Visuals: “The State Of Things”

DATE:
February 25th, 2016
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Berlin-via-New York singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fox, aka Visuals, first caught our ear in 2013 with his Darkside-produced self-titled debut EP, released via Nicolas Jaar’s Other People imprint. Now, he’s back with a new three-track EP called “The State of Things”, set to arrive on March 25th on the newly revived imprint thesongsays. In the meantime, here’s the record’s title track, which was produced by Darkside’s Dave Harrington and Louis McGuire. It’s truly a thing of beauty. Give it a spin above.

Pre-order your 12” here.

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Visuals: “A Pixel”

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This Soft Machine: “On & On”

DATE:
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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Darkside: “Gone Too Soon”

DATE:
August 18th, 2014
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Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside are “coming to an end, for now”, leaving us with two unreleased songs that didn’t make it onto their excellent debut LP “Psychic”, “Gone Too Soon” and “What They Say”. Both tracks will appear on the forthcoming Other People compilation “Work”, which comes out on September 28th.

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Visuals: “A Pixel”

DATE:
August 6th, 2014
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NEW MUSIC
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Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label continues its solid, quality releases with a brand-new compilation entitled “Work”. Our first taste of that forthcoming record is “A Pixel”, a perfectly crafted track from Visuals, the electronic pop project from Berlin-via-New York producer Andrew Fox. This track was produced by the mighty Nicolas Jaar and featuring his Darkside partner-in-crime David Harrington on guitar. Darkside have also produced Visuals’ self-titled debut EP, which was released late last year. Below, you can revisit the video for Visuals’ track “Slowed Down”, directed by Luke Harris.

The 11-track compilation “Work” will arrive on September 28th via Other People.
Pre-order here.

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

DATE:
January 15th, 2014
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NEW MUSIC
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Hey vroomers, it’s that time again. Once more during last year we have been sharing with you tons of free music, and now we’re really excited to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2013. A long list with top-notch tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. Here’s your chance to revisit 2013′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Bicep & Ejeca: “You” [Piano Version]
02. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” [Breakbot Remix]
03. Rhye: “Open” [Bondax Remix]
04. CHVRCHES: “The Mother We Share” [Moon Boots Remix]
05. Darkside: “Golden Arrow”
06. Chromeo: “Over Your Shoulder”
07. Banks: “Warm Water” [Snakehips Remix]
08. Miguel: “Do You…” [Cashmere Cat Remix]
09. Poolside: “If We Make It”
10. The Swiss: “Connect”

11. Clubfeet: “Cape Town” [Panama Remix]
12. Hot Natured: “Reverse Skydiving” [Benoit & Sergio Remix]
13. MS MR: “Think Of You” [RAC Mix]
14. Flight Facilities: “Clair De Lune” [Them Jeans Edit]
15. Holy Ghost!: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” [Drake Cover]
16. Kölsch: “Goldfisch”
17. Mayer Hawthorne: “Her Favorite Song” [Oliver Remix]
18. Siriusmo: “Itchy”
19. Miami Horror: “Real Slow” [Plastic Plates Remix]
20. Perseus: “Shadow Of The Beast”

21. Grizzly Bear: “Gun Shy” [Lindstrøm Remix]
22. Moon Boots: “Love Strong”
23. Hayden James: “Embrace” [Version]
24. Kaytranada: “At All”
25. Isaac Tichauer: “Take Over You”
26. John Talabot feat. Pional: “Destiny” [Dubtool Version]
27. Hanni El Khatib: “Penny” [Classixx Remix]
28. The Knocks feat. St. Lucia: “Modern Hearts” [Goldroom Remix]
29. Para One: “You Too”
30. Chris Malinchak: “So Into You”

31. Todd Terje: “Spiral” [Radio Mix]
32. Daughter: “Youth” [Lane 8 Remix]
33. Peter & The Magician: “On My Brain” [Crayon Remix]
34. Jacques Greene: “Body Party”
35. Finnebassen: “Bella”
36. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive: “Real Talk” [Cassian Remix]
37. Charles Murdoch: “Dekire” [Bodhi Remix]
38. Tourist: “Stay”
39. Bixel Boys: “Love Like This”
40. Yuksek feat. Oh Land: “Last Of Our Kinds” [Michael Garcon Remix
]

41. Lorde: “Love Club” [L D R U Remix]
42. Jonas Rathsman: “Bringing You Down”
43. Eli & Fur: “You’re So High” [Ejeca Remix]
44. Mitzi: “Falling”
45. Zimmer: “Galapagos”
46. Chela: “Romanticise” [Gold Fields Remix]
47. Fleetwood Mac: “Family Man” [Flight Facilities Edit]
48. Psychemagik: “La Paix Est Une Fleur”
49. Touch Sensitive: “Pizza Guy” [Lauer Remix]
50. Emiliana Torrini: “Speed Of Dark” [Andrew Weatherall Remix]

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RA Sessions: Darkside – Paper Trails

DATE:
October 15th, 2013
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NEW MUSIC
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Watch Nicolas Jaar performing live with his Darkside cohort, Dave Harrington, the great track “Paper Trails” for Resident Advisor’s new series of short live music films, RA Sessions. “Paper Trails” appears on the pair’s debut album “Psychic”, out now via Nicolas Jaar’s new subscription label, Other People and Matador.

Directed by Patrick Nation.

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Darkside: “Paper Trails”

DATE:
September 18th, 2013
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NEW MUSIC
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Late in August, we featured “Golden Arrow”, the first 11 minutes from New York-based electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington’s debut album “Psychic” under the name Darkside.

Today, we’re treated to the second taste from that record in the form of “Paper Trails”, an atmospheric, bluesy track and yet another good reason to get excited about “Psychic”. Give it a spin above. Darkside’s debut album “Psychic” will arrive on October 8 via Nicolas Jaar’s new subscription label, Other People and Matador.

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mpFree: Darkside: “Golden Arrow”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 August 2013

DATE:
September 5th, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Hey vroomers, it’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. A list with top-notch tunes from Andrew Weatherall, Four Tet, Ejeca, Chris Malinchak, Darkside, Jacques Greene, Oliver, Moullinex, Mitzi, Crayon, and more.

As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of August below. Fill it up!

Top 15 August 2013:
01. Eli & Fur: “You’re So High” [Ejeca Remix]
02. Emiliana Torrini: “Speed Of Dark” [Andrew Weatherall Remix]
03. Chris Malinchak: “So Into You”
04. DIANA: “Perpetual Surrender” [Four Tet Remix]
05. Chela: “Romanticise” [Gold Fields Remix]
06. Mitzi: “Falling”
07. Peter & The Magician: “On My Brain” [Crayon Remix]
08. Darkside: “Golden Arrow”
09. Jacques Greene: “Body Party”
10. Bonnie McKee: “American Girl” [Oliver Remix]
11. Charles Murdoch: “Dekire” [Bodhi Remix]
12. Devendra Banhart: “Golden Girls” [Moullinex Re-Edit]
13. Lemonade: “Skyballer”
14. Seoul: “Stay With Us”
15. Twiggy Lashes: “Beside Me”

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Darkside: “Golden Arrow”

DATE:
August 26th, 2013
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Darkside: “Golden Arrow”

Over the weekend, New York-based DJ and producer Nicolas Jaar has shared the first 11 minutes of the upcoming new Darkside album, his collaborative project with Dave Harrington, via his new “serial label”, Other People. “Like a magazine, we deliver new content each week. Every Sunday, our members receive a new issue,” he says. You can grab the epic opening track from Darkside’s debut LP for free below. Update: The new track is titled “Golden Arrow”.

In related news, Other People will release a new 13-track compilation, entitled “Trust”, on September 2. The collection will feature tracks from Nikita Quasim, Valentin Stip, Acid Pauli Will Epstein, Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar himself.

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Darkside: “A1” Video

DATE:
May 15th, 2012
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NEW MUSIC
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Here is the video for the brilliant track “A1” by Darkside, the side-project of Nicolas Jaar with Brooklyn’s guitarist Dave Harrington. From their self-titled, debut EP, out now on Clown & Sunset. Shot in Arizona and California.

Directed by Ryan Staake.

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