Rami Haykal is the Co-Founder and Talent buyer at Popgun Presents, and Co-Owner of Glasslands Gallery.
Brooklyn, New York
What is your morning ritual?
Opening Soundcloud and walking to work with songs from my feed playing.
Who are the people you interact with the most?
Cameron Hulk (he’s our bar manager), people from our office and an agent that goes by "Mr Grumpster."
Why New York?
Moved here at 17 from Genoa, Italy. It’s been hard to leave, as everything is always in continual change and you get a chance to meet some of the most interesting and creative people in the world.
What is your hustle?
Looking for memes.
What is art to you?
A carefully thought out piece of a person on a medium.
What lesson did you learn the hard way?
Growing up quicker than other people my age.
Favourite career memory?
WU LYF at Glasslands
What advice would you give yourself 12 months ago?
Less garlic, more onion.
Who do you consider an inspirational person in your life?
Simon Henderson, wise man who I seek advice from every now and then.
What music do you listen to at home?
Anything soothing, sounds of the forest and sea.
If you could provoke change in any area of the music business, what would it be?
I wish that agents saw the acts they take on their roster, before booking them. There needs to be more care and time put into building the talents career.
If you could go for a beer with anyone (alive) whom you have yet to encounter, who would it be?
Jiro Ono, from Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
In your life right now, what is one thing that baffles you?
Bank frauds and people forging checks.
Photography by Isaac Rosenthal
Creative Direction by Beatrice Hurst