My name is Steven Walcott. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I own and operate a small independent music label called Engine Studios. I release mostly avant jazz, but I’ve worked in other genres such as indie rock, Afrobeat, and old time string music. I am always looking for unique creative music. My record collection is vast and I feel I’m qualified to review almost any popular genre except opera. My hip hop knowledge is not vast but I still blog about it. I don’t know dick about opera.
I first moved to New York City to play music. While I played music I temped for years all over Wall Street in investment banks. After a band I played in broke up, I was offered a job as a junior syndicate trader at JP Morgan in emerging markets. I worked that gig for 2.5 years, before they discovered my personality was not cooperative enough for their capitalist machinery. I saw a lot of action as a temp on European government bond desks, foreign exchange, investment banking, credit card marketing, back office clearing, and asset management. You’d be shocked at how much they let a temp do.