CFCF: “Arto”

DATE:
January 13th, 2016
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After dropping two albums, “The Colours Of Life” on 1080p and “Radiance & Submission” on Driftless, last year, prolific Montreal producer Michael Silver, aka CFCF, returns with his debut release for Mark Barrott’s International Feel label. His first offering, a mini-LP called “On Vacation”, will drop on February 19th. According to CFCF, the eight-track record was inspired by “places and spaces, some imaginary, some real.” Our first taste from the forthcoming mini-LP comes in the form of “Arto”, a beauty of a tune. Give it a spin above.

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CFCF: “The Ruined Map”

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CFCF: “The Ruined Map”

DATE:
June 7th, 2015
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It’s been a long time coming, but Montreal’s Michael Silver, aka CFCF, will finally drop his new album “Radiance And Submission”, the follow-up to 2013’s “Outside”, this summer. Adding acoustic guitar to his trademark warm synths and masterful electronic production, CFCF’s eight-track new record is said to “play like a dreamtime paean to ECM and Windham Hill’s catalogs of meditative folk explorations.” Our first taste from that forthcoming album comes in the form of “The Ruined Map”, a beauty of a tune with delicate acoustic guitar and Silver’s harmonized vocals. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

CFCF’s album “Radiance And Submission” will arrive on July 31 on Driftless Recordings. Pre-order here.

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Dan Bodan: “Romeo” [CFCF Bonus Groove Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 December 2014

DATE:
January 10th, 2015
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tunes by the likes of Joakim, Moon Boots, Midland, Idjut Boys, The Swiss, Plastic Plates, Dauwd, amongst others, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of December below.

Top 15 December 2014:
01. Kindness feat. Robyn: “Who Do You Love” [Joakim Remix]
02. Fatima: “R.I.P.” [Moon Boots Bootsleg]
03. Boards Of Canada: “Olson” [Midland Re-Edit]
04. Bryan Ferry: “Avonmore” [Idjut Boys Remix]
05. The Swiss: “Movement IV”
06. Plastic Plates: “Feel The Fire”
07. Dauwd: “Kolido”
08. Museum Of Love: “Who’s Who Of Who Cares” [Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Remix]
09. Jax Jones: “Luv Like This”
10. Dan Bodan: “Romeo” [CFCF Bonus Groove Remix]
11. Tahiti 80: “Coldest Summer” [The Reflex Revision]
12. Lone: “Life Time Loop”
13. Qtier: “Anything Other” [Kiwi Remix]
14. Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]
15. Mculo: “Motor City Day Dreams”

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Top 15 November 2014

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Ghostly Swim 2

DATE:
December 24th, 2014
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Dauwd: “Kolido” [mp3]

Ghostly International and Adult Swim have teamed up for the second installment of their “Ghostly Swim” compilation series. The free-to-download “Ghostly Swim 2” compilation feature contributions by the likes of Dauwd, CFCF, Shigeto, Babe Rainbow, Lord Raja, Anenon, and more. Stream “Kolido”, a superb tune from UK electronic producer Dauwd al-Hilali, aka Dauwd, above and grab the whole thing below.

Download the 12-track “Ghostly Swim 2” compilation for free here.

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Dan Bodan: “Romeo (CFCF Bonus Groove Remix)”

DATE:
November 24th, 2014
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Fresh off the release of his debut album “Soft” on DFA, Canadian-born, Berlin-based electronic pop singer-songwriter Dan Bodan is planning to quickly follow it up with a series of three EPs called “Softy Soft”, featuring alternate versions of the album’s tracks. The first volume has just arrived and it includes a sublime “Bonus Groove” remix of Dan Bodan’s “Romeo” from Montreal’s Michael Silver, aka CFCF. If this one doesn’t chase away those Monday blues, then we don’t know what will. Give it a spin above, and get into the groove.

Update: Download the remix for free here.

The “Softy Soft Vol. 1” is out now digitally via DFA. Buy it here.

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Stream: Dan Bodan: “A Soft Opening”

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CFCF: “Night Bus 3” Mix

DATE:
November 3rd, 2014
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Enter the night bus and take a long ride with the third installment of CFCF’s excellent “Night Bus” mix series. It’s a great ride from start to finish. The 37-minute mix also features CFCF’s new original track “Don’t Worry”, which you grab for free download here.

Download the “Night Bus 3” mix here.

[full tracklisting on reactions]

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CFCF: “Prisma”

DATE:
September 5th, 2014
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Lifted from Driftless Recordings’ first compilation “Driftless Ambient 1”, a collection of ambient pieces, Montreal’s Michael Silver, aka CFCF, new track “Prisma” filled with ambient piano chords and ethereal synths is truly a thing of beauty.

“Driftless Ambient 1” will arrive on September 23th via Driftless.

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Joakim: “On The Beach (CFCF Remix)”

DATE:
April 2nd, 2014
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We’ve already heard Joakim’s superb cover of Neil Young’s 1974 track “On The Beach”, the first taste from his forthcoming new album “Tropics Of Love”, and now the track has been given a blissed-out makeover by Montreal electronic producer Mike Silver, aka CFCF. On his splendid remix, CFCF transforms “On The Beach” into something more breezy and warm. We’ll surely be craving for more of these sun-soaked Balearic vibes in the coming months. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

The “On The Beach” EP, which also features remixes by Principles Of Geometry, and Joakim himself, is out now via Because Music. Get it here. The “Tropics Of Love” LP will drop on May 26th.

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Joakim: “On The Beach”

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March 20th, 2014
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Great news! French maestro and Tigersushi boss Joakim has a new album on the way and we couldn’t be more excited. Entitled “Tropics Of Love”, the new record comes nearly three years after his last album “Nothing Gold” dropped, and will be released on May 26th via Because Music. Before then, you can now download the album’s first single, “On The Beach”, a superb cover of one of his favorite songs by Neil Young.

In his own words: “When i first heard that song, i felt like i could have or should have written it. The lyrics are so dark and beautiful, they relate to the slightly autistic part that a lot of artists are hiding and the artist condition in general. But I’m no Neil Young when it comes to song-writing, so instead of trying to write something as good, I decided to make a cover, twist that blues tune and turn it into something completely different and (much to my surprise) even darker, to the point where most people don’t even recognize the original song.”

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The “On The Beach” EP will drop on March 31 via Because Music, backed with remixes by CFCF, Principles Of Geometry, and Joakim himself.

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CFCF: “Beyond Light” Video

DATE:
October 11th, 2013
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Montreal producer CFCF, aka Mike Silver, has unveiled this hypnotic, trippy video for “Beyond Light”, the second single from his upcoming new album “Outside”. The follow-up to 2009’s excellent debut LP “Continent” will arrive on October 21 via Paper Bag Records/Dummy.

Directed by Derrick Belcham and Ruby Kato Attwood.

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