Prior to becoming one of the most significant acts on the DFA label, John Maclean was a member of Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite. Initially, Six Finger Satellite fit in with the remainder of the Sub Pop roster, but after one EP, they took a sharp turn into herky-jerky post-punk that was inspired by Devo, Big Black, and Suicide instead of Black Sabbath, the Stooges, and Led Zeppelin. By the time they went to record their final album, 1998's Law of Ruins, Krautrock began to play a major role, and so did James Murphy, who produced, engineered, and mixed the sessions, in addition to running the band's live sound. When the band broke up, Maclean's aggravated emotional state and long-term drug addiction took him low enough to provoke a move from New York to New Hampshire and a drastic change in lifestyle. Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy, who were getting the DFA label off the ground, provoked Maclean to become interested in making music again. Using the name the Juan Maclean, Maclean took the sound of his defunct band to the dancefloor, retaining flashes of post-punk and '70s experimental electronics while grafting bits of early Euro-disco, electro, Detroit techno, and Chicago house. A handful of singles -- including DFA highlights "You Can't Have It Both Ways" and "Give Me Every Little Thing" -- led to 2005's Less Than Human, the first album credited to the Juan Maclean.The Juan Maclean's newest release is The Future Will Come .
~ Andy Kellman, All Music Guide
Brooklyn's Holy Ghost! are Nicholas Millhiser and Alex Frankel. The duo
was originally part of the live rap group Automato whose debut was
produced by DFA's James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy. Nicholas is
also part of The Juan Macleans live band. Now they've stepped out on
their own to be among the leaders in the current disco revival that is
quickly taking over dance floors across the globe, using these amazing
Holy Ghost! are currently signed to DFA Records, the legendary New
York label that is home to the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip and
The Juan MacLean...
Holy Ghost! delivered masterpiece single "Hold On"
, which forms a
hybrid of 70s American disco and more synth-heavy italo shapes : a
typical top quality DFA outing.
Most recently they've done brilliant remixes for Moby, Goblin City, Cut Copy and others...