Nick Luscombe, 55, is a radio presenter, DJ and recording artist from Plymouth, England. Involved in various projects, from the Royal Society of Arts to Otocare, a music and well-being initiative, he is also A&R for the London-based label, Nonclassical. His recently curated compilation, “Fieldwave, Vol. 2,” which focuses on field recordings taken by various artists from across Japan, is out Nov. 5.

1. When did you first get involved in music? When I first got my hands on my parents' old 45s and record player. I was 11 when I started buying my own records with my pocket money.

2. What was the first record you ever bought? Giorgio Moroder’s “From Here to Eternity.” It kick-started my passion for futuristic electronic music.