Yamen Mekdad is a producer, DJ and radio host based in London. His interests in field recording, archiving, radio and grassroots organizing have led him to found Sada Sound Syndicate, Sawt of the Earth and Makkam artists collectives. He is a frequent contributor to a number of radio stations, including Root, Balami and AlHara Radio, and was a producer of DanDana podcasts on SOAS Radio. Yamen is currently co-producer/curator of the Syrian Cassette Archives, a web based platform that preserves the Syrian cassette era as well as curating and producing SACF’s (Syrian Arts and Culture Festival) music programme. Yamen has performed and collaborated with various artists/art institutions both in the UK and internationally.