Red Bull Music Academy has been curating a lot of exciting things in New York this month, but among the most exciting was a 90-minute interview with James Murphy. In front of a 60-plus audience of students Murphy discussed various aspects of his life and career, including the history of DFA Records, his favorite songs and influences, his personal style, his DJ sets and more. Watch the full interview below, and trust me it's worth it.
In other James Murphy news, he recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his role on Arcade Fire's new album. He revealed that the band had been recording at DFA Records' studio in March, and that his role was more along the lines of suggesting ways to approach or fine-tune aspects of the record. He then said, "I think it’s going to be a really great record, actually. I’m eager to see it come out."
Once again teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy, Murphy recently performed a DJ set in New York celebrating DFA Records' 12-year anniversary (also see RBMA's related short documentary). Stream his full set below.