Emerson Tavares is a prominent hip hop drummer hailing from Toronto. We asked him a few questions to see what he’s about.
How long have you been drumming for?
I’ve been drumming for about 9 years now pushing 10 Right now
What have you been working on lately?
I’m working with Camm Hunter From DWW we got some shows coming up next month.
Your mixtape featured electro as well as hip hop, are there any other genres you dabble in? Any hardcore rock?
Yea I grew up playing rock music listened to bands like the red hot chill peppers, rage against the machine, stuff like that wasn’t really into hardcore metal growing up, not a fan of double kick..
How many takes do you need to put together a remix?
when I’m putting a remix toget in all honestly I hear it in my head Nd then I just do it. I’ll record 3 takes played through. Then I pick which 1 I like more outta the 3 takes.
What are some records you’ve played on?
I’ve played on a bunch growing up being in a band and all bit a big record I’m proud to be apart of is a record called SuperBangerWockeez. The dance crew the Jabbawockeez has an album called Prism and that records on it.
Any exciting memories/stories as of late worth sharing?
Man I got a bunch of stories, maybe the next interview I’ll get into more detail with that
Any upcoming shows?
upcoming dates I’ll be performing with Camm Hunter
dates may 8th London May 15th Toronto May 23 Montreal
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The collection was iconic in the truest sense of the word. Intended for photo moments. As valuable gazed upon as the model whom is adorned by it. Remarkable, memorable, and most significantly, mindful of the times.