After a long wait, Viennese producer Wolfram will finally drop tomnorrow his second album, entitied “Amadeus”, through Public Possession, DFA Records and Berlin label Live From Earth. The new record, which feautres collaborations with the likes of Peaches, Haddaway, Egyptian Lover, Yung Hurn, among others, marks his first album in eight years since the release of his excellent self-titled LP on Permanent Vacation in 2011.

Ahead of tomorrow’s release, we’re psyched to share with all of you a gorgeous version of the album’s first single “My Love Is For Real”, featuring Haddaway on voclas, by Russian master Kito Jempere, who always delivers the goods. Kito Jempere worked on two versions of “My Love Is For Real” in a «E-Jay style» with his friends: drums (Gadzhi), vocals (Kushnarova, Duchovnaya), bass/synth (Gavrilov), saxophones (Semenov). Here, we have the dub mix of the track, a perfectly-crafted, sax-drive track that rewards repeat listens. Blast it above, exclusively on LaGaSta. Yes, love is for real!

Both Kito Jempere’s versions of “My Love Is For Real” will drop on DFA on September 13th alongside with Wolfram’s “Amadeus”album. Pre-order the album here.

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The Juan Maclean: “Get Down (With My Love) (HNNY Remix)”

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July 19th, 2019
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The Juan Maclean return to DFA with a new album, entitled “The Brighter The Light”, a compilation LP of 12-inch singles they’ve amassed over the past six years – re-edited, re-mastered, and ready for fans who may have missed the tracks the first time around. From the dub house sway of 2013’s “You Are My Destiny” to the high-energy stomp of this May’s “Zone Non Linear,” and featuring two never-before-released tracks, “Quiet Magician” and “Pressure Danger,” The Juan Maclean once again justify their longevity as a musical force that is more than capable of repurposing club tracks for every setting.

Now, the record’s first single “Get Down (With My Love)” gets a remix treatment from Swedish producer HNNY, who has previously released on labels like Studio Barnhus and Let’s Play House as well as Puss, which he co-founded with Kornél Kovács. In his capable hands, the original track is transformed into something special. Blast it above.

The Juan Maclean’s “The Brighter The Light” LP arrives on September 20th via DFA Records. Get yourself a copy of HNNY’s remix here.

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Khidja: “Don’t Feed The Animals (Hiding In Your Room)”

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March 11th, 2019
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DFA’s roster gets refreshed by the Romanian production duo Khidja and their twisted “In The Middle Of The Night” EP. Having established themselves with previous releases on labels like Hivern Discs, Malka Tuti and Love On The Rocks, Khidja get gloomier and dubbier, presenting their first EP for DFA. Its four tracks and the significant Khidja beat is the sonic result of the rides the duo had in Bucharest’s, London’s and Berlin’s underground scenes.

A-side’s lead track “Don’t Feed The Animals (Hiding In Your Room)” is a spine-chilling heater! Loony, undisciplined, nocturnal melodies fit perfectly with the mysteriously deep bassline and the echoing vocals. It’s a dusky dancefloor adventure. Enjoy the ride above!

The “In The Middle Of The Night” EP arrives on April 19th via DFA Records. Pre-order it here.

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Planningtorock: “Much To Touch” (feat. Maija Karhunen) Video

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December 15th, 2018
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Hop on this long-awaited ride and enjoy the second track of Berlin-via-Bolton producer Planningtorock, aka Jam Rostron, the percussive track “Much To Touch”, included in their radical fourth album “Powerhouse” for DFA Records.

This follows the release of the playful, seductive lead track “Transome”. “Much To Touch” is the only track on “Powerhouse” to feature a co-producer, long-time friend and collaborator Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Directed by Planningtorock, the “Much To Touch” video features Maija Karhunen, the Finnish dancer and editor of dance art platform liikekieli. Speaking about the track Planningtorock says: “‘Much To Touch’ is about owning one’s muchness, especially when faced with being told ‘you’re too much.”

The track is one of the most instant cuts on the record and the flute motif is a real highlight. The funky rhythm is simply arousing and makes you move. Jam’s characteristic striking, pitched-shifted vocals are as radiant as ever on “Much To Much” as they are on all Powerhouse ten tracks. The signature Planningtorock synths and the vocals work together like magic!

Written and recorded in Berlin (Jam’s permanent home), London, New York and Los Angeles, the groove-filled Powerhouse breaks down family stories, love scenes and practices, sensations and memories of emotional shaping and re-composition of one’s identity. Especially “Much To Touch” has an unbelievable added value for the album. The album serves, in part, as a companion to the artist’s transitioning process, as a non-binary genderqueer person taking steps towards “making Jam”. “I feel a transformation in me / All those empty spaces in me / Are filling up with me…” it’s the refrain on Powerhouse’s ‘Jam of Finland’ track.

As a piece of work, the ten-track set is probably the most impactful and immediate album in Jam’s 12-year recording career. It is a celebration of liberation.

Planningtorock’s “Powerhouse” LP is out now via Human Level/DFA. Buy it here.

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Crooked Man: “Walls”

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October 10th, 2018
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Sheffield maverick Richard Barratt, aka Crooked Man, returns to DFA with his new album “Crooked House”, a maximalist take on electronic and house music that picks up where 2016’s self-titled LP left off. Teaming up again with Michael Somerset Ward (Clock DVA) and David Lewin (Bleep & Booster) in the studio, Richard Barratt crafts a comprehensive journey of hi-fi house belters with more sinister electro-pop mixed in for good measure.

The nine-track LP is influenced by two historic epicenters of electronic music: Sheffield, UK, where Richard has had an illustrious career in a mix of legendary groups like Funky Worm, Sweet Exorcist, and The All Seeing I; and the NYC Loft-era disco sound, where extended grooves were layered with peak-time choruses.

Now, Crooked Man has shared “Walls,” the second single off his “Crooked House” LP, a piano-driven house anthem. Speaking about the track, Crooked Man says: “‘Walls’ is about an unhealthy relationship, either with a person or a product. Trying to build up mental fortitude, only to crumble when faced by a test.” The single “Walls” features the powerful vocals of Amy Douglas, who also sang on the 2016 Crooked Man great track “Happiness.

The album “Crooked House” arrives on October 26 on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Crooked Man: “Happiness [12 Inch Version]

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The Juan Maclean: “What Do You Feel Free About?”

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June 4th, 2018
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DFA stalwart The Juan Maclean makes a welcome return with his infectious new single “What Do You Feel Free About?”, which follows last year’s “The Brighter The Light”, a deep, piano-based club track. Featuring vocals from regular collaborator Nancy Whang, “What Do You Feel Free About?” is an electro-disco club track anchored by a relentlessly catchy, bouncing bass line. Rave whistles, cowbell breakdowns and handclaps further ensure the track’s place as a key song for the summertime. It comes backed with a fine remix by Man Power, who adds a touch more drama to the track. The Juan Maclean are currently at work on their fourth album.

“What Do You Feel Free About?” is out now on DFA Records. Get it here.

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The Juan Maclean: “The Brighter The Light”

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The Juan Maclean: “The Brighter The Light”

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November 3rd, 2017
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Back in August, we featured DJ Tennis’ killer remix of The Juan Maclean new single “The Brighter The Light”, as part of our “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7. Now, we’ve finally got our hands on the original version of “The Brighter The Light”, a deep piano-based club tune that clocks in at eight minutes and finds Juan Maclean in such fine form.

“The Brighter The Light” emerged while Juan waits (somewhat) patiently in Brooklyn for Nancy Whang to return from touring with her ‘side gig’, LCD Soundsystem. Taking the tiniest splice of a demo vocal and sprinkling it throughout, Juan spun off the work being done for the next LP and created a new piece altogether, offering the smallest glimpse of what is to come, but ending up with something with a completely different purpose: his DJ set.

The Juan Maclean’s “The Brighter The Light” EP, which also features two fine remixes by Len Leise and Octo Octa, is out now on DFA. Buy it here.

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The Juan Maclean: “The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)”

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CCFX: “The One To Wait” Video

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October 31st, 2017
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CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington resulting from a merger between two seminal Olympia pop music outfits; CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP on DFA Records, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest.

Recorded and (re)mixed with local OG Captain Tripps, the EP’s sound partially recalls late 90’s/early 00’s indie pop as chiming, melodic guitar parts counter and complement Mary Jane’s brilliant voice. Today, they’ve shared a retro video for their great track “The One To Wait”. The visuals, shot on black-and-white 16mm film, wistfully depict the ephemerality of time, geography, and human connection. Watch it above.

Directed, edited by Matt Shanafelt & CCFX.

CCFX’s debut self-titled EP is out now on DFA Records. Buy it here.

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Marcus Marr: “High Times”

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October 24th, 2017
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He’s back! London-based producer and DJ Marcus Marr just dropped his great new track “High Times” on DFA, which marks his first release since last year’s much-played “Rocketship”. A crowd favorite from Marr’s live set, “High Times” channels the electric guitar stylings of Nile Rodgers circa 1979, and makes good use of the producer’s trademark whizzing synths as well as additional vocals from Nandi Bhebhe. “Once I had come up with the guitar parts I then added all the other instruments one by one ‘til I had an arrangement I liked,” Marr says. “I’ve been playing it out for ages and it always works.” Blast it above.

The single “High Times” arrives on October 27th on DFA.

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Marcus Marr: “Rocketship”

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The Juan Maclean: “The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)”

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September 20th, 2017
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DFA stalwart The Juan Maclean has a new single on the way, called “The Brighter The Light”, and it’s a great one. Before it drops, we are honored to premiere a killer remix of the track by Italian producer and Life And Death founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis. In his capable hands, the original track is transformed into an eight-minute epic ride. Pure class. You can grab a free download of the remix as part of our “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7. Expect more remixes of “The Brighter The Light” by Len Leise and Octo Octa.

The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.7 features lots of exclusive tracks, including Yuksek’s previously unreleased edit of “Can’t Stop”, Rabo & Snob’s great new track “Zeshto”, Daniel T.’s blissful edit of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, Private Agenda’s brilliant new track “Texture”, and a Brazilian disco-flavored rework of “Bicho Ruim” by Fatnotronic and Joutro Mundo. It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, including Holy Ghost! x Cooper Saver, Banks x Poolside’s Turbotito, Soul Clap x Eli Escobar, STATUE x Moscoman, Tenskane’s new side project Gemini Rising, Formation x Mall Grab, and – last but certainly not least – Tiger & Woods.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7 here for the price of an e-mail.

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