19 Nov 2018

Meet the Team: Kylie De Vos

I’ve recently moved from Perth, Australia to experience the great weather London has to offer. Jokes. But I did move here to experience the amazing music and nightlife culture, as well as to experience as much of Europe as possible!

Back home, I worked as an Account Manager at an advertising agency and was also involved in the local hip-hop scene as a journalist, event organiser and all round supporter of artists. I am extremely passionate about, as much as I hate the term, urban music (genres including hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk, jazz).

What does your role entail?

My role at Instrumental involves being the day-to-day contact for a number of clients, ranging from music to publishing. I assist them with their research projects, offering solutions and providing strategic advice.

What’s the best part of your job?

Helping my clients meet their objectives and deliver on their requirements. Also working on special ‘bespoke’ projects that are a first of their kind for certain clients, which I definitely can’t reveal too much on...

What did you want to be when you were little?

Believe it or not, I actually wanted to be a lawyer, but I couldn’t bring myself to commit to 6+ years at university.

In your spare time, what do you get up to?

Well, I’ve just moved to London, so at the moment, it's exploring all the amazing places in the city. I also enjoy going to gigs, markets, eating out at restaurants with different cuisines, reading and having a pint at my local in Clapham, with the rest of the Aussies in London.

What’s your earliest memory?

It would have to be giving up my dummy as a toddler/child. It was so traumatising I still remember it to this day!

What is the best gig you’ve ever been to?

Oooooh tough one! I’d have to say seeing Lauryn Hill at Fremantle Arts Centre (in Perth obviously) back in 2014. I’d seen her before and I thought she was terrible, but I thought I’d go see her again. FAC is a great outdoor venue, the weather was beautiful (well it's Australia isn’t it?!), the sound was great and she was just amazing. She is one of the greatest singers and lyricists of this generation, despite all of her controversies.

Which planet in the solar system would you visit and why?

It would have to be Venus cos... you know... men are from Mars and women are from Venus... It’s also the planet related to love and who doesn’t need more of that in their life.

Would you prefer to visit Earth in 2100 or travel back to 1900?

Who knows if Earth will still be around in 2100, with all of the destruction going on! So I’d say 1900, it would be interesting to go back in time and live the simple life.

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