Back in May, Boston duo Soul Clap took us for a funktastic ride with their “In Da Kar” EP, a collaborative effort with Funkadelic legend George Clinton and funk god Sly Stone. Described by the pair itself as “one of the most significant moments of our adventure”, the four-track record, includes a mix of “First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate”, the title track of 2014’s Funkadelic album, their first in 33 years, the dancefloor jam “Peep This”, featuring Nick Monaco, G Koop and Greg Paulus, plus two remixes of “In Da Kar” from FSQ and EFUNK.

Today, we’re delighted to share with you an unreleased dub version of Funkadelic and Soul Clap’s collaborative tune “In Da Kar”, featuring Sly Stone on keys, by FSQ. You can now download FSQ’s deliciously funky “Miami” dub version of the track for absolutely free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Grab it below, and get “In Da Kar”!

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The “In da Kar” EP is out now on Soul Clap Records. Get it here.

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Soul Clap: “So Sedated” (feat. Dayonne Rollins)

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Cyclist: “Incoming Instructions”

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June 1st, 2015
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Get ready for a funky ride! Toronto-based producer/DJ Mark Penner, better known as Cyclist, returns to his disco roots with his new 12”, a four-track offering called “Incoming Instructions”. This effort marks his debut release for MANI/PEDI Records, which he co-runs alongside RAC’s Karl Kling. Today, we’re excited to share with you an exclusive stream of the record’s title track, which finds Cyclist in such fine form. Loose and decidedly funky, “Incoming Instructions” is a killer tune filled with live bass, disco guitar riffs and analog synth goodness. Midway through, the track makes a surprisingly shift, introducing Joel Klaverkamp’s peculiar HAL 9000-esque vocals. We’ve had it on repeat all day.

The “Incoming Instructions” 12”, which also features a cosmic space jam called “Meta” and two remixes of the title track by Italo-disco legend Alexander Robotnick and Brioski, is out now on MANI/PEDI Records. Pick up your 12” here.

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Cyclist: “Heartbeat Speed” (feat. Jocelyn Alice)

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[Premiere] Knightlife: “Don’t Stop (Suzanne Kraft Remix)”

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April 2nd, 2015
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Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, better known as Knightlife, recently dropped a great tune called “Don’t Stop”, which you may already be familiar with it if you heard Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation, showcasing a “glimpse of dance culture” in their home city of Melbourne. True to his usual eclectic style, “Don’t Stop” finally sees a single release on Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. The single comes complete with a new acid-tinged techno jam “Interstate 08″ and a remix of “Don’t Stop” from Los Angeles producer/DJ Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, who recently wowed us with his killer tune “Renee Running” under his new alias Dude Energy.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you an exclusive stream of Suzanne Kraft’s sublime remix of Knightlife’s “Don’t Stop”, who turns the tune into a cosmic disco ride, replete with lush synths, bright melodies and tropical-inflected percussions. And yes, it doesn’t get any better than this. Give this remix a spin or two above, and ride with us.

The “Don’t Stop” EP is out on vinyl and digital via Cutters Records. Pick up your 12” here.

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Knightlife: “Without Love”

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SatinCoco: “Another Morning (Holmes Price Remix)”

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February 9th, 2015
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SatinCoco, a Parisian electro-pop duo made up of Jérémie Poirier-Quinot and Raphaël Coqblin, are gearing up for the release of their first EP, entitled “Largo”, next month. The record showcases SatinCoco’s knack for delicately crafted pop tracks with lush arrangements and a decidedly cinematic feel. Today, we’re delighted to bring you the exclusive premiere of Holmes Price’s superb remix of the EPs standout track, “Another Morning”. In the hands of the talented London producer, the original song is transformed into something different, a warm disco-infused slow jam, replete with deliciously synths and smooth vibes. Blast it above.

The “Largo” EP, which also features the original track “SatinCoco”, as well as two fine covers of Gonjasufi’s “Sheep” and Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers”, will arrive on March 23th.

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[Premiere] Qtier: “Anything Other (Kiwi Remix)”

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December 4th, 2014
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London-based DJ/producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, is someone we’ve been following for a good while now. With a slew of impressive releases on labels like Needwant, Days Of Being Wild and Deep Shit, Kiwi has easily became one of our favorite producers. The last time we heard from him was last summer, when he delivered a killer EP called “The Mara” of three club-ready jams, his debut release on Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club label.

Now, Kiwi takes us for slow ride with his sublime new remix of London’s electronic-soul duo Qtier “Anything Other”, a hauntingly beautiful track from the pair’s “The Cards” EP, which was released last year on BPitch Control. On his remix for “Anything Other” – premiered here – Kiwi stretching it out into a near ten minute epic and it’s just about as mesmerizing as it gets. You can download this remix for free at Kiwi’s Facebook page in exchange for a “Like”. Don’t snooze on this one!

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Stream: Kiwi: “The Mara” EP

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Moscoman: “Dark Horse” Video

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November 10th, 2014
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Israeli producer Moscoman, who is currently based in Berlin, recently dropped his second EP “Dark Horse”, a fine collection of four quality tunes on Cosmo Vitelli’s label I’m a Cliché. We’ve already featured the infectious dancefloor heater “Rerotica”, one of our favorite cuts from that release, and today, we’re premiering the visual piece for the EPs title track, a video which perfectly fits the tune’s dark and groovy sound. Peep the clip above, and get a copy of Moscoman’s great “Dark Horse” EP here.

Video edited by Natalie Feldesman.

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Stream: Edit Service 18: Moscoman

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GL: “What Happened To Us? (Retiree Remix)”

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November 3rd, 2014
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What happens when two of our favorite new Australian bands get together? The answer lies in this deliciously funky remix of Melbourne’s synth-pop duo GL superb slow jam “What Happened To Us? (already posted here) by fellow Aussie band and labelmates Retiree, who impressed us earlier this year with their self-titled debut EP. On their remix of “What Happened To Us?, Retiree add plenty of disco-funk vibes, even their own vocals, to deliver something special with a decidedly tropical feel to it. What a ride! Today, we’re pretty excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of this remix. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The original track appears on GL’s self-titled debut EP, out now via Sydney label Plastic World. The EP really marks the duo of Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson, lovers of all things ’80s, boogie and cosmic-funk, as one to watch. Below, you can watch the video for the track “Take Me Back”, directed by Eugene Ward. You can buy the EP here.

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mpFree: GL: “Won’t You See”

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Acid Washed: “Golem’s Dance (Bufi Remix)”

DATE:
October 27th, 2014
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French electro duo Acid Washed, consisting of Andrew Claristidge and Richard D’Alpert, shared news with us earlier this month about “House of Melancholy Remixed”, a new collection of four unreleased remixes for some standout tracks from their superb Joakim-produced sophomore album “House of Melancholy”, released last year on Record Makers.

Today, we’re psyched to bring you the exclusive premiere of Bufi’s great remix for one of our favorite tracks from that album, “Golem’s Dance”, featuring La Mverte. In the capable hands of the talented Mexican producer/DJ Mateo González, the piano-led original track is transformed into something completely different, a dark and driving affair. Give Bufi’s remix of “Golem’s Dance” a few spins above and grab a free download for a limited time only.

Acid Washed’s “House of Melancholy Remixed” EP, which also features remixes by Moscoman, Molécule and Miss Kittin, will arrive on November 24th via Record Makers.

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Lippie: “All The Cities (Acid Washed Remix)”

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October 1st, 2014
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Last week, we shared with you a great podcast from Berlin-based producer/DJ Andrew Claristidge along with news of his forthcoming solo EP, but now it’s time to hear something new from his French electro duo Acid Washed that we’ve been following for a long time. Everything Acid Washed touched turned to gold and their epic remix of “All The Cities” from fellow French singer/songwriter Laura Peinetti, aka Lippie, is no exception.

On their remix of “All The Cities”, taken from her first solo album “An imaginary Truth”, the duo of Andrew Claristidge and Richard D’Alpert transform the original track into an eight-minute guitar-driven electro workout that feels like a late-night highway drive. This is not the first time that the two have crossed paths, as Lippie has contributed vocals to two songs on Acid Washed’s 2010 self-titled debut album. You can now grab a free download of this remix exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

And the news gets even better: Acid Washed are getting ready to drop a strong remix package for some standout tracks from their Joakim-produced second album “House Of Melancholy”, released last year via Record Makers. The “House Of Melancholy Remixed” EP will feature four new remixes by the likes of Moscoman, Molécule, Bufi and Miss Kittin. Bring it on!

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

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September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

YES, it’s finally here. Today, we’re so excited to bring you the fourth installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation series, which is now available for free download. The new compilation Vol 4 collects 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists that will not only transport you to your own dream beach, but will extend this summer to eternity. Everything we love about summer is here: delicious tropical-flavored tracks, road trips under the sun, silky smooth house tunes, cool drinks by the pool, gentle sea breezes caressing our faces, and dancing on the sand ’til dawn. You should know by now that summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. Ride with us.

This year’s Late Summer Compilation features exclusive unreleased tracks, along with much-loved tunes available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation. Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it. Vrooom!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4 here [190 mb]

Tracklist:

01. Nile Delta – Aztec (Pional Remix)

Lots of people have been asking us about this remix, so we’re psyched to open our new compilation with this sublime take on Melbourne’s producer Nile Delta great tune “Aztec” by Madrid-based producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional. Previously only available on vinyl, this remix is now available for free download, courtesy of Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. Feel the heat under the sun!

02. Slow Hands – The Fiasco

NYC-based producer and member of Crew Love family Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track called “The Fiasco”. With its sun-kissed vibes and slinky grooves, this tune screams summer. Slow Hands, who last grace us with his solid “Everything (We Are)” EP, can do no wrong. “The Fiasco” is now available exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Compilation Vol 4.

03. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, always delivers the goods, and this brand-new track called “Wingin’ It” is no exception. We first heard it on his excellent “Resonant Places” mixtape, and now this summer-soaked jam is available for free download, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4. Pure class!

04. Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold

What a ride! Japanese producer Atsushi Yano keeps the good vibes going with “Solid Gold”, a groove-filled tune built around sun-drenched, Afro-funk-inspired rhythms that clocks in at eight minutes, but we can’t get enough of it. “Solid Gold” is taken from his “Chewy Tunes” 12″ on LPH WHITE, the sister label of the ever-excellent Brooklyn-based Let’s Play House, run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer. Play it loud.

05. Poolside & Fatnotronic – Onda

Our favorite Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, have teamed up with Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor) to deliver this superb acid-tinged edit of “Onda” from Brazilian soul legend Cassiano. This edit will appear on “Brazilian Edits Vol.1″, the first installment of a new series of reworkings of Brazilian funk and disco tunes, coming out soon via Chit Chat Records. In the meantime, grab a copy of “Onda” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Sinkane – How We Be (Lexx Remix)

Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, just dropped his excellent second LP “Mean Love” on City Slang/DFA. Here, we have for you a superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. Expect nothing, but 100% dubby goodness. You can now download this remix, courtesy of all-time favorite DFA Records.

07. Larry Gus – Human Migration

Greek-born, Milan-based singer/producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus (Greek for “larynx”), who wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Years Not Living” for DFA, kindly offered us this unreleased track called “Human Migration”, another fine example of his talent. It’s precious. You can always count on quality from Larry Gus.

08. Maricopa – Everyday Mysticism

Belfast-based producer Michael Dillon has made quite a name for himself as Maricopa with a handful of quality releases and a series of EPs of pure downtempo house, perfectly sun-soaked vibes and subtly melodic soundscapes. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Everyday Mysticism”, is yet another gorgeous slice of downtempo heaven. Dive in.

09. André Laos – Detour (Session Victim Remix)

Session Victim, one of Germany’s finest house music acts, takes us for a slow ride with this brilliant remix of “Detour” by Gothenburg-based newcomer André Laos. Filled with smooth vibes and warm grooves, this remix is taken from André Laos’ recent debut EP “Roundabout”. You can download it for free, courtesy of Let’s Play House. Great vibes all around!

10. Psychemagik – Balearic Girl

It’s time for Psychemagik. The UK cosmic-disco of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney delivers this superb edit “Balearic Girl”, taken from a rare Swedish hairspray advert. This edit with plenty of infectious vocal hooks and dreamy beach vibes is just prefect for your “Endless Summer” playlist. The edit of “Balearic Girl” appears on Psychemagik’s final installment of the Discotheque Wreckers series.

11. Hidden Fees – So What

Brooklyn’s Hidden Fees, the duo of Ivan Berko and Thomas Gluibizzi, recent single “So What”, featuring vocals from Ghost Exits’ Christopher Exits, is one of our favorite tracks of the year so far. We’re delighted to have it as part of this year’s Late Summer Compilation, courtesy of Tim Sweeney’s always on point Beats In Space Records. A solid jam with a timeless feel.

12. Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love (Midnight Magic’s 2014 Rework)

Brooklyn-based cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic never failed to amaze us. For our new compilation, they reworked their track “Psycho For Your Love”, and turn it into a sleazy disco affair that’s quite hard to resist. You can grab a free download of Midnight Magic’s 2014 rework of “Psycho For Your Love”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

13. Woolfy Vs Projections – Ask (The Smiths Cover)

California-based musicians Simon James and Dan Hastie, aka Woolfy Vs Projections, bring us a pleasant surprise, a perfectly crafted sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. We have already road tested this cover, and it feels so good while driving. Another exclusive track on our compilation. Can’t wait to hear the duo’s new album on Permanent Vacation.

14. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for the past few months. Cologne’s electronic duo COMA, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, “Les Dilettantes”, taken from their superb debut LP “In Technicolor” on Kompakt, gets a disco-infused rework by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Loved up!

15. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Pete Herbert Remix)

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 than with this classy remix of “Wild Motion”, the recent single from Melbourne-via-LA electro-pop four-piece Miami Horror, by the mighty London-based Pete Herbert. What’s not to love?

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