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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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 June 2013

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July 5th, 2013
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[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

DATE:
June 11th, 2013
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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.

Tracklisting:
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”

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June 5th, 2013
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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

DATE:
January 8th, 2013
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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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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 40 Downloaded Tracks of 2012

DATE:
December 28th, 2012
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[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!

01. Breakbot: “Programme”
02. Perseus: “Seychelles”
03. Chromatics: “Kill For Love”
04. Lindstrøm: “Rà-àkõ-st” [Todd Terje Extended Edit]
05. Poolside: “Slow Down”
06. Moon Boots: “Sugar”
07. Lana Del Rey: “Blue Jeans” [Moonlight Matters Remix]
08. Sébastien Tellier: “Cochon Ville” [The Magician Remix]
09. John Talabot & Pional: “Braves”
10. Gossip: “Move In The Right Direction” [Classixx Remix]

11. Jessie Ware: “Night Light” [Perseus Remix]
12. Bloc Party: “Octopus” [RAC Remix]
13. Goldroom: “Fifteen” [feat. Chela]
14. Little Boots: “Every Night I Say A Prayer” [Tensnake Remix]
15. Erika Spring: “Happy At Your Gate” [Aeroplane Remix]
16. Van She: “Jamaica” [Plastic Plates Remix]
17. Bon Iver: “Towers” [Slow Hands Cover]
18. Santigold: “The Keepers” [Duke Dumont Remix]
19. Jonas Rathsman: “Since I Don’t Have You”
20. Giselle: “Silk” [Cosmic Kids Remix]

21. Cat Power: “Cherokee” [Nicolas Jaar Remix]
22. Miike Snow: “The Wave” [Flight Facilities Mix]
23. Ladyhawke: “Sunday Drive” [Gigamesh Remix]
24. Aeroplane: “Caramellas” [Joakim Dub]
25. RAC: “Hollywood” [feat. Penguin Prison]
26. The Rapture: “In The Grace Of Your Love’ [Pional Remix]
27. Gypsy & The Cat: “Bloom”
28. Jupiter: “One O Six” [A.N.D.Y. Remix]
29. PillowTalk: “Sunny”
30. Tame Impala: “Apocalypse Dreams”

31. Todd Terje: “Swing Star Pt. 1″
32. Van She: “Idea Of Happiness” [SebastiAn Remix]
33. Isaac Tichauer: “Doing What I Got”
34. Bondax: “Baby I Got That” [Justin Martin’s Endless Summer Remix]
35. Julio Bashmore: “Troglodytes”
36. Tycho: “A Walk” [Kolombo Remix]
37. Simian Mobile Disco: “Seraphim”
38. Twin Shadow: “Five Seconds”
39. Midnight Magic: “Same Way I Feel”
40. Purity Ring: “Obedear”

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Chromatics: “Ceremony (New Order Cover)”

DATE:
December 6th, 2012
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Chromatics: “Ceremony” [New Order Cover] [mp3]

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.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 November 2012

DATE:
December 3rd, 2012
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the whole list below, and relive the magic of November’s most popular mpFree’s. This is your Top 15 chart. Get pumped up!

01. Chromatics: “Cherry”
02. Rhye: “The Fall” [Maurice Fulton Alt Mix]
03. How To Dress Well: “& It Was U” [Pional Rework]
04. Lindstrøm: “Vōs-Sākō-Rv” [Vocal Edit]
05. Isaac Tichauer: “I Forgive You”
06. Laid Back: “Fly Away” [Poolside Edit]
07. Ultraista: “Gold Dayzz” [Maribou State Remix]
08. Inc.: “5 Days”
09. Panama: “All Over The World”
10. Duke Dumont: “Reclamation Of Trance”
11. Passion Pit: “Take A Walk” [Classixx Remix]
12. BenZel & Jessie Ware: “If You Love Me”
13. Fleetwood Mac: “Never Going Back” [Cosmic Kids Edit]
14. The Miracles Club: “U&Me” [Nile Delta Remix]
15. Atlas Genius: “Back Seat” [Goldroom Remix]

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Johnny Jewel: “Black & White” Mixtape

DATE:
December 3rd, 2012
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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.

Tracklist:
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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mpFree: Chromatics: “Cherry”

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