La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 November 2014

December 1st, 2014

[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

La.Ga.Sta.’s monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks has arrived and it features some great freebies by the likes of Moon Boots, Les Sins, the dance project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, Leo Zero, Chromatics, Bicep, Maceo Plex, YACHT, Zimmer, Homework, and more. As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 15 November:
01. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
02. Moon Boots: “There’s No Love”
03. Les Sins: “Talk About”
04. Chromatics: “At Your Door” [8-Track Demo Version]
05. Bicep & Hammer: “I Believe”
06. Mylo: “Drop The Pressure” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]
07. YACHT: “Terminal Beach”
08. Wunder Wunder: “Midnight Hours” [Zimmer Remix]
09. Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”
10. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
11. Figgy: “You Were Mine” [Daniel.T. Remix]
12. Metronomy: “The Look” [Hemingway’s Balearic Reprise]
13. Jonjo Jury: “If You Break It”
14. WooHoo: “Low Down (Son Of A Gun)”
15. Edit Service 46: The Mansisters

Top 15 October 2014

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Mylo: “Drop The Pressure (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)”

November 3rd, 2014

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Mylo: “Drop The Pressure” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]

Our beloved Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra sadly announced last week their breakup. As a farewell gift to fans, the duo have dropped their very last freebie, a superb groovy rework of Mylo’s “Drop The Pressure”. Thank you for the music, Drop Out Orchestra.

In their own words: “Drop Out Orchestra is no more! It’s been one helluva ride, and we’ve had so much more fun than we could ever dream of. BUT – we’ve decided to go separate ways, quit while we’re ahead, and all that. We would like to thank everyone who came out to party with us, everyone who listened to our music and of course… Alberto! So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night.”

Download here

mpFree: Bag Raiders: “Nairobi” [Drop Out Orchestra Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 September 2014

October 2nd, 2014

[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Hey vroomers, it’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes by Poolside, Bag Raiders, Say Lou Lou, Jacques Greene, ODESZA, Kasper Bjørke, Mighty Mouse, Basenji, among others. As always, this is your monthly chart. Get your fill of the most popular mpFrees below, and stay gas!

Top 15 September 2014:
01. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
02. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
03. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene ’11 Edit]
04. Bag Raiders: “Nairobi” [Drop Out Orchestra Remix]
05. Basenji: “Heirloom”
06. Jessie Ware: “Say You Love Me” [Gorgon City Remix]
07. Banks: “Beggin For Thread” [Bag Raiders Remix]
08. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
09. Mighty Mouse: “That Piano Track”
10. Thrupence: “Silk”
11. Cyclist & Maiko: “Shine” [Anoraak Remix]
12. Kasper Bjørke feat. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: “TNR” [Anton Klint Remix]
13. Locussolus: “I Want It” [Instrumental]
14. JBAG feat. Kamp!: “Through Blue” [Dub]
15. International Feel: “Be With Me Tonight”

Download: Top 15 August 2014

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The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks

September 15th, 2014

DFA’s LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean’s iconic vocalist Nancy Whang returns to our ears with her brand-new EP “The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks”, a collection of disco reworks of classic tracks from the catalogue of legendary label, Casablanca. For this release, Nancy Whang has teamed up with Etienne de Crécy, Audiojack, Bonar Bradberry, Drop Out Orchestra and The Revenge, to deliver four superb covers of Dennis Parker’s “Like An Eagle”, Donna Summer’s “Working The Midnight Shift”, Kiss’ “I Was Made For Loving You”, and Parliament’s “Flashlight”. That’s the way we like it. Stream the whole thing above, and get into the groove.

“The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks” is out now digitally via Gomma. Get it here.

mpFree: Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”

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Bag Raiders: “Nairobi (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)”

September 13th, 2014

Mega fun vibes. Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra recently dropped this tastefully club-ready remix of Bag Raiders’ playful summery jam “Nairobi”, the lead track from their latest club-oriented “Nairobi/Savannah” on Modular. On their version of “Nairobi”, Drop Out Orchestra add plenty of funk, nice vocals, and trumpets. Better yet, you can now grab this remix for free below.

Download here

Stream: Bag Raiders: “Nairobi”

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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

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

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

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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