Reared on a diet of mixtapes and late-night radio, House Trained label manager Phil Loraine’s fixation with electronic music began during the early years of acid house. After loaning a mate’s Technics in the summer of 1990, he perfected the art of beat mixing and never looked back. His first break came when he played ‘Bowlers’, a 10k capacity venue in Manchester, before becoming a resident at ‘The Void’ in Stoke, which played host to the best DJs of the era such as Graeme Park, Judge Jules, Tall Paul & Smokin’ Jo.
Moving to London in 2001 to pursue a music industry career, he DJ’d in many of the top clubs including Ministry, The Cross, The Key & AKA/The End, before launching ‘House Trained’ with Neil & Ben Terry. The night became a mainstay on the underground and a series of parties next door to Fabric led to a headline slot from rising star Mylo. A glowing Mixmag review followed, declaring House Trained « #1 top night in London ».
A 5 year commitment to Ministry of Sound radio led to gigs across Europe before the chance to launch House Trained Records arose. After a handful of releases from Wolfgang Gartner, Denise Lopez and DJ Disciple through Universal, his first independent release was ‘Hardcore Uproar’ by Together, a massive revamp of a Hacienda classic.
After flying solo in management for a while he partnered with Matt Jagger at Europa Mgmt, whose roster boasts Purple Disco Machine, Orbital, HOSH, David Penn and Monolink.
Phil moved to Ibiza in 2020 where he now resides and continues to fly the House Trained flag through his weekly show on Magic Radio.