Blasé Vanguard (BLZVNGRD) is a music producer and multi-genre DJ based in Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom. Popular event brands such as A Little Louder UK, SKINT LDN, Milkshake, Propaganda and Electric Monkey have booked him at venues including Juno Bar, The Alibi, The Nest and XOYO in Shoreditch, The Warehouse in Tottenham Hale, The Camden Barfly and O2 Academy Islington. He has also performed at Student Union events at the University of East London, Goldsmiths University, University of West London and Brunel University. In 2017, he has been featured on UK internet radio stations such as Radar Radio and Wired Radio at Goldsmiths University, where he had a weekly live broadcast named "LOVELOVELOVE". In Trinidad, he has played for promotions such as Hakwai Clan, Children of the Coup, Spectrum Events, CDM Generation, Africa Film Trinidad and Tobago (AFTT) and Bass Yard, moving crowds at venues from Roll to the Big Black Box, Euphoria Lounge, 51 Degrees Lounge and the Brian Lara Promenade. A well received DJ set at a 2015 Bass Yard led to his production talents being featured on projects such as Meiling's Night Women, as well as 3Canal's BLK JAB, freedom.com and 'Dutty Angels'. Facebook.com/blahzayvanguard
• Scouted and liaised with independent and emerging artists (discovering, monitoring, studying trends/progress etc.) with a specific view to sign the most promising, exciting writers into Rhiza Music's Publishing arm in order for Rhiza to help promote these artists through a network of digital jukeboxes and background music systems. • Managed historical records for the publishing of the intellectual property of artists signed with Rhiza music and actively sought out music synchronisation opportunities for said intellectual property.
• Managed public relations for the record label through musical and non-musical online social media platforms as well as managing press release promotions for upcoming musical releases on the label. • Scouted and liaised with emerging, independent artists as an Artists and Repertoire (A&R) representative of the Studio Rockers record label.
I was proficient in hospitality, customer service and entertainment at the Liveart Bistro from the company's official opening, working there regularly from May to August 2012. • Managed stock levels of food items and merchandise for the purpose of maximizing sales. • Managed customer service communication and professional public relations services via telephone, emails and social networking. • Curated musical and visual content to embellish overall atmosphere and aesthetic of the Liveart Bistro's establishment. • Designed promotional visual content to effectively attract customers e.g. Menus, Flyers, and Press Releases. • Created and regularly coordinated a series of music, spoken word and open mic events for the company, both during and beyond my regular tenure at the company until January 2014. My tasks included designing graphic promotional content, procuring entertainment talent and leading promotional campaigns through social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter) in order to achieve target attendance numbers.
Music Industry Management and Music Technology