Vinyl Albums

Full-lengths. That means records that last longer than a single. Well, most of these are longer than the singles. We have some really long singles. 

Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP
Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP

Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP

$17.99

The new EP Crime Cutz is the first new original Holy Ghost! music since the NYC-based duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel released their sophomore album 2013’s Dynamics. As with most of their catalog, “Crime Cutz” benefits from Holy Ghost!’s insistence on tactile instrumentation with live drums recorded over the track to accelerate its tempo.
 
The duo are quite methodical in their output—shimmering bursts of discosynth-pop, and lingering grooves—but that doesn’t mean HolyGhost! is not prodigious. Over nearly a decade, they have gone from being DFA’s rising sons to triple threats: indefatigable DJs, producers remixing new life into the work of Cut Copy and Katy Perry alike, and inventive musicians who’ve released countless original singles. They’re again adding to their thinking-man’s dance repertoire with the vibrant Crime Cutz EP out later this year on DFA Records. 

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    Factory Floor - 25 25 2xLP
    Factory Floor - 25 25 2xLP

    Factory Floor - 25 25 2xLP

    $9.99

    Tracklist:

    1. Meet Me At The End
    2. Relay
    3. Slow Listen
    4. 25 25
    5. Dial Me In
    6. Wave
    7. Ya
    8. Upper Left


    Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album and the follow up to their acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, it captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups.

    The dazzlingly sharp, dubbed-out acid disco of ‘Meet Me At The End’ opens 25 25 in a surge of raw momentum. Both Factory Floor’s sparsest and most overtly club-centred track to date, it sets the tone for the rest of the album. Written and recorded by Gabriel Gurnsey and Nik Colk Void in late 2015 and early 2016, it’s the product of the last three years of intensive musical activity — non-stop live performances, artistic collaborations, writing new music and reconfiguring the limits of their sound.

    Inspired by playing a growing number of late night club shows, the pair’s music gradually evolved into the sound captured on their second album and in their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears Factory Floor’s unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.

    That their second album is as distinct from its predecessor as their debut was from their earliest singles is unsurprising — a desire to explore, to push their own boundaries, is hardwired into Factory Floor at DNA level. Emerging in 2009 the group gained a reputation for their stunning live shows, which pummeled audiences with waves of electro-shocked rhythm. From the death-rattle of early single ‘A Wooden Box’ through their debut’s convulsive singles ‘Two Different Ways’ and ‘Fall Back’ and into 25 25’s skeletal ‘Wave’ and ‘Dial Me In’, their music has continued to forge links between industrial, post-punk and the UK’s post-acid house dance lineages.

    The close friendships and collaborations they’ve established along the way attest to those connections, among them Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey, Perc, Optimo, New Order and Simon Fisher Turner.

    Mixed with razor precision by David Wrench (FKA twigs, Caribou), the results are all the more forceful for that newfound space. ‘Relay’ is a spooked vocal house anthem, with Void’s voice processed into a thrillingly metallic chant. ‘Wave’ and ‘Slow Listen’ are deadly, perpetual motion machine dance tracks infused with the frontier spirit of Sheffield bleep and industrial techno. And the title track itself sums up the duo in 2016; its jarring repetitions and disorienting melodic motifs are somehow classic Factory Floor, yet shot into sparse, strangely moving new spaces. “You get into your own world and use your own vision,” says Void of the process of writing 25 25. “This really is probably the most ‘me’ record that I’ve ever done.

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    Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP
    Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP

    Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP

    $17.99

    Black Bubblegum is on black vinyl

    Black Bubblegum is the newest LP from Eric Copeland, and we are not kidding when we emphasize it sounds like nothing he has done in the past. The title of the record says it all: chewy, sticky pop that doesn’t taste quite like any chewy, sticky pop you’ve had before.

     
    Recorded at Copeland’s old practice space in South Williamsburg, Black Bubblegumcontains songs with more conventional sounds and songwriting than any of his previous releases. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop. Wanting to take a more “hands-on” approach to these recordings, Copeland exchanged sample-driven tech and hardware for keyboards, guitars and effect pedals, creating a new sound that is oddly easy to digest despite its rejection of melody in favour of discord and dissonance. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop; imagine Arthur Russell going into the studio with the Ramones.
     
    For a long time, Copeland considered this collection of songs to be recordings which would never be heard. This invariably influenced certain decisions made during the creation of Black Bubblegum, blessing Copeland with the unique freedom that comes from making music never intended to be heard, let alone released.
     
    When asked to please jot down what influenced this new album and sound, Eric replied”glam holes, glitter dreams, money troubles, apocalypse paranoia, one hit wonders, manifest destiny, my family's westward migration, body troubles (was passing kidney stones almost the entire time), LGBT disco parties, Jonathan Richman, Missing Foundation, Neil Diamond, New Orleans, poverty, getting pushed out of another Brooklyn neighbourhood... No Beach Boys, no Beatles, no Buddha...  More Bad News Bears.”
     
    Eric Copeland has been sound clashing at full volume for over twenty years, first carving out a named for himself as one third of the legendary NY-via-Providence band Black Dice. A wildly prolific solo artist, Copeland has played shit houses, party palaces and seemingly everything in between all over the world.
     
    A long time Brooklyn, resident, Eric recently relocated to where the L Train does not run - Palma de Mallorca, Spain. While maintaining a relatively humble and low key presence in a highly competitive musical world, he has releases a prolific amount of music every year through indie labels such as L.I.E.S., Escho (Iceage), PPM (No Age), Paw Tracks (Animal Collective) and DFA.

    Tracklist:

    1. Kids In A Coma
    2. Rip It
    3. Fuck It Up
    4. Honorable Mentions
    5. Blue Honey
    6. On
    7. Cannibal World
    8. Don't Beat Your Baby
    9. Radio Weapons
    10. Get My Own
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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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    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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    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (2xLP Edition)
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (2xLP Edition)

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (2xLP Edition)

    $25.00

    2xLP:

     

    •140 gram double LP

    •full color gatefold jacket / inner sleeves

    •digital download code included

     

    Tracklisting:

     

    Side A

    1. Oh Baby

    2. Other Voices

    3. I Used To

     

    Side B

    1. Change Yr. Mind

    2. How Do You Sleep?

     

    Side C

    1. Tonite

    2. Call The Police

    3. American Dream

     

    Side D

    1. Emotional Haircut

    2. Black Screen

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    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Cassette Edition)
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Cassette Edition)
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Cassette Edition)
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Cassette Edition)

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Cassette Edition)

    $10.00

    limited edition cassette version of American Dream with:

    •full color 5 panel inner card

    •clear cassette shell
    •custom silk screened cassette shells & cases

    Tracklisting: 

    Side A
    1. Oh Baby
    2. Other Voices
    3. I Used To 
    4. Change Yr. Mind
    5. How Do You
     Sleep?

    Side B
    1. Tonite
    2. Call The Police
    3. American Dream 
    4. Emotional Haircut
    5. Black Screen 
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    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five
    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five

    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five

    $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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    Eric Copeland - Mixbone
    Eric Copeland - Mixbone

    Eric Copeland - Mixbone

    $20.00

    2x 12" EP on heavyweight black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. 

    Tracklist:
    1) Mixer Shredder (LNS Remix)
    2) Neckbone (NHK yx Koyxen Remix)
    3) Mixer Shredder (Physical Therapy's Tegel Mix)
    4) Neckbone (Cooper Saver Remix)
    5) Mixer Shredder (Machine Woman Remix)
    6) Neckbone (Machine Woman Remix)
    7) Mixer Shredder (Physical Therapy's Gatwick Mix) 

    On the 
    Mixbone EP, two tracks from Eric Copeland’s 2017 record Goofballs get reworked by five of leftfield electronic music’s heaviest hitters. The Goofballs LP finds the Black Dice founding member conducting hectic, dancefloor-oriented experiments; The Vinyl Factory called it a “mangled, spangled journey into the fringes of industrial disco and hallucinatory club tackle.”Mixbone capitalizes on this direction with remixes that recontextualize and reshape the propulsive energy of the original songs into wholly different forms.

    New York techno powerhouse and Allergy Season boss Physical Therapy contributes two aptly named takes on “Mixer Shredder” – the “Tegel Mix” churns with industrial EBM low-end, and the breakbeat and wubby bassline make the “Gatwick Mix” unmistakably English. NHK yx Koyxen remixes Eric for the second time, with a jittery and woozy electro interpretation of “Neckbone.”Cooper Saver, best known for his Far Away parties in Los Angeles, turns in one of the most unexpected remixes, keeping it 4/4 and creating what sounds like Shep Pettibone making acid house.
     
    Coming off of her 2017 EP on Technicolour/Ninja Tune, Machine Woman decided to remix both tracks. With “Neckbone,” she adds a barely-discernible robotic narrative vocal, allegedly about Ryan Gosling. “Mixer Shredder,” on the other hand, travels from hissy lo-fi techno into something quite tranquil and beautiful. And with previous releases on 1080p, Freakout Cult, and Wania, Vancouver’s LNS channels the melodic electro tones of classic Bleep-era Warp, like a lost track from LFO or Drexciya.
     
    “Danceable” might not be the first word one thinks of when describing Eric Copeland’s solo releases. But in a manner not dissimilar to the way Black Dice shaped the parameters of experimental music, the remixes here expand the limits of what the club can and should look like.

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    Factory Floor - Heart Of Data
    Factory Floor - Heart Of Data

    Factory Floor - Heart Of Data

    $18.00

    Limited private stock of ten 12" singles. 

    Tracklist:
    1) Heart Of Data (soundtrack edit)
    2) Babel (soundtrack edit)

     

    "Factory Floor are the latest to do that electronic musician’s rite of passage; re-scoring Fritz Lang’s silent cinematic landmark Metropolis, with results shared on the 1st release thru their H/O/D Records.

    After shedding a member and regathering thoughts, FF’s Nik Colk Void and Gabriel Gurnsey reveal a sleeker new sound here, easing off the brittleness of their earlier releases with more smoothly contoured, malleable designs for dancefloor fluidity. 

    Heart Of Data (Soundtrack Edit) is the more ‘floor focussed cut, working skittish, latinate drum trills in and around arcing synths in a way that smartly conveys the futuristic architectural designs and themes of their subject, especially when their vision really comes together in the final third. s

    On the other hand, Babel (Soundtrack Edit) finds them working with almost Cumbia or Dembow shuffle on an elastic meter, sounding like techno on 33 not 45, and embedded in tactile, sticky bed of phasing synth washes for the 12 minute duration." - Text provided by Boomkat

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    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed
    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed
    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed
    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed

    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed

    $15.00

    This remix 12" ships June 2018

    Tracklist:
    A1) Love Release (Ara Koufax Remix)
    A2) High Times (Gerd Janson Discotheque Remix)
    B1) Familiar Five (Justin Van Der Volgen Remix)
    B2) Rocketship (Prosumer's Re-Transmission) 


    Marcus Marr's 'Familiar Five: Remixed' EP, due digitally on May 18 via DFA Records, features remixes from Justin Van Der Volgen, Prosumer, Gerd Janson and Ara Koufax. In addition to a digital release, the EP will be available via limited edition 12” vinyl. 


    “It was fun to ask some of my favourite producers to remix these tracks,” notes Marr. “I love Gerd’s remixes and play them loads. Prosumer is a great producer and I’ve been a fan of his for ages. Justin Van Der Volgen I also love - his originals and his remixes are always interesting. And Ara Koufax I’ve been a fan of since their tune ‘Brenda.’” 

    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.

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    CCFX - The Remixes
    CCFX - The Remixes

    CCFX - The Remixes

    $15.00

    Tracklist:
    1)  The One To Wait (Sunday of Existence Mix)
    2)  Venetian Screens (Long Dark Tunnel Mix)
    3)  Ode (Extended Comfort Anthem Mix)
    4)  2Tru (Foreign Interior Dub Mix)


    Sometimes the best remixes come direct from the artist themselves. Following the success of their debut EP, Olympia's CCFX return to reimagine and reiterate all four tracks. At times turbulent, at others serene, and throughout unabashedly raffish, these instrumental versions take the liberty of exploding the originals and thrusting the fragments into deeper and more ornate sonic territory. Minimal beats as well as pumped up breaks take the forefront here, rendering nascent atmospheric jungle and dubbed out balearic new wave.  

    Doubtless, some established fans of the EP's putative 80s tinge may be caught off guard by such disjunctive revisions. We would only invite listeners to consider this a healthy affirmation of CCFX's continuing euphonic triumph over the comfortable resolve of genre propriety. With a shrug of their shoulders, and a coy chuckle ringing out from the annals of entertainment's dimwitted bliss, the band lavishes their own already produced material with tasteful irreverence, as if no one else were around to hear the fantastic result. Lucky for us, we've been listening intently all along, and without an end in sight.

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    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle
    CCFX Deluxe Bundle

    CCFX Deluxe Bundle

    $30.00

    All items ship at the end of May 2018. 

    For the budding CCFX super fan, an opportunity to grab the debut self-titled EP, and a copy of The Remixes EP in one deluxe package.

    Deluxe bundle includes:
    - One copy of CCFX EP
    - One copy of The Remixes
    - One copy of CCFX EP CD w/ bonus remix tracks
    - One The Remixes graffiti logo pin

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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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    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1

    Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1

    $10.00


    Tracklist:

    1) Mateo
     
    2) 321 Contact
    3) Electric Mud
    4) Heads
    5) Build-A-Brain
    6) Fresco
    7) Hugo


    In the first part of a two-volume release, Eric Copeland (Black Dice) delivers Trogg Modal Vol. 1. It has been one year since releasing Goofballs and Eric has doubled down on his unique approach to crafting dance music, pushing a sort of 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda even further than before. Where 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, Trogg Modal Vol. 1 is a bit less serious and more carefree, with tracks that are propelled forward by a singular, frenzied energy. 


    Chunky percussive layers, hard steady kicks, and tweaked loopy vocals create a playful vibe that is best described as a tropical-industrial hybrid. The final product comes together via seven succinct, self-described “rippers,” music created both deliberately and accidentally, and always with a sense of humor that bubbles over and out through the speakers. With Trogg Modal Vol. 2 out in early 2019, this two-part release pulls into focus a vivid and unfamiliar new direction for Eric Copeland.

     

     

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    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming

    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming

    $15.00

    Tracklist:
    a1. Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Version)
    b1. Never Saw It Coming (Original Version) 
    b2. Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Dub)

    NYC singer Amy Douglas makes her official DFA debut with “Never Saw It Coming,” a limited release 12” single co-written and produced by Tim Wagner of 33Hz, with two remixes by Sheffield artist Crooked Man


    With a five-octave range and a diverse background in performance, ranging from rock to soul to jazz, Douglas’ voice is the heart of the song, lending heightened drama to the steady mechanical funk of Wagner’s production. The two remixes by DFA artist Crooked Man let the track grow and build slowly with longer, lush arrangements, while his hypnotic dub doubles down on the woozy bassline and has Amy’s vocals echoing out into the ether. 

    Though this is Douglas’ first release on the label, she is no stranger to the DFA roster. She is the voice behind “Happiness,” the epic closing track on Crooked Man’s self-titled 2016 LP, and also appears on the forthcoming Crooked Man album, due out on DFA this fall. Amy also works with Juan Maclean as one half of Peach Melba, who have released singles on both DFA and Defected / Classic. Crooked Man’s signature maximalist house sound has always been complemented by the support of strong female vocalists, and together the pair take each other’s work to a new level for an impressive collaboration. Rumor has it they’re currently working on more tracks together… 

    Lots of artists these days aim to ‘reimagine’ the sounds of disco, house, and soul, but Amy Douglas and Crooked Man are creating something all their own that pulls from the best of times past, while also looking decidedly forward.
     
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    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset
    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset
    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset
    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset
    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset

    Factory Floor - A Soundtrack For A Film 4xLP Boxset

    $68.50

    *LIMITED TO 10 COPIES IN THE DFA STORE. Ships Immediately. 

    Factory Floor unfold their full length live score to Fritz Lang’s seminal, silent 1920s sci-fi ‘Metropolis’, which they previously performed live at the Science Museum’s IMAX in April 2017, coinciding with the film’s 90th anniversary of release. 

    With over 150 minutes of the film to soundtrack, Gabe Gurnsey and Nik Colk Void a.k.a. Factory Floor cover a lot of bases, from tense greyscale ambient to needling electro and pulsating techno and industrial minimalism, often in the same track, which scale from tense, 3 minutes themes, and up to a 20 minute-long tract of woozy slow electro. (Text via Boomkat)

    1. Metropolis
    2. Beneath
    3. Run
    4. Father
    5. Identity Switch
    6. Circuit Senses
    7. Babel
    8. Cave
    9. Wonder
    10. Suspicious
    11. Transform
    12. Heart Of Data
    13. Find
    14. Up Rise
    15. Flood
    16. Become
    17. End
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    Eric Copeland - Brooklyn Banks
    Eric Copeland - Brooklyn Banks
    Eric Copeland - Brooklyn Banks
    Eric Copeland - Brooklyn Banks

    Eric Copeland - Brooklyn Banks

    $19.00

    DFA is proud to distribute Eric Copeland's Brooklyn Banks LP via NYC label Palmetto Arts. The release is limited to 20 copies in the DFA store. 


    TEXT FROM BOOKAT: NYC’s Palmetto Arts wrest the best from Eric Copeland (Black Dice) and his buddy Rusty Santos in the psychedelic dancefloor prods of Brooklyn Banks - Copeland’s 10th album after a slew of haywire aces for DFA, Paw Tracks and L.I.E.S over the last decade.

    We’re not sure what he’s been taking or which clubs he’s been hanging out in, but there’s a distinct sharpness to these cuts feels more driven, jutting and insistent than Copeland’s more unhinged workouts.

    OK, his sound is definitely still tapped and puckish in the best way, but there’s a craftier, DJ-friendly definition to these grooves which work equally well in both the context of an album and as dance tools in a similar way to head-spinning LPs by Moon Pool & Dead Band or Black Zone Myth Chant.

     The way he traverses styles with freeform agility is never not entertaining; whether channelling deep house into distorted wormholes with Mr. Mic, warping it with lysergic subtlety in Bear Country, or hacking into sloppy filter disco loops with Synching Cycles, he’s always got one eye on the floor and the other spinning in the back of his head.

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    Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class
    Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

    Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

    $9.99 $16.99

    The return of DFA Veterans Prinzhorn Dance School. Single LP features many fine songs, including "I Want You", "Your Fire Has Gone Out", and (my personal favorite) "Crisis Team", which you may listen to below. Includes an instant digital download.

    Tracklisting:

    1. Happy In Bits
    2. Usurper
    3. Seed, Crop, Harvest
    4. I Want You
    5. Your Fire Has Gone Out
    6. Crisis Team
    7. The Flora and the Fauna of Britain In Bloom
    8. Turn Up the Light
    9. Sing Orderly
    10. Right Night Kay West
    11. Shake the Jar
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