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article imageJames Murphy on current dance music: 'It makes me want to vomit'

By Hugh McIntyre     Mar 1, 2014 in Music
James Murphy, the former lead singer and producer of indie dance group LCD Soundsystem, takes a jab at current commercial dance music.
While speaking to a large crowd in Norway this past week at a Red Bull Music Academy session, James Murphy took a dig at the current state of dance music. “It makes me want to vomit” the former LCD Soundsystem frontman started. "I just don’t like it. It’s not for me, but it’s also not designed for me. I’m sure there’s great stuff happening, but it’s just not reaching me and it probably shouldn’t.”
Murphy certainly didn’t hold any punches when discussing commercial dance tunes, but he also wasn’t all nasty. "This past month I've been really hoping that there’s two people DJing to a room full of 150 people that think what I did was stupid and are making something awesome and having a great time," he said. "I won’t hear it until they do a shitty sell out track and I never hear what’s great about them, but that’s what I’m hoping.”
LCD Soundsystem played their last show three years ago, and since then Murphy has made headlines for everything from his loud comments on today’s music scene to odd jobs he’s picked up, including being part of the team producing a new brand of coffee. The singer/producer was in town promoting a film and the upcoming release of The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden, a five-LP set of the band’s last live show that’s due out on April 19th for this year’s Record Store Day.
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