Delano Taylor Liquid Surf

Delano Taylor

Finding Delano Taylor in 2012 was a highlight for this site. His North Highlands remix for “Best Part” landed him on my 20 of 2012 list. Its a tune that sticks around quite often, stuck somewhere in my head, rattling off when the thinking runs deep. Taylor’s back with a new one, this time a bit darker and futuristic. But his high pitch vocal tuning is right in place, just like I hoped it would be. Here’s to when his album finally drops and we have a full piece to add to the collection. Nab this now.

My 20 Picks For 2012

2012 was an interesting year for Holly and me. We learned we’d become parents, due date late January 2013. Our son’s name is Cove, he now is the proud owner of years of collecting music, and a few choice instruments. My first album came out under Nomadic Firs, which had so many weird, and exciting moments. With those two big items I give you this random list, which is a collection of Artists I heard getting played over and over again in our house. These are some of the folks that took me out of my own creations, and allowed me to just be a fan of music again. Something I honestly misplaced, and the reason I do this site. So cheers to all of you for making this last year fun for us, we appreciate it.

Mountain Range

Mountain Range

Tours

Tours

Brandon Locher

Brandon Locher

BeachesBeaches

beachesbeaches

Noble Robot

Noble Robot

Ohsowhy

Ohsowhy

 

Delano Taylor

Delano Taylor

Jaaska (FKA Nite Moves)

Jaaska

Tea Leigh

Tea Leigh

A Tree For Climbing 

A Tree For Climbing

BlakeAndrew

BlakeAndrew

ChromadaData

ChromadaData

Jonas K.P.

Jonas K.P.

The Through and Through

The Through and Through

Phantom Power

Phantom Power

Forrest James

Forrest James

Heart Island

Heart Island

Headaches

Headaches

Tiiiza

Tiiiza

Julsy

Julsy

Delano Taylor Texas Truth

Seems like I read somewhere that Texas is really putting out some great producers recently. I have no idea if that’s true, or just filler in a paragraph. I will say Delano Taylor is doing his thing out of Texas, so for the sake of staying on that course, I heard recently that Texas is really putting out some dope shit recently. Today, Delano Taylor is the dude producing that worthy hype.¬†I have to start with his remix of North Highlands “Best Part.” If ever there was an anthem to run outside getting your neighbors to sing with you, this might be it. The thrill of this song, with its classic vocal riff sample, that sounds like some old classic house throw back joints I used to spin on the decks. Call it what you will, but your hand will be in the air, well one, the other will be sipping on some fine shit, while checking out something beautiful across the room. Don’t sleep on Delano Taylor.On “Hollywood” the sample hook is sweet enough to ride with, and of course the overall impression fits perfectly with the heat that’s coming. Delano sticks with what works, which for me is a highlight in any music. At times, sampled out work can get lost in experimentation, for me the overall idea is find something dope, and ride it out, in/out for a few minutes. Delano Taylor gets that, no doubt.

~ Ryan Boos