Rare are the artists that dare to innovate; Tado is one of them.
Tado, or Will Furtado, is an independent musician and lyricist hailing from Berkeley, California. Growing up in a small coastal region of Massachusetts, Tado cites his brief stint with the Dem Roots rap crew to have catalyzed his passion for music. Although the majority of his discography remains unreleased, the most zealous fans are known to have access to recordings from his early career.
Lauded by many, Tado's highly-anticipated debut release, Scooby, was a collaborative project with his former roommate and friend, Jinho Shin. Superficially, the track details unrequited love; on a more profound level, it raises the moral dilemma of choosing between what one is truly passionate about, and what one knows will give them economic success.
With a renewed lust for artistry, Tado returns on the eve of his 21st birthday with his sophomore single, Telegraph, this time partnering with Shin under a new moniker: Sappho.
My name is Will and I am junior at Cal studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. I grew up in a small coastal region of Massachusetts and received my International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma from Sturgis Charter School in 2019.
Although my true passion lies within Ramsey Theory, a subset of discrete mathematics, I have been the subject of a healthy bit of seduction from computer science since moving out west; I am fascinated by the ML-driven recommendation engines of Spotify and Netflix.
As of late, I've been working as a Lead Student Instructor for Foundations of Data Science at Berkeley. Previously, I worked as a software engineer for Cambridge Mobile Telematics at the intersection of data science and device hardware. Before that, I was a researcher with Goodly Labs' Demo Watch project attempting to use machine learning to identify patterns of violence within government demonstrations.
As of Late
When not in hot pursuit of the best tacos in New York, you'll likely find me meticulously curating my Spotify playlists, eating the finest bluefin tuna at Inaho, or writing pop songs with far away friend Jinho Shin.
Regardless of the weather, I love to play tennis or run on the Berkeley fire trails. Come winter time, the slopes becomes my top priority; the strongest of recommendations for Corbet's Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Soon, I hope to conquer the Swiss Alps via heli-skiing.
I find relaxation in los versos sencillos of José Martí and Neruda's Poema 20. Their work inspired me to persevere in my quest of Spanish fluency, so much so that I began to dabble with the quill through lines of my own.
Top Three Movies: (in no particular order) Good Will Hunting, 10 Things I Hate About You, Superbad
And there's that one time an unforgiving tree broke my spine, but I'll save that for another day.
Over the past several years, my love for the Spotify platform has grown unconditionally. As a direct result of this obsession, I have become what I will call the Spotify Triple Threat.
Avid Consumer: Raking in well over 250,000 listening minutes on Spotify, it is clear that I know the brand from a consumer's perspective inside and out.
Spotify Developer: Working with Spotify's Web API and the Spotify for Developers platform has allowed me to understand what working backstage is truly like.
Verified Artist: Familiarity with Spotify for Artists and a heightened awareness of the music distribution process prove invaluable when working on features used by top artists today.
Housing Appraisal GLM (Pandas)
Spam Filter (scikit-learn)
Deque API (Java)
Code available upon request for course projects.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me about anything! I'll take any chance I can get to fuel my caffein addiction.
Once I see your message, I'll drop everything to get back to you as quickly as I can.
Please don't hold me to that.
The Triumvirate of Spotify Playlists
Forget this website, get to know me through my music taste. Here are three of my favorite playlists at this moment in time.
Curated for my own enjoyment, available for all to view. I'd called this a fair, albeit limited, representation of myself.