Lee douglas Talks
DJ/Producer Lee Douglas, has been at the forefront of New Yorks underground dance scene for the past decade with solo releases on NYC-based Rong Music, and collaborative endeavors such as TBD with Justin Vandervolgen (Golf Channel) signed to DFA, and The Stallions, a venture with long time DJ partner and ESP institute label head Andrew Lovefingers, Douglas has been forging and evolving his sound into uncharted territory refusing to be pinned down or give in to trends.
Since his debut release Our Song in 2004 on Rong Music, he dropped the massive New York Story in 2007. Remixing numerous artists like Juan Maclean, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Shit Robot, Ariel Pink all the while consistently cranking out mighty fine re-edits on imprints like Blackdisco, Golf Channel, L.I.E.S, Wurst and his own TBD Classics.
In his various forms Lee Douglas’ productions have found their way into the bags of virtually every notable disco jockey including the likes of David Mancuso, Harvey, Prins Thomas, Optimo…
Discovery got the lowdown with Lee Douglas (TBD, Stallions, Bad News, L.I.E.S) ahead of another fun packed Disco this Saturday with the Berlin based producer and DJ.
Hey Doug hope your keeping well how is Berlin treating you?
I had a great summer in Berlin.. and now winter is creeping up and you probably can imagine what thats like.
What do you miss about New York ?
Friends, food, my studio, rude people, good service, American jokes..
What’s in the pipeline for you this year release wise?
A brand new project thats a secret for now and the usual ones as well ..some Bad news stuff , and long awaited ESP release.. Maybe a TBD single, some edits with Alexis Letan and more new collaborations.
We love TBD and Justin V was a fantastic guest recently any more bits from you guys?
Yes we have some sessions that have been drying out we need to address.. Soon i hope!
Gig-wise what has been fun so far 2013?
Most of them were good in their own way .. Some highlights were Croatia and Stockholm ..
Complete the sentence: I’m proper techno because..
Im not a proper anything..
What’s the most techno thing you’ve ever done?
Are you a kick drum, hi hat or a snare? And why?
Pretty sure I ‘m a synthesizer.. Filters..
What are you obsessed with at the moment?
If your sound was a visual thing, what would it look like?
i dont know what my sound is but I imagine it would look pretty shitty.
What was the music of your teenage rebellion?
Hard-core, political punk stuff mostly.
First and last record bought?
Truthfully i think the first record i had was the gambler from Kenny Rodgers, but thats a bit embarrassing.. and doesnt say much. Because i like 4 years old.. Later i was in to Rap, RUN DMC and Slick Rick with Doug e fresh, in the early 80’s .. 7. I Just picked up Charles Mainer on Nation, and Blacknecks 02 a few days ago ..nasty..
Whats the best piece of music youve ever heard?
Thats my secret
Whats your favourite place on earth?
Finally, big question: Zapp or Zappa
Either one would do the trick..
DISCOVERY with Lee Douglas happens this Saturday with Lee Douglas – get your 3 tickets for Sat here.