Post-LCD Soundsystem James Murphy has explored a series of passion projects and hobbies (acting, coffee-making, DJing), but his newest foray may be his most exciting yet: litigation. According to DNA Info, the famed songwriter and producer is calling for $93,899 in missing funds from British producer Tim Goldsworthy with whom he started New York City’s influential dance label DFA Records.
DFA is accusing Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans and overusing the company credit card. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court, says that “attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed” by Goldsworthy. It also accuses the producer of “breach of contract” and “unjust enrichment.” As Consequence Of Sound points out, a 2010 Resident Advisor news item contains a quote from DFA-cofounder Jonathan Galkin stating that Goldsworthy left for the U.K. “without informing anyone here at DFA.”
Goldsworthy and Murphy formed DFA Productions and DFA Records in 2001.