12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic

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Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic is the name of a 13-minute documentary about the history of independent record label and production team DFA. Released last month to mark their 12 year anniversary, it’s a fun film which paints a great portrait of one of the decades most iconic labels.

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Built around hard work, great talent and a passion for good music, DFA have released some of the most important tracks of the last 12 years. Since 2001 they’ve put out one hundred and forty-one 12″ singles, thirty-four albums and six compilations. This has been primarily thanks to just two people – Jonathan Galkin and Kris Petersen.

The documentary includes some really fantastic footage of the label in its early days as well as some great interviews with DFA acts like The Rapture, Yacht and The Juan MacLean. The film is a must watch for any fan of indie dance and it’s particularly worth watching just to see DFA founder and LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy steal the show as he chills on a boat somewhere far away.

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Directed by Max Joseph (editor of the excellent A Brief History of John Baldessari featured here), it is narrated by Marc Maron (of the great WTF podcast) and produced by Red Bull.

June 20, 2013 / By