We get down and nerdy with musicians and sound engineers as they dissect the way rhythms lay down tracks that take language on a ride. Driving syncopated syllables along lines delivered tighter than a Cardi B outfit, we break down how backbeats and funky drumclaps call for creative lyricism, making both words and people jump around.
Charlie Dark is a DJ, creative influencer, Global Ambassador for lululemon & poet. He founded the highly successful Run Dem Crew in 2007, a running collective made up of creative minds that meet to exchange ideas, explore the urban landscape & move.
Charlie creates space for people of all ages to come together, express themselves & explore their full potential. He connects communities, encourages togetherness & provides people with the skills to navigate & survive the daily challenges of life.
Ramesh Krishnan is a sound designer, music creative and DJ. His latest works have been featured at ZER01NE Seoul, The Arts House Singapore, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art and Gwangju Design Biennale. As a founding member of Sistrum, Ramesh was part of the artist-in-residence at the Botanic Gardens for Nature Remixed (2022) and co-produced the highly acclaimed Vel Vel: A Sonic Walk (2021). He is a President’s Design Award recipient (2010).
Susan Rogers has a PhD in psychoacoustics from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum record maker best known for her work with Prince during his peak creative period (1983–1987). She is the first female recipient of the Music Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Contributions to U.K. Music. She teaches for Berklee College of Music. Her book on music listening, This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You, is available everywhere
Will Beale is a poet and singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. At 25 he launched his first poetry book, They Call Us Loud, in Malaysia. The next year, Will represented the state of Victoria at the Australia National Poetry Slam in 2016, performing at the Sydney Opera House. These days, he performs at gigs and literary festivals in Singapore.
His first music EP, Matryoshka, will be released at the end of 2023 with Believe Music.