A UK classic walks us through his varied life in music.
Luke Solomon is a survivor. Starting out in the early '90s, he's still going strong, with a classic label, an enormous chart hit and plenty of memories behind him. He's connected to some of the most respected names in UK house—Justin Harris, Rob Mello, Kenny Hawkes. And the US too. Classic, the label he started with Derrick Carter, hardly needs an introduction: It was among the best underground house imprints of the late '90s and early '00s, and one of the most idiosyncratic, reflecting Solomon and Carter's wide-ranging tastes perfectly. Solomon, in particular, has always surprised, whether it be via his Freaks collaboration with Justin Harris or his solo work for Rekids. In this entertaining conversation, Solomon talks about how London saved his life and remembers his friend Kenny Hawkes.