Jan 29, 2013 2:37PM

Interview: Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem & The Juan Maclean)

We catch up with her before she headlines Vanilla Nites this Saturday in Sydney.

Vanilla Nites is a new party starting at The Oxford Hotel in Darlinghurst. It debuts this Saturday with a very special international guest — none other than Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean. It was a secret up until yesterday but now the cat's out of the bag. Nancy, who has worked with Soulwax, been named 'Nightlifes Best DJ' in New York City and played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, will headline the night and will be supported by a bunch of local DJs (including our very own Deputy Editor Ariane). Tickets are available for the small price of $10 (buy them from Pulse Radio, Resident Advisor or on the door), and all the details are here. We caught up with Nancy before Vanilla Nites.

Julian Rifkin: Hi Nancy. What are you most looking forward to when you come to Australia? I read somewhere that you like Vegemite...
Nancy Whang: I think I'm probably most looking forward to the summer weather. When I left NYC it was 23 degrees fahrenheit! That's some degrees below zero to the rest of the world. And yes, I do love Vegemite. I always keep a tube of it in the refrigerator.
 
We're only just getting over a pretty hectic heatwave here. How are you preparing for your visit?
I'm bringing a really big hat.
 
Your spot at Vanilla Nites was a secret until now. Can you tell us any other secrets about Nancy Whang?
I'm ambidextrous, which actually just makes me really clumsy and not able to tell right from left.
 
What's the last video you watched on YouTube?
This one... 
 
In a sentence describe your music style...
Nostalgic New York.
 
What have you got in store for the world in 2013?
Some new music with some old friends (Juan Maclean, Shit Robot, Classixx) and some old music with some new friends (covers of Casablanca Records songs for Gomma). 
 

Julian Rifkin

Latest


Michael Ozone Is All About Good-Time Vertical Intergration [Interview]

We speak to the Melbourne DJ about pizza delivery and real estate.


Meet The Model: Mary Maguet @ RPD Models

Shot By Harriet Were in NZ <3


Playlist: Melbourne's GL On Their Favourite ~Scary~ Songs

Ahead of the duo's Goodgod EP launch.


Meet The Super Adult Version Of Post Secret

Where your tales get turned into short films.


This Is What Walking Through NYC As A White Man Is Like

Street harassment via Funny Or Die.


Ingrid Verner Brings Cultural Commentary To Australian Fashion [Interview]

Talking clever, lush collections with the Melbourne designer.


Kids Are Getting Their #IdentityStolen On Instagram

Stop posting your #paychecks, dummies.


Miley Cyrus For MAC Viva Glam 2015

Her official statement: "my lipgloss b poppin."


Sofia Coppola Goes Normal For Gap's Holiday Ads

Advocates for dressing normal.


Watch FKA twigs' Death Row-Themed 'Video Girl'

Straddling taboos like a guy on a gurney.


Premiere: Fatal Jamz's Marion Belle 'Thug Youth' Video

From the upcoming solo debut, 'Thug Adonis'.


Watch Tkay Maidza's Adult Swim-Animated 'Switch Lanes' Video

Set in a pastel goth world of wonder.


Support Act Announced For SBTRKT 2015 Tour

Sydney boys Movement will play in Sydders and Melbs.


ISIS: And 10 Other Halloween Costumes You Shouldn't Wear

Not the Egyptian Goddess Isis — she's okay.


Kim Kardashian Just Spoke At A Tech Conference

About buying Blackberrys on eBay.


Help Kickstart A 6-Foot 'Girl Parts' Statue

In the name of pro-choice rights.


Oceans Apart: An All-Australian YouTube Mega-Mix

Top 20 Australian indie tunes. No Cold Chisel allowed.


Collection Survey: MANIAMANIA 'Metaphysical' Resort 2015

Shot by Bec Parsons, starring musician Matilda Dods.


Homophobic Man Gets Taken Down By Airline Passengers

One good Samaritan breaks an ankle in the process.


'Sexy Ebola' Costumes A Real Thing

That Breaking Bad one was just the beginning.


Drake's 'Angry Vine' Gets Internet As Excited As His 3 New Songs

It's his birthday and he'll rush a strip club if he wants to.