Published Feb 03, 2010Like a much hipper, slightly younger and more electronic Aerosmith, the label heads over at DFA Records really need to sit down and hash out their issues. After all, British producer and DFA co-founder Tim Goldsworthy has apparently been ousted from the label, and he doesn't even know it.
Goldsworthy has helped run the label with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin since 2002. Recently, he decided to move back to the UK, which, according to Galkin, was seen as his resignation.
Speaking with Resident Advisor, Galkin said, "Tim Goldsworthy moved away to somewhere in the United Kingdom, without informing anyone here at DFA. We have had no word from him since he left the United States. So we moved on with our lives and our business. Simple as that. He most definitely took a piece of us when he left, but we wish him the best with whatever he gets up to next."
According to Goldsworthy, however, the move doesn't mean he had quit. "I haven't left," he wrote RA. "If that was the case then, well, Murphy's never there, cause he's always touring or in the studio, so that would mean he left, I don't know, nine years ago or something?"
Whatever is causing this public spat remains unknown, but it would be much better for everyone if they could settle these matters over the phone. Even a well-worded text message could communicate the right message.