Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn AKA No Regular Play met as 8 year olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Picking up inspiration from hip-hop and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Greg performed trumpet at local jazz clubs in his teenage years and together they traveled to Cuba’s Havana to study Afro-Cuban rhythm, music and culture. Greg went on to study jazz/classical at the Manhattan School of Music and worked with James Brown’s drummer and Lauryn Hill before touring with critically acclaimed indie band Beirut.
In 2006 Nick joined Greg in Brooklyn to begin experimenting with electronic music after they attended a Wolf + Lamb party that blew their minds.
Two years later, they met Zev and Gadi of Wolf + Lamb, and immediately began a very close musical and personal relationship. Consequently No Regular Play was born, stylistically touching on a wide range of influences focused around live instrumentation, which is also used in their live sets.
In 2008 they released the acclaimed “Blonde Juan” digital package and in 2009 the “Owe Me” ep was released as a 12” .
You can find No Regular Play in the booth or at the party, bartending at Wolf +Lamb and operating the vinyl presses and forklift at Brooklyn Phono. Currently they are working on a 25 minute piece for improvisation/ electronics to be performed with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2011.