Worldwide Awards 2015 // First Acts Announced
October 2, 2014
We are proud to announce that the first acts to be playing Worldwide Awards 2015 will be.. Taylor Mcferrin, Lil Silva and Clap! Clap!
Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician Taylor McFerrin released 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.
Lil Silva, real name TJ Carter, is one of the UK’s most inventive DJs and producers. The Mabel EP, recorded and finished between studios at his home in Bedford, London and Los Angeles, highlights this exciting, ongoing transformation. His voice is warm and rich on a bruised slow jam duet about seeing a woman with the wrong man (‘Right For You ft. BANKS’) and in the strong stick-in-your-brain-for-months melody of ‘Don’t You Love ft BANKS’. On the EP’s title track, the old familiar Lil Silva is there in the weighty thuds and tinny kick, but the fluid R&B hook shows the new one is in control.
Clap! Clap! is a new project by the italian producer C. Crisci, focused on research and sampling of tribes, bands and singers originating from the African continent. Its strong personality is characterised by the work on the used samples, extremely eclectic and as percussive as possible.
His distinguishing technique is to reproduce classic African rhythms in a contemporary way, through the use of drum machines and synths.
The keywords of this experience are ‘future roots’ and ‘future rhythm.’ Clap! Clap! is trying to convey a continuous dance that is febrile, tribal and hyperkinetic, but always balanced by the elegance and the essentiality of the elements used.
Gilles Peterson presents the second All-Winners show of 2014 and picks three hours of the best singles and albums released during the past few months. Listen in the following Spotify playlist.