20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013

James Murphy, Atoms for Peace, Four Tet and more of the year's most transcendent sets

James Murphy, 'Live at 12 Years of DFA Records'
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13. James Murphy, 'Live at 12 Years of DFA Records'

"The ideal [is] to take chances without forgetting the principal thing about DJing: making a fun time for people," James Murphy recently told the Guardian. On this fabulous hour from a recent NYC party celebrating his epochal label, DFA, Murphy transforms largely mid-Seventies disco via endlessly distended intros that suddenly snap into classics like Sylvester's "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real" and Diana Ross' "Love Hangover." Who needs cowbell?

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