Release Date: Oct 3, 2006
Record label: Astralwerks
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
The DFA are one of the few production groups in electronic music that warrants a single compendium of their remix productions, let alone two volumes' worth of material. Whereas the first volume featured the duo not only capturing the ears of slack-jawed bloggers but also figuring out their comfort zone, the second disc highlights their most recent work in hopes of bringing casual listeners up to speed. There are some noticeable differences between the two discs.
Great remixers are great listeners. They understand where a track has come from and work out where it might go next. They have a distinctive aesthetic but not a formula. They have impeccable taste. They never ruin a track, and often improve it beyond measure. They never do it just for the money ….