Life and Death label boss, DJ and producer Manfredi Romano, DJ Tennis, adds is own spin on “Time Lapse” by Swedish producer Mr Tophat, delivering a disco banger ready to pack your dancefloor! The original track, featuring Noomi, is taken from his debut album “Dusk to Dawn”, a three LP dark-disco odyssey, which was released last year. On his eight -minute “Disko Bang Club” remix, DJ Tennis ups the danceloor clout with crisp percussion and more upright drums. It’s absolute fire.

The “Time Lapse” EP is out now on Life and Death. Get it here.

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Redrago: “Shalom Alanation” (Club Version)

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October 29th, 2019
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Fresh off the release of their collaborative self-titled album as Redrago, Life and Death’s label boss DJ Tennis and Israeli duo Red Axes are already back with two extended and powerful club versions from their adventurous and subversive full-length. The “Shalom Alanation / Ventilo (Club Versions)” is out on Friday 1st November digitally followed by a special limited coloured vinyl. Before it drops, we’re treated to a stream of a great club version of “Shalom Alanation”. Blast it above.

The “Redrago” LP is out now via Life And Death. Get it here.

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Axel Boman: “Just Imagine (Part I & II)”

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November 6th, 2017
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Seven years into its celebrated journey, Life And Death assembles its third and most adventurous compilation to date, “Displaced Soundtracks”. For the first instalment in a new series, label owner DJ Tennis has given free rein to some of his most trusted contemporaries, enabling many of today’s most respected dance music producers to display their hidden talents as composers. Gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of Life and Death’s perpetual evolution. The 11-track compilation feautres tracks from Simian Mobile Disco, KiNK, Redshape, Danny Daze and more. One of our favorite cuts from the release is “Just Imagine (Part I & II)”, a sublime new track from Swedish producer and Studio Barnhus label co-founder Axel Boman, who delivers a sitar-laced gospelhouse without a bass drum. Enjoy the ride.

The “Displaced Soundtracks Vol. 1” is out now on Life And Death. Buy it here.

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Axel Boman: “Sunrise Over Slussen”

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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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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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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7

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August 28th, 2017
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Here we go again! We’re psyched to bring you the seventh installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series. As always, the new “Late Summer” compilation is filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips.

The new collection features lots of exclusive tracks, including DJ Tennis’ killer remix of The Juan MacLean’s new single “The Brighter The Light” on DFA Records, 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. It’s yours for FREE.

The 14-track compilation is a fine selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. The Salsoul Orchesta – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Dimitri From Paris Reprise Re-Touch)

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 7 than with a top-notch edit from our beloved French disco-house veteran Dimitri From Paris. Originally released in 2015 as a Japan-only 7inch exclusive on the iconic label Salsoul Records, his edit of The Salsoul Orchesta’s classic “Ooh I Love It (Love Break)” is now available for digital free download for first time ever. A must have!

02. Yuksek – Can’t Stop (Edit)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek, purveyor of all things post-disco, house and pop, takes us straight to the dancefloor with his previously unreleased killer rework of Sylvester’s classic “Can’t Stop Dancing”. Yuksek’s rework “Can’t Stop” in his own trademark style is absolute fire. It’s now yours for absolutely free, exclusively on our compilation.

03. The Juan MacLean – The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)

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 have as an exclusive free download our favorite 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 download this remix for free, courtesy of DFA.

04. Banks – Trainwreck (Turbotito Dub Reggae Remix)

Known for his work as one half of daytime disco duo Poolside, LA-based producer Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito, keeps the summer vibes going on with his sun-drenched dub “Reggae” remix of “Trainwreck” by California singer Banks, a track taken from her recent second album “The Altar”. This superb dub version is pure summer vibes. What’s not to love?

05. Rabo & Snob – Zeshto

We’ve been following Tel Aviv-based veteran discoteers Rabo & Snob for a good while now, and it’s safe to say that the prolific duo of Ronen Sabo and Eyal Rob have never cease to amaze us. Specially made for our new compilation, the duo’s gorgeous new track “Zeshto” is yet another quality example of Rabo & Snob doing what they do best. This one will get some serious rotations on our car stereo. What a ride!

06. Soul Clap feat. Ebony Houston – Numb (Eli Escobar Dub)

New York house veteran Eli Escobar works his magic once again on “Numb”, the Ebony Houston-featuring funky tune from Boston’s finest Soul Clap. His dub version of “Numb”, one of the standout tracks from the duo’s recent second self-titled album, is pure dancefloor brilliance. That’s the way we like it.

07. Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (Cooper Saver Remix)

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver, known for throwing the Far Away parties, mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab, delivers a groovy and funky disco-influenced remix of “Crime Cutz” by Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. The original seven-minute funky disco tune is lifted from the duo’s superb EP of the same name, released last year via DFA. The remix, which was previously used as a promo-only remix online, is finally available for you to keep.

08. STATUE – Monument (Moscoman Remix)

Tel Aviv’s enfant terrible Moscoman turns his hand to “Monument”, a great tune from Melbourne’s live percussion-based dance project STATUE, the brainchild of drummer Tom Gould. The result is a percussive dancefloor odyssey. Taken from Statue’s recent four-track EP on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records.

09. Formation – Pleasure (Mall Grab Remix)

Here’s something special from Mall Grab. The Australian producer Jordon Alexander adds an extra dose of lush vibes in his sublime take on “Pleasure” by rising London quintet Formation. You can grab a copy of his remix of “Pleasure”, courtesy of Meno Records/Warner Bros.

10. Gemini Rising – Sunrise Boulevard

Let’s take a ride with “Sunrise Boulevard”, a brilliant track from Gemini Rising, a new side-project of German producer Tensnake with frequent vocal collaborator Fiora and producer Lester Mendez. Taken from their recent self-titled debut EP, a four-tracker of ’80s synth pop goodness. Just perfect for driving down the Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down.

11. Private Agenda – Texture

Our beloved Berlin disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track, entitled “Texture”, and it’s nothing short of pure brilliance. This delicious disco-infused pop tune is Private Agenda at their best! You can download this track, exclusively on our compilation.

12. Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Bicho Ruim (Rework)

Tropical disco grooves from Brazil with love. Fatnotronic and Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, two of Brazil’s major disco forces, have teamed up once again to deliver a previously unreleased rework of “Bicho Ruim”, a Brazilian disco-flavored tune that’s guaranteed to light up the dancefloor. Another great exclusive track on our new compilation.

13. Kraak & Smaak feat. Ivar – Way Back Home (Tiger & Woods Remix)

A classy remix from Tiger & Woods. The Italian disco maestros have worked their magic on Kraak & Smaak’s track “Way Back Home”, featuring yearning soul vocals from the trio’s live band singer Ivar. The remix is lifted from Kraak & Smaak’s “Way Back Home” EP on Brooklyn’s label Razor-N-Tape.

14. Marine Girls – A Different Light (Daniel T. Edit)

Los Angeles-based producer/Dj and all round cool guy Daniel T. strikes gold with his hazy, blissful rework of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, specially made for our compilation. On his perfectly crafted rework, Daniel T. creates a nostalgic mood for all those special moments of a summer gone by.

Related:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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DJ Tennis: “Certain Angles” (feat. Fink)

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June 30th, 2017
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Italian producer and Life And Death founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis, has put together the first ever double CD and triple vinyl entry into the esteemed DJ-Kicks mix series. Set to drop on July 14th, it features some new and exclusive tracks from the man himself. The first of which is “Certain Angles”, featuring vocals from Fink, an intimate and insular piece rich in warm atmosphere. The track also marks the first time the pair have worked together since DJ Tennis’s debut EP “Make It Good” back in 2012. Give it a spin above.

Pre-order it here.

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DJ Tennis: “Chirality”

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DJ Tennis: “Chirality”

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March 12th, 2016
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Berlin-based producer and Life And Death co-founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis, returns with a new “Divisions/Chirality” EP, which comes backed with remixes by the likes of Roman Flügel and Plaid. Our first taste of that forthcoming record is “Chirality”, a “deep, insistent, gelid voyage”, which features string work from Sophie Trudeau, the driving force behind the string sections of Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The record also includes a collaboration with WhoMadeWho’s Jeppe Kjellberg on “Divisions”.

The “Divisions/Chirality” EP drops on April 1st via Life And Death.

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DJ Tennis: “You Closed My Eyes”

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Psychemagik: “Chimera”

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October 1st, 2014
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It always feels good when something new from UK cosmic-disco Psychemagik comes to our station. Today, the prolific duo of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney have shared a delightfully string-led track called “Chimera”, their contribution to the forthcoming “Architects & Waves” compilation from San Francisco’s Om Records. The 16-track collection also features new and unreleased tracks by the likes of Groove Armada, Body Language, DJ Tennis, Blackbird Blackbird, Solomon Grey, Tone of Arc, among others. Give “Chimera” a spin above, and make sure to grab a free download of Psychemagik’s sublime edit “Balearic Girl”, as part of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4. Dive in.

The “Architects & Waves” compilation will drop on October 7th. Pre-order here.

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DJ Tennis: “You Closed My Eyes”

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April 1st, 2014
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Berlin-based producer and Life And Death co-founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis, is ready to drop his new double EP called “Local”, which is described as a “musical diary.” The EP consists of six original tracks, inspired by six different cities, as well as a remix by Michigan producer North Lake. The record’s opening track, “Love Child”, features the vocal talents of Luke Jenner, formerly of The Rapture. Our first taste of the release is “You Closed My Eyes”, a haunting track featuring vocals from the man himself. It’s definitely worth a listen.

DJ Tennis’ “Local” EP will drop on April 15th via Life And Death. Update: Below, you can watch the video for “You Closed My Eyes”, directed by Virgilio Villoresi.

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