Lecture: James Murphy (New York, 2013)
The LCD Soundsystem frontman talks about some of his favorite music at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York.
James Murphy almost singlehandedly brought back the cultural exchange between indie and dance music with his LCD Soundsystem, the attached DFA label, and cult singles like “Losing My Edge” and the Rapture’s “House Of Jealous Lovers.” As the leading man and lyricist of LCD Soundsystem, he has celebrated two Grammy nominations and received critical acclaim for the second LCD album, Sound of Silver. With LCD’s third album This Is Happening in 2010, Murphy announced the band’s retirement. Prior to that, Murphy went into film scoring (Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg) and established a name for himself as a DJ. A purveyor of disco and old-school-rooted house music, James loves the opportunity to spin and is even developing his own DJ rotary mixer.
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