Superproducer Vegyn Tells Us His Musical Red Flags


Vegyn, photographed by Joshua Gordon.

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists from Varg2™José James, and Nourished by Time. This week’s guest is the elusive London-based musician Vegyn, a.k.a Joseph Thornalley. Known for working on the hit albums of artists such as Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and JPEGMafia, Vegyn dropped his own highly anticipated album, The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions, last Friday. To mark its release, he curated a smooth, echoey electronic playlist and revealed the cinematic influences that play into his sound, from Oceans 11 soundtrack to the twisted indie comedy Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World and, of course, David Lynch.


Where do you dance? Nowhere. 

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Noise cancelled. 

What was your first concert? Klaxons, Justice & Crystal Castles on Thursday December 6th at Brixton Academy in 2007. 

The world is ending, what are you wearing? Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World (2023)

What song is playing in heaven? The Oceans 11 Soundtrack by David Holmes. 

Favorite niche aesthetic? Casino-core. 

What song reminds you of your childhood? Hello It’s Me” by Todd Rundgren. 

Dream collaboration? David Lynch. 

What’s your DJ-ing pet peeve? Half-broken mixer and decks. 

What era of British music has influenced you the most? 90’s and early 00’s. 

What radio station are you tuning in to? NTS. 

Best setting to listen to your new album? On fire.

Where do you find new music? YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud. 

If not good intentions, what is the road to hell actually paved with? Irony. 

Best ambient album ever made? Boards of Canada Live 1999-2001.

Favorite graphic designer? @d.pika & @100br.

What’s your music taste red flag? Ska. 

Who do you trust most with aux? Cali DeWitt.