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Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal (Pre-Order)
Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal (Pre-Order)

Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal (Pre-Order)

$14.99

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER, the item will ship at the time of official release. 

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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LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)

LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1)

$15.00

this is a pre-order for DFA2604. please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, you will be notified via email with tracking when your order ships. **THIS IS A VINYL-ONLY RELEASE** all tracks (with the exception of Pulse v.1) are not available digitally from us. 
 
TRACKLIST:

a1) i used to (dixon retouch)
b1)  pulse (v.1)

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LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)
LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)

LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)

$15.00

this is a pre-order for DFA2605. please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, you will be notified via email with tracking when your order ships. **THIS IS A VINYL-ONLY RELEASE** Digital files for this 12" are not available from DFA. 

a1) oh baby (lovefingers remix)
b1) oh baby (lovefingers dub)

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LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Remix 12" Bundle

$25.00

this is a pre-order for both new LCD Remix 12"s. please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, you will be notified via email with tracking when your order ships. **THIS IS A VINYL-ONLY RELEASE** digital files for this release are not available from DFA. 

one of each 12" at a bundled price, plus an American Dream tote bag & stickers.

DFA2604
a1) i used to (dixon retouch)
b1) pulse (v.1)

DFA2605
a1) oh baby (lovefingers remix)
a2) oh baby (lovefingers dub)
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Perel - Hermetica

Perel - Hermetica

from $15.00

Perel - Hermetica

Perel - Hermetica

$15.00

Vinyl Tracklist:

1) Projekt 3
2) Pastarella Al Limoncello
3) Si
4) Alles
5) PMS
6) Signum Viridi
7) Myalgia
8) Crocus Vernus
9) Die Dimension
10) Die Dimension (Dub Version) 

CD Tracklist: 

1) Projekt 3
2) Pastarella Al Limoncello
3) Si
4) Alles
5) PMS
6) Signum Viridi
7) Myalgia
8) Crocus Vernus
9) Die Dimension
10) Die Dimension (Dub Version) 
11) Pastarella Al Limoncello - Massimiliano Pagliara Remix
12) Die Dimension - Jayda G Remix



Shrouded in mystery, the Hermetica are a series of Egyptian-Greek didactic texts, meant to help the willing student better understand the cosmos, divinity, and nature. On her debut LP for DFA Records, German producer Perel takes the listener into deep space and explains it all. Over the course of nine tracks, she shares a striking amalgamation of house, new wave, and kraut motifs that crystallize to form a unique sound. 

Born in Saxony, Annegret Fiedler ventured into the realm of songwriting at the age of eight, composing her first songs on her grandmother’s piano while listening to Eurythmics and 2 Unlimited cassettes in her spare time. Moving to the East German city of Halle to study in the mid-aughts, she was heavily influenced by the multifaceted alternative music scene there, and the parties people threw in post-Berlin Wall abandoned buildings. Fiedler went on to develop her craft as a formally trained singer, co-producer, and multi-instrumentalist in several bands, covering a broad palette of styles ranging from punk rock to electro pop and honing her performance skills. A move to Berlin (and the city’s club landscape) inspired her to start recording solo productions under the moniker Perel. 
  
The early 80’s sounds of that Eurythmics cassette prove influential on many tracks, where Perel combines her love of dance music with the stark vocal delivery of Annie Lennox. She delivers her lyrics in German, and her arrangements recall the starkness of Cluster, Grauzone, and Conny Plank’s work with Liaisons Dangereuses / DAF - all distinct German voices from the 1980’s. The fact that Conny Plank recorded the first LP by the Eurythmics, In The Garden, brings it all full circle. 

These days, Perel can be found playing DJ sets at internationally acclaimed venues like Berghain / Panorama Bar, De School, ://about blank, and Wilden Renate, while also forging connections with Paris’ Rex Club, Oslo’s Jæger, and Bossa Nova Civic Club in New York. She’s shared bills with Jennifer Cardini, John Talabot, and DJ Harvey, among others, and the record’s lead single “Die Dimension” was one of Dixon’s most played tracks on last year’s festival circuit. A truly captivating performer, she lets the audience’s energy guide her in rooms both big and small. 

Though her debut album is many steps removed from the dancefloor, Perel’s Hermetica purposefully draws the listener to a very different world. As she said regarding “Die Dimension”: “[the track] paraphrases an escape from physical and psychological limits, as well as linear and one dimensional models.” The LP is a focused, sonically adventurous work, where the DJ also happens to play every instrument, write every song and intone words of prophetic wisdom on every track.
 
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Essaie Pas - New Path

Essaie Pas - New Path

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Essaie Pas - New Path

Essaie Pas - New Path

$12.00

Tracklist:

1) Les Aphides
2) Futur Parlé
3) Complet Brouillé
4) Les agents des stups
5) Substance M
6) New Path


Essaie Pas
always seek out fresh challenges. Emerging from Montreal’s sprawling electronic scene, the duo - Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau – feel completely free to express themselves, to sketch out hitherto unmapped musical regions.

Essaie Pas has always been about exploring new territories” explains Pierre. “From the very first tapes, to the last one. We don’t want to do the same thing over and over again, – we just need to keep it exciting and to challenge ourselves. Take those experiences, open new boxes and see what happens.”

Forthcoming album ‘New Path’ takes this one step further. The duo’s fifth album to date – and second on powerhouse label DFA Records –is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, a classic of dystopian science fiction.

“I read the book a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago, and it had a strong impression on me,” explains Pierre. “In our previous work we always looked to music as inspiration in our lives, but this time we felt the desire to try something different, that’s not based on ourselves but on someone else’s universe. It was going to be more conceptual, more political.”

‘New Path’ touches on personal ground, on addiction, loss, and the lingering strength of identity within late capitalism’s mass media paranoia. It pins down the central character’s destructive addiction, using this as a metaphor to explore the dichotomous rupture between our inner lives and our social environment, one that is often fed and soothed by drug abuse, social media, or any kind of dependence.

“I think it touches us on many levels,” Pierre continues. “We can talk about drug addiction issues, we can talk about the mass surveillance world we live in, but there’s also the experience of loss, of grief. I was surprised by how the book felt so modern and accurate to the time we live in right now. Dick’s visions of surveillance are the reality of social control today.”

It’s a record that continually ties itself in knots, a puzzle that is outwardly beguiling while the solutions remain inherently allusive. As Pierre points out, it’s even present in the title. “I like the fact that it sounds optimistic, but in the book it’s actually an illusion,” he explains. “This new path is actually going nowhere.”

But it’s a challenge met with humour, picking up on the wry elements of Philip K. Dick’s own writing – witness the subtle wit of songs such as ‘Complet Brouillé’, ‘Les Agents Des Stups’ or as in ‘Futur Parlé’s tripped-out lyrics, offsetting intense themes with something a little more playful. 

The conceptual nature of ‘New Path’ belies the subtle personal shifts within the band. A husband and wife duo, Essaie Pas thrive on freedom, on parting to focus on outside projects in Montreal and Berlin before returning renewed, flushed with fresh inspiration.

“Both personally and for Essaie Pas it’s good that both of us have separate projects,” he explains. “Marie has been constantly touring solo for the last year. On my side I’ve been producing other people’s music (Bernardino Femminielli, Pelada or Sleazy to name a few). Collaborating in the studio with talented people with unique aesthetics and different creative processes is always refreshing as an artist.”

The complexity of the project mirrors the complexities within Essaie Pas’ career to date – forever unpredictable, their wiry, individual sound offers a tangled vision of tomorrow’s aesthetics. “I think this was the main challenge,” muses Pierre. “To adapt what we’ve been doing live thru the last 2 years, which before was always changing, and corner it, make it cohesive”.

Although the duo is continually reinventing themselves, exploring new concepts or addressing political issues, emotions stays the essential aspect of their work. This is cold music for cold times, yet beneath this lies a continual search for the humane.

As they conclude “Ultimately we hope we can reach out to people, in a compassionate way, this is what we aim for with this album."

 

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

Marcus Marr - Familiar Five: Remixed

$15.00

This remix 12" ships June 2018

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


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


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

Marr is no stranger to collaboration, working with Australian musician Chet Faker on 2015’s Work EP. Work yielded two hit singles, “Birthday Card” (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and “The Trouble with Us” (#1 Hype Machine). The Familiar Five EP, however, shows him in his individual element, an artist and performer who understands just how to make superb music for both man and machine.

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CCFX - The Remixes
CCFX - The Remixes

CCFX - The Remixes

$15.00

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


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

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

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

CCFX Deluxe Bundle

$30.00

All items ship at the end of May 2018. 

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

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

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Marcus Marr - Familiar Five
Marcus Marr - Familiar Five

Marcus Marr - Familiar Five

$16.00

With his Familiar Five EP, London-based producer Marcus Marr has taken his darkest and most thrillingly outré turn yet. Recorded through the long dark nights in the splendid isolation of his Brixton studio, lead single “Familiar Five” is a tale of bizarre transformation that points up the fragile boundaries between dreams and reality. 

“Familiar Five” feels like an outsider anthem. “It’s about being a freak and accepting it – being happy to be a freak,” notes Marr. He narrates the song with his finest deadpan lip-curl, managing to make the lyrics sound suggestive, malevolent and wildly empowering all at once. “It was sounding quite sinister as I was making it, and I thought a voice would sound good on it,” recalls Marr. “I was reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kafka’s Metamorphosis as well,” he remembers. Other diverse influences setting the track’s fabulously unnerving tone include Marr’s readings about “familiar spirits” – the occult animals believed to assist medieval witches in their nefarious deeds. 

The other songs featured on the Familiar Five EP include “Love Release,” which taps into the energy and live power of his DJ sets; “High Times,” a track that’s influenced by his love of early 80’s dance music (“I was definitely thinking of Nile Rodgers in 1979, 1980, there... I have a bit of a thing for that period at the beginning of the ‘80s before drum machines took control of dance music.”); and previous single “Rocketship.” 

Marr is no stranger to collaboration, working with Australian musician Chet Faker on 2015’s Work EP. Work yielded two hit singles, “Birthday Card” (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and “The Trouble with Us” (#1 Hype Machine). The Familiar Five EP, however, shows him in his individual element, an artist and performer who understands just how to make superb music for both man and machine. 

A regular at Berlin’s famed nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar since 2014, Marcus Marr recently toured in North America with The Juan Maclean. He has previously toured with the likes of Hot Chip, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and Optimo, and has performed at the highly-regarded MoMa PS1 Warm Up series, Day For Night Festival, and Art Basel Miami. Marcus has also contributed mixes to Beats in Space and Boiler Room. 

Tracklist:

1) Familiar Five
2) Love Release
3) High Times
4) Rocketship

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CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

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

CCFX - CCFX EP

$10.00

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington resulting from a merger between two seminal Olympia pop music outfits; CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest. 

Recorded and (re)mixed with local OG Captain Tripps, the EP's sound partially recalls late 90’s/early 00’s indie pop as chiming, melodic guitar parts counter and complement Mary Jane’s brilliant voice. In the same vein of the past few decades' most beloved and coveted hitmakers (both in the clubs as well as on the radio), the music feeds on a sense of nostalgia not necessarily specific to any one time or place – sun-kissed riffs seem to go on forever, supported by a steady breakbeat. 

The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality of Mary Jane's voice is pushed to the front. The b-side's "Ode," a late CC Dust piece, and "2Tru," written by Popovic, were put together around the time of Trans FX's The Clearing, whereas "The One to Wait" and "Venetian Screens" found Dunphe, Jaques and McDonnell picking up where they left off a year later, swept up in the productive frenzy leading to TFX's latest effort, Gaslit.

CCFX, over the course of this palpable evolution, have struck that rare yet essential balance between heartfelt sincerity and calculated disillusionment, bearing the mark of a project which is as fearless as it is humble, out there living as big as it wants to be. These four tracks grant listeners access to suppressed and superseded feelings from youth, paired with a backwards glint of whatever strange luxury this epoch's future might still hold. FFO St Etienne, Q Lazarus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, dancing, celebrations, success stories, TFX, CCの, etc.
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Shadow Bolt Logo Shirt
Shadow Bolt Logo Shirt

Shadow Bolt Logo Shirt

$20.00

New DFA bolt tee! Adapted from our classic coffee mug and pressed in tan on a lightweight black shirt. Printed on organic ringspun cotton Gildan tees, these shirts fit true to size. 

*kids sizes available!
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2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado
2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado

2018 Slipmats by Bráulio Amado

$15.00

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

Pictured left: Blue Checker
Pictured right: Yellow Animated Bolt

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LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Deluxe Bundle)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Deluxe Bundle)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Deluxe Bundle)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Deluxe Bundle)

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Deluxe Bundle)

$30.00

Deluxe bundle featuring items from the original pre-order of LCD Soundsystem's Grammy nominated fourth album. 

This package includes:
- One vinyl or cassette copy of American Dream
- Screen printed album flat poster
- Set of signed postcards featuring all 8 band members
- American Dream tote bag
- Blue vinyl American Dream bolt logo sticker

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Eric Copeland - Goofballs
Eric Copeland - Goofballs

Eric Copeland - Goofballs

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Eric Copeland (Black Dice) returns to DFA with a brand-new set of hyper & hectic leftfield club music. Goofballs places its emphasis on playful melodies, ear worm hooks & vocals mixed with trademark machine funk rhythms that hit hard and land off-balance. Any other way would be too obvious for an artist like Eric. Perhaps he even invented a new dance genre: ‘Goofstep’. We’ll see if that one sticks…

Eric explained the creation of this new LP to us via email from his home on an island in lovely Balearic Palma Spain:

“i made it here in Palma at my studio, this is the first full record i’ve made entirely here since moving. some of this material was road tested September 2016 on tour supporting Animal Collective. This album was the result of real isolation here, countless hours, focused only on this. The whole recording & writing was a fast process. I focused most on the bass groove. I had a very minimal gear setup: 90’s drum machine, cheap bass machine and a sampler. But most important was a homemade ‘drum brain’ that Barry’s London custom made for me. Barry was in the Van Pelt Soldiers of Fortune & Oneida. That piece of gear was a big part of this record and informed the direction it took the most.”

Eric Copeland is a founding member of Black Dice as well as a prolific solo artist. Besides DFA, he has released albums on L.I.E.S., Post Present Medium & Paw Tracks.

Goofballs was mixed by Rusty Santos (who has mixed everyone from DJ Rashad to Panda Bear to Owen Pallett) and mastered by Joe Lambert. It is Eric’s third solo album for DFA Records.

Tracklist: 
1) Boogieman
2) Neckbone
3) Disco Ball
4) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
5) Mixer Shredder
6) Close Encounters
7) Smearjob
8) Do Whatcha Wah Wah

COMPACT DISC AVAILABLE ON DFA BANDCAMP

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Eric Copeland - Mixbone
Eric Copeland - Mixbone

Eric Copeland - Mixbone

$20.00

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

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

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

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

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The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

$15.00


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

Limited pressing of 300 copies. 

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

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

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

There are already two more singles being planned (with a similar club-driven purpose) to tide over fans and DJ sets while Juan and Nancy finish work on their fourth LP, to be released in 2018.
 
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Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future
Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future

Dawn People - The Star Is Your Future

$10.00

Dawn People’s The Star Is Your Future is a studio collaboration between New York musicians Nick Forte and Peter Negroponte. The pair’s mutual disregard for musical categorization results in a genre-bending ride on the nine-track LP, which portrays their diverse backgrounds while maintaining a sense of accessibility, continuity, and purpose. 

Both veterans of the underground experimental scene, the duo entered into the project preparing to make a serious racket. In time, their mutual appreciation for breezy 70’s jazz fusion, kraut rock, and library funk became apparent, setting the course for the sessions. In the summer of 2016, they started tracking live jams with drums and electronics at the Outlier Inn studio in upstate New York with engineer Josh Druckman. As the tracks took shape, Forte and Druckman arranged the material and Negroponte overdubbed guitar, synthesizer, bass, and percussion. Finally, the tracks were handed to Abe Seiferth for mixing and post production.   

Dawn People’s dense, funky, and psychedelic music is the result of the wide range of musical influences of the collaborators. Nick Forte’s resume spans influential hardcore punk band Rorschach, post-punk outfit Beautiful Skin, and recent underground sensation Raspberry Bulbs. With Dawn People, Forte digs deep into his own childhood nostalgia: making mixtapes from the early NYC hip hop show “Rap Attack”, watching Christian Marclay experiment with vinyl on the TV show “Night Flight”, and his first musical instrument, the Casio SK1 sampler keyboard. 

Peter Negroponte is a virtuosic drummer and guitarist whose influences are rooted in rock & roll, jazz, funk, fusion, and free improvisation. In reaction to his brief stint at the New England Conservatory, Negroponte sought to transcend what he felt to be an esoteric approach to making “experimental” music by forming the psychedelic-art-rock-noise-funk band Guerilla Toss. He has worked with an array of contemporary DIY labels such as Feeding Tube, NNA Tapes, Digitalis, and John Zorn’s Tzadik. 

The sound of this LP harkens back to a time not too long ago, in the early - mid 90’s, with groups like Air, Cornelius, Stereolab, Tortoise, and Cibo Matto. All these artists combined a love of Krautrock & David Axelrod records into a lushly produced jigsaw puzzle of live instrumentation, editing, sampling, and immaculate production. It is a genre that Pitchfork’s Eric Harvey recently described as “recombinant pop”, which is applied to “adventurous, sample-driven and style-copping music”. 

The Star Is Your Future shifts aesthetically and dramatically between sections and phrases, woozy in the best way and never unfocused. Together, Forte and Negroponte have cobbled together a dazzling scope of sonic elements to create something cohesive and 
mesmerizing – put on the record and get lost in the haze. 

Tracklist:
1. Be Cool Tonight
2. Get Life
3. Inner Refuge
4. Never Be Afraid
5. Eurybath
6. Wishing Ring
7. Dawn People
8. Chew On Air
9. The Star Is Your Future
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NHK yx Koyxen - Exit Entrance
NHK yx Koyxen - Exit Entrance

NHK yx Koyxen - Exit Entrance

$18.00

Exit Entrance is the DFA debut for Kohei Matsunaga aka NHK yx Koyxen. 

Kohei has been making / releasing music since 1997 and has recorded for such iconic labels as Mille Plateaux, Important, Pan & Diagonal. His latest recordings explore intricate drum programming, lush melodies & sparkling arrangements. Touchstones include the legendary Clicks & Cuts compilations from the 1990’s as well as Aphex Twin & Autechre. RA called his music “bombastic techno funk….unpredictable but rarely disappointing.” 

Exit Entrance is a collection of new songs that snap and flicker unlike anything Kohei has done in the past. There is a clarity and beauty to these tracks that bursts out of the speakers in a three dimensional way, matching the 3D glasses that the artist wears during all his live performances. The elegant arrangements and crisp drum breaks match the concise song titles – Kohei foregoes the typical impenetrable track names made up of numbers and shorthand, and opts for a more direct emotional sincerity through the sonic themes of the record. 

Not all the music here falls into the same exact formula. As the album heads towards a close, after several tracks of harmonious beauty, we get “Outset (for Mika Vainio),” a somber hushed techno tune, dedicated to his late friend and musical collaborator, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year as the record was being completed. What follows after this track is perhaps the real catharsis, as “Dented” ominously kicks off with acidic stabs and rolls into a tumultuous dirge of gritty techno. 

In this regard, Exit Entrance can play out like a life cycle, a mini opera of birth and beauty, of sorrow and mourning. It is one of the most direct and honest records Kohei has ever made, and DFA is beyond proud to present this work from such an esteemed creative force in the electronic avant-garde world of music.

Track Listing:
1) Meeting
2) Finding
3) Intention
4) Dignity
5) Notice
6) Mutually
7) Outset (for Mika Vainio)
8) Dented

 COMPACT DISC AVAILABLE ON DFA BANDCAMP 

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Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)
Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)
Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)
Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)
Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)
Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)

Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss (Cassette)

$12.00

Limited supply of 200. 

Tracklist: 
1) Skull Dub
2) String Dub
3) TV Do Dub
4) Can I Get The Real Dub? 

DFA Records and Bokeh Versions have teamed up for a joint release - a reworking of the freaky post-punk stylings of Guerilla Toss by Athens, Greece-based musician and producer Dimitris Papadatos, a.k.a. Jay Glass Dubs. 

The EP comes on the heels of the former’s latest record, GT Ultra, which was released this past June. Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss turns the hyper-bouncy pop and deeper, darker tracks of GT Ultra into four, stripped-down dub ruminations, each one spacier and weirder than the last. 

The frenetic, zany tempos of songs like “Skull Pop” and “Can I Get The Real Stuff?” are transformed into slow, viscous existential crises that focus in on Kassie Carlson’s echoing vocals. Jay Glass Dubs works headphone magic with reverberating percussion and slinky basslines, as always keeping one foot in dub’s past but both eyes on its horizon. 

Artist in demand and Bokeh-affiliate Patrick Savile’s artwork eloquently articulates the ethos of the EP – speedy, psychedelic textures are blurred and made malleable, gracefully reflecting the sounds of original album through a hazy prism. 

If you know Bokeh, you know Jay Glass Dubs. This Guerilla Toss soundclash hints at new sonic territory that he’s been quietly exploring in email threads with Bokeh Edwards. The trip-hop stylings and mechanical dub futurism foreshadow his debut 12” which will be out at the tail end of 2017. 

released October 9, 2017 

Artwork by Patrick Saville 
Mastered by Joe Lambert @ JLM 
Original source tracks by Guerilla Toss, from their album GT Ultra. 
Remixed and produced by Jay Glass Dubs

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