This project would be awfully quiet without a massive amount of help from a good friend Kat. She helped out by being my sonic guru, lugging recording equipment across London and mixing all the Musical Views sound.
Katherine started playing the violin at the age of six. She quickly progressed though exams and scholarships to leading local and county orchestras, defining her style as a soloist and improving her skills as an orchestral player. Before heading to London at 18 to study Hispanic Studies at Kings College London, she was leader of the Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra and also played for the Humberside County Youth Orchestra, Yorchestra in York, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Independent Schools Association String Orchestra.
She began to combine her classical training with dance music, her other musical love, and helped set up small independent dance label SB White in 2008, which began to release several tracks. Her track ‘Do It All Night’ under the pseudonym Triptec, was well received by London’s dance scene and was played out by several artists at clubs like The End and Fabric. On the back of launching the label, she started up a series of parties around town to help promote the music that was being released.
Taking a break from party promoting to concentrate on developing her production skills, Kat completed the Advanced Music Production Techniques course at CityLit which gave her a good foundation in mixing and engineering methods, and this new knowledge encouraged her to set herself up as a freelance music consultant and events coordinator. Although her love of making dance music hasn’t disappeared, she is now interested in offering her mixing skills for all genres.