LAUREN FLAX: I’ve been hyper focused on my solo dance production and DJing. I’m not sure I’ve ever given it the attention it deserves since I was always occupied with being a live artist even before I had CREEP. It's been great these past four years just keeping my head down and learning as much as possible.
Any releases coming up?Lauren Flax working on the Roland TR-8
LAUREN: I just signed a four-track EP to DJ Haus’ label, Unknown to the Unknown, for his Dance Trax series, which will be getting vinyl treatment come May. I love that label and love the artists on it, so it feels like things are paying off to be sharing label space with people like Ejecta, Elisa Bee, Legowelt, and Vin Sol.
What's up with Little Boots?
LAUREN: She had reached out to me for some production for her new record, and of course, I obliged. She is so great to collaborate with because she knows what she’s doing in the studio and is an incredible musician. It was really fun to pick up the guitar again, we riffed really well together in creating music long distance, and really got along as friends once we met in LA. You’ll definitely see more from us in the future.
And you do it!
AMBER: There are people doing amazing, innovative things here, and it just keeps getting better. The different scenes are full of weird geniuses building from the ground up. Like Bushwig, and The Dreamhouse, and Discwoman. NYC is an inspiring, fun place to be right now and I’m thankful to be working so much and a part of it all!
What was the best part of the talk?
JD: The questions, as always, where people tend to open up, and then the domino effect gets all of us in the mood to be vulnerable with each other. I wish there had been more time to delve into more, but I feel lucky to be invited to events like this, so I can be part of an important and ongoing conversation. HIRE MORE WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND QUEERS!