Brewing up bewitching trip pop charged melodies, noir artistes Creep are two inseparable, Brooklynite female DJs, who like to make hot women move.
Cranking up the reverb, smudging grey kohl around their mysterious eyes and laying down disjointed sinister sounds interwoven by haunted vocals, Lauren Dillard and Lauren Flax are ‘Creep’. Mates with Tiga, Sia and Romy Madley Croft, these two dons of the dancefloor first started making music for the sheer fun of it with fellow electronic musician Melissa of Telepathe. Creating raw, mesmeric sounds tinged with dark melancholia, the pair have travelled the world on tour, spreading their intriguing beats whilst always clad in Doc. Martens, leather jackets and Adidas hoodies. i-D online turned everything upside down and got the girls to go head to head, discussing garbage, mainstream rap and Moschino.
LF: What’s it like being a woman?
LD: Good question. I absolutely love being a woman. Sometimes though I forget I’m a typical “lady” and wear men’s shirts, short skirts, trainers, combat boots, but that’s all about me being me and the best thing about being a woman is you can be yourself; colour your hair, do what you want. Shania would know.
LD: Which mainstream rap artist would you fancy marrying and why?
LF: Jay-Z obviously, because let’s face it, he’s the coolest guy in the world and I’m sure his apartment is mental. He’s probably twice my height as well. Just think of how silly we would look when we went roller skating.
LD: Who was the first musical artist that you ever fancied and why?
LF: I’m going to tell you the first one that counts because in my younger years, it’s embarrassing. Flash forward to 10th grade. I saw the video for Vow by Garbage. Ever since then I have always had a deep, non-mutual love for Shirley Manson. I even met her after her concert in Detroit in 1995. She told me I have cold hands. I love her.
LD: What is the fanciest thing you own?
LF: I just bought my first piece of couture in Milan. It’s a black Moschino blazer where one sleeve is checkered and the other is black. Also, the buttons say “keep fashion tidy”. Sigh.
LF: What animal were you in a past life?
LD: A giraffe eating salad from the trees and complaining about it.
LF: What is the greatest fear that you’ve had to overcome?
LD: Probably stage fright. I used to be absolutely terrified to get on stage. It took a while to get used to it but now I enjoy performing so much, it’s a nice feeling to overcome fear.
LF: Describe me in four words…
LD: Fabulous. Laughing. Asymmetrical. Xylophone.
LD: If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one thing with you what would it be?
LF: Lauren Dillard. Sike! I would bring Jay-Z’s yacht so I could get the hell out of there in style.
LF: Michael or Janet?
LD: JANET, OBVZ.