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DFA Records Compilation #1 2xLP
DFA Records Compilation #1 2xLP
DFA Records Compilation #1 2xLP
DFA Records Compilation #1 2xLP

DFA Records Compilation #1 2xLP

$27.99

The CD release of DFA Records Compilation #1 came out in days of yore, when the iTunes store did not exist, when iPods were more coveted than your phone. The only way to hear the first batch of singles DFA released was to seek out the vinyl and lots of people did.

This magical mythical first group of releases from DFA included “House of Jealous Lovers” by The Rapture, “Losing My Edge” & “Give It Up” by LCD Soundsystem. It also included two very different approaches to dance music from The Juan Maclean – “By The Time I Get To Venus” and “You Can’t Have It Both Ways”, which subtly introduced the world to the vocal powers of Nancy Whang.

Black Dice also released a 12” single, throwing their noise roots behind a 4/4 screech and created one of the most
unique singles in the DFA catalog with “Cone Toaster”.

The compilation was edited to fit onto one CD, more a sampler than a completist’s anthology. In hindsight, it should have been an anthology of the first 5 singles in full but the A sides had enough momentum happening to make the sampler a bonafide success for the label.

The 8.0 review from Pitchfork in 2003 helped cement the DFA label as both the leaders of a new production approach, as well as a collection of artists who could co-exist make music together and please both the discerning DJ and the indie rock enthusiasts.

In the review, the writer Nick Sylvester calls DFA “The Neptunes of the discopunk underground”, which maybe seems funny and far-fetched now, but back in 2003 was a compliment and comparison that DFA were very willing to accept. It is now 2016 and both parties continue to work and stay busy and relevant. Success being relative, this compilation represents the humble beginnings of the label and the birth / re-birth of DFA flagship artists The Rapture, The Juan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem & Black Dice.

This is the first time this title has ever been pressed to vinyl.
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Dan Bodan - Soft
Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan - Soft

$14.99

The cassette is an edition of 300, and is a special split release with Vancouver's 1080p. 

Includes a digital download.

Comes in a custom matte sleeve with spot gloss embellishments. Album illustrations courtesy of contemporary artist Julien Ceccaldi. This is one of the nicest records we have ever pressed. I promise. 

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“I write about the things I know, but it should be interesting for other people. So I want it to be like a really great roman-a-clef, or reading your older sisters diary.” - Dan Bodan

“Soft”, the new album from Dan Bodan, is a rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia. Co-produced with Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man) and featuring M.E.S.H., 18+, Great Skin, Latisha Faulkner, Dena Yago, and Stadium.

Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the city’s underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the city’s unique mixture of crumbling old-world european values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.

Working together with a team of world-class producers, poets and artists, he writes songs to fit comfortably in that space between the finger and the mousepad, the bedroom and the club, the earth and the ether.

“He blows in like a sweet guardian angel over the beat, making a track so light it feels almost like daylight peeking into a dark nightclub.”
- The Fader

“The real star is his voice, which quivers as it rises and falls through each line, powerful but slightly fragile”
- Resident Advisor

 Track List: 

  1. A Soft Opening
  2. Anonymous
  3. Romeo
  4. Soft As Rain
  5. For Heaven's Sake (Let's Fall In Love) <3
  6. Reload
  7. Jaws of Life
  8. Rusty
  9. Catching Fire
  10. Good Time Summer

 

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Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)
Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)

Bráulio Amado - 2017 (Poster Book)

$35.00

two found books - one that is mint, one that is damaged. 

Portugal-born, NYC-based visual artist 
Bráulio Amado presents a book of nearly every poster he made in 2017, appropriately titled 2017. Printed on 272 pages of coated matt volume 170 grain paper, the book features numerous posters from NYC dance events, punk concerts, and various spectacles, as well as documentation of the artist's collaborations with various brands and designers.

Additionally, Bráulio has designed two original DFA logo slipmats available exclusively with this pre-order bundle. All orders ship with DFA bolt logo stickers in book-safe packaging. 
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Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

$16.99

Back in print for the first time in 5 years, and if you ask me, not a minute too soon. As influential now as it was upon its original release in 2002, the first LP ever on DFA gets a remaster by Bob Weston and a new matte jacket. Includes instant digital download with purchase.

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
  5. Big Drop
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Black Dice - Creature Comforts
Black Dice - Creature Comforts

Black Dice - Creature Comforts

$9.99

The second classic album by Black Dice on DFA. Comes in a super heavy tip-on sleeve with neon printing that you need to see to believe. Comes bundled with an instant download in 320 mp3 format.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cloud Pleaser
  2. Treetops
  3. Island
  4. Creature
  5. Live Loop
  6. Skeleton
  7. Schwip Schwap
  8. Night Flight
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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$10.00

Smiles for miles. The Black Dice classic comes with Miles of Smiles on the A-side and Trip Dude Delay to the B-side in a beautifully collaged sleeve.

Tracklisting:

  1. Miles of Smiles
  2. Trip Dude Delay
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DFA Records Compilation Volume 2
DFA Records Compilation Volume 2

DFA Records Compilation Volume 2

$15.00

 Instant party soundtrack! Includes two discs of unmixed tracks, and a bonus third disc mixed by Tim Sweeney and Tim Goldsworthy. Features tracks by LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Black Dice, The Juan Maclean, Liquid Liquid and more. An essential dive in to the original era of DFA. 

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Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance
Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

$24.99

Initial pressing is on pink vinyl! Move quick!

Delia Gonzalez is a name immediately familiar to DFA fanatics. As the story goes, Delia transplanted from Miami to New York City in the mid-1990s, working in various dance and guerrilla theatre troupes. It was around this time that she met synth wizard Gavin Russom, beginning a series of multi-disciplinary collaborations. Their first release for the label, 2003’s El Monte, was an early demonstration of the fledgling label’s ability to bridge the gap between the avant-garde and the rapidly exploding indie rock world.

In Remembrance is the next landmark in Delia’s artistic pursuits. The project originated as a 2010 solo show of the same name at Galleria Fonti in Naples, Italy, and was further realized in 2012, with additional work, as part of the exhibition I Must Not Stop To Rest Here in Cologne, Germany. The project was further exhibited in Zurich. Both exhibitions were built around four 16mm ballet dance films, accompanied by the music composed by Gonzalez. In her words, “The film is meant to re-create the fleeting sensation of inspiration - that sacred feeling when suddenly your mind clears and you know exactly what you’re meant to create and become.”

The films were exhibited in their third incarnation at the Clocktower Gallery in New York City in 2013. Delia enlisted New York underground musicians Bryce Hackford and Alice Cohen to perform a live, electronic adaption of the original piano score. Bryce later contributed four remixes, which are included on this album. Delia explains; “When I lived in Berlin I became good friends with the artist and musician Viktor Timofeev, who kept telling me about his best friend Bryce, who he played music with. In 2012 we were all in Vienna participating in a show entitled You Are Free. There I met Bryce and I instantly loved him. In 2013 I moved to NYC temporarily and ran into him at the New Museum and he said, “we should get together and play”. I took him up on it.”

The original piano score was initially inspired by a text by Henry Miller as well as a theory by spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff, which states that “to play scales is to become more in tune with your inner self.” This coincided conceptually with the music that Delia had been making at the time.

Musically, In Remembrance finds Delia Gonzalez again straddling the lines drawn between the fine art and pop worlds. This time, instead of the cosmic, arpeggiated synths of The Days of Mars , we are presented with something even more immediately beautiful. The music is immediately soothing and hypnotic, yet it also maintains a sinister undertone. Suspense and tension are expressed in a deceptively simple fashion, providing a soundtrack both mesmerizing and melancholy for the dancers in the film. Delicate layers of piano wind around each other, reflected in the mirrored motions of the dancers, filmed in leering close-ups. The four compositions combine to create a 30 minute avant-classical suite, bringing to mind Satie, or something plucked from Italy’s iconic Cramps Records in the seventies (John Cage’s Cheap Imitation is an reasonable comparison), or perhaps an alternate score to the arthouse horror film Dont Look Back by Nicolas Roeg.

The second disc features remixes by previously mentioned live collabator Bryce Hackford. Bryce takes Delia’s exquisite piano score and loops, stretches, and consolidates it. There’s a range of treatments at play here - some pieces are layered with gauzy left-field electronic pulses while Track IV get a 4/4 dancefloor makeover, recommended to fans of both classic Detroit techno and newer left-field stars such as Actress. Asked to briefly discuss his mission statement in creating these remixes, Bryce simply stated that he wished that his remixes “maintain the hypnotic and simple beauty of the originals while opening them up to new spaces.”.

In Remembrance will be released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on April 28, 2015.  

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Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
Slipmats by Bráulio Amado

Slipmats by Bráulio Amado

$10.00

Two variations of the DFA logo slipmat by artist and designer Bráulio Amado. These were originally produced as pre-order items for the launch of Bráulio's poster book, "2017". Limited to 50 of each design, also available in a set (one of each, no doubles). 

Pictured left: Blue Checker
Pictured right: Yellow Animated Bolt

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Delia & Gavin - Track 5
Delia & Gavin - Track 5

Delia & Gavin - Track 5

$4.99 $9.99

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
  2. Track 5 (Âme Remix)
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Black Dice - Manoman
Black Dice - Manoman

Black Dice - Manoman

$10.00

Eventually compiled on the Paw Tracks LP "Load Blown", here's three Black Dice tracks only available on vinyl here.

**STILL 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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CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

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CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

$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.
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Black Dice - Cone Toaster
Black Dice - Cone Toaster

Black Dice - Cone Toaster

$4.99

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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Black Dice - Smiling Off
Black Dice - Smiling Off

Black Dice - Smiling Off

$4.99

Features remixes by The DFA, Luomo, and ZZ Pot. Double vinyl in a picture sleeve.

A1. Smiling Off (DFA Remix) 
A2. Smiling Off (Luomo Remix)
B1. Smiling Off (ZZ Pot)
B2. Smiling Off (Album Version) 

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Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)
Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)

Black Dice - Big Deal (LIES071)

$15.99

Forming during 1997 in Providence, Rhode Island experimental group Black Dice have without question paved their own way through their 20 year career. Doing what you want to do when you want to do it, no questions asked with a fully informed yet blatant disregard for everything surrounding them, always with acute execution and an ever changing singular sound. No gimmicks, no nonsense, since the beginning.

Somehow it would only make sense for Dice and L.I.E.S. to link up and after a long friendship we see it come to fruition. With this two track 12 inch Dice put their foot on the gas and ramp it up. You wanted to shred? Well this shreds. Is it a snapshot of the past? A possible nod of things to come? A moment frozen in time? We leave it for you to decide.

Tracklist

  • A1-Big Deal
  • B1-Last Laugh
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Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]
Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]

Carter Tutti Void - f (x) [White Vinyl]

$22.99

LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL

Containing all new studio recordings Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey / Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) expand and explore onward from their critically acclaimed 2012 debut  album ‘Transverse'. 

Featuring their distinctive metallic guitar sound, distorted vocals, resounding bass lines and electro industrial rhythms this music is not for the fainthearted. 

The vinyl album has five tracks and comes with a free digital download code. 

f (x)  will be released worldwide by the legendary Industrial Records label (home of Throbbing Gristle since 1976).

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Canyons - Fire Eyes
Canyons - Fire Eyes

Canyons - Fire Eyes

$4.99

Drawing influences from the far corners of planet Earth and beyond, Australia's Canyons strikes a balance between psych and acid house, pop and disco, fiction and fact. Leo Holiday and Ryan Sea-mist have been producing their distinctly boundary-less modern cacophony for a couple of years now, attracting interest from fans of eclectic, irreverent dance music everywhere. The duo has remixed tracks for Empire of the Sun and Ladyhawke, and also runs the Hole in the Sky label. Fire Eyes is Canyons' first release for DFA Records and follows recent compilation appearances on Modular, Lo Recordings, and Cosmo Vitelli's I'm a Cliche, among others. Their debut album is in the making and will be out on Modular in late '09 / early '10. With the odd remix in the pipelines, Canyons are also piecing together a full live band to take their musical healing on the road and to the people. 

 

"Leo Holiday and Ryan Sea-mist are the dynamos behind Australia's Canyons, offering tantalizing disco-meets-acid-house treats with a touch of pop for easy dancing pleasure...." --Urb Magazine  

 

"... deep, grinding house that sounds like [Canyons] has been listening to Art Ensemble of Chicago and/or Popo." --The Fader

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Fire Eyes
  2. Dancing On Silk
  3. Fire Eyes (Jacques Renault's Living In The Jungle Mix)
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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"

$12.99

 

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.
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Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars
Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars

Delia & Gavin - The Days of Mars

$4.99

The Days of Mars contains four tracks that range in length between 11 and 14 minutes. Made mostly with analog keyboards.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
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Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP
Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP

Crooked Man - Crooked Man 2xLP

$24.99

See that man on a far off hill, working his dog while attempting to find shelter from the howling wind and driving rain? That’s the Crooked Man, the very antithesis of the modern dance music producer. He lives a simple life, dragging his world‐weary soul across the moors in an endless bid to escape the fallout from 30 years spent at the forefront of Sheffield’s electronic music scene. Once regarded as one of the Steel City’s greatest selectors, he now admits to being gripped by fear at the idea of DJing, and refuses to spend any time in nightclubs. 

He may be ill at ease with the darkroom throb of 21st century clubs, but the house music the Crooked Man produces is as weighty, alien, raw and left of‐centre as anything you’d get from many a hyped young producer. He’s assisted in his studio endeavours by two other Sheffield survivors: former Clock DVA man Michael Ward, and David Lewin, once the other half of Bleep & Booster with former ABC and Vice Versa man Stephen Singleton.

The Crooked Man’s music blends wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics, often delivered by the honeyed tonsils of Pete Simpson. For proof, check out the banker‐baiting “Scum (Always Rises The Top)”, or the bittersweet social commentary of “Fools & Fanatics”. The Crooked Man may be world weary, but he’s still brimming with rage. Few could have foreseen a link between this jaded recluse and New York’s militantly forward‐looking DFA Records. But then again, the Crooked Man does have history.

Raised a farm boy, his life changed when he first heard the industrial funk and futurist electronic pop of local bands Cabaret Voltaire and the Human League. Bored of having no decent parties to go to, he became DJ Parrot and began promoting the soon to be legendary Jive Turkey events in 1985. Alongside his DJ partner Winston Hazel, he united Sheffield’s disparate dancers by joining the dots between Northern Soul, disco, hip‐hop, electro and the emerging underground dance sounds of Chicago, Detroit and New York.

In 1987, an early foray into music production accidentally created a hit record, the major label‐signed “Hustle (To The Music)” by Funky Worm. The commercial desires of a large, conservative label proved hugely frustrating, and he soon yearned to break free and head back underground. Salvation came from within Sheffield, with the launch of Warp Records. He teamed up with Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H Kirk under the Sweet Exorcist alias, delivering the peerless “Testone” in 1990, one of the landmark records of the bleep era. The pair went on to release the first album on Warp, C.C.E.P., in 1991.

Many records under different aliases followed, for both independent and major labels, before Parrot once again found himself chart‐bound as part of eccentric Steel City trio All Seeing I. Their debut album, 1999’s Pickled Eggs & Sherbet, featured contributions from some of Sheffield’s finest, including Jarvis Cocker and The Human League’s Phil Oakey.

Since then, Parrot has kept a low profile. When not working his sheepdogs, he’s quietly produced for Roisin Murphy, Add N To (X), Richard Hawley and Toddla T, amongst others. His decision, some years back, to revisit his love of raw, bass‐heavy house music merely marks another twist in the winding path of the Crooked Man.

Tracklist:

  1. Coming Up For Air
  2. This Machine (Kills Me)
  3. The Girl With Better Clothes
  4. Scum (Always Rises To The Top)
  5. Preset
  6. Fools And Fanatics
  7. Try Me
  8. I'll Be Loving You
  9. Happiness
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