Poolside: “I Feel High” (feat. Ben Browning)

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February 13th, 2020
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LA’s Poolside first album in three years is finally here, and it’s definitely worth the wait. Entitled “Low Season”, the eight-track record has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now. The album, which follows 2017’s second LP “Heat”, marks the first Poolside album to be wholly helmed by producer/guitarist/DJ/vocalist Jeffrey Paradise.

Epic in aspiration yet intimate at its heart, the album is filled with sun-drenched synth pop, tidal rhythms, immersive electronics, tactile psychedelia, hazy house and pure daytime disco vibes. “‘Low Season’ is an album that is sonically and lyrically akin to traveling to someplace tropical then finding the beaches empty and the weather uncertain,” says Paradise.

Here, we have for you the track “I Feel High”, featuring Cut Copy’s Ben Browning on vocals, one of the record’s many highlights. Below, you can watch the video for the single “Around The Sun”, featuring shimmering vocals from Los Angeles-based psych outfit Amo Amo, which was directed by Bill Heffley.

The album “Low Season” is out now out on Pacific Standard Records. Buy it here.

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Poolside: “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’ (feat. Panama)”

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Riders! This is 2019’s first premiere and we’re so excited about it! Our beloved Australian songwriter/producer Ben Browning, best known as the bassist fo relectro-pop outfit Cut Copy, dropped his sophomore LP “Even Though” last summer. The self-produced 12-track record, which follows his superb 2015 debut LP “Turns”, continues Ben Browning’s reign as purveyor of ’70s-era dream pop anthems. Speaking of the album, Cut Copy’s band member says: “After listening to this record I hope people feel like they’ve gone on a smooth psychedelic journey through a colorful musical world.”

Here, we have for you Colorado’s favorite Falcon Punch’s great remix of “We Can Built This City”, one of the standout tracks from the album. On his remix, Falcon Punch drives the track into a groovy tropical disco bliss, offering to the funky slap bass line, alongside with a burst of bright guitar riffs, a distinguishing, and captivating at the same time, role. With a strong beat and shimmering electronics synths sparkling all over, this track is refreshing and breezy. Carried away by the ethereal vocals as you try to find your love, “You Can Build The City on your own”. Play it loud, exclusively on LaGaSta.

Ben Browning’s album “Even Though” is out now via Yellow Year Records. Get it here.

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VIDEODROME

DATE:
September 16th, 2018
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#VIDEODROME, here we go! The first edition of Videodrome brings our favorite videos from the past few days: 1) Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s new video for “People in the Centre of the City”, which was shot in the city of London, 2) Sydney’s Retiree beautifully shot video for “Another Day”, the final clip of their singles trilogy ahead of their debut album “House Or Home”, 3) New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma animated clip for “Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)”,4) Myd’s fun video for his funky jam “Muchas”, featuring Cola Boyy, and 5) Cut Copy’s Ben Browning for “Even Though”. Watch them all below.

Directed by Gwenaëlle Trannoy

Directed by Joey Knox

Animation by Joseph Brennan

Directed by Alice Moitié

Directed by Christopher Hill & Ben Browning

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Ben Browning: “Sunshine Baby”

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May 12th, 2018
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Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning is back with his summery new single “Sunshine Baby”, featuring fellow Australian artist Woodes. Full of sun-kissed vibes, the track is the fist taste from Ben Browning’s upcoming sophomore solo album “Even Though”. It also marks Ben’s first collaborative single, written as a homage to Italo disco and Takahashi from Yellow Magic Orchestra. “I kept hearing the song in my head as a duet and eventually I added the nu-romantic vocal to tell this story of new love,” he says.

Set to drop on June 22 via Yellow Year Records, the 12-track album “Even Though”, which follows his 2015 debut LP “Turns”, is a retrospective of Ben’s journey as a musician; from playing in high school and college bands to Cut Copy, to moving to the States from Australia.

Pre-order it here.

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine”

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

DATE:
September 18th, 2015
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[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.

Tracklist:

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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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine (Cooper Saver Remix)”

DATE:
September 15th, 2015
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Is it Friday already? So excited for our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5, which will drop on September 18th as a free download. After sharing Klaves’ superb disco edit of McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” last week, today we’re delighted to bring you a second taste from our upcoming compilation. And it’s yet another exclusive track.

Get your ears wrapped around this unreleased remix of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning much loved single “Friends Of Mine” by Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. On his remix, Cooper Saver infuses Ben Browning’s track with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love? The original track is taken from Ben Browning’s recent debut album “Turns”, out now via Yellow Year Records.

As per usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks from some of our favorite producers, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more news on the release of our upcoming compilation.

UPDATE: Download our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 for free here.

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine (Wild & Free Remix)”

DATE:
July 24th, 2015
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We’ve already heard and saw the video of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning newest single “Friends Of Mine”, a disco-infused synth pop tune taken from his superb debut solo album “Turns”. Now, we’ve got our hands on a new version of the track from Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, who spins the tune into much blissed-out territory with an array of synth melodies and laid-back, sunny grooves. It’s a well-suited remix for a summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

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Ben Browning: “Make It Easy”

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine” Video

DATE:
June 30th, 2015
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Fresh off the release of his debut solo album “Turns”, Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has shared a cool new video for his disco-infused catchy pop track “Friends Of Mine”, one of the record’s many highlights. Filmed in a six-room, 500-square-foot 1920s beach bungalow, the clip features a guest appearance from “Girls” actor Alex Karpovsky. Watch it above, and stream the album in its entirety here.

Directed by Trouble Hands.

Ben Browning’s album “Turns” is out now via Yellow Year Records. Get it here.

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Ben Browning: “Make It Easy”

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine”

DATE:
May 21st, 2015
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It always feels good when a new track from Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning comes to our station. After dropping his self-directed video for his catchy single “Make It Easy” just a few days ago, Cut Copy’s bassist is already back with his brilliant second single from his upcoming debut album “Turns”. Entitled “Friends Of Mine”, it finds Ben Browning delivering a disco-infused pop tune full of bright synth melodies, upbeat energy and sun-soaked vibes that’s totally irresistible. It only takes one listen to get it stuck in your head. Needless to say, it’s already on repeat. Roll on summer!

Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” arrives on June 16th via Yellow Year Records.
Pre-order here.

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Ben Browning: “I Can’t Stay”

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Ben Browning: “Make It Easy” Video

DATE:
May 11th, 2015
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We’ve already heard “Make It Easy”, the bright and catchy first single from his upcoming debut solo album “Turns”, and now Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has shared the video for the track, which was directed by the man himself. Shot in Melbourne, the clip shows Ben Browning biking through the nocturnal streets of his hometown. Check it out.

Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” will drop on June 16th on Yellow Year Records. Pre-order it here.

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Ben Browning: “I Can’t Stay”

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