Theo Parrish - Preacher's Coming / Gullah Geechee
Parrish kicks off 2018 with this immense slab of gospel-licked house - "Preachers Comin". Bumping and undulating, sparkling with that classic Parrish locked-in signature, there's uplift coded deeply into the drive. "Gullah Geechee" takes the B in an original and extended form. Thoughtful poetry and spoken word over a floor-stomping, finger-clicking, distant-twanging naked percussive groove that builds with subtlety. Powerful.