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James Murphy: "I was nearly killed for playing The Stooges in a techno club"

When DJ sets go terribly wrong...

  • Dave Turner
  • 5 December 2017

James Murphy has recalled a DJ set when playing The Stooges' 'Loose' got him into a spot of bother.

All DJs will say they've had a nightmare before, but we're not sure how many will say a track selection nearly cost them their life, as the LCD Soundsystem frontman revealed on Lars Ulrich’s Beats 1 show.

Remembering the night, he said: “I was DJ'ing what was kinda like a techno house club, and I was really high. I was dancing around, like, ‘Man, if someone would play ‘Loose’ by the Stooges right now everyone would go crazy.’

"I got up and the first record that I put on at 3 o‘clock in the morning in a place filled with people on drugs that are there to hear techno was ‘Loose.’ And a guy was trying to climb into the DJ booth to kill me, and I was like ‘No, just listen to it, man. It’s amazing!’”

We doubt Murphy's life was truly in danger, but it's a funny story all the same.

Listen to his interview with Lars Ulrich here.

[Via: Pitchfork]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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