Gilles Peterson // Worldwide Awards 2015 // Introducing Taylor McFerrin
October 23, 2014
Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician Taylor McFerrin is set to release his first full length LP, Early Riser, in June 2014 on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder record label. Taylor’s musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape. “I spent years laying down tons of tracks,” McFerrin explains, “and I got into a really bad habit of never really finishing anything. So this last year the concept was – let me go back and find all the stuff that really felt right, the stuff that felt like an honest moment of creation for me, and just force myself to finish those tracks.”
Where in the World…
…Are you now? On tour in Dublin, Ireland.
…Inspires You? Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo are my favorite cities
…Have you done your best performance? I think my best performance may have been my last show in Tokyo
…Has the best Food? San Francisco has the edge over New York mostly because my favorite taco spot is there (La Taqueria on Mission and 25th)
…Has the cutest girls? I’m getting married in May, you guys are trying to get me in trouble lol. Overall, Brasil has the prettiest people, though.
…Do you go to escape? I’m a heavy daydreamer, so I’m pretty much escaping all day
…Do you most want to go? I’d love to go deep sea diving someday
…How many languages can you say hello in? Just one….hello
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