Live Music Preview: LCD Sound System


James Murphy wants it both ways. A walking encyclopedia of the underground scene, he loathes the narcissism and one-upmanship common among record-shop insiders. His NYC label, DFA, produced some of the most infectious dance singles of the decade thus far, yet Murphy turns down remixing work from Duran Duran and Janet Jackson (who called him personally), and ended a collaboration with Britney Spears shortly after it started.

He had better things to do, like pack dance floors with uber-chic indie kids who once considered themselves too cool to get down. DFA’s spidery hooks and funk-splattered bass lines are pure dance-punk, but the addition of rubbery dub and a lot of cowbells transformed them into club anthems.

Read the full preview at The Japan Times Online.

LCD Soundsystem | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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