We’re not entirely sure if this is the result of re-pressing or warehouse finds, but our neighbours Phonica Records have got a whole bunch of DFA Records‘ 12″ classics back in stock, many of which we haven’t seen floating around on the first-hand market for the best part of five years.
Whether you’re looking to fill in the gaps in your collection, or like us, you just need to replace your battered, beer-stained copy of ‘Losing My Edge’, this is decidedly good news.
As far as we can see, the following have been made available once more:
LCD Soundsystem‘s aforementioned, decade-defining ‘Losing My Edge’, plus ‘Yeah’, ‘Give It Up’, ‘Movement’, ‘Tribulations’, ‘Too Much Love’ (Rub N Tug Mix) and ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’ (Soulwax Remix). The experimental fringe is showcased via Delia & Gavin’s Days of Mars LP – hugely underrated, if you ask us – and the amazing DFA mix of their ‘Rise’ (b/w ‘El Monte’), plus a whole host of vinyl from Black Dice, who for our money produced their best (and certainly most accessible) ever work on DFA: the extraordinary ‘Manoman’ single and ‘Cone Toaster’ singles, plus their Miles of Smiles EP, Creature Comforts LP and the ‘Smiling Off’ double-pack (featuring the sensational Luomo remix).
Then there’s The Juan Maclean‘s massive ”You Can’t Have It Both Ways’, ‘By The Time I Get To Venus’ and the split with the Rapture, ‘Killing’/’Give Me Every Little Thing’, that helped make DFA’s name in the early days. Oh, and also Hercules & Love Affair’s slamming ‘Classique 2’/’Roar’, Pixeltan’s ‘Get Up / Say What’, Still Going’s piano-house anthem ‘Still Going Theme’, and LPs and singles from Shocking Pinks and Prinzhorn Dance School.
We’re not sure if these re-stocks are happening at record stores around the world; hopefully they are. In the meantime, you can check ’em out and buy at Phonica here.