Tom Churchill

Producer, DJ, writer, editor

Bio & projects

Bio

I've been involved with electronic music since the mid-90s as a DJ, producer, promoter, writer and label owner. I co-founded and ran Headspace Recordings and its sister label Emoticon from 1997-2006, and I’ve been one half of The Nuclear Family since 2014. Today I also host a monthly radio show and produce video tutorials on music production. You’ll find more details on these projects below.

By day, I work as a lead editor in the content team at FreeAgent. This follows a brief stint as a lecturer in digital journalism at City of Glasgow College, a seven-year spell at the BBC, where I was a senior producer for arts content, and a decade as a newspaper sub-editor and production editor. More info on LinkedIn.

Projects

Music production

I've been making my own music for as long as I can remember. Over the years I've released records on DiY Discs, Nordic Trax, Deep Depatures, 2Sox and A Colourful Storm, as well as on my own labels, Headspace and Emoticon. My full discography is here, and much of my back catalogue is available on Bandcamp and the major streaming services.


YouTube channel

At the end of 2021, I started producing videos of short live jams based around my growing modular synth setup. I’ve also made a series of longer, in-depth tutorials focused on production techniques, patch breakdowns and creative ideas for Eurorack. Watch them here.


The Nuclear Family

I co-founded this record label, music production and events project with Laurence Hughes in 2014. We released three 12" EPs, recorded a series of DJ mixes and hosted a number of parties in Glasgow's southside before the pandemic. Our releases are available digitally on Bandcamp.


Nothin' But Magic

From 2013-2020, I ran a blog that celebrated some of the older tunes in my record collection, from overlooked gems to underground classics. I also used it to share my DJ mixes (available via SoundCloud and Mixcloud) and some longer-form written pieces from my freelance journalism days. Check it out here.