Broadcaster, events curator/co-ordinator and founder of London-based soul disciples, Touching Bass; a musical movement joining the dots between the past, present and future of black-oriented music through dance and discussion.Locked Pro Plan feature
Since June 2016, I've been the host and primary broadcaster for the Touching Bass show on world-renowned, online broadcasting platform, NTS Radio. Starting off as a monthly slot, Touching Bass was quickly upgraded to a fortnightly session as one of the most popular shows on the station. Listeners can expect music from across the soulful spectrum and beyond every other Saturday from 2-4pm, including guest interviews, live sessions and mixes.
Founder of Touching Bass: a movement of London-based soul disciples who hold down a biweekly NTS Radio residency, an innovative discussion/live music series called Speaking In Sound and a regular dance (communicated via texting service) among other creative endeavours with the UK's most respected cultural institutions (inc. ICA, BFI, TATE Britain/Modern, Venice Biennale and British Council). Over the last four years — heavily influenced by the openness of musical institutions like Plastic People — the TB Dance has become a playground for musical exploration. As resident (alongside the four other Touching Bass selectors), I've cultivated a space and DJing style where emphasis is firmly placed on good energy, dance and community above all. An approach unbounded by genre and lead by feeling instead where talented local selectors and heavyweights equally likely to grace the decks. This attitude has steadily taken me further across London and international dancefloors, with a debut Australia/Japan tour in March 2018 and appearances at Field Day (warming up for Erykah Badu), Dimensions (2016/2017), Worldwide (2018) and Brainchild (2017/2018) festivals.
Lead music programmer and events curator responsible for the planning and execution of 70+ live events and broadcasts across the UK, North America, Europe and Asia for the world's leading underground music broadcasting platform. Also assisted in co-ordinating global music policy and lead a number of special projects aimed at the discerned music lover. Between 2015 and 2018, I played a key role in re-shaping Boiler Room’s music programming, introducing fans of the music platform to the likes of Yussef Kamaal (first ever gig), Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Khruangbin, Ezra Collective, Anderson Paak, Donna Leake, Nerija, Nick Hakim, Moor Mother, Oshun, Kojey Radical, Onyx Collective, Moonchild, Farai and many more.
Spent three years studying Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University's award-winning Media School finishing with 2:1 honours.