Taylor McFerrin is a Brooklyn-based producer, composer and DJ whose musical style has been heavily influenced by 60s and 70s soul, golden era hip-hop, free jazz and electronica. On his own work. McFerrin not only plays all the instruments, he also relies on modern production techniques — usually sampling and chopping up live instrument takes to create a constantly shifting audio landscape.
“Already There,” the latest single off McFerrin’s forthcoming debut full-length Early Riser is a collaboration featuring Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and Robert Glasper, and sonically the single owes a debt to the jazz fusion period of the 70s – as it posses a heady mix prog rock, funk, psychedelic rock and jazz. Interestingly, it’s a song that manages to evoke different moods and interpretations during repeated plays