Posts tagged Red Bull Music Academy
[Listen] Stream Jamie xx's 30-Minute DJ Set from The xx's Night + Day Festival

The xx have been busy since releasing Coexist last September, touring extensively and headlining festivals. They've also been curating their own mini-festival, Night + Day. The first took place in Lisbon on May 5th and the second in Berlin on May 18th, and Red Bull Music Academy have posted a nice treat from the latter. Jamie xx performed a 30-minute DJ set during the mini-festivities in Berlin, including remixes of Florence and the Machine, Gil Scott-Heron and more. Stream it below.

The final Night + Day festival takes place at London's Hatfield House this coming Saturday, June 22nd.

[Watch] James Murphy Discusses His Life and Career with Red Bull Music Academy

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.

[Listen] Stream Giorgio Moroder's First-Ever DJ Set at Brooklyn's Output

For someone who has been such an influential figure in music history, it's surprising that Giorgio Moroder has never performed a live DJ set. Last night that changed. The 73-year-old musician, who recently appeared on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, dished out a fantastic hour-long set at Brooklyn club Output. Put together by Red Bull Music Academy, the set saw Moroder remixing his own material. He even reworked his collaborative track with Daft Punk, "Giorgio by Moroder." Stream the full set below.

[Watch] Red Bull Music Academy's Short Documentary on DFA Records

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy-founded DFA Records, one of the definitive record labels of the dance-punk scene over the last decade. Red Bull Music Academy has released a rather fascinating short documentary in honor of the occasion. Titled 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, the film chronicles the history of the label and its founders, as well as its artists (including Murphy's now defunct LCD Soundsystem). Watch it below.