Get to Know DFA's New Synth "Guy," Jared Ellison; Check Out the Label's Holiday Party
- Words: Patric Fallon
DFA seems to have a lot going on while it finishes out the year. Yesterday, the massive NYC music hub sent over the brand-new video for The Crystal Ark's "The City Never Sleeps" single, and today we got word of a few goings on with James Murphy and his constituents. For one, DFA has a gear head working its in-house repair shop, 22-year-old Jared Ellison. The young guy, who's being lauded as the "new Gavin" (a reference to Black Meteoric Star/The Crystal Ark main man Gavin Russom), was discovered by Tim Sweeney and Russom while repairing turntables and other machines at a New York radio station. Russom took him under his wing, Ellison went on to intern for illustrious synth repair shop Ears, and he eventually ended up as DFA's go-to guy for all things modular. You can read more about the his interesting story here. Now secondly, DFA is throwing a holiday party, and you're invited! Damn straight! This Saturday, December 11, in the basement of the Tribeca Grand Hotel, you can dance your egg nog-riddled head off with DJ sets from DFA's finest artists, including Nancy Whang, Holy Ghost!, Juan MacLean, James Murphy, Justin & Jacques, and more. Plus, there will be a live performance from Fall on Your Sword, and the whole thing only costs five dollars. Tis the season for disco! You can check out the party's flier below.
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