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James Murphy & Pat Mahoney Fabriclive 36: James Murphy & Pat Mahoney

The New Garage revival’s signs were everywhere: Environ Records’ Unclassics series of Italo-disco and Metro Area’s DJ sets; the rise of interest in Larry Levan and proto-electro, Mudd Club, and Paradise Garage. Add to that mixture what seems to be a new love for London’s jazz-funk scene and its descendants, and you’ve got the new face of James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, DFA Records biz men and the latest Fabriclive perps. Baby Oliver and LCD are obvious choices, but when did GQ and Was (Not Was) become hip for the dance-punk set? No complaints here: If this is the now sound of New York’s retro-hipsters, maybe it’s time to load some cash onto the old MetroCard.

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