La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

YES, it’s finally here. Today, we’re so excited to bring you the fourth installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation series, which is now available for free download. The new compilation Vol 4 collects 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists that will not only transport you to your own dream beach, but will extend this summer to eternity. Everything we love about summer is here: delicious tropical-flavored tracks, road trips under the sun, silky smooth house tunes, cool drinks by the pool, gentle sea breezes caressing our faces, and dancing on the sand ’til dawn. You should know by now that summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. Ride with us.

This year’s Late Summer Compilation features exclusive unreleased tracks, along with much-loved tunes available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation. Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it. Vrooom!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4 here [190 mb]


01. Nile Delta – Aztec (Pional Remix)

Lots of people have been asking us about this remix, so we’re psyched to open our new compilation with this sublime take on Melbourne’s producer Nile Delta great tune “Aztec” by Madrid-based producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional. Previously only available on vinyl, this remix is now available for free download, courtesy of Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. Feel the heat under the sun!

02. Slow Hands – The Fiasco

NYC-based producer and member of Crew Love family Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track called “The Fiasco”. With its sun-kissed vibes and slinky grooves, this tune screams summer. Slow Hands, who last grace us with his solid “Everything (We Are)” EP, can do no wrong. “The Fiasco” is now available exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Compilation Vol 4.

03. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, always delivers the goods, and this brand-new track called “Wingin’ It” is no exception. We first heard it on his excellent “Resonant Places” mixtape, and now this summer-soaked jam is available for free download, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4. Pure class!

04. Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold

What a ride! Japanese producer Atsushi Yano keeps the good vibes going with “Solid Gold”, a groove-filled tune built around sun-drenched, Afro-funk-inspired rhythms that clocks in at eight minutes, but we can’t get enough of it. “Solid Gold” is taken from his “Chewy Tunes” 12″ on LPH WHITE, the sister label of the ever-excellent Brooklyn-based Let’s Play House, run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer. Play it loud.

05. Poolside & Fatnotronic – Onda

Our favorite Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, have teamed up with Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor) to deliver this superb acid-tinged edit of “Onda” from Brazilian soul legend Cassiano. This edit will appear on “Brazilian Edits Vol.1″, the first installment of a new series of reworkings of Brazilian funk and disco tunes, coming out soon via Chit Chat Records. In the meantime, grab a copy of “Onda” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Sinkane – How We Be (Lexx Remix)

Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, just dropped his excellent second LP “Mean Love” on City Slang/DFA. Here, we have for you a superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. Expect nothing, but 100% dubby goodness. You can now download this remix, courtesy of all-time favorite DFA Records.

07. Larry Gus – Human Migration

Greek-born, Milan-based singer/producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus (Greek for “larynx”), who wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Years Not Living” for DFA, kindly offered us this unreleased track called “Human Migration”, another fine example of his talent. It’s precious. You can always count on quality from Larry Gus.

08. Maricopa – Everyday Mysticism

Belfast-based producer Michael Dillon has made quite a name for himself as Maricopa with a handful of quality releases and a series of EPs of pure downtempo house, perfectly sun-soaked vibes and subtly melodic soundscapes. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Everyday Mysticism”, is yet another gorgeous slice of downtempo heaven. Dive in.

09. André Laos – Detour (Session Victim Remix)

Session Victim, one of Germany’s finest house music acts, takes us for a slow ride with this brilliant remix of “Detour” by Gothenburg-based newcomer André Laos. Filled with smooth vibes and warm grooves, this remix is taken from André Laos’ recent debut EP “Roundabout”. You can download it for free, courtesy of Let’s Play House. Great vibes all around!

10. Psychemagik – Balearic Girl

It’s time for Psychemagik. The UK cosmic-disco of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney delivers this superb edit “Balearic Girl”, taken from a rare Swedish hairspray advert. This edit with plenty of infectious vocal hooks and dreamy beach vibes is just prefect for your “Endless Summer” playlist. The edit of “Balearic Girl” appears on Psychemagik’s final installment of the Discotheque Wreckers series.

11. Hidden Fees – So What

Brooklyn’s Hidden Fees, the duo of Ivan Berko and Thomas Gluibizzi, recent single “So What”, featuring vocals from Ghost Exits’ Christopher Exits, is one of our favorite tracks of the year so far. We’re delighted to have it as part of this year’s Late Summer Compilation, courtesy of Tim Sweeney’s always on point Beats In Space Records. A solid jam with a timeless feel.

12. Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love (Midnight Magic’s 2014 Rework)

Brooklyn-based cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic never failed to amaze us. For our new compilation, they reworked their track “Psycho For Your Love”, and turn it into a sleazy disco affair that’s quite hard to resist. You can grab a free download of Midnight Magic’s 2014 rework of “Psycho For Your Love”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

13. Woolfy Vs Projections – Ask (The Smiths Cover)

California-based musicians Simon James and Dan Hastie, aka Woolfy Vs Projections, bring us a pleasant surprise, a perfectly crafted sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. We have already road tested this cover, and it feels so good while driving. Another exclusive track on our compilation. Can’t wait to hear the duo’s new album on Permanent Vacation.

14. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for the past few months. Cologne’s electronic duo COMA, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, “Les Dilettantes”, taken from their superb debut LP “In Technicolor” on Kompakt, gets a disco-infused rework by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Loved up!

15. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Pete Herbert Remix)

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 than with this classy remix of “Wild Motion”, the recent single from Melbourne-via-LA electro-pop four-piece Miami Horror, by the mighty London-based Pete Herbert. What’s not to love?

Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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Daniel.T.: “Resonant Places” Mixtape

August 28th, 2014

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.

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

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

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Lindstrøm & Todd Terje: “Lanzarote (Daniel.T. Remix)”

August 18th, 2014

Los Angeles-based producer Daniel.T., one half of disco/house duo Cosmic Kids, returns to our station once more, this time delivering a slow-grooving remix of the acapella version of Lindstrøm and Todd Terje’s collaborative disco tune “Lanzarote”. Better yet, you can grab a free download of this quality bootleg remix below. Ride and enjoy!

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mpFree: James Supercave: “Old Robot” [Daniel.T. Remix]

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James Supercave: “Old Robot (Daniel.T. Remix)”

July 2nd, 2014
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Just two weeks ago, Daniel.T., one half of Los Angeles-based disco/house duo Cosmic Kids, has graced us with his first official remix of Falcon Punch and Roller Radio’s “And You” on MANI/PEDI Records. And he’s already back with yet another classy groove-filled disco remix. This time he works his magic on “Old Robot”, the newest single from fellow Los Angeles art-pop quintet James Supercave and turns the song into something better suited for Caribbean shores. With its tropical rhythms and sunshine-filled vibes, this fantastic remix screams summer. Jump on it!

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“Old Robot is taken from James Supercave’s four-song debut EP, “Afternoon”, out now via Hit City USA. Pick up your 12” here, and revisit the fun lyric video for the track below.

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Falcon Punch & Roller Radio: “And You”

June 17th, 2014

Los Angeles-based producer Avery Henderson, aka Falcon Punch, has once again teamed up with his close LA friend Roller Radio to drop the first vinyl release on Cyclist and RAC’s Karl Kling newly minted label MANI/PEDI Records, and it’s a winner. The four-track effort called “And You” features two original tracks and remixes by Daniel.T., one half of Cosmic Kids, and Toronto’s Basement Love.

The EPs title track finds the pair delivering yet another delicious tune, full of funky disco grooves, and yes, it feels so damn good. Give “And You” a spin or two above, and make sure to check out Daniel T.’s superb remix of the track, which marks his first official remix. The “And You” 12” is out now. Pick up your copy here.

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Chit Chat Records: “Desert Drive” Mixtape

April 10th, 2014

Headed to Coachella this weekend or next? No drive down to the desert is complete without this great new mixtape. LA-based, vinyl-only record label Chit Chat Records has teamed up with graphic artist Matthew Goldman, aka MFG, to bring you the perfect soundtrack to accompany your road trip through the desert. The music in this mix has been selected by members of the Chit Chat Records crew, including Cosmic Kids, Daniel.T., TonyAdams, Kevin Ross, Roller Radio, and Cooper Saver. It also features a new edit called “Don’t Stop” by Kevin Ross & Roller Radio, due early this summer on Chit Chat. Download this mix for free below, and drive with us.

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Samba Geladio / Daniel.T. – Introlude
Mirdza Zivere – Zozefino
Linkwood – Tears (feat. Reggie Watts)
Francis and the Lights – The Top
Philippos N – Stealth (Bottin mix) [pitched down]
Pat Metheny – Reich: Electric Counterpoint – 1. Fast
Hubbabubbaklubb – Mopedbart
William Onyeabor – Fantastic Man
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (Larry Gus Remix)
TonyAdams – Interlude
John Wizards – Muizenberg (The 2 Bears Remix)
Anthony Naples – Mad Disrespect
Kevin Ross & Roller Radio – Don’t Stop
Pollyn – Sometimes You Just Know (Moodymann Remix)
Deetron – Sing
Oneohtrix Point Never – Behind the Bank / I:Cube – Silence
Retiree – Together (Suzanne Kraft Remix)
Cooper Saver – Rise
Sir Own – Hooked (Kon’s Nite Time Remix)

Download the mix here

As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Daniel.T.’s, one half of Cosmic Kids, dancefloor-friendly re-edit of an 80′s Congolese soukous song called “Malinga.”

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Cosmic Kids: World Mix

March 15th, 2014

Los Angeles-based disco/house duo Cosmic Kids, aka Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup, take us on a ride with their solid “World” mix, which is now available to stream and download for free. Over the course of nearly 70 minutes, La.Ga.Sta.’s favorite Cosmic Kids craft an absolutely sublime journey through funk, cosmic disco, psychedelia, African and Middle Eastern beats. A definite keeper.

01. Suzanne Kraft – Crest
02. Talking Heads – Houses In Motion (Cosmic Kids Edit)
03. Cesaria Evora – Angola (Get Down Dub by Pepe Bradock)
04. Issa Bagayogo – Lanaya
05. Senay – Dalkavuk (Baris K Edit)
06. DJ Lengua – La Jungla
07. Rubber Room – Taliban Discotheque
08. Steve Reich – Nagoya Marimba (HNNY Edit)
09. Four Tet – The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About…
10. George Duke – Percussion Interlude
11. Bernard Wright – Bread Sandwiches (Cosmic Kids Breadit)
12. Buari – Advice From Father
13. Cloud One – Disco Juice
14. Toto La Momposina – La Mezcla (Jose Marquez Re-Mezcla)
15. Todd Terje – Standbar (Samba Version)
16. Konono N°1 – Paradiso (Cosmic Kids Edit)
17. Africanism ft. DJ Gregory – Block Party
18. Rhythm & Sound – King In My Empire

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An Edit To Remember #65

October 7th, 2013

Today’s “An Edit To Remember” comes from Los Angeles duo Cosmic Kids. Already featured as an exclusive track on our Late Summer Compilation 2013, here’s their killer rework of Talking Heads’ classic “Houses In Motion”. This one is definitely one of the best edits we’ve heard in a while. Grab it below, and fill it up!

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mpFree: Fleetwood Mac: “Never Going Back Again” [Cosmic Kids Edit]

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 3

September 13th, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

At long last, it’s here! Today, we’re beyond psyched to share with you the third installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” free compilation series (check out our previous compilations here and here). The new 12-track collection feels like an echo of an endless summer, bringing back memories of lazy, warm afternoons by the pool, long sunset drives along the coast and wild beach parties. Filled with tropical disco-flavored, sun-soaked tunes, and smooth and funky house gems, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation will transport you to a blissful paradise.

As per usual, the new “Late Summer” compilation features exclusive free tracks from some of our favorite artists. An equal combination of familiar faces like Belgian maestro Aeroplane, Portuguese disco producer Moullinex, Mickey, Los Angeles-based duo Cosmic Kids, Nashville’s Jensen Sportag, Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s collaborative project Du Tonc and some of this year’s beloved newcomers such as Clancy, Hemingway, Bronx, Kiwi, Indian Summer , and Small Pyramids. We hope you like this compilation as much as we do. Big thanks to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.

Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it.

Download here [142 mb]

Late Summer Compilation 2013 Tracklist:

01. Surahn – Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)

We can’t think of a better way to open our compilation than with the premiere of Aeroplane’s brand new remix of Adelaide’s producer/singer Surahn (former bassist of The Swiss) latest single “Wonderful”. Once again, Vito de Luca works his magic and delivers a stellar, sun-kissed remix that you can’t help but fall in love with it. You can now grab it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta., courtesy of DFA Records.

02. Du Tonc – Surging Memories (Dub)

London-based producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s (of Van She) new collaborative project Du Tonc is nothing but pure beauty. With their first single “Darkness” being one of our favorite tunes of the year so far, we’re more than excited to include on our compilation a new and yet unreleased, dub version of their second single “Surging Memories”. A solid tune that feels like a sunset drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.

03. Bronx – Coconuts

Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, better known as Bronx, has been on our radar for a while now. His tropical-flavored, feel-good tune “Coconuts”, full of playful piano melodies and congas, is taken from his vinyl-only “Tropical Love” EP, which was released earlier this year via Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral’s label, On the Prowl. This is your one-way ticket to your own fantasy island.

04. Lindstrøm – Vōs-Sākō-Rv (Hemingway Remix)

What a tune! Toronto-based producer James Harris, aka Hemingway, takes us for a late-summer ride with this remix of Lindstrøm’s “Vōs-Sākō-Rv”. A glorious remix with an infectious bassline and sunny melodies that has been on repeat all summer. There’s no holding back.

05. Talking Heads – Houses In Motion (Cosmic Kids Edit)

Los Angeles-based Cosmic Kids, the disco/house duo of Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup, are not only known for their original tracks, but also for their disco edits. For our compilation, they were kind enough to offer us a rework of Talking Heads’ 1980 classic “Houses In Motion”. A quality six-minute rework that will keep you dancing till the dawn.

06. Girls In Hawaii – Misses (Mickey Remix)

From Sébastien Tellier to Punks Jump Up, so far everything the Belgian-based producer Mickey touched has turned to gold. His remix of Girls In Hawaii’s is not exception. Being on repeat the last few months, this brilliant remix leaves you with a bittersweet feeling just like summer coming to an end.

07. Jensen Sportag – Bellz

More goodness from Jensen Sportag, the Nashville duo of Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig. Their “comeback” single “Bellz”, the first taste from their upcoming new album “Stealth Of Days” on Cascine, is a sublime jam, filled with smooth, late-night vibes.

08. Small Pyramids – Driftin’

The talented Los Angeles-based producer Zach Hunsaker, aka Small Pyramids, is ready to drop his superb debut album “Slow It Down” on September 30th via Glasgow Underground. We’re delighted to share with you a taste of that record with an exclusive track, the smooth and slow burning “Driftin’”. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

09. Indian Summer – No Use

We can’t get enough of Melbourne’s Indian Summer , the rising electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long, fantastic debut single “No Use”, which was released back in May. You can now grab this floor-friendly, funky tune, exclusively on our compilation, courtesy of Sweat It Out!.

10. Munk – Munkysound (Moullinex Remix)

What a pairing! Munk and Moullinex, two of our favorite producers, in a killer dancefloor-ready track. What more could we ask for! Feast your ears on this great remix of Munk’s “Munkysound” by the always amazing Moullinex, who turns the original cut into an almost eight-minute euphoric, retro-flavored workout. Play it loud!

11. Clancy – All Just In My Mind

London-based producer Clancy is having quite a year! We’re more than happy to have him on board with “All Just In My Mind”, a great vocal-driven deep house tune, one of his finest tracks to date. Keep an eye out for his upcoming debut EP “What You Do”, which drops on September 30th via SPIEL. Bring it on!

12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore (Kiwi Remix)

Here’s something special to close our compilation. Fast-rising South London-based producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, has been making some serious waves lately with his releases on Deep Shit, Days Of Being Wild, and Needwant. With his wicked take on London’s trio Is Tropical “Dancing Anymore”, he takes things to another level. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Is Tropical’s recent album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné. Dive in!

[Videos by Vagelis Related & Agrado]

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Kwick: “Night Life (U-Tern & Cosmic Kids Edit)”

August 23rd, 2013

More edit business from our beloved Los Angeles-based disco/house duo Cosmic Kids. This time round, Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup bring some serious heat with two quality disco-funk edits, which sounds like guaranteed dancefloor fillers right out of the box.

Take a boogie ride with their killer rework of Kwick’s classic track “Night Life”, in collaboration with Vancouver’s U-Tern, one half of Oliver, and their “breadit” of Bernard Wright’s “Bread Sandwiches”. The 12” will drop soon via Chit Chat Records. Fill it up!

mpFree: Little Boots: “Broken Record” [Cosmic Kids Remix]

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