DLMDD, the sonic branding agency, has appointed the prolific musician, creative and co-founder of the legendary London Contemporary Voices, Anil Sebastian, as its first Creative Director.
Sebastian’s experience speaks for itself, with performances and collaborations with a host of artists including U2, Alt-J, Sam Smith, Joss Stone, Nitin Sawhney, Laura Mvula, Lewis Capaldi and Imogen Heap, among many others.
Collaboration projects also include performances at The Beatles BBC Radio 2 Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Special, The Proms, Later…with Jools Holland and runway shows with fashion brands including Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger.
Sebastian will bring these unique music and brand experiences to the role and will be responsible for developing DLMDD’s creative philosophy and product across all aspects of the business, while delivering the creative vision and output for clients.
Championing unheard voices
During the pandemic, Sebastian has continued to work in championing seldom heard voices with a series of ‘Big Sings/Listens’ with Imogen Heap, trans activist and poet Reece Lyons, Basement Jaxx and Manu Delago in support of Citizens of the World, Black Lives Matter and PRIDE.
This project includes founding the UK’s first professional Transgender and Non-conforming choir with its inaugural performance at The Shakespeare Globe.
Greg Moore, Co-Founder and Production Director at DLMDD, comments: “Anil is one of the foremost creative forces in the UK music scene with a philosophy completely aligned with our own.
“Having worked together for a number of years we couldn’t be more excited Anil is joining the team.
“Anil’s appointment as Creative Director will bring a unique perspective and creative vision to the projects we are working on, whilst widening our talent network to include more of the world’s leading musicians, artists and composers.”
Sebastian added: “We absorb sound into the deepest parts of us – it can resonate, motivate, disrupt, bring us together.
“In our rapidly evolving world, sound itself and how we hear it is also changing. The way this paradigm shift is being shaped at DLMDD excites me hugely.”