5Qs with Wolf + Lamb - Marquee New York Fri. Aug. 1st
The Marcy Hotel is somewhat of a mythical place in New York’s underground history. Tell us about the origins of the place itself and it’s current status. A lot of people actually thought it was a real hotel, right?
Yeah, definitely, though it’s not their fault we spent some time and thought trying to fool people. It was a response to a lot of people taking dance music too seriously. When people finally figured it out and made it there, there had been some effort invested, so people really felt at home.
How did you come up with the concept of the Crew Love parties? And what does it take for an artist to be part of the crew these days?
Crew Love is an extension of the Wolf + Lamb family. Soul Clap are now bringing up their own artists, and other artists in family can start their own thing and the crew encompasses all of it. Becoming a part of the crew means keeping Baby Prince’s or Soul Clap’s interest and throwing down with the crew long enough to get some music signed. Everyone has to really like them too.
If you go on your website and listen to the podcasts, you can really hear the evolution of the Wolf + Lamb sound and vibe. Is the minimal techno something you’d want to explore again?
Living in Brooklyn and doing your parties there really figures into the foundation of your music. The city - and Brooklyn especially - has changed so much in the last 10 years. How has that affected what you guys do?
I think our success as touring DJ’s had a lot more to do with the changes we’ve had. We’re both not big on “it used to be so much better”…
You’re going to be making your debut at Marquee on Friday August 1st. What are you looking forward to most about playing at the club? Anything you do differently when you play in your hometown?
Since the Marcy’s calmed down and become more of a studio for the crew, we’ve really enjoyed exploring and playing at NY’s sweet spots, Marquee’s high up on there and we’re really excited to share our music in a venerated NY venue. No shit.
Wolf + Lamb debuts at Marquee this Friday August 1st along with Sleepy & Boo.