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Man Parrish is an American
United States
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 composer
Composer
A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

, songwriter
Songwriter
A songwriter is an individual who writes both the lyrics and music to a song. Someone who solely writes lyrics may be called a lyricist, and someone who only writes music may be called a composer...

, vocalist and producer
Record producer
A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...

. He, along with artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Sakamoto first worked with Hosono as a member of his live band in 1976, while Takahashi recruited Sakamoto to produce his debut solo recording in 1977 following the split of the Sadistic Mika Band...

, Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk is an influential electronic music band from Düsseldorf, Germany. The group was formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970, and was fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008...

, Art of Noise, Arthur Baker
Arthur Baker (musician)
Arthur Baker is an American record producer and DJ best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, and the British group New Order.-Early career:...

, Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and the Amen Ra of Universal...

, John Robie
John Robie
John Robie is an American musician and record producer, widely credited as the driving force behind many of the most successful songs from the early 80's electro boom and is best known for his work with the New York record producer Arthur Baker.-Early years:...

, Jellybean Benitez and Aldo Marin helped create and define electro in the early 1980s. He became an underground music scene icon in the 1980s and 1990s and is one of the most important and influential figures in American electronic dance music.

Biography


A native New Yorker
New York City
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 of Puerto Rican descent, Parrish was a member of the extended family that converged nightly at Studio 54
Studio 54
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. His nickname, Man, first appeared in Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Andrew Warhola , known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art...

's Interview magazine, and his early live shows at Bronx hip-hop clubs were spectacles of lights, glitter, and pyrotechnics, which drew as much from the Warhol mystique as the Cold Crush Brothers. He pioneered a form of electro-hip-hop that dominated the post Disco
Disco
Disco is a genre of dance music. Disco acts charted high during the mid-1970s, and the genre's popularity peaked during the late 1970s. It had its roots in clubs that catered to African American, gay, psychedelic, and other communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and...

, pre-House Music
House music
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago, Illinois, United States in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized in mid-1980s discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino American, and gay communities; first in Chicago circa 1984, then in other...

 club scene of the early eighties and was a primary influence on the subsequent genres of House
House music
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago, Illinois, United States in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized in mid-1980s discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino American, and gay communities; first in Chicago circa 1984, then in other...

 and Techno Music.

His premier release was "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)," issued in 1982, which was featured in the popular British film Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
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. He eventually signed with Elektra Records
Elektra Records
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 but was dropped from the label in 1984 when it decided not to release the album he had recorded for it.

Parrish currently lives in New York City
New York City
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. He is on Pink Biscuit Records
Pink Biscuit Records
Pink Biscuit Records is the first gay artist driven and gay iconic record label catering for everything from dirty electro, Electro-NRG to dirty house & Hi-NRG pop....

 and is set to release tracks on that label. He will also be releasing a new record via Southern Fried Records
Southern Fried Records
Southern Fried Records is a London-based independent electronic dance music record label founded and owned by Norman Cook, better known by his stage name, Fatboy Slim...

, the label owned by Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
Norman Quentin Cook better known by his former stage name Fatboy Slim, is a British DJ, electronic dance music musician, and record producer. He is a pioneer of the big beat genre that achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s...

.

Collaborations


Parrish has collaborated with
  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson
    Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. Referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records...

     (Performer)
  • Boy George
    Boy George
    Boy George is a British singer-songwriter who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by...

     (Performer)
  • Gloria Gaynor
    Gloria Gaynor
    Gloria Gaynor is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits; "I Will Survive" , "Never Can Say Goodbye" , "Let Me Know " and "I Am What I Am" .-Early career:Gaynor was a singer with the Soul...

     (Performer)
  • Man 2 Man (Music Group)
  • Village People
    Village People
    Village People is a concept disco group that formed in the United States in 1977, well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes, as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics....

     (Music Group)
  • Crystal Waters
    Crystal Waters
    Crystal Waters is an American dance music singer and songwriter.-Childhood and young adult life:Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Waters is the daughter of Betty and Junior Waters, a famed jazz musician; her great aunt, Ethel Waters, was one of the first African-American vocalists to appear in...

     (Performer)
  • Klaus Nomi
    Klaus Nomi
    Klaus Sperber , better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona....

     (Performer)
  • Brian Eno
    Brian Eno
    Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno , commonly known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno , is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music.Eno studied at Colchester Institute art school in Essex,...

     (Performer)
  • Raul Rodriguez
    C.O.D.
    C.O.D. was an American electro musician , who had a hit with "In the Bottle" which was released on Emergency Records in 1983. The track reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1983....

     (Producer and DJ)
  • Afrika Bambaataa
    Afrika Bambaataa
    Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and the Amen Ra of Universal...

     (Performer)
  • John Robie
    John Robie
    John Robie is an American musician and record producer, widely credited as the driving force behind many of the most successful songs from the early 80's electro boom and is best known for his work with the New York record producer Arthur Baker.-Early years:...

     (Producer)
  • Cherry Vanilla
    Cherry Vanilla
    Cherry Vanilla is an American singer-songwriter, publicist, and actress. After working as an actress in Andy Warhol's Pork, she worked as a publicist for David Bowie, before finding fame as a rock singer. She subsequently became a publicist for Vangelis.-Career:Kathleen Dorritie was born in...

     (Performer)


Selected albums

  • Best Of Man Parrish, CD (Hot Records)
  • DreamTime, CD (Hot Records)
  • If You Think You’re Nasty, CD (Man Made Records / Hot Associated)
  • Man Parrish 2nd Album, CD (Man Made Records/Hot Associated)
  • Man Parrish, LP (Importe/12 Records) (Originally recorded for Elektra Records)
  • The Best of Man Parrish, CD (Ram's Horn Records)

Selected singles

  • Boogie Down (Bronx), 12" (Rams Horn Records)
  • Boogie Down, 12" (Polydor LTD. (UK))
  • Brown Sugar 12" (Select Records)
  • Heatstroke / Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop), 12" (Rams Horn Records)
  • Hey There Home Boys 12" (Sugarscoop Records)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) / Boogie Down (Bronx), 12" (Old Gold Records Ltd.)
  • I Need A Man, 12" (ZYX)
  • Just Want To Be 12" (Sugarscoop Records)
  • Male Stripper/All Men Are Beasts, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Man Made, 12" (Importe/12 Records)
  • Motor Bike 12" (Throb Records)
  • One Look Was Enough 12" (Dice Records)
  • Six Simple Synthesizers, 12" (Rams Horn Records)
  • Smooth 12" with Freddy Fresh (Obsessive)
  • Who Me 12" (Select Records)

Remixes and productions


  • Paul Parker "One Look" (Man Parrish Mix), 12" (Dice Records)
  • Michael Jackson "Speed Demon" (Remix) Sony/Epic
  • Village People "YMCA" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Village People "Macho Man" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Village People "In The Navy" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Village People "San Francisco" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Village People "Trash Disko" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Two Sisters "High Noon" (Sugarscoop Records)
  • Two Sister "B-Boys Beware" (Sugarscoop Records)
  • Rama "Don't Want you to Be" (Sugarscoop Records)
  • John Sex "Rock Your Body" (Dream Records)
  • Boy George & Marilyn "Spirit In The Sky" (Man Parrish Live Show Remix)
  • Company B "Fascinated" Remix (Hot Productions)
  • Gloria Gaynor " I Am What I Am" Original Version (S. Blue Records)
  • Donna Destri "Rebel Rebel" (Main Man Records)


Appearances and compilations

  • Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) on DJ-Kicks
    DJ-Kicks
    DJ-Kicks is a series of DJ mix albums, mixed by various artists for the independent record label !K7 Records.-History:...

    , CD (Studio !K7)
  • Boogie Down Bronx on MASK 500, 12" (SKAM)
  • Manmade on Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1, CD (Panama)
  • Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) on Street Sounds Crucial Electro
    Street Sounds Crucial Electro
    -External links:*...

    , LP (Street Sounds)
  • Motorbike on Window Shopping In The Mirror, 12" (Throbdisk)
  • Smooth on Freddy Fresh Presents AbstractFunkTheory, 3x12" (Obsessive)
  • Boogie Down Bronx on Viva Hacienda - Fifteen Years Of Hacienda Nights, 3xCD (Deconstruction)
  • Smooth on Freddy Fresh Presents: AbstractFunkTheory Sampler, 12" (Obsessive)
  • Hip Hop Be-Bop on The Perfect Beats Volume 2, CD (Timber! Records)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) on Deep Beats - Essential Electro Dancefloor Classics 1, CD (Castle Communications)
  • Boogie Down (Bronx) on Deep Beats - Essential Electro Dancefloor Classics 1, CD (Castle Communications)
  • Male Stripper (U.S. Original Mix) on Male Stripper, 12" (Ariola)
  • Male Stripper (UK Love Mix) on Male Stripper, 12" (Ariola)
  • Boogie Down Bronx on Urban Theory Presents Electro Science Mixed By The Freestylers, 2xCD (Urban Theory)
  • Hard Hop Reebop on Increase The Beats Volume 1, CD (Thrive Records)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) on Street Sounds, New York vs L.A. Beats, LP (Street Sounds)
  • Heatstroke on Kranke Musique Ist Schn, LP (Kranke Musique)
  • Smooth on Abstract Funk Theory, CD (Obsessive)
  • In The Bottle on Abstract Funk Theory, CD (Obsessive)
  • Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Original 12" Mix) on Classic Electro - Definitive Electro Mastercuts Volume 1, CD (Mastercuts)
  • After The Fall on Simple Man, LP (RCA)
  • Icurok on Simple Man, LP (RCA)
  • Rubberband Lazer on Simple Man, LP (RCA)
  • Ding Dong on Simple Man, LP (RCA)
  • Simple Man on Simple Man, LP (RCA)
  • Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Original 12" Mix) on Classic Electro - Definitive Electro Mastercuts Volume 1, 2x12" (Mastercuts)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) on Essential Electro, 9x12" (Street Sounds)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop on Best Of Electro Volume 1, CD (Street Sounds)
  • Boogie Down Bronx on Can't You See / Boogie Down Bronx, 7" (Howlin' Records)
  • Doin' It (Hot Single Mix) on Doin' It, 12" (Dice Records)
  • Hip Hop Be Bob (Don't Stop) / Sucker DJ (Suckapella) on The Wild Bunch, CD (Strut)
  • Man Made on Kranke Musique Ist Schn, LP (Kranke Musique)
  • Try My Love (Club Mix) on Try My Love, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Hip Hop Be-Bop on The Perfect Beats Volume 2, 3x12" (Timber! Records)
  • Hip Hop, Be Bop on Hot Disco Takes 2, 12" (Rams Horn Records)
  • Le Freak (Extended Version) on Le Freak / Try, 12" (QMI Records)
  • Boogie Down (Bronx) on Boogie Down / Destiny, 12" (Unidisc)
  • Boogie Down (Dub) on Boogie Down / Destiny, 12" (Unidisc)
  • Do Ya Wanna Funk on Do Ya Wanna Funk, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Do Ya Wanna Dub on Do Ya Wanna Funk, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Radio Funk on Do Ya Wanna Funk, 12" (Recca Records)
  • I Need A Man (New York Remix) on N.Y.E.P, 12" (Recca Records)
  • The Lonliest Man In The World on N.Y.E.P, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Love Me Like A Locomotive (Man-Hattan Express Mix) on N.Y.E.P, 12" (Recca Records)
  • I Need A Man (Original Mix) on N.Y.E.P, 12" (Recca Records)
  • Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) on 80's Dance Party: Volume One, CD (SPG Music Productions Ltd.)
  • Hip Hop Be Bop on Best Of Electro Volume 1, 2x12" (Street Sounds)
  • Hard Hop Re Bop (Hard Hop Mix) on SoundShock Vol. 1, The Funky Breaks Edition, CD (StreetBeat Records)
  • Male Stripper (Out Of The Ordinary Techno Mix) on Male Stripper / Action!, 12" (ZYX)
  • Action! (Dance Floor Action!) on Male Stripper / Action!, 12" (ZYX)
  • Energy Is Eurobeat (UK Mix) on Energy Is Eurobeat, 12" (Bolts Records)
  • I Need A Man on Energy Is Eurobeat, 12" (Bolts Records)
  • Male Stripper (On The House Mix) on Energy Is Eurobeat, 12" (Bolts Records)

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