Playlist: Music To Cut Hair To with Spencer Broughton


A trip to the hair salon is rarely just purely functional. When in the right setting, it becomes a shared and social experience. Hairdressers behave like friends and counsellors. The salon is a place for relaxation, self-reflection and a good ol' conversation.

Therefore, there is nothing more annoying than bad music. OK, the stylist can be forgiven if they have as much personality as a wet blanket, so long as the haircut is to a certain standard, but if I hear them banging an EDM number or the latest pop drivel, it’s just unacceptable. Not only is it an interruption of what we believe the salon atmosphere should be but when you are working up to 12 hours on your feet, do you want to be listening to rubbish? No thank you.

Here at the About This Place, a salon headed by the Hair Mistress, Victoria Saunders has perfected that blend. She cuts the hair of half the DJs in London and apparently the reason they keep coming back, aside from a damn fine haircut and our ability to talk bollocks professionally, is the fact the music is spot on – hence being asked by R$N to compile a fortnightly feature for them. Music To Cut Hair To, a selection of some great music played in the salon alongside some appearances from friends…

"They say good things come to those that wait. Well Mr Spencer Broughton has delivered. At last. Ha. Apparently there was about 10 hours that needed to be whittled down so I’m honoured. Friends first and foremost but also he has had an interesting career in the music industry, Prime Direct Distribution. So here without delay. P.S there is a message in the music. Answers on a postcard please…"

1.When were you at your happiest?

I don't believe that is a thing because I meditate n shit so think it's all the same path/part of the journey.  Also; now. 

2. What’s your greatest fear?

None, fear is the mind killer. Also, he who controls the Spice, controls the universe!

3. Who do you admire? 

Whoever put these questions together. 

4. What trait do you deplore in yourself/ other people? 

I'm over it. 

5. What’s your worst habit? 

Sorry, what was that? Oh? Not listening (apparently). 

6. Favourite word?  


7. Who would you like to say sorry to? 

Nobody, I'm blameless and it was totally their fault (everytime).

8. Who do you despise? 

I'd never use that word…so no one. Plenty of cunts I can't abide by though. 

9. Who or what is the love of your life? 

Who? >>> My Son…
And! Ms Lucky Mittens, whoever she is… Hello??! 
And for the what? Doing what I love for a living…it's the best practice I can pass to >>>(endless loop) 

10. What would improve your life? 

One single loan to consolidate all existing debt into one simple monthly payment. 

11. Worst job you have ever done?

Staff room Toilet cleaner at a vegetable packing company (aged 15)

12. What’s your greatest achievement?

Cleaning toilets with pride at 15.

13. What keeps you awake at night? 

Owls and other birds. Also, sidewinders.

14. How would you like to be remembered? 

The best toilet cleaner Fleet fruit and veg Ltd ever had

15. What lessons has life taught you? 

If you clean toilets at 15 the rest of life is less shite.

16. What would your super power be? 

Luck. I reckon I'm already Luckyman and I apparently look quite fetching in green leggings. 

17. Favourite smell? 

Toilet Duck & Corriander, although not together and for very different reasons. 

19. Who would play you in a film? 

Derren Brown or Helen Mirren

19. What song would you like played at your funeral?

Yaz & The Plastic Population – The only way is up

20. Top tip?

For cinema builders out there; don't bother fitting the 1st row of seats as no one ever sits there, simply start with the 2nd row.  

21.Tell us a secret…

Like the O'Jays said; There's a message in the music. X

Also anything exciting you would like to shout about, upcoming gigs, parties. weddings etc etc

I’ll be heading to the WOLF Music ten years party at Micks Garage this weekend. Hopefully they’ll have a nice cake! Lots of lovely music coming out via my lil music company each and every week, follow Prime on the socials to be a step upfront. 

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