Creative professional with 20 years of experience producing, managing, and promoting original content across platforms, languages, and industries in B2B, B2C, and agency environments.
Currently based in Bologna following time in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Tokyo, Milan, and Brussels.
Habitual proofreader. Incessant fact-checker. Alleged author.
Things I’m doing
Working on various projects related to my book, Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip-Hop and Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century. You can read the book’s preface here and order directly from the publisher (best for UK and EU orders, for NA and ROW orders the book is available from all good stores, and the not so good ones too). These projects include a podcast and explorations into creating resilient archives for modern music history (inspired not just by the book but also my time working on the Red Bull Music Academy archive).
As a first instance I’ve put together a public document cataloguing music-related archives of potential use to journalists. This document is being hosted as part of the Music Journalism Insider newsletter, and I’m now working on turning it into a usable standalone website.
Undertaking a master’s degree in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge at the University of Bologna, with a focus on archiving. Learning to do old things in a new way, new things with the experience of old. Most of my projects for this are hosted on my GitHub.
Label manager (part-time) for Dub-Stuy Records, a Brooklyn-based soundsystem music collective.
Hosting All Tomorrow’s Archives, a radio show on Bologna’s Neu Radio.
Volunteer with theLAnd magazine, looking after editorial, newsletter, and social bits.
Figuring out how to manage living in this world.
Things I’ve done
Wrote a book about beat culture at the turn of the century.
Managed the Red Bull Music Academy lecture archive between 2016 and 2019, making over 400 interviews with modern music luminaries fully available online in both video and text format for the first time.
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.
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.
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).