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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by E.N.

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 E.N.

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 E.N.

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 E.N.

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 E.N.

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2011 by E.N.

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by E.N.

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.

DFA’s Shit Robot Announces New Single, feat. LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang!+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2010 by E.N.

Shit Robot Announces New Single, Feat.

LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang!

From The Cradle to the Rave Out NOW

“Take ‘Em Up” Single Available 
November 30th 
via DFA Records

Grab the FREE MP3 of “Take ‘Em Up” (Radio Edit)
RCRD LBL, and Check Out Its Awesome Video!

 Last week we rolled out the technicolor video for Shit Robot’s “Take ‘Em Up,” and now we’re excited to release the full details for the single. “Take ‘Em Up” will be available on 12″ vinyl & as a digital single, with both versions due out November 30th via DFA Records (full tracklisting below).
The vinyl version of the single will include remixes of “Take ‘Em Up” by Marcus Marr and Mark E, with John Talabot and Michael Mayer contributing additional remixes to the digital package. From the Cradle to the Rave is a near perfect album, and “Take Em Up” is one reason why- the interplay between Marcus “Shit Robot” Lambkin’s loping synthesizer disco-funk and Nancy Whang’s unflappable vocals is, simply, great.
Now, that track yields added dividends through its pairing with a collection of remixes from an eclectic group of estimable artists. Marcus Marr opens his remix with brooding synths and solitary vocals before bursting into blissful electronic pop at the chorus. Germany’s Michael Mayer also contributes an epically inventive take on “Tuff Enuff,” which is an otherworldly
listening experience that literally builds toward take off.
The video, directed by Eoghan Kidney, follows Nancy on a multi-colored, psychedelic voyage around Brooklyn. The track highlights the distinctive
sound Lambkin has created- massive beats, complemented by the irresistable vocals of Whang.

Bot’Ox debut LP “Babylon By Car”+“Blue Steel Remixes” EP +free downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2010 by E.N.

Bot’Ox to release debut LP “Babylon By Car” this October on I’m a Cliché Records

Bot’Ox is Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël)

Recommended for fans of: Cybotron, Fad Gadget, John Carpenter, Kraftwerk, Wire, etc.

Download “Blue Steel (Still Going Remix)”
Download “Overdrive (Morgan Geist remix)”+more HERE
Bot’Ox scowl and you can never see their hands and they look like hitmen from the future. This remix of “Blue Steel” makes zero effort to dampen that image, DFA pair Still Going turning in the sort of pulsing disco/techno cut that will only ever conjure thoughts of flying cars joy-ridden through the peaks of pollution choked dystopian skylines.”

Due to popular demand and before the October 23 release of their first album Babylon By Car, Bot’ox – AKA Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël) asked to a bunch of talented producers to remix their 2009 pop single “Blue Steel.”

Para One and Tacteel celebrates their comeback with an outstanding midtempo remix. Classy, elegant and a must hear. Liv Spencer and Eric Duncan aka DFA’s Still Going show once again they’ve turned into masters of modern Italo Disco and High NRJ, and deliver a real banger. I:Cube produces a sharp and addictive deep vision of the tune while Finland’s Hannulelauri – responsible for the awesome “Super Monkey” – keep the pop vibes of the original. As a bonus, you’ll find the first killer remix done by Azari & III in the instrumental version, as well as the acappella of the original song. Speaking of the original, those in Europe might be familiar with “Blue Steel” from this Peugeot 207 advert

“Blue Steel Remixes”
October 4
I’m A Cliché Records

Blue Steel (Still Going Remix)
Blue Steel (I:Cube Remix)
Blue Steel (Azari & III Remix Instrumental)
Blue Steel (Hannulelauri Remix)
Blue Steel (Instrumental)
Blue Steel (Acappella)

“Babylon By Car”
October 23 – I’m A Cliché Records

From “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor (or by the Clash!) to Buzzcocks’ “Fast Cars”, and from “Warm Leatherette” by the Normal to Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” (as well as the mechanical hymns made by all the producers from Detroit), cars and their mythology have always had a pride of place in music. But in 2010, as the mechanical reign is once and for all coming to an end, it’s safe to say that it has never been staged with as much reference and tribute, obsession and ambiguity, than in Bot’Ox.

And it took no less than a symbol as powerful as the end of the industrial era, combined with the inherent nostalgia of the well and truly lost golden age, to bring together Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël). But what brings together the DJ and French producer- knighted by what must be called the French Touch between 1997 and 2002- and Tekël, an electro house duo in which Julien Briffaz glides as a drummer and sound engineer? Nothing or not much. If only a mutual curiosity, a passion for music in general and a fixed idea brought to life in Bot’Ox.

Two different paths, two generations, that yet seem to have captured simultaneously and backwards – in the rear view mirror of an old sports car or a large sedan- the relics of a time when roads, highways, driving and the curves of a beautiful car, were a common pleasure and not a destructive one. And it’s done! After a handful of heavily dented singles, released on labels as essential as DFA, I’m a Cliché, DC Recordings or Marketing, the improbable duo is releasing its first real album, with the prophetic title – a manifesto of the rushing end of the century – Babylon By Car.

If the album brings together as edits, some of the duo’s original tracks: from “Car Jacked” to “Crashed Cadillac” and from “Rue de l’Arsenal” to “Tragedy Symphony” – in other words, the dark and slightly vicious side of Bot’Ox- another aspect of the schizoid personality of the duo is revealed as we discover new songs with a guilty pleasure. These tracks are mellower, but remain somewhat unsettling with their (false) monotony. Like “Tout Passe, Tout Lasse, Tout Casse,” sung by Judy Nylon, half of the cult band Snatch, from the No Wave New York of the late 70’s, or “Slow Burning,” at the end of the album, sung by Mark Kerr, also on “Tragedy Symphony,” as well as “Blue Steel” glorified by the toneless voice of Anna Jean, from the band Domingo. Behind the speeding and the screeching (“Overdrive”), the leaps and the acid rise – like post-punk bile- we find a new softness. A nonchalance made of contemplative tracks and moments of wild calm – before the inevitable crash, of course, that will surely change the image of Bot’Ox.

In the end, instead of the car cliché, we’ll keep the melancholy of a long tracking shot, both esthetic and timely. Because “Babylon By Car” is entirely in this ambiguity, between nostalgia and modernity, between pop and post-punk, electronic music and rock, past and future – it’s where Kraftwerk’s “Men-machines” celebrated an endless future with obedient machines. Bot’Ox summons the ghosts of the century, from Cybotron to Wire, from Fad Gadget to John Carpenter, to give birth to greatly personal music and, in all honesty, a rather unique sound in French electronic music.

Bot’Ox doesn’t swagger to keep their motors running. Both melodic and fierce, “Babylon By Car” comes as it is. And it’s probably the best way to take it in.

“Babylon By Car” Tracklisting
“Motor City”
“Bearded lady Motorcycle Club”
“Blue Steel” (feat. Anna Jean)
“Crashed Cadillac”
“Tout Passe, Tout Lasse, Tout Casse” (feat. Judy Nylon)
“Babylon By Car”
“Rue de l’Arsenal”
“Car Jacked”
“Tragedy Symphony” (feat. Mark <> Kerr)
“Slow Burn” (feat. Mark <> Kerr)

Shit Robot’s Long-Awaited Debut Album Is Out TODAY via DFA Records!Stream+free downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by E.N.

Shit Robot’s Long-Awaited Debut Album

Is Out Today via DFA Records!

From The Cradle To The Rave,
Out Now via DFA on CD & Vinyl

Stream the Full Album NOW at XLR8R!
Download “Tuff Enuff” (Radio Edit) HERE or
“I Found Love” (Radio Edit)
Check Out the Video for “Tuff Enuff” HERE
21 years. It might sound like a long time, but for Shit Robot, it was the number of years it took to put together all the pieces, live all of the experiences, and hear all of the sounds that would ultimately lead to his debut full-length album, From The Cradle To The Rave, which sees its long-awaited release today via DFA Records!
Produced by James Murphy, who refers to Shit Robot (aka Marcus Lambkin) as “The Godfather of DFA,” From The Cradle… was well worth the wait. One spin of the record will prove that. Featuring guests such as Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy & Nancy Whang, Juan Maclean, and planningtorock, Shit Robot’s debut is a veritable who’s who of the DFA family.
Even with its multiple guest appearances, From The Cradle…is decidedly Marcus Lambkin, decidedly Shit Robot. One listen and it’s clear that this album was worth waiting for. Like a fine cocktail, some of the ingredients are aged. Some are shaken, some are stirred- most people wait twenty-one years for their first drink. Dance music fans are about to have theirs served up by Shit Robot.


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