La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

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September 15th, 2014
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YES, it’s finally here. Today, we’re so excited to bring you the fourth installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation series, which is now available for free download. The new compilation Vol 4 collects 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists that will not only transport you to your own dream beach, but will extend this summer to eternity. Everything we love about summer is here: delicious tropical-flavored tracks, road trips under the sun, silky smooth house tunes, cool drinks by the pool, gentle sea breezes caressing our faces, and dancing on the sand ’til dawn. You should know by now that summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. Ride with us.

This year’s Late Summer Compilation features exclusive unreleased tracks, along with much-loved tunes available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation. Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it. Vrooom!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4 here [190 mb]

Tracklist:

01. Nile Delta – Aztec (Pional Remix)

Lots of people have been asking us about this remix, so we’re psyched to open our new compilation with this sublime take on Melbourne’s producer Nile Delta great tune “Aztec” by Madrid-based producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional. Previously only available on vinyl, this remix is now available for free download, courtesy of Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. Feel the heat under the sun!

02. Slow Hands – The Fiasco

NYC-based producer and member of Crew Love family Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track called “The Fiasco”. With its sun-kissed vibes and slinky grooves, this tune screams summer. Slow Hands, who last grace us with his solid “Everything (We Are)” EP, can do no wrong. “The Fiasco” is now available exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Compilation Vol 4.

03. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, always delivers the goods, and this brand-new track called “Wingin’ It” is no exception. We first heard it on his excellent “Resonant Places” mixtape, and now this summer-soaked jam is available for free download, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4. Pure class!

04. Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold

What a ride! Japanese producer Atsushi Yano keeps the good vibes going with “Solid Gold”, a groove-filled tune built around sun-drenched, Afro-funk-inspired rhythms that clocks in at eight minutes, but we can’t get enough of it. “Solid Gold” is taken from his “Chewy Tunes” 12″ on LPH WHITE, the sister label of the ever-excellent Brooklyn-based Let’s Play House, run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer. Play it loud.

05. Poolside & Fatnotronic – Onda

Our favorite Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, have teamed up with Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor) to deliver this superb acid-tinged edit of “Onda” from Brazilian soul legend Cassiano. This edit will appear on “Brazilian Edits Vol.1″, the first installment of a new series of reworkings of Brazilian funk and disco tunes, coming out soon via Chit Chat Records. In the meantime, grab a copy of “Onda” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Sinkane – How We Be (Lexx Remix)

Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, just dropped his excellent second LP “Mean Love” on City Slang/DFA. Here, we have for you a superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. Expect nothing, but 100% dubby goodness. You can now download this remix, courtesy of all-time favorite DFA Records.

07. Larry Gus – Human Migration

Greek-born, Milan-based singer/producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus (Greek for “larynx”), who wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Years Not Living” for DFA, kindly offered us this unreleased track called “Human Migration”, another fine example of his talent. It’s precious. You can always count on quality from Larry Gus.

08. Maricopa – Everyday Mysticism

Belfast-based producer Michael Dillon has made quite a name for himself as Maricopa with a handful of quality releases and a series of EPs of pure downtempo house, perfectly sun-soaked vibes and subtly melodic soundscapes. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Everyday Mysticism”, is yet another gorgeous slice of downtempo heaven. Dive in.

09. André Laos – Detour (Session Victim Remix)

Session Victim, one of Germany’s finest house music acts, takes us for a slow ride with this brilliant remix of “Detour” by Gothenburg-based newcomer André Laos. Filled with smooth vibes and warm grooves, this remix is taken from André Laos’ recent debut EP “Roundabout”. You can download it for free, courtesy of Let’s Play House. Great vibes all around!

10. Psychemagik – Balearic Girl

It’s time for Psychemagik. The UK cosmic-disco of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney delivers this superb edit “Balearic Girl”, taken from a rare Swedish hairspray advert. This edit with plenty of infectious vocal hooks and dreamy beach vibes is just prefect for your “Endless Summer” playlist. The edit of “Balearic Girl” appears on Psychemagik’s final installment of the Discotheque Wreckers series.

11. Hidden Fees – So What

Brooklyn’s Hidden Fees, the duo of Ivan Berko and Thomas Gluibizzi, recent single “So What”, featuring vocals from Ghost Exits’ Christopher Exits, is one of our favorite tracks of the year so far. We’re delighted to have it as part of this year’s Late Summer Compilation, courtesy of Tim Sweeney’s always on point Beats In Space Records. A solid jam with a timeless feel.

12. Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love (Midnight Magic’s 2014 Rework)

Brooklyn-based cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic never failed to amaze us. For our new compilation, they reworked their track “Psycho For Your Love”, and turn it into a sleazy disco affair that’s quite hard to resist. You can grab a free download of Midnight Magic’s 2014 rework of “Psycho For Your Love”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

13. Woolfy Vs Projections – Ask (The Smiths Cover)

California-based musicians Simon James and Dan Hastie, aka Woolfy Vs Projections, bring us a pleasant surprise, a perfectly crafted sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. We have already road tested this cover, and it feels so good while driving. Another exclusive track on our compilation. Can’t wait to hear the duo’s new album on Permanent Vacation.

14. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for the past few months. Cologne’s electronic duo COMA, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, “Les Dilettantes”, taken from their superb debut LP “In Technicolor” on Kompakt, gets a disco-infused rework by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Loved up!

15. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Pete Herbert Remix)

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 than with this classy remix of “Wild Motion”, the recent single from Melbourne-via-LA electro-pop four-piece Miami Horror, by the mighty London-based Pete Herbert. What’s not to love?

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 August 2014

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September 15th, 2014
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We were quite busy working hard on our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 that’s why it took us a bit longer to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks of August. So, here’s your chance to revisit the most popular mpFrees from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. As always, this is your chart. Fill it up!

Top 15 August 2014:
01. Body Language: “Good Things”
02. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot's Alt Mix]
03. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
04. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
05. Phoenix: “Bankrupt!” [Gesaffelstein Remix]
06. Pomo: “Only You”
07. Lindstrøm & Todd Terje: “Lanzarote” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Thrupence: “Don’t You Mind”
09. A.N.D.Y.: “Whitney”
10. Panama: “Stay Forever”
11. Wayward: “Speak On It”
12. Rhye: “3 Days” [Nick Monaco's Retouch]
13. Music Go Music: “Inferno”
14. Sirma: “Trigger” [Pat Lok Remix]
15. astronomyy: “Nothin On My Mind”

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The Black Madonna: “Stay”

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September 15th, 2014
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After having impressed us with last year’s “A Jealous Heart Never Rests”, a gorgeous disco-infused track from her “Lady Of Sorrows” 12” on Argot, Chicago DJ and producer Marea Vierge-Noire, aka The Black Madonna, makes a welcome return with her new single “Stay”, a seductive eight-plus-minute house track with delicate strings and driving bassline that has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now. This track is an excellent piece of late-night/early-morning house. Don’t snooze!

The Black Madonna’s “Stay” b/w “Venus Requiem” 12” is out now on Chrissy & Alex’s new label Nite Owl Diner. Get it here.

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Daniel Bortz & Sascha Sibler: “Tomorrow We Start A New Life Again”

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September 15th, 2014
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After dropping a superb debut EP called “Young World” for Berlin’s finest house imprint Innervisions back in May, Augsburg-based producer Daniel Bortz has teamed up once again with fellow German producer Sascha Sibler to deliver this great track “Tomorrow We Start A New Life Again”, a hypnotizing mesmerizing tune that clocks in at almost nine minutes. The “Tomorrow We Start A New Life Again” 12”, which comes backed by b-side cut “If Not Tomorrow Maybe Someday” is out now via Permanent Vacation.

Pick up your 12” here.

Caribou: “Our Love (Daphni Mix)”

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September 15th, 2014
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Canadian producer Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, delivers his own version of “Our Love” , the Inner City-esque title track from his forthcoming sixth album, under his house-indebted Daphni moniker. Give it a spin or two above. Caribou’s new album “Our Love”, will land on October 6 via City Slang in the UK and October 7 via Merge in the US. Pre-order here.

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Klaves: “People”

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September 15th, 2014
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Polish producer/DJ Mikolaj Gramowski, better known as Klaves, has made quite a name for himself over the past few months with his two EPs “At Dawn Again” for Koh- I-Noor Records and “What I Like” for the Kastle-helmed Symbols label and a series of quality freebies. Now, he’s back with his new single “People”, one of his finest works to date. The track “People”, an addictive house tune with soulful vocal samples and deep bass, marks Klaves’ debut release for PMR Records’ brand-new sublabel Beat Club. Play it loud.

Klaves’ “People” b/w “Oh No” will be released digitally on October 12th via PMR Beat Club, while the vinyl version will come out on October 27th.

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The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks

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September 15th, 2014
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DFA’s LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean’s iconic vocalist Nancy Whang returns to our ears with her brand-new EP “The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks”, a collection of disco reworks of classic tracks from the catalogue of legendary label, Casablanca. For this release, Nancy Whang has teamed up with Etienne de Crécy, Audiojack, Bonar Bradberry, Drop Out Orchestra and The Revenge, to deliver four superb covers of Dennis Parker’s “Like An Eagle”, Donna Summer’s “Working The Midnight Shift”, Kiss’ “I Was Made For Loving You”, and Parliament’s “Flashlight”. That’s the way we like it. Stream the whole thing above, and get into the groove.

“The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks” is out now digitally via Gomma. Get it here.

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Andras Fox: “Pontoon” Video

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September 15th, 2014
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Melbourne-based producer Andy Wilson, aka Andras Fox, who also operates as A.r.t. Wilson, recently dropped his new six-track “Vibrate On Silent” EP, his first release for Mexcian Summer, and here’s a cool video for toe-tapper “Pontoon”, one of our favorite cuts from that EP. Peep the clip above, and get your copy here.

Directed by Hi Viz Productions.

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Amadou & Mariam: “Ce N’Est Pas Bon (JD Twitch Edit)”

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September 15th, 2014
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Feast your ears to this solid edit of Mali’s finest Afro-blues duo Amadou & Mariam “Ce N’Est Pas Bon” from the mighty Keith McIvor, aka JD Twitch, one half of the DJ duo and legendary Glasgow night Optimo. This edit has been a secret weapon in JD Twitch’s sets since 2008, and finally gets a proper release as a stand-alone track on a limited edition, hand printed 10’’. The edit of “Ce N’Est Pas Bon” is a one-off from the charity-focused “Autonomous Africa” 12″ series, and once again all proceeds go directly to the Mtandika Mission in Tanzania.

Pick up your 10” here.

Sunday #201

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September 14th, 2014
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A track for Sunday:

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Todd Terje: “Johnny And Mary” [Instrumental]

Take a slow ride with this sublime instrumental version of Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry’s cover of Robert Palmer’s “Johnny And Mary”, from the special edition of “It’s Album Time”.

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