James Murphy

James Murphy (LCD Sound System)

Though best known as the leader of the now-defunct LCD SoundsystemJames Murphy has been active in various roles pre-dating, throughout and beyond the Grammy-nominated LCD’s existence.

Long a fixture of the downtown NYC music scene, Mr. Murphy co-founded the DFA label, which released the LCD Soundsystem catalogue and whose current roster includes The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, the Juan Maclean, Planningtorock and more. Murphy continues to operate out of DFA’s West Village NYC offices, both as a principal in the label and as a producer/remixer at his infamous Plantain studios, housed in the DFA HQ.

As a DJ, Murphy has toured the globe headlining clubs and festivals the world over both on his own and, with fellow LCD veteran Patrick Mahoney, as ‘SPECIALDISCOVERSION’. His DJ mixes for the likes of DFA, Colette and YSL (for whom he composes and performs show music) are renowned for their originality and verve.