Taylor McFerrin – Postpartum (Dorian Concept Remix)

Having seen both Dorian Concept and Taylor McFerrin at last year’s Worldwide Awards, it’s inevitable to wonder if that’s where the idea for this remix was born. Somewhat an odd choice to remix the intro to Taylor’s 2014 album “Early Riser”, one of my favourites of that year. Enough talking, let’s get that remix while it’s available as a free download – at the cost of your email address.

Favourites of 2014… so far

In recent years there has been an odd discrepancy between the music I write about during the year and the music I feature as my favourite at the end of the year. Needless to say that this is mostly caused by an increasing lack of time, also known as laziness in some regions of the world. Alright, I’m aware of it and I’m trying to make things better. Since Spotify has become my favourite tool to discover new music (on a try-before-buy basis), I’ve started collecting some of my favourites in this handy playlist.

Feel free to subscribe, since I will continue to add more music throughout the year. Also, I suggest listening in shuffle-mode!

I haven’t yet made up my mind on my favourite albums this year, but as a starting point I suggest listening to the following:

Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19 (Workshop)
patten – ESTOILE NAIANT (Warp)
Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser (Brainfeeder)
LCC – d/evolution (Editions Mego)
Farben & James DIN A4 – Farben presents James DIN A4 (Faitiche)
Quiltland – Quiltland (Astro:Dynamics)
Prins Thomas – III (Full Pupp)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata (Madlib Invazion)

As I’m always interested to hear your choices, please feel free to leave a comment!

Taylor McFerrin & Austin Peralta Live Jam

Taylor McFerrin and Austin Peralta have a couple of things in common. Both are sons of legends of their own (Bobby McFerrin and Stacy Peralta), both built up a reputation of their own among music connaisseurs, and both are signed to one of the most forward thinking labels of our time: Los Angeles’ Brainfeeder.

At Taylor’s recent show at LA’s Little Temple, he asked Austin to join him for a live improvisation, all captured on tape by Theo Jemison (also check this.)

If you haven’t yet, make sure to listen to Austin Peralta’s album Endless Planets and Taylor McFerrin’s new EP Place In My Heart, both available now!

Taylor McFerrin – Place in My Heart

I remember being happily surprised when I first learned about the signing of Taylor McFerrin to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family. Seems like the right place to give him all the attention he deserves.

If you follow Taylor on SoundCloud, chances are you’re already familiar with this song. It features Philadelphian singer Ryat and will be released as a single on March 1st. Also check out the live version if you’re feeling it.

Taylor McFerrin – The Song I Promised You

I’m really glad that Dego decided to stop hating the internet and became a blogger. Otherwise I probably never would’ve found out about this short video with Taylor McFerrin.

Taylor is, of course, son of Bobby McFerrin, an impressive beatboxer and one of the most sympa characters I’ve ever… seen in a video. Haven’t really heard much from him since 2006’s Broken Vibes EP, but I hope that’s gonna change soon – maybe with a little help from Dego?

(via 2000Black)

Taylor McFerrin chats with Dego

Centric TV asked New York-born vocalist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin to do an interview with Dego (4hero, 2000Black), who moved from his home-town London to New York a while back.

They chat about the differences between their cities and the effect that has on their music. Of course, they also talk about the new Silhouette Brown album and how that came about.

While we’re at it, here’s another video from Silhouette Brown’s recent concert in Washington, DC.

Taylor McFerrin at WMC '09

Once again showing his huge talent, Taylor McFerrin played an in-store session in Miami with Ne’a Posey. The after party took place at the Florida Room, with Benji B and King Britt on decks.

If you haven’t already, you gotta check out these videos at My Favourite Things, Taylor and Bobby McFerrin or subscribe to his own YouTube channel for future videos!