From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, jazz and soul before moving to the UK where he currently resides, Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy has become a standard bearer for the contemporary beats scene.
Through a steady stream of productions filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops, he has won fans across the world, including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and countless others. With his second record Let’s Take A Trip recently released on tastemaking label First Word Records, he has professed to “asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues”.
His ventures for Bonafide Beats number 93 cover all the bases from funk and soul to hip-hop and jazz. Dip in below.
Return To Forever – Light As A Feather
Cesar Camargo Mariano – Litoral
The Blackbyrds – Life Styles
George Duke – Reach For It
Parliament – Theme From The Black Hole
Stro Elliot – Off The Wallstreet 93bpm
Karizma – It’s Your Life
Tall Black Guy – Beware Of The Groove Feat Mario Sweet
Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)
George Duke – Festival
Earth, Wind and Fire – Clover
Brian Auger – Voices Of Other Times