Co-founder Fatcat Records
Dave Cawley is one of the founders of FatCat Records. FatCat started life in 1989 as a record shop specialising in Detroit and Chicago based techno and house music. It soon established itself as a home for the first wave of UK electronica scene, supporting acts such as Aphex Twin, Black Dog, B12, Evolution and so on. The store closed in 1997 and the label was formed in its place. Now in its 18th year, the label has a firm ethos of championing new and undiscovered artists. With offshoot imprints 130701 Records, Split Series, Splinter Series and Palmist Records, the label has cultivated a musically diverse and rich catalogue of releases from such artists as Sigur Ros, Animal Collective, Frightened Rabbit, Vashti Bunyan, Mum, Max Richter , The Twilight Sad, Honeyblood, Hauschka, Dustin O Halleran, Nina Nastasia etc.
“I am passionate about Brighton and the creativity that exists here. With regards to radio what I am most excited about is that anyone can create their own radio show and share it with the world, platforms such as Mixcloud have made the process so simple and accessible. On another level online radio stations such as NTS show how innovative radio programming is thriving. Looking at the list of speakers at the event I am sure it will be an inspiring day of creative conversations”.