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  • August 2, 2016
  • 3 min read

de lux, interview, voyage, audiofuzz

De Lux is one of the more exciting, innovative and unique bands we’ve heard in a while here at AudioFuzz. When you first listen to them you immediately hear something familiar but as you begin to listen more deeply you find an incredible plethora of genres that are surprisingly cohesive on their records. We would be VERY surprised if you don’t find yourself suddenly dancing and having fun with this music!

We got the chance to interview them recently and here’s what they had to share with us!

Can you tell our readers a bit about how De Lux began?

1. Basically started when Isaac wrote the “Better At Making Time” bass line. We were almost about to record it with a different project we were in. But kinda just kept it to ourselves as this experiment which ended up being De Lux. From there we just kept writing and recording more and more songs which ended up becoming Voyage. But thats like the initial start. We recorded Voyage end of 2012-early 2013. Didn’t even put it out till a year later which felt a bit more like the actual start haha. 

Was there a record or artist that drove you to make music or was it a collection of records/artists?

2. The Clash, Arcade Fire, J Dilla, when we were in High School definitely sparked us to start writing. I started writing and playing in bands and Isaac was making Hip Hop beats with friends. 

Many of your songs seem to come from a very personal place based on your views of things such as aging, success, love, youth, etc. Where does most of your creativity and inspiration come from?

3. A lot of the creativity as far as the music goes feels very natural. We usually don’t plan on making the songs sound like something specific, but just let whatever comes out. Its all that subconscience and combinations of different music we’ve probably listened to forging together. Bowie has a huge effect on both of us inspiration wise. As well as Prince. Talking Heads is more of the natural inspiration. Writing music almost feels like its just about avoiding cliches as much as possible sometimes. And Bowie and Prince I feel like adopted that principle. Lyrically, I think music can be like a therapist you’re creating and trying to entertain at the same time. And I just go by that. 

Any crazy stories from the road? 

4. The last tour with Breakbot was kind of insane. Literally the first minute we start driving on the freeway towards SF, some guy rams us from the back and totals his car. Our van just had a little dent haha. He was ok though. Then mudslides got in our way delaying SF by 10 hours. We hit a crazy storm in Pennsylvania where it was like The Day After Tomorrow hurricane sucking you in. Legitimately feared for our live for like 47 seconds.

Voyage is an absolutely flawless album that we’ve had on rotation for months now. What can we expect from the band in the near future? 

5. Right now we’re writing new music for a 3rd record. Voyage is our baby. Generation is that baby growing up. This next one feels like that baby realized growing up sucks and just wants to party smart.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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