Since starting out as a DJ and promoter ten years ago, Volvox has been challenging and shaping the underground dance scene as a member of the Discwoman collective. Having lived in New York since 2011, she holds residencies at JACK DEPT. NYC and Unter, and has been lighting up dancefloors from Detroit to Puerto Rico with her distinctive raw acid and jacking techno sets. We caught up with her for a whirlwind chat ahead of her appearance at Saturday night's Lazerdiscz!
Hi Volvox! We’re absolutely thrilled to have you play for Lazertitz at Dalston Superstore! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I've been a DJ and event promoter for ten years now and based in NYC since 2011...I like dirty acid music and chest-beating techno and I can't wait to dance with you all!
How did you get involved with the Discwoman crew?
Myself and the Discwoman ladies are all regulars at Bushwick bar/club Bossa Nova Civic Club. We met there and when they formed the group I was the first DJ they approached to join the roster.
How important a role have they played in your development as a DJ?
Discwoman has definitely opened up opportunities beyond all expectations, they're responsible for this tour I'm on now and I couldn't be more grateful!
Having grown up in Buffalo, how has your early exposure to the industrial rave scene influenced you as a DJ?
I think it has definitely flavored the style of what I do, dark yet groovy and intensely danceable..
If you could change one thing about dance music culture, what would it be?
Um, how about some more women and POC getting major bookings?
You have seen quite the meteoric rise to success over the last few years, what has been your proudest moment?
This year has been filled with life-altering events but I have to say playing Boiler Room was really something special, the crowd was dancing behind and in front of me and I just felt like I was in a vortex!
If you had a time machine and could go dancing anywhere/anywhen, where would you go?
I wouldn't mind checking out European high bohemian life of the 1920's..
Favourite track of 2016?
Have to say it's Justin Cudmore - Crystal (Servito's 730 Reshape)…song of the summer, no doubt!
Go-to pumper to rescue a waning dancefloor?
Anything by Andreas Gehm…gutted he's not with us anymore. His talent was beyond.
Can you give us a hint of what you have in store for us at Lazertitz in five words or less?
Crazy Funky Nasty Dirty Acid!!!
Catch Volvox at Lazertitz presents Lazerdiscz on Saturday 23 July from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore.