Live at 12 Years of DFA Records
Reorded at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, NYC United States
NYC United States
DFA co-founder, LCD Soundsystem mastermind, and NYC legend: James Murphy with a special classics set to mark his label’s birthday.
_(artist-name)James Murphy_ is the grand seigneur in the modern day and age of what used to be the downtown Manhattan scene. Taking the torch from _(artist-name)Talking Heads_’ _(artist-name)David Byrne_ and running with it, Murphy almost singlehandedly brought back the cultural exchange between indie and dance music with his _(artist-name)LCD Soundsystem_, the attached DFA label and cult singles like _(song-title)Losing My Edge_ or _(artist-name)The Rapture_’s _(song-title)House Of Jealous Lovers_. Stemming from Princeton Junction, New Jersey, and graced with a background as a live and studio engineer (“recording bands on my 4-track for sandwiches”) after a lifetime of starring in various bands himself, James always found time to balance producing, recording, engineering and performing. As the leading man and lyricist of his musical project LCD Soundsystem, he has celebrated two Grammy nominations (for their self-titled debut LP and the classic _(song-title)Daft Punk Is Playing At My House_) and received fantastic critical acclaim for their second album, _(album-title)Sound Of Silver_. With LCD’s third album _(album-title)This Is Happening_, Murphy announced the band’s retirement in 2010. Prior to that, Murphy went into film scoring for Noah Baumbach’s ‘Greenberg’ and established a name for himself as a DJ. A purveyor of disco and old school rooted house music, James Murphy seems not to be bored of the dynamics of nightclubs and is even developing his own DJ rotary mixer.