Wolf + Lamb
Wolf + Lamb was born in 2001 as an alias for Brooklyn-born musical souls, Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi. Over the years their unique partnership has developed into a respected record label, nightclub, studio, production partnership and DJ duo.
As a production duo Gadi’s forte is melody, synths and weirdo shit, Zev focuses on engineering, vocals and percussion. The dancefloor of their club also doubles as their studio. Everything gets packed away, and they get to observe guests dancing to the music in the same wood-paneled, lab in which it is produced. The Wolf + Lamb Music netlabel was created in 2005 as an outlet for their productions, alongside the music of artists influenced by their events. As early adopters of digital DJing, they set out to make a digital label of distinction. 2008 has seen them break into the vinyl market after spending a summer in Germany to source production. In a daring mood within the current climate, the quality of their music has brought them great success.
Wolf + Lamb have collaborated with established artists such as Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson, They also publish emerging local producers inspired by and connected to their growing community, including Nicolas Jaar, Smirk, Sergio Giorgini, Le Loup & No Regular Play. The original sound of Wolf + Lamb comfortably settled into techno, but the release of Bear Valley EP in the summer of 2007, saw them flirt with the friendlier sound of house, a change that has since been reflected in their production, their label's music and their parties.The duo's fifth release and first vinyl release, Brooklynn EP, a soulful fusion of house, disco and elements of minimal techno is slated for release on Wolf + Lamb Records this year.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
- Prince, Sade, Moodyman, in that order
Best events and why?
Surprisingly tough question; we're closing in on 100 parties and almost all have been pretty amazing - each one is a learning experience that we apply to the next. Somehow after all these years, after everyone's gone home, we find ourselves wondering if that was the best party ever - after each party. We do what we do because it's fun and we love it, so in a way, whenever they stop being the best party ever - each time - perhaps we'll start looking for a new line of work?!
- Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Elliot & Shaun Reeves. They deliver consistently.
What's the Marcy Hotel?
It's a luxury hotel that Gadi and I partnered in that has been doing surprisingly well considering the neighborhood. Clean rooms for decent prices... very little vacancy...
- RA for music.. Gadi likes Stumbleupon. I like reddit.
Favorite hangouts in NY?
- Marcy Hotel & Bar 13 pretty much.
Artists to look out for?
- No Regular Play, our new hipster crossover act. One of them is a jazz trumpet player for 10 years, they're bringing serious melody and song structure to our sound. They have an EP coming out on record in August.
- Le Loup's also coming up, really nice sound from France, a friend of Nicolas Jaar.
Anything else you'd like to add .....?
We've launched a new label called W+L Black, it's all edits and bootlegs. Lots of fun stuff coming out there to keep an eye out for. The first EP, 'Soul Clap Edits' has a brilliant Stevie Wonder Edit on one side and Womack & Womack on the other.