Taylor McFerrin

On Brainfeeder

Heavy anticipation has been brewing for quite some time as 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 60's / 70's 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 that draws the listener into a constantly shifting beautiful audio soundscape.

By sustaining major buzz in the Future Soul scene through his first EP, Broken Vibes (featuring the acclaimed single, "Place in My Heart"), Taylor has toured worldwide as a one man show and has played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival.  In his home base of New York City, 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 Robert Glasper

In addition to producing and performing, Taylor has served as the Head Instructor of the pioneering Beat Rockers program over the past 4 years teaching beatboxing and musical self-expression to students who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx.

Taylor's ability to create and evolve musically by drawing inspiration from all corners of his life translates into a sound that evokes feeling and an innovative live set that is equal parts wonderment and musical dexterity.  

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Ninja Tune Family at Glastonbury 2015 - Full Schedule

This week we're pitching up at Glastonbury to witness performances from Matt Black (Coldcut), The Bug, Dorian Concept, Kate Tempest (Big Dada), among others - listen to our warm-up playlist on Spotify / Deezer / Rdio

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Set Times: Ninja Tune NTS Takeover at London's ICA

Tomorrow we transmit live from London's ICA for a one-off collaboration with NTS Radio, with performances from Portico, Austrian composer and producer Dorian Concept, cosmic sonic explorer Seven Davis Jr and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McFerrin. Get locked from 4pm - 9pm at ntslive.co.uk

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Competition: Ninja Tune x NTS Takeover

We're giving away a handful of behind-the-scenes passes for our NTS Radio Takeover broadcast from the ICA next Tuesday 20 January 4-9pm GMT, featuring live performances from Portico, Dorian Concept, Seven Davis Jr and Taylor McFerrin - head to our Twitter / Facebook to enter.

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Worldwide Awards 2015 ft. Dorian Concept, Seven Davis Jr & Taylor McFerrin

With Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards 2015 just around the corner, we're happy to announce newly-signed Seven Davis Jr. joins Dorian Concept (with the live three-piece) and Brainfeeder's Taylor McFerrin. Final release tickets for KOKO this Saturday 17 January are available here.

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    Tue Jun 30 15:27:00 2015
  • "Shows this week w/ Marcus Gilmore! Weds: @DOKGENT Thurs: @CyprusAveCork Fri: @sugarclubdublin Sat: @islington_ah Sun: @lovesupremefest"

    Tue Jun 30 15:05:29 2015
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    Tue Jun 30 14:53:57 2015
  • "RT @elektropedia: On Wednesday, @taylormcferrin is passing by @dokgent for one of his amazing live performances. http://t.co/ak54O6db2b htt…"

    Tue Jun 30 10:04:32 2015
  • "Amazing times celebrating my Birthday this weekend playing at Glastonbury and Glasgow Jazz Fest + we're in Cologne tonight at CBE!"

    Mon Jun 29 14:43:22 2015

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