New York-born, LA-based DJ Lauren Lane has played some of the best clubs and festivals around the world and DJ’d with some of the biggest names in the industry. We wanted to know more, so we caught up with her to chat about how she got into the industry, what her fave gig ever is and what she packs on tour…
Do you DJ full time?
How did you get into DJ’ing?
Helping my guy friends who were bedroom/local DJs at a record shop for a couple years then one day realizing – “Hey I want to do this myself!”, starting off opening at clubs in NYC and moving up from there.
What’s your favourite thing about being a DJ?
Travelling to different places and meeting people and getting to play music I love for people who love it too.
What’s the best gig you have played?
Warung in Brazil during Carnival and BPM Festival closing beach party this year are a tie. Both had amazing energy in amazing settings.
Who’s your favourite DJ and why?
Danny Tenaglia because he is the DJ I was listening to when I was learning to DJ while living in NYC. He is a legend and can play so many different styles from house to disco to techno all in one set.
Describe your sound in five words…
Percussive, groovy, quirky, weird, energetic
What are you working on at the moment?
A guest mix for Paradise radio show in Ibiza and a new EP for Saved Records. Also always looking for new music to play during my sets…
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
Besides 10 dates and counting in Ibiza plus SW4 and other gigs in North and South America, I have 2 or 3 EPs coming out this year.
Who is your guilty pleasure, most played?
Lately I’ve been playing a lot of Prince towards the end of my sets in honor of his passing and it always makes everyone so happy.
What’s the last thing you listened to?
Nicolas Jaar Resident Advisor Podcast 211 from 2010. Still one of my fave podcasts…
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Any one of my tracks of course… I love to see people react to my music!
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
What’s your spirit animal?
My french bulldog, Bijou #lifeofbijou
What makes you laugh?
My friends.. they’re some of the funniest people I’ve ever met
What’s your secret addiction?
If I told you it wouldn’t be so secret…
What would be your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Exercised…in bed 😉
Tell us something weird about yourself…
It’s my dream to go to the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My hat and sunglasses – they add personal style to any outfit. I’m actually designing my own sunglasses line at the moment.
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
Noise-cancelling headphones, sunglasses (multiple pairs) and hats are essential. Basics colors and also bold prints to mix and match.
Who is your style icon and why?
I don’t have an icon I follow or a specific niche of fashion I follow. I just wear what I like and try to style it together without overdoing it.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
My style changes depending where I am… I like to wear different clothes when I’m in Tulum or Ibiza versus NYC or LA. I also like to look at different eras of fashion for inspiration rather than specific people.
What best describes your style on stage?
I keep it pretty casual with an edgy twist usually. I like to let the music speak for itself.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
70s era fashion… I’m a hippie at heart.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
I like my own – always be you!
Leather or denim? Denim
Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos
Heels or flats? Flatforms
Red lips or nude lips? Nude
Instagram or Twitter? Insta
Kylie or Kendall? North West
Rock or rap? BOTH!
Rihanna or Beyoncé? ‘yonce
Festivals or clubs? Festivals
Ibiza or Vegas? IBZ!
Music or food? Music + vegetarian food=life
Beach or pool? Beach
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Nights out or nights in? Nights out (but nights in as a DJ are a luxury too)
Gold or silver? Silver
Maxi or mini? Mini
Wanna know more? Follow Lauren on Instagram @laurenlanequestionmark
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