French/Italian national, adopted Londoner and a little bit Japanese. Currently based in New York City, with previous stints in Nice, Milan, Tokyo, London and Brussels. I am a writer and journalist with a passion for words, music and the internet and over ten years experience in the publishing industry across various positions.
Deep down though I am just a nerd who loves working with words and likes to try his hand at different things. I am currently writing a book about the history of modern hip hop and electronic production. I also have a tendency to mutate languages and a penchant for food and travelling.
Over the years I have worked as a copy editor for a national newspaper, written for and produced a variety of B2B and B2C
publications, managed website content for medium and large companies, written a fair share about hip hop and electronic music, taught English in Japan, raised money for the victims of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake, founded and run a non-profit arts and culture project and built websites. The one constant in all this has always been working with words, music and technology and how the three intersect and complement each other.
I am available for freelance and contract work, free trips, payola of various sorts and death threats. And no you can’t comment anywhere on this site because comments are evil. If you need to contact me click here. If you want to threaten me Twitter will probably get you the swiftest response.
An up-to-date CV of all my experience can be found on LinkedIn. Below are some highlights from my portfolio of work over the years:
I’ve lived and worked for clients around the world. This international experience and a multi-cultural upbringing inform my world view and the work I do.
Past and present clients and employers include The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, FACT Magazine, Intel UK, Electronic Arts, Red Bull, Resonance FM, Warp Records, VICE, Medium and SPIN.
Most of my recent and current music writing can be found on FACT magazine, RBMA magazine, the Bandcamp Blog, Boiler Room and Medium. I’m also writing a book, ETA 2015. Some of my older writing is archived on this site.
Previous radio appearances have included dublab in L.A and Tokyo, RBMA Radio in NYC, NTS in London, and Radio Citta del Cappo in Italy.
Services I offer include consulting for content and web projects, writing, editing, content production and management, web project management, multimedia production and distribution and event organising.
I’m available for freelance and contract projects, whether remotely or working from an office. I am currently based in New York City, as such my office availability is constrained to the city/state and all major cities that I can commute to from NYC.
Please contact me directly for specs, quotes or anything else you may have a question about.
Another year gone by. Time to reflect on one hand, and time to get moving on the other. Kept things ticking in the last quarter of 2015 with a new column at the FADER, which has been great fun to write, and a handful of features and profiles I’m really happy with, especially the Houseshoes […]
Summer’s gone and I still haven’t got it together to properly tackle the mountain of work that is the book in front of me. So instead I keep chipping at it by writing various features for magazines that are just a way to force myself to transcribe and put down the ideas in my head. […]
My good friend Neil Cantwell, alongside the BBC’s Nick Luscombe, is working on a new project called Japan Sound Portrait: an attempt to crowd source a sonic portrait of the country by asking residents to submit recordings of their favourite sounds. In turn they will work on creating sonic maps of Japan in […]
Earlier this year I got the opportunity to go to Los Angeles and shoot a documentary for FACT TV about Daddy Kev’s Cosmic Zoo studio. It was an eye opening experience in terms of learning how to tell stories in video, as opposed to words. The same logic applies, the same investigative and research processes, […]
Not sure how I feel about the fact that it’s summer already. There’s always that voice lingering at the back of my skull telling me I should have done more, that this book project is slipping out of my control and it’ll end up consuming me. Then again, I look back at everything I did […]