Dominic Nelson-AshleyCultural Explorer, Film Soundtrack Composer, Record Producer, Remixer, International Festival Performer, Vintage Synthesizer Lover, Digital Sound Artist, Published Article Writer, New Artist Developer, Award Winning CEO…to be continued.
With half his ancestors being from Sierra Leone the vibrant West African country founded by the first freed slaves and the other half being descended from the Arawaks,original inhabitants of the caribbean, Dominic Nelson-Ashley was always destined to have a unique perspective on music, creativity,culture, innovation, business and life. With a music career spanning more than 20 years that has seen him regularly creating new music in places as diverse as Sierra Leone, Sao Paulo, Havana, New York, Buenos Aires and Sydney, composing for film, writing articles on songwriting for EMI publishing, helping develop new artists such as 2009 Mercury Music Prize Winner Speech Debelle, performing live at festivals with his band of international musicians - and being the originator of an award winning social enterprise, He is more in demand than ever.
His music and productions have been heard on Universal records, BigDada/Ninja Tune, Sky TV, BBC Radio, Channel4, playlisted on Galaxy FM as well as having his club-friendly tunes being played internationally by Ministry of Sound/Hed Kandi DJs at venues such as Eden, the newest superclub in Ibiza.His latest Music Projects have seen him going back to his musical roots by drawing upon his Sierra Leone, Afro-caribbean and Arawak heritage as well as his love of jazz, funk and analogue synthesizers. Composing and recording have taken place in Brazil, Freetown (Sierra Leone), British Virgin Islands, Cuba’s capital city, Havana and most recently, South Africa.
In 2011 He set up Good Voodoo to expand his repertoire of work and business in a new venture to encompass producing bespoke compositions and audio for the ever increasing media industry as well as creating new cultural theatre. Only the future knows what will come next for this creative genius. All we know is that it will be interesting. The journey continues.