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David Tea(m) Time with Luke Leighfield

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Luke Leighfield to our team in Berlin!

On Thursday afternoon Luke and I chatted about his SoundCloud story, why he loves Berlin and what his favorite sounds are! Hear his full interview below and continue scrolling for his favorite sounds.

Specifics: Luke Leighfield, Community Support Specialist, originally from England

Fun Fact: Started using SoundCloud in 2009

Likes: Movies, reading books, eating kebabs, passionate about – justice issues, cats, memes, GIFS

Favorite tour stops: Berlin, Germany, Sweden

Does not like: Reggae

Favorite thing about SoundCloud: Nice people, fresh fruit, tempting beer

 Here are some of Luke’s favorite sounds:

You can follow Luke on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/lukeleighfield

If you want to join Luke in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David Tea(m) Time with Hema Manickavasagam

It is Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Hema Manickavasagam to our team in Berlin!

On Tuesday, Hema and I sat under the big tree infront of SoundCloud’s second office in Berlin. We chatted about Hema’s love of exploring, how she got introduced to SoundCloud and I learned that her favorite word is “ice-cream.” Hear her full interview below!

Specifics: Hema Manickavasagam, based in San Francisco, from India, product manager.

Passions: Exploring, reading, watching movies, walking around cities, taking photos, sketching.

Favorite place in Berlin so far: Karl-Marx-Allee.

Favorite sound: The Ocean.

Favorite word: Ice cream!

Best things about SoundCloud: Company culture, developers, WE Hack.

Hema’s favorite sounds on the ‘Cloud:

“The first is a reading of one of my favorite short stories by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. The second is a band from Berkeley, the Fish Tank Ensemble. And the last is a classical Opera.”

You can follow Hema on the Internetz here: http://soundcloud.com/digitalcowgirl

If you want to join Hema in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!

David SoundCloud Speaks #4 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our fourth installment.

 

In this episode, we went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the largest Arts & Culture festival in the world) and spoke to artists, comedians, performers and sound lovers who use sound to express and promote themselves. For more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival please check out edfringe.com.

You can also check out some great audio from the festival and our wrap post via our blog.

SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.

You can hear all previous episodes here.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

(For more spoken word, check out our blog series ‘SoundCloud Voices’)