Recently, Emerald joined JD and New Balance for the ultimate campaign shoot. Taking time out of her busy schedule juggling radio, decks, stage and screen, we managed to steal 5 mins of her time for the low down on her career!
How did you get in to what you do?
It took a long time! I did a lot of DIY presenting videos, DJ’d a lot for mates and was working many a job at the same time. I was DJ’ing and presenting for free a lot of the time. I owe a lot to a friend who saw the hard work I was putting in, got me to record a radio demo and sent it off to a few stations. Rinse FM was the first to get back and they really put a lot of faith, time and effort into training me up.
What has been the biggest high of your career so far?
In 2018 I was MIA’s tour DJ, hype girl and did some backing vocals. We toured around the world. It was literally a dream come true for me!
What makes you independent and unique?
I try to just stay true to what I genuinely like, not being swayed by hype and clout, etc. It’s hard sometimes because it can go against the grain and could be a bit left field. But I think it’s incredibly important.
What advice would you give to others?
Have patience. That’s something I still struggle with, ha! But it’s important. And get to know your craft inside and out. Study the technical stuff, get really stuck in, put the time in. Be thirsty and keen to learn all the time. Educate yourself.
How have the people around you helped you get to where you are today?
I would be nothing without people supporting me. It gives you the energy that you need. My family, friends and strangers who show love and support will never know the huge impact they have on my life.
Watch this space…