NUDE114: NANCY Live
NANCY aka Lauren Rusowicz is an exciting unpredictable talent.
The Dublin-based, UK-raised live artist is enjoying some well-deserved word of mouth, thanks to her acid-soaked live sets in gritty sweaty clubs. After twelve years of DJing in prestigious venues like Ibiza’s Sankeys and Space and Warehouse Project (Manchester), she moved to Dublin about four years ago and began to work on her own sound, switching to live shows instead of DJing and now identifies as a musician who plays all her synths and drums live ‘like a [techno, acid and house] band’.
How heavy or melodic she goes on stage depends on how she reads the crowd, but can’t resist deploying some OTT acid techno while she gets into her sets and headbangs to the point of whiplash. When not playing live (eg Printworks, WHP with Patrick Topping, headlining in Irish and UK cities), NANCY records her tracks and currently has an impressive phalanx of planned releases TBC, joining a back catalogue of tracks on labels like Day&Night, Constant Circles and Digital:Groove.
The young Lauren began DJing learning to mix on the Numark turntables she bought with her first paycheck at 16, graduating to her first ‘proper’ residency at 21. Her main musical focus is on melody, beginning with the 50s music she heard as a child, especially singers like Doris Day. ‘If you strip back a pop song today, you’ll know what it is even with no singer. Back then, if you took away the singer, you wouldn’t have a clue what the track was. That’s why melodics is my fave part of the music.’ Other early influences are trance circa 1996-2000, Orbital, Sasha, Underworld, Prodigy, The Shamen, Moby, Josh Wink… music played by her big sis while getting ready to rave, watched and absorbed by the 8-year-old Lauren R who then and there decided to make music her life and career.
NANCY aka Lauren Rusowicz delivers an electrifying two-track single for Dense & Pika’s Kneaded Pains label, which we premiere ‘3 by 3’ below on NUDE techno.
Today, she joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
In just ten words, this mix was fun to make
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Fave Track is Holy Grail. When I play it Live on my hardware the crowd just goes mental and It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside HAHA
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s made purely from my own tracks. Some of which will be released later this year (keep your eyes peeled)
Tell us about your next EP?
The latest EP is out now on Kneaded Pains Both Tracks in the EP are included in this mix Holy Grail and 3 by 3
What have you got coming up?
Some new releases incoming, on some huge labels and next up is my Fabric gig in London on 30th April for We are the Brave , then onto Vancouver for Jika Jika!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thanks for listening hope yous enjoy! Love yiz muchos x
1. NANCY Live – Holy Grail [Kneaded Pains]
2. NANCY Live – Klang Dye (Bootlegging me own tunes edit) [Unreleased]
3. NANCY Live – Scapegoat [We Are The Brave]
4. NANCY Live – 3 by 3 [Kneaded Pains]
5. NANCY Live – HACID [We Are The Brave]
6. NANCY Live – Cressick [Unreleased TBA]
7. NANCY Live – Convolution [We Are The Brave]
8. NANCY Live – Rant & Rave [Unreleased TBA]
9. NANCY Live – Speed Demon [Unreleased TBA]
10. NANCY Live – 001 (Prodigy No Good Re-Edit) [Free DL]