Marius Lauber aka Roosevelt released his highly anticipated self-titled debut album via Greco-Roman / City Slang records last year, after putting out various EP’s (among others on Future Classic), since 2012 and playing in indie band BeatBeatBeat! Now Marius is back with two remix 12 Inches with reworks by Young Marco, Prins Thomas, Kaspar Bjorke, Moscoman, Joe Goddard, Andhim, Cleveland & more! Tomorrow, July 20th 2017 he’s playing along Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Full Nelson at the 10 years of Greco Roman party at Prince Charles (Berlin)!
My name is Marius but you might know me as Roosevelt. I was born in Viersen and grew up in Viersen. When I was a child my idol was Michael Jackson, because he seemed like from another planet. When I was 13, I started playing guitar. It was then when I realised that I’m the only one taking it serious and decided to produce my own music. Since then I am still trying to figure it out.
One of my best gigs I played was Primavera Sound. It was so much fun to see hundreds of people jumping up and down and singing along to my songs.
One of the best gigs I have been to was The War On Drugs a few years ago. It was a really great show. I loved the multiple layers of guitars.
Now I live in Cologne with my synths. In my house you can find 4 cats and my refrigerator is usually full with Sparkling Ice Tea cans. I enjoy being in my new studio and writing new music a lot. I can spend hours working on a snare sound. One of my favorite places to visit is South America, because people are really kind there.
On weekdays I work in the studio and on weekends I play festivals (at the moment).
My favorite song at the moment is Calvin Harris – Slide. A film I watched lately and really liked was Nightcrawler. The last series I watched and loved was Better Call Saul.
I am very inspired by buying weird old keyboards on Ebay. My dream is to have one of my tracks on the FIFA soundtrack some day. My worst nightmare is never having one of my tracks on the FIFA soundtrack ever.
I love watermelons and hate sprouts.
I am addicted to fizzy drinks, I just cannot stop … drinking them.
I get totally fucked up, when I mistakenly think that’s a good idea. The next day I need to take the highest legal dose of Ibuprofen.
Local Suicide reminds me of “LIKE” in Cologne – a club night where my first ever DJ set took place in 2008.
Tomorrow I am playing a festival on the Formula One race track in Austria. Next month I‘m playing Sziget for the first time. Next year there might be new music at some point. In 10 years I hope I can afford an AC in my studio.
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a pub owner.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Adam Sandler would have the main role, because I often feel like i’m in an Adam Sandler movie.
If I could have sex with anyone, it would be me, obviously.
If I was a car, I would be a Ford Ka.
If I was an animal, I would be a Koala bear.
If I was a drug I would be a Soy Latte.
If I was an invention, I would be light. If I was an object, I would be a chair.
If I could date myself, I would kiss on the first date.
If I could play with anyone it would be a PS4 pro.
I would like to collaborate with Stevie Nicks.
If I had only one wish, it would be to have one of my tracks on the FIFA soundtrack some day.
I would never stop believin’, because hold on to the feelin’.
My word of advice to the reader would be to come to my DJ Set at Prince Charles on 20th July ;).