Exclusivity for: Latin America
“No elitism, no prejudices, no genre, hypnotic, tense, comprehensible, a state of mind”
Parrish Smith crafts a sound that’s both familiar and deeply inexplicable. Hovering between
body music, electronica and deep-burning industrial yet rejecting the conventions of all
three, his output is as elusive as it is absorbing. Inspired by personal experiences and his
determination to keep evolving, Smith developed a distinctive sound derived from an all-
analogue set-up, sampling every object that produces sound.
His signature raw machine wrangling gained attention from Nina Kraviz who released his
track ‘L’importance du Doute’ on her трип imprint, while the Dutch label Knekelhuis signed
his debut EP: Virgin Of The World. Alongside Pankow and Helena Hauff , Smith contributed
to a split EP on Contort Yourself and a 4 tracker on L.I.E.S. records.
Besides his solo output he’s part of two promising live-acts. Nation boss Traxx released
‘Untitled’, a meditative project as sige bythos. Together with vocalist Mark van de Maat,
Smith produces as Volition Immanent.
Parrish Smith believes electronic music is both for the body and the mind. Hypnotizing and
meditative, gushing and distorted, his performances seek to make one-on- one connections
with the crowd, combining an attitude of punk and an open mind with the adventurous
spirit of experimental music.