Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic
Red Bull Music Academy and cleverly-named, Brooklyn-based production company m ss ng p eces have created a collection of interesting short films that capture super-fresh and iconic music stories and characters.
In the above clip, they turn their attention to the iconic DFA label, who, with a succession of releases that took disco’s rhythmic template, punk’s rebel energy and new wave’s avant humor, crafted something entirely new in the noughties.
Getting the lowdown from the bands and James Murphy himself, “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic” tells the story of how the imprint became a 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. It features music and appearances by LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more.
On Saturday 25th May, Red Bull Music Academy in New York celebrates the 12th anniversary of DFA with a full night of live performances, DJ sets, listening sessions, memories, and all-out madness in four rooms. Find out more here.