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Tom Wright

Writer

Personal Brief

Tom Wright is a Freelance writer and Equality & Diversity officer, who commits himself to various work around the Cambridge area.

 

Over the last two years, he has been involved in a vast range of different projects including a documentary on Perceiving music, a short film on Aspergers and worked as a sound operator on a short film called House for the BFI Film Academy.

 

Tom has been involved in TV Studio Projects. One of which was a forty five minute political programme, in conjunction with the elections earlier this year. Himself and his colleague Hollie were responsible for creating the opening titles.


Tom is pursuing a Print Based Media course and writing for The Print Magazine, FRIPE MEDIA and is also involved with Core Radio Cambridgeshire. Tom enjoys writing “merry” anecdotes about personal endeavours (Nightclubbing...brilliant). But is willing to write about anything - except sport.

Artists on your radar, shout them out!

I am paying a lot of attention to Grime production, which has reached global popularity.

 

Since 2009, I have been studying Grime music and its roots. I am a vivid fan of Ruff Sqwad and Wiley productions, as they have a bitter, melancholic sensation about them. Wiley is the godfather, his beats are arctic (*cough* eskibeat) and abundant in bizarre drum patterns and harsh synths. However, Grime has recently fell victim to the mainstream and in the process; lost its grain and grit (or grime). This isn’t so true though, various producers have took an interest into the Grime sound, and have created interesting music with it.


Slackk is a prime example. A liverpudlian producer whose releases are authentically grimy, laden with aggressive bass lines and an array of panning hi-hats, claps that create a sense of claustrophobia in the production. My highlight of his work is the militant Shogun Assassin (Failed Gods EP), a cacophony of fanfare-esque drums and infuriated brass instruments.

Which is your number one location - and what's it best for?

Cambridge. one hundred percent.

'Getting creative', what's it all about?

It's essential that you think outside the box, come up with deranged, idiosyncratic ideas that will surprise people. 

It is crucial to allow other's to speak up, their views are as important as mine no matter who they are.

Your Life, Right Now - what's the soundtrack?

Organised Noises primarily.

 

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Electronic Music: Really.

What is your idea of a jolly good time?

Basically people-watching, I can sit for countless hours in a public space and move my eyes around like a washing machine, observing the different shapes that come past me.

 

Trying to understand older music, I am destined to dig deeper and deeper into music to learn more about it.

What happened the last time you were a complete disgrace?

I went home and gave my self a good talking to. Out Loud, and at three in the morning.