The Detroit veteran will play three cities over Easter weekend.
Rick Wilhite, "The Godson" of Detroit house, will play shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide over Easter weekend.
The lesser known member of production team 3 Chairs (the remainder of which is comprised of Moodymann, Theo Parrish and later Marcellus Pittman,) Wilhite's influence on Detroit house is often overlooked. Some of his most recent output has come out on two compilations showcasing both old and new music on Rush Hour Recordings, including the highly regarded The Godson/Soul Edge reissue. Remaining an analog purist, as proven by his debut solo LP Analog Aquarium, the veteran artist triggered a heated debate on the topic of technology in DJing and production in this RA feature back in 2010.
This will the first Australian tour of Wilhite's two-decade career. Animals Dancing will host the Melbourne show on April 5th with locals Tornado Wallace, Andee Frost and Otologic, while the Sydney date will be a Boom Boom party at the newly opened One22 on April 7th, also featuring Daniel Lupica, Claire Morgan and Magda Bytnerowicz. Wilhite will be given free reign at both parties, with the promoters letting him decide the length of his set. His Adelaide appearance will be at Sugar on April 8th.