There’s no denying the impact that dance music impressarios James Murphy and James Lavell have had on modern music. But the other things these Jims have in common is Tim Goldsworthy, the unsung UK producer who cofounded Mo’ Wax with Lavell back in the ’90s, then went on to partner with Murphy on the DFA label and production team of the same name.
Goldworthy has been on his own since suddenly departing from DFA and New York City earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped him from releasing some seriously epic remixes, including his delicious version of the DJ Hell/Bryan Ferry collaboration and this new remix of Massive Attack’s current single, “Atlas Air.” …MORE
Last week, indie-dance figureheads LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip wrapped up their mammoth double headlining tour with a show in Manchester, UK. So of course, it was time for the obligatory double group jam session to celebrate a whole lot of great shows—and even a quickie double album.
So what did the DFA amigos decide on to wrap their legendary tour? A techno classic? A punk rock revival? A quirky current pop hit? No? They went with soft rock gem “Seabird” by Alessi Brothers. Well, that will be remembered by pretty much no one. Sorry gents.
Fortunately, YouTube is free, so it’s worth taking a gander anyways. But what song do you think they should have covered? Tell us in the Comments Section.
Mark Ronson is always pulling out the famous friends to fill his records. This cut with Boy George left us a bit underwhelmed at first. Then someone gave it to DFA mainstays Holy Ghost!, who add an exclamation points worth of congas and turn this cut into a real rump shaker.
So this is an odd item swirling around the Internet. Over the weekend, we spotted the oddly over-funded video for LCD Soundsystem‘s “Pow Pow,” staring Anna Kendricks as well as the W Hotel in Hollywood (seriously, it’s a product placement nightmare). Out of deference to James Murphy and Co., we decided to leave the clip alone, rather than falsely endorse it, or dog it outright. If you have nothing nice to say…
It’s no surprise that James Murphy knows good records. It’s also not surprising that the notoriously quoteable LCD Soundsystem frontman knows how to talk a long streak about good music. But it was a little surprising to hear Murphy take over Minnisota Public Radio (home of Gerrison Keillor) and play (and talk about) records by Talking Heads, The Cars, Harry Neilson and Bruce Sprinsteen (covering Suicide).