LCD Soundsystem- ’45:33′ (Theo Parrish Space Cadet Mix) DFA Records


Now, under normal circumstances I’d be blogging this for rampant downloading (as a low grade virtually useless MP3 of course) but unfortunately I’ve been put on theĀ DFA “Very Naughty Boy” list and told (albeit very politely by label boss and Heads Down fan Jonathan Galkin) to cease and desist. SO, less I do actually experience death from above (see what I did there?) you’re just going to have to revel in the music through the wonders of streaming, which will probably sound much nicer than a crappy MP3 anyway.

Speaking of DFA, my partner in Atlantic Conveyor, Steve, used to tell a great story of how when producing bands (many years ago) they used to have a knob called the DFA knob. When the band’s bass player used to step forward and tell him “there’s not enough bass in this track” (when my partner knew there was too much bass already) Steve would reach across the desk and (making it look like he was adjusting the bass) twiddle a knob not connected to anything. This knob was known to Steve and the tape Op as the DFA knob. Otherwise known as the “Do F**k All” knob.

Anyhoo, onwards and upwards. This is the much vaunted Theo Parrish remix of LCD Soundsystem, that every pimply anorak-clad forum swat has been banging on about for months. Thankfully it’s really really good. Spacey stabs, deep subs, jazzy piano and clattering percussion underpin what will without a doubt be one of the years biggest dancefloor bangers. Played loud in a dark room, it’s without peer right now.

Honourable mention should also go to the fantastic Padded Cell (download their excellent mix of Doves below) who turn in a killer remix of the same track. Buy buy buy (it should be out any day)!

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  1. vangelis
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    the runaway one’s the best one if you ask me ; )

    but then again i only listened to them all once…

  2. tubbs
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, yeah, it’s pretty good, but it’s sitting amongst some seriously blinding competition!

  3. haloomi
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    That ‘DFA’ knob your friend was referring to is a worldwide industry staple as myself and many other sound guys have been using it for years in Australia to placate clients, band members, and the general public who all feel the need to put their 2 cents in. What’s really amazing is when you turn the knob and the person tells you that’s much better and walks away smugly satisfied. Psychosomatic suggestion is a powerful thing!

    Have found this Theo remix on CD at Boomkat, can’t seem to find a purchasable download though.

  4. tubbs
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Ha! There you go then. And there he was making it his own… never let the truth get in the way of a good story, as they say. I don’t think the Theo mix is available as a download as yet unfortunately (btw). No doubt they’ll get round to it.

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