Watch a short film about DFA Records

The documentary celebrates 12 years since the birth of the influential label.

DFA Records are the subject of a new film. The documentary, named after the DFA mantra ‘Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic’, comes as part of this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in New York, and celebrates the 12 years that have passed since the label’s inception. It features talking head interviews with all the label’s key players – co-founders James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin, Gavin Russom, Shit Robot, Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, Holy Ghost!, the label’s interns and recording engineers, label staff/professional Michael Cera impersonator Kris Peterson, Sinkane, Luke Jenner and, well, many others. Tim Goldsworthy is unsurprisingly absent from the interviews.

If you ever needed reminding of just how great the label is, this is a good place to start, although due to its brevity you only get a snippet into the world. We’d obviously recommend the Dummy Guide to DFA Records to learn more.

Discover. New. Music.

Discover. New. Music.

Join us!




Sign Up