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. In her sets, she aims to fuse genres, blending breakbeat, jungle, acid, electro, IDM and leftfield techno with more polyrhythmic and arhythmic varieties of dance music. Her approach to dancing and DJing is a meditative one, and she aims to move people physically and spiritually, creating an experience for the mover that is both embodied and transcendent, terrestrial and extraterrestrial. She is affiliated with the Chicago-based collective Walking and Falling, a mentorship program created by Smartbar residents for female-identifying and nonbinary DJs. She currently curates their mix series.