At this point, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem and DFA fame) should need no introduction. With hordes of hits under his belt, including the ubiquitous “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and “Losing My Edge,” there’s a good chance that your mini-van-driving mother knows his songs in their entirety. This is a good thing though, as its always nice to see underground heroes making their way up in the musical world; and this is one such artist who has truly done so without the sacrifice of his sound or his integrity. It’s a safe bet that his status as tastemaker and industry heavyweight has powered his record crate with scores of the hottest, most exclusive material in the world’s techno and indie-dance circles. If you’re down with the dude’s sound, this is your one-stop dancefloor experience for months to come. With Tim Sweeney (DFA, Beats in Space), and Marcus Lambkin (Shit Robot). (Jarrett Spiegel)
October 6 at Smart Bar.