Perhaps one of the most iconic record labels for electronic music and well, music with a definitive kick drum, DFA Records is a tight-knit family of artists and visionaries that don’t really need an introduction. From LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, The Juan MacLean, Nancy Whang, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, and so many more, DFA Records has a reputation for making music that is perfect for essentially anyone, but especially White hipsters. Hey, just being honest, DFA caters to that audience and they even admit it in their short film.
Teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy, a creative NYC-based production team, DFA records sat down for a short film that explores the craze and allure of DFA and how it’s become an indie sensation that gets the kids to dance. Featuring interviews of everyone aforementioned, the short film takes a look at their in-house production, marketing, promotion, and everything it takes to do all things DFA.
Titled, Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA, this short film is available online for you to watch and enjoy. Immerse yourself in the culture of DFA.
In my mind (sometimes out loud,) I often compare Maya Jane Coles to Nicolas Jaar. In my head, the two of them have the same personality and illusive mighty hands that work wonders on any production, but of course…this is all inside of my head. Perhaps they’ve met or are influenced by one another, but one thing that is certain is that both of them have proven themselves as powerhouses in the realm of tech house and minimal house.
In my latest post, I shared with you Maya Jane Coles Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 and shared with you my thoughts on her sheer brilliance. Well, if you were in need of some proof that Nicolas Jaar is yet another mastermind, then watch his live set at the Boiler Room in NYC.
Those unaware of Boiler Room should know that playing at the Boiler Room, whether it be in Berlin, NYC, or LA, is an experience that allows for DJs and producers to get up close and personal with the audience; imagine being front and center at your DJ’s favorite set. Boiler Room is one of the most popular “underground” music shows and Nicolas Jaar played an organic, yet ultra experimental, set for his first time playing within the Boiler Room.
Watch his set below. For his first time playing at Boiler Room NYC, I’d say he did a great throwing in the minimal and tech house, as well as some jazzy-snazzy vibes. He was doing what he does best, being Nicolar Jaar…
Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend. If you’re anything like me, then you probably spent the weekend anticipating May to go by quickly, so June can come on in and summer fun can begin! Don’t get me wrong, May is cool, but I just really need summer to get here…like right now! But as I’m waiting for the weeks to breeze on by, I can at least enjoy the summery vibes of Classixx new release “All You’re Waiting For” featuring Nancy Whang.
That’s right! Today, the Los-Angeles-based production duo finally uploaded a new track to their soundcloud and it features the fun vocals of Nancy Whang.
Check it out. It’s all that you’ve been waiting for.
I’m in such a house mood today (well, everyday.) But today, for some particular reason, I’m really amped up. Perhaps because I found out about House Dance International 2013 taking place May 24th-26th in NYC and now that I’m back on the East Coast, I plan on going; no excuse not to. I love house, house dancing, and the vibrant community.
In the spirit of house music and the community, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite classic house tracks that you really should know, appreciate, and pass along to other house junkies. Those who grew up in the early days of house will probably know most of these classics; for some it will be an introduction to the classics.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy this time machine of classic house. Got any favorites to add to the list?
Oh, and there are so many classics. So I will be sharing some every Monday. And on Twitter be sure to join the movement #HOUSENATION
This song never gets old. Love the video too!
First heard this song when I was 15 and used to sing it to myself walking down the halls of school.
Tribal vibes! A few DJs have played this song and I’ve gone crazy on the dancefloor. Tribalism!