February 14 2011
Do you remember the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" from multi-talented musician Bobby McFerrin? Well, he has a son named Taylor that is also a very talented musician. I have been a huge fan of Taylor's work for some time now and have featured his music on numerous occasions on Rhythm Lab Radio.
Taylor McFerrin recently signed to Flying Lotus' imprint Brainfeeder and will be releasing the single "Place In My Heart" featuring singer and producer Ryat on March 1st. It is a very beautiful tune and it is enhanced by Ryat's bjork-like vocals. You can check out the video for the song below, and definitely watch out for Taylor in the coming months.
You can download some free music from Taylor below:
About Taylor McFerrin (from Ninja Tune):
Taylor McFerrin has sustained an major buzz in the Future Soul scene ever since his 2007 EP "Broken Vibes" gained heavy rotation by DJ's such as Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Garth Trinidad. His production credits include remixes for The Cinematic Orchestra, Amp Fiddler and Corrine Bailey Rae, as well as album tracks for Jose James and UK Rapper TY.
He has also toured worldwide as a one man show, playing major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival. In New York alone he has performed at such legendary venues as The Apollo, The Blue Note, Radio City Music Hall and The Lincoln Jazz Center, opening up for artists such as Erykah Badu, the Roots, Nas, Talib Kweli and J* Davey.
His musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60's / 70's soul and the kings of the Modern Beat Generation. By playing all the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on resampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that bridges those two worlds.