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LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP

$19.99

The debut LP from LCD Soundsystem. We probably don't need much of a sales pitch on this one. 1xLP in a tip-on sleeve. 

Track Listing:

  1. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  2. Too Much Love
  3. Tribulations
  4. Movement
  5. Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
  6. On Repeat
  7. Thrills
  8. Disco Infiltrator
  9. Great Release
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LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)

$15.00

Losing My Edge backed with Beat Connection. This is the 2012 Remastered version cut super loud by Bob Weston. And it doesn't skip anymore! Yay. 

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Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes (White Label 12")
Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes (White Label 12")

Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes (White Label 12")

$15.00

Prinzhorn Dance School’s spartan sonics have often lead to some hand-wringing when trying to play out their records ‘in the club’. In the first 7 years of their existance, there was a sole club-friendly remix in their entire catalog. It is for these reasons that we’re really stoked to announce that we now have a second.

DFA veteran Shit Robot takes the track “Reign” from their imminently released third album “Home Economics” and turns it into a deep, dark floor-filler. The band’s pleading vocals dive in and out of a throbbing bassline, with new robotic percussion seamlessly blending with the band’s original bangs and clangs.

The flip features that previously alluded to Optimo (Espaco) mix of You Are The Space Invader - previously only available commercially in digital form, this is the
first (slightly) wider vinyl release of this classic remix. An edition of 500 hand-stamped and numbered white label copies, not to be pressed again for another 7 years or so. Probably.

Tracklist:

A - Reign (Shit Robot Remix)
B - You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (espacio) Remix)
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LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

$15.00

This iconic vinyl EP from LCD Soundsystem has not been back in print and for sale since 2012. Originally released in 2007, the EP contains 2 non-LP tracks, including the 12 1/2 minute slo-mo disco workout Freak Out / Starry Eyes, and the instrumental burner "Hippie Priest Bum Out” (made popular on Fabric Live 36: Murphy and Mahoney). There is also a devilishly acidic rework of North American Scum by James Murphy himself. Beautiful cover art design by Mike Vadino. 

Tracklist: 

A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)

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CCFX - CCFX EP 12"
CCFX - CCFX EP 12"
CCFX - CCFX EP 12"
CCFX - CCFX EP 12"

CCFX - CCFX EP 12"

$10.00

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington resulting from a merger between two seminal Olympia pop music outfits; CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest. 

Recorded and (re)mixed with local OG Captain Tripps, the EP's sound partially recalls late 90’s/early 00’s indie pop as chiming, melodic guitar parts counter and complement Mary Jane’s brilliant voice. In the same vein of the past few decades' most beloved and coveted hitmakers (both in the clubs as well as on the radio), the music feeds on a sense of nostalgia not necessarily specific to any one time or place – sun-kissed riffs seem to go on forever, supported by a steady breakbeat. 

The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality of Mary Jane's voice is pushed to the front. The b-side's "Ode," a late CC Dust piece, and "2Tru," written by Popovic, were put together around the time of Trans FX's The Clearing, whereas "The One to Wait" and "Venetian Screens" found Dunphe, Jaques and McDonnell picking up where they left off a year later, swept up in the productive frenzy leading to TFX's latest effort, Gaslit.

CCFX, over the course of this palpable evolution, have struck that rare yet essential balance between heartfelt sincerity and calculated disillusionment, bearing the mark of a project which is as fearless as it is humble, out there living as big as it wants to be. These four tracks grant listeners access to suppressed and superseded feelings from youth, paired with a backwards glint of whatever strange luxury this epoch's future might still hold. FFO St Etienne, Q Lazarus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, dancing, celebrations, success stories, TFX, CCの, etc.

Tracklist

A1 - The One To Wait
A2 - Venetian Screens
B3 - Ode
B4 - 2Tru
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LCD Soundsystem - YEAH 12"
LCD Soundsystem - YEAH 12"
LCD Soundsystem - YEAH 12"
LCD Soundsystem - YEAH 12"

LCD Soundsystem - YEAH 12"

$15.00

*IN STOCK, shipment begins August 6th! 

2019 repress of the revered 2004 single YEAH. This pressing comes in a sturdier heavyweight sleeve, heavier vinyl, same great artwork by Mike Vadino.  

tracklist:
a: yeah (crass version)
aa: yeah (pretentious version) 

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YACHT - See Mystery Lights 12"
YACHT - See Mystery Lights 12"

YACHT - See Mystery Lights 12"

$20.00

Single LP on WHITE vinyl in a beautiful, spot-glossed cover. Features Summer Song and Psychic City, among like 8 other tracks or so. Includes an instant digital download. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Ring the Bell
  2. The Afterlife
  3. I'm In Love With a Ripper
  4. It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want
  5. Psychic City
  6. Summer Song
  7. We Have All We've Ever Wanted
  8. Don't Fight the Darkness
  9. I'm In Love With a Ripper (Party Mix)
  10. Psychic City (Version)
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The Juan Maclean - One Day 12"
The Juan Maclean - One Day 12"

The Juan Maclean - One Day 12"

$10.00

Oh, the jokes we had with the title of this song. Well, there's only one. "Juan Day". Anyway. The followup to Happy House, features Alex Frankel on backing vox. Includes an instant digital copy. 

Tracklist

A1 - One Day

A2 - One Day (Marc Romboy Remix)

B1 - One Day (The Emperor Machine Remix)

B2 - One Day (Surkin Remix)

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Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

$9.99

DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari, an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

“... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

“It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

 

 Track List: 

  1. Aromobates NDB (8:18)
  2. Clelia Clelia (8:30)
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    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce
    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

    $10.99

    DFA is pleased to announce the long-awaited followup to Marcus Marr’s acclaimed 2013 single “The Music”.

    A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul,
    and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

    “The Music”, was featured prominently in the 2012 film “Pusher”, starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Dean. The single’s B-Side “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan. Additionally, it was placed at #3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, bested only by Daft Punk and Todd Terje.

    Marcus has the following to say about these two new tracks:

    Brown Sauce: “Depending on the vibe of the night, if you come and see me DJ it’s likely you’re going to hear some futuristic music, as well as some disco, house and so on. I want people to be warned about that so I made “Brown Sauce”. I’ve been playing it all over the place for a good while now and it never lets me down.”

    Peacemakers : “This one has features me on my bass guitar. Its a Fender Jazz and its usually there somewhere on most of my tunes. I bought it off a clueless Brummie punk years ago. He wanted only £90 for it - i was sure there was a catch but no, it was the genuine article.”

    These two tracks are a taste of what we can expect in the future from Marcus Marr, who will be releasing his debut album on DFA in 2015.

     

     Track List: 

    1. Brown Sauce
    2. Peacemakers
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    Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP 12"
    Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP 12"

    Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP 12"

    $13.99

    Long-awaited vinyl version of Guerilla Toss' FLOOD DOSED, now on wax instead of magnetic tape. 

    Cut incredibly loud at 45RPM, Featuring a new (bonus track) from the same recording session, "Teacher Speaks".

    Ships in early March. 

    1. Realistic Rabbit
    2. Polly's Crystal
    3. Ritual In Light
    4. Teacher Speaks

     

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    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)

    The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)

    $25.00

    dfa 2378 / 2014 / Stamped white label DOUBLE 12" in plain sleeve.

     

    A. Ascension (Deep Mix)

    B. Paradise (Space Mix)

    C. Rain (XXXtended Mix)

    D. We Came To (House Mix)

     

    The band has the following to say about these remixes:

     

    “Mixing The Crystal Ark album was a deep process. Viva Ruiz and I spent a month in the studio with Matt Thornley and as we mixed the tracks we discovered that certain parts of them sounded so wonderful and driving when stripped down that we did some extra mixes to highlight this aspect. It felt connected to the "Dub" or "Techno" mixes you'd find on late 80's - mid 90's dance 12"s, which were often much more pounding than the original versions of the tracks, more geared to the dance floor than the radio.”   -Gavin Russom

    "We wanted to create some more DJ friendly versions of some of the songs, so we approached it like we would a traditional remix, with the difference of doing most of the moves live on analog gear. Kind of old school DUB style. This way it captured more energy and spontaneity than if we had planned every move before hand. " -Matt Thornley

    “At the end of the very intense process of mixing the tracks for the record, Gavin, Matt and I were excited to approach these tracks with an entirely different perspective. In my mind, I saw these tracks going out to the people holding down the dance floor, those people who are the VIPS at any function, so for me essentially these dubs are dedicated to the dancers.”  -Viva Ruiz


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      Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love 12"
      Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love 12"

      Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love 12"

      $10.00

      Museum of Love is the musical project of Pat Mahoney (Founding member of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day).

      Longtime friends in New York, McNany and Mahoney found a similar sensibility and a shared vocabulary for interpreting surroundings, something that began with their remix of Battles’ “My Machines feat. Gary Numan” and extended into their creation of a full length record together.

      Naming their duo in ode to Daniel Johnston’s song of the same name, Mahoney divulges, “I had always loved the song, and had been thinking of what such an edifice would contain when we were trying to name the project.” McNany continues, “Pat’s a sculptor, I’m a painter, we make music and museums are sacred spaces and love is an elusive thing.”

      Museum of Love is the result of a songwriting collaboration between McNany and Mahoney, with McNany writing most of the music, and Mahoney most of the words. Together they edited and arranged the tracks in the studio. Mahoney says the process of collaboration was energizing, while McNany simply explains, “making the record was pure pleasure. Waiting for it to come out has been the hardest thing.”

      “Museum of Love moves at a stately pace here, offering a slow and steady chugger that wraps itself in gauzy vocal layers and takes its sweet time reaching its climactic peak.” - Pitchfork 

       

      Tracklist: 

      1. Horizontalator
      2. Down South
      3. In Infancy
      4. FATHERS
      5. The Who's Who of Who Cares
      6. Learned Helplessness In Rats (Disco Drummer)
      7. Monotronic
      8. The Large Glass
      9. And All The Winners (Fuck You Buddy)
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      Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"
      Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

      Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

      $16.00

      With his Familiar Five EP, London-based producer Marcus Marr has taken his darkest and most thrillingly outré turn yet. Recorded through the long dark nights in the splendid isolation of his Brixton studio, lead single “Familiar Five” is a tale of bizarre transformation that points up the fragile boundaries between dreams and reality. 

      “Familiar Five” feels like an outsider anthem. “It’s about being a freak and accepting it – being happy to be a freak,” notes Marr. He narrates the song with his finest deadpan lip-curl, managing to make the lyrics sound suggestive, malevolent and wildly empowering all at once. “It was sounding quite sinister as I was making it, and I thought a voice would sound good on it,” recalls Marr. “I was reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kafka’s Metamorphosis as well,” he remembers. Other diverse influences setting the track’s fabulously unnerving tone include Marr’s readings about “familiar spirits” – the occult animals believed to assist medieval witches in their nefarious deeds. 

      The other songs featured on the Familiar Five EP include “Love Release,” which taps into the energy and live power of his DJ sets; “High Times,” a track that’s influenced by his love of early 80’s dance music (“I was definitely thinking of Nile Rodgers in 1979, 1980, there... I have a bit of a thing for that period at the beginning of the ‘80s before drum machines took control of dance music.”); and previous single “Rocketship.” 

      Marr is no stranger to collaboration, working with Australian musician Chet Faker on 2015’s Work EP. Work yielded two hit singles, “Birthday Card” (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and “The Trouble with Us” (#1 Hype Machine). The Familiar Five EP, however, shows him in his individual element, an artist and performer who understands just how to make superb music for both man and machine. 

      A regular at Berlin’s famed nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar since 2014, Marcus Marr recently toured in North America with The Juan Maclean. He has previously toured with the likes of Hot Chip, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and Optimo, and has performed at the highly-regarded MoMa PS1 Warm Up series, Day For Night Festival, and Art Basel Miami. Marcus has also contributed mixes to Beats in Space and Boiler Room. 

      Tracklist:

      1) Familiar Five
      2) Love Release
      3) High Times
      4) Rocketship

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      Essaie Pas - New Path 12"
      Essaie Pas - New Path 12"
      Essaie Pas - New Path 12"
      Essaie Pas - New Path 12"

      Essaie Pas - New Path 12"

      $12.00

      Tracklist:

      1) Les Aphides
      2) Futur Parlé
      3) Complet Brouillé
      4) Les agents des stups
      5) Substance M
      6) New Path


      Essaie Pas
      always seek out fresh challenges. Emerging from Montreal’s sprawling electronic scene, the duo - Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau – feel completely free to express themselves, to sketch out hitherto unmapped musical regions.

      Essaie Pas has always been about exploring new territories” explains Pierre. “From the very first tapes, to the last one. We don’t want to do the same thing over and over again, – we just need to keep it exciting and to challenge ourselves. Take those experiences, open new boxes and see what happens.”

      Forthcoming album ‘New Path’ takes this one step further. The duo’s fifth album to date – and second on powerhouse label DFA Records –is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, a classic of dystopian science fiction.

      “I read the book a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago, and it had a strong impression on me,” explains Pierre. “In our previous work we always looked to music as inspiration in our lives, but this time we felt the desire to try something different, that’s not based on ourselves but on someone else’s universe. It was going to be more conceptual, more political.”

      ‘New Path’ touches on personal ground, on addiction, loss, and the lingering strength of identity within late capitalism’s mass media paranoia. It pins down the central character’s destructive addiction, using this as a metaphor to explore the dichotomous rupture between our inner lives and our social environment, one that is often fed and soothed by drug abuse, social media, or any kind of dependence.

      “I think it touches us on many levels,” Pierre continues. “We can talk about drug addiction issues, we can talk about the mass surveillance world we live in, but there’s also the experience of loss, of grief. I was surprised by how the book felt so modern and accurate to the time we live in right now. Dick’s visions of surveillance are the reality of social control today.”

      It’s a record that continually ties itself in knots, a puzzle that is outwardly beguiling while the solutions remain inherently allusive. As Pierre points out, it’s even present in the title. “I like the fact that it sounds optimistic, but in the book it’s actually an illusion,” he explains. “This new path is actually going nowhere.”

      But it’s a challenge met with humour, picking up on the wry elements of Philip K. Dick’s own writing – witness the subtle wit of songs such as ‘Complet Brouillé’, ‘Les Agents Des Stups’ or as in ‘Futur Parlé’s tripped-out lyrics, offsetting intense themes with something a little more playful. 

      The conceptual nature of ‘New Path’ belies the subtle personal shifts within the band. A husband and wife duo, Essaie Pas thrive on freedom, on parting to focus on outside projects in Montreal and Berlin before returning renewed, flushed with fresh inspiration.

      “Both personally and for Essaie Pas it’s good that both of us have separate projects,” he explains. “Marie has been constantly touring solo for the last year. On my side I’ve been producing other people’s music (Bernardino Femminielli, Pelada or Sleazy to name a few). Collaborating in the studio with talented people with unique aesthetics and different creative processes is always refreshing as an artist.”

      The complexity of the project mirrors the complexities within Essaie Pas’ career to date – forever unpredictable, their wiry, individual sound offers a tangled vision of tomorrow’s aesthetics. “I think this was the main challenge,” muses Pierre. “To adapt what we’ve been doing live thru the last 2 years, which before was always changing, and corner it, make it cohesive”.

      Although the duo is continually reinventing themselves, exploring new concepts or addressing political issues, emotions stays the essential aspect of their work. This is cold music for cold times, yet beneath this lies a continual search for the humane.

      As they conclude “Ultimately we hope we can reach out to people, in a compassionate way, this is what we aim for with this album."

       

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      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night 12"
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night 12"
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night 12"
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night 12"

      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night 12"

      $15.99

      Tracklist:
      1. Don't Feed The Animals
      2. Devil Dance
      3. I Can Never Relax
      4. I'm So Bored

      After turning in a wall-shaking remix of Essaie pas last year, Romanian production duo Khidja present their first EP for DFA. These four tracks are deep, spooky heaters – think John Carpenter in the club, with industrial basslines, frenetic melodies careening a bit out of control, and vocals echoing from the corners of the room. Their signature throb that runs along all four tracks, influenced by their time spent in underground scenes in Bucharest, London, and Berlin, as well as an emphasis on the jagged sounds of hardware. 

      Having established themselves with previous releases on labels like Hivern Discs and Malka Tuti, Khidja get darker, dubbier, and more twisted on In The Middle Of The Night. We find the record in the witching hour, and the tracks represent the cycle of nighttime mentalities, revealing the various directions the mind can wander in the place between consciousness and unconsciousness – mania, paranoia, even boredom. It all makes for a raucous dancefloor experience, with the duo bringing something new and heavy to the DFA roster.

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      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"
      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"

      Edward - Underwater Jams 12"

      $18.99

      TRACKLIST: 
      A) Mental Dive (14:57)
      B The Lagoon (11:35)

      On his DFA debut, German experimental techno producer Edward largely departs from the 4/4 grid he frequents and blurs the focus towards a more slippery, improvisational vibe. Fans of his Desert Sky alias, as well as his work reshaping classic tracks by Harmonia & Eno and Rolf Trostel of Tangerine Dream, will be quite pleased with Underwater Jams. These two new songs unfold at their leisure, going off on whizzing, kosmiche-influenced tangents, all the while guided by the hand drums of percussionist Geronimo Dehler. On A-side “The Lagoon,” the freedom of the long-form composition allows Edward to go deeper and more mesmeric, while the restrained stomp of B-side “Mental Dive” allows for an introspective dance floor moment.

      Though he’s been releasing music for the past decade, Edward has always been a bit enigmatic, with a majority of his discography only available on vinyl. He remains as prolific as ever – in the last year alone, Edward has toured all over the world, playing esteemed clubs from Berghain to Fabric, and splitting bills with artists like Ricardo Villalobos and Oskar Offermann. His numerous releases on Giegling, Die Orakel, and White demonstrate his penchant for combining the psychedelic and the locked-in groove, but it’s the sprawling sense of adventure that makes this release one of the more idiosyncratic in Edward’s catalog.

      Limited heavyweight vinyl with matte finish jacket and picture sleeve, rainbox gradient center label. Ships with bolt stickers. 
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      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"

      LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"

      $15.00

      Incredible remixes of LCD Soundsystem, from the album American Dream.

      This 12" features 2 versions of Oh Baby, remixed by Lovefingers.

       **THIS IS A VINYL-ONLY RELEASE** Digital files for this 12" are not available from DFA. 


      a1) oh baby (lovefingers remix)
      b1) oh baby (lovefingers dub)

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      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"
      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"
      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"
      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"
      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"

      Wolfram - Amadeus 12"

      $10.00

      Pre-order, album ships week of September 13th.
      For purchases outside North and South America, order here
      Tracklist:

      1) 
      Scirocco
      2) Automatic (feat. Peaches)
      3) Graffiti In Tehran
      4) My Love Is For Real (feat. Haddaway) [Dance Mix]
      5) What Is It Like (feat. Pamela Anderson)
      6) Rein (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover) 
      7) Put Me In Your Mobile Phone
      8) Catalyst
      9) 
      My Love Is For Real (feat. Haddaway) [Live At The Cathedral]

      Wolfram makes his triumphant return to DFA with Amadeus, a newly refined take on the Euro-disco pop he’s become known for over the past several years. Released by Public Possession overseas, the record takes the spirit of his 2011 debut full-length and focuses it more specifically towards the dance floor, helped as always by a variety of collaborators: Peaches, Haddaway, Egyptian Lover, Yung Hurn, Pamela Anderson, and more. A singular producer and entertainer, but coexisting in many worlds, Wolfram embeds a good sense of humor throughout his music. From the artists he works with, to his distinctively gleaming melodies, as well as his DJ sets at the likes of Robert Johnson, Wilden Renate, and Griessmuehle, Wolfram is a presence like no other. 

      On Amadeus, Wolfram zeroes in on the most earworm-y aspects of his past work, concentrating it down until we’re left with succinct, dopamine-inducing bangers. Tracks like “Graffiti in Tehran” and “Rein” recall the hi-octane crunch of artists like Daft Punk, while “Automatic” and “My Love Is For Real” both make use of soaring disco piano, taking the listener on a dance floor odyssey. The world he creates is one of high-gloss and high spirits – low brow, high concept with an Italo tinge, creating a unique brand of anthemic futuristic disco. The album begs one to come along for an irresistible ride in a beat-up vintage Ferrari, faux fur-lined bucket seats not included.

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      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"
      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"

      YACHT - Chain Tripping 12"

      $10.00


      DFA-edition 
      half white / half light blue vinyl, only available from our store! 

      Tracklist: 
      1) (Downtown) Dancing
      2) Hey Hey
      3) SCATTERHEAD
      4) Loud Light
      5) Blue On Blue
      6) DEATH
      7) Sad Money
      8) California Dali
      9) Stick it to the Station
      10) Little Instant 

      “We wanted to find a way to interrogate technology more deeply,” explains Claire L. Evans, one-third of the pop group YACHT. “From the ground up,” adds her partner and YACHT founder Jona Bechtolt. The group—rounded out by longtime collaborator Rob Kieswetter—would know: their seventeen-year career has been marked by a series of conceptual stunts, experiments, and attempts to use technology “sideways.” Even the band’s name speaks to this: YACHT is an acronym for Young Americans Challenging High Technology

      Chain Tripping is their seventh album and third with DFA Records. Recorded between the band’s home in Los Angeles and Marfa, Texas, the ten-song collection marks a shift in the group’s relationship with technology. Rather than trying to comment on existing platforms from within their own filter bubble, the band stripped their process down and rebuilt it using a technology entirely new to them—Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically, machine learning. 

      In order to compose Chain Tripping, YACHT invented their own AI songwriting process, a journey of nearly three years. They first tried to discover any existing YACHT formulas by collaborating with engineers and creative technologists to explore their own back catalogue of 82 songs using machine learning tools. Eventually they created their own working method, painstakingly stitching meaningful fragments of plausible nonsense together from extensive, seemingly endless fields of machine-generated music and lyrics, themselves emerging from custom models created with the help of generous experts in neural networks, deep learning, and AI.

      The band’s characteristically frenetic pop sound is toned down on songs like “(Downtown) Dancing,” a scotch-tape disco track that marries an anxious, funky bass groove with the lo-fi sound of the NSynth, a neural synthesizer that uses a machine learning process called latent space interpolation to imagine new sounds in between traditional instrumentation. The NSynth appears all over Chain Tripping, notably on the jewel-like “Blue on Blue,” a euphoric love song wound with surprisingly omnidirectional melodies. The generative composition process “broke us out of a mold of concise, formal, four-bar patterns and let us accept longer, meandering riffs,” explains Kieswetter; like most of Chain Tripping’s standout tracks, the song contains lyrical fragments that coalesce, collapse, and reform with fluid ease. The process also surfaced surreal idioms, like “Loud Light’s” anthemic “I’m so in love / I can feel it in my car,” or the lovely phrase “palm of your eye,” which pins the lilting chorus of the driving “SCATTERHEAD” into place, a song that splits the difference between postmodern rock and no-wave dance music with wiggly ease.

      We saw this album as an opportunity to teach the machine our values, our history, our community, and our influences,“ adds Evans. “This record is a product of a technological moment that is rapidly evolving. It taught us everything we wanted to know about ourselves: how we work, what moves us, and which ambiguities are worth leaning into. We didn’t set out to produce algorithmically-generated music that could ‘pass’ as human. We set out to make something meaningful. Something entirely our own.”

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      LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker
      LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker

      LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker

      $15.00

      *Iconic early LCD Soundsystem vinyl single 12” with vocal version on both sides. Comes in a white disco jacket.
      *Each side is 09:22.
      *This is a 2015 repressing at 45rpm. The original 12" single release from 2005 was pressed at 33rpm. Released October of 2015.
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      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader (OPTIMO Remix) (White Label 12")
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader (OPTIMO Remix) (White Label 12")
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader (OPTIMO Remix) (White Label 12")
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader (OPTIMO Remix) (White Label 12")

      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader (OPTIMO Remix) (White Label 12")

      $15.00

      UK white label promo with printed labels in plain sleeve. 
      (dfaemidj 2189 / 2007)

       

      A. You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)

      B. You Are The Space Invader (Album Version)

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      Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
      Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
      Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
      Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")

      Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")

      $20.00

      Hand stamped white label promo in plain sleeve.
      (dfa 2221 / 2009)

       

      A1. Yamerarena-i

      A2. Scatter

      B1. I Told You So

      B2. No More Delay

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      Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam 12"
      Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam 12"
      Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam 12"
      Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam 12"

      Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam 12"

      $15.00

      DFA / Rekids 12" / dfa 2204 / 2008

       

      A. Brooklyn Club Jam

      B. Brooklyn Club Jam (Brennan Green's Version)

       

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      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader OPTIMO REMIX 12"
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader OPTIMO REMIX 12"
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader OPTIMO REMIX 12"
      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader OPTIMO REMIX 12"

      Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader OPTIMO REMIX 12"

      $15.00

      DFA EMI UK 12" / dfaemi 2189 / 2007

       

      A1. You Are The Space Invader

      A2. Wheat For The Locust

      B. You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)

       

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      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"
      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"

      LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker 12"

      $10.00

      Unsealed. And that's it.

      1. Yr City's A Sucker (Full 12" Version)

      2. Yr City's A Sucker (Instrumental Version)

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      Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5
      Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5

      Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5

      $10.00

      The lost "5th Track" from the Delia & Gavin "Days of Mars" album sessions.

      Comes in a beautiful picture sleeve and features a remix by Ame.

      **PLEASE NOTE all remaining stock of this title is slightly worn / imperfect. The cost has been adjusted to reflect this. 

      Tracklisting:

      1. Track 5 (10:03)
      2. Track 5 (Âme Remix) (10:07)
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      The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps 12"
      The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps 12"

      The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps 12"

      $9.99

      The debut 12" from The Crystal Ark

      Features the original and extended instrumental.

      Track List: 

      1. The City Never Sleeps (5:00)
      2. The City Never Sleeps (Instrumental) (12:21)
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      Pixeltan - Yamerarena EP 12"
      Pixeltan - Yamerarena EP 12"

      Pixeltan - Yamerarena EP 12"

      $15.00

      Pixeltan's latest effort – their first release in five years, and long overdue – is a 4 song EP that solidifies a sound that has been slowly (very slowly) been developing over the course of almost a decade now, and also manages to completely redefine what these 3 are capable of. The new tracks are both referential and reverential, while still being wholly of this time, modern, fun and very funky indeed.

      On their new four-song EP, the band takes inspiration from a number of sources. On "Yamerarena-I," Pixeltan builds atop Afro percussion with steady bass and guitar lines, and Yoneta's matter-of-fact vocals, which veer from Japanese to English (Yamerarena means "can't stop" in Japanese). "Scatter" and "No More Delay" take a page – or at least a few notes – from Larry Levan's Paradise Garage disco songbook, while "I Told You So" shows an appreciation for ESG, but adds layers of dynamic percussive elements and showcases Yoneta's vocal ability to go from sweetly menacing to raw-throated screams within the song's mere four minutes. ("I told you so," she spits, before adding, as if to ward off any remaining doubts, "I told you so...bitch.")

      The eclecticism of Pixeltan’s sounds is a natural byproduct of the musical experience each member brings to the trio: drummer Hisham Bharoocha formerly played with both Black Dice and Lightning Bolt; bass player Devin Flynn and singer Mika Yoneta are ex-members of Plate Tectonics. The Brooklyn-based threesome originally formed in 1998, and released their self-titled EP in 2001. The same year, they collaborated with DFA on a remix of their song "Get Up/Say What," which the public didn't hear until 2004. The resulting track – a throbbing mix of jittery bass, dancefloor beckoning handclaps, and Yoneta's alternately seductive and screeching banshee vocals – invoked an immediacy that resonated instantly with listeners.
       
      - Kali Holloway

      Tracklisting:

      1. Yamerarena-I
      2. Scatter
      3. I Told You So
      4. No More Delay
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      Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) 12"
      Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) 12"

      Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) 12"

      $15.00

      The debut vinyl release by Surahn on DFA Records is the standout track from his 2012 EP, "Watching The World", given the Diskomiks treatment by Prins Thomas. 

      Tracklisting:

      1. Watching The World (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
      2. Watching The World (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) [Instrumental]
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      Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"
      Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

      Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

      $15.00

      This track is basically the benchmark whenever we have a good chat around the office about a "classic DFA 12". Features a remix of Endless Happiness by EYE of The Boredoms on the flip.

      Tracklisting:

      1. Cone Toaster
      2. Endless Happiness (EYƎ Remix)
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      Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")
      Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")

      Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")

      $9.99

      $ co

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      DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

      This one (DFA2432) consists of remixes from the acclaimed Daniel Avery (Phantasy) and DFA alumni Invisible Conga People, who recorded a 12" for DFA in 2011 and have not been heard from since (until now). 

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      Sinkane - Mars 12"
      Sinkane - Mars 12"

      Sinkane - Mars 12"

      $18.00

      DFA Debut of Ahmed Gallab (Of Montreal, Yeasayer, Caribou) housed in a heavy tip-on jacket with printed inner. Includes an instant digital copy.

      Tracklisting:

      1. Runnin'
      2. Jeeper Creeper
      3. Lady C'mon
      4. Making Time
      5. Warm Spell
      6. Love Sick
      7. Mars
      8. Caparundi
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      Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl
      Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl

      Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl

      $10.00

      Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day. In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. 

      The second single "Dominatron / Anthem" takes place after midnight. The animal energy encountered in "World Eater" is released and splits itself into female and male parts. This 12" is the story of their struggle for power over one another. "Dominatron" is the feminine side and "Anthem" is the masculine side. As in a possession ritual, each side appears and does its dance. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.

      Tracklist

      A - Dominatron

      B - Anthem

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      Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl
      Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl

      Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl

      $10.00

      Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day. In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. 

      The first single "Death Tunnel" / "World Eater" tells the story of the personal entry into darkness. In "Death Tunnel" the rhythmic lines lose their edges as they repeat in a tense nature. We are driving forward fast and this somehow creates a particular kind of ecstasy. As in twilight, borders become unclear and the boundary between inner and outer becomes soft. Sounds like electronic waves connects the experience to the ocean, another vast, unknowable place of transformation. "World Eater" was created under circumstances such that even Gavin has no idea how many of the sounds were created. It has been said to suggest a panther prowling through the jungle, looking for prey. Considering the above, that seems appropriate enough. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.
      Tracklist
      A - Death Tunnel
      B - World Eater
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      The Rapture - Children 12" w/ Darkstarr + Ashley Beedle Remixes
      The Rapture - Children 12" w/ Darkstarr + Ashley Beedle Remixes

      The Rapture - Children 12" w/ Darkstarr + Ashley Beedle Remixes

      $15.00

      DFA + Bitches Brew UK / BITCH 025 / 2012

      Limited edition HAND NUMBERED of 300!

      Track originally found on 'In The Grace Of Your Love' LP

       

      A. Children (DarkStarr Diskotek Remix)

      B. Children (Ashley Beedle's Heavy Disco Joint)

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      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"
      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

      $15.00

      Two DFA classics, one great price.

      The only way to get a 45RPM version of killing.

      A. The Rapture - Killing

      B. The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing

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      Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl
      Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl

      Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl

      $10.00

      Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day.

      In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. The third and final chapter is "Dream Catcher / Dawn". In "Dream Catcher" it becomes clear that neither the masculine nor the feminine side can win. They have to coexist, and can, when each side acknowledges its own strengths and resolves to use them toward a mutual end. In terms of the club land metaphor this is the point in the night where people hook up. As the longest of the six tracks its story is about total surrender. For me it evokes both lovers surrendering to each other and the devotee surrendering to his God. At this moment we acknowledge that there is no way out but through. "Dawn" comes. The bass line echoes the melody of "Death Tunnel", signaling return. Although we are beginning again everything looks, sounds and feels different. We are much stronger now. As the sun comes up and edges begin to become clear again, we drive slowly through the still sleeping city. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.

      Tracklist

      A - Dreamcatcher

      B - Dawn

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      The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous 12"
      The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous 12"

      The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous 12"

      $9.99

      12" featuring the original and instrumental version.

      Track List: 

      1. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (13:45)
      2. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (Instrumental) (13:45)
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      Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB 12"
      Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB 12"

      Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB 12"

      $9.99

      DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

      Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari,
      an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

      Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

      “... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

      “It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

      “...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

       

       Track List: 

      1. Aromobates NDB
      2. Clelia Clelia
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      Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"
      Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"

      Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"

      $13.99

      12" Vinyl EP in a picture sleeve featuring collaged artwork by Eric Copeland himself. 

      Ms Pretzel is a 4 track, 20-minute EP of brand new material by Eric Copeland (Black Dice, Terrestrial Tones). This is Eric’s return to DFA after the release of an acclaimed single on Ron Morelli’s underground dance juggernaut L.I.E.S., which followed his beloved 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”, his solo debut for DFA.

      The music on Ms Pretzel most certainly continues to break new sonic ground, a process which has gradually unfolded over the last few years via many prior works on seminal underground labels such as Underwater Peoples, Escho, Post Present Medium, and Catsup Plate, among many others. Ms Pretzel takes Eric’s outsider fascination with 4/4 dance music and twists it yet again. It is the sound of Eric Copeland throwing a wobbly dance party in a junkyard. DFA could not be more excited to host this gritty event.

      “If Copeland is interested in the conventions of clubland, it’s at the point where someone’s puking on their shoes outside the venue, a distant throb of bass beating into their brain through the brickwork.” - Pitchfork

      “The rhythms might be recognisably house or hip-hop, but Copeland pulls and squeezes their structures like accordions.” - Resident Advisor

      “Though constantly teetering on a knife’s edge - to be expected in such mental, syncopated mashups - this is wildly colourful and knowingly absurd music.” - The Quietus

       

      Tracklisting:

      1. Ms Pretzel
      2. SXIXO
      3. Scum of the Cream
      4. A1EZOK
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      Black Dice - Manoman
      Black Dice - Manoman
      Black Dice - Manoman
      Black Dice - Manoman

      Black Dice - Manoman

      $15.00

      Eventually compiled on the Paw Tracks LP "Load Blown", these tracks originally appeared on this Black Dice release, Manoman.

      **Includes a 24x24 poster designed by Bjorn Copeland. It's got a zebra on it.

      Tracklisting:

      1. Manoman
      2. Gore
      3. Toka Toka
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      Shit Robot - Where It's At 12"
      Shit Robot - Where It's At 12"

      Shit Robot - Where It's At 12"

      $15.00

      Limited edition of 600 light-green colored vinyl.

      Shit Robot and DFA are psyched to release “Where It’s At” another in a long-running series of collaborations with the singer/comedian/television star Reggie Watts. Reggie Watts’ vocal performance runs the gamut of Chicago dance music history - from the gloom and melodrama of iconic label Wax Trax, to the jubilant choruses of Frankie Knuckles’ house anthems. But let’s not de-emphasize the solid instrumentation provided by Mr. Marcus ‘Shit Robot’ Lambkin – we’ve got that classic DFA bassline, claps, and bleeps and bloops aplenty – mixed and manipulated by none other than our own James Murphy. The flip features a remix by London producer Johnny Aux, who turns the track into a staticy, stripped down, raw Deep House banger, with hissing glimmers of icy cymbals peeking through the smog.

      Tracklist

      1. Where It's At

      2. Where It's At (Johnny Aux Remix)

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      We Acediasts - Pre Acediasts 12"
      We Acediasts - Pre Acediasts 12"
      We Acediasts - Pre Acediasts 12"
      We Acediasts - Pre Acediasts 12"

      We Acediasts - Pre Acediasts 12"

      $9.99

      Tokyo group consisting of Takamoto Masaki (vocals), Yuta Suganuma (drums), Mori Fumi (bass) and Justin Simon (guitar), active 2000-2002. Originally a duo of Justin Simon on Roland TR-606, Fender bass and Korg MS-20 and Takamoto Masaki on vocals, later expanding to a 4-piece. Played regularly in Tokyo and played one show in NYC when there to record with the DFA in 2001.

      Many tracks featuring Justin Simon and James Murphy. Cool printed insert featuring a picture of James wearing a Joy Division shirt. 

      Tracklist:
      Kousho
      Ibasho
      Omoshiroi Omoshiroi Omoshiroi
      Anata Ga Suki Yo
      Hitori Heiwa Na Nyopo
      Kajiroudou
      Un No li Yatsu
      Kyoukai Ongaku

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      Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
      Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
      Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
      Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

      Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

      $15.00

       

      Limited edition of 500 blue label hand-stamped singles featuring two wildly left-field remixes of two wildly left-field DFA artists. MP3s will arrive when these tracks are released digitally, at some point in the future.

      Tracklist

      A - Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)

      B - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)(Bookworms Remix)

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      Slim Twig - Thank You For Stickin' With Twig 12"
      Slim Twig - Thank You For Stickin' With Twig 12"

      Slim Twig - Thank You For Stickin' With Twig 12"

      $10.00

       

      Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig is the latest long-playing album from the artist known to the world (or at least to his mother) as Slim Twig. Coming out August 7, 2015 on DFA, you may be surprised to know that it represents the fifth album by the Toronto based songwriter / producer. Twig has released these previous records among a swath of EP’s, singles and one-offs, displaying in the process a complete disregard for genre or consistency. The evolution from Contempt!, his sample-stained 2009 debut, through to A Hound At The Hem, his symphonic tribute album to Nabokov’s Lolita (reissued by DFA in 2014), is not entirely linear, although intriguing all the same. Like so many surf-smoothed stones lining the beach shore, briefly unburied only to be discarded once deemed un-skippable, so Twig has gone about seeking the proper rock to cast at just the right angle. One can see why he extends a gratuity to those listeners who've stuck around.

      In what form then, do we now find the twenty-six-year old, self-proclaimed ‘wah wah master’? His record reissued last year was completed in 2011. So one might reasonably ask, what has Twig done since? After producing two albums for U.S. Girls (U.S. Girls on Kraak in 2011, Gem in 2012), and scoring two films (Sight Unseen & We Come As Friends (winner of a Special Jury Award at Sundance, among numerous other accolades), Twig found himself in 2013 at a creative impasse re: his own songwriting. He had been through full band incarnations live and on record. They featured a cast of Toronto heavies (members of Zacht Automaat, etc...). He briefly performed Slim Twig sets as a duo, featuring multimedia artist and musician, Meg Remy (U.S. Girls). They performed sets that combined versions of Twig’s released songs with freely structured improvisations, samples, and brightly melodic, synth textures. Something in this combination of the pop-minded and the cerebrally-produced has rubbed off on the recordings found on Twig’s latest.

      Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig is to date the most sonically immersive album in Twig’s discography. Where some records have focused explicitly on sample-based songwriting, while others have been completely live-recorded, the new album arrives at a perfectly produced fusion of fidelities. It hovers, glamorously caught between a cloud of obscurant, half-speed tape hiss, and the most stoned Jeff Lynne production you’ve ever heard. Twig flirts here with a variety of vibes, most often opting for a three dimensional approach whereby a warped tape aura is overlaid with colourful, laser-cut keyboard and guitar melodies. A fetishization of analogue texture is married to a digital approach. All the while, we find Twig irreverently raiding classic rock of its symbolism, sexuality, and social ambition for ulterior subversions. In this respect, TYFSWT's closest cousin may be Royal Trux's Accelerator

      Opening cut, 'Slippin Slidin’, establishes itself as a cock rock analogue to Kanye West’s similarly phallic 'On Sight', the bravura Yeezus introduction. We are welcomed by a blast of synth noise, soon followed by sexually agitated lyrics (supported by Meg Remy, whose vocals are featured prominently on much of the record) atop a deafening beat, distorted and sleazy. The immensity of the production (achieved in collaboration with co-producer Anthony Nemet and mixer Steve Chahley) represents an evolution of Twig’s approach, sustained at a fever pitch throughout the album.

      'A Woman’s Touch (It’s No Coincidence)' is a song sympathizing with the perspective of the Beatles’ wives. The song production sounds like a fusion of dub and baroque pop as played by the cartoon band in the Yellow Submarine movie. Many of the songs play referential sonic games like this, discursively incorporating familiar melodies, production styles or ideas (a fuzzy ballad on wage inequality is cheekily titled ‘Textiles On Mainstreet’), only to pair them with incongruous textures or themes. 'Live In, Live On Your Era', a song encouraging an embrace of one’s own cultural circumstance, is consciously styled as the most ‘retro’ sounding cut on the album (Jimmy Page leads and all), seemingly upending the lyrical content. On and on, the jokes and meta-sonic rock commentary continue like so many Zappa-esque indulgences. 

      The centrepiece of the album is composed of two songs sharing the middle of the running time. 'Roll Red Roll (Song For Steubenville)', titled after the football chant of the eponymous town’s high school team, eulogizes the tragedy of the young girl who was the tabloid subject of group sexual abuse (by said football team). Its opening - the most tranquil, dreamy instrumental passage on the record - is harshly interrupted by a mass of pitch-shifted martial drums and wildly panned, distorted fuzz lines. The disturbed atmosphere composes a sonic poem, detailing a narrative through a combination of sound and oblique lyrics (‘Everyone will love / everyone will love / the way you fold / Roll Red Roll’). Side B opens with 'Fog Of Sex (N.S.I.S)'. A cinematic fusion of plastic soul and flute score-for-horror-film, it comprises TYFSWT’s funkiest recording. With voicings from both Twig and Remy, sung from the perspective of someone unwilling to commit to a single gender identity, the song makes overt the album’s subliminal motive. Instability is addressed from a disenfranchised perspective (perhaps as a metaphor for the music itself, which refuses to stabilize or stay put). Twig himself has referred to his ambition of making “a protest album as obscured by smoke” (and what kind of smoke, we wonder?). In swift combination, these two songs make good on that claim. The lyrical voices here take on an (at times) humorously proletarian tone (‘I work a shift, just up the street / cleaning semen off of seats / it’s a way for ends to meet’) that is alien in the contemporary rock landscape, dominated as it is by reheated garage and psych leftovers. 

      The album closes with a triumphantly grandiose cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s instrumental ‘Cannabis’ (released as a 7” single on 4/20, and deliberately echoing Twig’s first LP for DFA, which openly shared its Gainsbourgian debt). The aim is somewhat clearer now. Slim Twig’s latest modulation of voice is to re-contextualize an era of ambition in produced rock music, dislodging the hackneyed and clichéd in the process. Sonically and politically, his aim is to be a rock n’ roll subversive in an era where that claim should rightfully be made by luddite cave-people. Context is everything, and Twig’s gift may be in zeroing in on that. He collages his sounds together (here as eclectic as The Love Below, or any Beck album) in a continuum where pop criticism is always recycling through what it chooses to lend cultural currency, if only for an instant. As of now, he’s sized up rock n’ roll, and determined it seems as good as any other vessel to commandeer for his creative impulse. Power to him. Rock may be dumb as a stone, but even so, now and then it’s smart to be dumb.

       Tracklist

      A1 - Slippin' Slidin' 

      A2 - A Woman's Touch (It's No Coincidence)

      A3 - She Stickin' With Twig

      A4 - Textiles On Mainstreet

      A5 - Stone Rollin' (Musical Emotion)

      A6 - Roll Red Roll (Song For Steubenville)

      A7 - You Got Me Goin'

      B1 - Fog Of Sex (N.S.I.S)

      B2 - Fadeout Killer

      B3 - Trip Thru Bells

      B4 - ...Out Of My Mind

      B5 - Live In, Live On Your Era

      B6 - Cannabis

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      DFA Records is pleased to announce I Need New Eyes, the new album from Larry Gus. 2013’s Years Not Living was a masterpiece of composition, pushing sampling to its limits within a conceptual framework provided by Life A User’s Manual, George Perec’s postmodern fiction masterpiece. 

      I Need New Eyes treads familiar sonic ground to Larry Gus’ previous works - but his beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever. The references to literature continue -  the title is based on a supposed quote by Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” This record was completed amidst two life-changing events - the birth of his first child, and his participation in Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. (Fellow attendee NV contributes backing vocals on Belong To Love.) He explains, “When you have kids, you realize that all of the infinite branches that you were wishing to explore are starting to being cut violently with a axe (held by the baby), and all infinite choices in your life (and lifestyle) start to shrink and diminish slowly. I decided on the title the moment I got back from Tokyo, upon realising that I could never be able to live there, now that I have a baby”. 

      His lyrics are brought to the forefront here - covering a wide variety of anxieties, personal and professional. “Don’t forget, the success of everyone else always includes failed attempts / but why can’t I figure it out for myself” he howls over swirling drum fills on NP-Complete, “No more polite comments / at least not from my friends” he croons in A Set Of Replies. This feeds into an alternate meaning for the title - “I need new, less jealous eyes” because envy and jealousy and bitterness are also things that recur a lot in my lyrics, always related to other musicians and things that they achieve.” 

      In spite of the of the heavy conceptual themes, there is a true jubilance to the sonics of the record. Twinkling synths and orchestral stabs mingle with handclaps and a thundering kick drum on All Graphs Explored, while funk guitars and endless layers of percussion and brass build around Larry’s bilingual vocals, climaxing in a double-timed drum solo. This is a record for fans of Caribou, Can, Panda Bear, and self-reflection.

      I Need New Eyes is released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on October 2, 2015.

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      2 - NP Complete
      3 - A Set Of Replies
      4 - Taking The Personal Away
      5 - Belong To Love
      6 - All Graphs Explored
      7 - The Sun Describes
      8 - Nazgonya (Paper Spike)
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