Creative professional with over 17 years of experience producing and managing original content across medium, platforms, languages and industries.

Currently based in Los Angeles following time in New York City, London, Tokyo, Milan, and Brussels.

Habitual proofreader. Incessant fact-checker.

Things I’m doing

Wrote a book about bedroom beats and b-sides and how we got from DJ Shadow to Flying Lotus. Read the preface and pre-order here. Drops November 2020.

Working on some things related to the book. Moving back to Europe. Figuring out how to manage living in this world.

Label manager for Dub-Stuy Records, a Brooklyn-based soundsystem music collective.

Things I’ve done

Worked as Head of Moving Images for Yadastar* North America, a creative agency best known for the Red Bull Music Academy.

Written about music and culture for The FADER, FACT Magazine, VICE, Red Bull Music Academy, Medium, The Japan Times, and other international publications.

Co-founded Original Cultures, a non-profit arts organizations based in Bologna and dedicated to connecting cultures through art via events and music releases. 

Produced and recorded an album in Morocco.

Managed the Red Bull Music Academy lecture archive between 2016 and 2018, making over 400 interviews with modern music luminaries fully available online in both video and text format for the first time.

Produced Nihon Kizuna, the first music compilation from within Japan to raise money for victims of the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. We raised over $30,000.

Produced videos including short-form documentaries, performances, lectures and social videos for FACT and Red Bull.

Tour managed hip-hop/electronic artists Kidsuke (UK/JP), Jealousguy (JP) and Shigeto (US) in Europe.

Hosted and produced Turntable Radio and Rhythm Incursions, specialist music radio shows on Resonance FM in London and on the web (back when Real Time audio was the thing and podcasts were just starting).