This week, Dusk Dubs is humbled and very proud to welcome a very special guest to the family, a pioneering DJ, a producer and artist in his own right, the hip-hop legend that is....Chris "THE GLOVE" Taylor.
Into the 90's and Glove's R&B/Swing group Po' Broke & Lonely sign to Ruthless Records and he begins working with Dr. Dre. This relationship developed and spawned multiple Grammy Awards and millions in record sales with artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Ice Cube and Xzibit, and production work on the ground breaking "The Chronic" and "Doggystyle" with uncredited productions on some of Dr. Dre's biggest hits like "California Love" and "Stranded on Death Row.
Chris is currently still producing and his latest output can be found on his Soundcloud platform.
You can find The Glove HERE
“The Songs That Shaped My Career”
1) Ohio Players - Funky Worm (1972)
2) Brick – Dazz (1976)
3) The Jackson 5 - Show You the Way to Go (1976)
4) Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine (1976)
5) Ronnie Lewis - Friends and Strangers (1977)
6) Parliament – Flashlight (1977)
7) Prince - Soft and Wet (1978)
8) Parliament - Aqua Boogie (1978)
9) Chic – I Want Your Love (1978)
10) Herbie Hancock - Ready or Not (1979)
11) Cameo - I Just Want to Be (1979 )
12) Con Funk Shun - Chase Me (1979)
13) Prince Head (1980)
14) The Brothers Johnson - Light Up the Night (1980)
15) The Police - Voices Inside My Head (1980)
16) Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce – Zapp (1980)
17) Young & company - I Like What You're Doing to Me (1980)
18) Change – Searching (1980)
19) Bill Summers - Call it What You Want (1981)
20) Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures of Grand Master Flash on the Wheels of Steel (1981)
21) Tanya Gardner – Heartbeat (1981)
22) Africa Bambatta & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (1982)
23) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (1982)
24) Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like (1983)
25) The Aleems - Release Yourself (1984)
26) Joyce Sims - All in All (1987)
As part of Death Row Records and The Aftermath imprint, Glove produced several artists and songs along with Dr. Dre including the hit singles: "Phone Tap" by "The Firm" which featured Nas, AZ and Foxy Brown, "Doggy Dogg World" by Snoop Doggy Dogg, "Hello" by N.W.A., "Xplosive" by Dr. Dre and much more.
Known as "The Glove", Chris is a legendary pioneering DJ and producer on the West Coast hip-hop scene. In the 1980s, alongside Egyptian Lover and then later DJ Aladdin and Bobcat they pioneered the new electro/hip-hop scene, with The Glove residing as the resident DJ of the world famous Club Radio.
He appeared in the influential movies 'Breakin' and 'Breakin 2' as himself alongside Ice-T. Cutting his producer teeth on the soundtrack, gave him his first multi platinum sales awards. Other production credits include "Reckless" (Ice T & Dave Storrs), "Tibetan Jam" (Chris "The Glove" Taylor), Go off (Ice T& Dave Storrs) and the classic.... "Iticiban Scratch" (Chris "The Glove" Taylor.)
The Glove has been music supervisor for US television series "Played By Fame", "Tiny & Toya", "Frankie & Neffie" and "Monica-Still Standing". As a programmer and composer, Glove has worked on many hit series including "The Parkers", "All Of Us", "Just Jordan", "One On One", "Lincoln Heights", "Second Time Around" and "Love,Inc."
Hip-Hop History from the man himself - "A Day In The Life Of A DJ" (Ep 9)
Chris has wholeheartedly embraced the Dusk Dubs ethos, and dug through his exhaustive record crates to collate a bunch of tracks that influenced him during those informative years and as a young man....
What he refers to as the "Songs That Shaped His Career".
UNCLE JAMS ARMY
The crew that laid the blueprint for electro and rap reunites for one night only.
Ice-T & The Chris THE GLOVE Taylor
Alonzo Williams (World Class Wreckin’ Cru)
L.A. Dream Team
"At the birth of hip-hop and electro in Los Angeles, Uncle Jamm’s Army started out playing high school parties in the mid-’70s, and went on to become LA’s most popular dance promoters for over a decade. With an extensive and evolving crew of DJs including Dr. Funkenstein, Chris “the Glove” Taylor (also renowned as a DJ at breakdancing hub Club Radio), DJ Bobcat (Def Jam/Death Row), Arabian Prince and Egyptian Lover, and a pre-gangsta rap Ice-T on the mic, freaks of all styles and affiliations packed out their parties at huge venues like the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Along with the L.A. Dream Team and Uncle Jamm’s rivals from across town, Alonzo Williams’ World Class Wreckin’ Cru, these artists created a blueprint for electro and rap that continues to resonate in all forms of dance music today. Join us in the back lot of the former Skateland USA to celebrate their undeniable impact. Ice-T will also give a public talk prior to this show on October 28, speaking about his role as one of the dominant MCs of the era in Los Angeles."
Upcoming Event - 28th October 2017
1950 S Central Ave, Compton, CA 90220-5332, United States