James Murphy (DJ SET)

James Murphy (DJ SET)

Though best known as the leader of the now-defunct LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, James Murphy has been active in various roles pre-dating, throughout and beyond the Grammy-nominated LCD's existence. Long a fixture of the downtown NYC music scene, Mr. Murphy co-founded the DFA label, which released the LCD Soundsystem catalogue and whose current roster includes The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, the Juan Maclean, Planningtorock and more. Murphy continues to operate out of DFA's West Village NYC offices, both as a principal in the label and as a producer/remixer at his infamous Plantain studios, housed in the DFA HQ. As a DJ, Murphy has toured the globe headlining clubs and festivals the world over both on his own and, with fellow LCD veteran Patrick Mahoney, as ‘SPECIALDISCOVERSION’. His DJ mixes for the likes of DFA, Colette and YSL (for whom he composes and performs show music) are renowned for their originality and verve. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’s legendary final show on April 2nd 2011 at New York’s Madison Square Garden made headlines worldwide and marked a triumphant end to a band that had successfully carved its own unique niche within--or perhaps outside of--the modern music industry. During its 10-year existence, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM released three celebrated studio albums -- 2005’s ‘LCD SOUNDSYSTEM,' 2007’s ‘Sound Of Silver’ and 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’, along with remarkable standalone pieces like ‘45:33’ and most recently ‘The London Sessions’. Murphy also provided the original soundtrack for the 2010 film ‘Greenberg’ by acclaimed director Noah Baumbach.

WIll Eastman

DJ and producer Will Eastman’s sets are known to expertly move people with narratives of house, techno, disco and left-field gems, earning him the title “one of Washington’s titan DJs” from the Washington Post. Eastman has been a member of numerous bands since age 15 and brings a fiercely independent spirit to his DJ and music production approach, pushing boundaries with new sounds and unexpected juxtapositions. His releases and remixes have received broad support from a diverse range of DJs including Daniel Avery and Aeroplane and have been featured by BBC Radio 1, FACT Magazine, and Urb among many others. As 1/3 of Volta Bureau, Eastman topped the Beatport indie dance charts for an unprecedented 6 months in 2012 with "Alley Cat". The Washington City Paper describes Volta Bureau's sound as "bottled bliss, pitch-shifting already-shimmery sounds in the direction of heaven.” Eastman has appeared in clubs throughout the U.S. such as Smart Bar and Electric Pickle and at major festivals like Virgin Mobile Freefest and Identity Festival. A music curator as well as creator, in 2000, he founded DC's longest standing emerging dance music club night and blog, Blisspop. Eastman is the principle owner and music director of U Street Music Hall, named a top 10 dance club in America by Rolling Stone and “best dance club in the region” by the Washington Post. Trained as a museum specialist and historian, Eastman previously worked for the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center at the National Museum of American History where he documented the history of the electric guitar, electronic music and sound recording technologies before dedicating himself to a DJ and music production career.

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James Murphy (DJ SET) with WIll Eastman

Friday, October 4 · 11:00 PM at 9:30 Club