In a new documentary short film on DFA Records, James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin and a bevy of artists take you inside the famously quirky and tight-knit label. It's pretty great.
The 13-minute short, which premiered Wednesday on the Red Bull Music Academy's website and is available above, is titled "Too Old to Be New and Too New to Be Classic" after one of Murphy's favorite sayings. It starts in 2001, when Murphy was just a DJ at an East Village club called The Plant, and charmingly works its way up to the present day.
The Rapture, Murphy's LCD Soundsystem bandmates, Juan Maclean, Gavin Russom, Prinzhorn Dance School and Holy Ghost! all make appearances, as do members of the label's astonishingly small business team. The entire DFA family will participate in a RBMA concert in New York on May 25.
Murphy has stayed busy since breaking up LCD Soundsystem in 2011, mostly working on label projects and once again performing as a DJ. "It's my job now," Murphy told HuffPost in December. "It really is -- people ask me why I'm DJ'ing now, and it's my only job. I'm building a house. I got to pay bills. We're long past the time of bands my size retiring. When people sold hundreds of thousands of records, sure, you could retire."
“Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA” is available for your viewing pleasure above. Let us know what you think in the comments.