Chromatics unveil new album “Dear Tommy”

December 5th, 2014

Great news! Seemingly out of nowhere, Portland synth-pop outfit Chromatics have announced a new full-length record called “Dear Tommy”, the follow-up to 2012′s much-loved album “Kill For Love”. The 17-track new album will arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day” through Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better imprint. It will also include the tracks “Cherry” and “Camera”, taken from last year’s “After Dark 2″ compilation. Check the tracklist below, and make sure to download the instrumental version of “Camera” for free.

01. Fresh Blood
02. In Films
03. Time Rider
04. I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around
05. Cherry
06. She Says
07. Just Like You
08. 4 A.M.
09. Teacher
10. Camera
11. Dear Tommy
12. Touch Blue
13. After Hours
14. Shadows
15. In Silence
16. Colorblind
17. Endless Sleep

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mpFree: Chromatics: “Cherry”
mpFree: Chromatics: “Kill For Love”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 November 2014

December 1st, 2014

[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

La.Ga.Sta.’s monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks has arrived and it features some great freebies by the likes of Moon Boots, Les Sins, the dance project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, Leo Zero, Chromatics, Bicep, Maceo Plex, YACHT, Zimmer, Homework, and more. As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 15 November:
01. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
02. Moon Boots: “There’s No Love”
03. Les Sins: “Talk About”
04. Chromatics: “At Your Door” [8-Track Demo Version]
05. Bicep & Hammer: “I Believe”
06. Mylo: “Drop The Pressure” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]
07. YACHT: “Terminal Beach”
08. Wunder Wunder: “Midnight Hours” [Zimmer Remix]
09. Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”
10. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
11. Figgy: “You Were Mine” [Daniel.T. Remix]
12. Metronomy: “The Look” [Hemingway’s Balearic Reprise]
13. Jonjo Jury: “If You Break It”
14. WooHoo: “Low Down (Son Of A Gun)”
15. Edit Service 46: The Mansisters

Top 15 October 2014

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Chromatics: “Shadow” (8-Track Version)

November 19th, 2014

For the past few weeks, Italians Do It Better’s mastermind Johnny Jewel has shared a ton of rarities and unreleased cuts from his vault and the goodies keep on coming with this eight-track version of Chromatics’ “Shadow”. Twin Peaks vibes. It’s now yours for free! Update: Download another unreleased track from Chromatics called “White Light” below.

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mpFree: Chromatics: “At Your Door” [8-Track Demo Version]

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Chromatics: “At Your Door (8-Track Demo Version)”

November 10th, 2014

Italians Do It Better’s boss Johnny Jewel was in a generous mood last week, as he gave away a ton of previously unreleased tracks, covers and rarities through his Soundcloud account, including this beautiful eight-track version of “At Your Door”, taken from 2012′s LP “Kill For Love”, and a cover of “Blue Moon”. Grab both tracks for free below, and drive slow.

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mpFree: Chromatics: “Red Car”

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The Chromatics/Glass Candy mastermind and co-founder of the Italians Do It Better label Johnny Jewel gives us another reason to drive with this great instrumental version of Chromatics’ epic track “These Streets Will Never Look The Same”, from last year’s excellent LP, “Kill For Love”. It’s yours for free.

Grab your keys, it’s time to take a long ride. Fill it up!

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mpFree: Chromatics: “Red Car”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 June 2013

July 5th, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

It’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of June’s most popular mpFrees.

As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Ride and enjoy!

Top 15 June 2013:
01. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” [Breakbot Remix]
02. The Swiss: “Connect”
03. Poolside: “If We Make It”
04. Joywave feat. Kopps: “Tongues” [RAC Mix]
05. John Talabot feat. Pional: “Destiny” [Dubtool Version]
06. Kölsch: “Goldfisch”
07. Movement: “Feel Real” [Morgan Geist Remix]
08. jj: “Fågelsången”
09. Night Drive: “Drones” [Bit Funk Remix]
10. Du Tonc: “Rise”
11. Blackstreet: “No Diggity” [Bondax Edit]
12. Chromatics: “Red Car”
13. Rebeka: “Melancholia” [Kamp! Remix]
14. Lorde: “Love Club” [L D R U Remix]
15. I:Cube: “in Alpha” [Alan Braxe Remix]

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Download: After Dark 2

June 11th, 2013

Last month, Italians Do It Better finally dropped their superb “After Dark 2″ compilation that has been on repeat in our car stereo. Now, Chromatics/Glass Candy mastermind Johnny Jewel has been kind enough to offer a free download of “After Dark 2″ as a long single track. Grab it below.

01. Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
02. Desire – Tears From Heaven
03. Mirage – Let’s Kiss
04. Appaloosa – Fill The Blanks
05. Chromatics – Looking For Love
06. Symmetry – Heart Of Darkness
07. Chromatics – Camera
08. Twisted Wires – Half Lives
09. Glass Candy – The Possessed
10. Chromatics- Cherry
11. Glass Candy – Beautiful Object
12. Farah – Into Eternity
13. Appaloosa – Intimate
14. Mike Simonetti – The Magician
15. Glass Candy – Redheads Feel More Pain

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In case you missed it, watch the video for Appaloosa’s “Intimate”, directed by Torsten Römer, below. It features paintings by German artist Alexandra Vogt.

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Chromatics: “Red Car”

June 5th, 2013

Take a late-night ride with Chromatics’ vocoder-heavy jam “Red Car”. We’ve first heard it on the band’s “Running From The Sun” mixape back in November, a mix with unreleased material from the sessions for last year’s superb double album “Kill For Love”.

“Red Car” is the their contribution to Scion’s 10-track free compilation that mark its 10-year anniversary. The compilation also features a great new track from our favorite L.A. duo Poolside. Grab Chromatics’ track for free below, and drive slow.

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Chicago-based electronic producer Visione, formerly known as Drew Id, puts his spin on Chromatics’ “Tick Of The Clock”, which was included in Drive’s awesome soundtrack. It’s dark, driving, and hypnotic. Just perfect for a night drive on a lost highway. You can download “The Stroke Of Midnight” remix of “Tick Of The Clock” for free below. Thanks for sharing Johnny Jewel.

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La.Ga.Sta.: Best of 2012

January 8th, 2013

Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis

Here we go. It may be the first days of the New Year, but we’re still listening to our favorite albums, tracks, remixes and EPs of 2012. It was certainly an amazing year for us during which we started our radio show “OFF The Road”, we shared with you some exclusive La.Ga.Sta. mixes by Duke Dumont, Beni, Pharao Black Magic, and we dropped our free 14-track “Late Summer Compilation 2012″ with lots of fresh tunes, already downloaded by more than 20.000 vroomers! Many thanks for your support.
Today, La.Ga.Sta.’s pit stop crew finally bring you the Best of 2012 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EPs, videos, and more). As usual, those lists are based on what we most frequently played on our car stereo. Check out the lists below in no particular order.
This is the 2012 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroom!

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2012:

John Talabot – fIN
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
Poolside – Pacific Standard Time
Flume – Flume
Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind
Para One – Passion
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Grimes – Visions
Beach House – Bloom
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Lindstrøm – Smalhans
The xx – Coexist
Sébastien Tellier – My God Is Blue
Tomas Barfod – Salton Sea
Twin Shadow – Confess
Moullinex – Flora
Lauer – Phillips

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Tracks Of 2012:

Duke Dumont – The Giver
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Pachanga Boys – Time
Julio Bashmore: “Au Seve”
John Talabot: “So Will Be Now…” (feat. Pional)
Major Lazer: “Get Free” (feat. Amber Coffman)
Moon Boots: “Got Somebody”
Bicep: “Vision Of Love”
Baio: “Sunburn Modern”
Grimes: “Oblivion”
Paradis: “Hémisphère”
Flight Facilities: “Clair De Lune” (feat. Christine Hoberg)
Hot Natured & Ali Love: “Benediction”
Maxxi Soundsystem: “Regrets We Have No Use For” (feat. Name One)
Waze & Odyssey: “Love That Burns (Hot Enough)”
Jonas Rathsman: “Since I Don’t Have You”
Isaac Tichauer: “Doing What I Got”
NSFW: “Let U Go”
Idjut Boys: “One For Kenny”
Chris Malinchak: “So Good To Me”

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Top 20 Remixes of 2012:

Jessie Ware: “Running” [Disclosure Remix]
Joakim: “Nothing Gold” [Todd Terje Remix]
Lauer: “Trainman” [Tensnake "Franceman" Remix]
Alpine: “Hands” [Goldroom Remix]
Breakbot: “One Out Of Two” [Oliver Remix]
Kindness: “Gee Up” [Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework]
Cameo Culture: “Parts Of You And I” [Slow Hands Remix]
Flight Facilities: “With You” feat. Grovesnor [David August Remix]
Chairlift: “I Belong In Your Arms” [John Talabot & Pional 6.15 AMix]
Philosophy of Sound: “Freedom, What For?” [A.N.D.Y. Remix]
Kraver: “Supermoon” [NSFW Remix]
Mario Basanov: “We Are Child Of Love” [The Mekanism Remix]
Ry & Frank Wiedemann: “Howling” [Âme Remix]
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: “Tapes & Money” [Casino Times Remix]
Rolla Scape: “Love and Time” [Acid Washed Remix]
Trujillo: “You Keep Me” [Cosmic Kids Remix]
Canyons: “When I See You Again” [Duke Dumont Rain On Kilimanjaro Mix]
Stuck In The Sound: “Brother” [Yuksek Remix]
His Majesty Andre: “Hymn” [Mickey Remix]
Marcos Cabral: “Sweet & Sour” [Jeremy Glenn Remix]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 EPs of 2012:

Todd Terje – It’s The Arps
Disclosure – The Face
Duke Dumont – For Club Play Only Pt.1
Bicep – Visions Of Love
Baio – Sunburn
Benoit & Sergio – New Ships
Rolla Scape – Remix EP
Mercury – Candlelight
Cameo Culture – Night Swimming
Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
Panama – It’s Not Over
Plastic Plates – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
Softwar – This Time Around
Citizen – Room Service
Surahn – Surahn
Roosevelt – Sea
Gigamesh – All My Life
Ben Browning – Lover Motion
The Dead Rose Music Company – Four Songs
Tropics – Popup Cinema

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Label of 2012
French Express

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Edits of 2012
Only Children: “Falling”/”Whatever Makes U”

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Cover of 2012:
Metronomy: “Corinne” [Benoit & Sergio Cover]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Tapes of 2012:
Zimmer Tapes

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Compilation of 2012:
Future Classic DJs Compilation

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Videos of 2012:

Major Lazer: “Get Free”
Directed by SoMe

M.I.A.: “Bad Girls”
Directed by Romain Gavras

The Aikiu: “Pieces Of Gold”
Directed by Panteros, Myd & Boston Bun

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