Edward - Underwater Jams
*PRE-ORDER* This record will ship the week of May 13th.
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.
Limited heavyweight vinyl with matte finish jacket and picture sleeve, rainbox gradient center label. Ships with bolt stickers.
Bolt Logo PopSocket
Ships the week of April 29th.
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol 2
1) Beat It
2) High score Zed
3) United Banana
5) BS Dropout
6) Light Fantastic
On March 29, Eric Copeland delivers Trogg Modal Vol. 2, the counterpart to last October’s Vol. 1. The former Black Dice member’s 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda gets further refined here – Vol. 2 is more laid-back than the first, but still highly danceable. Self-described as “late Night Flight proto tekno,” the tracks pulse with thick layers of percussion, melodic fever dreams, and riffs wrung through a taffy puller. Eric’s textured, off-the-cuff approach to dance music adds a refreshing element of spontaneity and ‘jamming’ to a climate of uncanny smoothness and polish.
Where Vol. 1 was composed of “rippers,” Vol. 2 travels at its own pace, continuing to showcase Eric’s ability to recontextualize 4/4 tracks as psychedelic contortions, from the squelchy vibrations of “BS Dropout” to the blithe, video arcade soundtrack “High Score Zed.” Taken together, the two volumes of Trogg Modal showcase the versatility of one of the most continuously exciting experimental artists of the past twenty years – arriving in 2019 with his mischievous sense of adventure firmly intact.
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes)
1) Eric Copeland - Heads (Parris Remix)
2) Eric Copeland - Heads (RAMZi Remix)
3) Eric Copeland - 321 Contact (Lokier Remix)
4) Eric Copeland - Electric Mud (Gerry Read Remix)
After the success of last year’s Mixbone EP, we once again invite four dance music experimentalists to remix Eric Copeland. Where 2017’s Goofballs was the first album recorded in its entirety in Eric’s current home of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the result of countless hours spent working in the studio, last fall’s Trogg Modal Vol. 1 pushed his 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda even further, with a sense of humor that bubbles over and out through the speakers. Rife with chunky percussive layers and tweaked loopy vocals, these frenzied, self-described “rippers” are practically designed to be remixed.
Parris (Trilogy Tapes, Hemlock) and RAMZi (RVNG, 12th Isle) both take on the singsongy rhythms of “Heads.” Parris’ take pares down the track, giving it room to glisten and expand, while RAMZi’s paddles along in a characteristically murky, laid-back manner. Lokier (Days Of Being Wild, Spirits) goes in for the jugular with an acidic rework of “321 Contact,” repurposing vocal samples as spooky EBM. Closing out the record is Gerry Read (Aus, Accidental Jnr), who pits the heavy stomp of “Electric Mud” against whizzing frequencies. Newfangled interpretations of tracks that were already out there to begin with.
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Releases May 3, 2019. Ships week of April 22.
Vinyl only release - no digital download.
LIMITED TO 200 COPIES IN THE DFA STORE. Ships with an exclusive DFA sticker limited to 200.
A – LCD Soundsystem – Throw
AA – Paperclip People – Throw
A newly reissued edition of "Throw" by Paperclip People, accompanied by LCD Soundsystem’s interpretation of the iconic song on the flip. Released originally in 1994, "Throw" is perhaps the best known single from Carl Craig’s long running alias; a joyous distillation of Craig’s house, techno, and disco influences .
In 2010, LCD Soundsystem recorded a studio version of "Throw," after the song became a live staple, a a natural fit for a band that never met a 4/4 lock groove it didn't like. The cover was used a bonus track during This Is Happening.
In 2010, Planet E and DFA Records partnered to release a split 12" version of "Throw." This is a repress of that 12".
Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker
Created by @Fad_Albert in collaboration with Deep Thoughts JP and DFA, this unique bumper sticker is a tribute to the relentless touring spirit of Guerilla Toss. Featuring lyrics from "Betty Dreams Of Green Men", taken from the 2017 album "GT ULTRA", this limited run bumper sticker is available in a quantity of 100 in the DFA store.
Available for purchase as a sticker pack (one bumper sticker + 2 DFA bolt stickers) or free with the purchase of any Guerilla Toss record when you checkout with the code "AlienOk"!
Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado
Sizing chart available here by clicking "view specs".
**SPRING CLEANING** All 2018 holiday mugs are $10
After four years on the shelf, we're happy to announce the return of our holiday coffee mug.
The 11 oz. mug features a vibrant "safety" orange and yellow stamped bolt design on brushed, sparkly matte silver mugs, with a glazed white interior. ships with DFA holiday pins and stickers.
Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
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.
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)
Eric Copeland presents his latest book Shit Talk - a collection of public comments, pulled word for word from YouTube, all focused on Black Dice, the divisive band he co-founded almost 2 decades ago.
All Comments compiled by Eric Copeland
Cover Art by Bjorn Copeland
Available in an edition of 40 in the DFA store.
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP
Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in NYC’s Greenwich Village – Electric Lady Sessions is a double album live collection featuring classic LCD Soundsystem songs, three covers, and newer material from the band’s # 1 album from 2018, American Dream.
This is a heavyweight, 180 gram gatefold 2xLP. It ships with a DFA bolt logo sticker.
2. american dream
3. you wanted a hit
4. get innocuous
5. call the police
6. i used to
9. I Want Your Love
10. emotional haircut
11. oh baby
12. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
! **PRE-ORDER HAS CLOSED- All pre-orders begin shipping February 7th and regular shipment will commence on February 13th. Please allow up to one week for shipment!
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
**This is the second run of this private press, self-released title. 40 copies are available directly through the DFA store. ALL ORDERS ship January 2019.
Loaded Slogan is a new book of t-shirt texts by Eric Copeland of Black Dice.
Across 112 pages of lists, Copeland presents every slogan t-shirt he observed for one year, starting in March 2017. The resulting text reads as a poetic display of deranged musings, fashionable phrases, grammatical gaffes, and crude oddities.
The slogans were collected under the pretense that the shirts were not to feature any logos, mottos, brands, titles, teams, or bands.
"further adventures in the twisted, funny, and profound reappropriations Eric has brought us for years through his music and through his past books "Pidgin Coup" and "C&B in Palma" - Aeon Books
LAPS - Who Me 12"
A1) Who Me?
A2) Who Me? (Duppy Gun Remix)
A3) Who Me? (D. Tiffany & Roza Terenzi Remix)
Glasgow duo Ladies As Pimps, a.k.a. LAPS, make their DFA debut with the Who Me? EP. After first meeting each other in an analogue production course run by Green Door Studio several years ago, Lady Two Collars (Golden Teacher) and Sue Zuki (Organs of Love) have now refined their sound and produced one of the most focused and vital club singles to emerge from the Glasgow underground, with their unique and thoroughly danceable fusion of dub, house, and trip-hop.
“Who Me?” asks the question via a French-English narration, anchored by a hard-edged rhythm that assertively struts between percussive triplets and whizzing frequencies. “Ladybug” gets even more dubbed out, with arrangements that unfurl somewhere between Neneh Cherry, ESG, and early Tricky. “Who Me?” caught the ears of everyone from Ben UFO (who hosted LAPS live at XOYO and on Rinse FM) to Rihanna, who featured their music in her Savage x Fenty show at this year’s NYFW.
On remix duties, LA producer M. Geddes Gengras appears under the Duppy Gun alias, chopping the vocal track into a pleasantly disorienting remix. Vancouver-based D. Tiffany (Coastal Haze, Pacific Rhythm) and Melbourne up-and-comer Roza Terenzi collaborate on a stripped-back, high-energy take, while ANY WAYS, a.k.a. Tom Marshallsay (Golden Teacher, General Ludd) rounds out the EP, bringing it back to Glasgow.
“Who Me?” and “Ladybug” were originally released in July 2017 by MIC Records (London, UK). This EP is a co-release between MIC and DFA. Vinyl 12" launches January 25th.
Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)
For those that missed the black tote bag bundle, here's a new, second blue edition of our Confuse The Marketplace tote bag. available standalone in an edition of 50, or bundled with an exclusive heavyweight 12" EP. This is a Record Nerd Approved tote bag, and custom Confuse The Marketplace bolt logo sticker, limited to 100.
About "Confuse The Marketplace":
This iconic 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.
A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
*also available as a LIMITED TOTE BAG bundle, edition of 100 totes.
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.
A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)
Planningtorock - Powerhouse
3) Dear Brother
4) Something More Painful Than Others
5) Much To Touch
6) Jam Of Finland
7) Non Binary Femme
8) Piece Of My Mind
9) Beulah Loves Dancing
This November, celebrated dance producer Planningtorock – aka Jam Rostron – will release their radical fourth album: Powerhouse.
Powerhouse marks the Berlin-via-Bolton producer’s most intimate album to date, a kinetic, self-produced record flush with attitude, humour, vulnerability and swagger.
W, Planningtorock’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut on DFA, revealed a visionary and politicised producer. It offered up deeply queered art-pop – tense, atmospheric dance music cut with classical flourishes, and spell-binding androgyny. But it was 2014’s All Love’s Legal (“a masterclass in left-of-centre dance music”, Mixmag), released on Rostron's own imprint Human Level, where Planningtorock, with banner-ready slogans (‘Patriarchy Over And Out’, ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby’), revealed their ability to combine pop-oriented music with a political message. Powerhouse offers up something infinitely more personal: emotionally-charged, biographical anthems drawn from Rostron’s lived experiences as a non-binary genderqueer artist, experiences around family, identity and music itself.
Powerhouse was written and recorded across Berlin, London, New York and Los Angeles. It comes couched in the precision-tooled synths that have become Rostron’s signature, though critics and fans will hear a subtle, ear worm-y shift in style here: from the Noughties US r&b swagger of ‘Transome’ and the bubbling oldschool ‘90s house of 'Beulah Loves Dancing' and ‘Non Binary Femme’, to the funky, flute-laced ‘Much To Touch’ (the only track on Powerhouse to feature a co-producer, long-time friend and collaborator Olof Dreijer of The Knife).
The striking, pitched-down vocals that shook fans of W are as radiant as ever on Powerhouse. It was pitching that gave Rostron’s then-hidden inner self an authentic, external voice; and it was pitching that enabled them to come out, beginning “this long, complex and very much still evolving process of living their non-binary genderqueer self”. For Rostron, pitching became the sonic embodiment of taking T (testosterone). Listen closely, for example, to the lyrics on W’s ‘Doorway’ and you’ll see a through-line connecting that song with the refrain on Powerhouse’s ‘Jam of Finland’: “I feel a transformation in me / All those empty spaces in me / Are filling up with me…”
Ultimately, Powerhouse is a celebration of liberation, a groove-filled record that sees Rostron consolidating power both personal and artistic.