James Murphy

"Prior to starting the DFA label with production partner Tim Goldsworthy, James Murphy had played in indie rock bands -- Pony, Speedking -- and produced, engineered, and mixed records by Six Finger Satellite, Turing Machine, Les Savy Fav, and the pre-DFA Rapture. In addition to releasing routinely well-received material as/with LCD Soundsystem (which featured him on virtually every instrument while also juggling production, songwriting, and vocal duties), Murphy established himself as a club DJ, recognized by a volume (the 36th) in the Fabriclive mix CD series. Put together with LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney, it was released in late 2007." - Andy Kellman, AllMusicGuide

Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney and Beats in Space. The story of the man is synonymous
with that of the radio show. Over the course of a decade, Sweeney has
built Beats in Space into an iconic brand. In return, BIS has launched
Sweeney's career as one of New York's most sought-after DJs.

It's hard to believe that, ten years ago, Sweeney was an 18-year-old
student at New York University, helming a little-known radio show on
WNYU's AM dial. The show started small, airing on an obscure frequency
during the wee hours of the night. However, Sweeney understood the
huge potential for a dance-music radio show broadcast from the heart
of New York City. He envisioned a genre-breaking format, showcasing
the best dance music whether disco, new wave, Chicago house, minimal
techno, Krautrock, funk and soul, or post-punk found anywhere in the
world, anytime in history. He took cues from groundbreaking disc
jockeys like Detroit's Electrifying Mojo, who thought nothing of
following up Prince with a Kraftwerk or Depeche Mode record. Armed
with this vision, Sweeney began pulling in heavy-hitting guest DJs on
BIS, prompting WNYU's producers to move him to the FM dial with
increasingly prime timeslots. Sweeney quickly attracted a strong
international following for the diverse range of artists and styles on
his playlists. Guest artists who've appeared alongside him on the show
range from avant-techno stylists Carl Craig and Superpitcher, to
Australian turntablists the Avalanches, to Nordic disco producers
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas.

Says Sweeney, "Since I need to do something different for each show,
I'm forced to go out and discover new music every week. It can be
recently released or unreleased records, or older songs that people
haven't heard before. I try to find the best music from all different
genres, and then make them fit together in ways that appeal to people
who might not have liked, say, disco or techno, before now. For me
it's always fun finding tracks that people don't know about, but that
sound amazing."

Mike Simonetti

-1987: sneaks out of his house to go to his first hardcore show at CBGB at age 15.

-1988: got a job as a lowly receptionist at club Mars in NYC through a friend in Feb when he was 16.

-1988 worked his way up to "promoter" by mid 1988 going to clubs and handing out flyers

-1989: promoted his first party at Mars called 'FRIDAY NIGHT FEEVER' in March. a disco themed party. the only one in NYC at the time. DJ Duke Of Denmark was the resident.

-1992: started Troubleman Records with money saved from working as a stockboy at a supermarket

-1993: started djing house parties and lofts for fun

-1996: signed Glass Candy in 1996

-1997: got first "real gigs" in NYC

-1998: starts the CONTORT YRSELF party in the basement of the Knitting Factory playing post punk, disco, funk and hip hop lasts until 9/11 shuts the club down for almost a year.

-1999: is a 'resident' at the infamous HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIDEOUT parties in Brooklyn. his bookings increase throughout the hip parties in NYC.

-2000: is a 'resident' at Rubulad which he still holds to this day. known as the best loft party in Brooklyn. his 8 hour sets are legend.

-2000: is a resident at Lit in NYC, a legendary party thrown by Justine D. was one of the first djs to try out disco and house downstairs in the club, which was usually rock based.

-2000: is a semi regular resident dj at MOTHERFUCKER in NYC. the essential downtown club kid party and recognized as one of the best NYC parties of the era.

-2002: starts the AEROSOL BURNS party in Brooklyn. all night parties become legendary. The Fall plays unannounced show. capacity of bar is 70 people.

-2003: cops raid AEROSOL BURNS at 11am, everyone gets arrested. party ends.

-2004: Troubleman signs CHROMATICS, releases HEALER 12". it sells out in a week.

-2004: begins djing seriously, traveling all over the world to play records to people in any club they will have him

-2005: Glass Candy plays their last show with a drummer, opting for a more electronic , dancey sound.

-2008: Mike and Johnny start an offshoot of Troubleman for dance music in Mike's kitchen while drinking red wine. They call it Italians Do It Better as a joke thinking it wouldnt be a big deal

-2008: After Dark compilation is released, and a mini revolution is born and the bar is raised…

-2010: releases his first songs and does his first remixes, almost 20 years after going to Mars for the first time

-2010: starts new sub label of Italians called Perseo focusing on edits.

-2011: releases debut lp CAPRICORN RISING

Cooper Saver

Cooper has been an avid music collector all his life and helps curate regular club nights in the LA area where he often DJs with both local and international guests. In his spare time Cooper likes writing his own music and spending time collaborating creatively with like-minded individuals of the cities he loves.

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