3 Chairs – Demi Gods 12″ – 3 Chairs

3 Chairs is a collaboration between prolific Detroit beatdown house heavyweights Theo Parrish, Kenny Dixon Jr., Rick Wilhite, and Marcellus Pittman, so it’s with some degree of self-awareness that they’ve titled this rare outing (with 6 years having passed since their last EP.)

Braggadocio (or sass) aside, this is a record that Detroit heads would be well-advised to check out while it’s still available. With contributions evident from each member, some trademarks are more evident on one track or another. Theo Parrish’ drifting piano and dreamy loops (see Parallel Dimensions) are the centerpiece of Elephant Ankles, whereas the raw spontaneous programming of Marcellus and Rick Wilhite is more evident on 6 Mile, and the rhythmic idiosyncracies of KDJ’s recent outings seem to step to the forefront on Celestial Contact.

All that in mind, there has been so much cross-influence throughout their careers as solo outings, the individual contributions to this project could be anyone’s guess – most importantly it’s exciting to have them all releasing in one package, and while this record doesn’t immediately transcend their individual outputs, it’s a worthwhile outing and hopefully a sign of more work to come.

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