Homesick #1

March 13th, 2014

Cliché Records has just launched a new project called “Homesick”, a vinyl-only series of edits. The idea behind the series is to “re-edit and rework songs from the past into something which is timeless; tracks which feel fresh but retain their memories.”

The first 12″ from the series will appear next month with three dancefloor-friendly disco reworks from Swedish duo Drop Out Orchestra, Aussie edit maestro Late Nite Tuff Guy, Parisian producer Zimmer, and Taiwan-based newcomer Amadei. That’s surely a great start for the “Homesick” series.

Preview the whole thing above, and make sure to download a short version of Amadei and Zimmer’s superb edit of France Gall’s 1987 classic “Ella Elle L’a”, which clocks in at seven minutes. What’s not to love?

Download here

“Homesick #1″ will drop on April 21. You can pre-order your 12” here

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #64

July 29th, 2013
Mixtapes, News

OFF The Road #64 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud

Hey vroomers, here is La.Ga.Sta.’s last radio show of the season! This hour-long mix features new tunes from Tensnake, Hot Natured, Yuksek, Cyclist, Rogue Vogue, JKriv, Sam Smith, and more. You can now listen/download “OFF The Road #64″ below. We’ll be back for more rides in September. Many thanks to all of you for your support and kind words. Make sure to check out La.Ga.Sta.’s previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Stay gas!

01. First Choice – Love Thang (Genius Of Time Rework)
02. JKriv & The Disco Machine – Ready To Work (ft. Adeline Michèle & Angelica Allen)
03. Schoolbell – Spin Me
04. Crayon – Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Dub Remix)
05. Hot Natured – Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)
06. Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson – Shine (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
07. Rogue Vogue – Say You Will (Dublin Aunts Day Rave Mix)
08. Tensnake feat. Fiora – See Right Through
09. Navy Shade – Oh My Love
10. Supreems – Do You Love
11. Plezier – Like
12. Kalipo – Fractal
13. Sam Smith – Safe With Me

Download “OFF The Road #64″ here [81 mb]

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[Premiere] Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson: “Shine”

July 23rd, 2013
mpFree, News

You can always count on Canadian producer and DJ Mark Penner, better known as Cyclist, for some solid dancefloor heat. He loves disco (even his cat does), he likes to boogie (just like us), and always manages to impress with his original tracks, his remixes and his funky edits. Not to mention, his classy rendition with his friend Pat Lok of The Rapture’s “How Deep is Your Love” that has been selected by the band itself as the winner of the DFA Records remix competition in 2011.

Cyclist has quickly became one of our favorite producers. That’s why we’re so excited to premiere his new single “Shine” on Jerry Bouthier’s ever-growing Continental Records. It’s a really great track with a serious ’80s funk vibe and soulful vocals from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Maiko Watson. The single comes complete with an impressive remix package, including fine reworks of “Shine” by Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra, Brooklyn’s Lou Teti, and Chicago’s jackin’ & swingin’ producer Rogue Vogue. Can we ask for more?

Before its release on July 29th, you can now download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” for free, and preview the full release, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Also, we caught up with the talented producer to talk about “Shine”, his musical influences, and disco rides. Read our interview below and ride with us.

La.Ga.Sta.: Why Cyclist? Is there any story behind your moniker?

Cyclist: I just happened to be on my bike while I was trying to think of a name for my new solo project. Looked it up when I got home and surprisingly, it wasn’t taken. Really need to make up a better story.

What made you decide to turn to music in the first place?

In my family, music is extremely important. I started playing cello when I was 3 and switched to guitar when I was 14. From then on I was obsessed with playing music and recording.

How did you come to be releasing music on Continental Records? Can you tell us a few things about your new single “Shine”?

“Shine” is an ’80s disco-funk inspired track I co-wrote with my good friend and amazing vocalist Maiko Watson. I played it out as an instrumental for a while but really wanted vocals. Maiko was the perfect fit and really dug the track so we finished a demo. This was just after I had done a remix for Shindu that was released on Continental Records. I sent the demo to Jerry Bouthier and he loved it! I’m a big fan of the label so I’m stoked to be releasing with them.

What inspired you to start DJing and making music?

I played in bands for so long. It can get a bit frustrating having to please everyone’s preferences. So I started making music solo and found that I liked the control over every aspect. I started DJing around the same time and got so addicted to it right away. It’s the best. I use to do a live set of all my own material but I got bored with it pretty quick. I may try that again in the future but not until I figure out a way to keep it fresh and interesting every show.

What was the first record you bought?

I actually don’t remember the specific record. I heard a tape of Herbie Hancock’s “Thrust” and “Secrets” albums and went on a mission to find those records. At the record store, I started listening to anything from the ’70s that looked cool. I really got in to jazz fusion, funk and soul and eventually disco.

Which is your favorite sound?

Wah, wah, clavinet probably. But it has to be a real clav, a good wah and someone who knows what to do with the combination.

What is a piece of equipment you can’t live without and why?

I’m actually not really attached to any gear other than my guitar (’73 custom Tele). Mostly sentimental reasons but it is also a really great guitar.

Which are your five favorite tracks of 2013 so far?

I could spend an hour deciding this, so without thinking about it too much:

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko)

First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time Edit)

Jex Opolis – Sharing

A/Jus/Ted feat. Jeremy Glenn – A Brighter Light

Xinobi – Puma (Moullinex Remix)

Three things we should know about Cyclist…

1. I’m a big fan of old-school disco and I have a monthly disco party in Toronto, called “Beam Me Up” with A Digital Needle. These days it’s almost impossible for me to play a set without at least a few old-school disco tracks in there.

2. I recently adopted a 13-year-old cat that also loves disco. Follow me on Instagram for pics!

3. I loooove Roti. And beer!

What are your plans for the rest of 2013?

I’m planning a tour in Mexico in September and a tour in Europe in November. I have a couple remixes in the works and I’m hoping to pump out a couple more originals before the end of the year.

Download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” here

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #53

May 7th, 2013
Mixtapes, News

OFF The Road #53 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud

OFF we go again. For all of you out there, here’s our latest radio show “OFF The Road #53″ for your ears delight. This mix is full of new gems by Shit Robot, Yuksek, Disclosure, A.N.D.Y., Grum, Urulu, Softwar, and more. You can now listen/download it below. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, check our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride with us.

01. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)
02. Yuksek feat. Oh Land – Last Of Our Kinds (Michael Garcon Remix)
03. Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub)
04. Shit Robot feat. Jenr – Feels Real (Larse Remix)
05. Urulu – Never Again
06. Softwar – Believe
07. Deetron – Out Of My Head (George FitzGerald Remix)
08. New Jackson – Sat Around Here Waiting (Pional Remix)
09. Grum – Everytime (Extended Mix)
10. A.N.D.Y. feat. Dominique Young Unique – Pushing (Extended Dub)
11. Disclosure – You & Me (feat. Eliza Dolittle)
12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore

Download “OFF The Road #53″ here [84 mb]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 April 2013

May 3rd, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of April’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Vrooom!

01. Miguel: “Do You…” [Cashmere Cat Remix]
02. Bronx: “Sundays”
03. Jacques Greene + Tinashe: “Painted Faces”
04. The Knocks feat. St. Lucia: “Modern Hearts” [Goldroom Remix]
05. Daft Punk: “Get Lucky” [Drop Out Orchestra Edit]
06. Debonair: “Flights Over Egypt”
07. Ghost Loft: “So High”
08. Propellers: “Midnight Kiss” [ATTAR! Remix]
09. YACHT: “Second Summer” [RAC Remix]
10. Javelin: “Light Out”
11. Lane 8: “So Much”
12. Clubfeet: “Everything You Wanted” [Lancelot Remix]
13. Rebeka: “Melancholia”
14. Perez: “Le Prince Noir” [Pilooski Remix]
15. Bixel Boys: “Ride”

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Daft Punk: “Get Lucky (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)”

May 1st, 2013

Daft Punk’s latest single “Get Lucky” has already been remixed and re-edited by almost everyone from Greg Wilson to 8-Bit to Lifelike, and now, our beloved Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra have joined the club. Their disco edit of “Get Lucky” is really good. And it’s free download. We’re feeling lucky today!

Download it here for a limited time.

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Drop Out Orchestra: “Your Girl” (feat. Kinema)

November 26th, 2012

Your girl wants to dance! The unstoppable Drop Out Orchestra have teamed up once again with Brighton’s Kinema for an infectious disco tune, called “Your Girl”, guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Give it a spin above, and make sure to check out the Ron Basejam and Dicky Trisco remixes from Drop Out Orchestra’s forthcoming EP “The Power Of Music” on File Under Disco. Preview the remixes here.

“Your Girl” is out now exclusively on Juno. Get it here.


La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #30

November 4th, 2012

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

OFF we go again! Just in case you missed it last night, here is our latest radio show “OFF The Road #30″. Grab it below and play it loud! Many thanks to all of you for your support. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, you can check out our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride and enjoy!

01. Only Children – Falling
02. Drop Out Orchestra feat. The Reverb Junkie – Sun Machine (diskJokke Remix)
03. NSFW – Hold Me Close
04. John Talabot & Pional – Braves
05. Hot Natured & Ali Love – Benediction
06. Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl
07. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Your Love (Waze & Odyssey Remix)
08. Duke Dumont – Reclamation Of Trance
09. Disclosure – Latch (Jamie Jones Remix)
10. Kim Ann Foxman – Return It
11. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
12. Roosevelt – Soleil

Download “OFF The Road #30″ here [82 mb]

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Tronik Youth: “Breathe”

October 19th, 2012
mpFree, News

London-based producer and DJ Tronik Youth returns with his first original single “Breathe” since the release of last year’s “I Know”, and it is certainly nice to have him back. This feel-good song is a “collaboration with my younger brother who makes folk music. After I played him a Hot Chip LP he loved it and said let’s make a track. I sent him a beat and a riff and he came up with the vox in a day”, says Tronik Youth. The “Breathe” EP is out today and comes complete with fine remixes by the likes of Drop Out Orchestra, Dublin Aunts, Holmes Price, and Shit Hot Soundsystem. You can stream the full release here.
We are delighted to share with you Australian’s duo Dublin Aunts amazing dub version of “Breathe”, a groovy, piano-driven mix that will definitely put you in the right mood. Download it for free below, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Buy the “Breathe” EP here.

Download here

Drop Out Orchestra will be DJ’ING/playing live at Queen of Hoxton in London, the Tronik Youth Club, on October 26th. Be there!

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Black Strobe: “Boogie In Zero Gravity” Video

July 18th, 2012

Arnaud Rebotini’s Black Strobe are back in action with their hypnotic groove new single “Boogie In Zero Gravity”, and now you can watch the official video. The “Boogie In Zero Gravity” EP features two original tracks and fine remixes by Drop Out Orchestra, Populette, Hot Toddy and Jeremy Glenn. This new EP is the starter for Black Strobe’s new album, which is expected to be released in 2013. You can stream the great extended version of the single below and preview the full release here.

Black Strobe’s EP “Boogie In Zero Gravity” is out now on Black Strobe Records.

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