Fuelled by the success of her established club night, LOLiFE, Lauren Lo Sung has had a hugely successful 12 months. From performing at highly respected parties and venues, such as Space, alongside Carl Cox, Warehouse Project, Printworks London, Knee Deep In Sound, Sankeys and Circus to dipping her toes into the water when it comes to festivals; Lauren has covered the vast majority on an up-and-coming DJs bucket list.
Known for her dub techno sounds, entwined with French house grooves, Romanian breaks and European tech-house, Lauren’s warm textures and intelligent layers have seen her release through imprints like House Puff, Vatos Locos and Circus Recordings.
We caught up with Lauren, ahead of her Drumcode debut in Derry, Ireland.
Hi Lauren! You’ve been playing a lot in the last 12 months – we saw you at Printworks in London and really loved the vibe you bought. What have been your favourite shows of late?
Hey! Thank you very much! My favourite show recently would have to be making my debut at Fabric London a couple of weeks ago. It was really special playing there, the sound system was on point and the club itself is ran very professionally- I look forward to going back. Hi Ibiza / Unusual Suspects in Ibiza were also two favourites. It's great to see the old Space nightclub is still at a very high clubbing standard.
You played at Space last year, which you named as one of your all-time favourite clubs. What other life goals have you ticked off the list, and which ones are still on there?
Space was really incredible, I'll cherish the memory forever and it was amazing to be part of Carl Cox's Final Revolution parties. Fabric was definitely on my DJ list, playing for Hector's Vatos Locos show in Barcelona was a lot of fun, also playing for him last year at Club Der Visionaere in Berlin- that was a super cool party with a really special intimate vibe. As for general life goals, I got engaged last year so that was definitely a highlight. As for ones I still need to tick off; I would love to see the top 10 sunsets of the world, I think I've seen around 4 of them but would love to see the rest!
How long have you been making music for? What’s in your studio?
I think I started making music around 5/6 years ago.. It was pretty tedious at first but now I've been doing it for a while it's really satisfying to be able to make the sound I want to play out in my sets- I' really excited to share the new music I've been working on too. My studio is in my bedroom, and it consists of Genelec 8030B monitors, Korg Minilogue, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25, Roland TR-8. I don't use too much hardware as I prefer to be more hands on inside the DAW using plug-ins, but the hardware can sometimes add a bit of sparkle to my tracks at times.
What releases are on the horizon?
I have a 3 track EP coming out on DJ Steaw's Rutilance, with an exciting remix too. I have a 2 releases coming on Hector's Vatos Locos, 1 of which will be on a VA with a lot of great producers and the other being my own 3 track EP. I have an EP coming on my co-founded label e1even records, as well as another French label Mad Recordings, and more which I can mention very soon!
If you weren’t a DJ, where would life have taken you?
Probably a Paramedic.. Although it seems like a really difficult and stressful job, I would really enjoy the rewarding feeling of helping people and the thrill of having to act fast.
Summer can be hectic! What are your survival tactics?
Wear suncream, stay hydrated, keep a balanced diet and get a good night's sleep when poss!
Finally – leave us dancing! What’s your track of the summer?
Alicia Myers - I want to Thank you (Earl Jeffers Edit) - Great disco edit that's been working really well at the end of my sets!