After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album “Early Riser” on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder last year, and following a whirlwind visit to Australia in late 2014 for the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy x Boiler Room Chronicles broadcast, Taylor McFerrin returns for our next instalment of the Red Bull Music Academy Club Night and Goodgod Small Club collab on Saturday March 21.
With Pitchfork describing the aforementioned LP as “Undeniable beauty” and The Times deeming it as “A sliver of intricate, sun-dappled, jazz-soaked electronica” – expect to be blown away by the multi-instrumentalist that not only stole the hearts of Australia’s own Hiatus Kaiyote, but has been praised by the likes of Prince, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Entry is free via RSVP here and based on first come, first served basis.
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Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, this genre-defying producer blends anything from 60/70s soul, to modern era hip-hop, free form jazz and electronic music. In his solo live performances, McFerrin has found a sound that seamlessly bridges musical worlds, creating something that is instantly identifiable and entirely unique to the Brooklyn-based producer.
Since creating a major buzz with his first EP, “Broken Vibes”, McFerrin has toured worldwide as a one-man show and has played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival. In his home base of New York City, he has performed at legendary venues like The Apollo, The Blue Note, Radio City Music Hall and The Lincoln Jazz Center opening up for artists such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Nas, Talib Kweli and Robert Glasper.
In addition to producing and performing, Taylor has served as the head Instructor of the pioneering Beat Rockers program over the past 4 years, teaching beatboxing and musical self-expression to students who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx. A deep-rooted, unparalleled passion for creating and sharing music is a trait that is certainly conveyed in his music.
Goodgod Trivia in March is set to be more fun than a hummer ride through LA as we kick things off with Entourage Trivia, the return of Shag and Al’s Music Trivia with this month a specific focus on 90’s music, a trip to tiny stone-henge with Spinal Tap and finishing the month with a deep fried serving of Bob’s Burgers.
March 4 – Entourage Trivia with Arka and Dhruva
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March 11 – Shag and Al’s Music Trivia: The 90’s edition
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March 18 – Spinal Tap Trivia with Jon Valenzuela and Jo McClymont
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March 25 – Bob’s Burger Trivia with Elisha May
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Trivia is free in the front bar every Wednesday evening from 8pm. Our beloved Belly Bao is steaming buns from 5pm so get your Bao on to get your game on!
To celebrate the launch of Sydney’s newest Rap/Rnb/Bass/Booty night at Goodgod this Saturday, LOW TON residents Cache One and Baby Face Thrilla have joined forces to bring you this mini mix packed full of rap bangers to give you a taste of what to expect when they bring the party to the front bar!
Low Ton kicks off for the low low price of $0 this Saturday at 9pm where the low ton crew (Laprats, Cache One and Baby Face Thrilla) will be joined by the vibiest of Sydney producers Moonbase Commander and Victoria Kim!
~ Don’t be afraid to dress in your finest get-up and get down to the front bar to drop it low!
For more info on Low Ton head here
This Saturday Compound throws their 21st party with Ben Fester and Zeus playing back-to-back all night long. We asked Zeus to talk about some music he is currently vibing ahead of their set on Saturday.
Bobby Konders – Poem 
ZEUS: Possibly one of the most imperative house records ever.
Billy Cobham – Heather 
ZEUS: 1) Get comfortable
2) Take ten minutes out of your life to listen to this through some decent headphones or speakers
Time Warp – Mind Regulator (The Mind Mix) 
ZEUS: DJ Pierre! The drums in this are as tough as nails – that vocal is so mesmerising as well.
DJ Sneak – Operation Sneak 
ZEUS: One of my favourites from DJ Sneak – Absolutely killer rhythm that is just on another level
John Heckle – DDT 
ZEUS: One of my current favourites – John Heckle is such a consistent producer. Everything his done is basically worth having.
Moodymann – I Like To Know 
ZEUS: Moodymann’s body of work is simply amazing. This is one I’m currently in love with because of the first two minutes – it just builds so well and it’s so simple.
David Axelrod – Mrs. O.J.A. 
ZEUS: David Axelrod is one of my all-time favourite producers. This is off his Strange Ladies LP which he dedicates each track to influential ladies (and one man) in his life. The trumpet solo by Bobby Bryant in this is just incredible.
Glenn Underground – Medones Thoughts 
ZEUS: The one and only! Glenn Underground is simply amazing. This particular one is one of his lesser known cuts – always brings smiles on the dancefloor haha.
Compound hits the Danceteria this Saturday Feb 28 – for more info head here