The Jukedeck Watchlist

At Jukedeck, we often end up watching a selection of videos over drinks on a Friday and love discovering the videos shot by Jukedeck creators.

There are so many imaginative people with passion topics out there, we never know what we’re going to see next! And we want to start sharing some of this diverse content with you.

So here it is, the first Jukedeck Watchlist…a showcase of some of the artists who film their talent in action and create their soundtracks with Jukedeck. Whether it’s painting, sewing, or digital art, there is somebody out there to watch, learn from, and be inspired by. 

Amélie Berton

Amelie Berton - artist portfolio 2015

Amélie Berton

Amélie Berton Photography - speed edit - Dancing the Dreams...

Paul Richmond

Female Model Nude Oil Painting Time Lapse demo, figure from the back - Studio Sneak Peek 13

VamosART

Hole in the Hand, Drawing Cool Trick Art

Clara Nartey - Artist

Stitch the Sketch Episode 5 (Thread Sketching)

That’s all from us for now. As ever, if you want to chat or provide feedback on Jukedeck, get in touch at hello@jukedeck.com

Introducing three of the team

In the past few weeks the Jukedeck office has been enlivened with the presence of three new faces. Between them they play six instruments, and their arrival injects the team with fresh doses of funk, pop and jazz experience. They’ve already made an impact on our music, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.


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Kevin Webster

Software Engineer, Music Composition

Pedigree: PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, and over three years of postdoctoral research experience in the UK and Germany. Former department head at Tech Music School (now BIMM London).

Musical Background: Nine years in the music industry as a composer, arranger, performer and educator. Plays organ, piano and keyboards, and has a particular penchant for funk grooves.

Vinyl of Choice: John Martyn – Solid Air


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Matt McVicar

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD, M.Sci and M. Res in Engineering Mathematics from the University of Bristol, focusing on Machine Learning for music analysis. Spent two years in academia at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and Columbia University in New York, the latter on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Musical Background: Registered guitar tutor, with a double grade 8 (both with distinctions) in electric and acoustic guitar. Has played in various function bands over the past ten years.

Vinyl of Choice: Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy


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Eliza Legzdina

Operations

Pedigree: Previously worked as an Executive Assistant at a London financial technology startup. MA (candidate) in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. BA in Music & Technology from University of East Anglia.

Musical Background: Operatic performance scholar at university and was also part of a contemporary jazz ensemble. Dabbles with the piano, and is a published backing vocalist and ex-choir girl. Loves (and produces) soul, RnB and hip-hop.

Vinyl of Choice: Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu

New faces, more music

Here at Jukedeck, music is at the heart of our team. Each one of us is is either a composer, instrumentalist, singer, producer or DJ – some even claim to be all five! 

We talk, play and share music; if you ever swing by our office, you’re likely to find someone playing the piano or mucking around on the drum machine.

Above all, we’re always learning from each other, so it’s great when fresh talent joins the team. And in the past few months we’ve welcomed a host of new faces, all of whom add something exciting to the mix. Take a moment to meet them.


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Srikanth Cherla

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD (candidate) in Music Informatics from City University, London, focusing on applying Machine Learning to the analysis and synthesis of musical data. Over three years in industry, applying machine learning and signal processing to both musical and non-musical applications.

Musical Background: Guitarist with a particular interest in playing Rock and Heavy Metal music. Performed extensively in the Hyderabad rock scene during his undergraduate years, as part of his band, Insomnia.

Vinyl of Choice: Soft Machine – Third


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Katerina Kosta

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD (candidate) in Music Informatics from Queen Mary, University of London, focusing on applying Machine Learning to the analysis and synthesis of musical data. BA in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a degree in Piano from the Filippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens.

Musical Background: Pianist, composer and singer, who has performed in a large number of chamber music groups, bands and choirs.

Vinyl of Choice: Pink Floyd – Animals


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David Trevelyan

Software Engineer, Music Production

Pedigree: PhD in Physics, MSc in Physics with Distinction and a First-Class MEng in Mechanical Engineering, all from Imperial College London. Professional composer and producer, with work published by three record labels.

Musical Background: Jazz pianist and guitarist, with a deep love of music technology. Co-founded the Imperial College London Music Technology Society.

Vinyl of Choice: Herbie Hancock – Headhunters


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Nicolas Chausseau-Gaboriault

Software Engineer, Music Composition

Pedigree: Degrees in Musicology from the University of Montreal and Software Engineering from Concordia University.

Musical Background: Classical and jazz pianist. Has also played in a rock band and composed electronic music compositions for short films, art pieces and videos.

Vinyl of Choice: Com Truise – Galactic Melt


Jason Storey

Web Developer

Pedigree: Full stack developer specialising in Node.js, Javascript, HTML5 and interaction design, as well as the production of digital artwork. Spent 6 years working as a software developer for Unruly Media and video-sharing app, Vyclone. Outside the office, he contributes to and maintains many open source projects, several of which are tools for composers and built on the web audio API.

Musical Background: Plays piano, guitar and percussion, and studied classical composition at the Academy of Contemporary Music and jazz composition and audio production at Birmingham Conservatoire. Is an Apple Certified Logic Pro engineer as well as a composer and guitarist in a 6-piece band signed to Rogues Records.

Vinyl of Choice: Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel

Silent music

Amidst intense media speculation, Jukedeck today announced the release of a new genre of music: Silent.

“People have been demanding silent music for months,” says Jukedeck co-founder Patrick Stobbs. “And while distilling the essence of muteness and encoding it into a Macbook Pro was tough, we’re delighted today to be able to offer it to them.”

The company cites as its inspiration 4’33”, a piece by mid-twentieth century composer John Cage. “We’ve taken what Cage did and tried to build on it,” explains Stobbs. “If you listen carefully you’ll hear direct references to his work, which we’ve run through our machine learning algorithms to concoct what’s hopefully an incredibly personal, meaningful brand of silence.”

Jukedeck user Lynn Hodgson commented, “In the riotous cacophony of the modern world, I thought that silence was something money couldn’t buy. I was wrong.”

Head to jukedeck.com and select the ‘Contemporary’ genre to create your own silent track of music.

 

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