Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has built an actual soundsystem.
Murphy put together the huge new rig – called the Despacio – with John Klett, a veteran New York sound guru who helped build his former DFA studio. It will make its debut at the Manchester International Festival for a club night of the same name at the city’s New Century Hall from July 18-20.
The ex-LCD man will be teaming up with 2ManyDJs and Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele for the three-day event, which will see the trio playing a vinyl-only set. Speaking about the soundsystem, Murphy told The Guardian: “It’s a simple, floor-standing series of giant stacks, comfortably doing full, smooth sound. It’s pretty wide-open, pretty raw. The stacks will be arranged in a circle that people can wander in and out of, literally immersing themselves in sound.”
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