DATE: May 15th, 2013
After a long wait, Italians Do It Better’s second compilation “After Dark 2″ finally drops this Friday. Until then, here’s another track from the release, Mirage’s nine-plus-minute late-night jam “Let’s Kiss”. Grab it for free below, and take a ride.
DATE: April 1st, 2013
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
Hey vroomers, it’s that time again to share the list of the most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of March’s most popular mpFrees.
As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Get pumped up!
DATE: March 6th, 2013
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Directed by Alberto Rossini, here’s the video for Glass Candy’s new single “The Possessed”, taken from Italians Do It Better’s upcoming compilation “After Dark 2″. Just in case you missed it, download the track for free here.
DATE: March 2nd, 2013
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Another taste from Italians Do It Better’s upcoming compilation “After Dark 2″. Johnny Jewel has just shared Glass Candy’s gorgeous, darkly new single “The Possessed” as a free download. You can grab the extended “Runway” edit of the track below. The long-awaited follow-up to 2007′s compilation “After Dark” will feature new and exclusive tracks by Mirage, Desire, Farah, Twisted Wires, Appaloosa, Symmetry, and Chromatics. There’s no definitive release date yet.
We first heard it in Johnny Jewel’s amazing “Black & White” mixtape for autumn, and now you can download Chromatics’ beautiful, slow-burning cover of New Order’s classsic “Ceremony” for free. It features Ida No of Glass Candy on lead guitar.
DATE: December 3rd, 2012
Here’s a superb new mixtape for autumn from Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel of Italians Do It Better. It also includes Chromatics and Glass Candy covering New Order’s “Ceremony”. “It’s the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White. Everything is buried by the snow…Perfect weather for locking yourself in the studio with a synthesizer & your favorite records…I put together a collage of songs that, for one reason or another…always remind me of Autumn”, he says. You can grab it below.
01. Zazou Bikaye Cy1 – Lamuka (Johnny Jewel Edit)
02. Symmetry – The Fading Faces
03. Xeno & Oaklander – Nuit
04. John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – The President Is Gone
05. Desire – Dans Mes Reves (Test Pressing)
06. Twisted Wires – One Night At The Raw Deal 12″
07. Chromatics feat. Ida No On Lead Guitar – Ceremony (16 Track Demo)
08. Glass Candy – Stars and Houses (Feeling Without Touching 12″)
09. Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun yo Compute (Symmetry Edit)
10. His Name Is Alive – Home Is In Your Head
11. Bill Conti – Alone in the Ring
12. His Name Is Alive – As We Could Ever
13. Blonde Redhead – Boy Girl
14. Nico – Afraid
DATE: October 10th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
“After Dark 2″ is “finally right around the corner”. Ahead of its upcoming release on the ever-excellent Italians Do It Better, Johnny Jewel is giving away a remastered version of the original 2007 compilation, containing “77 minutes of analog electronic music mutating through Italo Disco, Krautrock, Electro, Giallo Cinema, & Pop”. Download the fully remastered version of the first “After Dark” below. Timeless.
Glass Candy / Rolling Down The Hills (3:32)
Chromatics / Hands In The Dark (4:48)
Mirage / Last Nite A Dj Saved My Life (6:42)
Mirage / Lady Operator (5:37)
Glass Candy / Computer Love (5:37)
Professor Genius / La Grotta (6:33)
Chromatics / Killing Spree (1:19)
Farah / Law Of Life (7:28)
Chromatics / In The City (7:09)
Glass Candy / Miss Broadway (6:46)
Featuring Nat Walker / Saxophone & Eyvind Kang / Strings
Mirage / Lake Of Dreams (9:26)
Farah / Dancing Girls (5:36)
Glass Candy / The Chameleon (4:55)
Professor Genius / Pegaso (2:44)
DATE: July 18th, 2012
Finally, Italians Do It Better imprint will release the long-awaited follow-up to 2007′s excellent compilation “After Dark”. The “epic sequel”, entitled “After Dark 2″, will feature new and exclusive tracks from Glass Candy, Mirage, Desire, Farah, Twisted Wires, Appaloosa, Symmetry, and Chromatics. The sixteen track compilation has been “almost 5 years in the making” and will be available on gold glittered triple vinyl. Check out the full tracklisting below. Get excited!
1. Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
2. Mirage – Let’s Kiss
3. Desire – The Nightshift
4. Appaloosa – Fill The Blanks
5. Glass Candy – Pain Relief Is Fun
6. Chromatics – House of Models
7. Symmetry – Heart of Darkness
8. Twisted Wires – Half Lives
9. Glass Candy – The Possessed
10. Desire – Tears From Heaven
11. Chromatics – Johanna
12. Farah – Into Eternity
13. Mirage – Lucifer
14. Glass Candy – Soft Celebration
15. Chromatics – Looking for Love
16. Glass Candy – The Price
DATE: January 16th, 2012
Directed by Alberto Rossini, here’s a nice driving video for “Over The Edge”. This track is taken from Johnny Jewel’s and Nat Walker’s (of Chromatics and Desire) “Symmetry – Themes For An Imaginary Film” project. It features 37-tracks of “claustrophobic cinematic bliss” and it was released back in December via Italians Do It Better. “Symmetry” isn’t Jewel’s score for Nicolas Refn’s latest film “Drive”. In case you haven’t heard it yet, stream the entire release here and drive through the night. Excellent release.
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