would you say the underground music scene has changed in London since moving
from Canada in 1991?
Digital and social platforms have changed everything. The way we consume and experience music has become much more immediate and disposable. Our communal spaces for enjoying music together have diminished and in turn so has community. But I’m an optimist and look forward to seeing what the inevitable response to all of this will be. That’s one of the most exciting things about London. It’s a catalyst for creativity—movements are started here. Watch this space!
If we were to grab your phone and look at your playlists right now, what would probably be the most played track?
Black Spade / Something in the End feat Iman Omari
Where do you frequent for musical and cultural
inspiration in London?
I’ve always loved visiting Somerset House—they have a great range of exhibitions (I love when 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair take over) and they cultivate some amazing artists across all disciplines in their studios.
You have some serious eclectic artists featured on your WorldwideFM show Emerald Tablet -whose been your most exciting guest yet?
I’ve been fortunate to have some incredible guests on my show but I really enjoyed my time with Mad Professor. He’s been in the game for decades and released literally hundreds of records and is still passionate about what he does. He’s also one of the gentlest, most humble people. I also loved having Equiknoxx—the killer crew from Jamaica. Their organic and open approach to creativity is inspirational. You never know what they’re going to do next.