Wednesday 9 March  |  2pm - 4pm | Online

Emerald

DJ and Broadcaster

An interview with one London’s hottest young tastemakers. Emerald's reputation has grown as a broadcaster is growing quickly with shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra and a regular show on Rinse FM. Emerald will talk through her career working with the likes of M.I.A as her Tour DJ and Hype women

About

Emerald is a 27-year-old DJ and broadcaster with one of the most wide-ranging genre knowledge bases, and a sound rooted in UK bass driven club music, Emerald’s dedication to breaking the newest talents across a wide spectrum of scenes positions her uniquely in UK music culture. Whether it’s through her presenting as host of the Drive time show on Rinse FM, her experimental DJ sets and drawing on championing unsung heroes, break-out producers and pioneering talent,

Emerald has a keen ear for the rare and exceptional. Emerald’s passion for the culture in its myriad forms has made her a recognised rising talent and creative force, breaking new artists to fans and brands alike. Emerald’s career has been on an eye-catching trajectory since joining Rinse FM five years ago, co-presenting before moving up to her own daily Drivetime broadcast. Emerald’s versatility has allowed her to branch further into presenting and hosting across music, travel, fashion and food.

From hosting in depth interviews with artists, to presenting a bite size cooking series for BBC Good Food online, to being hand-picked to present and inform a 5-part documentary series called ‘Greatness’ for Kyra TV.

Following interviews with M.I.A on Rinse, Emerald was asked by the icon herself to help curate and open up for M.I.A’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank in 2017. The relationship quickly developed into Emerald being her permanent tour DJ & Hype woman throughout 2018, playing everywhere from London to Los Angeles, South Africa & Australia and curating the playlist for Burberry at 2019’s London fashion week.

Also passionate about equal representation in working environments, Emerald is a regular speaker on panels and in talks for Women in Business amongst initiatives such as Smirnoff’s ‘Equalising Music’ campaign.

Emerald’s reputation as one of London’s key rising tastemakers and broadcasters continues to grow with Emerald selected as one of BBC Radio 1XTRA’s new monthly residents of 2020/21 and radio show & party ‘Afters’ on Rinse. Curated by Emerald, ‘Afters’ seeks to capture those magical twilight moments, found after the party, back in the intimate confines of friends’ living rooms when your selector mates hop on the decks for impromptu back to backs.

Continuing to push through the brightest of homegrown talent across multiple genres, always associated with credibility and a pure love of music in all its forms, Emerald’s mix of curational ability, attitude, presence and intelligence define her uniquely in a talented young London’s scene.

Interviewed by Justin Turford

Justin Turford has over three decades in the music and art game with singer, DJ, record label boss, producer, journalist and event manager just some of the roles he has played over the years. He is currently a resident on radio stations (as Ex-Friendly) across the globe and editor of a successful online magazine he runs as part of the Truth & Lies Music collective who also curate, manage and DJ for events at Houghton Festival, BBE, Africa Oye and Wigflex City Festivals. He is also struggling to write a book.

Important: Sign-ups are only valid with your Confetti or NTU student email address. Compulsory group students do not need to book.

COMPULSORY GROUPS: DS20-2, DS21-3 and DS21-4, FS21-1  to attend online

This session will take place online via Zoom.