NYC: INPUT | James ‘DFA’ Murphy vs. Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan
74 Wythe Ave
“Prior to starting the DFA label with production partner Tim Goldsworthy, James Murphy had played in indie rock bands — Pony, Speedking — and produced, engineered, and mixed records by Six Finger Satellite, Turing Machine, Les Savy Fav, and the pre-DFA Rapture. In addition to releasing routinely well-received material as/with LCD Soundsystem (which featured him on virtually every instrument while also juggling production, songwriting, and vocal duties), Murphy established himself as a club DJ, recognized by a volume (the 36th) in the Fabriclive mix CD series. Put together with LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney, it was released in late 2007.” – Andy Kellman, AllMusicGuide
Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is best known for being one half of the legendary dj & production duo Rub n Tug & also half of New York’s ‘Still Going’. but recently eric has been doing more as a solo artist/dj under the Dr Dunks moniker.
Hailing from Los Angeles Eric was exposed to all sorts of music but really gravitated toward the hip hop music & scene that was coming out of New York in the early to mid 80s, along with his moms record collection and a steady dose of Los Angeles radio, Eric’s musical foundation was forged.
In the mid 90’s Eric moved to new york and linked up with his partner in crime Thomas Bullock. They threw the late 20th century Rub n Tug disco after hours parties in various downtown manhattan lofts, turning on a new generation of revelers to the sleazy pleasures of disco and whatever else was in their record boxes. Dunks followed that up as the saturday night dj at the now defunct passerby gallery & bar, fueling hte party well into sunday mornings. be it slo-mo disco, incandescent funk, or banging house music, eric weaves it together into a nightlife soundtrack.
Over the past decade, as Dunks, or as part of Rub n Tug or Still Going, Eric has remixed everyone from Roxy Music to Zero 7, Lcd Soundsystem, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic and even The Beastie Boys, just to name a few.
Today Eric is still involved with Rub N Tug musically and artistically. Rub N Tug just curated a six week group show at the famous White Columns Gallery here in New York.(link)http://whitecolumns.org/view.html?type=exhibitions&status=past&id=635
Rub N Tug has also recently finished a remix for their Norwegian buddy Lindstrum.
With Still Going Eric & partner Liv Spencer have just formed ‘Still Going Records’ SGR has 2 releases out now.(link)http://www.juno.co.uk/artists/still+going/
Liv & Eric are keeping busy in the studio so expect more from SGR in the near & distant future.
And lastly but def not leastly. Eric has teamed up with Dean Merredith of Chicken Lips fame to create the project called ‘The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks’.
They have 4 singles ready to be released on Golf Channel Recordings in 2012/2013.