[Premiere] Indian Summer: “Pin Tweaks”

February 21st, 2014

Melbourne-based duo Indian Summer, one of the most exciting duo’s to come out of Australia, return to Sweat It Out with another strong effort, the two-track EP “Aged Care”. With this release, the electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long seems to have no trouble keeping their momentum up after the great tunes “No Use” and “Foreign Formula” from last year.

Today, we’re excited to premiere the single’s b-side cut, “Pin Tweaks”, a heavy-hitting slice of electro-house with dark, intense beats. While the a-side “Aged Care” is more soulful, house-oriented affair with the help of SAFIA’s Benjamin Joseph on vocals, “Pin Tweaks” has a very different vibe. It’s a banger right from the start, enough to rattle the windows of your neighbour’s house. Give a spin above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

Indian Summer’s “Aged Care”/”Pin Tweaks” is out now via Sweat It Out Music! Get it here.

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[Premiere] Bloodgroup: “Lines (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)”

December 11th, 2013

It always feels good when a new remix from Keep Shelly in Athens, the Grecian dream-pop duo of RNR and Sarah P, comes our way. While their beautiful debut album “At Home” for Cascine is still on repeat on our car stereo, today we’re delighted to share with you the duo’s brand-new remix of Bloodgroup’s “Lines”, a track lifted from the Icelandic band’s third album “Tracing Echoes” for Sugarcane. In the capable hands of Keep Shelly in Athens, the already moody track turns even darker, and the result is as good as you’d expect it to be. Give it a spin above.

The remix appears on Bloodgroup’s great four-track “Disquiet” EP, which also features three fine remixes by the likes of Com Truise, Girl Unit, and Renaissance Man. The EP is out now digitally via Sugarcane. Stream the whole thing here, and then buy it here.

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Blende: “Rikki (Le Crayon Remix)”

October 18th, 2013

While his disco-pop banger “Rikki”, featuring the vocals from UK songstress Kelli Leigh, is still on repeat mode on our car stereo, London-based producer Blende brings more heat with a strong remix package of his new single, including fine reworks by the likes of Moonlight Matters, Phonat, Le Crayon, Majestique, and French Horn Rebellion.

Today, we’re delighted to share with you the exclusive stream of Le Crayon’s superb remix of Blende’s “Rikki”. The rising Parisian producer, who already wowed us with his debut solo EP “Give You Up” on Yuksek’s new label Partyfine, delivers a sunny take on “Rikki” with a laid-back funky feel to it. Give it a spin above.

Blende’s “Rikki” Remixes is out on October 21 via Eskimo Recordings.
You can pre-order your copy here.

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[Premiere] Luke Million: “Midnight (Grum Remix)”

September 18th, 2013
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Adelaide’s Luke Million, a producer of all things Italo-disco and funky, needs little introduction, and needless to say that we’ve played his solid tracks and remixes on our car stereo a million times. The curly haired synth wizard of Australian duo The Swiss has already wowed us with his two EPs “Italo Journey”/”Octobussy”, which paid homage to Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre, and “Arnold”/”Sun Splash”, both released on Future Classic, not to mention his delicious synth-filled reworks for Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, City Riots, Olympic Ayes and Moullinex, just to name a few.

After a long wait, Luke Million is ready to drop his superb new solo EP “Midnight Galaxy” on Nurvous Records, which comes complete with fine remixes by the likes of Grum, Poupon, and Pete Herbert. The EPs catchy lead single “Midnight” is a “spacey tale of an unrequited love, while “Galaxy” boasts a pumping bassline that will sweep us all up into an uncontrollable frenzy post breakdown.” Both tracks showcases his ability to create quality tracks.

Today, we’re excited to premiere this amazing dancefloor-ready remix of Luke Million’s new single “Midnight” by Leeds-based producer Grum, who never fails to disappoint. You can now listen to Grum’s remix, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Just perfect for your next late-night drive. As a bonus, you can download a beautiful, stripped-down version of “Midnight” from Luke Million himself. Grab the “Candlelight” mix for free below.

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Luke Million’s “Midnight Galaxy” EP will arrive on September 24th via Nurvous Records. Check out the EPs teaser below:

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation 2013

September 13th, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

At long last, it’s here! Today, we’re beyond psyched to share with you the third installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” free compilation series (check out our previous compilations here and here). The new 12-track collection feels like an echo of an endless summer, bringing back memories of lazy, warm afternoons by the pool, long sunset drives along the coast and wild beach parties. Filled with tropical disco-flavored, sun-soaked tunes, and smooth and funky house gems, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation will transport you to a blissful paradise.

As per usual, the new “Late Summer” compilation features exclusive free tracks from some of our favorite artists. An equal combination of familiar faces like Belgian maestro Aeroplane, Portuguese disco producer Moullinex, Mickey, Los Angeles-based duo Cosmic Kids, Nashville’s Jensen Sportag, Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s collaborative project Du Tonc and some of this year’s beloved newcomers such as Clancy, Hemingway, Bronx, Kiwi, Indian Summer , and Small Pyramids. We hope you like this compilation as much as we do. Big thanks 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.

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Late Summer Compilation 2013 Tracklist:

01. Surahn – Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)

We can’t think of a better way to open our compilation than with the premiere of Aeroplane’s brand new remix of Adelaide’s producer/singer Surahn (former bassist of The Swiss) latest single “Wonderful”. Once again, Vito de Luca works his magic and delivers a stellar, sun-kissed remix that you can’t help but fall in love with it. You can now grab it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta., courtesy of DFA Records.

02. Du Tonc – Surging Memories (Dub)

London-based producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s (of Van She) new collaborative project Du Tonc is nothing but pure beauty. With their first single “Darkness” being one of our favorite tunes of the year so far, we’re more than excited to include on our compilation a new and yet unreleased, dub version of their second single “Surging Memories”. A solid tune that feels like a sunset drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.

03. Bronx – Coconuts

Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, better known as Bronx, has been on our radar for a while now. His tropical-flavored, feel-good tune “Coconuts”, full of playful piano melodies and congas, is taken from his vinyl-only “Tropical Love” EP, which was released earlier this year via Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral’s label, On the Prowl. This is your one-way ticket to your own fantasy island.

04. Lindstrøm – Vōs-Sākō-Rv (Hemingway Remix)

What a tune! Toronto-based producer James Harris, aka Hemingway, takes us for a late-summer ride with this remix of Lindstrøm’s “Vōs-Sākō-Rv”. A glorious remix with an infectious bassline and sunny melodies that has been on repeat all summer. There’s no holding back.

05. Talking Heads – Houses In Motion (Cosmic Kids Edit)

Los Angeles-based Cosmic Kids, the disco/house duo of Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup, are not only known for their original tracks, but also for their disco edits. For our compilation, they were kind enough to offer us a rework of Talking Heads’ 1980 classic “Houses In Motion”. A quality six-minute rework that will keep you dancing till the dawn.

06. Girls In Hawaii – Misses (Mickey Remix)

From Sébastien Tellier to Punks Jump Up, so far everything the Belgian-based producer Mickey touched has turned to gold. His remix of Girls In Hawaii’s is not exception. Being on repeat the last few months, this brilliant remix leaves you with a bittersweet feeling just like summer coming to an end.

07. Jensen Sportag – Bellz

More goodness from Jensen Sportag, the Nashville duo of Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig. Their “comeback” single “Bellz”, the first taste from their upcoming new album “Stealth Of Days” on Cascine, is a sublime jam, filled with smooth, late-night vibes.

08. Small Pyramids – Driftin’

The talented Los Angeles-based producer Zach Hunsaker, aka Small Pyramids, is ready to drop his superb debut album “Slow It Down” on September 30th via Glasgow Underground. We’re delighted to share with you a taste of that record with an exclusive track, the smooth and slow burning “Driftin’”. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

09. Indian Summer – No Use

We can’t get enough of Melbourne’s Indian Summer , the rising electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long, fantastic debut single “No Use”, which was released back in May. You can now grab this floor-friendly, funky tune, exclusively on our compilation, courtesy of Sweat It Out!.

10. Munk – Munkysound (Moullinex Remix)

What a pairing! Munk and Moullinex, two of our favorite producers, in a killer dancefloor-ready track. What more could we ask for! Feast your ears on this great remix of Munk’s “Munkysound” by the always amazing Moullinex, who turns the original cut into an almost eight-minute euphoric, retro-flavored workout. Play it loud!

11. Clancy – All Just In My Mind

London-based producer Clancy is having quite a year! We’re more than happy to have him on board with “All Just In My Mind”, a great vocal-driven deep house tune, one of his finest tracks to date. Keep an eye out for his upcoming debut EP “What You Do”, which drops on September 30th via SPIEL. Bring it on!

12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore (Kiwi Remix)

Here’s something special to close our compilation. Fast-rising South London-based producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, has been making some serious waves lately with his releases on Deep Shit, Days Of Being Wild, and Needwant. With his wicked take on London’s trio Is Tropical “Dancing Anymore”, he takes things to another level. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Is Tropical’s recent album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné. Dive in!

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Baio: “Late Summer Love” Mix for La.Ga.Sta.

August 30th, 2013

We’re big fans of Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio, who creates his own tracks under his DJ name, Baio, here at La.Ga.Sta. Baio already impressed us with last year’s excellent debut solo EP “Sunburn” that included the summer jam “Sunburn Modern” on Greco-Roman, not to mention his remixes for Orthy, Young Dreams, and YADi.

Baio has been pretty quiet lately, but that will soon change when he drops his new EP in October. Before that, he was kind enough to put together an exclusive mix for La.Ga.Sta. Entitled “Late Summer Love”, this great mix is filled with some quality tunes from Prins Thomas, Tensnake, Session Victim, Beautiful Swimmers, HNNY, and more. It also includes Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard new remix of Tirzah’s “I’m Not Dancing”.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you this 40-minute mix, perfect for your late summer road trips. Ride with us.

01. Det & Ari – Butt You
02. Session Victim – Glow In The Dark
03. Jets – Sin Love with You
04. Love Edits – I Want to Know What Love Is
05. Tirzah – I’m Not Dancing [Joe Goddard Remix]
06. Mo Kolours – Mini Culcha [Beautiful Swimmers Remix]
07. HNNY – Mys
08. Tone Of Arc – Goodbye Horses [Prins Thomas Diskomiks & Dub]
09. Tensnake ft. Fiora – 58 BPM
10. Orchestre Kiam – Memi

Download the mix here.


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Audiojack: Social Club x La.Ga.Sta. Mix

August 21st, 2013
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Here we go. Leeds-based Audiojack, the DJ-production house duo of Jamie Rial and Rich Burkinshaw, who also run the rapidly expanding Gruuv imprint, are making some serious waves in the dance scene right now.

It’s safe to say that Audiojack have apparently been hard at work in the past two years and they don’t want to slow down. With solid releases on 2020Vision, Get Physical, Renaissance and Diynamic, and quality remixes for Underworld, Style Of Eye, Mike Monday, Groove Armada, and Paul Woolford already under their belt, it’s not surprising that they always on point, keeping the dancefloor hot and sweaty.

Today, we’re delighted to share with you a great new mix from Audiojack. Ahead of their appearance at Social Club Paris this Saturday for the “Pacific” club night, the duo delivers an infectious mix that sounds equally amazing on a hot summer afternoon or loud late at night. Prepare to uncover some deep, driving house jams in this 37-minute mix, which you can download exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. This mix will put you in the right mood for the “Pacific”. Enjoy the ride!

Download the mix here

Saturday, 24 August 2013
Pacific w/ David August (live), Audiojack, The Mekanism, Dactylo.
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Melbourne-based Indian Summer, the electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long, first caught our attention with their truly impressive debut single “No Use” for Sweat It Out back in May. With their recently released second two-track EP “Foreign Formula” they proved to be one of Australia’s most promising new acts.

Today, La.Ga.Sta. is happy to share with you an exclusive stream of a great remix of Indian Summer’s “Foreign Formula” by rising Sydney’s twin-brother duo Cosmo’s Midnight. Here, the talented brothers Patrick and Cosmo Liney transform the original cut into a proper summer house jam and deliver some serious dancefloor heat. Give it a spin above, and play it loud!

Indian Summer’s “Foreign Formula” EP is out now via Sweat It Out, and is available for purchase here. Keep an eye out for the full remix package, which also features reworks by the likes of Sinden, Jam Express, and Yolanda Be Cool.

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[Premiere] Bxentric: “Surrender”

July 26th, 2013

It’s certainly been quite some time since we last heard from London-based electro-disco outfit Bxentric. Obsessed with all things analogue, they have already dropped some quality remixes for Flight Facilities, The C90s, and Mighty Mouse, not to mention their gorgeous single “Foolishness” that caused a stir when it was included on Aeroplane’s 2011 compilation “In Flight Entertainment”.

After a long wait, Bxentric return in a big way with their debut single “Surrender” for Glasgow Underground. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to “Surrender”, a great synth-pop track with swirling synths and infectious vocals from Emily Breez that has the “Drive” soundtrack feel to it. Something that makes it ideal for your next late-night ride across the city. It’s quite hard not to surrender.

Bxentric’s “Surrender” arrives on July 29th via Glasgow Underground, and comes complete with fine remixes by the likes of Kevin McKay, Phil Kelsey and LA’s Cosmic Kids. Fill it up!

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Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore (Remix)”

July 17th, 2013
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Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore” [Remix]

Here we go. We’ve already heard many remixes of London’s trio Is Tropical great single “Dancing Anymore” (watch the banned-on-YouTube video), but here we’ve got something special for you.

In a bit of a surprise, Is Tropical’s Simon Milner has teamed up with London’s legendary DJ Princess Julia, who’s got “the face of a goddess” according to Boy George, to deliver a superb guitar-driven rework of “Dancing Anymore”. Together they’ve turned it into a slow jam that feels perfectly suited to late-night drives.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere this edit of “Dancing Anymore”, from the band’s second album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné, for free download. You can grab it below, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Ride and enjoy!

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Below, you can watch the NSFW new video for Is Tropical’s new single “Lover’s Cave”, directed by controversial cult New York photographer Richard Kern.

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