Perel: “Alles”

DATE:
March 14th, 2018
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Berlin-based producer Perel, the moniker of Annegret Fiedler, will drop her debut LP “Hermetica” on April 20th on DFA Records. Today, she shares “Alles,” the great second single off the record and the album’s most personal song. On her debut LP for DFA Records, Perel takes the listener into deep space and explains it all. Over the course of nine tracks, she shares a striking amalgamation of house, new wave, and kraut motifs that crystallize to form a unique sound. After getting your fill of the track “Alles” above, make sure to check out the record’s first single “Die Dimension” below. Enjoy the ride.

Pre-order the “Hermetica” LP here.

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Guerilla Toss: “The String Game” Video

DATE:
May 25th, 2017
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Brooklyn-via-Boston noise-funk mavericks Guerilla Toss have returned to DFA Records with their second full-length album “GT Ultra”, which follows last year’s debut LP “Eraser Stargazer”. The record’s great first single “The String Game” now has a video to go along with it, which features drawings from GToss lyricist Kassie Carlson. The “GT Ultra” LP is out now on vinyl, while the digital version will arrive on June 23. Pre-order it here.

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Larry Gus: “At Your Desk”

DATE:
May 18th, 2016
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Greek psych-pop musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, just dropped a new compilation called “At Your Desk” that serves as a companion piece to his excellent second LP “I Need New Eyes” for DFA. The seven-track collection features two original tracks, a cover of Bjork’s “I Miss You”, and four epic remixes from some of the album’s standout tracks by 40 Thieves, Musik Non Stop, Luke Vibert, and Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver.

Today, we’re psyched to share with with all of you not one, but two remixes from the compilation that spin the album’s “I Need New Eyes” neurotic fidgety originals into a spaced-out dancefloor bliss-state. San Francisco’s collective 40 Thieves, known for previous releases on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Leng, and Rong Records, take us for a ride with their finely-crafted “Wawoobi Dub” version of “The Sun Describes”. And if that’s not enough, Daniel.T. has teamed up once again with friend and fellow LA producer Cooper Saver to deliver a rework of “NP-Complete” of cosmic disco goodness.

You can stream both remixes exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

Larry Gus’ “At Your Desk” is out now on DFA. Buy it here.

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Larry Gus: “NP-Complete”

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Marcus Marr: “Rocketship”

DATE:
May 11th, 2016
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The last time we heard from London-based producer Marcus Marr was late last year when he dropped his excellent collaborative “Work” EP with Melbourne electro-soul crooner Chet Faker. Now, he returns to DFA Records with his killer new single “Rocketship”, a seven-minute surefire dancefloor groover, with deep vocals and a good amount of funky guitar licks. Of course, we’d expect nothing less from Marcus Marr.

“‘Rocketship’ is a tune I’ve been playing out for a good while now. It always gets a good reaction. It started life as a guitar and bass groove that I put together in my studio here in London. Then it received the wisdom of Damian Drammaticus (the deep voice). Then I laid on the other elements,” he says.

The single “Rocketship” is out now on DFA. Get it here.

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Marcus Marr: “Brown Sauce”
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker: “The Trouble With Us”

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Essaie Pas: “Le Port Du Masque Est De Rigueur”

DATE:
January 11th, 2016
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Montreal-based electronic duo Essaie Pas, comprised of Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau, have signed to DFA Records for their debut album “Demain Est Une Autre Nuit”, slated for release on February 19th. Davidson and Guerineau have previously turned out a handful of EPs, showcasing the pair’s trademark sound, a dark and unique blend of drawling guitars, français mumbles, and minimal electronics. Our first taste from Essaie Pas’ forthcoming first full-length LP comes in the form of “Le Port Du Masque Est De Rigueur”, a finely crated darkwave, synth-pop tune. After getting your fill of “Le Port Du Masque Est De Rigueur” above, make sure to check out the video for the track, directed by Larissa Corriveau, below. Pre-order the album here.

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Prinzhorn Dance School: “Reign” Video

DATE:
June 9th, 2015
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Prinzhorn Dance School, the Brighton-based duo of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn, has shared this moody, black-and-white video for their recent single “Reign”, taken from their third album “Home Economics”, out now via DFA Records. Peep the clip above, and make sure to check out Shit Robot’s killer remix of the track below. Buy the album here.

Directed by Dean Chalkley.

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Prinzhorn Dance School: “Reign” [Shit Robot Remix]

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Dan Bodan: “A Soft Opening”

DATE:
October 21st, 2014
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Berlin-based electronic pop songwriter Dan Bodan is one week away from the release of his debut LP “Soft” for DFA, which is said to be a “rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia.” We’ve already heard the singles “Soft As Rain” and “Jaws Of Life”, and now we’ve got another track from that forthcoming album, the insanely beautiful “A Soft Opening”, which was produced by LA/NY experimental pop duo 18+ and Latisha Faulkner.

Dan Bodan’s new album “Soft”, co-produced with Physical Therapy and Renaissance Man’s Ville Haimala, will drop on October 28th via DFA Records. Also, DFA has teamed up with Canadian cassette label 1080p for a limited-edition cassette version of “Soft”, which is now available to pre-order here.

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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 for the price of an email.

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 graced 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?

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The Juan MacLean: “Feel Like Movin'”

DATE:
October 1st, 2013
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It’s the perfect night to get away…DFA stalwart The Juan MacLean recently dropped his new single “Feel Like Movin'”, featuring vocals from regular collaborator Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame), and we can’t get enough of it. The track finds the Juan MacLean building a solid slice of piano-led house that is just about impossible to resist.

“Feel Like Movin'” is taken from the great split-12”single with Shit Robot, which is now available to purchase here. Both The Juan MacLean and Shit Robot have full length albums due in 2014 on DFA. Bring it on!

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Holy Ghost!: “Okay”

DATE:
August 21st, 2013
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After having teased us with a couple of previews over the past few weeks, New York dance duo Holy Ghost! have just shared another taste from their upcoming second LP “Dynamics”, which drops on September 10 via DFA. Here’s the album’s opening track “Okay”, a groovy electro-pop jam that will leave you begging for more. Grab your keys, it’s time to take a ride.

Just in case you missed it, watch the retro video for the non-album track “Teenagers In Heat”, co-produced by James Murphy, here.

mpFree: Holy Ghost!: “Teenagers In Heat”

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