DFA Records

DFA Records is a record label founded in 2001 from New York, which specializes in danceable electro punk and electroclash. The label was founded by Tim Goldsworthy, James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin. In DFA artists such as Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture are under contract. DFA is working with the major label EMI.

Label history

DFA Records started in 2001 with the publication of the House of Jealous Lovers Singles of The Rapture and By The Time I Get To Venus by The Juan MacLean. A greater commercial success was the label with the album LCD Soundsystem celebrate the label co-founder Murphy which went to number 20 in the UK album charts.

A major musical influence can also be attained by DFA remixes produced by Murphy and Goldsworthy and published by DFA. Remixes were made for numerous well-known artists such as Le Tigre, Goldfrapp, Nine Inch Nails, Gorillaz or The Chemical Brothers. Due to the remixes and the influential laid bands like Animal Collective or Black Dice DFA is now regarded as the center of the dance-punk movement.

Label compilations

  • DFA Compilation, Vol 1 ( DFA · 2003 )
  • DFA Compilation, Vol 2 ( DFA · 2004 )
  • DFA Holiday Mix 2005 ( DFA · 2005 )
  • The DFA Remixes - Chapter One ( DFA · 2006 )
  • The DFA Remixes - Chapter Two ( DFA · 2006 )