Chosen for RA's

"Best of January" 


Walking & Falling Mix Series

Taylor Bratches (formerly Talien) seeks to explore and transmit an emotional experience through sound. A lifelong poet and dancer, her relationship to rhythm is intimate and ever-evolving. After spending many years invested in the US and global techno scene as a dancer and raver, she pivoted towards DJing when her mentor, former Smartbar Chicago resident Sassmouth, taught her to spin vinyl. She then teamed with Sassmouth, DJ Kiddo, Ariel Zetina, and others to form Walking and Falling, a mentorship program for female and nonbinary DJs. She taught DJ workshops and curated the W&F mix series for several years, before changing course to focus on her music journalism for Resident Advisor and her own DJ craft. She's since shared a bill with notable artists such as Eris Drew, Octo Octa, Powder, Mike Servito, Mija, Louisahhh, and others. Her sets aim to fuse genres and find hybrid spaces, by blending acid, electro, dubstep, DnB, jungle, broken techno, IDM, bass and more. She aims to move people physically and spiritually, creating a dance floor experience that is both terrestrial and extraterrestrial. 



November 12 2021 / Vertebrae with Lauren Flax & Taylor Bratches / The Lower Level / Boston, MA


October 14-17 / Dirtybird Campout Festival with Too Short, Carl Craig, Gene Farris, Damian Lazarus, VNSSA, Ivy Lab / Modesto Campgrounds CA


October 10, 2021 / Nocturnal Alternate Reality with Sassmouth, Taylor Bratches b2b Mr. Frick, Ponyrock / Mile High Spirits / Denver, CO


September 24 2021 / Mary Droppinz & Taylor Bratches / Electric Playhouse / Albuquerque NM

September 17 2021 / Vertebrae with Taylor Bratches, Coffintexts, BR-1 / Providence, RI


May 14-17 2021 / Dirtybird CampInn Festival with Claude Vonstroke, 2 Live Crew, DJ Holographic, Tokimonsta & More / Avanti Palms Resort, Orlando, FL


March 11-14 2021 /

Dirtybird Women in Music Festival with Mija, Anna Morgan, Lauren Flax, Barely Legal / Virtual


Friday, Saturday, 18-19 Dec 2020 /

Acid Camp Virtual VPN Takeover


Saturday, 20 Jun 2020 /
The Bunker Pride with Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Mike Servito, DJ Minx, Lauren Flax, ADAB at ​Livestream / Streamland


Fri, 17 Apr 2020 /
Mysteries Of The Deep – 9128.Live Weekend Takeover at ​Livestream / Streamland


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 /
Spontaneous Affinity Release Party at ​Bossa Nova Civic Club / New York, USA


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 /
Distrikt1: Kudeki, Taylor Bratches at ​Bossa Nova Civic Club / New York, USA


Sat, 31 Aug 2019 /
Dominion: Dimi Angélis, Taylor Bratches, Auspex at ​Bossa Nova Civic Club / New York, USA


Tue, 06 Aug 2019 /
Body Music Therapy with Taylor Bratches at ​Nowadays / New York, USA


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 /
Walking & Falling Welcomes Powder / Kiddo & Sassmouth / Taylor Bratches at ​smartbar / Chicago, USA


Sat, 25 May 2019 /
Neptunian Influence: Detroit Brunch 2019 at ​McShanes Irish Pub / Detroit, USA


Thu, 28 Feb 2019 /
Body Music Therapy, Love Potion Edition at ​Black Flamingo / New York, USA


Sat, 16 Feb 2019 /
Serotonin with Neurotic Drum Band / Taylor Bratches / Synapse / DA Book at ​Halcyon The Shop / New York, USA


Fri, 01 Feb 2019 /
Broke City: DJ Wawa & Taylor Bratches at ​Jupiter Disco / New York, USA


Sat, 22 Dec 2018 /
The One Off: Taylor Bratches / Steve Noah / Just Jace / more! at ​The Sydney / Nebraska, USA


Sat, 10 Nov 2018 /
Winter Cabana Warming Party at ​The Lot Radio / New York, USA