Mike Taylor (33)

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Mike Taylor is a Philadelphia born artist who fuses pieces of pop culture with intelligent lyrics and infectious melodies. Although primarily a singer and writer, he utilizes an array of mediums to uplift and inspire his audiences. A griot who brings his unique perspective to his art, he transgresses boundaries. The celebratory nature of the work is both an invitation into the artist's world as well as an invitation to let go, whether for the duration of a song or the lasting feeling you take with you after a live performance.

Born to a jazz musician father, music has been a constant presence in Mike's life. Mike spent his early years developing his skills as an entertainer by performing in various groups whose musical styles ran the gamut from hip-hop to jazz to rock. Continuing this spirit of collaboration, he also participated in a theater dance company. Seeking to create more opportunities to perform and bring people together, Mike started throwing and promoting parties around the city that showcased the variety of talent and creativity that Philadelphia had to offer. From this a scene began to develop and take hold that embodied a grassroots driven, socially progressive and welcoming aesthetic. This served as an incubator for artistic daringness. The distinct sound of his music and the growing fan base accrued as a result of these gatherings led to increased exposure on the national stage.

Looking to the vanguard of artists and thinkers who exist on the margins, Mike admires those who are unafraid to chart new waters and provoke. He draws inspiration from diverse sources, whether it is music from artists like The Roots and Paul Simon, or thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell. Other influences include the comedic stylings of Richard Pryor and the visual beauty of Basquiat. These influences spring forth big Peter Gabriel-esque vocals, anthemic choruses, and uptempo danceable beats that are enriched with nostalgia. Although the 80’s aesthetic of new wave and electro have a strong presence, at any given time Mike makes a point of highlighting his formidable rap skills. His background in hip-hop continues to show even as he takes you on a genre bending journey.

Mike Taylor aims to create a space from the stage that unites the audience and performer alike in an electrified atmosphere. His music is evocative, and he hopes to leave people inspired. Propelling himself towards continual innovation, he is passionate about raising the bar in his artistry. His dedication to his craft and the undeniable power of his songs ensures that he will be leaving his mark on pop culture.
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Mike Taylor (33) Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Mike Taylor (33) - The World Is Our Playground album art Vice* Ft. Mike Taylor (33) Vice* Ft. Mike Taylor (33) - The World Is Our Playground (Single) Flight Club Music US 2013
Mike Taylor (33) - SummerThing! album art Afrojack Ft. Mike Taylor (33) Afrojack Ft. Mike Taylor (33) - SummerThing! (Single) Van de Wall International Ltd. Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
UL8089 Mike Taylor (33) - Lift Me Up (Axero Remix) album art Headhunterz Feat. Mike Taylor (33) Headhunterz Feat. Mike Taylor (33) - Lift Me Up (Axero Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Ultra Records UL8089 Netherlands 2016
RSTRM327RSD Mike Taylor (33) - Sweetness / Electric Feel album art TeamMate, Mike Taylor (33) TeamMate, Mike Taylor (33) - Sweetness / Electric Feel(7", Single) Rostrum Records RSTRM327RSD US 2017 Sell This Version
MCS540 Mike Taylor (33) - Everything Black album art Unlike Pluto Feat. Mike Taylor (33) Unlike Pluto Feat. Mike Taylor (33) - Everything Black(File, MP3, Single, 320) Monstercat MCS540 Canada 2017
RSTRM314RSD Mike Taylor (33) - Feel Good EP album art Mike Taylor (33) Feel Good EP(12", EP, Pic, 201) Rostrum Records RSTRM314RSD USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

00602547380555 Mike Taylor (33) - Rising Love album art Arno Cost X Norman Doray Featuring Mike Taylor (33) Arno Cost X Norman Doray Featuring Mike Taylor (33) - Rising Love(File, MP3, 320) Polydor Associated Labels 00602547380555 US 2015
none Afrojack, Mike Taylor (33) Afrojack, Mike Taylor (33) - SummerThing! (Devin Millar Edit)(File) Not On Label none USA, Canada & Europe 2015

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