Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine”

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May 21st, 2015
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It always feels good when a new track from Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning comes to our station. After dropping his self-directed video for his catchy single “Make It Easy” just a few days ago, Cut Copy’s bassist is already back with his brilliant second single from his upcoming debut album “Turns”. Entitled “Friends Of Mine”, it finds Ben Browning delivering a disco-infused pop tune full of bright synth melodies, upbeat energy and sun-soaked vibes that’s totally irresistible. It only takes one listen to get it stuck in your head. Needless to say, it’s already on repeat. Roll on summer!

Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” arrives on June 16th via Yellow Year Records.
Pre-order here.

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Ben Browning: “I Can’t Stay”

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Ben Browning: “Make It Easy” Video

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May 11th, 2015
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We’ve already heard “Make It Easy”, the bright and catchy first single from his upcoming debut solo album “Turns”, and now Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has shared the video for the track, which was directed by the man himself. Shot in Melbourne, the clip shows Ben Browning biking through the nocturnal streets of his hometown. Check it out.

Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” will drop on June 16th on Yellow Year Records. Pre-order it here.

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Ben Browning: “I Can’t Stay”

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Ben Browning: “Make It Easy”

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April 7th, 2015
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Back in 2012, Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning dropped his first solo EP “Lover Motion”, a fine collection of five electro-pop tunes, via the band’s own Cutters label. Now, Ben Browning is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album, called “Turns”, set to arrive on June 16th on Yellow Year Records. In the meantime, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s lead single “Make It Easy”, perfect for warm summer days. Give it a spin above.

You can pre-order the album here.

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Ben Browning: “Feels Like”

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[Premiere] Knightlife: “Don’t Stop (Suzanne Kraft Remix)”

DATE:
April 2nd, 2015
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Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, better known as Knightlife, recently dropped a great tune called “Don’t Stop”, which you may already be familiar with it if you heard Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation, showcasing a “glimpse of dance culture” in their home city of Melbourne. True to his usual eclectic style, “Don’t Stop” finally sees a single release on Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. The single comes complete with a new acid-tinged techno jam “Interstate 08″ and a remix of “Don’t Stop” from Los Angeles producer/DJ Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, who recently wowed us with his killer tune “Renee Running” under his new alias Dude Energy.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you an exclusive stream of Suzanne Kraft’s sublime remix of Knightlife’s “Don’t Stop”, who turns the tune into a cosmic disco ride, replete with lush synths, bright melodies and tropical-inflected percussions. And yes, it doesn’t get any better than this. Give this remix a spin or two above, and ride with us.

The “Don’t Stop” EP is out on vinyl and digital via Cutters Records. Pick up your 12” here.

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Knightlife: “Without Love”

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This Soft Machine: “On & On”

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March 19th, 2015
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Having previously operated under the moniker Das Moth, the now Germany-based Australian producer/DJ Tim Sullivan returns as This Soft Machine, a “band at heart”, as he says. Next month, This Soft Machine will finally drop his superb debut EP, consisting of two tracks, “On & On” and “This Place Was Meant For Me”, which marks his first release on Eskimo Recordings. Our first taste of that forthcoming EP comes in the form of “On & On”, a perfectly crafted disco-infused tune that showcases his elegant style. On this track, Dan Whitford (of Cut Copy fame) helped with recording the synthesizers, Dave Harrington, one half of Darkside, played the electric guitar, while Lorraine Nicholson contributed vocals. It’s definitely worth a few spins. Blast it above.

This Soft Machine’s “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP will drop on coloured 7″ vinyl and digitally on April 13th via Eskimo Recordings. The track “On & On” will also appear on “The Orange Collection”, the fourth installment of the label’s ongoing compilation series based around colours.

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2014

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January 2nd, 2015
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Today, we’re psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2014. It’s a long list filled with great tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. It’s no surprise that LA’s “daytime disco” duo Poolside sublime acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s 1977 classic “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic is top of the list. An exclusive track taken from La.Ga.Sta.’s recent “Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.”, our most popular compilation so far with more than 30.000 downloads and still counting. Here’s your chance to revisit 2014′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Poolside & Fatnotronic: “Onda”
02. Movement: “Ivory”
03. AlunaGeorge: “Kaleidoscope Love” [Kaytranada Edition]
04. Moon Boots: “C.Y.S.”
05. Chris Malinchak: “If U Got It” [Chris Malinchak Remix]
06. Lana Del Rey: “West Coast” [Munk Remix]
07. Banks: “Brain” [Larse Remix]
08. Pional: “It’s All Over” [John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix]
09. Hercules & Love Affair: “Be With You”
10. Midlake: “The Old And The Young” [Moullinex Edit]

11. Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel” [Midnight Magic Remix]
12. Seekae: “Test & Recognise” [Flume Re-work]
13. The Juan MacLean: “Get Down (With My Love)”
14. Touch Sensitive: “Slowments”
15. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot RainMix]
16. Giorgio Moroder: “Giorgio’s Theme”
17. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
18. Mayer Hawthorne: “The Stars Are Ours” [Detroit Swindle’s Big Dipper Remix]
19. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
20. Kaytranada: “Leave Me Alone” [feat. Shay Lia]

21. Glass Animals: “Pools” [Roosevelt Remix]
22. Cut Copy: “Meet Me In A House Of Love” [Nile Delta Remix]
23. Joakim: “On The Beach”
24. Bodhi: “I Need You”
25. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
26. Chordashian: “Keep On” [In Flagranti Extended Mix]
27. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
28. Leon Bridges: “Coming Home”
29. MØ: “Don’t Wanna Dance” [Zimmer Remix]
30. Miami Horror: “Colours In The Sky” [That’s Nice Remix]

31. Man Power: “Velvet Arms”
32. Pomo: “Only You”
33. Syd Arthur: “Hometown Blues” [Psychemagik Remix]
34. Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”
35. Leisure Cruise: “Double Digit Love” [Plastic Plates Remix]
36. HAIM: “My Song 5″ [Movement Version]
37. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
38. La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
39. Clancy: “Take It Slow”
40. Cyril Hahn: “Getting There”

41. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
42. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
43. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene ’11 Edit]
44. Body Language: “Good Things”
45. Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love” [Dimitri From Paris Loungin’ At The Disco Instrumental]
46. Les Sins: “Talk About”
47. Ten City: “Where Do We Go?” [Jacques Renault All Night Edit]
48. Thrupence: “Silk”
49. Paume: “Transalpine”
50. Weval: “Gimme Some”

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2013

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Cut Copy: “Oceans Apart” (Continuous DJ Mix)

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December 22nd, 2014
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Last month, Cut Copy dropped a great mix compilation called “Oceans Apart”, a homage to the current dance music emerging from the band’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. You can now stream the 80-minute mix of “Oceans Apart” in full above. This continuous mix marks the band’s first DJ mix since 2006’s “Fabric Live 29″. Give it a spin above, and make sure to check out a short documentary, featuring some of the artists from the compilation, here. “Oceans Apart” is out now via Cut Copy’s own label Cutters Records. Get it here.

Tracklist:
01. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
02. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
03. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
04. Statue – Statue Theme
05. Turkish Prison – Overboard
06. Ara Koufax – Brenda
07. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
08. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
09. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

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Stream: NO ZU: “Raw Vis Vision”

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Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart (Documentary Short Film)

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November 21st, 2014
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To accompany the release of their excellent 19-track “Oceans Apart” compilation, their tribute to the Melbourne dance scene, Cut Copy have dropped this cool 12-minute documentary, featuring some of the artists from the compilation. This short documentary explores “the backgrounds, lives and thoughts of some of the unique artists involved, in the hope of painting a broader picture of what Melbourne’s current scene is about,” explains Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford. Watch it above, and make sure to check out another track from the compilation called “Brenda” by Ara Koufax, the new project from Sam Gill and Luke Neher (of Naysayer & Gilsun fame).

Directed by Thomas Pollard.

The “Oceans Apart” compilation is out now digitally via Cut Copy’s own label Cutters Records. Two limited-edition vinyl samplers from “Oceans Apart” are also available for purchase here.

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Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart

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October 8th, 2014
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Cut Copy have curated an all-Melbourne dance music compilation called “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart”, a 19-track snapshot of their hometown’s thriving underground dance music scene and club culture mixed by the band themselves. “We’ve always found deep inspiration in the music of our home city. It’s where Cut Copy started, as just one band in a potent community of unique and likeminded artists. But it also continues to inspire and surprise us, with great new music constantly bubbling to the surface,” says Cut Copy’s frontman, Dan Whitford. Our first taste from that forthcoming compilation is “Raw Vis Vision”, a brand-new track from NO ZU. “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart” will drop on November 11th via the band’s imprint Cutters Records.

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart tracklist:
01. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
02. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
03. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
04. Statue – Statue Theme
05. Turkish Prison – Overboard
06. Ara Koufax – Brenda
07. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
08. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
09. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

DATE:
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]

Tracklist:

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?

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

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