Katie Knight digs deep into the lives of artists, managers, label managers, publicists, club owners, tour managers, promoters and more, to find out more about how they started out in the music industry, challenges they’ve come across, achievements, opinions, goals and stories that they’ve made along the way.
Welcome to the last episode of season 3 of Can U Put Me On Guestlist! I couldn't think of a better way to finish this season than with one of my best friends in the entire world, Michelle. If you've partied in Ibiza or at any of the biggest festivals around the globe, the chances are you've seen Michelle dance. Michelle has danced for Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Manumission, Ultra Festival, BPM, Music On, the list goes on, and her talent has taken her all over the globe not just to dance herself but also to manage and coordinate other dancers at events.
So with a few drinks (which I so wish could have been in person!), we chat all about the world of dancing, how she got to where she is today, stories she’s made along the way, Ibiza, managing other dancers, the hardest part of being a dancer, working busy schedules and much more.
Our first ever interview together was back in 2013 when we didn't even know each other and since then she has become such a special person to me, so I'm so happy that we did this together and that Michelle is part of the podcast.
Thank you so much for your support this season, I really appreciate it and remember to subscribe to the podcast so you’ll find out as soon as season 4 starts which will be very soon!
Rosanne Janmaat (COO of ID&T)
Welcome back to the podcast! This week I am joined by Rosanne Janmaat who is the COO of ID&T, a Dutch company that has been running since 1992, organizing some of the biggest events in dance music such as Awakenings, Sensation, Mystryland and many many as well as being the co-founders of Tomorrowland.
Recently they organized a Fieldlab test festival in the Netherlands to investigate how events with an increased visitor capacity can take place safely and responsibly during the pandemic. We talk all about how the test went, how it worked and what Rosanne thinks are the next steps for large events to be able to happen again soon. Rosanne became COO of ID&T at the start of 2021, so we also talk about how she found stepping into such a big role at such a difficult time for the entertainment industry.
Find out more about ID&T here: https://www.id-t.com/
This week I am joined by Ali Shirazinia, aka Dubfire. The Grammy Award-winning producer, artist, DJ, SCI+TEC boss, 1/2 of Deepdish, gastronome, wanderlust and level 2 certified Sake professional is just one of those people that you could chat to for hours and hours about so many different topics so I was so excited to have him on. We talk about the beginning of his career, how the last year has been for him and what has kept him busy, his favourite podcasts, meeting people like Madonna and Anthony Bourdain, his great passion for food and so much more!
Jay Forster (BBC Radio 1)
There is nothing that I love talking about more than the fascinating world of broadcasting, so having Jay on the podcast was just fab! Jay Forster is a DJ and producer at BBC Radio 1 where he produces shows such as Danny Howard, Radio 1 Dance Presents and Wind Down Presents. We chat all about how Jay got into the music industry and how his journey at BBC began, some of his most memorable shows that he's produced, some of the shows that haven't quite gone to plan!, his 11-year running radio show House Central, how he's found producing shows from home during lockdown, Ibiza and more!
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This week I get to know more about the incredibly creative Lisbon-based musician, Luis Clara Gomes aka Moullinex. Although music had always been a big part of his life when growing up, before making music, Luis studied software engineering in the fields of astronomy and neurology so in this episode we talk about how these studies have influenced his music, his label, live band and club night Discotexas, the creative process behind his music videos, his beautiful upcoming album Requiem for Empathy and more!
Pre-order Requiem for Empathy here:
Welcome back to Can U Put Me On Guestlist?! Chelina Manuhutu is this week’s guest and what a fun episode it was to record! When I asked Chelina to come on to the show she said “why don’t we record it at the beach?!”. At first I didn’t know how I felt about taking all my equipment down but we did in the end and wow, it was so amazing! We sat on a rock at Sa Caleta in Ibiza, the sun was shining and we just had a real good catch up and a laugh and chatted about a variety of things, from music to baking, putting people on guestlist and more!
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