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Altair Nouveau - Space Fortress 12"
Altair Nouveau - Space Fortress 12"

Altair Nouveau - Space Fortress 12"

$15.00

DFA2210 / 2009

 

A. Space Fortress

B1. Showdown

B2. Sorcerer

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Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"

Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"

$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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Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

$33.00

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.

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 - Big Deal 12”
Black Dice - Big Deal 12”

Black Dice - Big Deal 12”

$15.00

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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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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Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"

Black Dice - Manoman 12"

$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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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$5.00 $9.99

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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Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes 12"
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes 12"
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes 12"
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes 12"

Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes 12"

$15.00

Features remixes by The DFA, Luomo, and ZZ Pot.

Double vinyl in a picture sleeve. Last remaining stock!

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 Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP
Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP

Black Meteoric Star - 3 Love Songs EP

$13.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb on this one from Rayna herself below...

Pink vinyl with a xeroxed cover. Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

**

"The 3 Love Songs EP comes out of a live show I did at a house party. I grew up and came of age playing shows in people's houses but hadn't done it in a while. My good friends L'Amour Bleu, a New York based band I'm a big fan of asked me to play with them at their record release party. It would have been impossible to bring my normal equipment and perform my normal Black Meteoric Star set so I decided to create something stripped down and simple that would require a minimal amount of gear. Black Meteoric Star live shows often include vocal elements that don't appear on the record, but some of those elements began to creep into more recent recordings such as "No Map" on The Xecond Xoming of Black Meteoric Star and the two poems I read on the No More White Presidents Soundtrack. This stripped down and more "punk" incarnation gave me an opportunity to formalize and expand on these vocal elements. I was just beginning to truly awaken to and accept my trans feminine identity and grasped onto the idea of a love song that, defying convention, spoke about my relationship with my inner world and the elemental forces around me rather than a cherished "other", imagined or real. After performing at the event I felt the "songs' were strong enough to record and the result was this EP. As with all Black Meteoric Star music these are live takes to cassette tape with no multitracking or editing." 

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Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star
Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star

Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star

$5.00

Black Meteoric Star was written, recorded and produced by Gavin Russom between September of 2006 and December of 2008.

This CD contains the entire 12" series.


Excluding "Dawn" the tracks have been edited for album length.


The original digital transfers of tracks 1-4 were done in Berlin.


This recording was achieved using specialized electronic circuits designed and built by Gavin Russom.

Tracklist:
1) Death Tunnel
2) World Eater
3) Domination
4) Anthem
5) Dream Catcher
6) Dawn

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

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

$15.00

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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Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP
Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP

Black Meteoric Star - Disco 3xLP

$40.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.
Disco, the four Black Meteoric Star full-length, has been burning a hole in our turntable since we bought it.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb below...

Triple, multi-colored LP (LP1 is orange, LP2 is mint and LP3 is plum) with xeroxed cover. Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

**

Voluminous Arts happily announces its third official release, a 12 track digital album and accompanying 3xLP limited 3 color vinyl edition entitled Disco by Gavilán Rayna Russom’s elusive alias Black Meteoric Star. This is not a Disco record. The title deliberately troubles the music biz’s incessant tendency to hierarchize genre classification over the experience of listening. If you must categorize these mutant sounds think of them as a proposed alternate score for those long, caffeinated sessions in Abby Sciuto’s forensics lab, the soundtrack to a heavy workout in the Westchester Danger Room or perhaps the musical accompaniment to deep body investigations of your own ancestral memories.

What this record really is, and why it’s called Disco has to do with the layering of time and life energy present in the spaces where we have traditionally danced to music which are sometimes called Discos. From the pounding urgency of “Muscle Machine” through the unbridled night vision romp that is “Fluid Feline Forms” and the shimmering investigations of “Whispers Between Worlds” to the extended lazer pointer focus of “I’m Unmelting” this record lays out a broad slab of practice-based research into the ghosts we connect with on the dance floor. Whether it be through partying in former industrial buildings, contested spaces of labor built on lands violently appropriated from indigenous people, uncomfortably inhabiting vacuums in queerness left by the AIDS epidemic, lifting lineages through sampling, or the relentless cycle of whitening that accompanies dance music’s march into the market, our experiences in the Disco have been permeated by the spectral and the haunted. Through rhythm and frequency, organized over time, this music blurs the veil between the living and the dead inviting those who move to it to connect with experiences beyond that false binary.

What you have here is another fantastic Black Meteoric Star record, as always made without multitracking or overdubbing, recorded directly from single live takes. It is is utterly consistent with all that name has come to mean, but on Disco Black Meteoric Star’s vision has been allowed to expand into an almost mythologically epic space. Ancestral time works differently. Settle in and absorb the frequencies. As the closing track suggests, the virtual Disco these sounds evoke is for “Freaks Only”.

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

Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12"

$15.00

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 - Dreamcatcher b/w Dawn 12"
Black Meteoric Star - Dreamcatcher b/w Dawn 12"
Black Meteoric Star - Dreamcatcher b/w Dawn 12"
White Label

Black Meteoric Star - Dreamcatcher b/w Dawn 12"

$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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Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette
Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette

Black Meteoric Star - No More White Presidents Soundtrack Cassette

$10.00

DFA is thrilled to now offer releases from Voluminous Arts, the new label from Gavilán Rayna Russom, in our online store. Rayna has released a ton of music on DFA under aliases like Gavin Russom, Delia and Gavin, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, and she's also been a member of LCD Soundsystem. She's since released music on a bunch of other labels (all of it very good!) and started Voluminous Arts in 2017.

Learn more about Voluminous Arts here.

Official blurb below...

Digital download codes to be provided after purchase.

**

Black Meteoric Star's original soundtrack for the film "No More White Presidents" unofficial cat# VOL001, the first release on Voluminous Arts. Sprawling across each 30-minute side of this cassette are tape saturated and distorted sounds from the depths of BMS’s well. Distinctions between “track” and “interlude” are blurred. Poetry emerges from surging lagoons of synthesizer sound and beats push forth from noise. 

No More White Presidents is a multi-layered abstract film by Gavilán Rayna Russom. She began the film in 2015 and after working on it gradually over two years completed it in January of 2017. It is the first formal occurrence of the “flash film” technique that now forms the central structural device of her filmmaking practice. This technique has connections to both compositional techniques such as serialism and chance operations and craft technologies such as beading, braiding and weaving. The film engages the failures of capitalism via an extended meditation on the different forms of unreconciled dead its fallout has accumulated. 

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Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle
Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle

Black Meteoric Star 3x12" Bundle

$35.00

Originally conceived as a series of 3x12" singles, the first blast of Black Meteoric Star tracks ended up coming together on a self-titled "album" in 2009. It being 2009 and all, the collection only came out digitally and on CD (?). It never got a proper vinyl release.

So, this is the next best thing: all three original BMS twelves, purchasable as a unit, at a special bundled price.

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Bolt Logo Slipmat
Bolt Logo Slipmat
Bolt Logo Slipmat
Bolt Logo Slipmat

Bolt Logo Slipmat

$20.00

A classic, reborn...in two new colorways.

12" wide, 1/16" thick, non-glazed bottom. Perfect for deejaying or home stereo listening.

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CCFX - CCFX (EP)
CCFX - CCFX (EP)
CCFX - CCFX (EP)
CCFX - CCFX (EP)

CCFX - CCFX (EP)

$18.00

Back in stock, newly recut and repressed!

**

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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CCFX - The Remixes 12"
CCFX - The Remixes 12"

CCFX - The Remixes 12"

$18.00

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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Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother

Cold Beat - Mother

$5.00

 

Tracklist:
1) Smoke
2) Prism
3) Paper
4) Pearls
5) Gloves
6) Through
7) Double Sided Mirror
8) Mother
9) Crimes
10) Flat Earth


San Francisco band Cold Beat make their DFA debut with Mother, a collection of ten pop transmissions from Earth, 2020.


Wound tight with an energy that ricochets from one song into the next, Mother was made while frontperson Hannah Lew (formerly of indie trio Grass Widow) was pregnant and considering the chaotic conditions of the world she was bringing a new human into. If we consider Mother an artistic style guide through space and time, the framework Cold Beat provide is overcast by design but focused in execution; locked-in drums and synths with choir-like melodies high above it all.

“I found myself trying to describe our earth to a new human who had never been here,” says Lew. “It was a bleak year to be pregnant, but I was simultaneously filled with so much love and hope at the same time. I remember feeling a sense of wanting to show my whole range of self to this new person I was about to meet. In past albums, I sometimes held my artistic self in an ethereal place, but I found myself wanting to be very much on this earth and grounded during the creation of this record.”

The A-side of Mother presents the facts as we perceive them, while the B-side accelerates into the uncertain. Each of the first five track titles is one evocative word: the synths on “Prism” slide against the motorik guitar riffs and the plaintive saxophone on “Paper” casts the Leonard Cohen-esque melody in a melancholy shadow; “Gloves” is a real mood, all drive. Everything begins to unfurl from there. “Will it be over if there’s no sound?” Lew wonders on album standout “Double Sided Mirror,” and then ruminates, “it won’t be long until you find me in the beyond” on the more upbeat “Crimes.” The early architects of these sonic settings—Eurythmics, The Human League, Depeche Mode—act as touchstones and inspiration.

One of the most prescient things Mother teaches is that existence will not be, and has not ever been, a solitary experience. “It's really the first album where the project felt more like a band,” Lew says. “In a lot of ways, it feels like our first album.” And though four LPs (released on Dark Entries and Lew’s own label Crime On The Moon) precede this one, Mother is Cold Beat at their most concentrated and crystalline. It’s an honest, forgiving, and ultimately optimistic team effort from a band busy being born, re-born and giving life

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Crooked Man - Crooked House
Crooked Man - Crooked House
Crooked Man - Crooked House
Crooked Man - Crooked House

Crooked Man - Crooked House

$32.00

The elusive Crooked Man returns to DFA with Crooked House, a maximalist take on electronic and house music that picks up where 2016’s self-titled LP left off. Teaming up again with Michael Somerset Ward (Clock DVA) and David Lewin (Bleep & Booster) in the studio, Richard Barratt crafts a comprehensive journey of hi-fi house belters with more sinister electro-pop mixed in for good measure. The LP is influenced by two historic epicenters of electronic music: Sheffield, UK, where Richard has had an illustrious career in a mix of legendary groups like Funky Worm, Sweet Exorcist, and The All Seeing I; and the NYC Loft-era disco sound, where extended grooves were layered with peak-time choruses. 

Richard’s diverse collaborations and intensely prolific discography have now led him to records as lush and sophisticated as Crooked House. Considering the rarity of a live Crooked Man performance or DJ set, it’s a testament to his hyper-creativity that these tracks are able to reach new heights in a club setting. With support from disco historian Bill Brewster and NTS resident Ross Allen (not to mention “Echo Loves Narcissus” being named #1 single of the year by Piccadilly Records in 2017, before it was even properly released), it’s clear that Crooked House brings a timeless vitality to the current landscape of dance music, and continues an exciting new chapter in Crooked Man’s career.

TRACKLIST:
1) Every Killer Needs A Friend
2) Here On Earth
3) Make Up
4) Turnaround
5) Walls
6) Take It All Away
7) Long Time Dead
8) Echo Loves Narcissus 
9) Robots

 

 

PRE-ORDER - Heavyweight Double Vinyl LP and CD releases October 19, 2018
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Crooked Man - Crooked Man
Crooked Man - Crooked Man

Crooked Man - Crooked Man

$5.00

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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Crooked Man Album Bundle
Crooked Man Album Bundle
Crooked Man Album Bundle
Crooked Man Album Bundle

Crooked Man Album Bundle

$45.00

Both Crooked Man albums on 2xLP, one affordable bundled price.

On Crooked Man - Crooked Man:
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. Read the complete copy and hear the LP here

On Crooked Man - Crooked House
The elusive Crooked Man returns to DFA with Crooked House, a maximalist take on electronic and house music that picks up where 2016’s self-titled LP left off. Teaming up again with Michael Somerset Ward (Clock DVA) and David Lewin (Bleep & Booster) in the studio, Richard Barratt crafts a comprehensive journey of hi-fi house belters with more sinister electro-pop mixed in for good measure. The LP is influenced by two historic epicenters of electronic music: Sheffield, UK, where Richard has had an illustrious career in a mix of legendary groups like Funky Worm, Sweet Exorcist, and The All Seeing I; and the NYC Loft-era disco sound, where extended grooves were layered with peak-time choruses. More on "Crooked House"+ Full LP audio. 
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Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games 12"
Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games 12"

Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games 12"

$15.00

Limited vinyl edition of two previously digital-only singles by Berlin singer, songwriter, and producer. Dan Bodan, hailed by Pitchfork as "an expression of the storied NYC dance label's more oddball tastes." First up is "Anonymous", a poignant portrait of yearning for the post-Facebook generation. The A side is rounded out with a remix by DJ Richard (1/2 White Material with Young Male) that manages to drag the track to even deeper depths of anxiety. 

The flip features 2013 single "Hunger Games", a widescreen epic of a track that will be stripped down to the bare minimum on Dan's forthcoming LP. It features production by left-field dance geniuses Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala of Renaissance Man. Also featured is the acclaimed Stadium Remix. Comes in a custom spineless picture sleeve featuring an illustration by Julien Ceccaldi.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Anonymous
  2. Anonymous (DJ Richard Remix)
  3. Hunger Games
  4. Hunger Games (Stadium Remix)
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Dan Bodan - Soft
Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan - Soft

$5.00

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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Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label LP)
Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label LP)

Dan Bodan - Soft (Limited Edition White Label LP)

$15.00

A great record for a romantic evening! Fortunately we have a few of these left in our closet, and would love to send them to a happy home. single LP hand-stamped white labels on black vinyl, numbered out of 100.

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Death From Abroad 6x12" Bundle
Death From Abroad 6x12" Bundle

Death From Abroad 6x12" Bundle

$50.00

Death From Abroad was a DFA sub-label dedicated to making awesome music from international artists available at home in the US. These were records we found whilst traveling, DJing, shopping and meeting wonderful people the world over. (This was in 2007 - before YouTube, streaming, and the rise of online vinyl sales rendered endeavors such as this relatively moot.)

We have but a few sets of the original twelves available. Cop 'em here for the nice bundled price.

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Death From Abroad: Altz - Max Motion (w/ Idjut Boys Remixes) 12"
Death From Abroad: Altz - Max Motion (w/ Idjut Boys Remixes) 12"
Death From Abroad: Altz - Max Motion (w/ Idjut Boys Remixes) 12"
Death From Abroad: Altz - Max Motion (w/ Idjut Boys Remixes) 12"
Hand-Stamped White Label

Death From Abroad: Altz - Max Motion (w/ Idjut Boys Remixes) 12"

$13.00

(DFA0112 / 2007)

A1. Max Motion

A2. Yello (Original)

B1. Yello (Version Idjut Hoe Down Mix)

B2. Yello (Version Idjut Dub Down Mix)

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Death From Abroad: Bot'Ox - Babylon By Car 12"
Death From Abroad: Bot'Ox - Babylon By Car 12"

Death From Abroad: Bot'Ox - Babylon By Car 12"

$15.00

(DFA0114 / 2007)

 

A. Babylon By Car

B. Tragedy Symphony

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Death From Abroad: Cage & Aviary - Television Train 12"
Death From Abroad: Cage & Aviary - Television Train 12"

Death From Abroad: Cage & Aviary - Television Train 12"

$15.00

(DFA0118 / 2007)

 

A. Television Train

B. Suburban

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Death From Abroad: Mock & Toof - K-Choppers 12"
Death From Abroad: Mock & Toof - K-Choppers 12"
Death From Abroad: Mock & Toof - K-Choppers 12"
Hand-Stamped White Label

Death From Abroad: Mock & Toof - K-Choppers 12"

$15.00

(DFA0111 / 2007)

 

A. K-Choppers

B. Brownbread

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Death From Abroad: Yura Yura Teikoku - Dekanai 12"
Death From Abroad: Yura Yura Teikoku - Dekanai 12"
Death From Abroad: Yura Yura Teikoku - Dekanai 12"
Hand-Stamped White Label

Death From Abroad: Yura Yura Teikoku - Dekanai 12"

$15.00

(DFA0117 / 2007)

 

A1. Dekanai (Extended Remix)

A2. Dekanai (Remix)

B1. Sweet Surrender (Remix)

B2. Sweet Surrender (Instrumental Remix)

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

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

$15.00

*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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Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)

Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - The Days of Mars (2xLP)

$33.00

Some old copies of what is arguably the crown jewel of the early DFA catalog have been "unearthed!"

These copies are even pressed at 45RPM!

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Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5 12"
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5 12"

Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Track 5 12"

$15.00

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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Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness
Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness

Delia Gonzalez - Horse Follows Darkness

$5.00

Horse Follows Darkness is the second record by Delia Gonzalez, her follow up to the album “In Remembrance”.

The title is taken from a werewolf genre film her 8 year old son Wolfgang had created. At this time, Wolfgang also turned Delia onto a genre of cinema she had always resisted - the American Western. 

Delia explains that what she observed “was all relevant - the album is based on our personal experience of moving back to America (from Berlin) and the journey that followed. The record is a manifestation of that, and what one creates for themselves under the given circumstances. Coming back to America, I felt like a foreigner and NYC / America felt like the Wild West. Most Westerns from the 1960s to the present have revisionist themes. Many were made by emerging major filmmakers who saw the Western as an opportunity to expand their criticism of American society and values into
a new genre.”

The narrative of the record is one of re-encountering the frontier mentality that shaped the country but somehow never faded. This time as a foreigner. The genre of the Western remains pertinent, many of the same stories of that brutally deromanticised era are still relevant today. America hasn’t changed - the cast, times and settings have, but we still hold onto the same ideal.

Horse Follows Darkness is essentially a modern electronic soundtrack for the Revisionist Western. Even the idea for the record cover is inspired by one of the most well known modern Westerns, Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs Miller. 

The album was recorded with Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park studios, which Delia likens to “going to the finest tailor”. Abe became an integral part of the recording, playing guitar and helping to suggest experimenting with different synthesizers, something Delia was keen to do. Delia refers to Abe as a magical and incredibly intuitive collaborator” regarding the sound of the record.

The music that emerged from these recording sessions combines a range of influences - from the compositions of Erik Satie to ‘Salon De Musique’, the solo piano record by Su Tissue (of the L.A. punk band Suburban Lawns). The record also took on a much different shape and sound with the introduction of the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, as well as a vintage Korg Poly synth and the Roland SH-101. The golden era Krautrock recordings of bands like Neu!, Cluster & Harmonia were touchstones as well, the repetition, swirling soundscapes and locked-in rhythm tracks. 

Delia Gonzalez is a Cuban-American musician and artist, based in both New York City & Berlin. Her disciplines include everything from composer to filmmaker, dancer / choreographer, sculptor, painter & performance artist. Her musical career with DFA Records began in 2004 when the label released the 12” single “Relevee”, followed by the album of cosmic acid-house “The Days of Mars”, with Delia and then musical partner Gavin Russom.

In 2015, DFA released Delia’s first solo album entitled “In Remembrance”, which was a full piano score for a 30 minute filmed ballet, a perfect example of the type of work Delia creates as a multi-disciplinary artist.
Tracklisting:

1. In Through The Light
2. Hidden Song
3. Roulette
4. Horse Follows Darkness
5. Vesuvius

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Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance
Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

$5.00

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.  

Tracklist

A1 - Delia Gonzalez (I)
A2 - Delia Gonzalez (II)
B1 - Delia Gonzalez (III)
B2 - Delia Gonzalez (IV)
C1 - Bryce Hackford (Remix I)
C2 - Bryce Hackford (Remix II)
D1 - Bryce Hackford (Remix III)
D2 - Bryce Hackford (Remix IV)
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DFA Records Compilation #1
DFA Records Compilation #1
DFA Records Compilation #1
DFA Records Compilation #1

DFA Records Compilation #1

$5.00

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.

Tracklist

Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus

LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up

The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers

Black Dice - Cone Toaster

Juan Maclean - You Can't Have It Both Ways (Live At Warsaw April 26, 2002)

The Rapture - Silent Morning

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

Black Dice - Endless Happiness 


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DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: Hooded Sweatshirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: Hooded Sweatshirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: Hooded Sweatshirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: Hooded Sweatshirt

DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: Hooded Sweatshirt

$60.00

Featuring a spin on the iconic DFA bolt by Eric Copeland using the technique found in his Glyph Series work, this limited hooded sweatshirt is a collaboration between DFA and iconic streetwear brand Carhartt WIP for their RELEVANT PARTIES capsule collection.

Back graphic print on 58%/42% cotton/polyester heavy sweat, 13 oz., loose fit.

A portion of DFA's proceeds from these sales will be donated to local aid networks in the North Brooklyn area.

About RELEVANT PARTIES

Teaming up with the likes of Tokyo-based Jazzy Sport, UK pioneers Ninja Tune, Los Angeles tastemakers Stones Throw, Munich’s Public Possession, and two NYC imprints, DFA Records and Ghostly International, Carhartt WIP will release a series of limited edition T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and gadgets, that pay tribute to some of the foremost independent record labels across the globe.

Each design was created in collaboration with its respective record label, and has been applied across a series of jersey-based garments.

 

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DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt
DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt

DFA X Carhartt WIP Present RELEVANT PARTIES: T-Shirt

$25.00

Featuring a spin on the iconic DFA bolt by Eric Copeland using the technique found in his Glyph Series work, this limited, short-sleeve shirt is a collaboration between DFA and iconic streetwear brand Carhartt WIP for their RELEVANT PARTIES capsule collection.

Front graphic print on 100% organic cotton single jersey, 175 g/sqm, loose fit.

A portion of DFA's proceeds from these sales will be donated to local aid networks in the North Brooklyn area.

About RELEVANT PARTIES

Teaming up with the likes of Tokyo-based Jazzy Sport, UK pioneers Ninja Tune, Los Angeles tastemakers Stones Throw, Munich’s Public Possession, and two NYC imprints, DFA Records and Ghostly International, Carhartt WIP will release a series of limited edition T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and gadgets, that pay tribute to some of the foremost independent record labels across the globe.

Each design was created in collaboration with its respective record label, and has been applied across a series of jersey-based garments.

 

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DFA x Carhartt WIP: Relevant Parties Vol. 2 Record Bag
DFA x Carhartt WIP: Relevant Parties Vol. 2 Record Bag
DFA x Carhartt WIP: Relevant Parties Vol. 2 Record Bag
DFA x Carhartt WIP: Relevant Parties Vol. 2 Record Bag

DFA x Carhartt WIP: Relevant Parties Vol. 2 Record Bag

$125.00

The RELEVANT PARTIES VOL. 2 Record bag from the eponymous capsule collection is made in the brand’s iconic 12oz Dearborn Canvas. This iteration is composed of organic cotton yet is just as hard-wearing as previous versions. The bag features graphic prints throughout and co-branded labeling on the inside.

Details

  • 100% Organic Cotton 'Dearborn' Canvas, 12 oz
  • 35.5 x 35 x 13 cm / 13.7 x 13.7 x 5.7 inch
  • 16 liter
  • unlined
  • allover print
  • front pocket
  • graphic embroideries
  • co branded label
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DFA x Matt Shaw: "Know When To Hang It Up" Long Sleeve T-Shirt
DFA x Matt Shaw: "Know When To Hang It Up" Long Sleeve T-Shirt

DFA x Matt Shaw: "Know When To Hang It Up" Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$40.00

Designed by artist and DFA journeyman Matt Shaw, this shirt will look great, keep your arms warm, and always remind you to behave responsibly.

Printed on Comfort Colours heavyweight ring spun 100% cotton blanks by our friends at Pink's Inks!

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DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt

DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Longsleeve Shirt

$38.00

Better late than never.

On the front: Mike Vadino's killer graphic from our 20th anniversary celebration in NYC.

On the back: every artist released in DFA history.

On the sleeves: your new mantra.

Printed on Alstyle Classic blanks.

Size guide here.

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DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Poster
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Poster

DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck Poster

$40.00

Better late than never.

Mike Vadino's design, screenprinted by the local legends Kayrock in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on French 65 lb. cover. Only 150 made!

Measures 18" x 24" (note the blue border is not in the final image...that's just for placement only!)

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DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt
DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt

DFA20: Twenty Years Bad Luck T-Shirt

$38.00

Better late than never.

On the front: Mike Vadino's killer graphic from our 20th anniversary celebration in NYC.

On the back: every artist released in DFA history.

Printed on organic cotton Carhartt WIP blanks.

Size guide here.

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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"

$15.00

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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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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Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum
Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum

Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum

$5.00

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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