's club kids have been alive, y'know. Acquire.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 20 March
Review Score: 8