With releases on Visionquest and Saved, Lauren Lane is quickly rising in the ranks of deep and tech house. We sat down with the young DJ/producer at the beautiful BPM Festival to learn how she was discovered and who she’d love to collaborate with.
Nic Fanciulli - Wild (Lauren Lane Remix) [Saved]
LessThan3: What is it about BPM that sets it apart from any other festival?
Lauren: No other festival is ten days, it’s pretty insane. I’ve met so many people from the first year I started coming, when it was really intimate. By the end of every year you have a whole new group of friends, and more people from all over the world are coming so it’s a great chance to expand your fanbase as well.
LessThan3: Your DJing has taken you all over. What are some of your favorite places to play?
Lauren: BPM of course, I’ve been coming here for five years now. There’s this new spot in LA called Sound, which is my favorite new venue. Everyone that comes to LA or lives in LA should definitely check out Sound. Cielo is also a favorite and so is Pacha New York, which is where I got my start playing big rooms.
LessThan3: So you were discovered in New York?
Lauren: Yeah, Rob Fernandez, the guy who books Pacha NY and Cielo and a new club, Finale, heard that I was learning to DJ and he gave me a chance, so I’m really thankful for that. I started producing after DJing, working on Ableton over the last three years, and it’s finally now paying off.
LessThan3: Any upcoming projects you’re working on?
Lauren Lane: Well I just got married! I actually met Craig here a few years ago, so that’s been pretty time-consuming and my production has taken a back-burner. I’m kind of sad that that’s all finished, but now I get to go back to working in the studio. I have a few tracks that are 90% finished, so in the next few months they should be out on labels.
LessThan3: Are you collaborating with anyone?
Lauren: Yeah, I just moved out to LA and met a really talented young producer who’s a bit unknown right now, but me and him share a lot of the same tastes. I have my own stuff too, like the funky Visionquest track, but with the collaboration we’re going in a direction like the Wild remix I did, more tech house.
LessThan3: If there was one producer you could work with, who would it be?
Lauren: I really love Seth Troxler and I feel like we’ll inevitably do a collaboration, whether he’s doing vocals for me or something like that. Jaw was actually a dream collab; we’ve already made another track together and I’d like to keep making music with him too. They’re really fun people that aren’t afraid to think outside the box and get a little weird, so it’s great working with people that push your boundaries.
LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to?
Lauren: A Jimi Hendrix song, it’s hard to pick one.
LessThan3: Describe your sound in LessThan3 words.
Lauren: Versatile, raging, deep.