Ford & Lopatin
|Ford & Lopatin|
Ford and Lopatin in 2010
|Also known as||Games|
|Labels||Hippos in Tanks
Software Recording Co.
The pair began working early in 2010 on music heavily influenced by 1980s-era production techniques, including the use of digital and analog synthesizers, drum machines, and midi sequencers. Ford & Lopatin signed with record label Hippos in Tanks and released a 7" record and an EP, That We Can Play. Both were issued on vinyl and as digital downloads, with no compact disc release.
In February 2011, the duo changed their name to Ford & Lopatin, reportedly to preempt legal issues with the Interscope Records artist Game. The duo's full-length debut, Channel Pressure, was released on their own Software Recording Co. label, a subsidiary of Kemado Records, in 2011.
- "Everything Is Working"/"Heartlands" 7" (Hippos in Tanks, 2010)
- That We Can Play 12" EP (Hippos in Tanks, 2010)
- Channel Pressure (Software Recording Co., June 7, 2011)
- "Emergency Room 12"" (Software Recording Co., 2011)
- "Oneohtrix Point Never and Tigercity Team Up to Release Debut EP This November as Games". XLR8R. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "Games Change Name to Ford & Lopatin, Start Mexican Summer Imprint Software". Pitchfork Media. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "First Games, Now Software: Dan Lopatin on the Production Duo's New Electronic Music Imprint". Altered Zones. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15502-channel-pressure/ Pitchfork
- Review, The Boston Globe
- Review, Fact Magazine
- News article, XLR8R
- News article, The Fader
- News article, Exclaim!
- Review, Pitchfork Media
- Interview with Dan Lopatin
- Ford and Lopatin - "Joey Rogers" / Song of the Day, Synconation