Entries tagged with: DFA Records
The Crystal Ark @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
As mentioned, the DFA Records 12th Anniversary Party is this Saturday (5/25) at Brooklyn's wonderous Grand Prospect Hall featuring a cavalcade of the label's talent, including live performances from YACHT, Shit Robot, Black Dice, Planningtorock, Prinzhorn Dance School, Factory Floor and more; and DJ sets from James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Juan Maclean, Tim Sweeny and more. Plus, "special guests." The show's been sold out for some time but more tickets are being released today at 2 PM so here's your chance if you missed out before.
In other news, the Crystal Ark have a few new remixes fo their track "Rain" (from last year's eponymous debut) and we've got the premiere of the Barker & Baumecker remix in this post. Stream that below.
Also as mentioned, YACHT, Prinzhorn Dance School and Larry Gus will play Shea Stadium on Friday (5/24). Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free, we've got a pair to give away. Details on how to enter are below.
Prinzhorn Dance School also play Cameo next Monday (5/27) with DJ sets from DFA labelmates Planningtorock and CREEP, plus a live performance from Dan Bodan who is also playing his first U.S. shows as part of the DFA weekend. Tickets for that show are still available.
That Crystal Ark remix, DFA party flyer and contest details below...
Holy Ghost!, who are playing the Governors Ball next month and touring with New Order this summer, are working on their new album, Dynamics. The record doesn't have a release date yet, but the first single just dropped. The 10-minute whopper is called "Dumb Disco Ideas" and is fueled by a very DFA rhythm section and funky clavinet. You can stream it below via its video that uses time-lapse photography to good effect. You can buy it digitally now and a 200-run vinyl pressing is due out soon.
The band are about to start a West Coast tour, which will make them one of the few active artists on DFA's roster to not play the label's big, sold-out 12th anniversary party at Grand Prospect Hall on 5/25 which is part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC takeover. They play Governors Ball on June 7 (only VIP tickets left) but tickets are still available for their July 24 show at Williamsburg Park opening for New Order.
All tour dates are listed, along with the new video, below.
You can't throw a stick in this town without hitting something related to the Red Bull Music Academy's monthlong takeover of NYC. One of the most anticipated events is the sold-out DFA 12th Anniversary Party which happens May 25 at the rococco wonderland that is Grand Prospect Hall. In celebration of this -- and the label's dozen years in existence -- they've made a short documentary about how the label came to be. Narrated by Marc Maron, you can watch it below.
YACHT @ T5, Oct 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
As mentioned before, DFA Records is throwing a 12th Anniversary party on May 25 at Brooklyn's spectacular Grand Prospect Hall, which is part of the Red Bull Music Academy's NYC takeover. That show is now sold out but a few of the acts playing it will be doing another show while here. YACHT, UK duo Prinzhorn Dance School (making their NYC debut) and Larry Gus will play the much smaller (and not quite as glitzy) Shea Stadium on May 24. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (4/24).
Flyer for the show is below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
this is where the DFA anniversary is happening
NYCers might be familiar with the infamous commercials for the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with the proprieters finishing off the commercial by yelling "WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE" at the top of their lungs. I've always thought that the venue -- which is truly fantastic in the textbook definition of the word -- might make an interesting space for a musical event. It has before, including being the home of the world-music oriented Golden Fest.
Apparently I was not alone. We've mentioned it, but never fully given it the attention it deserves. As part of the massive Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC next month, DFA Records will make their dreams come true by hosting their 12th anniversary of party at the dazzling space on May 25, featuring a veritable army of the DFA crew including DJs and live sets from James Murphy, The Rapture, Black Dice (live set), Juan Maclean, Pat Mahoney, The Crystal Ark (live set), YACHT (live set), Sh*t Robot (live set), Planningtorock (live set), Prinzhorn Dance School (live set, their US debut), Still Going, Nancy Whang, Tim Sweeney, Larry Gus, Dan Bodan and Marcus Marr. There are bound to be some surprises in store as well and seems likely to be a very memorable night.
Tickets are still available, but reportedly "dangerously close to selling out."
DFA-related videos and those classic Grand Prospect Hall commercials are below.
Andy Stott/Lee "Scratch" Perry
As mentioned, tickets went on sale today for the previously announced Red Bull Music Academy events, which take over NYC from April 28 to May 31. And now that those are on sale, the rest of the lineup has been announced. In addition to the newly-added Flying Lotus show at Terminal 5, the Red Bull Music Academy events now also include...
A Bunker party with Andy Stott, Atom TM, Objekt, Octo Octa, Kloke, Smax, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito at Public Assembly on May 4; Blondes, Mike Simonetti, Rudi Zygadlo, Astroboyz, CABAAL, Ale Hop, Yodashe, Harald Bjork, Alitrec, Mungo Park, Seretan, and Ada Kaleh at Cameo on May 6; and Le1f, Laurel Halo, Venus-X, and a secret guest at Glasslands on May 7.
Still more: Metro Area, Gerd Janson, and Bok Bok b2b L-Vis 1990 at 88 Palace on May 10; 'Drum Majors' with Mannie Fresh, Boi-1da, Young Chop, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Bangaldesh, DJ Mustard, and Drumma Boy at Knitting Factory on May 22; Afrika Bambaataa, Egyptian Lover, DJ Magic Mike, DJ Assault, DJ Funk, Scottie B, DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Big Freedia, Salva, Drop the Lime, and Branko & Krampfhaft at Santos on May 23; as well as Skream, Mala, and Plasitician & Hatcha on May 24 at Can Factory (232 3rd St in Brooklyn).
And even more: Oneohtrix Point Never, BIll Kouligas, Evian Christ, Kid Simpl, and ANNALOVE at Saint Vitus on May 26; Benji B, FaltyDL, Dorian Concept, Orquesta, and Somepoe at Sullivan Room on May 27; Pantha Du Prince & the Bell Laboratory with Louis Baker and Anya Kuts at West Park Church on May 28; a killer night of dub with legends Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood, The Congos vs Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and the Raw Power Band, Peaking Lights In A Dub Style vs Future Times, and DJ Slow at Le Poisson Rouge on May 30.
Tickets for all events are on sale now.
These join the previously announced shows, talks, and other events with James Murphy, Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Four Tet, A-Trak, Just Blaze, and more. Flyer with the updated, show-by-show lineup is below...
James Murphy on SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records man James Murphy is suing Tim Goldsworthy, who he formed DFA with in 2001, but who moved out of New York to the UK three years ago...
In a lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.In related news, tickets for James Murphy's DFA Records 12th anniversary party with DJ sets from him, The Rapture, YACHT, Black DIce, Juan Maclean, and so many more, are on sale now. The event is one of many upcoming Red Bull Music Academy events happening in NYC. Other RBMA events are on sale too, including Brian Eno's "illustrated talk", Four Tet at Webster Hall, A-Trak, Just Blaze, and others at Roseland, Giorgio Moroder, and many more.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court, says that "attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed" by Goldsworthy. It also accuses the producer of "breach of contract" and "unjust enrichment."
Goldsworthy owes a total of $93,899, according to DFA. The label, which has a studio in Greenwich Village and boasts such acts as Holy Ghost!, also seeks punitive damages and legal fees. [DNA Info]
The Red Bull Music Academy is coming to NYC from April 28 to May 31 which will include over 30 events ranging from live concerts and club nights to A/V installations, film screenings and public conversations with big names. Some of those names were recently announced. Details are not complete and tickets to all the shows below go on sale Monday, March 4 at 10 AM.
Perhaps most exciting of these events will be the NYC premiere of Brian Eno's audio-visual installation 77 Million Paintings which is generative software that creates morphing patterns and images. The installation, which be be at Cafe Rouge, will also features an "illustrated talk" on May 6.
James Murphy will head a nine-hour, multiroom show at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn on May 29 as part of DFA's 12th Anniversary celebration. The event will feature 15 live acts and DJs from throughout the label's history. Look for a short documentary, 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, to premiere around the same time.
Also part of it will be Four Tet + friends at Webster Hall on May 8. Four Tet, who just released odds-n-sods album 0181 as a free download (stream it below) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his landmark 2003 album, Rounds, this year with a deluxe resissue due out on Domino in May.
Still more. RBMA will also host the first NYC edition of London party Culture Clash on May 9. The "unique celebration of sound system culture" will feature sets by Max Glazer, A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, Young Guru, Just Blaze, and Que Bajo?!.
There's also "Drone Activity in Progress" which will happen at the Knockdown Center on May 2, featuring Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))), Prurient, Alan Licht, and Body/Head (aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace).
Other events including electronic music legend Giorgio Moroder in his first NYC DJ appearance; a talk with Bowie producers Tony Visconti and Nile Rodgers (maybe Eno will swing by?); Ryuichi Sakamoto and more to be announced. More info on RBMA is here.
by Andrew Sacher
Milano-via-Greece producer Larry Gus has a few releases out already, and he just teamed up with DFA Records for his latest, a free album called Silent Congas. The album weds psychedelic soul hop beats with otherworldly rhythms and soundscapes in a retro-futuristic kind of way that should appeal to fans of Gonjasufi or of the collaborative album by Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and The Congos. You can stream the entire thing and download it for free below.
We know there are always tons of free albums/mixtapes released all the time, but this week has been an especially good one with free albums from Cities Aviv, Action Bronson and the Alchemist, and more. Any other good ones you've grabbed recently?
Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane (who has worked with Yeasayer, of Montreal, Caribou, and others) has been playing around NYC for some time. Just last month he did a residency at Zebulon in Brooklyn and played the Afropunk Festival, in addition to opening local shows for Ava Luna and The Very Best.
Now he's announced that he's signed to DFA Records and that the label will release his debut LP, Mars, on October 23. It features guest spots from Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr, Yeasayer's Ira Wolf Tuton, and others. The album will include "Jeeper Creeper," which you may have heard, "Runnin'," which you can stream below, and six other tracks. The full tracklist is below.
Sinkane doesn't have any dates scheduled at the moment, but we know that he'll be playing some shows during CMJ so keep an eye out as the fest grows nearer.
Tracklist and streams are below.
Shit Robot opening for LCD Soundsystem @ T5 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
DFA beatmaker Shit Robot (aka Marcus Lambkin) released a new 12" on DFA, the first of three in his Green Machine series to be released throughout 2012. You can stream both sides -- "Teenage Bass" and "Space Race" -- at the bottom of this post. Shit Robot is touring select cities throughout the summer, kicking things off here in NYC with a DJ set tonight (5/24) at Hudson Terrace with Juan Maclean/LCD's Nancy Whang and Sean Glass. Doors are at 10PM and it's FREE till Midnight with RSVP. Nancy sang on Shit Robot's single "Take 'Em Up" so chances of cross-pollination seem likely. If the weather doesn't improve, the Hudson Terrace has a retractable roof so you won't get wet.
A list of all Shit Robot tour dates, plus the stream of that new single and a couple videos, are below...
Just saw that tweet for the first time via Hot Chip while looking for info on Hot Chip's new album. As you know, Lana Del Rey played SNL this past weekend (Hipster Runoff has since renamed his website in her honor). Bon Iver will hopefully do better on February 4th. Maybe LCD Soundsystem will get to play SNL if they ever reunite. For now we can make due by watching them in the documentary about their last show ever.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
DOWNLOAD: The Rapture - "How Deep is Your Love?" (Buffetlibre Remix) (MP3)
"Sorry for the long delay between records," frontman Luke Jenner said after "Come Back," before finishing the main set with "How Deep Is Your Love?" "A lot has happened." He's not kidding. Five years ago, after leaving DFA acrimoniously for Motown, Jenner's mother died, not long after he had his first child. In 2008, Jenner briefly quit the band; then bassist-songwriter Mattie Safer left for good. A year later, Jenner converted to Catholicism.The Rapture played their first public NYC show since returning to DFA at the sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (8/20) with Total Slacker. Pictures from that show are in this post. After a European tour, they'll return to North America for a full tour here which includes a show at Webster Hall on September 23. Tickets for that show are still on sale. No opener has been added yet.
That newfound faith is all over the new album, quite explicitly, but Saturday night's show seemed like a church for all comers. The encore underlined it. Jenner introduced it by saying, "On Wednesday, my wife and I will be married ten years." His voice cracked a hair when he dedicated "Sail Away," Grace's opener, to her. Then the last song of the night, Grace's closer, "It Takes Time to Be a Man," reached its conclusion, and I realized--for the first time, after playing the album with increasing pleasure over the past two months--that what Jenner sings on the coda is "Hallelujah." [Village Voice]
The Rapture's recent single, "How Deep is Your Love?" was remixed by Buffetlibre. Grab an MP3 of that remix above.
Speaking of DFA, As mentioned, Fall on Your Sword (aka Phil Mossman and Will Bates) recently released the single "The First Time I Saw Jupiter." The duo are DJing and playing live at a release party for the single TONIGHT (8/25) at Cameo Gallery with a DJ set by DFA labelmate Justin Miller. There will be a REYKA Vodka open bar from 8-9 PM. FOYS also recently made a DFA Radiomix which you can stream below.
A flier for tonight's show, radiomix stream, and more Rapture pictures (with setlist), below...
Shit Robot at Terminal 5 (more by Andrew St Clair)
Shit Robot has a few DJ and performance dates in the near future as part of a tour that kicks off in Chicago on Friday night at The Mid where James Murphy will also DJ. The NYC date is a DJ set at Le Bain on August 14th (no James). Full tour dates and a new mixtape and a remix by Shit Robot are below.
In other DFA Records news, The Rapture will play a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg on 8/20 which is followed by a bunch of European touring (updated dates below). The band recently released a new remix via an Adult Swim series. You can download the original for the price of your email at DFA. Adult Swim has since released the new Clams Casino track, "Wizard".
Juan MacLean has a few upcoming dates as well, including the previously discussed date on 8/20 at PS1 with Pictureplane (who just played a hot 285 Kent), Blood Orange, Solange Knowles and more. Full tour schedule is below.
Rewards aka Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift has signed to DFA and is releasing a 12" called Equal Dreams which is a track featuring vocals by Solange Knowles. Blood Orange aka Devonté Hynes contributes to the flip, "Asleep with the Lights On". Stream both songs below.
LCD Soundsystem guitarist Phil Mossman and Will Bates are Fall On Your Sword, and the duo are preparing to release the DFA debut too. The new single features extended versions of tracks from the soundtrack of Another Earth. Stream both songs, with a video for one too, below.
And last but not least, Holy Ghost hit the road as part of the Identity Festival in middle August, tagging PNC Bank Arts Center on 8/14 and Jones Beach Ampitheater on 8/21. Tickets are still available for both dates (they are no longer $20 though).
All tour dates and those Shit Robot mixes are below.
"Almost 10 years after the release of House Of Jealous Lovers, The Rapture will be coming back home to DFA. Their new album The Grace Of Your Love drops on September 6 in the US, September 5 in Europe. We'll be sure to keep you posted." - DfA RecordsIn other DFA news, YACHT and Midnight Magic and The Miracles Club will play the DFA Northside Festival showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 19. Tickets are on sale now for the gig that is much smaller than YACHT's last headlining NYC show.
Like the recently-announced Seapony and Thee Oh Sees shows, you can also try and get in to YACHT with a Nothside Festival badge. All of these shows are part of the latest round of Northside Festival lineup additions. The full list of bands is below...
YACHT photos by Chris La Putt
YACHT @ WEBSTER HALL - 4/27/2011
Dave 1 w/ Holy Ghost! @ MHOW - 4/30/2011
LCD Soundsystem may be done but DFA Records still has a strong presence, especially lately, and especially Saturday night in NYC when Free Energy played Glasslands while Holy Ghost! headlined a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg where they were joined by Nancy Whang on vocals and surprise guest Dave 1 from Chromeo on guitar. Holy Ghost's setlist and some videos are below. Later in the night Nancy headed to Webster Hall to hang with Classixx while Juan Maclean and friends DJ'd at Cameo.
Holy Ghost! recently released a video for "Wait & See" which stars the duo's actual fathers. Check that out below. Holy Ghost! are on the lineup of the HARD Summer Fest happening in LA on August 6th, as are DFA artists Shit Robot, Special Disco Version (James and Pat), and Still Going. Shit Robot also recently released a new video for "Losing My Patience" which features Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Watch that below.
Earlier last week, the DFA-signed YACHT came through town for their own big headlining show which was at Webster Hall with Light Asylum. A set of pictures from that show are also in this post and they continue with the other stuff, below...
Earlier this month LCD Soundsystem posted that they had finished their final tour show and were "hunkering down to learn as much as we can for the t5 and msg shows. oh dear." On March 10th they tweeted that they're "looking for a 12 to 16 (or more) part men's chorus to help us with... something... umm... email firstname.lastname@example.org it will rule. HELP!" Hopefully they worked that out by now because the gigs are just around the corner with the first of four Terminal 5 shows happening on Monday, March 28th. The final show goes down Saturday, March 2nd at Madison Square Garden. If you can't be there, well, Pitchfork has announced that they'll be streaming it.
This is also happening:
While you're waiting check out the new Planningtorock video that DFA Records just released....
today in NYC
* Sarah Renfro @ Sycamore
* Jean Carla Rodea @ Barbes
* Brian Eubanks @ The Stone
* David Behrman @ The Stone
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Tokyo Police Club @ the Wired Store
* The Constellations @ Brooklyn Bowl
* American Hardcore event @ The Strand
* Bert Jansch, Pegi Young @ The Bell House
* Our Hit Parade (early & late) @ Joe's Pub
* MiniBoone, Landlady, Bear Ceuse @ The Rock Shop
* Florence & the Machine, Surfer Blood @ Don Hill's
* Rye Rye, Navegante, DJ Sega @ Public Assembly
* Freelance Whales, Miniature Tigers @ Webster Hall
* Nada Surf, Bambi Kino, Musicband @ Mercury Lounge
* Prince, Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway @ Izod Center
* Tacoleg, White Suns, Marsh Hens, Turbosleaze @ Death By Audio
* Only Son, The Silent League, Common Prayer, Abandoned Warehouse @ Union Pool
* The Depreciation Guild, Motel Motel, Dinosaur Bones, The Canon Logic @ Glasslands
* Lubricated Goat, Five Dollar Priest, Endless Boogie, Electroputas, Hans Chew @ Knitting Factory
* Bunny Moon, Dubknowdub, Shadow Lover, Le Sphinxx, Follower, The Magick Report, Planet Rump @ Silent Barn
* Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, The High Irons, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice, American Speedway @ Maxwell's
The early show at Joe's Pub is "OUR HIT PARADE: Special Year-End Edition - The Top 10 Songs of 2010!" with Randy Harrison, Tracy Bonham, Cole Escola, Care Bears on Fire, Trapper Felides with Adam Kantor, Shockwave, Amber Martin, Jim Andralis & Larry Krone, Adrienne Truscott "and many more..."
The late show at Joe's Pub is "OUR HIT PARADE: Special Decade Edition - The Top 10 Songs of the 90's!" with, as previously mentioned, "Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys), Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill), Judy Gold, Alan Cumming, Erin Markey, Myles Kane, Molly Pope, Clint Asay, Amy Bezunartea, Jennifer O'Conner and many more...
Einsturzende Neubauten @ Bowery Ballroom is cancelled.
Ronnie Spector plays Letterman tonight.
Roger Waters will be a guest on Conan tonight.
DFA Records Co-Founder Jonathan Galkin and label manager and DJ Justin Miller talked to each other, and Chromeo got animated, for a Bushmills-sponsored new video series called 'Since Way Back'. Watch both videos below...
The Smith Westerns made a video for their new song "Weekend." Watch it below...
YACHT @ BK Bowl's DFA CMJ Party (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Electro-pop duo YACHT will be going on tour this February/March with Bobby Birdman. One of the only announced US dates (vs. Canada) will be at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, March 11th with MNDR. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon.
YACHT's 2009 DFA album See Mystery Lights brought them on tour around the world (and to IFC's Dinner with the Band). They made video diaries of most trips - China, South Korea and Brazil are below.
On that same label are LCD Soundsystem, who are playing Coachella and working on a new album. A clip from the making of that (James Murphy is really pleased with his mansion/studio) and tour footage from YACHT's 2009 travels are below...
Starting December 17th, Insound, the online indie super-store, known for its impeccable selection of vinyl and well designed music merch and gifts, will open a unique holiday pop-up gallery at 303 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The gallery will be selling the best designed music gifts from Insound's inventory, including silk-screened, limited edition posters, t-shirts, deluxe LP box sets, art books about music, turntables and unusual audio gear and music gifts.DJing the first night (tonight, 12/17) will be Brooklyn's own Small Black. The full schedule and a flyer are below...
In a neighborhood filled with great small record stores, Insound will not be selling standard LPs or CDs at the pop up gallery. Instead, the company's staff has curated the space with the intention of showcasing products that express the very best product design and quality applied to a love of music.
Additionally, every night from 7-10pm, in conjunction with The Fader, the gallery will host special live music events featuring surprise guest DJs and complimentary cocktails.
Pat Mahoney and James Murphy
James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records) posted the following message on the DFA board (thx all)...
ok, pat and i are starting a new party here in nyc. it's a dfa party, sure, somewhere between my old apt party (which was very fun) and the dfa parties at studio b. it's called special disco version and it'll have it's homebase at a new club my friend has in manhattan called 100 lafayette at, well, you guessed it, 100 lafayette street. we're also taking the show on the road.Hercules & Love Affair (also part of the DFA family) play Studio B this week.
the new spot isn't open yet, but there are some gigs a-coming up.
and here they are:
may 13th we're on beats in space
may 15th pat's in dublin (details to follow)
may 16th pat's at fabric in london
may 16th i'm at webster hall in nyc
may 30th pat's in austria at the urban artforms festival
may 31st pat's in belgrade
june 10th we're playing together at MOMA
june 13th & 14th there'll be some form of specialdiscoversion party in vancouver and toronto
DOWNLOAD: LCD SOundsystem - Losing My Edge (MP3)
It's like a Randall's Island reunion all in one post. The LCD Soundsystem & Arcade Fire split tour 7" is available for sale in the DFA store. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem is DJing @ 205 tonight (Dec 4, 2007) with residents Justin Miller and Jacques Renault. Les Savy Fav made a video. Video, party details, and more, below.....