Roger TaylorRequest Talent
For music enthusiasts around the globe, Roger Taylor requires no introduction. Best known as drummer of the iconic British band Duran Duran, some may be surprised to know that his career as a DJ began over a decade ago. When he’s not performing with the band to sold-out crowds all over the world, Roger can be spotted DJ’ing alongside Louie Vega at the Blue Marlin in Ibiza, in the notorious penthouse bar The Boom Boom Room in NYC and the legendary Spy Bar in Chicago.
While on break from the band in the early 90’s, Taylor and a friend teamed up to produce music and DJ together. They released a string of underground dance records, culminating with “Love Is Like Oxygen,” which was a Top 10 hit on the U.K. dance charts.
For the past few years, Taylor has had a residency at London’s celebrity hot spot The Met Bar, performing for the likes of Slash (Guns N’ Roses), David Gray, Marilyn Manson, and Joaquin Phoenix, just to name a few.
Taylor sights influences stemming from long nights in New York’s infamous 80’s dance clubs, such as Danceteria, The Limelight, and Area – aswell as the now legendary Rum Runner Club, where Taylor formed Duran Duran with John Taylor and Nick Rhodes.
Frequent trips to club mecca Ibiza over the years have also cemented Taylor’s love for dance music. Hearing DJ superstars such as Frankie Knuckles, Carl Cox, and Danny Tenaglia, left resounding effects on the music that shapes his sets today.
Having been with Duran Duran since the beginning, Taylor is an integral part of the 70 million records sold, 18 American hit singles & 30 UK Top 30 Tunes. His passion for electronica played a key part on their new album, Red Carpet Massacre, while in the studio with Timbaland, Nate ‘Danja’ Hills and Justin Timberlake.
If Taylor’s success as a drummer with Duran Duran is any indication of what is in store for us when he hits the decks, revelers on dance floors all over the world are in for a real treat.
Specialty: Corporate events and headline DJ guest spots at international nightclubs and lounges. Electronic drumming with DJ.
Style: Playing an eclectic mix of Rock, Hip Hop, various forms of House, up-to-the-minute dance tunes and even a bit of 80’s Electro, Taylor always delivers scintillating sets that keep dance floors pumping.
Client List: Residency at Met Bar in London. Guest DJ at Boujis.
Most recently, Taylor was part of Louie Vega’s residency at the Blue Marlin in Ibiza not only as a guest DJ, but also part of an impromptu electronic drumming session while Mr. Vega was on the decks.
Produced underground dance records, culminating with “Love Is Like Oxygen,” which was a Top 10 hit on the U.K. dance charts.