138 episodes

Born in the mountains of Davos, Mission Makers takes you on a fascinating journey into the realms of music, motorsport, and business through the lens of some of the most driven people on the planet. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of success, exploring profound mindset shifts while dispelling common industry misconceptions. The show is hosted by Farah Nanji who is a renowned British musician, journalist, entrepreneur + TEDx speaker.

Follow us at:
@missionmakers
@dj-ninja

For show notes + more visit: www.mission-makers.com

Mission Makers Mission Makers

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Born in the mountains of Davos, Mission Makers takes you on a fascinating journey into the realms of music, motorsport, and business through the lens of some of the most driven people on the planet. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of success, exploring profound mindset shifts while dispelling common industry misconceptions. The show is hosted by Farah Nanji who is a renowned British musician, journalist, entrepreneur + TEDx speaker.

Follow us at:
@missionmakers
@dj-ninja

For show notes + more visit: www.mission-makers.com

    The Rise of Julya Karma

    The Rise of Julya Karma

    What have been some of the most important factors behind the incredible rise of Julya Karma?

    Concluding our extensive coverage of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in 2023, we recorded an episode at the renowned Soho House with one of the music industry's fastest-rising talents, Julya Karma. 

    Based in Brooklyn, Julya’s prowess as a selector and infectious energy in the booth has consistently delivered utter elation on dance floors worldwide, including The Brooklyn Mirage, Time Warp, and Afterlife. Her DJ journey has also seen her appear alongside heavy-hitting artists like Rufus du Sol, Adriatique, Tale of Us, Sven Vath, Dixon, and Mind Against.

    Playing at some of the hottest parties at ADE like Cercle at the W, it was Julya’s first time at ADE and we could feel the excitement pulsating through her sets for this special moment!



    ➤ In this episode, we uncover:



    ✅ The journey of getting signed

    ✅ Musical influences in the Karma household

    ✅ Entering the music industry with zero contacts

    ✅ Representing women as an Afterlife artists

    ✅ The intricacies behind her creative process

    ✅ Balancing the positives and negatives of social media 

    ✅  The impact of growing up in the USA with the EDM explosion

    ✅ How the principles of Burning Man impact her day-to-day life



    ➤ Follow us at:



    Website: ⁠http://mission-makers.com⁠

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠



    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Mission Makers - N1NJA (unreleased)

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠www.dj-ninja.com⁠


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    • 58 min
    The Rise of Julya Karma (Trailer)

    The Rise of Julya Karma (Trailer)

    What have been some of the most important factors behind the incredible rise of Julya Karma?

    Concluding our extensive coverage of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in 2023, we recorded an episode at the renowned Soho House with one of the music industry's fastest-rising talents, Julya Karma. 

    Based in Brooklyn, Julya’s prowess as a selector and infectious energy in the booth has consistently delivered utter elation on dance floors worldwide, including The Brooklyn Mirage, Time Warp, and Afterlife. Her DJ journey has also seen her appear alongside heavy-hitting artists like Rufus du Sol, Adriatique, Tale of Us, Sven Vath, Dixon, and Mind Against.

    Playing at some of the hottest parties at ADE like Cercle at the W, it was Julya’s first time at ADE and we could feel the excitement pulsating through her sets for this special moment!



    Stay tuned for the full drop tomorrow.



    ➤ In this episode, we will uncover:



    ✅ The journey of getting signed

    ✅ Musical influences in the Karma household

    ✅ Entering the music industry with zero contacts

    ✅ Representing women as an Afterlife artists

    ✅ The intricacies behind her creative process

    ✅ Balancing the positives and negatives of social media 

    ✅  The impact of growing up in the USA with the EDM explosion

    ✅ How the principles of Burning Man impact her day-to-day life



    ➤ Follow us at:



    Website: http://mission-makers.com

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠



    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Mission Makers - N1NJA (unreleased)

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    www.dj-ninja.com


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    • 1 min
    Exploring the Tipping Point For Emerging Artists

    Exploring the Tipping Point For Emerging Artists

    What are some of the most important shifts an artist experiences as they break through the music industry?

    Recorded live from Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), we explore the pivotal moments emerging artists navigate to break through. From the quest for the right manager and booking agent to establishing a solid financial foundation, and cultivating a loyal fan base, we dive deep into these essential aspects of an artist’s journey.



    Atish is not only a luminary figure in the music industry with his work on cultured labels and collectives like Anjunadeep and Robot Heart, but he is also the visionary behind the label, Manjumasi, and a highly acclaimed mentorship program that paves the way for future talent.



    Joining the discussion is Saqib, a rising star hailing from Brooklyn, NY, who has been making waves with prestigious releases on labels like Abracadabra and Sol Selectas. Both Saqib and our host, Farah Nanji have been mentees in Atish’s legendary mentorship program, so the conversation felt very synergetic!



    ➤ In today's episode, we uncover:



    ✅ Building the perfect team

    ✅ Unlocking international touring opportunities

    ✅ Balancing multiple jobs

    ✅ Seeking out good mentors

    ✅ Navigating feelings of self-doubt

    ✅ Recognizing the importance of timing

    ✅ Overcoming creative blocks and maintaining a consistent flow of inspiration



    "The breakthrough is when the artist thinks like a CEO" - Atish



    "There are no shortcuts. Success comes from a consistent rhythm of persistence" - Saqib



    ➤ Follow us at:

    Website: ⁠http://mission-makers.com⁠

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠



    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Mission Makers - N1NJA

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh

    Videographer: Amsterdam Dance Event



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.dj-ninja.com


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    • 57 min
    Exploring the Tipping Point For Emerging Artists (Trailer)

    Exploring the Tipping Point For Emerging Artists (Trailer)

    What are some of the most important shifts an artist experiences as they break through the music industry?

    Recorded live from Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), we explore the pivotal moments emerging artists navigate to break through. From the quest for the right manager and booking agent to establishing a solid financial foundation, and cultivating a loyal fan base, we dive deep into these essential aspects of an artist’s journey.



    Atish is not only a luminary figure in the music industry with his work on cultured labels and collectives like Anjunadeep and Robot Heart, but he is also the visionary behind the label, Manjumasi, and a highly acclaimed mentorship program that paves the way for future talent.



    Joining the discussion is Saqib, a rising star hailing from Brooklyn, NY, who has been making waves with prestigious releases on labels like Abracadabra and Sol Selectas. Both Saqib and our host, Farah Nanji have been mentees in Atish’s legendary mentorship program, so the conversation felt very synergetic!

    ➤ In tomorrow's episode, we uncover:



    ✅ Building the perfect team

    ✅ Unlocking international touring opportunities

    ✅ Balancing multiple jobs

    ✅ Seeking out good mentors

    ✅ Navigating feelings of self-doubt

    ✅ Recognizing the importance of timing

    ✅ Overcoming creative blocks and maintaining a consistent flow of inspiration



    "The breakthrough is when the artist thinks like a CEO" - Atish



    "There are no shortcuts. Success comes from a consistent rhythm of persistence" - Saqib



    ➤ Follow us at:

    Website: http://mission-makers.com

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠



    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Mission Makers - N1NJA

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh

    Videographer: Amsterdam Dance Event



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.dj-ninja.com


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    • 2 min
    The Art of Negotiation Between Agents and Managers with Leticia van Riel + Jon Sax

    The Art of Negotiation Between Agents and Managers with Leticia van Riel + Jon Sax

    What are some of the most impactful negotiation strategies leading agents and managers use that set the stage for success?

    Recorded live from Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), we delve into some of the hidden conversations that take place behind the scenes between agents and artist managers with Leticia van Riel and Jon Sax.



    Leticia van Riel is the owner of LvR Management, managing the techno artists ANNA and Wehbba. She is also an artist manager at Graphite, where she works alongside Ben Turner on the management of Richie Hawtin and Sama’ Abdulhadi.



    Joining her is Jon Sax from Liaison Artists, who represents an impressive roster of renowned artists from ANNA, Victor Ruiz, Pan Pot, and Guy J among others.



    ➤ In this episode, we uncover:



    ✅ The enigma between agents + managers

    ✅ How fees work at after-parties

    ✅ The factors that influence artist fees

    ✅  Securing the most in-demand gigs

    ✅ What makes the artist-manager-agent relationship thrive

    ✅ What a typical trip to ADE looks like for a manager + agent

    ✅ Managing careers with finesse + maintaining the integrity of the artist's vision



    "A manager's secret weapon is the artist's work ethic" - Leticia van Riel



    "Video content tells a deeper story than any email or phone call. " - Jon Sax



    ➤ Follow us at:

    Website: http://mission-makers.com

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠

    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Infinite Being ft Deepak Chopra - N1NJA (unreleased)

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh

    Videographer: Amsterdam Dance Event



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    www.dj-ninja.com


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    • 56 min
    The Art of Negotiation Between Agents and Managers with Leticia van Riel + Jon Sax (Trailer)

    The Art of Negotiation Between Agents and Managers with Leticia van Riel + Jon Sax (Trailer)

    What are some of the most impactful negotiation strategies leading agents and managers use that set the stage for success?

    Recorded live from Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), we delve into some of the hidden conversations that take place behind the scenes between agents and artist managers with Leticia van Riel and Jon Sax.



    Leticia van Riel is the owner of LvR Management, managing the techno artists ANNA and Wehbba. She is also an artist manager at Graphite, where she works alongside Ben Turner on the management of Richie Hawtin and Sama’ Abdulhadi.



    Joining her is Jon Sax from Liaison Artists, who represents an impressive roster of renowned artists from ANNA, Victor Ruiz, Pan Pot, and Guy J among others.



    ➤ In tomorrow's episode, we uncover:



    ✅ The enigma between agents + managers

    ✅ How fees work at after-parties

    ✅ The factors that influence artist fees

    ✅  Securing the most in-demand gigs

    ✅ What makes the artist-manager-agent relationship thrive

    ✅ What a typical trip to ADE looks like for a manager + agent

    ✅ Managing careers with finesse + maintaining the integrity of the artist's vision



    "A manager's secret weapon is the artist's work ethic" - Leticia van Riel



    "Video content tells a deeper story than any email or phone call. " - Jon Sax



    ➤ Follow us at:

    Website: ⁠http://mission-makers.com⁠

    Twitter: /dj_n1nja

    Soundcloud: /dj-ninja

    Instagram: ⁠⁠/missionmakers⁠⁠

    ➤ Credits:

    Audio: Infinite Being ft Deepak Chopra - N1NJA (unreleased)

    Producer: Farah Nanji

    Co-Producer: Maahika Singh

    Videographer: Amsterdam Dance Event



    ➤ For show notes + more on our host visit:

    ⁠⁠⁠www.mission-makers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠www.dj-ninja.com⁠


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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Music4eva!! ,

So good

I love this podcast and the way Farah challenges her guests!

Adamkay3 ,

A great listen

Really thought provoking and a great array of topics discussed. Making my way through them all!

Anusha Ar ,

Insightful and innovative ways of being

Farah presents practical, change maker and varied content. The drive, depth and heart of Mission Makers brings innovative and upbeat content. Would highly recommend. A+++

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