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.

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

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Jacques Renault Mix for La.Ga.Sta.

DATE:
February 2nd, 2017
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Londoners, La.Ga.Sta. hits Dalston Superstore tomorrow night for a special event with NYC producer/DJ and maestro of disco edits Jacques Renault and LA’s Daniel.T., also known as one half of Cosmic Kids. Ahead of his set at Dalston Superstore, Jacques Renault has put together a killer mix full of great tunes that will surely put you in the right mood for our party. Play it loud!

Tracklist:
01. Mr. Beatnick – Church Street (Nebraska Remix) [Tief]
02. Daniel T. – Celsius [Cosmic Pint Glass]
03. G. Markus – M’Bala [G-Edits]
04. Sleazy McQueen & The Solid Gold Band – Huit Etoiles (Gerd Janson Remix) [Let’s Play House]
05. The Revenge – Forever In Debt (Pitched Down Mix) [Home Taping]
06. COEO – Mydonna [Toy Tonics]
07. Jacques Renault – Words (Tom Noble Remix) [Let’s Play House]
08. Solar – Five Seconds [Various Squirrels Vol. 1]
09. Etbonz – My Kinda Future (Prins Thomas Diskomiks [Love On The Rocks]
10. Body Music – Get It Baby (Drum Mix) [Razor N Tape]
11. Cassiano – Onda (Poolside edit) [Chit Chat]

Download the mix here and ride with us.

Catch Jacques Renault on Friday 3 February from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!
Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Gasback:
Chesus: “You’re So Special” [Jacques Renault Edit]

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[Premiere] Urulu: “Cinnamon Boys (Destiny Mix)”

DATE:
December 1st, 2016
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LA-born, now Berlin-based producer Taylor Freels, better known as Urulu, is getting ready to drop his debut EP for Cascine, one of our favorite labels, a well-crafted four-tracker called “Air Pacific” that features some of his most affable material to date. We’ve already heard the EPs title track, and now we’re delighted to premiere one of the record’s finest moments. Let’s take a ride with the EPs opening track “Cinnamon Boys”, a superb house tune that chugs its way along a spacious 4/4 to unfold into a stylish collage of synths parts and skittering keys. We’d expect nothing less from Urulu. You can now stream the “Destiny Mix” of “Cinnamon Boys” exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The “Air Pacific” EP will drop on December 9th via Cascine. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Urulu: “TapeDrums4eva”

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Wild & Free: “River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)”

DATE:
October 6th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, which consists of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, have created a superb new version of their track “River Of Nile, especially for La.Ga.Sta.’s free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6. The result is a high-energy, dubbed-out track, with just the right amount of tropical percussions. Perfect!

The compilation Vol.6 also features previously unreleased tracks from Jacques Renault, Yumi Zouma x Southern Shores, Luxxury, Gentle Hands, Guiddo x Nmls, La.Ga.Sta.’s music project LAGASTA Drivers, as well as exclusive free downloads from Prins Thomas x I:Cube, No Regular Play x Juan MacLean, PillowTalk & Soul Clap, Kauf x Fort Romeau, Medlar, Massimiliano Pagliara, and Jonny Sender. It’s always summer somewhere.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.

Gasback:
Wild & Free: “Life On Jupiter”

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Luxxury: “What Do Ya Really Want? (Luxxury Dub)”

DATE:
October 4th, 2016
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Here we go! The sixth installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series has arrived, featuring 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists and co-drivers. The compilation Vol.5 includes an exclusive free download from our beloved Los Angeles-based producer and edit maestro Blake Robin, better known as Luxxury. His contribution to our compilation, a previously unreleased dub version of his delicious tune “What Do Ya Really Want?” is perfect for either a weekend BBQ or a late-summer malaise.

La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol.6 also features previously unreleased tracks from Jacques Renault, Yumi Zouma x Southern Shores, Gentle Hands, Wild & Free, Guiddo x Nmls, La.Ga.Sta.’s new music project LAGASTA Drivers, as well as exclusive free downloads from Prins Thomas x I:Cube, No Regular Play x Juan MacLean, PillowTalk & Soul Clap, Kauf x Fort Romeau, Medlar, Massimiliano Pagliara, and Jonny Sender. It’s always summer somewhere.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.

Gasback:
Luxxury: “Take It Slow”
Luxxury: “Hold On”

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Yumi Zouma: “Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)”

DATE:
September 26th, 2016
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La.Ga.Sta.’s new “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 6 will drop on September 30th as a free download, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, we’re delighted to share with all of you the first taste from the upcoming compilation. Let’s take a ride with a superb remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores.

Fresh off the release of their debut album “Loja”, Toronto’s duo Southern Shores deliver a perfectly crafted rework of “Short Truth” full of breezy, Balearic pop goodness. Summertime vibes no matter what season you’re in. The original track appears on Yumi Zouma’s much-loved debut LP “Yoncalla”, out now on Cascine.

As always, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 6 will feature lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks from some of our favorite producers, as well as much-played tunes available as a free download for the first time. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more exclusives!

Update: Download La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 for free here.

Gasback:
Yumi Zouma: “Keep It Close To Me”
Southern Shores: “Palo Alto”

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[Premiere] JP Soul: “Push n Pull”

DATE:
July 1st, 2016
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San Francisco-based DJ and producer Jason Peters, aka JP Soul, a bedrock figure of SF’s house community, has had a prolific streak of late, dropping no less than eight releases via his own Roam Recordings imprint, within the last two years. Now, he brings some serious vibes with his debut album “Party On”, a nine-track effort of synth-heavy dance jams geared for the party. Representing the Bay Area’s fertile underground scene, the well-crafted record is filled with enough groovy vibes to warrant its declarative title. Today, we’re delighted to premiere one of our favorite cuts from “Party On”, the album’s opener “Push n Pull”, a nearly six-minute jam of modest yet heavy rhythms. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

JP Soul’s album “Party On” is out now digitally on Roam Recordings. Buy it here.

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NO ZU: “Afterlife Eurotica” Mix for La.Ga.Sta.

DATE:
May 19th, 2016
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It’s time to beat the heat with Heat Beat! Just before bringing their legged punk-funk-dance XXXtravaganza to Europe, our beloved Melbourne heat beat collective NO ZU have put together this exclusive “Afterlife Eurotica” mix for La.Ga.Sta. to get us all in the right mood for the upcoming tour. Filled with choice selections, the 64-minute mixtape is a pure heater of a mix! NO ZU like to keep things shrouded in mystery, so there’s no tracklist.

Nicolaas Oogjes of the band says about the mix, “The ‘Afterlife Eurotica’ mix sums up our feelings about bringing the full-ZU-band XXXtravaganza to Europe for the first time! Sight seeing boogie, tourism funk, foreign mood rave, traveling groove hypnotics, and souvenir erotic feelings permeate throughout as they do in the collective ZU mind. Most tracks are completely fresh to me. Groove deepness that has floated around us in the Heat Beat ether from other DJ sets, from band-mates in dilapidated hostel rooms, from Melbourne community radio and from the depths of the ‘Afterlife’. Then there are a couple of ZU standards, pillars of the proto-XXX-boogie past like Parliament and Sydney’s own Severed Heads. See you this week Europe! Time 2 do the ZU with U.”

Grab the mix below, and make sure to check out the Alex Last-directed new 3D video for “Hi-Gloss, taken from their second LP “Afterlife”, out now on Chapter Music. Buy it here.

Download the “Afterlife Eurotica” mix for free here.

EU Tour Dates:
Fri 20 May – Russia – Moscow
Tues 24 May – UK – Leeds – Headrow House
Wed 25 May – UK – Glasgow – Hug & Pint
Thur 26 May – UK – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Fri 27 May – UK – London– Shacklewell Arms
Sat 28 May – France – Nantes
Sun 29 May – France – Paris – Villette Sonique Festival
Tue 31 May – UK – London w/Prince Rama
Wed 1 June – France – Rennes – Ubu Club
Thur 2 June – France – Amiens – La Lune des Pirates
Fri 3 June – Switzerland – Dudingen – KILBI festival
Sat 4 June – France – Nimes – This Is Not A Love Song festival

Gasback:
NO ZU: “Spirit Beat”

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Knightlife: “Storage”

DATE:
April 6th, 2016
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We’ve been following Knightlife for a long time, and it’s safe to say that the Australian-born, now UK-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell has never failed to impress us with his killer tunes and top-notch remixes. Now, Knightlife has dug deep into his vaults to unearth some unreleased gems, including the synth-laced track “The Ghost”, perfect for a late-night drive, the moody “Angelude”, and the deliciously funky, vocoder-led tune “Too Serious”, which features Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning. You can listen/download these three tunes from his personal archives, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

In his own words: “These tracks are from a time when I was writing lots of melancholy pop tunes. They were part of a bigger project that never fully eventuated and have since been sitting in the vault (my hard drive) waiting to be released into the wild. They never really found a place, but they deserve a bit of love. And everybody loves free stuff.”

Gasback:
Knightlife: “Solstice”

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[Premiere] Tone Of Arc: “Sundust”

DATE:
March 7th, 2016
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Roam Recordings’ second offering of 2016 comes from Tone Of Arc, the eclectic San Francisco-based duo of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Derrick Boyd, aka Dead Seal, and his wife, vocalist Zoe Presnick, who last graced us with their superb second full-length album “Urgent Turquoise” on Om Records. Now, they’re back with a brand-new EP called “Sundust” of dark grooves and haunting soundscapes that consists of two well-crafted original tracks and a fine remix of the title track by Mexican producer Yoan Rodriguez, aka Lokier.

Before its digital release on March 18th, you can now stream the two original cuts, “Sundust” and “The Indigent”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Electrified by Derrick’s pensive words, the EPs title track is a deep, hypnotic groover, with a cold focus poised in outer space where all things are rooted and derived from the dust of suns, planets, and entire galaxies colliding and time. “The Indigent” serves more as a warm, clean instrumental track to those who enjoy drifting beyond the mortal mind and into a room filled with spirit guides who play lovingly with color and sound, cracking jokes and dancing for you in a technicolor excellence. Enjoy the ride.

Pre-order the “Sundust” EP here.

Gasback:
Tone of Arc: “The Rip” [Portishead Cover]

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