We begin our month long coverage of Phonica’s 8th Birthday… Kicking things off with a Soho teaser mix

As you are all very much aware Phonica’s 8th Birthday is just under a month away.  This is already one of the most talked about and anticipated events of the year.

A month ago we gave you the announcement of the full line up and Plain and Simple are very happy to announce that we’ll be bringing you coverage of various headliners such as Visionquest, Benoit & Sergio, Soul Clap, Heidi, Joy Orbison, Matt Tolfrey, Phonica head honcho’s Simon Rigg, Soho and of course the label itself, to whet your appetite in the next few weeks.  We’ll bring you the best up to date news in the form of: interviews, guestcharts, exclusive podcasts, features, profiles, reviews on any new releases the artists have coming up, previews of the venue you’ll be lucky enough to spend the night partying in, and of course the opportunity to win tickets to this amazing event.  If you head over to our facebook fan page and check the events section for the Phonica event.  We are running a comp to win tickets right now – all you need to do is click you are attending.. Simples!

The celebrations are taking place in all 3 arches of Great Suffolk Street’s Warehouse in London Bridge.  Phonica be joined in their arch by a ridiculous line up consisting of: Joy Orbison, Soul Clap (Wolf+Lamb), Simon Rigg (Phonica), Soho (Phonica / Culprit) and The Vangelis (Phonica).  Over in Arch 1 the Leftroom boys Matt Tolfrey and Sam Russo are cooking up a storm with the Visionquest crew (Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtis), Benoit & Sergio (Live).  And.. (wait for it.. ) if this wasn’t enough to make you drop to your knees, and Heidi will be bringing her The Jackathon sounds to Arch 3 alongside Mathias Kaden Deetron Waifs & Strays

For this our first edition of what’s to come we bring you a 1 hour deep-bumpy-techy-hair on the back of your neck raising-teaser mix from Phonica’s Soho to start the prequel
edition off (we cannot be responsible for dislocated necks from all the head nodding to this little beauty).. ENJOY!

Soho Profile:

Soho has steadily established himself within the london underground scene. born& raised in the middle east, growing up in a region not really known for its pioneering electronic sound, yet he was still able to find music that would inspire him within his parents record collection..an avid collector of music from a young age, everything from pop through to jazz, disco, rock and hip hop..as a vinyl purist it was a natural progression for soho to move on to spinning records in 1999. Since then his eclectic dj sets have been a mixture of deep, groovy, house & techno as well as everything in between!his sets are always catered for the right moments, either for a warm up set or at peak time.

Making a move to london in 2003 to go to art school and study photography,but also to submerge himself into london’sunderground nightlife and pursue his passion for music…strating out as resident of the Multi Vitamins collective, along side other established artists like; Cesar Merveille, Argy, ekkohaus, arnaud le texier&the Italoboyz, to name a few. Now you can catch soho regularly playing all over London, either as a resident for phonica records, or at east end warehouse parties, or manning the turntables at various other London venues.

Not only satisfied with dj’ing soho has also been working in the studio creating his own blend of house &techno. pressing his tracks on established labels like kailash, multi vitamins and safari electronique as well as a few digital labels. he has been lucky to see his productions charted by djs ranging from RyanCrosson to raresh&marceldettmann.

Presently soho is an employee of london’s own phonica records and continues on his musical ventures providing the dance floors with the material which makes your hips shake and your ears taste the exquisite goodness.

Promo Links:



LWE presents Phonica 8th Birthday Party
Saturday 1st October
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
10pm to 6am

Arch 1 – Leftroom
Benoit & Sergio (Live)
Matt Tolfrey
Sam Russo

Arch 2 – Phonica
Joy Orbison
Soul Clap (Wolf+Lamb)
Simon Rigg (Phonica)
Soho (Phonica / Culprit)
The Vangelis (Phonica)

Arch 3 – Heidi Presents… The Jackathon
Mathias Kaden
Waifs & Strays

£12.50 / £15 and £20
and in-store at Phonica Records

And afterparty at Cable with Jaded, 5am-1pm