From the original story in The New Yorker:
After majoring in English at N.Y.U., Murphy set up a recording studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn. In 1996, he became the live-sound engineer for a band called Six Finger Satellite. He developed an approach to live sound that he called Death From Above, and became close to a band member named John MacLean, now know professionally as Juan MacLean.
MacLean recalled that “we all had raging heroin addictions, and James was the guy caught in the middle of the chaos, the straight guy hanging around with these people who were a mess.”
A correction on page 5 in the June 7, 2010 issue:
In “Let’s Dance” (May 10th), Juan MacLean’s comments about heroin use were wrongly used to characterize the time period when James Murphy was working for Six Finger Satellite. MacLean’s remarks referred to a period of time several years earlier, and were not meant to exclusively describe that band or its members