You already know what it is: Miles Davis. The FADER is first and foremost a magazine about emerging music, but lately we haven’t been able to escape the mystical, mercurial spectre of the man: his name’s been coming up in our interviews as an influence on musicians-emerging musicians-across a range of genres. At the same time, though, there’s a kind of pernicious silence around the music of the man himself… a kind of fundamental lack of digging on the dude-as if wilding out and/or getting twisted and/or making crazy love to his musical vision wasn’t a fundamental experience we all need to have. Because ours is a magazine that prefers to suggest rather than merely dictate, we reached out to musicians we respect and asked them to share an experience with a Miles Davis song or album. If the responses came in as a multivalent conversation about the life and legend of the man then perhaps that might be one angle on Miles’s legacy-a legacy that’s very much alive.