Vinyl with Instant Downloads

Buying any of these vinyl titles will get you a digital copy (typically 320k MP3s) in your inbox shortly after you check out. Perfect for the impatient or 'mint in sealed shrinkwrap' collectors among us.
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

$16.99

Back in print for the first time in 5 years, and if you ask me, not a minute too soon. As influential now as it was upon its original release in 2002, the first LP ever on DFA gets a remaster by Bob Weston and a new matte jacket. Includes instant digital download with purchase.

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
  5. Big Drop
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Black Dice - Creature Comforts
Black Dice - Creature Comforts

Black Dice - Creature Comforts

$9.99

The second classic album by Black Dice on DFA. Comes in a super heavy tip-on sleeve with neon printing that you need to see to believe. Comes bundled with an instant download in 320 mp3 format.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cloud Pleaser
  2. Treetops
  3. Island
  4. Creature
  5. Live Loop
  6. Skeleton
  7. Schwip Schwap
  8. Night Flight
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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$0.99 $9.99

Smiles for miles. The Black Dice classic comes with Miles of Smiles on the A-side and Trip Dude Delay to the B-side in a beautifully collaged sleeve.

Tracklisting:

  1. Miles of Smiles
  2. Trip Dude Delay
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Delia & Gavin - Track 5
Delia & Gavin - Track 5

Delia & Gavin - Track 5

$4.99 $9.99

The lost "5th Track" from the Delia & Gavin "Days of Mars" album sessions. Comes in a beautiful picture sleeve and features a remix by Ame. Comes with an instant digital download!

Tracklisting:

  1. Track 5
  2. Track 5 (Âme Remix)
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Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"

Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"

$12.99

 

Limited edition of 500 blue label hand-stamped singles featuring two wildly left-field remixes of two wildly left-field DFA artists. MP3s will arrive when these tracks are released digitally, at some point in the future.
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Eric Copeland - Masterbater
Eric Copeland - Masterbater

Eric Copeland - Masterbater

$9.99

11 minutes of Eric Copeland that didn't quite fit on his "Joke In The Hole" LP, so we made this special one-sided 12". Comes in a custom full-art sleeve.

Eric Copeland of Black Dice returns to DFA with "Masterbater," 11+ minutes of skronking gyrations and prickly samples. The intrusions of radio static throughout, along with snatches of glossolalic R&B, make it seem as if Copeland is stuck inside his car flicking impatiently from channel to channel while a hailstorm pelts the enclosing steel.  But "Masterbater" doesn't devolve into the self-indulgence implied by the title, maintaining propulsion even as conflicting tensions swallow each other whole.

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes)
Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes)

Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes)

$4.99

DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

This one (DFA2439) features two unique remixes by Bookworms (L.I.E.S. / Confused House), which marks his return to DFA following an anxious remix of The Night Patrols by Larry Gus in 2013. It reinforces the deep and dark acidic sounds he has become so well known for, taking this hypnotic single and tweaking it out for maximum impact. 

Includes a digital download of the entire remix EP, because why not. 

 

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)
Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)

Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)

$4.99

DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

This one (DFA2432) consists of remixes from the acclaimed Daniel Avery (Phantasy) and DFA alumni Invisible Conga People, who recorded a 12" for DFA in 2011 and have not been heard from since (until now).

Includes a digital download of the entire remix EP, because why not. 

 

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)
Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)

Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)

$4.99

DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

This one (DFA2438) features a remix by Gunnar Haslam, who released a striking debut album last year on L.I.E.S., as well as a lean percussive house 12” single on Chicago’s Argot Records. The flip consists of a remix from Helena Hauff, who released her debut 12” single on Werkdiscs last year and quickly followed it up a new single under the alias Black Sites.

Includes a digital download of the entire remix EP, because why not. 

 

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Gavin Russom - Night Sky
Gavin Russom - Night Sky

Gavin Russom - Night Sky

$8.99

There is a fantastic quality to Gavin Russom’s work, an otherworldliness that is subtle yet palpable. It’s heard—or felt, more precisely—in all of his projects, including The Crystal Ark, Black Meteoric Star and his numerous recordings with Delia Gonzalez. All of Russom’s sonic astral projections, with their textures and atmospheric layers, demonstrate his astounding production skills and modular wizardry.

As DFA’s studio engineer, he was entrusted with the hefty task of maintaining the label’s analog stockade. Russom has built custom gear for the likes of James Murphy, Black Dice and Holy Ghost!; has remixed artists including Juan Maclean, Cut Copy and Caribou; and filled out the wonderful music of LCD Soundsystem. So it’s no wonder that Russom’s newest solo outing, Night Sky, reflects the talent and experience accrued in all those roles with both stunning precision and audible clarity. Add patience to the above list as well. “Night Sky” takes its time to grow, with Russom building anticipation one flickering, starry note at a time. The buzzy bottom end enters and expands before his vocals—alleyway dark and mysterious—make their way in. The song is nearly at the four-minute mark before all the elements, including the beat that marks the song’s pulse, are in place.

From there, “Night Sky” dips and dives, going from barebones synthesizers resting on organic percussion to explosive vocal choruses. The end reunites nearly every sound in an ecstatic ensemble of rhythms and noise. The Mutant Beat Dance Remix comes courtesy of Chicago’s Melvin Oliphant, a.k.a. DJ / producer Traxx (whose previous aliases have included ViLLan X, XX Art, Dirty Criminals, Mysterio and X2), the man behind the Nation record label. Here, the jakbeat innovator undoes the original and reforms it, maintaining the spookiness of Russom’s version. The new elements here—a thick bassline, shuffling beat, wiry electro etchings, eerie washes of synths that swell unexpectedly and unannounced—make for a unique and unpredictable collection of sounds.

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Holy Ghost! - a/jus/ted Remixes
Holy Ghost! - a/jus/ted Remixes

Holy Ghost! - a/jus/ted Remixes

$11.99

Holy Ghost! release the first of two remix 12"s of singles culled from last year's acclaimed "Dynamics" LP.  This one is a perfect example of the consistently fantastic work from a/jus/ted - the pairing of DJ & Producer Justin Strauss (also 1/2 of Whatever/Whatever - and a renowned remixer and DJ of the 80's, 90's, and today) and Teddy Stuart (aka Eddie Mars of UNO NYC).

The remixers take on 2 consecutive singles from Dynamics - both “Okay” and “Bridge & Tunnel” get stripped, tweaked and reworked into 4/4 floor fillers, songs rebuilt from the ground up. Their previous remix of the Blood Orange single “Uncle Ace” has proved that this duo are on an official winning streak, and this 12” is another fantastic document of what they are capable of. a/jus/ted have had steady releses of original material on Plant Music, Southern Fried and Under the Shade, and now back to back break through remixes.

The duo had the following words to say about Holy Ghost!:

"Holy Ghost! has been an integral part of the New York music scene for so long now it seems - it was a pleasure to remix them. We both share an affinity for old analog gear - it seemed like a very natural collaboration.

With “Okay” the idea was to build up to a re-imagined vocal and base a track around it. For “Bridge & Tunnel” we thought a more stripped down and chunky club jam would be a nice compliment to the original.” 
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Holy Ghost! - Dumb Disco Ideas
Holy Ghost! - Dumb Disco Ideas

Holy Ghost! - Dumb Disco Ideas

$4.99 $9.99

Your favorite summer jam and the first taste of the new Holy Ghost! LP, Dynamics. Includes an instant download in both .wav and mp3 format. Enjoy!

Tracklisting:

  1. Dumb Disco Ideas (vocal)
  2. Dumb Disco Ideas (Instrumental)
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Holy Ghost! - Dynamics
Holy Ghost! - Dynamics

Holy Ghost! - Dynamics

$17.99

The second album from Holy Ghost!. Deluxe vinyl packaging with spot gloss, fluorescent ink, printed inner sleeves.

Holy Ghost! are excited to unveil Dynamics, the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut album. Recorded and mixed at DFA Studios with the help of Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen, Friendly Fires), it is front-to-back one of the finest dance pop records of 2013.

The duo’s last full-length was hailed as a “classic pop album” by The Los Angeles Times and garnered three Best New Music awards on Pitchfork—who premiered the debut Dynamics single and video, “Dumb Disco Ideas,” in May. Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit throughout 2013, and the band are preparing to hit the road soon for a run of dates with the legendary New Order.

Tracklisting:

  1. Okay
  2. Dumb Disco Ideas
  3. Changing Of The Guard
  4. Dance A Little Closer
  5. It Must Be The Weather
  6. 1 For Edgar
  7. I Wanna Be Your Hand
  8. Bridge & Tunnel
  9. Don't Look Down
  10. In The Red
  11. Cheap Shots

 

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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! - Holy Ghost!
Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

$19.99 $27.99

The third (!!!) pressing of the debut HG! Album. Double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with printed inners. Now at a bargain price! Includes a instant digital download of the album and comes with a download card that includes a selection of remixes of album tracks, plus a few never available digitally.

Tracklisting:

  1. Do It Again
  2. Wait & See
  3. Hold My Breath
  4. Say My Name
  5. Jam For Jerry
  6. Hold On
  7. It's Not Over
  8. Slow Motion
  9. Static on the Wire
  10. Some Children
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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 epic 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. He chose standout album track “Changing of the Guard” for his remix and from the sound of it he is already well on his way of following in his forefathers' footsteps. Check out this next generation Norwegian producer as he shows off his skills.

This is a very solid and exciting new release from Holy Ghost!, continuing an exciting past year which saw them play on both Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and an epic appearance at Coachella.

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Jee Day - Aura Go

Jee Day - Aura Go

$6.99 $9.99

Jee Day - Aura Go

Jee Day - Aura Go

$6.99 $9.99

The second 12" single by Jee Day, AKA DJ, AKA "That guy you probably saw live with The Juan Maclean". Features an instant digital download.

Tracklisting:

  1. Aura Go
  2. Lowhand
  3. Aura Go (Run Roc Whisper Dub)
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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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Larry Gus - Years Not Living
Larry Gus - Years Not Living

Larry Gus - Years Not Living

$9.99

Inspired by the rural environment of his hometown of Veria, Greece, multi-instrumentalist / singer / producer Panagiotis Melidis started writing music as Larry Gus (from the Greek larigas, or larynx) in 2006, soon after the early demise of his previous band Ginger (a bass and drums duo with a sound similar to the early-’00s Providence scene, paired with hip hop overtones).

Melidis initially composed production music, and later on earned a reputation for intense and chaotic live performances. He retained Ginger’s primitive aesthetics of groove based music, along with an obsession for late-’60s / early-’70s free jazz, and combined them with sample-based techniques and crystal-clear psychedelic pop melodies, all merged into infinitely dense layers and polyrhythms.

Stitches, his first proper full-length, was released in 2009 for Greek hip hop label Cast-A-Blast, and Melidis began a yearlong residency at the Music Technology Group in Barcelona as an intern and postgraduate student. He then returned back to Veria to work on his next project, Years Not Living, an album inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 book Life: A Users Manual and Lucio Battisti’s 1974 album Anima Latina. The sessions yielded a staggering 85 songs, and the entire process, set amidst Greece’s financial crisis, was documented and will be part of the feature film My Friend Larry Gus (directed by Vasilis Katsoupis), to be released in 2013.

Pared down to ten tracks, Years Not Living incorporates a wealth of diverse styles, ranging from ’60s / ’70s psychedelia and pop to hip hop and more.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
  3. Taxonomies
  4. The Sun Plagues
  5. The Eternal and the Ephemeral
  6. Merely Today
  7. Pericles
  8. In Violet Ink (Misprints)
  9. The Percival Seascapes
  10. Paths Laid Down
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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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