No Regular Play

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Biography

  • 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 conn..
    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. Their second album, “Can’t You See”, is slated for release on Crew Love Records on August 5th, 2016.
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    Selected discography

    Releases 2016 :: Lake Gilmore :: Crew Love Records :: Digital 2016 :: Back To You EP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: Digital 2014 :: Too Dramatic EP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, Digital 2013 :: Nothing Less EP :: HAKT Recordings :: 12”, Digital 2012 :: Endangered Species LP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, CD, Digital 2012 :: Rain (All Day) EP :: Cut Mistake Music :: 12”, Digital 2011 :: Fall Up To The Sky EP :: Supplement Facts :: 12”, Digital 2010 :: Doesn’t Matter EP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, Digital 2010 :: Serious Heat EP :: No. 19 Music :: 12”, Digital 2009 :: Owe Me Remixes :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: Digital 2009 :: Owe Me EP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, Digital 2009 :: Things I Know :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: Digital 2008 :: Blonde Juan EP :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: Digital Remixes 2014 :: Jozif – Under The Thumb Ft. Jenny Jones (No Regular Play Remix) :: Culprit :: 12”, Digital 2014 :: Maxxi Soundsystem - 300 Vows (No Regular Play Remix) :: OM Records :: Digital 2014 :: Midnight Magic – Night Flight (No Regular Play Remix) :: Soul Clap Records :: Digital 2014 :: Jacques Renault – The Fake Out (No Regular Play Remix) :: Let’s Play House :: Digital 2013 :: Beacon – Drive (No Regular Play Remix) :: Ghostly International :: Digital 2013 :: The Drone Lovers – Way Home (No Regular Play Remix) :: D-edge Records :: Digital 2012 :: Villa – Mint (No Regular Play Remix) :: Club Mod :: 12”, Digital 2012 :: Soul Clap – TroubleTroubleTrouble (No Regular Play Remix) :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, Digital 2012 :: Bonar Bradberry :: Guess Who (No Regular Play Remix) :: Under The Shade :: 12”, Digital 2012 :: Voices of Black – Atom Bomb (No Regular Play Remix) :: Wolf + Lamb Records :: 12”, Digital 2012 :: Gavin Herlihy – Get Loose (No Regular Play’s Get Loose Stay Loose Remix) :: Leftroom Records :: Digital 2011 :: Robert Owens – One Body (No Regular Play Remix) :: Under The Shade :: 12”, Digital 2011:: Pink Stallone – Dancing In Time (No Regular Play Remix) :: Under The Shade : 12”, Digital 2011 :: Slow Hands – Belle of the Ball (No Regular Play Remix) :: More Or Less :: 12’’, Digital Tracks Appear On 2011: Watergate 08 Mixed by Lee Curtis :: Watergate Records :: CD, Comp, Mixed 2011 :: Social Experiment 002 mixed by Soul Clap :: No 19 Music :: CD, Comp, Mixed 2011 :: DJ-Kicks Exclusives EP 2 :: Takin U Back :: K7 Records :: 12", Digital 2010 :: Musica Libre mixed by Dinky :: Cocoon Recordings :: CD, Comp, Mixed 2009 :: Balance 015 mixed by Will Saul :: EQ Recordings :: 3 x CD, Comp, Mixed