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The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing
The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing

The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing

$4.99

 12'' single featuring Juan Maclean's classic single "Give Me Every Little Thing" with exclusive track "putsch 79" & cajmere on the B-side. Perfect for vinyl lovers and collectors alike.

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Shit Robot - OB-8
Shit Robot - OB-8

Shit Robot - OB-8

$13.00

Limited edition of just 200 copies 

Ahead of the release of a new album in Spring 2016, Shit Robot fires out a warning to the clubs with a new two-tracker: 'OB-8' b/w 'Torpedo'. 

The A-side is a loon-leaning hypno-house chugger in the classic Robot style, while the flip is a bottom-heavy update on that wild pitch sound: the eagle-eared among you will remember it from his appearance on Beats in Space earlier this year. 

"It feels like moving fast and standing still all at once, and it's as mesmerizing as house music gets" - Pitchfork

released January 15, 2016
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Shit Robot - What Follows 2xLP
Shit Robot - What Follows 2xLP

Shit Robot - What Follows 2xLP

$22.99 $27.99

Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot returns with his third full length album for DFA Records, entitled What Follows. The 11-track album was conceived and recorded at Marcus’ home studio in a small town outside Stuttgart; worked on in various New York studios and then mixed over the course of 11 intense & coffee-fuelled days in DFA label mate Juan Maclean’s New Hampshire studio. 

The album follows Lambkin’s previous long-players, From The Cradle To The Rave (2010) and We Got A Love (2014), which drew plaudits from the likes of The Guardian and Pitchfork, and featured Reggie Watts and James Murphy among the array of contributors. 

The Dublin-born producer has enlisted the help of a stellar cast of guests for What Follows, with previous collaborators Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) and DFA stablemates Museum of Love & Nancy Whang returning, alongside new faces Jay Green and leftfield fellow Dubliner New Jackson. 

What Follows marks a departure in Lambkin’s process - a simple, but fundamental one: getting away from the computer. He said: “This record is a lot more analog than 'We Got A Love', almost all of it comes from connecting machines together and playing around.” What was your biggest influence? “Drum machines.” What began in Stuttgart was followed up on in New York, before being finished in an 11-day blitz in New Hampshire with Juan Maclean. 

Lambkin: “This is the first time that I actually sat down and said, ‘I'm going to make an album now and I'm going to finish it by a specific date and time.’ I wanted to make a record that was more cohesive, that sounded like it all came from the one session. I wanted it to reflect my DJing style a bit more, less pop, less disco, more machines. There's no live bass and barring a few hi-hats, there's no live drums. 

“I began in Stuttgart - simply by creating about 12 drum loops. I then synched these up to some gear and created some bass lines so I had some solid grooves to start with. Then I went to NY and spent a couple of days at Holy Ghost's studio playing around with Nick and his modular synth coming up with different sequences and sounds. I then took all this over to Transmitter Park Studios in Greenpoint and spent a few days with the wizard that is Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic and Tippy Toes. He's one of my favourite keyboard players on the planet. Sometimes I had a specific thing I wanted him to do, but mostly I just played him some things I like and got him to jam out on what I had come up with or play some nice chords or chord progressions. 

“I took all this back home and started to fool around with it and knock it into shape before sending it out for vocals. With the song I did with Museum Of Love, 'What Follows', Dennis and Pat were actually in Europe and they came by and stayed with me for a few days, so we made that one in Stuttgart over a few nights once I got the kids to bed. It was particularly fun and easy. I think the wine helped. 

“Then I brought it all to Juan's World in New Hampshire where we drank a LOT of coffee and did some additional production and mixed everything. Finishing the record with Juan was a game changer for me. We worked so hard. We finished eleven songs in eleven days, no joke.” 

The results are convincing - What Follows is definitely an album dedicated to dance music, but one that retains hallmarks of his previous LPs: good songs. Alexis Taylor turns in two memorable performances on lead single ‘End Of The Trail’ and album opener ‘In Love’; Museum of Love - Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany - lend the album title track an air of something mined from the two months in between the death of Joy Division and the birth of New Order; and Nancy Whang gave such a strong vocal for ‘Lose Control’ that Lambkin and Maclean threw out the existing track and recorded the backing along with the vocal in one take, which the two producers working the machines live. Lambkin: “I had so much fun with Lose Control - and it inspired me to make so much more music. I've written 12 new tracks since finishing the record.” 

Newbies Jay Green and New Jackson hit their marks too - Green - best known for fronting American punk bands Orchid and Panthers - narrates Is There No End as though it were sibling to From The Cradle To The Rave’s single Simple Things. New Jackson makes two appearances, on both Phase Out and OB-8 (Winter Version), adding oddball vocals and spaced-out Krautrock guitar arrangements. 

How did the guests come about? Lambkin: “I didn't have a big plan, I just knew that I wanted to work with friends. I knew I wanted to do something with Museum Of Love again. I also knew I would do something with Nancy, I couldn't make a Shit Robot record without Nancy. Then while I was working on End Of The Trail, I could hear Alexis's voice in my head, it just seemed a perfect fit. New Jackson is my younger brother’s old room mate and I've wanted to do something with Jay ever since I made the Green Machine 12”s a few years back.” 

What Follows was preceded by two 12” singles - Where Its At (Feat. Reggie Watts), backed with a killer remix from Johnny Aux - and original version of album closer OB-8. 

Track List:

  1. In Love (Feat. Alexis Taylor)
  2. What Follows (Feat. Museum of Love)
  3. Ten Miles High
  4. Lose Control (Feat. Nancy Whang)
  5. End Of The Trail (Feat. Alexis Taylor)
  6. Phase Out
  7. Wir Warten
  8. Is There No End (Feat. Jay Green)
  9. OB-8 (Winter Mix) [Feat. New Jackson]
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Shit Robot - We Got A Love Mug + Download
Shit Robot - We Got A Love Mug + Download

Shit Robot - We Got A Love Mug + Download

$7.99

We've never made a full-color wraparound mug before, but figured Maser's lovely artwork for Shit Robot's "We Got A Love" justified it.

Comes with a 320k MP3 download delivered to your inbox. 

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Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) + Bonus Digital EP
Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) + Bonus Digital EP

Surahn - Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix) + Bonus Digital EP

$4.99

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. Includes a digital copy of the original and instrumental.

Tracklisting:

  1. Watching The World (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
  2. Watching The World (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) [Instrumental]
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The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

$15.00


A1. The Brighter The Light
A2. The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)
B1. The Brighter The Light (Len Leise Remix)
B2. The Brighter The Light (Octo Octa Remix)

Limited pressing of 300 copies. 

Juan Maclean is a Brooklyn-based DJ and producer who has been a mainstay of the New York club scene, as well as maintaining a rigorous international touring schedule, since the release of his first records on DFA in 2002. After putting out an extensive catalogue of 12” singles and LPs for the label with vocalist Nancy Whang (most recently, 2014’s In A Dream LP, and this year’s 12” single ‘Can You Ever Really Know Somebody’), he returns to the label with ‘The Brighter The Light,’ a deep piano-based club track, augmented by three equally DJ-friendly remixes. 

“The Brighter The Light” emerged while Juan waits (somewhat) patiently in Brooklyn for Nancy Whang to return from touring with her ‘side gig,' LCD Soundsystem. Taking the tiniest splice of a demo vocal and sprinkling it throughout, Juan spun off the work being done for the next LP and created a new piece altogether, offering the smallest glimpse of what is to come, but ending up with something with a completely different purpose: his DJ set. 

The remixes are a truly euphoric bunch of tracks, coming from Australia’s Len Liese (yes his remix is Balearic AF), DJ Tennis, (fresh from his fantastic DJ Kicks released in July) and Octo Octa, who contributes her second remix for The Juan Maclean (look up her remix of 'Here I Am' from 2014, it’s brilliant). 

There are already two more singles being planned (with a similar club-driven purpose) to tide over fans and DJ sets while Juan and Nancy finish work on their fourth LP, to be released in 2018.
 
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The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous
The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous

The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous

$3.99 $9.99

12" featuring the original and instrumental version. Comes with an instant digital download. 

Track List: 

  1. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous
  2. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (Instrumental)
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Syclops - I've Got My Eye On You
Syclops - I've Got My Eye On You

Syclops - I've Got My Eye On You

$14.99

I've Got My Eye On You is the debut full-length album from Syclops, featuring Sven Kortehisto on keyboards and electronics, Hanna Sarkari on bass, keyboards, and electronics, and Jukka Kantonen on drums, percussion, and drum programming. This album was produced by Maurice Fulton.  

Little is known about the secretive trio. It is believed that Kortehisto, Sarkari, and Kantonen aren't all Finnish, but repeated attempts to gather any kind of a credible biography for the players has been unsuccessful; they simply refuse to do interviews or reveal anything about themselves. Do they see this as rebellious? No. Do they want to be mysterious? No. Do they think this helps the music? Yes. The members like to perform live together, but only for themselves and not for audiences. The act of making music is enough for them. They want the listener to experience and enjoy it unencumbered by other things like biographical information, stories, and the like.  

Despite the mystery, I've Got My Eye On You is an engaging record that reveals the full shamanic magic of the trio--a mixture of dark intensity and subtle, crafted musicianship. It follows and expands on their brilliant January 2008 DFA single, Where's Jason's K? Soaking in the band's brooding undercurrent, the listener will now have to imagine what kind of people they are and where they find their inspiration--heavy metal riffs over acid house? Playing folkloric instruments with old school analog synthesizers in a Finnish laboratory? Only the band themselves know for certain.

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The Juan Maclean - Can You Ever Really Know Somebody
The Juan Maclean - Can You Ever Really Know Somebody

The Juan Maclean - Can You Ever Really Know Somebody

$10.00

The Juan Maclean return to DFA with a stand-alone single, bursting with deep house elastic bounce and electronic pop flourishes, married to the deadpan earnestness of Nancy Whang’s vocal delivery.

"Can You Ever Really Know Somebody" is the kind of slinky song that is easily absorbed and difficult to forget. It is a taste of things to come, as The Juan Maclean prepares a brand new LP for DFA due out in Fall 2017.

The remix is courtesy of LA-4A, aka Ambivalent and legally known as American born producer Kevin McHugh. Stripping out the house music and replacing it with a grinding electro-acid template, LA-4A creates a lovely buzzing new bed of music for Nancy Whang’s vocals to rest on top of it. This is a remix with wildly successful results and a perfect companion to the original.


1. Can You Ever Really Know Somebody (Original)
2. Can You Ever Really Know Somebody (Instrumental)
3. Can You Ever Really Know Somebody (LA-4A Remix)
4. 
Can You Ever Really Know Somebody (LA-4A Dub)
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The Juan Maclean - Panic In Fort Greene Park (Orange Vinyl)
The Juan Maclean - Panic In Fort Greene Park (Orange Vinyl)
The Juan Maclean - Panic In Fort Greene Park (Orange Vinyl)
The Juan Maclean - Panic In Fort Greene Park (Orange Vinyl)

The Juan Maclean - Panic In Fort Greene Park (Orange Vinyl)

$12.00

Beautiful translucent tangerine vinyl 12", limited to 20 copies in the DFA store. 

Tracklist:

A1) Fine Time
A2) Don't Stop For Nothing
B1) Everybody Clap
B2) Panic In Fort Greene Park

Veteran NYC producer and DFA regular The Juan Maclean
 hops on the Razor-N-Tape records wagon for a rolling EP of drum-machine driven grooves for the Reserve sub-imprint. The record starts with the peak-time stomper Fine Time, building exquisite tension and release through looped and filtered samples, and then moves on to the boogie-infused swing of Don’t Stop For Nothing. Everybody Clap leads off side B with a soulful and string-laden vocal over a bouncing hi-hat-focused house arrangement, and the EP closes out on the dubbier tip with the eponymous Panic In Fort Greene Park, a synthy and smooth slow burner. All around beautifully produced and eminently playable, Señor MacLean has made himself a most welcome addition to the Razor-N-Tape family with this dynamic EP. (text provided via Razor-N-Tape)
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Syclops - Where's Jason's K (white label)
Syclops - Where's Jason's K (white label)

Syclops - Where's Jason's K (white label)

$15.00

Produced by Maurice Fulton, and featuring the trio of Sven Kortehisto on keyboards and electronics, Hanna Sarkari on bass, keyboards and electronics, and Jukka Kantonen percussion and drum programming. A surefire club tool that still sounds timeless nearly a decade after it's release.

Limited copies of this white label re-press remain, and are available in the DFA store for the first time in over 3 years. This 12" was hand stamped in the DFA office. 

A1. Where's Jason's K
B1. Monkeypuss 
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Syclops ‎– A Blink Of An Eye
Syclops ‎– A Blink Of An Eye

Syclops ‎– A Blink Of An Eye

$29.99

Syclops is trio Sven Kortehisto, Hanna Sarkari and Jukka Kantonen. First to appear on a Bubble Tease 12 in 2001, followed by two singles for Tirk and finally with the debut album 'I've Got My Eye On You' on DFA in 2008. 'A Blink Of An Eye' is the long awaited successor with 10 tracks of future funk. Ranging from the nastiness of 'Jump Bugs' to the fragile beauty 'Ray & Claire' it's classic Syclops all the way. Available double LP via Running Back and produced by Maurice Fulton. 

 Tracklist 

A1 Unmatched 6:23
A2 Jump Bugs 6:13
B1 Karo's B 6:07
B2 5 In 6:02
B3 Got To Get Up For Monday 5:58
C1 Sarah's E With Extra P 5:52
C2 Michele's H With C 6:18
D1 Raj & Claire 6:04
D2 Back When Lynn (The Classic) 5:59
D3 A Blink Of An Eye 6:19
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The DFA Remixes Chapter 2 (2xLP)
The DFA Remixes Chapter 2 (2xLP)

The DFA Remixes Chapter 2 (2xLP)

$13.00

Available in the DFA store for the first time in a minute! Remixes by The DFA from different times. 

A. Tiga - Far From Home (Instrumental) 
B. Junior Senior - Shake Your Coconuts
B2. Chromeo - Destination Overdrive
C. Goldfrapp - Slide In (Instrumental)
D. UNKLE - In A State
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Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem (Limited Edition White Label)
Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem (Limited Edition White Label)

Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem (Limited Edition White Label)

$9.99

Single LP hand-stamped white labels on black vinyl, numbered out of 100. Includes an instant MP3 download. A must have! Slim Twig is getting ready for his new record coming out soon! So catch up!
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The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air
The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air

The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air

$10.00

TRACKLIST:

A1) Love Is In The Air (Mock & Toof Remix)
A2) Love Is In The Air (Album Version)
B1) Love Is In The Air (Strategy Mix)
B2) Love Is In The Air (Heart Of The Sun Remix by Caro)


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Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out) - Todd Terje Version
Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out) - Todd Terje Version

Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out) - Todd Terje Version

$11.00

Another slamming version of Simple Things (Work It Out) featuring a remix from Mr. Todd Terje. The credits say "More Cowbell by Todd Terje", need we say more?

A) Simple Things (Work It Out) (Main Mix)
B) Simple Things (Work It Out) (Todd Terje Version) 

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SOMA500 - Delia & Gavin - Relevee (Carl Craig remix / Slam rework)
SOMA500 - Delia & Gavin - Relevee (Carl Craig remix / Slam rework)

SOMA500 - Delia & Gavin - Relevee (Carl Craig remix / Slam rework)

$13.00

*copy provided by Soma Records*
 
Various Artists | SOMA500 – Slam Remixes
[SOMA500D]

1. Robert Hood – The Bond We Formed (Slam Remix)
2. Robert Hood – The Bond We Formed (Slam’s S25 Retro Fit Remix)
3. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom – Relevee (Carl Craig Remix/Slam Rework)

Slam have remixed Robert Hood and Carl Craig For Soma Records 500th release.

Soma500 is a very special release that sees label heads Slam visit two memorable tracks for them over this past anniversary year. The duo of Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle rework Robert Hoods, “The Bond We Formed” - taken exclusively from the Soma25 compilation and a track that has featured highly in countless sets, a unique Slam rework of Carl Craig’s interpretation of Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom’s, Relevee.

One of the most sought after tracks from this year’s Soma25 compilation, Robert Hood’s jacked up ‘The Bond We Formed’ is given two unique remixes from Slam. The first remix brings elements of Hood’s original drum workout together with Slam’s spacial sequences. The second remix sees the pair go retro with an homage to the minimal master, utilising proper 90s tripped out tonality.
The B-side brings together the minds of Detroit’s Carl Craig and Slam as the Glaswegian pair rework Carl’s remix into a full on Techno anthem. The instantly recognisable synth work plays the major part with thunderous percussive work helming the backbone of this monster as it swells to a rapturous crescendo.

 

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The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"
The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"

The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"

$10.00

Back in our store for the first time in years. Confusing both critics and fans upon initial release, The Juan's first 12" is backed by "The more raucous" 41 Small Stars (aka Ad Rock!) version and rare instrumental TG-3X. 
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Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out)
Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out)

Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out)

$9.00

A driving, introspective house banger from the inimitable Shit Robot. Featuring vocals by Ian Svenonius from Nation Of Ulysses / The Make-Up / Chain & The Gang, and a remix by Serge Santiago! 

TRACKLIST: 
A) Simple Things (Work It Out) (Main Mix)
B) Simple Things (Work It Out) (Serge Santiago Version)
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Shit Robot & Felix Dickinson - Lose Control / Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen Remixes)
Shit Robot & Felix Dickinson - Lose Control / Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen Remixes)

Shit Robot & Felix Dickinson - Lose Control / Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen Remixes)

$13.00

A) Shit Robot - Lose Control (Justin Van Der Volgen's Mega Mix)
B) Felix Dickinson - Burning Flame (Justin Van Der Volgen's Remix)

Two massive remixes courtesy of Justin Van Der Volgen 
(formerly of !!!). Justin flips Shit Robot's “Lose Control” (from 2016's "What Follows") from a scorched lo-fi house track featuring Nancy Whang into a banging warehouse peak-time burner. On the flip, Felix Dickinson’s tracky acid bubbler “Burning Flame” is reworked into a more straightforward minimal house roller while leaving the husky, soulful vocal intact. Released by My Rules and mastered by Matt Colton.
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