This Soft Machine: “It’s Operational”

DATE:
May 31st, 2016
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Munich-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan is a man of many talents. Having previously operated under the moniker Das Moth, the prolific and highly respected producer has wowed us with his top-notch tracks and remixes, solid disco edits, and mixtapes. And he continues to prove that he is one of Australian’s finest producers under his This Soft Machine alias, “a band at heart”, as he says.

With a killer double-sided release, “On & On” / “This Place Was Meant For Me”, released last year on Eskimo Recordings, and a handful of cosmic-disco remixes under his belt, This Soft Machine is now getting ready for his London debut at Dalston Superstore this coming Friday, June 3 as a special guest DJ for La.Ga.Sta.’s first “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” event. He will also be celebrating the release of his great new single “It’s Operational”, already featured on Eskimo Recordings’ new compilation “The Yellow Collection”. A perfect slice of psychedelic cosmic-disco, “It’s Operational” is yet another quality example of what makes This Soft Machine’s tracks so irresistible. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

The single “It’s Operational”, which comes backed with two remixes by CHIDA and Avalon Emerson, drops on June 3 via Eskimo. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Ольга Чиповская: “Сафари” [This Soft Machine Edit]

“There’s a party in my mind…And I hope it never stops.” La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London for a new clubnight called “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us this coming Friday June 3 will be one of our all-time heroes, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip for a special DJ set. We’re also excited to welcome two of our favorite artists for their London debut, Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, and Berlin’s disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda. You won’t want to miss this one – trust us. Get ready to get your groove on!

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Alexis Taylor, This Soft Machine, Private Agenda.

Laser Pit:
● Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
● Stathis (Discosodoma)
● Vangelis (LaGaSta)

Bar:
● This Soft Machine (Eskimo Recordings / MUC)
● Private Agenda -LIVE PA- (International Feel / BER)
● Wes Baggaley (Sleaze City)

Hosted by:
A Man To Pet & Max Allen

Friday 3 June 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night
For more info head here.

Gasback:
Hot Chip: “Started Right” [Joe Goddard Disco Remix]
This Soft Machine: “This Place Was Meant For Me”
Private Agenda: “Paralysed”

Emmanuelle: “Italove”

DATE:
May 30th, 2016
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Brazilian-born, Miami-raised, Milan-based artist Emmanuelle lands on Soulwax’s Deewee label with her second release, an EP called “L’uomo d’affari / Italove”, which follows last year’s infectious debut single “Free HiFi Internet”. Produced by David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax/2manydjs, the record finds Emmanuelle delivering two Italo-flavored tunes aimed firmly at the dancefloor. Our favorite cut is the EPs B-side “Italove”. It’s totally addictive.

The “L’uomo d’affari / Italove” EP is out now digitally on Deewee. Buy it here.

Gasback:
Emmanuelle: “Free HiFi Internet”

Brooklyn’s Vito & Druzzi, the duo of Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel “Druzzi” Andruzzi, best known for being the drummer and multi-instrumentalist of DFA’s The Rapture, bring some much-needed Brazilian vibes for the summer with a killer edit from their vault that finally sees the light of day! No strangers to deliver flawless, dancefloor-ready edits, Vito & Druzzi have done a great job in reworking 1978’s track “Correio Da Estação Do Brás” by the legendary Brazilian musician Tom Zé. This rework is nothing less than a love letter to the most eccentric, visionary and irreverent member of Brazil’s Tropicália movement. You can now download it for absolutely free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. We love Tom Zé too!

“This edit has been sitting on our hard drive for over 3 years. We included it on a mix we did for Throne Of Blood in the Winter of 2013 and since then friends and DJ’s have asked us about it. We always intended to put this out. Now, it’s finally here,” says Vito & Druzzi. “What can we say about Tom Zé other than, “We love Tom Zé!”? Most anything we could tell you about the man you could either easily look up your self via the Information Super Highway, or experience by immersing your ears in the wonderful sounds of his catalog (which we strongly urge you to do if you haven’t already). If your already familiar with his work hopefully the twist we added brings you a new appreciation and love, and if this is entirely new to you…lucky you!”

Download it for free here.

Gasback:
Hugh Masekela: “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” [Vito & Druzzi Rework]

Factory Floor: “Dial Me In”

DATE:
May 25th, 2016
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London’s Factory Floor, now officially a duo consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey, return to DFA with their second album “25 25”, which follows their hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, the new eight-track record captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups. Today, Factory Floor have shared the album’s lead single “Dial Me In”, which you can stream above.

Speaking of “Dial Me In”, Void says: “Being openly progressive has always been the Factory Floor way, be it via improvisational live shows, early Blast First releases, DFA reworks, or open studio collaborations and residencies. ‘Dial Me In’ was the first track Gabe and I wrote together for this record. At this time we were both exploring new set ups – some unfamiliar gear like modular systems, as well as various machines combined with regular old stuff like my Roland sampler, live drums and effected live vocals.”

The album “25 25” will arrive on August 19th via DFA. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Factory Floor: “How You Say”

Sunday: “Waiting For You”

DATE:
May 24th, 2016
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Miami Horror’s Aaron Shanahan, also known as one half of the psych-pop duo Wunder Wunder alongside bandmate Benjamin Plant, has formed Sunday, a new solo project that draws inspiration from the Californian desert. “In the past year the desert has been calling me. With my ear to the earth, I spent much time listening to something out there that gave me inspiration, creation, direction and birth to Sunday,” he says.

Here, we have Sunday’s superb debut single “Waiting For You”, a wistful beauty that sounds tailor-made for bright sunny days. The single’s b-side cut “That’s Believing” is equally well-crafted with its warm, blissful vibe. Grab both tracks for absolutely free below, and keep your eyes peeled for more magic from Sunday.

Download the tracks “Waiting For You” and “That’s Believing” for free here.

Gasback:
Wunder Wunder: “Wonderful Way”

AIMES: “Take Me” (feat. Javi)

DATE:
May 23rd, 2016
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Brooklyn-based producer Aman Ellis, also known as AIMES, brings some serious summer vibes with his brand-new single “Take”, a feel-good disco jam featuring Javi on vocal duties. Bright and shiny, “Take Me” finds AIMES in fine form, delivering a perfectly crafted tune filled with lush synths, funky guitar licks, and smooth vocals. This isn’t the first time they’ve crossed paths; Vocalist Javi has previously contributed vocals on AIMES 2014’s track “Burnin'”. “Take Me” is the lead single from AIMES’ upcoming five-track EP “Navigue”, which drops on May 30th on Pole Position Records. Grab a free download of “Take Me” below.

Download it here.

Pre-order the “Navigue” EP here.

Gasback:
Cyclist & Maiko: “Sunrise” [AIMES Remix]

Classixx: “Safe Inside” (feat. Passion Pit)

DATE:
May 23rd, 2016
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A few days ago, LA duo Classixx dropped their latest single “I Feel Numb”, featuring vocals from Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel. Now, they’re back with another collaborative track off their upcoming second album “Faraway Reach”. This time the duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David has teamed up with Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos for a feel-good jam called “Safe Inside” of disco-inspired grooves. The album “Faraway Reach”, a buoyant follow-up to their 2013 debut “Hanging Gardens”, drops on June 3 via Innovative Leisure.

Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Classixx: “Just Let Go” (feat. How To Dress Well)

Seb Wildblood: “Seal Of Approval”

DATE:
May 23rd, 2016
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Seb Wildblood, the head of South London’s Church label, has returned with a great new EP called “Jazz Vol​.​1” of three original tracks accompanied by a fine remix from Medlar. True to form, Seb Wildblood delivers the goods with deep, soulful grooves, choice vocal samples, and rolling jazz rhythms. One of our favorite cuts from the EP is “Seal Of Approval”, a classy deep house tune. Blast it above.

The “Jazz Vol​.​1” EP is out now via Church. Buy it here

Gasback:
Seb Wildblood: “Submarine” [Project Pablo Remix]

BADBADNOTGOOD: “Time Moves Slow” (feat. Sam Herring)

DATE:
May 22nd, 2016
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Toronto jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD has a new album on way, called “IV”, which follows last year’s “Sour Soul”, their collaborative album with Ghostface Killah. For the record’s new single “Time Moves Slow”, the three-piece-turned-quartet have teamed up with Future Islands frontman Sam Herring to deliver a silky smooth number with haunting vocals and a timeless feel. BADBADNOTGOOD’s fifth studio album also features guest appearances from the likes of Kaytranada, Colin Stetson, Mick Jenkins, and Charlotte Day Wilson.

The album “IV” drops on July 8 via Innovative Leisure. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
BADBADNOTGOOD: “Kaleidoscope [Kaytranada’s Flip]