Founder of female-centric @wxmb_2, LUCiD has been spreading her wings rapidly throughout the UK, as well as reaching as far as Germany, Croatia, Thailand, Singapore & even Uganda.
Spotted by London party heavyweights @percolate_music in early 2016, she was given a slot on their stage at @secretgardenparty and has since played a number of well known events & festivals including @glastofest, @gottwood, @festivalnumber6, @futureboogierecordings, Percolate, @loveintfestival + many more.
Although best known for her acid tinged disco/techno sets, as showcased on @balamii, Lucid’s show on Brighton based @1btnradio covers an array of genres, from reggae to ambient, soul, jazz and everything in between, which has seen huge numbers tune into her shows every month. Her knowledge of this multitude of genres is only growing, having worked at famed record store @sounds_of_the_universe for over 5 years.
Lucy is particularly passionate about women’s rights and equalising the music industry. Having become fed up with repeatedly seeing male dominated line-ups, in 2017 she created a female only DJ database which has now reached nearly 10,000 people and continues to be shared and updated, with promoters regularly consulting her for the latest and best female DJ’s for their events.
Around the same time, LUCiD joined forces with Petra Kluk to create WXMB 2, a music and arts platform to showcase female talent. Already creating a huge buzz within the industry and press, WXMB 2 is now curating festival stage takeovers, global events and a support network for 1000s of womxn.
Each week we will be taking a dip into the crates and minds of some of the digging scenes most prolific collectors.
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First record purchase and where you bought it?
“My first ever album was the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, given to me by my dad when I was about 7. When I saw the vinyl in a car boot sale about 10 years later I had to get it. It has been hanging on my wall ever since. (I now have a playing copy too!).”
What are your earliest musical influences?
“My mum and dad for sure.. My dad was a hobbyist DJ and had thousands of CDs. He was always playing us kids music and dragging us to CD stores! We lived in Singapore so records were a nuisance in the heat. He’d had to leave all of his in the UK.”
What is one of your favourite pieces of sleeve art and why?
“This is hard as there are so many amazing choices! Dr John – ‘The sun, Moon & Herbs’ stands out, I love the mystical figures depicted on the front, and more recently Emma Jean Thackray’s album ‘Yellow’ is beautiful.”
7 inches, 10 inches, or 12 inches?
“They say size doesn’t matter, but I am a long song kinda gal and I always prefer records that are 12” and play at 33. More to enjoy!”
Your birthday track….
“Don’t leave me this way – Thelma Houston”