Roosevelt: “Teardrops”

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December 6th, 2016
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After dropping one of our favorite albums of 2016, Cologne-based singer/producer Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt, has returned with this glorious sun-drenched cover of Womack & Womack’s 1988 classic “Teardrops” in his signature style. As he says: “We’ve been playing this Womack&Womack cover at my live shows – so I went back in the studio to record it. This is one of my favourite tracks of all time and it’s always a special moment playing it live”. Roosevelt’s self-titled debut album is out now on Greco-Roman/City Slang.

Get yourself a copy of Roosevelt’s “Teardrops” cover here.

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Roosevelt: “Moving On”
Roosevelt: “Belong”

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Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

DATE:
September 25th, 2016
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Exactly one year ago, Los Angeles-based producer Daniel.T. dropped his sun-soaked, debut mini-album “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. Now, he’s back with a gentle rendition of Tatsuro Yamashita’s 1976 city-pop classic, “Windy Lady.” Featuring lovely vocals from up-and-coming singer Eiko Hara, the finely crafted track is out now on Poolside’s Turbotito newly minted imprint, Tito Records. The record comes complete with two fine remixes, an atmospheric, electronic-reggae version by Harriet Brown, and a funky, modern-AOR version by Tito Records label head Turbotito. The original version of “Windy Lady” and Turbotito’s extended “DJ” remix are now available for free download. Enjoy the ride.

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Turbotito & Daniel.T.: “Beat The Heat”

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Todd Terje & The Olsens: “Firecracker”

DATE:
May 20th, 2016
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Next month, Norwegian disco king Todd Terje will drop his new EP “The Big Cover-Up”, a fine collection of disco covers, which marks his first studio collaboration with his live band, the Olsens. He’s already shared the Daniel Maloso remix of their cover of Boney M’s “Baby Do You Wanna Bump”. Today he follow up with another disco offering: the cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Martin Denny’s “Firecracker”, which you can stream above.

The eight-track “The Big Cover-Up” EP drops via Terje’s Olsen label. Pre-order it here.

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Beranek: “Dra Te Hælvete” [Todd Terje Acid Remix]

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Classixx: “Bird Of Prey” (Natalie Prass Cover)

DATE:
February 14th, 2016
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After dropping the T-Pain-featuring single “Whatever I Want” back in November, our beloved Classixx, the LA duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David, return to our station with a superb cover of Natalie Prass’ “Bird Of Prey” for Valentine’s Day. Featuring Joe Keefe on vocals, this cover is nothing but silky smooth goodness. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

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

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi feat. Farao: “Everything Nice” (Popcaan Cover)

DATE:
November 18th, 2015
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Finnish electronic musician Jaakko Eino Kalevi has been obsessed with Popcaan’s dancehall anthem “Everything Nice” for quite some time. Now, we’ve got our hands on his superb cover of the track, featuring London-based Norwegian singer-songwriter Kari Jahnsen, better known as Farao. In his own words: “I got obsessed with ‘Everything Nice’ about a year ago in Iceland when I met Kari [Farao]. She was singing it all the time and soon I was singing it too, even without hearing the actual song. It became my power song.”

Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s self-titled debut album is out now on Weird World.

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi: “Letter”

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AKASE: “Under The Pressure” (The War On Drugs Cover)

DATE:
November 7th, 2015
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AKASE, the collaborative project between London-based DJ/producer Harry Agius, aka Midland, and singer-songwriter Robbie Redway, recently covered one of their favorite songs of the past year, “Under The Pressure” by Philadelphia indie rockers The War On Drugs, and decided to give it away for free download. Grab it below, and make sure to keep an eye out for the pair’s upcoming debut album for !K7, co-produced by Ewan Pearson, which will feature previously released singles”Rust” and “Murmur”.

“This song really struck a chord with us when it was released last year — upon first listen it has a real classic rock feel to it but below the surface is a psychedelic introspective quality that permeates the whole album. The song has a feeling of relentless motion and is laden with intricate hooks and details, but when you dissect it it’s actually beautifully simple, which made adapting it a deeply rewarding process for us.”

Download it for free here.

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AKASE: “Rust”

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Chromatics: “Girls Just Wanna Have Some” Video

DATE:
November 5th, 2015
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After quite a wait, Portland’s finest Chromatics will finally drop a maxi-single of their cover of Cyndi Lauper’s classic “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, including seven different versions. Today, we’re treated to a video for the “Girls Just Wanna Have Some” version, featuring Ruth Radelet at the Santa Monica Pier, which you can watch above. The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” EP arrives tomorrow via Italians Do It Better. Pick up your copy here.

Directed by Alberto Rossini.

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Chromatics: “Shadow”

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Sunday #247

DATE:
October 25th, 2015
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A track for Sunday: Tone Οf Arc, the San Francisco-based duo of multi-instrumentalist Derrick Boyd and vocalist Zoe Presnick, deliver a cover version Portishead’s “The Rip”, taken from their new album “Urgent Turquoise”, out now via Om Records. Get it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Hot Chip: “Dancing In The Dark” Video

DATE:
October 19th, 2015
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Check out the video for Hot Chip’s epic seven-minute cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Dancing In The Dark”. The video includes live footage that was recorded this summer on Super 8 at Webster Hall in New York City and features a cameo from David Byrne and Sinkane. “Dancing In The Dark” will appear on the band’s new EP of the same name, which also features a rework of “Cry For You”, taken from their recent sixth album “Why Make Sense?”, and two remixes of “Huarache Lights” by Soulwax and A/Jus/Ted.

Directed by Kieran Evans.

The four-track “Dancing In The Dark” EP drops on October 23 via Domino. Pre-order it here.

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Hot Chip: “Huarache Lights” [Soulwax Remix]

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Josephine” (Chris Rea Cover)

DATE:
September 23rd, 2015
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Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have soundtracked many of our rides with their superb cover of The Smiths’ classic “Ask”, which was featured on last year’s “Late Summer” compilation. Fresh off the release of their third “Stations” LP on Permanent Vacation, it feels so good to have them on board once again. This time with a stunning, sun-drenched cover of Chris Rea’s “Josephine” filled with cosmic disco goodness. Specially made for our compilation Vol.5.

The compilation features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Let’s make it a summer to remember!

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Ask” [The Smiths Cover]

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