Tayo Popoola

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Tayo
Birth name Tayo Popoola
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Electronic, Bass music, Nu skool breaks, Dance
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, Promoter
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1995 –
Labels Skint, fabric, Bassrock, 777, Distinctive Breaks, Mob Records, Mungo's Hi Fi
Associated acts World of Crime, Tayo, Tayo Meets Acid Rocker
Website http://www.myspace.com/tayo3000

Tayo Popoola is an English musician and DJ.

History[edit]

He released his first Y4K compilation in 2000.[1]

Tayo has worked with a number of artists including Acid Rockers, Freq Nasty, Care In The Community, Baobinga, Control Z and Sunz Of Mecha.[2] He has also released a number of tracks for labels such as Skint Records, Fat, Mantra Breaks, Functional Breaks, Bassrock and Passenger as well as engaging in remix work for artists such as Jaydee and Dave Clark.[3]

From 2004 onwards, Tayo has been a resident DJ at many major clubs and venues throughout the UK, including Fabric, The End and Ministry of Sound.[4]

Tayo also makes regular appearances on an Arsenal fans podcast called 'The Tuesday Club' alongside comedians Alan Davies and Ian Stone, former comedian Keith Dover and Skint Records founder Damian Harris.

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • Y4K – Tayo (CD)Distinct've Breaks 2000
  • Y4K Summer Breaks (CD) DJ Magazine 2002
  • Y4K → Tayo – Next Level Breaks (Dread At The Controls) (2xCD) Distinct'ive Breaks Records 2003
  • Beats n Bobs vol. 3 (CD)Functional Breaks 2006
  • Reality Dub (12") Bassrock Records 2006
  • Wildlife Dub / Down Under Dub (12") 777 Records 2006
  • Every Time / Lovers Rock (12") Mantra Breaks, Mantra Vibes 2007
  • FabricLive. 32 (CD) Fabric (London) 2007
  • TAYO meets CTRL Z (12") Mantra Breaks Italy 2007
  • Tayo meets Acid Rockers (12") Dread Cowboy (Soul Jazz Records) 2008
  • Tayo meets Baobinga (12") Style & Trend (Soul Jazz Records) 2008
  • Tayo meets Acid Rockers feat. Pupajim – Vampayaa (Scrub A Dub Records) 2010

Remixes[edit]

  • House Nation 219 (12") The Hymn (Tayo's MMM S... DMC 2001
  • Fly Life (Remixes Part 2) (12") Fly Life (Tayo & The U... Atlantic Jaxx 2006
  • Give Love (12") Give Love (Tayo & Care... Functional Breaks 2006
  • Lunacy (12", Promo) Lunacy (Tayo & The Und... EMI Records (UK) 2006
  • Ben Ononono (10") Count To Ten (Tayo Remix) 2007
  • Transglobal Underground (12") Dancehall Operator (Tayo remix) 2007

Production[edit]

  • Club Island Summer 2003 (3xCD) Wicked Dub Virgin Records (UK), Virgin Records (UK) 2003

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • Tayo Presents "Planet Of The Breakz" (CD) Dust 2 Dust Records 1999
  • Nu Horizons: The Next Generation of Breaks v03 (CD) StreetBeat Records 2001
  • Y4K: Tayo / Further Still (CD) Distinct'ive Breaks Records 2001
  • Mob Deep Volume 01.Tayo (CD) Mob Records 2003
  • Y4K → Tayo – Next Level Breaks (Dread At The Controls) (2xCD) Distinct'ive Breaks Records 2003
  • Tayo – Beatz & Bobz Volume 3 (CD) Functional Breaks 2004
  • Tayo: These Are The Breaks (CD) DMC 2006
  • FabricLive. 32 (CD) – Tayo, Fabric (London) 2007

Appears On[edit]

  • Renaissance Presents... Volume Two (2xCD) Fraction Of Friction Renaissance 1998
  • Fraction Of Friction (12") Ultimatum Breaks 1999
  • Ride The Funky (12") Thursday Club Recordings (TCR) 1999
  • Y4K: Tayo / Further Still (2xLP) Distinct'ive Breaks Records 2001
  • Mob Deep Volume 01.Tayo (3xLP) Mob Records 2003
  • Rocker's Delight (12") Fat! Records 2005
  • Breakbeat Bass Vol 2 (CD) Wildlife Dub Passenger 2006

Tracks Appear On[edit]

  • On A Mission (CD) Fire Good (Rennie Pilg... Muve Recordings 2002
  • Ali B Presents Air Breaks (CD, Promo) Reality Dub Air Recordings 2006
  • Ali B Presents... Air (CD) Reality Dub Air Recordings 2006
  • Breakbeat Bass Vol 2 (CD) Wildlife Dub Passenger 2006
  • Breakspoll Presents: Volume 2 (CD) Lovers Rock Super Charged 2006
  • Tayo: These Are The Breaks (CD) Wildlife Dub, Every Ti... DMC 2006
  • Teamplayers (CD, Album) Looking For A Session Passenger 2006
  • Teamplayers EP (CDr, Promo) Looking For A Session Passenger 2006
  • Teamplayers EP (2x12") Looking For A Session Passenger 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tayo Discography at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ Artist: Tayo. Coda Agency
  3. ^ Radio 1 – In New DJs We Trust – Tayo Biography. BBC. Retrieved on 2011-11-22.
  4. ^ RA: Tayo biography. Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved on 2011-11-22.