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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by dk

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.


Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Dan Deacon
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Laurie Anderson
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at

Dauwd – Heat Division Remixes (Tim Goldsworthy Remix now streaming)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by dk

pict018d-artwork-dauwd-remixes-pictures-music-tim-goldsworthy-nick-hoppnerA white label release limited to 300 units worldwide, Pictures Music and Ghostly International present three remixes of Dauwd’s ‘Heat Division’. Featuring re-interpretations from DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Ostgut’s Nick Höppner and Dauwd himself, this release sheds new light on Dauwd’s sophomore EP. Goldsworthy’s experience producing the likes of Unkle and The Rapture is put to work on his remix of ‘Heat Divsion’ adding a mercurial vocal hook and a unique ending to the track, while Höppner’s work roots ‘And’ firmly in the ubiquitous sound of Berlin. Dauwd rounds off the line-up with a different take on ‘Silverse’ offering a version aimed squarely at the dancefloor.

Format: Digital and 12” vinyl
Track Listing:
A Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix Instrumental)
B1 And (Nick Höppner Remix)
B2 Silverse (Dub Edit)
Digital Bonus Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

Dauwd – Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

Silverse (Dauwd Dub Edit)

The Rapture Shares “Sail Away” EP Stream, Playing Coachella + West Coast Dates w/ Justice

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by dk

Sail Away Remix EP Out
January 17th via DFA Records

The Rapture is following up their critically-acclaimed album In The Grace Of Your Love with a remix EP for “Sail Away,” which features re-workings of the single by Cut Copy, Cosmic Kids and Aeroplane. You can head over to DFA’s soundcloud page to stream the full EP , which sees a digital release on January 17th. The Rapture is also playing Coachella on April 13 and 20, along with two additional tour dates with Justice in Oakland and Las Vegas.

Last month, The Rapture also shared the video for “Sail Away,” which is their first official music video in five years. The video follows the band on a fantasy-ride through the streets of Brooklyn, with Luke Jenner sailing the streets on a silver mylar pillow. And that’s not all- did we mention the magical conch shell and ram’s horn?!
Upcoming US Tour Dates

4/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
4/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan *
4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella
* = w/ Justice

Stream The Entire Sail Away EP

DFA Records will also be announcing the remix contest winners for “How Deep Is Your Love?” by the end of January, along with a live DFA webcast.

Download :VHS or Beta -Breaking Bones (Run Roc remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by dk

Diamonds & Death Out Now

On Tour With Ladytron This Fall

“… reflects their extensive experience as DJs and remixers, with bright synthesizer parts bouncing off of hyper-kinetic live and programmed beats.”
– Rolling Stone
“ …chunky, nod-inducing house piano, the bounce of disco bass and clear, catchy synth melodies.”

DFA’s Run Roc has put a hypnotic spin on the song to transfix dance floors worldwide. VHS or Beta’s new album Diamonds & Death is out now on Krian Music Group/Chromosome Records! The album is a journey full of thrilling moments and unexpected turns. The album’s electronic foundation is a byproduct of the many nights VHS OR BETA DJs have manned the decks and remixes they have done in the last few years.
The two main creative engines behind VHS OR BETA’s decade-long career, Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, relocated to Brooklyn from Louisville over the last two years. Be sure to catch VHS or Beta live on a national tour with Ladytron this Fall!

Download :VHS or Beta Release -Breaking Bones (Run Roc remix)

VHS or Beta Tour Dates
* = w/ Ladytron
10/13: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
10/14: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
10/15: Miami, FL @ Grand Central *

Joe Goddard feat. Valentina – Gabriel (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2011 by dk

The Rapture “How Deep Is Your Love?” (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2011 by dk

DFA’s The Crystal Ark (feat. Gavin from LCD Soundsystem) Premieres New Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by dk

DFA’s The Crystal Ark (feat. Gavin Russom from LCD) Premieres New Music Video via FADER!

Check Out the FADER Video Premiere

of “The City Never Sleeps”

The City Never Sleeps 12” Available
Now via
DFA Records!



The Crystal Ark, featuring Gavin Russom from LCD Soundsystem, premiered their psychedelic new video for “The City Never Sleeps”  over at FADER. After five weeks of performing and traveling around Brazil, long-term DFA stalwart Gavin Russom returned home with not only a love for the music he’d discovered there, but also a newfound source of inspiration for his own meticulously crafted recordings. The Brazilian music driving Russom’s sonic explorations included forms as eclectic and varied as Carioca Funk, atabaque drumming, Tropicalia and South American style rave.
At the very same time, Russom was working toward a sound in the image of seminal tracks from Praga Khan and Nikki Van Lierop, with special inspiration taken from their Phantasia “Inner Light” and “Violet Skies” 12″s. The material that grew out of these disparate inspirational points – and became The Crystal Ark, Russom’s latest project– is a perfect distillation of those varied sounds into infectious, spellbinding dance floor music.
“The City Never Sleeps,” The Crystal Ark’s first 12″ release, is an exercise in musical restraint, tension and release. The single begins– the temptation is to add “innocently enough,” with heart-rattling bass. That naked pulse is intertwined with hissing cymbals, percussion and suddenly distinct handclaps; from there, Russom adds and removes layer upon layer of sonic elements: wiggling electric impulses; shuffling percussion; panting vocals. These sounds roll over and under each other, pushing to the forefront and then disappearing beneath the surface. It’s a slow climb to a taut, suspenseful mélange of sound that breaks – finally – into a dizzying rush of spectral vocals, acoustic drumming and driving, repetitive rhythms.
Viva Ruiz, whose vocals figure prominently here in both spoken and sung form, has shaped the track’s intense feel with lyrics “found… through dreams and dance.” Russom has performed and recorded for DFA extensively – as Black Meteoric Star and in collaboration with Delia Gonzalez on a number of singles and projects. The Crystal Ark continues to establish Gavin Russom’s talent as a singular producer as well as recording artist.