DATE: July 12th, 2013
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!
DATE: 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!
DATE: 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
DATE: 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.
DATE: March 28th, 2013
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.
DATE: 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
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
DATE: December 28th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
Once more during this year we have been sharing with you tons of free music, and today we’re really excited to reveal La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 40 most downloaded tracks of 2012. This is a chart compiled by our readers, who by the way have great taste. We couldn’t agree more. Breakbot’s “Programme” is top of the list, followed closely by Perseus’ “Seychelles” and Chromatics’ “Kill For Love”. Of course there is more to this list. Who can drive passed beloved artists such as Todd Terje, John Talabot, Poolside, The Magician, Classixx, Moon Boots, among others, or tracks like Slow Hands’ cover of Bon Iver’s “Towers” and Pional’s remix of The Rapture’s “In The Grace Of Your Love”.
It’s been an amazing year vroomers, and this is the list that proves it. Here’s your chance to revisit 2012′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up (once again) and stay gas all the way to 2013. Enjoy!
We first heard it in Johnny Jewel’s amazing “Black & White” mixtape for autumn, and now you can download Chromatics’ beautiful, slow-burning cover of New Order’s classsic “Ceremony” for free. It features Ida No of Glass Candy on lead guitar.
DATE: December 3rd, 2012
Here’s a superb new mixtape for autumn from Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel of Italians Do It Better. It also includes Chromatics and Glass Candy covering New Order’s “Ceremony”. “It’s the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White. Everything is buried by the snow…Perfect weather for locking yourself in the studio with a synthesizer & your favorite records…I put together a collage of songs that, for one reason or another…always remind me of Autumn”, he says. You can grab it below.
01. Zazou Bikaye Cy1 – Lamuka (Johnny Jewel Edit)
02. Symmetry – The Fading Faces
03. Xeno & Oaklander – Nuit
04. John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – The President Is Gone
05. Desire – Dans Mes Reves (Test Pressing)
06. Twisted Wires – One Night At The Raw Deal 12″
07. Chromatics feat. Ida No On Lead Guitar – Ceremony (16 Track Demo)
08. Glass Candy – Stars and Houses (Feeling Without Touching 12″)
09. Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun yo Compute (Symmetry Edit)
10. His Name Is Alive – Home Is In Your Head
11. Bill Conti – Alone in the Ring
12. His Name Is Alive – As We Could Ever
13. Blonde Redhead – Boy Girl
14. Nico – Afraid
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