Stretch Taylor

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DJ Stretch Taylor is a club & radio DJ, journalist, remixer & promoter of over 20 years…

Music has probably been in his blood from the day  he was born, as his father was lead singer of a band called The Gentry, who supported those legends The Who on tour during the swinging 60′s. Stretch was a music journalist for soul music bible Blues & Soul magazine for 10 years, compiling the Floorfillers Chart & writing a club column & has been a mainstay on the soul music circuit over the years. He’s played at the Southport Weekender, Bournemouth Soul Weekender, Soul Village Weekender, Salou Soul Weekender in Spain, Caister, Hayling Island Weekender, TMF FestivalClacton Soul Weekender.

DJ-Profile-imageStretch is a regular fixture at events at both the O2 & Jazz Cafe & has been co-promoting the legendary Boating Club soul cruises since 1995. He now presents the Ghetto Heaven Show on Mi-Soul Radio on Tuesdays 9pm-11pm. Stretch has previously been on the airwaves on Colourful Radio, Stomp RadioSoul24-7, Flames FM & Essex FM. Over the years he’s interviewed the likes of Roy Ayers, Leon Ware, Melba Moore, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Charlie Wilson, Eric Benet, Leroy Burgess, Jazzy Jeff & the late Teena Marie. He’s also been booked to DJ at many concerts over the years including Shalamar, En Vogue, Archie Bell & The Drells, Steve Arrington, Rahsaan Patterson, Mica Paris, Lalah Hathaway & Kindred The Family Soul. He has also played at album launch events for Usher, Kelis, Faith Evans & at high profile events at Ministry Of SoundTwice As NiceMOBO Awards & Notting Hill Carnival, plus abroad in Ayia Napa, Dubai & Ibiza.

Commercial highlights of his career include making the official mix CD for Missy Elliott’s multi-platinum selling album ‘Miss E So Addictive’ (Warners) & DJ’ing for Pharrell Williams’ & Snoop Dogg’s photographic exhibition in London. Stretch has worked on many remixes, including co-producing the underground R&B hit ‘Now That Were Together’ for Vicki Young (Dome Records).

Stretch Taylor’s involvement with charity events, promoting & DJ’ing at numerous gigs to raise money for good causes has also bought him to the fields of Barnet this year. Having come to a Soulstice as a punter several times, 2014 saw him make an amazing Soulstice DJ debut in the Club Tent & he’s played there every year since.

G’waaaaaaan Stretch!

Links > Twitter • MySpace • Mi-Soul

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