12 Years: DFA Wanted A Hit

DFA – Disco For Assholes? Don’t Fuck Around? Dumb Fucking Assholes? Department of Funny Americans? Dumb Fucking Acronym? All wrong, it’s of course Death From Above, the iconic Brooklyn-based label. This is the story of a label that turned NYC kids into dorky hipsters with live drums and synthesisers. The year is 2001.

In this debut episode Red Bull Music Academy and production company m ss ng p eces capture 12 years of DFA. We meet label manager Jonathan Galkin, Gavin Russom, Matt Thornley and James Murphy being …James Murphy on a cruise ship. Also featuring music and appearances by LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and so many more. Cool, man.


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