This week we got the chance to catch up with the ICONIC Lauren Lane ahead of her ANTS gig at Printworks on Feb 29th. Not only is she a world renowned DJ, but she is an eyewear designer, record label-owner and all round cool as f*ck woman.
The LA-based DJ emerged from the New York house scene, making serious waves across the world with her unstoppable beats. She regularly takes up residences in some of Ibiza’s biggest party spots, as well as touring globally.
We chatted to her about all things music, fashion and touring. Make sure you catch Lauren at her upcoming ANTS Printworks gig.
Lauren Lane Q+A
Hey Lauren, thanks for chatting to us! How are you?
I’m jetlagged haha, but definitely looking forward to getting back to Europe after winter in Asia and Africa for this special show.
What gave you the push to take your love of music from a hobby to a career?
When I moved to NYC and finished school I found myself underwhelmed with the career that I always thought I wanted (journalism) and turned to my passion which was music and decided I wanted that to be my career and worked on it ever since.
For anyone traveling to Ibiza this summer, what should be number 1 on their bucket list?
Cool open air parties such as ANTS, checking out beautiful beaches and dining al fresco.
Is there any venue that you haven’t had the chance to play and have always wanted to?
Panorama Bar in Berlin!
Obviously you are so busy, creating your own line of eyewear, running a record label and touring the world. How do you unwind?
Hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends.
What was your favourite artist/album as a teenager?
I have a very eclectic taste in music. I liked everything from Daft Punk to Biggie Smalls to Jimi Hendrix.
How have you found the transition from being on someone else’s record label, to releasing tracks on Recreation?
It’s nice being able to make the decisions for the releases and have a bigger hand in the creative process of campaigns.
What has been your favourite ever night out?
Playing Warung in Brazil as the sun came up over the jungle was amazing.
What can we look forward to seeing from you in 2020?
I’ll be releasing my exclusive SS20 Lane Eyewear collection, new music of course, a compilation of my favourite artists, and some exciting curated shows…
Quickfire questions with Lauren Lane 🔥
What three items of clothing cant you live without? 🛍️
Hat, sunglasses, black jeans
What is your number 1 comfort food? 🍕
What’s your go-to drink in a bar? 🍸
What’s the last book you couldn’t put down? 📚
Bowie in Berlin by Thomas Jerome Seabrook
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