Anyone even remotely familiar with the world of records and vinyl will be aware of Soho’s leading wax supplier, Phonica Records. While the store holds a temple-like status amongst vinyl fiends, the shop is also responsible for providing a platform to some of the most prominent artists in electronic music, including Palms Trax, Anthea and Hector to name a few. With a slew of prolific artists starting their careers in the retail of records, Phonica’s latest export, Luther Vine, has rightfully been selected as Egg LDN’s new resident DJ alongside Kyle E.
Raised in East Sussex, before studying in Manchester’s acclaimed Chetham’s School of Music, Vine made the move to London to explore music technology and what the dance music scene had to offer. Immersing himself in an endless amalgam of worldly sounds at Phonica while teaching himself to mix records, Vine explored the technicalities behind underground music by embarking on further studies of music production and engineering in the city. Following a string of shows throughout London shortly after, the young producer made a name for himself as one to watch in the close-knit electronic community.