Introduce yourself? Preferred pronouns? Where do you currently reside? 1 fun fact about yourself?
My name is Taylor and my preferred pronouns are they and she. I live in Brooklyn! Fun fact about myself… I used to teach hip hop dance in the early 2000’s.
How is everything going with you right now?
It’s going pretty well despite the circumstances, which of course are not ideal. Been navigating a lot of personal challenges lately, from a break-up to family drama, but strangely I feel ok, like all is looking up….something in my attitude has shifted
What are you missing from pre-covid life?
Dancing. With people. More than anything.
Any fun goals for winter time?
3rd installment of Dance Floor Epiphanies for Resident Advisor is happening, and I also have an ambient release coming out for the boutique cassette label, Enmossed. And I want to finish my memoir! (maybe it will actually happen this time).
Who currently inspires you music-wise?
ASC (always). Europa. Ma Sha Ru. May Vary. Abby Echiverri. E.C.C.O. Pugilist. Air Max ‘97. Eris Drew and Octo Octa. Datach’i. H.E.R. Noumen. And I’ve been kind of obsessed with heavy bass music lately like Ternion Sound and TMSV. those lower chakra vibes
4 DJs you would want to see on a lineup for the first party post covid asap?
Oh god this is hard. Umm… I’m thinking about the DJs whose sets just tether me to the floor and make me really fucking jump-up-and-down happy:
What other activities have you dipped into with a break from djing?
Writing and Spiritual Channeling / Energy Work. Deepening into both of those practices..
Let’s play a pipipi game… I give you a situation & you give me a track
1 track for the insect world
Pool party for the older generation of club kids?
b2b with Claude Young
Favorite weird drug experience?
The very first time I took acid I accidentally took too much and merged with the soul of another human until we no longer could distinguish ourselves from one another. I saw his third eye blinking on his forehead, as real as an actual eye, and then we became telepathic, and then we astral projected as one entity into the godhead. It was cool.
Why do you think it’s important to share music?
I believe it’s the most unifying force in the world. It’s the most human language, and gives us access to our emotions in a way that brings joy. And it connects us beyond the mind… it connects us through the body, and through the heart.
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
Cohesion & Unification. A return to how things used to be, without trying to emulate the past too much. Meaning, a sense of PLUR that permeates not only the dance floor but the social spaces, online and physical.