Dan Bodan, “Jaws of Life”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.26.14 in Listen to This

Disco-punk associations aside — and some Black Dice singles kept things weird back in those early days too — DFA Records have never been a one-note label. Dan Bodan is a first, though: blue-eyed soul backed by barely there beats, creaky samples and smoke-clogged sax parts. It’s kinda like a laptop-guided Kings of Convenience record, inspired by the many sleepless nights Bodan has experienced since moving from Canada to Berlin nearly a decade ago. Yet another reason to remember that DFA doesn’t begin and end with its label boss James Murphy. That guy’s busy tasting espresso blends anyway.