Click to watch the video for "Take 'Em Up"
Shit Robot premiered his new video for “Take ‘Em Up” over at Pitchfork on Monday. The video follows LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang on a multi-colored, multiplied psychedelic voyage around Brooklyn.
“Best electronic album coming this year”
“Irish-born Marcus Lambkin (a.k.a. Shit Robot) may be one of the lower-profile members of the DFA crew, but that doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have some serious DJ chops.”
From the Cradle to the Rave (produced by James Murphy) is a near perfect album, and “Take Em Up” is one reason why. The interplay between Marcus “Shit Robot” Lambkin’s synthesizer disco-funk and Nancy Whang’s unflappable vocals is, simply, great. The album also features other DFA family guests such as Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Juan MacLean.
Shit Robot, aka Marcus Lambkin (aka The Godfather of DFA, according to Murphy), is an Irish-born DJ who has been spinning dance music for over two decades. He’s responsible for not only turning Murphy onto dance music in the 90’s, but also literally lending his carpentry skills to build the infamous DFA studio from the ground up.
Back in 2007, Shakira wanted to stimulate her mind instead of her hips. So, she took a summer class at UCLA on history. Amazingly, no one even knew about it until afterwards!
Most celebs try to get away to distant, remote places when they need a break. But, Shakira is known to really enjoy studying. She told The Guardian, “The universe is so broad, I cannot be at the center of it. So I decided to go to the university and study history for a summer course, just to kind of switch gears, taste the student life.”
Her alias was Isabel (which is really one of her middle names), and she was visiting from Columbia. Even the professor had no idea! She said in an interview, “I used to wear a cap and a big backpack, I looked like a boy. I didn’t get recognized.”