Date: October 4, 2013
Venue: 930 Club, Washington, DC
LCD Soundsystem founder and retiree James Murphy played a late DJ set at the 930 Club last night. Despite a posted midnight start time, Murphy didn't man the decks 'til close to 1am (DJs, always late amiright?). Maybe he was waiting for the room to fill up a little, as attendees seemed to trickle in pretty slowly. Though the crowd seemed a little thin, the uncharacteristically warm and humid October weather did lend an appropriate atmosphere of "summertime dance party" to the event.
|James Murphy (top left)|
At one point Murphy got on the mic and sheepishly explained that he didn't want to perform on the usual stage because people should dance and not stare at the DJ - to a crowd of fans below who continued to stare at him. Regardless, Murphy dropped a few big tunes including an extended club version of Paul Simon's "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" and an absolute banger from 1970 called "Exuma, The Obeah Man" (yeah, I had to Shazam that) by Bahamian artist Exuma. Just goes to show, you don't have to "shut up and play the hits" to rock a DJ set.