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The Team

Sharooz Raoofi - Founder

Sharooz Raoofi


Sharooz is a DJ / producer with a string of releases and remixes under his belt. He has remixed acts such as Moby, Robyn and Kings of Leon, and released on labels such as Fools Gold and Modular. His DJ schedule has taken him all over the world. As a sound designer he has worked with Steinberg, Korg and Arturia. He is a published songwriter signed to Universal Music and EMI, with tracks appearing recently appearing in the Palme D'Or nominated film Rust & Bone. Sharooz is also co-founder of the Beatport-owned Sounds To Sample and Attack Magazine.

Israel Medina - Senior Product Manger & Sound Designer

Israel Medina

Senior Product Manger & Sound Designer

Israel Medina is a sound designer and lead product manager at Sample Magic. As a sound designer, he has worked with Korg, Arturia, Elektron and Steinberg. As a sound designer, Israel has worked extensively with Sample Magic over the years, specifically focusing on chillwave, lo-fi and other indie/DIY genres. Israel is a published songwriter having tracks featured on Portlandia, Black Mirror, VICELAND and FOX sports.

John Kunkel - Product Manger & Sound Designer

John Kunkel

Product Manger & Sound Designer

John Kunkel is a producer and sound designer based out of Los Angeles, California. As a sound designer, John has worked with Sample Magic for more than eight years, releasing nearly 30 sample packs and dozens of preset banks. As a senior product manager, he has worked alongside some of the industry's best sound designers, overseeing the creation and completion of hundreds of sound libraries. In his spare time, he enjoys singing, songwriting and producing for his band, The New Division.

Niall Hoban - Head of Formatting

Niall Hoban

Head of Formatting

Niall is a Manchester-born, producer, sound designer and DJ and is now based out of Queens, New York. His musical output has varied from Drum and Bass, Broken Beat, House and 2-Step. He has produced a number of successful releases and continuously looks to improve as an engineer and producer. He is working on a new project which he will release in 2020, highlighting some of his newly refined production skills. He’s also received support and recognition for his productions from Toddla T, Swag, Gilles Peterson, and Benji B, among others.

Enda Harte - Social Media Manager

Enda Harte

Social Media Manager

Of Irish decent, Enda Harte is an enigma. Growing up closely surrounded by electronic music, Enda secured his debut releases at the age of 19. Since then electronic music management and securing results have become an obsession for the young protégé. Now residing at Sample Magic, Enda also manages & runs independent record labels La Bombe & Void Records as well as running his own startup artist management firm, First Order Management.

Andrew Pearce - Formatting & Tech Support

Andrew Pearce

Formatting & Tech Support

Andrew has been studying music and technology seriously for 7 years now, with a focus on cutting edge sounds and tools. Inspired by contemporary artists such as Floating Points, Burial and James Blake, his musical output consists of ambient, garage and downtempo, with a recent foray into modular. Naturally a tech-head at heart, Andrew has composed for mixed media productions such as virtual reality and film, as well as experimented with ambisonic and binaural works. Andrew is currently completing his debut EP due to be released in early 2020.