DATE: July 1st, 2016
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.
DATE: May 19th, 2016
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
DATE: April 6th, 2016
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.”
DATE: March 7th, 2016
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.
DATE: February 17th, 2016
The last we heard from Brookyln’s purveyors of “Next Jack Swing” French Horn Rebellion was late last year when their dropped a superb six-track EP called “Foolin’ Around” of big bass, brass and drum indie-funk vibes. It also marked the pair’s first original material to feature their own vocal work since 2010. Now, the brotherly duo of Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, are ready to drop a follow-up remix EP, including reworks by the likes of That’s Nice, Majestique, Fake Money, Jamie de Von, Robert DeLong, and John “J-C” Carr.
Today, we’re delighted to share with all of you one of our favorite remixes from the strong package, a delicious rework of the EPs title track from rising Mexican producer That’s Nice, who has been turning heads with his funky, disco-infused remixes. As expected, That’s Nice delivers the good, an insanely catchy remix of “Foolin’ Around” full of feel-good vibes that brings us closer to summer. Give it a spin or two above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.
The “Foolin’ Around” Remix EP arrives on February 19th via Ensemble Records.
Pre-order it here.
DATE: February 15th, 2016
Last year, San Francisco’s Dark Entries label reissued “Gallop”, the sixth album from Greek electronic pioneer Lena Platonos, which was originally released all the way back in 1985. Recorded entirely on analog gear, “Gallop” is an album ahead of its time. According to Lena Platonos herself, the record is a “study in the mythology of urban population of the contemporary metropolis and also a gaze into the future life of it.”
Now, Dark Entries has recruited Tel-Aviv’s Red Axes, the prolific production duo of Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi, to remix four of the tracks from “Gallop”. The Remix EP finds Red Axes in fine form, delivering four quality reworks in their own trademark style. Today, we’re psyched to bring you the exclusive premiere of Red Axes’ solid remix of Lena Platonos’ “Liqueur Ruby”, featuring middle eastern rhythms by fellow Tel Aviv musicians The Dirty Lizards. In the hands of Red Axes, “Liqueur Ruby” is transformed into an eight-minute trippy ride, shrouded in a “psychedelic mist”. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.
The “Lena Platonos – Red Axes Remixes” EP will drop on February 23.
You can pre-order your copy here.
DATE: December 5th, 2015
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
NYC-via-Sydney producer/DJ Ash Moses, better known as Tunnel Signs, recently wowed us with his new “Broken Earth” EP, his third release on Justin Miller’s ever-excellent HAKT Recordings. True to form, Tunnel Signs has delivered yet another quality record with two original tracks and a remix from Nottingham-based producer Emile Strunz.
Today, we’re psyched to share with all of you a previously unreleased track from Tunnel Signs, and it’s a great one. Entitled “Milk Beach”, the track is a collaboration with Patrick Harrowsmith of rising Australian indie band Green Buzzard recorded during his extended Sydney vacation. “It was mixed by Chris Colonna, aka Magic Pirate of The Bumblebeez, and features voicemail vocals from Sarah Maggie Ibrahim,” says Tunnel Signs. Filled with dusty, sun-drenched melodies, percussions, and bouncing basslines, the guitar-driven “Milk Beach” is quite a different offering from the prolific producer. This one perfectly captures the feeling after a long day at the beach. What a ride.
Grab a free download of “Milk Beach”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta, and make sure to check out Tunnel Signs’ sublime tune “Sylvan Mist” full of cosmic melodies and techno rhythms, our favorite cut from his “Broken Earth” EP on HAKT Recordings. Buy the EP here.
DATE: November 2nd, 2015
If there was a track that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Tall Stories”, a great tune of upbeat melodies and hook-laden grooves, by Melbourne’s three-piece World’s End Press. Taken from their recently release six-track of the same name, “Tall Stories” is arguably one of their strongest tracks to date.
Today, we’re psyched to share with you an exclusive stream of a classy remix of “Tall Stories” from Italian disco maestro Bottin, who never fails to disappoint. On his remix, Bottin injects the original track with an extra dose of synths and strings to deliver a serious dancefloor heater with his unmistakable style. Give the six-minute remix of “Tall Stories” a spin above, and just in case you missed it, watch the Alex Badham-directed video below.
World’s End Press’ “Tall Stories EP is out now on Liberation. Buy it here.
DATE: October 4th, 2015
Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Phillip Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping his second “Borndom” LP on Permanent Vacation, one of our favorite records of the year so far, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant new track “Oramorph”, specially made for our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.
The compilation also features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel.T., HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.
Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.
DATE: September 30th, 2015
Let’s take a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with LA’s producer/DJ Daniel.T. (of Cosmic Kids fame) brilliant cover version of Book of Love’s classic “Boy” as part of our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. This sun-drenched cover is yet another fine example of his colorful sound. Daniel.T’s “Boy” was featured as a digital bonus track on his excellent debut mini-LP “Tetrachromat”, out now on Young Adults. West coast vibes all round.
The 16-track compilation also features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.
Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.
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