Need a gift for a gifted musician?
1/2 of Undercover Agency
1/2 of Curb Feelers
...and all man, girlfriend.
DEEP F@#KING HOUSE. Well thatʼs what he calls it, anyway. Some might say his sound blurs the lines
between house and techno, but no one could deny that itʼs deep. Sub-aquatic deep. 20,000 leagues under
the sea deep. Deeper than the Marianas Trench. Deeper than a deep-fried Mars bar kind-of-deep. Well,
maybe not that deep. That shit is DEEP.
At 34 earth cycles (not looking a day over 40), Lance is currently splitting his time between London and San
Francisco, having a full production studio in the latter, where he works on his own productions as well as for
some of the biggest names in the business, using the term ʻbusinessʼ very loosely. His studio mix credits
include work for labels like Visionquest, Wolf & Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, Black Catalouge, Hottub and
As far as his own music is concerned, heʼs had loads of remixes and his own 12”s under various monikers
for labels like Classic, Dessous, PIAS, Lazy Days, or Seasons, on which he released a full length album with
JT Donaldson as Undercover Agency. The duo also had some success in 2004 with a DJ mix compilation
and double unmixed vinyl for OM Records called San Francisco Sessions Volume 5.
In the midst of all this, Lance spawned his alter ego Land Shark, under which he released 4 singles and a
self-titled album on Coco Machete Records. The first single ʻTie Me Upʼ was an international underground hit
and brought praise from virtually every DJ on the planet under 50 and over 4. The Sharkʼs other mentionable
endeavors–and there are many unmentionables–include touring the album as a band and recording with
Greenskeepers on their LP ʻThe Ziggy Franklin Radio Showʼ. Thereʼs been a bit of a hiatus but the Shark is
soon to resurface (no more fish puns, promise) with ʻTie Me Upʼ getting the remix treatment from some
heavy hitters for Matt Tolfreyʼs label Leftroom Limited, and a new single in the works.
Another focus at the moment is his label Bang The Box, which he co-runs with Brett Johnson, of Classic and
Visionquest notoriety. The label has released music from some of the nicest–oh yeah, and talented–people
around, including Pillow Talk, John Tejada, Tone of Arc, The Mole, Convextion, JT Donaldson, and even
Brett and Lance themselves.
As a DJ, Lance has traveled to the far corners of the globe, bringing his brand of tech-funk to sweaty rooms
like The Rex in Paris, the now defunct Food Club in Brussels, the venerable Panorama Bar in Berlin, as well
as tours in Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Japan and other exotic locales. Heʼs also slugged it out in the
trenches in places like Kansas City, El Paso, and Dallas, where he hails from, so itʼs not all glitz and
glamour. Though mostly.***
***Kansas City and El Paso were actually really fun...
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