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NICHOLAS DALEY COLLABORATES WITH BRITISH MILLINER CHRISTYS’

British-Barbadian Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings Models The Jazz-Inspired Baker Boy Hat Collaboration

YEN LONDON

Modern and Authentic Japanese Fine Dining In Central London With Hand-Made Soba At It's Core

ISSEY MIYAKE’S PLEATS IN A NEW CONTEXT

Two Design Greats Join For A Technical Pleats Lifestyle Collection

TEAM LAB BORDERLESS

The Digital Art Collective's Innovative and Interactive Art Experience Now Open In Tokyo

NOHGA HOTEL UENO

In The Far East End Of Tokyo, Find Modernity & Craftsmanship

GOOD HOTEL LONDON

A Short Ride Away From London City Airport, A Socially-Conscious Hotel With A Big Vision

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE AND STUDIO

American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Home and Studio Is Nothing Short Of A Masterpiece

FREDERIK BILLE BRAHE’S APOLLO BAR

Run By Copenhagen's Most Exciting Chef - An Entrepreneurial Polymath - You'll Find Apollo Bar Tucked Within The Walls Of The Iconic Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The Robey

A Historic Art Deco Building Transformed Into One Of The Most Beautiful Design And Lifestyle Hotels In Chicago

SHIHARA LAB

Precise Minimalism With This Geometry-Based Fine Jewellery Line

ENDGAMƎ

The London-Based Producer Is Bringing Together A Global Community Of Experimentalists

Wild Life Archive’s Dance Music Culture 70’s To Present

The Underground Publisher Presents His Rare & Unseen Collection In Tokyo

KENGO KUMA DESIGNS THE NEW V&A DUNDEE

Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma Has Completed His First Project In The United Kingdom, Designing The First Design Museum In Scotland

AMOS REX

With Director Kai Kartio At The Directorial Helm, The New Amos Rex Art Museum By Architects JKMM Is Set To Highlight Helsinki’s Championing Of The Arts

SAHSYA KANETANAKA

Hiroshi Sugimoto's Mathematics-Driven Artistic Concept For An Architectural Structure - A Restaurant In The Heart Of Tokyo

TRUNK HOTEL

In Tokyo, Find The Most Conscious Boutique Hotel And Local Lounge

Taylor McFerrin

Brooklyn-based Producer, Composer and Musician Elevates Sound to a New Level

Words - Tyler Askew

Portrait - Jay Lewis

July, 2017
Taylor McFerrin, Champ Issue 9. Photo: Jay Lewis

Taylor McFerrin first piqued our ears way back in 2006 when his soul-drenched single “Broken Vibes” made its way onto dancefloors and into the record boxes of tastemakers like Gilles Peterson. In 2015 he resurfaced with his debut album “Early Riser” on the revered Brainfeeder label after several years of working, touring, refining and editing in is his Brooklyn-based studio. The multi-talented McFerrin’s collaborative partners include label-mate Thundercat, jazz pianist Robert Glasper, Nai Pai (Haitus Kaiyote) and even his pops, Bobby McFerrin.

This feature first appeared in Ala Champ Issue 9,
and has been edited to adjust to current time.

July, 2017