La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6

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September 30th, 2016
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

It’s always summer somewhere. We’re more than excited to bring you the sixth installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips. The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 features 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists and co-drivers, a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. As always, it’s yours for FREE.

Our new compilation comes also with something special from us. A glimpse of what’s to come from our new dance project LAGASTA Drivers with our “fully drivable” track “Roberto”.

La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 includes lots of exclusive tracks, including previously unreleased tunes, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

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

TRACKLIST:

01. Chesus – You’re So Special (Jacques Renault Edit)

NYC producer/DJ and Let’s Play House’s very own Jacques Renault, one of the most consistent edit contributors out there, goes all disco with his unreleased killer rework of Chesus’ much-played tune “Special”. We’re delighted to have it as an exclusive part of this year’s “Late Summer” compilation, courtesy of Sweden’s Local Talk.

02. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)

Melbourne house producer Andras Fox can do no wrong in anything he does. On his extended rework of “Super Koto” by fellow Aussie mysterious project Ponzu Island, Andras Fox transforms the original cut into a glorious sun-drenched beauty. Taken from Ponzu Island’s debut EP on Barcelona’s label Apersonal Music.

03. Gentle Hands – Stranger Changes

We’re super stoked to have this edit as an exclusive part of our compilation. Stellar Well’s Jake Goldsmith delivers a smooth-as-silk disco rework of “Stranger Changes” under his Gentle Hands alias. It was recently played by Dirty Dave on Beats In Space and now it’s yours for free. A sublime rework executed by the gentlest of hands.

04. Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Instrumental Remix)

London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf much-loved track “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is something rather special. Dive in.

05. No Regular Play – Lake Gilmore (Juan MacLean Remix)

DFA mainstay Juan MacLean adds his signature touch, subtly but strongly to Brooklyn’s duo No Regular Play latest single “Lake Gilmore”, delivering an elegant dancefloor heater. The original track is taken from the pair’s recent second “Can’t You See” LP, the follow-up to their 2012 debut LP “Endangered Species”, on Crew Love Records.

06. Medlar – Juno (feat. Ishmael)

London’s Medlar synth-laden house tune “Juno” is one of our favorite tunes we’ve heard in a while. Featuring Bristol producer Ishmael on sax, the track is lifted from his debut EP of the same name for Madrid-based label Riverette.

07. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Special Edit)

If there was an edit that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Luck Sum Don”. It’s a deliciously sleazy rework of Donna Summer’s classic “Lucky” from New York DJ and producer Jonny Sender, former bassist of Konk, which was released on In Flagranti’s Codek Records. Here, we have a short version of the edit, specially made for our new compilation.

08. Prins Thomas – C (I:Cube Remix)

French producer I:Cube works his magic again and created this stunning remix of “C” by Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas. This seven-minute rework has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. The track “C” appears on Prins Thomas’ ambient fourth solo album “Principe Del Norte”, released early this year on Smalltown Supersound.

09. Luxxury – What Do Ya Really Want? (Luxxury Dub)

Los Angeles-based producer and edit maestro Blake Robin, also known as Luxxury, keeps the disco vibes going with his delicious tune “What Do Ya Really Want?”, a “slow-motion dip into an existential disco swimming pool.” His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive dub version of the track, is perfect for either a weekend BBQ or a late-summer malaise.

10. LAGASTA Drivers – Roberto

Here comes “Roberto”, the “fully drivable” first track from our new project LAGASTA Drivers. We have been holding on to this track for almost two years now, and we’re very excited to finally share it with you. There’s more tracks from LAGASTA Drivers on the way.

11. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)

What a tune! Italian-born, Berlin-based producer Massimiliano Pagliara takes us for ride with his epic, synth-laden house remix of Jacques Renault’s “Redlight Rubber”, a track taken from his 2015 debut LP “Zentrum”. It doesn’t get any better than this! The nine-minute remix appears on the “Off Zentrum” EP on one of our favorite labels, Let’s Play House.

12. Wild & Free – River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)

This track is made exclusively for our compilation. Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, revisit their much-loved track “River Of Nile” and give us a new “Cloud” version full of dubby grooves. It has just the right amount of tropical percussions. Just perfect!

13. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin – One Last Bite (Nmls Remix)

We first heard this one back in November of last year, when Tim Sweeney played it in his Mixmag set. Now, we’re finally got our hands on this stellar, slow-burning remix of Guiddo’s track “One Last Bite” by Polish producer Nmls, as an exclusive part of our compilation Vol.6. Featuring the sultry vocals from Greek singer Georges Perin, “One Last Bite” is taken from Guiddo’s excellent “Gin ‘n’ Tears” EP, released back in 2014 on Beats In Space Records.

14. Yumi Zouma – Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)

Let’s take a ride with this exclusive remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores. Toronto’s duo edit is an effortless collage of splashy breaks, Balearic breezes and cooing vocal samples. Utterly addicting stuff. It serves as an ode to these final, exuberant days of summer. You can now download this remix for free, courtesy of our beloved Cascine.

15. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Love Train (feat. Greg Paulus & Crew Love)

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap have teamed up for this piano-driven house groover “Love Train”, featuring No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. This great tune is taken from the album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which includes tracks from all the Crew Love members. All aboard the Love Train!

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V: “La Nouvelle Epoque”

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June 15th, 2016
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The third split 12″ on Fort Romeau and Ali Tillett’s newly established Cin Cin imprint comes from Switzerland’s Ripperton and a mysterious artist simply known as V, who is rumoured to have a EBM background and hail from Belgium. Here, we have V’s essential track “La Nouvelle Epoque” that channels some serious ’80s new wave vibes. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride. The split EP is out now via Cin Cin. Pick up your 12” here.

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Fort Romeau: “Untitled”

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Kauf: “A Ruin”

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May 20th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, returns with another brilliant slice of electronic pop. His new track “A Ruin”, a fine example of Kauf’s evolving sound, is the second single off his upcoming debut album “Regrowth”, set to arrive later this year. Expect remixes of the track from Blue Hawaii and Man Power.

Kauf’s new track “A Ruin” is now available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp for the first month. Get it here.

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Kauf: “Through The Yard”

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Ry X: “Deliverance (Fort Romeau Remix)”

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April 28th, 2016
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London producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, delivers the goods once again. Take a ride with his finely crated house remix of “Deliverance”, the newest single from Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, aka Ry X. The single “Deliverance” will appear on Ry X’s upcoming debut solo album “Dawn”, which arrives on May 6th on Infectious Music.

Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Seventyfour”

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Fort Romeau: “Seventyfour” Video

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January 8th, 2016
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Coming off a prolific year which saw him release his sophomore album “Insides” on Ghostly and a cracking “Fairlights” EP on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label, London producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, kicks off 2016 with a new EP called “Secrets & Lies”. Set to drop on January 15th via Frankfurt label Live At Robert Johnson, the three-track record showcasing his unmistakable style once again. Here’s the video for the EPs standout track “Seventyfour”. Preview the whole thing here and pre-order your 12” here.

Video edit by Stefan Haag.

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Fort Romeau: “Saku”

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Fort Romeau: “Untitled”

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October 26th, 2015
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UK producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has launched a new label called Cin Cin, co-headed by Warm’s Ali Tillett. Each release will be a split 12″ bringing together friends old and new in a spirit of collaboration. The first release comes from label boss Fort Romeau and Berlin-based producer Nick Höppner and will be released on November 17th. In the meantime, we’re treated to Fort Romeau’s A-side cut, the imaginatively titled “Untitled”. Blast it above.

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Fort Romeau: “Saku”

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Musik For Autobahns 2

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August 5th, 2015
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Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson, who also operates as one half of Tuff City Kids alongside Lauer, takes us on yet another long ride with the second edition of his “Musik For Autobahns” compilation series for Rush Hour. Truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, the new compilation features eleven tracks of “ambient race car music”, including contributions from Leon Vynehall, Joy Orbison, Lauer, Fort Romeau, Bicep, Orson Wells, and more. It’s a “fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favorite club environment,” says Gerd Janson. Check out the tracklist below, and preview the whole thing above.

Tracklist (CD):
01. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
02. Joy Orbison – A213
03. Fort Romeau – Seleno
04. Shan – Awakening
05. AKSK – Breaking
06. Conga Radio – 168 North
07. Orson Wells – Orbiting Jupiters
08. Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here
09. Disco Nihilist – Melancholy
10. Lauer – Autofahrn
11. Bicep – Carmine

The “Musik For Autobahns 2” compilation will arrive in September. Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Saku”

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June 10th, 2015
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Following the release of his sophomore “Insides” LP for Ghostly, UK producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, lands on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label with a cracking new EP called “Fairlights”. The five-track record of heart-breaking dance-floor romanticism is dedicated to the infamous Australian Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) that people like Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock or Kate Bush fell in love with during the late 1970s/early 1980s. Our favorite cut from the EP is “Saku”, a great tune that has been on repeat on our car stereo. Give it a spin above.

Fort Romeau’s “Saku” is out now via Running Back. Get it here.

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Fort Romeau & New Jackson: “Not A Word”

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Lindstrøm & Grace Hall: “Home Tonight (Fort Romeau Remix)”

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April 12th, 2015
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Following the release of his excellent sophomore album “Insides” on Ghostly, London house producer Mike Greene, better known as Fort Romeau, returns to remixing game, delivering a classy rework of Lindstrøm’s epic disco single “Home Tonight” (already posted here), featuring vocals from Grace Hall of LA’s Skin Town. We’d expect nothing less from Fort Romeau. The single “Home Tonight”, the first in a series of singles Lindstrøm will be releasing in 2015 on his own Feedelity imprint, drops on April 20th. The release also features remixes by the likes of Graff and Obey City.

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Fort Romeau & New Jackson: “Not A Word” Video

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February 27th, 2015
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London’s Fort Romeau latest single “Not A Word”, a collaborative tune with Irish producer David Kitt, aka New Jackson, gets the kaleidoscopic visual treatment from acclaimed visual artist Jack Featherstone. “The intention of the video was to reflect both the textural qualities along with its rolling momentum,” says the director. “Not A Word” is taken from Fort Romeau’s sophomore album “Insides”, set to drop on March 31 via Ghostly International. Pre-order it here.

Designed, directed and animated by Jack Featherstone.

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Fort Romeau: “Insides”

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