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In September 2015 I co-founded Orphan Records, a small independent record label in South London. We are currently in the process of releasing an EP for an up and coming electronic duo named FKL. Through the label we also organise a successful club night in South East London every other month in which we invite DJs we admire to play creative and challenging takes on different genres of electronic music. I am involved in the complete process including booking artists/venues, designing/distributing posters, writing/emailing press releases, social media promotion, as well as working at the night itself ensuring everything runs smoothly. This has also given me the opportunity to liaise with some of England’s most well respected artists, having hosted them at our club nights. These include legendary producers Tim Goldsworthy (Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture), Dave Okumu (Jessie Ware, The Invisible, Gwilym Gold), New York duo The Golden Filter and most recently Mica Levi aka Micachu of Micachu and the Shapes.
Managing a team of two initially, which grew as the workload and time pressure increased, to four and as much as eight in the final weeks of the contract. Responsible for receiving, processing and organising all of the physical materials sent for the festival from global agencies. The festival received just over 40,000 entries this year, of which between 15-20,000 included physical materials which were sent within the two months leading up to the festival. As my role was newly created this year I was responsible for devising and implementing a strategy for organising the large volume of materials received. Liaising with other managerial staff from across the company about any issues with materials and resolving these issues accordingly. At the festival itself, myself and a colleague were given the task of managing the setup of the exhibition, in which 10% of all the work from the festival is displayed for anyone attending the festival to view. This was a massive task which involved arranging for over 1,000 pieces of work to be printed, organised, labelled and displayed systematically throughout the exhibition space.