Co-founded by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and currently run by a former Nickelodeon child actor (Jonathan Galkin of Hey Dude), DFA is not your typical record label. Its unlikely journey from a recording studio in a Brooklyn basement to one of the 21st century's trend-setting indie labels is chronicled in 12 Years of DFA: Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic.
This Marc Maron-narrated mini-documentary features Murphy, Holy Ghost, the Rapture, Yacht, the Juan MacLean and other DFA artists relating stories of the label's 12-year history. Find out about the genesis of LCD's breakthrough "Losing My Edge" single, which of the above artists would stop making music if DFA went defunct and the secret to the label's signature clipped drumming sound (hint: it involves mouse pads) in the doc above.
If you feel like celebrating live, DFA will be toasting 12 years in the game with a special concert featuring damn near everyone on the label as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. See you there.