James Arc

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contakt: j@arcana.global

Years 0-18: Raised on an island in Maine
BFA The New School '15 - "Literary Studies" aka Journalism

Did some internships, one with streetwear brand Mishka
writing about music and copyediting

After graduating, doubled down on music journalism
became a staff writer at Mass Appeal

over 2015-2017 I produced content with artists like
Trippie Redd - Lil Yachty - Sheck Wes - Denzel Curry

went on to freelance for
Bandcamp - Interview - NOISEY + more

got into event production, venue management, and talent buying
via HECK (a DIY venue / gallery I founded) --> NYC venues Knockdown Center and H0L0
2019 I worked doing content production for Splice

additional consulting work with
Adidas - Hood By Air

under my platform ARCANA
I publish short form interviews with underground
labels, collectives, digital streaming platforms
about the how’s and why’s of what they do.

I've been throwing club nights and producing events
involved in NYC nightlife for 5+ years
some personal highlights include:
Princess Nokia on boat in the Hudson River - Bbymutha MoMA PS1 Afterparty
a warehouse fundraiser rave with demolished cars - Berlin club DJ Mechatok's US debut

now?? who knows
i am a knowledgeable trend forecaster in the music and events space
cultural and music journalist
event producer and production manager
all around hard working and creative fellow :)