British producer Tim Goldsworthy has reportedly left DFA Records and returned to the United Kingdom.
Goldsworthy ran DFA with James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin since 2002, and was especially involved in producing early records by The Rapture and The Juan MacLean. At this point, the parties involved tell conflicting stories about Goldsworthy’s departure.
Reached for comment by e-mail, Galkin told Resident Advisor: “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.”
Meanwhile, Goldsworthy downplays the significance of his sudden move. “I haven’t left,” he says, explaining that his physical departure did not mean he was finished with the label. “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?” Goldsworthy, who is still one of DFA’s partial owners, says he relocated mostly because the bulk of his work is in the UK, and because he considers it a better place to raise his family. He points out that he has done very little work with DFA in the past two years, though he would be willing to do more production or remix work for the label “if something good came along and I got offered it.” As of late, Goldsworthy has done remixes for Goldfrapp, Massive Attack and DJ Hell’s collaboration with Bryan Ferry.