Hey Everyone! For this weeks Fun Friday interview, we are introducing you to Edward Coombe – our newest Community Intern! Listen to his audio interview below and then continue on down the page for more about Ed!
Hej Ed! Wie gehts?
Ja, gut dank. wie gehts du?
First, welcome to the SoundCloud team in Berlin! Can you tell us what your role entails and what you enjoy most about it so far?
Hey Natalie, thanks! I’m a part of the community team here, so that means working alongside you and the others – Parker, Matt, Marie and David! It’s a cool team to be a part of and I really enjoy being able to engage with users and hear about the million different ways they’ve been using the site. We’re also the ones who get to let everyone know about all this exciting stuff that is happening in the SoundCloud Community, so that’s pretty awesome.
Awesome Ed! Where are you from originally and how was relocation for you?
I’m originally from the UK – I live in a small village in the Cotswolds, most people know my area because Shakespeare was born there. It’s a pretty beautiful place! Relocation was easy because Berlin is a very international place, but I’m still working on learning German – I think I exhausted what I can say on the first question….
What are your favorite things to do in Berlin so far and what do you like about the city?
I love to go out and eat! Berlin has some great restaurants, so i’ve spent a lot of evenings out eating and drinking with friends so far. I’d really recommend Yam Yam – amazing place to go to lunch and it’s a SoundCloud fave!
Yam Yam is indeed “Yum Yum.” So Ed, how were you introduced to SoundCloud?
I first used SoundCloud a few years back when I was trying to find a way to share a new ep i’d put together with the band I was in at the time. Since then i’ve been using it to discover tracks, audio and whatever I stumble across.
What do you like most about being a part of the SoundCloud team?
- It’s really cool working in an office with people from so many different countries. Everyone i’ve met has had a really amazing story of how they ended up here. It’s pretty inspirational stuff.
- I love music, so I can’t think of a better place to be working. I am surrounded by sound every day!
- Club Mate.
What are your favorite sounds you have found while scouring SoundCloud?
This is my all time favorite record label too – http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco so having them on the ‘Cloud is pretty sweet.
Latest tracks by DominoRecordCo
Finally, do you have any fun facts that we should know about?
Well….something everyone always seems to be amazed at is what my parents business is. They run a hotel which hosts something called the Pudding Club. It’s a pretty English thing….more or less you’ve gotta love sweet things….so yeah, I guess you could say I was brought up on pudding!
Fantastic Edward! Thank you for interview, where can we find you on the interwebz?