Tag Archives: DFA

Album Review: Essaie Pas – Demain Est Une Autre Nuit

Essaie Pas is Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau, a married singer and engineer from Montreal, who have worked as individual artists as well as making three prior Essaie Pas records before this one. Demain marks a special milestone for them as their first for DFA, a label which continues to give home to the lostRead more…

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Live Review: The Juan Maclean with Marcus Marr and Pressha at Nectar Lounge 1/9/16

There are few better ways to ring in the new year than staying up until 2am dancing incessantly to furious house music. Thankfully for us, John MacLean and Marcus Marr agree with us, and this week’s The Juan MacLean show at the Nectar Lounge was a pretty fantastic way to kick off another year ofRead more…

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Album Review: Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?

“Connection… correction.” If you summed up UK dance veterans Hot Chip in an obscure two word phrase, I think this bridge from “Love Is The Future” would do quite nicely. It’s between these two poles of connection and correction that Hot Chip have operated for over a decade. From “I Was The Boy From School”Read more…

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Live Video: Museum of Love

Museum of Love‘s frontman Pat Mahoney has been killing it for so long you would have to think he has made a pact with the devil. As evident in this stunning KEXP session by his new project with DFA’s Dennis NcNany, a.k.a. Jee Day, the former LCD Soundsystem stickman and his pals fire out aRead more…

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Live Review: Death From Above 1979 with Biblical at Neumos 11/19/14

Well, that was a long time coming, but I’ll be damned if that could have been any better than it was. Death From Above 1979 made a great record back in 2004 – like a really great record. You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine put DFA 1979 on the map like clockwork, feeding the bandRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Juan MacLean – I’ve Waited For So Long

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “I’ve Waited For SoRead more…

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Album Review: The Juan MacLean – In A Dream

Listening to In A Dream, the new LP from DFA powerhouse The Juan MacLean, we’re reminded that it’s been a long five years since John MacLean dropped his last proper record, The Future Will Come, back in 2009. That fantastic dance record was laden with Human League-esque back and forth narration between John and longRead more…

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Live Review: Factory Floor with DVA Damas and Stres at Barboza 4/8/14

It’s been a long time coming, but British post-industrial trio Factory Floor have finally made it out to the US west coast. The band dropped their self-titled debut LP last year on DFA after releasing one-off singles and remixes in the current lineup for the better part of four years. Over the years, their unique,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Larry Gus – The Eternal and the Ephemeral

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song comes from Greek mastermind of avante electronic Larry Gus. “The Eternal and theRead more…

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Album Review: Factory Floor – Factory Floor

This month, UK electronic act Factory Floor finally release a proper full-length record. This is the London band that started almost eight years ago, bouncing around styles to dial into the pure genius that they’ve come up with now. They released mini album Talking On Cliffs in 2009 and dropped the first of the singlesRead more…

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