Vinyl Singles + EPs

7 Inches, 10 Inches, 12 Inches, you know the drill. None of that Nine Inch Nonsense though.

Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)
Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)

Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)

$4.99 $9.99

Holy Ghost! return for a brief hello while they complete their debut album and prep a new single for DFA. Kindred spirits and label-mates Mock & Toof hold up their end of the remix trade with not one but two remixes, both quite different interpretations--a playful stab at minimal techno and a psychedelic disco funk.  

"'Hold On' [is] a hybrid of trad '70s American disco and more synth-heavy Italo shapes.... Quite delightful." --Boomkat

Tracklisting:

  1. Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)
  2. Hold On (Mock's Mod Mix)
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Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes
Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes

Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes

$11.99

Holy Ghost! return with 2 club-ready remixes, both sourced from the disco epicenter of Norway and taken from their acclaimed sophomore LP “Dynamics”.

This single contains another crystal clear remix (aka “Diskomiks”) from accomplished Prins Thomas. He doesn't need much introduction to you all, he's basically remixed everyone who's anyone. This time, he added his signature gloss to "Bridge & Tunnel", stretching it into a 7 minute celebration. 

On the flip is a remix from the next generation of Norwegian producers, Andre Bratten, who is signed to Prins Thomas’ label. 


A. Changing Of The Guard (Andre Bratten Remix)
B. Bridge And Tunnel (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

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Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes
Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes

Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes

$8.99

A1  Hold On (Switch LA Remix)

A2  Hold On (Switch LDN Remix)

B    Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)

C    Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson Remix)

D    Touch Too Much (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)

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J.O.Y. - Sunplus
J.O.Y. - Sunplus

J.O.Y. - Sunplus

$3.99

BACK IN STOCK!!! The debut single from the kick-ass Japanese duo of K.U.D.O. (MAJOR FORCE WEST, SKYLAB, UNKLE) and KAN TAKAGI (Major Force). Joined by YOSHIMI P-WE (BOREDOMS, OOIOO), the group delivers some of the most off-beat, drum-heavy pop heard in some time on the track "Sunplus." The flipside takes it further with a remix by TIM GOLDSWORTHY (Unkle, Major Force West, DFA) and JAMES MURPHY (DFA).
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James Curd - We Just Won't Stop
James Curd - We Just Won't Stop

James Curd - We Just Won't Stop

$10.00

James Curd resides in Chicago and has been Djing and making music for the last 15 years. Curd has remixed and worked with many great artist, including The Juan Maclean. He has also worked his magic on Cymande, PNAU for EMI, and The Dukes of Windsor for Island Records to name a few.

We Just Won't Stop is Curd's first record with DFA. He began his affiliation with DFA when he contacted James Murphy via email then sending songs exclusive to Murphy for his selection for the label.

We Just Won't Stop features vocals by talented singer and song writer JDub from Chicago. Over a summer weekend in the DFA studios Curd went to NY to mix and perfect the track with Murphy. The final product being a timeless hip house jam. 

 

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Justine + The Victorian Punks - Still You
Justine + The Victorian Punks - Still You

Justine + The Victorian Punks - Still You

$8.99 $9.99

Unearthed limited edition of the rare 12", in a full-color picture sleeve with poster.

Born in Tunisia, raised in France, based in New York City, the artist Colette has worked in various media--film, photography, paint and performance--but her greatest conceptual piece is her own life. Over the past four decades she has lived out a narrative of her own creation, one in which she has assumed various personas, guises and identities. Her first rebirth happened in 1978, when she pronounced herself dead, held her funeral at the Mudd Club, and was resurrected as Justine. Working with avant-garde pop pioneer Peter Gordon and his Love of Life Orchestra under the nom de plume Justine and the Victorian Punks, she recorded the "Beautiful Dreamer / Still You" 12-inch and dubbed the music "disco-punk." While the term seemed contradictory at the time, it serves in hindsight as proof of Colette's and Gordon's rightful place within the future-gazing avant-garde. 

"Beautiful Dreamer," the soundtrack for the installation series of the same name, opens with the soft lullaby of a music box, and transforms into a mid-tempo disco beat beneath Colette's doe-eyed utterances. Gordon's arrangement progressively heightens the track's intensity, culminating in his wailing saxophone juxtaposed against a lilting choral backing provided by vocalist Shelley Hirsch. Flipside "Still You" is a romanticized cover version of Lucio Battisti's "Ancora Tu." Front-and-center here are Colette's spoken word vocals, first in conversation with Gordon portraying a male lover and, later, dewily repeating, "Leaving you is just... impossible." The single, with its seductive bassline, fully encapsulates the sultry feeling of what might be described as "night music." 

Engineered by Jay Burnett, who would go on to record Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force's seminal proto-hip-hop classic "Planet Rock," these two songs were, incredibly, recorded in a single night at Electric Lady Studios. Some 30-odd years after their original release, they sound as compelling and entrancing as ever. Colette and Gordon, then as now, continue to make art ahead of its time.

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Kayoko Nonsense
Kayoko Nonsense

Kayoko Nonsense

$15.00

Three songs recorded in Tokyo, 2003.

Side A - The first track features a particularly unhinged performance by Yoko, accompanied only by a distorted synthesizer and drum machine (Zeni Zeni), the second track is a sweet lullaby (Kamikakushi), and the third track is a duet between Yoko and legendary underground journalist Naruse! Naruse's vocals were recorded late one night in Inogashira Park. Takuyuki Moriya from GHOST plays bass on Kamikakushi.

Side B - An intricately detailed illustration etched directly into the vinyl plate by Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle, Boredoms, Black Dice).

 

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Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)
Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

$1.99

Larry Gus releases another single from his DFA debut LP “Years Not Living”. This time it is the album’s  lead-off track, entitled “With All Your Eyes Look”. 

There are 3 remixes as well as a gorgeous  If approaching the song from it’s literary roots and inspiration (Georges Perec’s “Life: A User’s Manual”) is all too much, the post modern take on straight up driving urgent & dramatic psychedelic rock music should be just sufficient. The song is a perfect summation of all the talents that make Larry Gus such a unique talent. The mathematical layering of musical elements both grandiose and minuscule combine to make one of the most engaging singles of the summer.

The single has been remixed by three quite diverse artists and producers: Cut Hands (William Bennett of White House fame), Black Deer (aka Willie Burns) & Tuff Sherm (aka Dro Carey). All tracks lean on the percussive and manic syncopations of the original track but spin it out into very unique and surprising directions.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. With All Your Eyes Look (Tuff Sherm Remix)
  3. With All Your Eyes Look (Black Deer Remix)
  4. With All Your Eyes Look (Cut Hands Remix)
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LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up (Limited Edition White Label 7")
LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up (Limited Edition White Label 7")

LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up (Limited Edition White Label 7")

$8.99

We found the parts to this long-out-of-print LCD Soundsystem 7"! You may know these two guitar jams from the bonus disc of their 2005 Self-Titled LP. Super heavy 7" hand-stamped white label single that also includes a copy of the picture sleeve! 

This will ship in November and is a numbered edition of 500. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Give It Up
  2. Tired
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LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)

$11.99

Losing My Edge backed with Beat Connection. This is the 2012 Remastered version cut super loud by Bob Weston. And it doesn't skip anymore! Yay. 

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Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce
Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

$10.99

DFA is pleased to announce the long-awaited followup to Marcus Marr’s acclaimed 2013 single “The Music”.

A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul,
and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

“The Music”, was featured prominently in the 2012 film “Pusher”, starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Dean. The single’s B-Side “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan. Additionally, it was placed at #3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, bested only by Daft Punk and Todd Terje.

Marcus has the following to say about these two new tracks:

Brown Sauce: “Depending on the vibe of the night, if you come and see me DJ it’s likely you’re going to hear some futuristic music, as well as some disco, house and so on. I want people to be warned about that so I made “Brown Sauce”. I’ve been playing it all over the place for a good while now and it never lets me down.”

Peacemakers : “This one has features me on my bass guitar. Its a Fender Jazz and its usually there somewhere on most of my tunes. I bought it off a clueless Brummie punk years ago. He wanted only £90 for it - i was sure there was a catch but no, it was the genuine article.”

These two tracks are a taste of what we can expect in the future from Marcus Marr, who will be releasing his debut album on DFA in 2015.

 

 Track List: 

  1. Brown Sauce
  2. Peacemakers
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Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)
Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)

Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)

$9.99

Hand-stamped white label of Marcus Marr's Brown Sauce. Limited to 100 numbered copies.

 DFA is pleased to announce the long-awaited followup to Marcus Marr’s acclaimed 2013 single “The Music”.

A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul,
and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

“The Music”, was featured prominently in the 2012 film “Pusher”, starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Dean. The single’s B-Side “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan. Additionally, it was placed at #3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, bested only by Daft Punk and Todd Terje.

Marcus has the following to say about these two new tracks:

Brown Sauce: “Depending on the vibe of the night, if you come and see me DJ it’s likely you’re going to hear some futuristic music, as well as some disco, house and so on. I want people to be warned about that so I made “Brown Sauce”. I’ve been playing it all over the place for a good while now and it never lets me down.”

Peacemakers : “This one has features me on my bass guitar. Its a Fender Jazz and its usually there somewhere on most of my tunes. I bought it off a clueless Brummie punk years ago. He wanted only £90 for it - i was sure there was a catch but no, it was the genuine article.”

These two tracks are a taste of what we can expect in the future from Marcus Marr, who will be releasing his debut album on DFA in 2015.

 

 Track List: 

  1. Brown Sauce
  2. Peacemakers
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Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night
Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night

Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night

$5.99

The one-two kick drum beat that starts “In the Dark of the Night” functions as a bit of a tease. Instead of just establishing the languid pace of the track, it has the power of suggestion, and its stark nakedness raises the question of just what will happen when the music fully launches. When, a few seconds later, a punch-drunk, flanging keyboard enters the procession, it’s the first clue that we are in for an off-kilter ride; the sauntering bassline that next appears adds a springy, funk bounce. But it’s the tripped-out, multi-tracked vocals of Fernando Miranda Rios – aka Michoacan, the producer behind this slow reveal – that give the song its peculiar, space-y vibe; it’s a bit like David Byrne with funk aspirations. Taken altogether – and there is plenty more, including tinkling piano notes; bits of percussion; and electrical washes – there’s a vaguely cosmic feel. The song coalesces, using funk to lure you to the dance floor, then intoxicating you to keep you there.

The Side B re-mix – courtesy of Italy’s Clap Rules – actually feels like more of a re-build: The song has been taken apart and put back together with all brand new parts. Instead of the more relaxed, dazed funk at the core of the original, it’s a glittery, disco ball-splattered track with funk elements scattered here and there, and glossy keys all around. 

“In the Dark of the Night” is Michoacan’s debut DFA release. He has already created music for Grayhound, Headinghome, Lektroluvv, Smash Hit Music Co., Speak Recordings, Bearfunk and Tiny Sticks. 

 

 

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Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB

Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB

$8.99

DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari,
an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

“... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

“It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

 

 Track List: 

  1. Aromobates NDB
  2. Clelia Clelia
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Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

$9.99

PREORDER ITEM SHIPS JAN 20. 

DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari,
an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

“... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

“It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

 

 Track List: 

  1. Aromobates NDB
  2. Clelia Clelia
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    Pixeltan - EP
    Pixeltan - EP

    Pixeltan - EP

    $4.99

    Pixeltan's latest effort – their first release in five years, and long overdue – is a 4 song EP that solidifies a sound that has been slowly (very slowly) been developing over the course of almost a decade now, and also manages to completely redefine what these 3 are capable of. The new tracks are both referential and reverential, while still being wholly of this time, modern, fun and very funky indeed.

    On their new four-song EP, the band takes inspiration from a number of sources. On "Yamerarena-I," Pixeltan builds atop Afro percussion with steady bass and guitar lines, and Yoneta's matter-of-fact vocals, which veer from Japanese to English (Yamerarena means "can't stop" in Japanese). "Scatter" and "No More Delay" take a page – or at least a few notes – from Larry Levan's Paradise Garage disco songbook, while "I Told You So" shows an appreciation for ESG, but adds layers of dynamic percussive elements and showcases Yoneta's vocal ability to go from sweetly menacing to raw-throated screams within the song's mere four minutes. ("I told you so," she spits, before adding, as if to ward off any remaining doubts, "I told you so...bitch.")

    The eclecticism of Pixeltan’s sounds is a natural byproduct of the musical experience each member brings to the trio: drummer Hisham Bharoocha formerly played with both Black Dice and Lightning Bolt; bass player Devin Flynn and singer Mika Yoneta are ex-members of Plate Tectonics. The Brooklyn-based threesome originally formed in 1998, and released their self-titled EP in 2001. The same year, they collaborated with DFA on a remix of their song "Get Up/Say What," which the public didn't hear until 2004. The resulting track – a throbbing mix of jittery bass, dancefloor beckoning handclaps, and Yoneta's alternately seductive and screeching banshee vocals – invoked an immediacy that resonated instantly with listeners.
     
    - Kali Holloway

    Tracklisting:

    1. Yamerarena-I
    2. Scatter
    3. I Told You So
    4. No More Delay
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    Planningtorock - Doorway / The Breaks
    Planningtorock - Doorway / The Breaks

    Planningtorock - Doorway / The Breaks

    $4.99

    Limited edition 9" double-a side single on blue vinyl. Our only 9" record! Fancy.

    Tracklisting:

    1. Doorway
    2. The Breaks
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    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Jackson / Cosmodelica Remixes)
    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Jackson / Cosmodelica Remixes)

    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Jackson / Cosmodelica Remixes)

    $4.99 $9.99

    “Living it Out” – perhaps the most unabashedly danceable song on Janine “Planningtorock” Rostron’s DFA debut album W – comes on (that is to say, seduces) in just the right ways. The song is all addictive disco, with synthesized string skitterings and Rostron’s voice purring out (she sounds like a futuristic Eartha Kitt here) a perfect melody that somehow gets even better at the chorus. It’s pure pleasure upsurge from beat-driven start to pizzicatto end, the kind of song that lets you know that, amidst Rostron’s many musical idiosyncracies, included is the ability to write a song that simply drags you out onto the dancefloor.

    The Jackson remix is less dense and, in an odd role reversal for PTR, more off-kilter than her original. The warm, straight ahead disco of the album track is cooled here and things take on a more regimented pace, while Rostron’s vocals have been cut down into breathy, metronomic exhalations. The pizzicato strings fall in a new formation against a tireless, pounding beat, deeply guttural, corkscrewing noises and the taut, anxious feeling of anticipation created by the precisely timed landing of each.

    The Cosmodelica remix, conversely, rearranges house – by adding bouncing bass near the music’s foreground and giving everything a vaguely more relaxed feel, while somehow maintaining an upbeat pace. Just past the song’s midpoint, the energy – and the depth of sound – kicks up a notch, with all the sonic elements meeting and proceeding apace. The track floats briefly, not unlike the original, on Rostron’s airy vocalizations for a brief period, before picking up right where it left off, toward its joyous, high-spirited end. - Kali Holloway

    Tracklisting:

    1. Living It Out (Jackson Remix)
    2. Living It Out (Cosmodelica Remix)
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    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Laurel Halo / Billy Lock Remixes)
    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Laurel Halo / Billy Lock Remixes)

    Planningtorock - Living It Out (Laurel Halo / Billy Lock Remixes)

    $4.99 $9.99

    “Living it Out” – perhaps the most unabashedly danceable song on Janine “Planningtorock” Rostron’s DFA debut album W – comes on (that is to say, seduces) in just the right ways. The song is all addictive disco, with synthesized string skitterings and Rostron’s voice purring out (she sounds like a futuristic Eartha Kitt here) a perfect melody that somehow gets even better at the chorus. It’s pure pleasure upsurge from beat-driven start to pizzicatto end, the kind of song that lets you know that, amidst Rostron’s many musical idiosyncracies, included is the ability to write a song that simply drags you out onto the dancefloor.

    The Jackson remix is less dense and, in an odd role reversal for PTR, more off-kilter than her original. The warm disco of the album track is cooled here and things take on a more regimented pace, while Rostron’s vocals have been cut down into breathy, metronomic exhalations. The pizzicato strings fall in a new formation against a tireless beat, deeply guttural, corkscrewing noises and the taut, anxious feeling created by the precisely timed landing of each. Meanwhile, the Cosmodelica remix rearranges house – by adding bouncing bass near the music’s foreground and giving everything a vaguely more relaxed feel, while somehow maintaining an upbeat pace. Just past the song’s midpoint, the energy – and the depth of sound – kicks up a notch, with all the sonic elements meeting and proceeding apace. The track floats briefly, not unlike the original, on Rostron’s airy vocalizations for a brief period, before picking up right where it left off, toward its joyous, high-spirited end.

    Billy Lock – aka Felix Martin from Hot Chip – has also contributed a mix.  His reworking starts off feeling deeply anticipatory, the beat pounding against disquieting bass pangs and a slow rising electric scribble, all of which serve to temper the original’s carefree spirit. Denmark’s When Saints Go Machine have transformed the track into a lilting, lovely five minutes of electronic pop – the song here has been remade into something both soft and fluid, with PTR’s vocals raised an octave, so that they  flow as smoothly as the new mix in which they sit. And Brooklyn, New York’s Laurel Halo offers a complete renovation.  She combines synth swells and washes into diaphanous, ambient layers of sound, then lets PTR’s voice echo – in a way that seems both haunting and wanting – amidst those vast atmospheric conditions.

    Tracklisting:

    1. Living It Out (Laurel Halo Remix)
    2. Living It Out (Billy Lock Remix)
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    Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes
    Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes

    Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes

    $10.99

    Prinzhorn Dance School’s spartan sonics have often lead to some hand-wringing when trying to play out their records ‘in the club’. In the first 7 years of their existance, there was a sole club-friendly remix in their entire catalog. It is for these reasons that we’re really stoked to announce that we now have a second.

    DFA veteran Shit Robot takes the track “Reign” from their imminently released third album “Home Economics” and turns it into a deep, dark floor-filler. The band’s pleading vocals dive in and out of a throbbing bassline, with new robotic percussion seamlessly blending with the band’s original bangs and clangs.

    The flip features that previously alluded to Optimo (Espaco) mix of You Are The Space Invader - previously only available commercially in digital form, this is the
    first (slightly) wider vinyl release of this classic remix. An edition of 500 hand-stamped and numbered white label copies, not to be pressed again for another 7 years or so. Probably.

    Tracklist:

    1. Reign (Shit Robot Remix)
    2. You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (Espacio) Remix)

     

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