[Premiere] Crooked Man: “Happiness (12 Inch Version)”

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June 22nd, 2017
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Sheffield maverick Richard Barratt, formerly DJ Parrot, one half of the “Bleep Techno” duo Sweet Exorcist and part of the dance act All Seeing I, is a man of many talents and aliases. Last year, he dropped his self-titled debut LP for DFA Records under his Crooked Man moniker. A great album that truly showcased his incredible blend of wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics. One of the record’s standout cuts was the epic closer “Happiness”, a piano-led house banger with soulfully seductive diva vocals. The rich and powerful vocals for “Happiness” were sung by Amy Douglas, who’s also the singer in Juan Maclean’s side-project Peach Melba.

Now, Crooked Man’s instant-classic “Happiness” gets a new EP with three alternate versions of the track. The record also includes a killer “12 Inch version” of “Happiness” that clocks in at eleven minutes. You can stream stream it exclusively on La.Ga.Sa. “‘Happiness’ is about nostalgia, specifically the yearning, happy/sad feeling of hearing an old record that you love”, says Richard Barratt.

Crooked Man’s “Happiness” EP drops on June 23 on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Crooked Man: “The Girl With Better Clothes”

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After a long wait, The Juan MacLean return to DFA with a surprise new single “Can You Ever Really Know Somebody”, which marks their first release of original material since 2014’s excellent third album “In A Dream”. Bursting with deep house elastic bounce and electronic pop flourishes, “Can You Ever Really Know Somebody” is pure dancefloor fire! It’s brimming with the kind of disco-house goodness that we’ve come to expect from DFA mainstay John MacLean and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem fame. This one will get some serious rotations this spring. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The single “Can You Ever Really Know Somebody” comes backed with a great remix and a dub version from LA-4A, aka Ambivalent and legally known as American born producer Kevin McHugh. It’s a fitting companion to the original. The track is a taste of things to come, as The Juan Maclean prepares a new LP for DFA, which is expected to arrive in fall 2017.

“Can You Ever Really Know Somebody” is out now on digital streaming & limited 12” on DFA. Pick up your copy here.

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The Juan MacLean: “Here I Am” [Octo Octa Remix]

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Nils Bech: “Glimpse Of Hope (Joe Goddard Remix)”

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December 5th, 2016
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Just last week, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard dropped his brand-new solo single, the Emotions-sampling “Lose Your Love”, and now he’s already back with a new remix of “Glimpse Of Hope”, the latest single from Norwegian avant-garde pop prince Nils Bech. In the capable hands of Joe Goddard, the original cut turns into a gorgeous sparkly and upbeat number. The single “Glimpse Of Hope” appears on Nils Bech’s recent debut album “Echo” for DFA.

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Nils Bech: “Please Stay”

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La.Ga.Sta. presents: Gabe Gurnsey LIVE [Factory Floor/DFA]

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October 6th, 2016
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La.Ga.Sta. is driving once again to London’s Dalston Superstore for something rather special. We’re beyond psyched to welcome Factory Floor’s founder Gabe Gurnsey as a headliner for our new event. Prepare yourself for a dynamic solo live set from one of our favorite co-drivers. Don’t miss this one. Gonna be a great event.

Factory Floor, now a duo consisting of Gabe Gurnsey and Nik Void, recently dropped their great second album “25 25” for DFA Records, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, it captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups.

Before embarking on Factory Floor’s sophomore effort, London-based producer Gabe Gurnsey began experimenting with his own material and was introduced to Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas) and his dark and distinctive label Drone Records. His debut solo release, a two-tracker called “Falling Phase”, was released last year release on Drone with more to follow. On the back of the single Gabe has developed a solo live show that he is touring worldwide.

Get in the mood and grab a free download of Gabe Gurnsey superb remix of Shura’s “White Light” here.

La.Ga.Sta. presents: Gabe Gurnsey LIVE [Factory Floor/DFA]

Friday 7 October 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

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Factory Floor: “Dial Me In”

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Nils Bech: “Please Stay”

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September 23rd, 2016
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Earlier this month, Norwegian avant-garde pop prince Nils Bech dropped “Waiting”, the first taste off his upcoming debut album “Echo” for DFA Records. Here, we have “Please Stay”, another new track from “Echo”. The nine-track album, finds Nils Bech working with fellow Norwegian producer and beatmaker Drippin to create something strange and immediate.

Nils Bech’s “Echo” LP will drop on October 14th on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Nils Bech: “Waiting”

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Nils Bech: “Waiting”

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September 7th, 2016
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A busy stage actor and singer already well known in his native Norway for three albums released on Oslo’s Fysisk Format, Norwegian avant-garde pop prince Nils Bech is gearing up to release his debut album, entitled “Echo”, for DFA in October. On his nine-track debut LP, Nils Bech has collaborated with fellow Norwegian producer and beatmaker Drippin to create something new. Strange and immediate. The record marks a pivotal turning point for Bech, and something of a radical sonic departure too. The album’s lead single “Waiting” with Nils Bech’s singular voice is a perfect example of what’s to come.

Nils Bech’s “Echo” LP will drop on October 14th on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Crooked Man: “The Girl With Better Clothes”

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July 21st, 2016
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Sheffield hero Richard Barratt, formerly DJ Parrot and one half of the “Bleep Techno” duo Sweet Exorcist alongside Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk, is getting ready to drop his self-titled debut album on DFA Records under his Crooked Man alias. The nine-track record showcases his incredible blend of wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics. After giving us “Happiness”, Crooked Man has shared another new track in the form of “The Girl With Better Clothes”, and it’a great one. Blast it above.

Crooked Man’s self-titled LP will drop on September 16th on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Factory Floor: “Ya”

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July 7th, 2016
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Back in May, London’s Factory Floor, now officially a duo consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey, dropped “Dial Me In”, the lead single off their upcoming second album “25 25” on DFA. Now, they’re back with their new single “Ya”, a seven-minute dancefloor gem that gives us yet another reason to get excited about the follow-up to their excellent 2013 self-titled debut. Blast it above, and enjoy the ride. Update: Below, you can watch the hypnotic video for “Ya”, directed by Factory Floor and featuring sculptures by the duo’s Nik Void.

The album “25 25” will arrive on August 19th via DFA. here.

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Factory Floor: “Dial Me In”

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Factory Floor: “Dial Me In”

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May 25th, 2016
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London’s Factory Floor, now officially a duo consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey, return to DFA with their second album “25 25”, which follows their hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, the new eight-track record captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups. Today, Factory Floor have shared the album’s lead single “Dial Me In”, which you can stream above.

Speaking of “Dial Me In”, Void says: “Being openly progressive has always been the Factory Floor way, be it via improvisational live shows, early Blast First releases, DFA reworks, or open studio collaborations and residencies. ‘Dial Me In’ was the first track Gabe and I wrote together for this record. At this time we were both exploring new set ups – some unfamiliar gear like modular systems, as well as various machines combined with regular old stuff like my Roland sampler, live drums and effected live vocals.”

The album “25 25” will arrive on August 19th via DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Factory Floor: “How You Say”

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The Juan MacLean: “Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)”

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September 22nd, 2015
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Here we go! The fifth installment of our annual “Late Summer” compilation series has arrived, featuring 16 tracks that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. The compilation Vol.5 also includes a new The Juan MacLean remix, which comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa gets his hands on the duo’s “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, completely transforming the track into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it. Blast it above.

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, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Update: As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Wolfram’s remix of “Here I Am” below. Enjoy the ride.

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

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