Rewinding battered cassette tapes with a pen so he could listen to them again in his Sony Walkman, Ike Mann knew from an early age that he wanted to be involved in music. Growing up in 1980s London, where the streets thronged with punks, mods and record shops, it was the emergence of rap and hip-hop that resonated with the most.
Is there anyone that you haven’t worked with that you would like to work with?
Nobody I can think of, but there are many talented people in the music industry that make phenomenal music. The likes of The Dream, Sam Smith, Young Thug and others are people that I wouldn’t mind crossing business paths with in the future.
What have been some of your favorite moments in the business over the last 10 years?
There have been many. The industry is fast paced, so everyone involved has to move with it or get left behind. That for me means the networking, going to shows, taking part in events, attending festivals, flying to certain destinations for meetings; concerts and so on.
Watching things change like the growth of social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube and Instagram is amazing to me.
It’s been eventful. Something new happens almost weekly.
Everyone has their ‘thing’ when it comes to stuff they like to purchase, whether it be holidays, cars etc. Is there anything that is normally first on your shopping list?
Watches and tattoos are my thing. Always been a fan of the detail put into some body art.
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