The Juan Maclean will make his return to DFA next month – listen to the comeback single “You Are My Destiny” here.
Factory Floor is a fitting name. It calls to mind the rusty grates in the basement sex club of Berghain, the metallic killing floors of slaughterhouses and the sneaker-scuffed concrete of assembly line stations. Just as ‘industrial music’ evokes a very clear idea of abrasive repetition, the London three-piece’s name evokes their whirling amalgamation of drone, ambient and experimental techno.
Factory Floor will release Fall Back next month, a 12″ taster for their forthcoming debut album on DFA.
It’s payback time for Perc as he shifts roles from label A&R to remixer – but can his work across three remixes match up to the Factory Floor remixes of Forward Strategy Group? It’s hard to answer, not least because the reworkings from Butler, Colk and Gurnsey of tracks from Labour Division were subtle and insidious, while Perc chooses a more upfront approach to repay the favour.
The Crystal Ark – DFA white wizard Gavin Russom’s current musical focus – will precede a debut album with a single entitled We Came To (Versions).
Here’s some news nobody was expecting: two of British techno’s most uncompromising producers appearing on one DFA release.
DFA are on the cusp of releasing the self titled album from We Acediasts, a group formed around Invisible Conga People’s Justin Simon that’s been sitting unreleased for some eleven years.
DFA lynchpin Juan Maclean will indulge his DJ friendly side with the first of a series of new releases under the new name Peach Melba – a project with New York based vocalist Amy Douglas aimed at remaining faithful to the distinct aesthetic and conceptual ideals of early Chicago House music.