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.
I host a monthly show dedicated to deep electronic music on Radio Buena Vida, a community internet radio station that broadcasts across the globe from the window of independent record shop Some Great Reward in Glasgow’s Govanhill. The full archive of past shows is on Soundcloud.
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.
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.
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.