Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA

In the latest film from Red Bull Music Academy, we turn our attention to DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and appearances from James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more.

Red Bull Music Academy and Brooklyn-based production company m ss ng p eces are producing a series of captivating short films that capture fresh and iconic music stories and characters. For this debut episode, we turn our attention to the iconic DFA label, who defined the sound of the ’00s with a succession of releases that took disco’s rhythmic template, punk’s rebel energy, new wave’s avant humor and created something entirely new. With unprecedented access to the label’s NYC headquarters, the bands and James Murphy himself, “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic” tells the story of how the imprint went from fledgling indie imprint to respected institution. Along the way you’ll get to see label manager Jonathan Galkin’s championship juggling, Gavin Russom and Matt Thornley’s jam-packed studios and James Murphy being... James Murphy. Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and appearances by LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more.

 

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