Shit Robot (DFA Records)
After more than a decade DJing other people’s records in dark rooms all over the globe, in 2004 Shit Robot – aka Dubliner Marcus Lambkin – finally departed his adopted New York home for a small country town outside of Stuttgart, where he got on with the overdue task of releasing his own music.
After a series of club 12”s, Lambkin released his debut album, ‘From The Cradle To The Rave’ in late 2010. With guests including James Murphy, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Nancy Wang, the 10-track record was described as a “great bleep forward” by the Guardian and “something special” by Pitchfork, and sealed with a nice 7.1.
His second LP,’We Got A Love’, landed in 2014, with Lidell Townsell, Museum of Love, Reggie Watts and Nancy featuring. Pitchfork called it “a solid set of impeccably produced club jams, all rinsed through an atmosphere that’s never less than jubilant”. his third album,‘What Follows’, on DFA/PIAS in April. The nine-tracker featured guests Alexis Taylor, Nancy Whang, New Jackson, Museum Of Love and Jay Green. Plus remixes from Roman Flugel, Spencer Parker, New Jackson and Khotin. The Robot continues to DJ the world over, and 2017 promises more new material, including the recently released collaborative project with Juan Maclean, Autofac, out on NYC’s Let’s Play House