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NODE HOTEL

In Kyoto, Feel As Though You're Inside An Art Collectors Home

INVISIBLE MEN

The Largest-Ever Exhibition Devoted to Menswear Is Currently on Display in London

“TRACK & FIELD” C/O VIRGIL ABLOH

We Speak To Creative Agency CONVOY Behind The Podium-Worthy Project

SUPERLABO

Tokyo's Finest Photo Publisher Opens Their New Showroom & Gallery

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

The Design Hotel in Barcelona Delivers with Practical Luxury and Minimalist Decor

GWANGJU DESIGN BIENNALE

Deciphering The Complex Meaning of 'Humanity'

Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar

Munich’s Only Design Hotel for the Independent & Savvy Traveller

“Figures of Speech” at the MCA Chicago

Virgil Abloh's First Museum Exhibition Portrays Creativity and Consumption in the 21st Century

NEW FOUND FORM

The New DJ Duo Joining The Dots Between London's Diverse Music Scene

ON MOUNTAIN HUT

An Ode to On’s Beginnings, A Sustainable Mountain Hut Found in the Swiss Alps 2,500 Metres Up

JULIA CHIANG

The Brooklyn-based Artist Explores the Ambiguous Complexities of Life With Vibrant Optimism

THE TAVERNIST

Undefinable & Undeniably Good Contemporary Fine Dining in Taipei

THE OKURA TOKYO

Reinventing The Past, Yoshio Taniguchi Creates An Impressive New Era

LINE LA

The Leading LA Hotel Celebrating Its Location, Creative Network and Perfect Refurbishment of an Architectural Masterpiece

ZIA

Emerging Chef Antonio Ziantoni Is Transforming Rome's Contemporary Fine Dining Culture

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka Main Lounge

A 1973-Designed Lounge With An Indoor Flowing River & Cumulus Glass Ceiling

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