It's hard to put into words how much music means to me. I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way. I fell in love with the drums at a very young age and truly never looked back.
To this day, there is nothing quite like sitting behind a kit and creating music. Since becoming a "pro" I have been blessed to be a part of so many wonderful experiences, both in the studio and on the road. I feel that I am playing my best music today. I think it’s a combination of loving where I live, being comfortable with who I am as a person and truly knowing the type of player I am. My only goal, while playing, is to make the song feel as good as possible and to make the listener move. If my playing has you tapping your foot (on 2 and 4, please! haha) and rocking back and forth, I have done my job.
I have experience in tracking, editing and mixing along with producing and programming. Some of my favorite projects have been where I track live drums and then program sampled drums on top of and around my live performance. There is something so cool about combining the two worlds to make something unique.
For me, there has always been something so special about creating music. When I hit record, I bring to life and document a moment in time that didn’t exist before that light went red. I feel honored to be able to leave my mark in the same way as some of my musical heroes have done for years.
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Interview with BC Taylor
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be easy to work with and professional. I promise to treat each project like it's my own and not just as another session. I want this to be as enjoyable for all of us as possible. After all, we getting to play music for a living.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Connecting with people. Making them smile. Being part of creating art.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Whatever Dwight chose.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My playing is very much about the music. I have never been a flashy player, choosing instead to focus on complimenting the song to the best of my ability. I was heavily influenced by Stewart Copeland growing up. you can still hear it in my playing today. That said, I have tried to learn from anyone I have ever heard play, regardless of the "lesson". This has allowed me to use little bits of all of those lessons to create a style of my own.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I am a huge Allen Stone fan. His music and energy are everything you could ask for in an artist, especially as a drummer. His songs groove so much.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first make sure that I have the best sound for the song. I then track multiple takes and use them to put together the best version of my performance. I will quantize the tracks where needed for the best feel possible. I will then send stems of the "Clean" drums, as well as a set of processed drums. I then turn over all recordings to the artist.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly record and edit drum tracks for artists. If the song calls for it and/or requests it, I program drum parts as well.