In this episode of The ONE ON ONE, “Hardstep” Mike Taylor takes us on a historical Go-Go journey that expands 36 years. When it comes to Go-Go music, my guest today is one who has been embedded within the fabric of its existence for the past 36 years. A gentle giant in a game with a resume unmatched by many. Yet you can never tell by the humbleness of his demeanor. From the beginning stages of Black Love to Experience Unlimited to Little Benny and The Masters to 4 Sho to Familiar Faces to Let it Flow and more, his passion for the culture can not be denied. Carrying on his back his contributions to such hits as Oooh La La La, DaButt and Cat In The Hat, and a very unique nick-name that derived from 100% of energy his that gives on the stage, please welcome Mr. “Hard Step” Michael Taylor.
Kato Hammond is an American musician and journalist. He is the owner and creator of Take Me Out To The Go-Go, Inc. (TMOTTGoGo), editor and publisher of Take Me Out To The Go-Go Magazine, executive producer of TMOTTGoGo DVD Magazine, and webmaster of TMOTTGoGo.com and creator of TMOTTRadio.com. Take Me Out to the Go-Go Magazine gains attention from outside media outlets for its designation as 'the official gateway to a Washington, DC music culture.' Such magazines as Vibe have made Kevin Hammond and Take Me Out to the GoGo Magazine a significant source of information about the go-go music culture. His history as a musician includes performing and recording with the go-go bands Pure Elegance, Little Benny and the Masters, and Proper Utensils, as well as serving as music director to such bands as Fatal Attraction. View all posts by Kato Hammond