Mt. Si: “Either / Or”

DATE:
January 19th, 2016
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Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx’s Michael David, first caught our ear last year with their soothing tracks “Oh” and “True”. They’re now gearing up for the release of their debut EP on Cascine. Entitled “Limits”, the record consists of four well-crafted tracks, dazzling examples of electronic pop at its most fluid and stylish. Take a slow ride with Mt. Si’s beautiful new single “Either / Or”.

“We’re all friends who originally got together to work on songs for the first Classixx album,” explained Jesse Kivel. “Mike and I wrote a track that I was supposed to sing, but Sarah came in and stole the show. From there we realized that we had good chemistry as a trio, writing and producing in a subtle, refined way. We’ve been slowly chipping away at songs for almost four years now. A relaxed and loose approach to the project, never settling until we have a great track has been one of the guiding principles.”

The “Limits” EP drops on February 5th on Cascine. Pre-order it here.

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Classixx: “”Whatever I Want” (feat. T-Pain)

DATE:
November 12th, 2015
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Back in August, Classixx, the Los Angeles-based duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David, dropped an instrumental version of their delicious new single “Whatever I Want”, their first original material in over two years. And now, they’ve teamed up with rapper T-Pain to bring us a vocal version of the track, which also features the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir. In their own words: “We’ve been T-Pain fans for a long time, but vividly remember hearing the instrumental of “Can’t Believe It” and feeling kindred in some way. We’re still reeling from the fact that this song came together, it was really fun to make it!”

Classixx are hard at work on their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2013’s brilliant debut album “Hanging Gardens”, which is expected to arrive next year. We can’t wait.

The single “Whatever I Want” is out now digitally via Innovative Leisure. Get it here.

Gasback:
Janet Jackson: “Pleasure Principle” [Classixx Recovery Mix]

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Classixx: “wiw-16tp”

DATE:
August 3rd, 2015
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Oh yeah, a new track from LA’s Classixx is exactly what we needed right now. While working on the follow-up to their brilliant 2013 debut album “Hanging Gardens”, the duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David have dropped a new track called “wiw-16tp” that perfectly captures the chilled-out vibes of Southern California. Expect four minutes of smooth goodness. This one marks the pair’s first original material in over two years. After getting your fill of the track above, make sure to check out Michael David’s debut solo “Ohana” 12” for Distant Works under his new moniker Studio Paradiso here.

Gasback:
Janet Jackson: “Pleasure Principle” [Classixx Recovery Mix]

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Studio Paradiso: “Ohana”

DATE:
July 24th, 2015
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Los Angeles producer Michael David, one half of our beloved Classixx, is now flying solo under his new moniker Studio Paradiso. His debut release, a two-track 12” called “Ohana”, will drop next month on the newly formed label Distant Works, which LA’s producer/DJ Daniel.T. (of Cosmic Kids fame) co-runs alongside friend and frequent collaborator Cooper Saver. The EPs title track, a finely crafted smooth jam, finds him in such fine form. What a great start for the label.

In Studio Paradiso’s own words: “These are two instrumental songs that I’ve been meaning to finish for a little while. ‘Ohana’ is based on a lot of songs that I grew up listening to on 94.7 The Wave, LA’s smooth jazz station. ‘Samurai Dreams’ was a soft-porn that David Cronenberg directed as an insert for Videodrome. I thought it would be fun to score it, and so the song came together as an exercise.

Studio Paradiso’s “Ohana” 12” will drop on August 24th on Distant Works. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Museum Of Love: “Who’s Who Of Who Cares” [Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 February 2015

DATE:
March 6th, 2015
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[Artwork: L. Prentzas]

Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring great tunes from Chromatics, Todd Terje, Classixx, Daniel.T., Mirror People, Mighty Mouse, Isaac Tichauer, Dino Soccio, and more. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of February’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Stay Gas!

Top 15 February 2015:
01. Chromatics: “Just Like You”
02. Dolly Parton: “Jolene” [Todd Terje Remix]
03. Janet Jackson: “Pleasure Principle” [Classixx Recovery Mix]
04. Daniel.T.: “The Sun & The Sky”
05. Mirror People: “I Need Your Love”
06. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin: “Gin ‘n’ Tears” [Georges Perin Remix]
07. Mighty Mouse: “Ghetto Heaven”
08. José González: “The Is How We Walk On The Moon” [Isaac Tichauer Remix]
09. The Roots: “Break You Off” [Dino Soccio Rework]
10. Project Pablo: “Movin’ Out” & “Follow It Up”
11. Chromatics: “Yes” [Love Theme From Lost River]
12. Edit Service 52: Marvin & Guy
13. All We Are: “Keep Me Alive” [Lxury Remix]
14. Après: “Chicago”
15. Tropics: “Let Go” [Little Dragon Cover]

Gasback:
Top 15 January 2015

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Janet Jackson: “Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)”

DATE:
February 13th, 2015
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If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, look no further. Los Angeles-based duo Classixx have got you covered with their bootleg version of Janet Jackson’s 1986 classic “Pleasure Principle”. On this “Recovery Mix”, they used Shep Pettibone’s “Pleasure Principle” (A Capella) to deliver something special. In related news, Classixx are busy working on the follow-up to their 2013 stellar debut album “Hanging Gardens”. Bring it on!

Download here

Gasback:
Classixx & Daniel.T.: “Recovery” Mix

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Classixx & Daniel.T.: “Recovery” Mix

DATE:
January 8th, 2015
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Ease your way into 2015 with this great “Recovery” mix from Los Angeles-based duo Classixx and fellow Angelino producer/DJ Daniel.T., one half of Cosmic Kids. The 27-track, nearly two-hour mix for Sirius XM Chill includes everything from Kraftwerk to Talk Talk, to Laurie Anderson, Cluster & Eno, Harold Budd, and more. What a ride! Blast it above.

Tracklist:
Kraftwerk – Neon Lights
Talk Talk – Happiness Is Easy
Waki – July
Imagination – Music and Lights
Djuma Soundsystem vs Kolombo – Cherimoya
Pink Rhythm – Melodies Of Love
The Gino Fontaine – Revnorev
The Durutti Column – Bordeaux
Cluster & Eno – Schone Hande
Godley & Creme – Cry
Depeche Mode – Any Second Now (Nick Merenda Reedit)
Daniel.T. – Mission Hill Morning
Ciscoe – Elevators
Ben Sun feat. Slow Hands – Love Hotel
Wolfram feat. Haddaway – Thing Called Love(Legowelt Special Remix Dub)
Future World Orchestra – Miracles
Zig Zag – Voyager Voyager
Anton Klint – Spritzer Part 02
Xinobi – Radio Radio
Laurie Anderson – Excellent Birds
Caia – Telecabine
Phil Collins – I’m Not Moving (Idjut Boys Edit)
Kamp! – Azure
Tornado Wallace – Swimmin’
Trus’me feat. Amp Fiddler – Can We Pretend
Lord Of The Isles – What’s Lord Got To Do With It?
Harold Budd – The Ghost Has No Home

Gasback:
Daniel.T.: “Wingin’ It”
RÜFÜS: “Sundream” [Classixx Remix]

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Daniel.T.: “Resonant Places” Mixtape

DATE:
August 28th, 2014
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Over the past few months, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, has kept himself rather busy, delivering one quality release after another. Now, he’s back with a brand-new mixtape called “Resonant Places”, and it’s a great ride from start to finish. Even better, this 48-minute mix includes lots of new and unreleased tracks from Daniel.T. himself, as well as a brand-new solo track from Classixx’s Michael David called “Rhodesia”. Grab the “Resonant Places” mixtape for free below, and enjoy the ride.

Tracklist:
01. Daniel.T. – Mission Hill Morning [unreleased]
02. Michael David – Rhodesia [forthcoming on Distant Works]
03. Nasza Basia Kochana – Gniewna Piosenka Mumnika O Lecie (Rune Lindbæk Edit)
04. César Camargo Mariano – Gravura (Daniel.T. Edit) [forthcoming on Chit Chat]
05. Silva – Janeiro (Cosmic Kids Remix)
06. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It [unreleased]
07. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Sensaatio
08. Daniel.T. – Interlude / Laced [unreleased]
09. Pharaohs – Ahumbo (Another Beach Version)
10. Joe Moks – Boys and Girls
11. James Supercave – Old Robot (Daniel.T. Remix)
12. Guardian – Descend (Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Dub) / Outro

Download here

Gasback:
mpFree: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje: “Lanzarote” [Daniel.T. Remix]
mpFree: James Supercave: “Old Robot” [Daniel.T. Remix]

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RÜFÜS: “Sarah (Touch Sensitive Remix)”

DATE:
July 31st, 2014
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Australian indie-dance trio RÜFÜS, known as RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America, will soon drop the “Light/Dark” deluxe edition of their superb debut album “Atlas” that includes previously unreleased tracks and remixes by The Presets, Classixx, Miguel Campbell, Hayden James, Motez, among others. The deluxe edition also features this smooth version of the album’s standout track “Sarah” by fellow Sydney dance producer and Future Classic affiliate Touch Sensitive, aka Van She’s bassist/keyboardist Michael Di Francesco. You certainly can’t go wrong when you let Touch Sensitive take a go at your track. Drive slow.

RÜFÜS’s “Atlas” (Light/Dark Deluxe Edition) will arrive on August 8th via Sweat It Out Music. Pre-order your copy here.

Gasback:
Stream: RÜFÜS: “Sundream” [Classixx Remix]
Stream: RÜFÜS: “Take Me” [Miguel Campbell Remix]

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RÜFÜS: “Sundream (Classixx Remix)”

DATE:
June 22nd, 2014
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RÜFÜS: “Sundream” [Classixx Remix]

The summer is officially here and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with a new remix from our all time-favorite Classixx. Once again, the Los Angeles-based duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David deliver a fantastic summer-soaked remix of Sydney’s indie-dance trio RÜFÜS, known as RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America, recent single “Sundream”, filled with silky funk vibes and brightly shimmering synths. Totally Classixx!

Just in case you missed it, watch the kaleidoscopic video for the track here.

Gasback:
Stream: Panama: “Always” [Classixx Remix]

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