Former LCD Soundsystem frontman hits out at current dance music scene
Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has said that he finds the commercial side of new dance music “repellent” and that he is not excited by new music at all right now.
Murphy, who yesterday (February 27) revealed plans to release LCD Soundsystem’s final gig on vinyl for Record Store Day, made his comments about the current state of dance music at by:Larm festival in Norway (via MusicWeek).
Speaking about how the commercial side of dance music makes him feel, Murphy said: “What I see in the commercial side of it I find repellent. It makes me want to vomit. I just don’t like it, it’s not for me, but it’s also not designed for me. I’m old and it’s very maximalist and I’m not a maximalist guy. I’m not excited about new stuff that much.”
Continuing, Murphy adds: “This past month I’ve been really hoping that there’s two people DJing to a room full of 150 people that think what I did was stupid and are making something awesome and having a great time. I won’t hear it until they do a shitty sell out track and I never hear what’s great about them, but that’s what I’m hoping.”
‘The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden’ will come out as a five-LP set on April 19, with a wider vinyl and digital release set for May 19. The recording will be an unabridged version of the band’s final gig, coming in at almost four hours long. The show, which took place on April 2, 2011 in New York, was documented by the film Shut Up And Play The Hits.
Murphy recently made his coffee line available to buy online. Murphy’s brand of hot beverages, which are sold under the banner House Of Good, were made in collaboration with coffee company Blue Bottle. They are now selling a pound bag of the coffee on their official website for $26 (£15.50) each.
Earlier this week (February 24), Murphy also revealed a brief preview of his plan to turn the New York subway into a multi-station symphony. The producer wants to make every subway station in the US city have its own music, so that people will later associate the place with that sound.