Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Joshua Blackwell is using his creative direction skills to help promote l*ghtw'rks, a music collective and newly launched record label which he co-founded in 2013.
l*ghtw'rks' brand of music – inspired by the audio pioneers of Chicago and Detroit – has been gaining critical acclaim locally and further afield. The group have an established following in Berlin, where they host a regular radio show on Etikett Radio.
"I have founded l*ghtw'rks with two of my greatest friends, so I enjoy a similar freedom to Factory's creative director."
l*ghtw'rks currently operate as a podcast station, releasing weekly guest mixes from up-and-coming local DJs and internationally known names.
This month, the collective celebrated their first birthday and EP release at popular Bretonside music venue White Rabbit.
Further all-vinyl releases are planned for the near future.
Listen to l*ghtwo'ks "contemporary jazzy sounds" via: soundcloud.com/l-ghtwrks