about me

Hi, I’m a freelance journalist. I mostly write about electronic music from around the world and how club cultures intersect with other ideas, art and politics.

Since August 2020 I’ve been the host of Relevant Parties, a podcast about great independent record labels. I also have a monthly show on Threads Radio playing fine new club music. Occasionally I DJ.

I’ve hosted live interviews and panel talks at Tate Modern, CTM, Red Bull Music Academy, Somerset House and other venues and events.

I’m a co-founder of Clean Scene, a climate action collective exploring alternative futures for the dance music community.

I previously hosted Top Flight on Red Bull Radio, a weekly show highlighting global club movements from around the world – you can listen to some of the archive on Mixcloud.

Before I went freelance in 2017 I was a commissioning editor at FACT Magazine. Subediting and proofreading are also in my repertoire if you’re looking for someone who’s handy with a red pen.

I have a master’s degree from Goldsmith’s University, where my research interests orbited things like embodiment, technology, capital, networks and the ethics of the spectator.

If you’d like to get in touch, send me an email: chal dot ravens at gmail dot com

photo by Schiko

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