Dylan Taylor Releases Debut Track
Los Angeles-based drummer and producer Dylan Taylor has been turning heads in the YouTube community by creating unparalleled covers which combine his passion for drumming with EDM music; garnering nearly 12 Million views to date. Today, Dylan Taylor dropped the first track off his debut EP G.R.A.V.E.S.[to be released 9/2/16], titled “Lost Hearts” which features Cameron Byrd of Hollywood Ending. The track is one of many collaborations on the EP and is available for FREE download over at Taylor’s SoundCloud here. This is what Dylan Taylor had to say about his debut track, “Lost Hearts ft. Cameron Byrd:”
“‘Lost Hearts’ is one of the more hard-hitting tracks on my EP. Playing drums with it during my set really gets the crowd dancing and out of their heads. The song is about celebrating compassion and optimism. Whether it be people upset about something in their life, or going through a heartbreak, lyrically it paints a picture of ‘come with me, let’s start over, everything will be ok, you don’t have to be lost anymore.’ I want my music to resonate on an emotional level besides just on the dance floor and I feel like ‘Lost Hearts’ can hit you in so many ways, and that’s what I enjoy most about playing this song. It’s always a massive step when an artist releases their debut track. They say you never get a second chance at a first impression, and with that kind of pressure and expectation, I couldn’t be more confident that “Lost Hearts” is the identifying track to my sound as an artist, and theme for G.R.A.V.E.S.” – Dylan Taylor
Beginning his drumming under the instruction of the highly acclaimed John Miceli (Meat Loaf), Taylor later relocated to Los Angeles & was discovered by Wes Borland(Limp Bizkit) through his videos. During his time in Los Angeles, Taylor began to expand his production knowledge to better incorporate all elements of the technical side of creating electronic music, while still growing as a songwriter and player doing session work on the drums. Today, Taylor’s EDM/ Live Drums experiment projects a unique style of music considered Electronic and Rock, but with an edge that people wouldn’t expect to hear in a club atmosphere. Bringing something very unique into the EDM music world, Taylor adds a live drum performance to his songs, rather than it being entirely computer-based. Inspiration from several artists and genres can be heard in Dylan Taylor’s sound, ranging from EDM artists like Zedd and Calvin Harris to alternative acts like The 1975 and Bon Iver. His forthcoming debut EP, G.R.A.V.E.S features collaborations on 3 out of 5 of the tracks with notable artists such as The Ready Set, Cameron Byrd (Hollywood Ending), and Matthew Beilis.