ARTIST AMBASSADORS

STEVE MACKEY

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Steve Mackey is a producer, musician, music director and film-maker. He has produced records with artists including Arcade Fire, M.I.A. and Florence & The Machine.

A graduate of Royal College of Art London, he joined British Art Rock band Pulp in 1988. Their 1995 album Different Class is widely acknowledged by critics internationally and gained recognition as both a Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello Award winner on its release. Pulp released seven albums and many other releases during the 25 years they played together, selling over 10 million records.

Committed to collaborating with practitioners in other fields, his sound designs have accompanied the work of many artists including Damien Hirst and Rachel Feinstein.

As a Music Director he has worked closely with fashion designers Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford. He was a Curator of Music for Frieze International Art Fair and has participated in exhibitions and installations at Museum of Modern Art New York, The Louvre Paris and The Minsheng Shanghai.

Film collaborations include projects for Aphex Twin and Warp records and musical contributions to the soundtracks of films by Oscar winning directors Alfonso Cuaron and Danny Boyle.

A native of Sheffield, he lives and works in London.

EROL ALKAN

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Erol Alkan has many different guises; DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host, and each with great success.

His fundamental understanding of alternative and pop music has earned him acclaim as one of the world’s foremost remixers, nudging the likes of Tame Impala, Connan Mockasin and Metronomy further onto the dancefloor.

It has been over a decade since Erol Alkan shuttered his still dearly missed weekly London club night, Trash, at the peak of it’s popularity. Through his label Phantasy, Alkan’s singular creative vision has borne the most satisfying fruit in the music of others. Beginning as little more than a singles club for friends in 2007, it has since released music from the likes of Daniel Avery, Connan Mockasin, Ghost Culture, Babe Terror and Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers, as well as Erol himself. Thinking outside of the perspective of a label head, Phantasy, entrenched in Alkan’s home city of London, is seen as a collaborative community effort by its founder.

ANITA BLAY

Anita Blay - Restore The Music UKAnita Blay was born in Hackney, East London, to Ghanian parents. Her first foray into music was at the age of 17, songwriting, recording and performing at a production house in North London with acts including Plan B and Amir Amor from Rudimental.

In 2009, under the moniker Cocknbullkid, she signed to Island Records, releasing her debut album Adulthood in 2011.

After joining Trevor Horn’s prestigious Perfect Songs roster in 2013, Anita co-wrote the Neon Jungle debut single Trouble for RCA, which went on to become a Billboard Top 10. Not only did secure numerous worldwide synch placements including Dancing With The Stars and the world famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, it also catapulted Anita into the pop writing elite circles of the UK music industry, resulting in cuts on the Little Mix international smash single Hair featuring Sean Paul and a OneRepublic cut which became the soundtrack to the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.

Anita’s USP is her diversity. As well as being one half of boy/girl duo Antony and Cleopatra (Universal). She has written for many dance acts including Elderbrook, LDRU and Motez.

KARA MUKERJEE

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Kara has worked at the intersection of music technology & artist digital marketing for over 14 years, for major and independent record labels.

She has managed digital marketing & projects for global frontline artists and catalogues – varying from The Beatles, Jean-Michel Jarre, Paloma Faith, Bring Me The Horizon, MØ, The Who, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Professor Green, Yungen, Blue Note Records, Decca Records, and more…

She has also acted as Head of Digital at Sony Music UK’s RCA Records, led product strategy and technical development for streaming subscription services at Universal Music UK, and managed the developer-facing aspect of EMI UK’s groundbreaking openEMI initiative.

STEVE STACEY

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Former senior designer at Sony Music, Steve Stacey has established himself as one of the premier graphic designers working within the UK music industry today.

With over a decade’s experience, Steve has built a portfolio of bold and distinctive design work covering a variety of disciplines including art direction, typography, branding and illustration.

He has worked on campaigns for a diverse range of artists from Manic Street Preachers to Calvin Harris, Miles Kane to Olly Murs, Lou Reed to Will Young.

He is a visiting lecturer in Graphic Design at Winchester School of Art and lives in South West London.

DANIEL DONSKOY

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Daniel Donskoy was born in 1990 in Moscow, USSR. He is a musician and actor, known for iTV’s Victoria, German UFA’s Sankt Maik and BBC Four’s Detectorists.

From the age of five, Donskoy began playing piano, sang in various choirs and taught himself to play the guitar.

From 2011 to 2014, Donskoy completed acting and musical education at the Arts Educational School, London, where he earned a bachelor degree in musical theatre. In 2019 began to release his own music under the moniker DONSKOY and collaborated wit the jewellery line Couturie to fundraise for Restore The Music UK.

Donskoy lives between London, Berlin, Tel Aviv.