Spinney Lainey is Elaine Round from England, progressive psytrance producer and classically-trained flute player. Her passion for music began at the age of eight, when she began to learn the flute. Having graduated with a Classical Music Degree in 2001, she began composing, improvising, recording and performing music in a wide range of musical styles both with musicians in this country and abroad, forming various musical projects, bands and collaborations and working as a session musician.
During this time, Lainey developed her passion for psytrance and was first discovered after posting a video on Youtube of her busking on her flute to “Basic” by Zyce at Piccadilly Circus (this can be found on her Youtube channel
The video caused a sensation and went viral. After seeing this video, Zyce asked her to record a flute part for “Basic” and a remix was made, which can be heard on her soundcloud page. She went on to work with Zyce on 5 tracks in total, including the EP, “Fluting”, which was number 1 on Beatport. Lainey has continued to work with many other producers in the scene, including Lyctum, Flegma, Mindwave, Starlab, Pulsar & Thaihanu, Elegy, Argonnight, Axer & Shabot, Alpha & Omega, Dreamstate, Moon Tripper and Agent Kritsek.
Spinney Lainey is one of the fastest emerging female producers in the scene. All of her solo releases have performed extremely well and have all reached the top 10 in the Beatport charts with her most recent solo release, New Beginnings reaching no.1.
“Beautiful and intricate melodies, held together by her own flute playing, sit side by side with driving percussion and epic builds. Her signature, expressive sound is a sure fire hit on psytrance dancefloors around the world.” Chris Skrzynski – director at Chaos Mechanism Records.
“I first encountered Spinney Lainey playing one summer´s day in a pleasant woodland setting. The moment, surroundings and her wonderful music were just the perfect match. It made me feel like I was in some enchanted forest with mythical creatures hiding behind every tree or bush. Her music, wherever heard, can transport you away to a much better place, as you float away on a wave of sonic beauty. Her flute accompaniments to others´ compositions are just genius and her original work is so refreshing in a genre of music I consider to be extremely diversified in the first place. Lainey has not only found a beautiful sound but also one that is to me 100% original.” - Paul Sturman
“She adds another dimension to the music that really does carry you away with her on the journey of her set. You look around the dance floor and everyone is smiling and dancing, being carried on that same journey, it was a wonderful experience, she makes our hearts beat as one.” - Lynda Guttenburg