Creating a bubble of atmospheric calm using minimal equipment, beat president Roosevelt is Greco-Roman’s signing and i-D online’s latest obsession.
In the studio working on new material with Red Bull, championed by Annie Mac, playing support to Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs on his most recent national tour but virtually unknown online, Marius Lauber is Roosevelt, the elusive Colognian producer and DJ. Initially discovered by Greco HQ and Superpitcher, Marius only first began making his own music last summer. Today he is coming up fast, backed heavily by taste-making imprint Greco-Roman. Search for more details online and you will fail. i-D have the exclusive inside scoop on what Roosevelt gets up to day to day and his latest, most exciting mix to date. Look right, listen and educate yourself, boy is gunna be big.
“I wake up around lunchtime, get out of bed and open my laptop to check my mails. If there is any boring stuff that needs to be done, I get that out of the way first. Then I usually fire up some Logic projects I am working on, and get things ready for the studio later. I work out of a collective studio in Cologne, two other acts called CoMa and Vimes make music there. It’s usually free later in the day, so I ride my bike there in the afternoon. On a good day I’ll meet the other guys and we’ll have a quick FIFA match before I knuckle down to some serious work at 6pm.
At the moment I am working on my debut EP on Greco-Roman and on my solo live set for the Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs tour. I’m also producing songs for a space rock project of a good friend of mine, and I just got started on a remix that I’m super excited about. I’m curious to see how it turns out! On most days I won’t leave the studio before 2 or 3am, I feel more productive and creative at night!”
Text: Milly McMahon