NO REGULAR PLAY [LIVE]
Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn met as 8 year olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, bonding over an early mutual love of hip-hop
and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock. This deep-rooted connection
allows them to understand each other in a rare and profound way.
Paulus performed trumpet at local jazz clubs in his teenage years and went on to study jazz/classical at the Manhattan School of
Music. Together they later traveled to Cuba’s Havana to study Afro-Cuban rhythm, music and culture.
But the seeds of their evolution were really sewn in 2006 when both DeBruyn and Paulus moved to Brooklyn and started exploring
the burgeoning underground dance scene. After attending numerous Wolf + Lamb parties, the duo became infatuated with their
aesthetic and sound.
No Regular Play became integral to the Wolf + Lamb family when they took up residence in the Marcy building, a melting pot for
creative minds. This move allowed a more fluid approach to their productions and new collaborations were formed. Since 2008
they’ve had a string of releases on the label, including the “Owe Me” and “Too Dramatic” EPs, as well as their debut album,
“Endangered Species”, in 2012.
Subsequent material from the duo has shown up on a slew of respected labels including No. 19 Music, Supplement Facts and
HAKT Recordings. Never to be tied to one breed or style, in 2012 they released the track “Rain (All Day)” on Cut Mistake Music,
which was reconstructed and performed as a 25-minute piece by Paulus and his father for improvisation/electronics with the
Minnesota Orchestra. A year later they were able to take that experience to the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra to perform a special live
set with members of the orchestra. In 2014 No Regular Play was honored by Lincoln Center at their Young Patron’s Gala for their
unique and innovative contributions to the arts.
No Regular Play has been an integral part of Crew Love, and has taken their live set all over the world, including festivals such as
Movement and Piknic Electronic, and venues such as Fabric and Output.