Hi there! Thanks for the interview- can you say “hi” to everyone in your native language?
You are from the land down under, right? How did you end up in Berlin?
Pretty randomly. I hopped on a train a few years ago and haven’t looked back!
How did you get introduced to SoundCloud?
A couple of years ago a friend sent me the link to his track on the ‘Cloud, and it really struck a chord with me when I noticed I could find track IDs through the timed comments. It’s such a relief to bury those: “you know that song, it’s like ‘daaa baa baa’, with drums?” conversations.
What is your favorite sound?
The opening of a can. It’s audible refreshment.
and Jai Paul is always nice to listen to.
What sound do you hate?
Chewing. I even hate listening to myself chew, which is pretty inconvenient.
If you had 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
Where’s my phone?
What’s your favorite German word?
Begeistert. It means ‘excited’, but I think it sounds so much more exciting than ‘excited’.
How is it working at such an International and diverse office?
It’s great! Being surrounded by so many diverse skills sets is really inspiring, and a good reminder of how diverse SoundCloud’s users are. Plus it’s the perfect place to carry out some in-depth cultural studies, like whether or not the mint flavour of American Girl Scout Cookies is really that much better than the coconut…
Why do you think someone should apply to SoundCloud?
Because we get to eat excellent pizza and play ping pong in the basement! Not to mention the opportunity to help shape the future of sound… that’s pretty cool, right?
What do you like most about Berlin?
There’s a guy who often walks around my neighbourhood dressed as a medieval knight and no one bats an eyelid. I love that.
What are your favorite sounds on the cloud?
Damn, that’s like choosing my favourite jelly belly flavour. There are way. too. many. Right now I’m listening to a lot of Alle Farben mixes, but there will always be a special place in my heart for cringey Italo Disco. The kitchen table will hate me forever, but it was hands-down my musical highlight of 2011.
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