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Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams
Edward - Underwater Jams

Edward - Underwater Jams

$18.99

*PRE-ORDER* This record will ship the week of May 13th. 

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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Bolt Logo PopSocket
Bolt Logo PopSocket

Bolt Logo PopSocket

$15.00

Perhaps the most utility-focused DFA accessory, these custom-branded PopSockets will keep your phone safely in your grip during any activity, protect your camera lens from scratches by acting as a lift, and turn your phone into a properly balanced television. 
 
Edition of 100, ships with DFA bolt logo stickers
product dimensions: 39.74 mm diameter x 7 mm H and 24.25 mm H expanded.

Ships the week of April 29th. 
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Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol 2
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol 2

Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol 2

$10.00

**Pre-Order, all orders ship the week of March 18th

Tracklist: 
1) Beat It
2) High score Zed
3) United Banana
4) Payoff
5) BS Dropout 
6) Light Fantastic
7) Blazin
8) Falo

On March 29, Eric Copeland delivers Trogg Modal Vol. 2, the counterpart to last October’s Vol. 1. The former Black Dice member’s 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda gets further refined here – Vol. 2 is more laid-back than the first, but still highly danceable. Self-described as “late Night Flight proto tekno,” the tracks pulse with thick layers of percussion, melodic fever dreams, and riffs wrung through a taffy puller. Eric’s textured, off-the-cuff approach to dance music adds a refreshing element of spontaneity and ‘jamming’ to a climate of uncanny smoothness and polish.    

Where Vol. 1 was composed of “rippers,” Vol. 2 travels at its own pace, continuing to showcase Eric’s ability to recontextualize 4/4 tracks as psychedelic contortions, from the squelchy vibrations of “BS Dropout” to the blithe, video arcade soundtrack “High Score Zed.” Taken together, the two volumes of Trogg Modal showcase the versatility of one of the most continuously exciting experimental artists of the past twenty years – arriving in 2019 with his mischievous sense of adventure firmly intact.

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Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes)
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes)

Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes)

$15.00

*PRE-ORDER this item ships end of April and is released Friday, May 3rd.

Tracklist:
1) Eric Copeland - Heads (Parris Remix) 
2) Eric Copeland - Heads (RAMZi Remix)
3) Eric Copeland - 321 Contact (Lokier Remix)
4) Eric Copeland - Electric Mud (Gerry Read Remix)

After the success of last year’s Mixbone EP, we once again invite four dance music experimentalists to remix Eric Copeland. Where 2017’s Goofballs was the first album recorded in its entirety in Eric’s current home of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the result of countless hours spent working in the studio, last fall’s Trogg Modal Vol. 1 pushed his 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda even further, with a sense of humor that bubbles over and out through the speakers. Rife with chunky percussive layers and tweaked loopy vocals, these frenzied, self-described “rippers” are practically designed to be remixed. 

Parris (Trilogy Tapes, Hemlock) and RAMZi (RVNG, 12th Isle) both take on the singsongy rhythms of “Heads.” Parris’ take pares down the track, giving it room to glisten and expand, while RAMZi’s paddles along in a characteristically murky, laid-back manner. Lokier (Days Of Being Wild, Spirits) goes in for the jugular with an acidic rework of “321 Contact,” repurposing vocal samples as spooky EBM. Closing out the record is Gerry Read (Aus, Accidental Jnr), who pits the heavy stomp of “Electric Mud” against whizzing frequencies. Newfangled interpretations of tracks that were already out there to begin with.

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Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw

Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw

$16.98

Releases May 3, 2019. Ships week of April 22.

Vinyl only release -  no digital download. 

LIMITED TO 200 COPIES IN THE DFA STORE. Ships with an exclusive DFA sticker limited to 200. 

Tracklist:
A – LCD Soundsystem – Throw
AA – Paperclip People – Throw

A newly reissued edition of "Throw" by Paperclip People, accompanied by LCD Soundsystem’s interpretation of the iconic song on the flip. Released originally in 1994, "Throw" is perhaps the best known single from Carl Craig’s long running alias; a joyous distillation of Craig’s house, techno, and disco influences .

In 2010, LCD Soundsystem recorded a studio version of "Throw," after the song became a live staple, a a natural fit for a band that never met a 4/4 lock groove it didn't like. The cover was used a bonus track during This Is Happening.

In 2010, Planet E and DFA Records partnered to release a split 12" version of "Throw." This is a repress of that 12".

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Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker
Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker
Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker
Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker

Guerilla Toss Tour Bumper Sticker

$5.00

*** free with the purchase of any Guerilla Toss record when you checkout with the code "AlienOk"!

Created by @Fad_Albert in collaboration with Deep Thoughts JP and DFA, this unique bumper sticker is a tribute to the relentless touring spirit of Guerilla Toss. Featuring lyrics from "Betty Dreams Of Green Men", taken from the 2017 album "GT ULTRA", this limited run bumper sticker is available in a quantity of 100 in the DFA store. 

Available for purchase as a sticker pack (one bumper sticker + 2 DFA bolt stickers) or free with the purchase of any Guerilla Toss record when you checkout with the code "AlienOk"!
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Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado
Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado
Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado
Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado

Come Together 2019 Logo Shirt by Bráulio Amado

$10.00

Designed by Bráulio Amado exclusively for the 2019 MoMA PS1 Come Together Record Fair, in partnership with Other Music. These super limited logo tees are printed on premium Champion-branded short sleeves, and feature an embroidered champion logo on the left sleeve. Ships with DFA bolt logo sticker. 

Sizing chart available here by clicking "view specs".
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Holiday Mug

Holiday Mug

$10.00

Holiday Mug

Holiday Mug

$10.00

**SPRING CLEANING** All 2018 holiday mugs are $10 

After four years on the shelf, we're happy to announce the return of our holiday coffee mug. 

The 11 oz. mug features a vibrant "safety" orange and yellow stamped bolt design on brushed, sparkly matte silver mugs, with a glazed white interior. ships with DFA holiday pins and stickers. 

 

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Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night

Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night

$15.99

Tracklist:
1. Don't Feed The Animals
2. Devil Dance
3. I Can Never Relax
4. I'm So Bored

After turning in a wall-shaking remix of Essaie pas last year, Romanian production duo Khidja present their first EP for DFA. These four tracks are deep, spooky heaters – think John Carpenter in the club, with industrial basslines, frenetic melodies careening a bit out of control, and vocals echoing from the corners of the room. Their signature throb that runs along all four tracks, influenced by their time spent in underground scenes in Bucharest, London, and Berlin, as well as an emphasis on the jagged sounds of hardware. 

Having established themselves with previous releases on labels like Hivern Discs and Malka Tuti, Khidja get darker, dubbier, and more twisted on In The Middle Of The Night. We find the record in the witching hour, and the tracks represent the cycle of nighttime mentalities, revealing the various directions the mind can wander in the place between consciousness and unconsciousness – mania, paranoia, even boredom. It all makes for a raucous dancefloor experience, with the duo bringing something new and heavy to the DFA roster.

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Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)

Eric Copeland - Shit Talk (Book)

$20.00

Eric Copeland presents his latest book Shit Talk -  a collection of public comments, pulled word for word from YouTube, all focused on Black Dice, the divisive band he co-founded almost 2 decades ago.  

112 pages of plain text comments showcase both the passion and the frustration of Black Dice’s fanbase. You'll find casual observations, ardent rants, stoned diatribes, and lots of name calling. Emerging through it all is a detailed narrative of noise and experimental music, DIY scene politics, and an archive of passionate fandom.
 
The book is dedicated to “all the know-it-alls, naysayers, haters and baiters…the big mouths and big fans, comedians and aliens. Thank you!' 

All Comments compiled by Eric Copeland
Cover Art by Bjorn Copeland
Available in an edition of 40 in the DFA store.  
Now shipping.  

 

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LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP

LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions Gatefold 2xLP

$31.99

Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in NYC’s Greenwich Village – Electric Lady Sessions is a double album live collection featuring classic LCD Soundsystem songs, three covers, and newer material from the band’s # 1 album from 2018, American Dream

This is a heavyweight, 180 gram gatefold 2xLP. It ships with a DFA bolt logo sticker.  

TRACK LISTING
1. Seconds 
2. american dream 
3. you wanted a hit 
4. get innocuous 
5. call the police 
6. i used to 
7. tonite 
8. home 
9. I Want Your Love 
10. emotional haircut 
11. oh baby 
12. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 

! **PRE-ORDER HAS CLOSED- All pre-orders begin shipping February 7th and regular shipment will commence on February 13th. Please allow up to one week for shipment! 

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Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)

Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan (Book)

$20.00

**This is the second run of this private press, self-released title. 40 copies are available directly through the DFA storeALL ORDERS ship January 2019. 


Loaded Slogan
 is a new book of t-shirt texts by Eric Copeland of Black Dice. 

Across 112 pages of lists, Copeland presents every slogan t-shirt he observed for one year, starting in March  2017. The resulting text reads as a poetic display of deranged musings, fashionable phrases, grammatical gaffes, and crude oddities.

The slogans were collected under the pretense that the shirts were not to feature any logos, mottos, brands, titles, teams, or bands.

"further adventures in the twisted, funny, and profound reappropriations Eric has brought us for years through his music and through his past books "Pidgin Coup" and "C&B in Palma" - Aeon Books

 

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LAPS - Who Me 12"
LAPS - Who Me 12"
LAPS - Who Me 12"
LAPS - Who Me 12"
LAPS - Who Me 12"

LAPS - Who Me 12"

$15.00

TRACKLIST:
A1) Who Me?
A2) Who Me? (Duppy Gun Remix)
A3) Who Me? (D. Tiffany & Roza Terenzi Remix)
4) Ladybug

Glasgow duo Ladies As Pimps, a.k.a. LAPS, make their DFA debut with the Who Me? EP. After first meeting each other in an analogue production course run by Green Door Studio several years ago, Lady Two Collars (Golden Teacher) and Sue Zuki (Organs of Love) have now refined their sound and produced one of the most focused and vital club singles to emerge from the Glasgow underground, with their unique and thoroughly danceable fusion of dub, house, and trip-hop. 

“Who Me?” asks the question via a French-English narration, anchored by a hard-edged rhythm that assertively struts between percussive triplets and whizzing frequencies. “Ladybug” gets even more dubbed out, with arrangements that unfurl somewhere between Neneh Cherry, ESG, and early Tricky. “Who Me?” caught the ears of everyone from Ben UFO (who hosted LAPS live at XOYO and on Rinse FM) to Rihanna, who featured their music in her Savage x Fenty show at this year’s NYFW. 

On remix duties, LA producer M. Geddes Gengras appears under the Duppy Gun alias, chopping the vocal track into a pleasantly disorienting remix. Vancouver-based D. Tiffany (Coastal Haze, Pacific Rhythm) and Melbourne up-and-comer Roza Terenzi collaborate on a stripped-back, high-energy take, while ANY WAYS, a.k.a. Tom Marshallsay (Golden Teacher, General Ludd) rounds out the EP, bringing it back to Glasgow. 

“Who Me?” and “Ladybug” were originally released in July 2017 by MIC Records (London, UK). This EP is a co-release between MIC and DFA. Vinyl 12" launches January 25th. 

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Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)
Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)
Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)
Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)

Confuse The Marketplace Tote Bag (Second Edition)

$25.00

** PRE-ORDER! THIS ITEM SHIPS JANUARY 21ST, 2019. 

For those that missed the black tote bag bundle, here's a new, second blue edition of our Confuse The Marketplace tote bag. available standalone in an edition of 50, or bundled with an exclusive heavyweight 12" EP. This is a  Record Nerd Approved tote bag, and custom Confuse The Marketplace bolt logo sticker, limited to 100

About "Confuse The Marketplace":
This iconic EP from LCD Soundsystem has not been back in print and for sale since 2012. Originally released in 2007, the EP contains 2 non-LP tracks, including the 12 1/2 minute slo-mo disco workout Freak Out / Starry Eyes, and the instrumental burner "Hippie Priest Bum Out” (made popular on Fabric Live 36: Murphy and Mahoney). There is also a devilishly acidic rework of North American Scum by James Murphy himself. Beautiful cover art design by Mike Vadino. 

tracklist:
A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)
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LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

$15.00

** PRE-ORDER! THIS ITEM SHIPS JANUARY 21ST, 2019. 

*also available as a LIMITED TOTE BAG bundle, edition of 100 totes. 

This iconic vinyl EP from LCD Soundsystem has not been back in print and for sale since 2012. Originally released in 2007, the EP contains 2 non-LP tracks, including the 12 1/2 minute slo-mo disco workout Freak Out / Starry Eyes, and the instrumental burner "Hippie Priest Bum Out” (made popular on Fabric Live 36: Murphy and Mahoney). There is also a devilishly acidic rework of North American Scum by James Murphy himself. Beautiful cover art design by Mike Vadino. 

Tracklist: 

A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)

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Planningtorock - Powerhouse
Planningtorock - Powerhouse
Planningtorock - Powerhouse
Planningtorock - Powerhouse

Planningtorock - Powerhouse

$10.00

Tracklist:
1) Wounds
2) Transome
3) Dear Brother
4) Something More Painful Than Others
5) Much To Touch
6) Jam Of Finland
7) Non Binary Femme
8) Piece Of My Mind
9) Beulah Loves Dancing
10) Powerhouse

This November, celebrated dance producer Planningtorock – aka Jam Rostron – will release their radical fourth album: Powerhouse. 

Powerhouse marks the Berlin-via-Bolton producer’s most intimate album to date, a kinetic, self-produced record flush with attitude, humour, vulnerability and swagger. 

W, Planningtorock’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut on DFA, revealed a visionary and politicised producer. It offered up deeply queered art-pop – tense, atmospheric dance music cut with classical flourishes, and spell-binding androgyny. But it was 2014’s All Love’s Legal (“a masterclass in left-of-centre dance music”, Mixmag), released on Rostron's own imprint Human Level, where Planningtorock, with banner-ready slogans (‘Patriarchy Over And Out’, ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby’), revealed their ability to combine pop-oriented music with a political message. Powerhouse offers up something infinitely more personal: emotionally-charged, biographical anthems drawn from Rostron’s lived experiences as a non-binary genderqueer artist, experiences around family, identity and music itself. 

Powerhouse was written and recorded across Berlin, London, New York and Los Angeles. It comes couched in the precision-tooled synths that have become Rostron’s signature, though critics and fans will hear a subtle, ear worm-y shift in style here: from the Noughties US r&b swagger of ‘Transome’ and the bubbling oldschool ‘90s house of 'Beulah Loves Dancing' and ‘Non Binary Femme’, to the funky, flute-laced ‘Much To Touch’ (the only track on Powerhouse to feature a co-producer, long-time friend and collaborator Olof Dreijer of The Knife). 

The striking, pitched-down vocals that shook fans of W are as radiant as ever on Powerhouse. It was pitching that gave Rostron’s then-hidden inner self an authentic, external voice; and it was pitching that enabled them to come out, beginning “this long, complex and very much still evolving process of living their non-binary genderqueer self”. For Rostron, pitching became the sonic embodiment of taking T (testosterone). Listen closely, for example, to the lyrics on W’s ‘Doorway’ and you’ll see a through-line connecting that song with the refrain on Powerhouse’s ‘Jam of Finland’:  “I feel a transformation in me / All those empty spaces in me / Are filling up with me…” 

Ultimately, Powerhouse is a celebration of liberation, a groove-filled record that sees Rostron consolidating power both personal and artistic.
 


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Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

$14.99



TRACKLIST: 

1) Magic Is Easy
2) Jesus Rabbit
3) Meteorological
4) Hacking Machine
5) Retreat
6) Come Up With Me
7) Unicorn Cigarette (Vinyl Only)
8) Walls Of The Universe
9) Jackie's Daughter
10) Green Apple

Analog synthesizers give tangible life to the works of
Guerilla Toss. Whether it be the sound of a rocket ship, a kitten-with-a-wah, distorted dolphins, or a clavichord made out of honey-baked ham, the band consistently finds new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.  

Twisted Crystal, Guerilla Toss’ new LP, feels more personal than ever for the band.  Angular yet irresistibly catchy, this collection of pop songs pulls influence from powerful groups like The Slits, ESG, Gina X, and early Madonna, with sing-speak vocals from Kassie Carlson nodding to legendary artists like Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and Lizzy Mercier Descloux – combining this all into a twisted, crystalline concoction.  

Oracles and enigmatic egos are common lyrical themes, but charismatic instrumentality springs the listener back to extraterrestrial comfort. Old favorite sounds ring true from the trusty Sequential Circuits Six Track Synthesizer and Clavia Drum Machine. New, more refined sounds are molded and polished by drummer/producer Peter Negroponte, whose passion for perfection and creation goes far beyond an all-consuming Tetris effect.  Peter has truly excelled on this new recording, creating a complex networks of beats and sound that become easily intertwined with the rhythmic fabric of life.  

Raised in a devoutly religious family, vocalist Kassie Carlson started performing at the age of five. She often participated in large pastoral choral performances, as well as her family’s four-part harmony gospel quartet, making her no stranger to the stage. Growing up under the fear of God leaves a distinct footprint on your perception. An omnipresent male dictates not only your present waking life but also the rest of your eternity. Discovering a rock band was more than self-expression for Kassie, it was a manifestation of a self-healing temple, a personal pipeline for power. What better way to part the waters of toxic sludge than a matriarchal shout? 

Arian Shafiee, Guerilla Toss’ resident textural-guitar guru, is inspired by aspects of non-Western tuning and extended techniques. He designs moments of dense, glistening, pitch-shifted harmony and measured strumming that link classical impressionism to no-wave and early minimal music. His recent solo work truly comes through on this new record, as he tethers fantastical surreality to noise rock to deconstructed Middle Eastern pop music.

Keyboardist Sam Lisabeth paws the keys with distinct virtuosity and expressive sass. A new member, Stephen Cooper (of the band Cloud Becomes Your Hand), binds the group with an urgent, disciplined, and melodic style. The hypnotic, ostinato-like basslines and up front rhythm tracks guide and grip each song like gravity, keeping the listener from swirling off into the cosmos.

In albums past, Kassie’s performances resembled more of a manic, possessed high priestess; humming at the gates of hell, hacking telepathy and tugging the strings of every audience member. Twisted Crystal goes beyond this familiar darkness, leading us into a rhythmically calming charm with deep wisdom, serenity, and understanding. What is a twisted crystal? And who told you it would heal?

At times the listener wanders through mazes of dizzying, alternately pulsing time signatures, but the roads always bounce, meet and magically snap back together. That meditative groove, both live and in the studio, has become signature for Guerilla Toss, drawing deep influence from 70s krautrock and experimental rock music like Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Neu!, Cluster, Todd Rundgren, and La Dusseldorf.

A constantly evolving, living breathing entity, the band now presents the album Twisted Crystal.  Enjoy the same surrealistic, kinetic healing energy of live Guerilla Toss, today in your own home.

“Magic is Easy. Hypnotize yourself well.”

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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

**PRE-ORDER** This item ships on the week of September 21. You will receive an email with tracking when your order ships.

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

Crooked Man - Crooked House

$10.00

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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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

$65.00

*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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