Andras & Oscar: “Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Dub)”

September 23rd, 2015

Our good friends over at Amsterdam-based label Dopeness Galore has offered this sublime tune as a free download, exclusively for our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. The track finds two of Melbourne’s finest house names come together for an absolute beauty of a tune. The prolific producer Tornado Wallace delivers a breezy six-plus-minute dub version of András & Oscar‘s “Looking Back”, a track from last year’s excellent “Café Romantica” LP. Needless to say, this one has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. Tornado Wallace’s dub version of “Looking Back” is taken from the duo’s recent “(I Know) What You Want” 12”, out now via Dopeness Galore/Chapter Music.

The compilation Vol. 5 features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Let’s make it a summer to remember!

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5

September 18th, 2015

[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Yeah, it’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with our annual “Late Summer” compilation. The fifth edition is finally here, featuring 16 tracks from some of our favorite artists and talented newcomers. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 takes you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year. While at the same time, we’re trying to bring you a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Let’s make it a summer to remember.

As usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks, as well as much-loved gems 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 for making it happen. Stream and download the whole thing below. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5 here for the price of an email.


01. HNNY – Solsidan

What a better way to open our new compilation than with one of our favorite tunes of the year so far from Swedish house producer Johan Cederberg, aka HNNY. Effortlessly smooth and mellow, “Solsidan” is an absolute gem of a tune filled with looped-up vocals and sun-kissed summertime grooves. Taken from his second “Solsidan/Alby” EP for the ever-impressive New York-based label Let’s Play House, it’s now yours for absolutely free.

02. Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Dub)

What a tune! This one feels like an absolute Melbourne affair and it has been on repeat mode all summer. We’re so excited to feature on our compilation a sublime track that finds two of Melbourne’s finest house names come together. Tornado Wallace delivers a perfectly crafted dub version of András & Oscar‘s “Café Romantica” standout “Looking Back”. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Amsterdam imprint Dopeness Galore and Australian label Chapter Music.

03. Woolfy Vs. Projections – Josephine

Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have soundtracked many of our rides with their superb cover of The Smiths’ classic “Ask”, which was featured on last year’s compilation. Fresh off the release of their third album “Stations” on Permanent Vacation, it feels so good to have them on board once again. This time with a stunning, sun-drenched cover of Chris Rea’s “Josephine” filled with cosmic disco goodness. Specially made for our compilation Vol.5.

04. Du Tonc – Rise (Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub)

Good things comes for those who wait. London’s disco maestro Mighty Mouse revisits the track “Rise” by everyone’s favorite Du Tonc, his collaborative project with Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), for a special “Discolife” dub version. In true Mighty Mouse fashion, this groove-filled tune will light up any dancefloor. His first ever remix on a Du Tonc track is now yours for free. Rise up!

05. The Juan MacLean – Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)

It always feels good driving around with The Juan MacLean, the duo of John MacLean and Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame). Even better, with a new remix for their track “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, which also comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA Records. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa has transformed “Here I Am” into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it.

06. Lauer – Oramorph

Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping “Borndom”, one of our favorite records of the year, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant track “Oramorph”, specially made for our compilation. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

07. Daniel.T. – Boy

Let’s take a late summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with Los Angeles-based producer/DJ and avid vinyl collector Daniel.T., also known as one half of Cosmic Kids. His instrumental cover version of Book of Love’s “Boy” is yet another fine example of his colorful sound. The track was featured as a digital bonus track on his excellent debut mini-LP “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. West coast vibes all round.

08. Ольга Чиповская – Сафари (This Soft Machine Edit)

Tim Sullivan, what a guy! Having already impressed us with his recent debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings, Australian producer/DJ has contributed to our compilation his first ever edit under his This Soft Machine moniker. As expected, This Soft Machine delivers the goods, a killer rework of Olga Chipovskaya’s ’80s electro track “Safari” with infectious grooves for your next exercises on the dancefloor!

09. Cameo Culture – Told You So

Colorful chill-out grooves, lush horns, and tropical-tinged percussions. Brooklyn-based producer/DJ Dave Robertson, better known as Cameo Culture, brings some serious summer vibes with his track “Told You So”, our favorite cut from his recent debut album “Burning Bright” on Wolf + Lamb Records. A perfect tune for your next sunset ride.

10. NO ZU – Ui Yia Uia (Bonus Beat with Maria Minerva)

More heat beat goodness coming to you direct from NO ZU. While their new single “Ui Yia Uia”, a slow boogie groover, is getting plenty of spins, the Melbourne heat beat collective delivers a “bonus beat” version of the track, specially made for our compilation. It’s an infectious clarinet and sax-filled jam that features vocals from Los Angeles-based musician Maria Minerva. “Ui Yia Uia” is the first taste from NO ZU’s forthcoming new album “Afterlife”, which is expected to arrive early next year via Chapter Music.

11. In Flagranti – As Fast As I Can

Get your fill of sleazy vintage disco with “As Fast As I Can”, a classy tune from In Flagranti, our beloved Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor. Released earlier this year via their own Codek imprint, this track is exactly what you’d expect from In Flagranti and arguably one of the pair’s finest tunes we’ve heard in a while.

12. Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine (Cooper Saver Remix)

We’re big fans of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning, so we’re delighted to include on our compilation a previously unreleased remix of “Friends Of Mine”. Taken from his recent debut album “Turns”, the track gets the remix treatment by LA producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. He infuses “Friends Of Mine” with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love?

13. Knightlife – Haus Angeles

Absolute fire from Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife. For our compilation, Knightlife has reworked The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House”, turning it into a house floor-filler. Inspired by the L.A. leg of the last tour he did with Cut Copy, the “Haus Angeles” edit is a banger of a tune. Play it loud!

14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Klaves Edit)

Get into the groove with this exclusive disco edit from Polish wunderkind Mikolaj Gramowski, better known as Klaves, who last graced us with his killer double-A-side single “People” b/w “Oh No” on PMR Beat Club. The multi-talented producer works his magic on McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, delivering a dancefloor-ready edit full of infectious grooves.

15. Navid Izadi – Messin (feat. Angelica Bess from Body Language)

Multi-talented San Francisco-based artist Navid Izadi brings some serious heat with his newest track “Messin”. Channeling the vibes of uplifting, ’80s Latin freestyle, Navid Izadi delivers an addictive club tune featuring vocals from Body Language’s Angelica Bess. With its lush synth pads, housey piano keys and soulful boy/girl vocals, “Messin” is just about as infectious as it gets. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Wolf + Lamb Records.

16. Homework – Yakushima Dreams

Filled with mellow grooves and gentle piano stabs, “Yakushima Dreams” finds Homework, the dynamic Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, capturing the sun-drenched warmth of summertime deep house. Taken from their recent “Palindrome 1” EP on Let’s Play House white-label series, “Yakushima Dreams” is a farewell letter to the end of the summer.

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Oscar Key Sung: “Brush” Video

July 15th, 2015

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Oscar Key Sung, also known as one half of house duo Andras & Oscar, has shared this cool video for his infectious R&B-infused tune “Brush”, featuring dancers Shanya and Matt. The track is taken from his six-track “Altruism”, which was released back in May on Warner. Get it here.

Directed by Oscar Key Sung and Banoffee.

Oscar Key Sung: “Skip”

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András & Oscar: “(I Know) What You Want”

June 29th, 2015

Ahead of their upcoming European tour this summer, András & Oscar, the duo of Melbourne’s artists and close friends Andy Wilson, aka András, and Oscar Key Sung, have shared a deep and warm new single called “(I Know) What You Want”. It’s a “smoothly urgent house plea, with Oscar’s yearning vocals soothed by Andras’ warm, light-footed production.” The track marks the pair’s first original material since last year’s excellent “Café Romantica” LP on Chapter Music/Dopeness Galore.

The “(I Know) What You Want” 12”, which is limited to 500 copies, will arrive on July 30th via Dopeness Galore Records. It also features two remixes of the duo’s previous single “Looking Back” by Tornado Wallace and Zanzibar Chanel. Pre-order your copy here.

Andras & Oscar: “Everytime I Go”

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An Edit To Remember #86

January 25th, 2015

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Andras Fox: “Workout”

For the next installment of our “An Edit To Remember” series we revisit this deliciously disco re-edit “Workout” from prolific Melbourne-based producer/DJ Andy Wilson, aka Andras Fox, who also operates as one half of house duo Andras & Oscar. This edit was originally released as a limited 7” back in 2012. Ride with us.

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Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart (Documentary Short Film)

November 21st, 2014

To accompany the release of their excellent 19-track “Oceans Apart” compilation, their tribute to the Melbourne dance scene, Cut Copy have dropped this cool 12-minute documentary, featuring some of the artists from the compilation. This short documentary explores “the backgrounds, lives and thoughts of some of the unique artists involved, in the hope of painting a broader picture of what Melbourne’s current scene is about,” explains Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford. Watch it above, and make sure to check out another track from the compilation called “Brenda” by Ara Koufax, the new project from Sam Gill and Luke Neher (of Naysayer & Gilsun fame).

Directed by Thomas Pollard.

The “Oceans Apart” compilation is out now digitally via Cut Copy’s own label Cutters Records. Two limited-edition vinyl samplers from “Oceans Apart” are also available for purchase here.

Stream: NO ZU: “Raw Vis Vision”

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Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart

October 8th, 2014

Cut Copy have curated an all-Melbourne dance music compilation called “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart”, a 19-track snapshot of their hometown’s thriving underground dance music scene and club culture mixed by the band themselves. “We’ve always found deep inspiration in the music of our home city. It’s where Cut Copy started, as just one band in a potent community of unique and likeminded artists. But it also continues to inspire and surprise us, with great new music constantly bubbling to the surface,” says Cut Copy’s frontman, Dan Whitford. Our first taste from that forthcoming compilation is “Raw Vis Vision”, a brand-new track from NO ZU. “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart” will drop on November 11th via the band’s imprint Cutters Records.

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart tracklist:
01. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
02. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
03. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
04. Statue – Statue Theme
05. Turkish Prison – Overboard
06. Ara Koufax – Brenda
07. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
08. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
09. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

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Andras & Oscar: “Looking Back” Video

September 29th, 2014

We just can’t get enough of Andras & Oscar’s smooth house tunes. While their soulful track “Everytime I Go” is still on repeat on our car stereo, the duo of Melbourne’s artists and close friends Andy Wilson, aka Andras Fox, and Oscar S. Thorn, aka Oscar Key Sung, have dropped this one-shot video for their superb second single “Looking Back”, taken from their upcoming new LP “Café Romantica”. This clip features lots of friends, some nice dance moves and animals. According to Andras Fox, the video is a “direct homage to one of my favourite Australian bands, The Reels, and their incredible clip for ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’.”

Andras & Oscar’s new album “Café Romantica”, the follow-up to last year’s mini-LP “Embassy Café”, will land on October 17th via Chapter Music/Dopeness Galore. You can pre-order your copy here.

Art by A.r.t. Wilson.

Stream: Andras & Oscar: “Everytime I Go”

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