Nick DeBruyn and Greg Paulus were pushing each other’s creative buttons long before they handled their first mixer. The success of No Regular Play is no regular story, and when you listen to their unique jazz-infused house beats, you’ll only begin to understand how these sounds were a lifetime in the making.
The duo met in the Twin Cities when they were only eight years old. Even as children, the future tastemakers were ahead of their time. Paulus’s innate talent for playing trumpet along with DeBruyn’s impeccable musical tastes set the stage for something truly special. Late nights were spent composing music, sharing vinyl collections and connecting over a shared love for the legends, from John Coltrane to A Tribe Called Quest (inspirations to whom they still pay homage). Unlike most adolescent friendships that fade and lose shape over time, DeBruyn and Paulus maintained close ties. Their bond, and their relentless pursuit of making music would eventually bring them to the Marcy Hotel in Williamsburg. Wolf+Lamb‘s legendary parties acted as the influential backdrop where Paulus and DeBruyn connected with likeminded artists and eventually formed No Regular Play – a one-of-a-kind dance act that is a true testament to Brooklyn’s diverse underground community.