I've been involved with electronic music since the mid-90s as a DJ, producer, promoter, writer and label owner, running Headspace Recordings and its sister label Emoticon from 1997-2006. Today I continue to DJ and produce, I write a blog and I release records and throw parties as half of The Nuclear Family. More details on these projects below.
By day, I work as a senior content manager at FreeAgent. This follows a stint as a lecturer in multi-platform content production at City of Glasgow College, a seven-year spell at the BBC, where I was a senior content producer for BBC Arts Digital, and a decade as a newspaper sub-editor and production editor. More info on LinkedIn.
A record label, music production and events project founded in partnership with Laurence Hughes in 2014. To date we've released three 12" EPs, recorded a series of DJ mixes, and hosted a number of parties in Glasgow's southside. Follow us on Facebook for events news, on Mixcloud and SoundCloud for mixes, and on Bandcamp for digital releases and mail order.
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.
I started a blog in 2013 to celebrate some of the older tunes from my record collection, from overlooked gems to underground classics. Over the past couple of years I’ve also been spotlighting some newer music, sharing some of my DJ mixes (available via SoundCloud and Mixcloud) and writing some longer-form pieces. Check it out here.