Hercules & Love Affair: “Controller” (feat. Faris Badwan) Video

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April 11th, 2017
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Andy Butler’s New York disco-house collective Hercules & Love Affair have shared a new video for their addictive single “Controller”, featuring vocals from The Horrors’ Faris Badwan. For the video, director Rei Nadal has created layers to the images, merging the explicit and the abstract, the spiritual and the vain. The track “Controller” is the first single off Hercules & Love Affair’s long-awaited fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2014’s LP “The Feast Of The Broken Heart”, set to drop on July 14th.

The single “Controller”, which comes complete with remixes by Tuff City Kids and Mike Simonetti, is out now on mr.intl/Big beat. Get it here.

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Hercules & Love Affair: “I Try To Talk To You” (feat. John Grant)

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Hercules & Love Affair: “Controller” (feat. Faris Badwan)

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February 8th, 2017
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They’re back! After a two year hiatus, Andy Butler’s New York disco-house collective Hercules & Love Affair make a welcome return with their pulsing, propulsive new single “Controller”, which features vocals from The Horrors’ Faris Badwan. The track will appear on Hercules & Love Affair’s upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth album, the follow-up to their 2014’s LP “The Feast Of The Broken Heart”, expected to drop later this year via mr.intl.

The single “Controller” is out now. Get it here.

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Hercules & Love Affair: “I Try To Talk To You” (feat. John Grant)

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In Flagranti: “Double Talk (Andy Butler Remix)”

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October 19th, 2015
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Swiss duo In Flagranti, who recently contributed the gorgeous track “As Fast As I Can” to our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5, have returned with their new single “Double Talk”, featuring the soulful vocals of Craig Yamey. And it’s exactly the kind of classy disco grooves that we’ve always counted on In Flagranti to provide. Now, we’ve got our hands on a remix of “Double Talk” from Hercules & Love Affair’s maestro Andy Butler, who transforms it into a sparse house number filled with deep grooves. This is seriously good. After getting your fill of the remix above, make sure to check out the original version below.

In Flagranti’s “Double Talk”, which also features remixes by Wolfram and Dinamo Arari of Azari & III fame, is out now digitally through The Playground Records. Buy it here.

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In Flagranti: “As Fast As I Can”

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Róisín Murphy: “Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)”

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July 23rd, 2015
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Irish dance-pop queen Róisín Murphy is set to drop another strong remix package, this time for her recent single “Evil Eyes”, one of the standout cuts from “Hairless Toys”, her first solo album in eight years. The new remix EP includes reworks by the likes of Hercules And Love Affair, Claptone, Catz ‘N Dogz, and Severino & Nico de Segilia. Today, we’re treated to a full stream of Andy Butler’s New York disco-house collective Hercules & Love Affair quality remix of “Evil Eyes”. After getting your fill of the remix above, make sure to check out Róisín Murphy’s self-directed video for “Evil Eyes” here.

The “Evil Eyes” Remix EP arrives on August 7 on Play It Again Sam. Pre-order it here.

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Sébastien Tellier: “Aller Vers Le Soleil” [Hercules & Love Affair Remix]

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Kim Ann Foxman: “Creature (A/Jus/Ted Vocal Mix)”

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June 16th, 2015
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New York-based DJ/producer/vocalist Kim Ann Foxman debut solo single “Creature”, a collaborative track with former Hercules & Love Affair bandmate Andy Butler, finally gets a proper vinyl release. Originally released in 2010 on Butler’s own Mr. INTL label, Foxman describes “Creature” as a “jam that I hold very close to my heart. It’s never been available on wax vinyl before so I’m really excited that I’ll finally be able to have it in my hands.”

The release comes complete with four new remixes of “Creature” by fellow New Yorkers A/Jus/Ted, the electro-dance duo of Justin Strauss and Teddy Stuart, Italian disco producer and DJ Nick Simoncino, and Kim Ann herself. Here, we have A/Jus/Ted’s eight-plus-minute vocal mix of the track for your listening pleasure. And it’s a great one. Blast it above.

Kim Ann Foxman’s “Creature – Remixes” is out now on her label Firehouse Recordings in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. Buy it here.

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Kim Ann Foxman: “Creature”

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Citizenn: “BE” (12″ Version)

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February 6th, 2015
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More dancefloor heat from Midlands-born, London-based retro-futurist house producer Laurence Blake, who recently added an extra “n” onto his moniker, from Citizen to Citizenn. Coming off a prolific year that saw him release some quality tunes, Citizenn is now getting ready to drop a new EP entitled “BE” on 2020Vision Recordings. The EPs title track finds him teaming up with S.Y.F. (Starving Yet Full), formerly of Canadian house revivalists Azari & III, to deliver “something a bit more emotive, something that could be listened to at home and in the club.” “BE” is such a great tune. Stream the 12-inch version above.

The “BE” 12” will arrive on February 9th, while the digital version will come out on February 23. The release also includes a “warehouse mix” by Citizenn himself and a remix by Andy Butler’s New York disco-house collective Hercules & Love Affair. Pre-order your 12” here.

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Citizen: “Room Service”

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Andy Butler: “You Can Shine” (feat. Richard Kennedy)

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January 26th, 2015
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Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler is getting ready to drop his debut solo EP, “You Can Shine”, via his own label mr.intl. Here we have for you the EPs title track, a techno-soul cut featuring the vocal talents of Richard Kennedy. “Whilst Hercules has a collaborative, collective approach, Shine goes for a more direct approach, a stomping, uplifting club 12″ but it’s me so it will still have something of Hercules about it…I hope we’ve created something new. House is often soulful but you very rarely hear a big gospel-inflected voice paired with booming, doomy techno,” says Andy Butler.

The two-track “You Can Shine” EP follows a strong year for Hercules & Love Affair, which saw them released their third album “The Feast Of The Broken Heart”. The record will arrive on vinyl on February 23, while the digital version will come out on March 16.

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2014

DATE:
January 2nd, 2015
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Today, we’re psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2014. It’s a long list filled with great tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. It’s no surprise that LA’s “daytime disco” duo Poolside sublime acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s 1977 classic “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic is top of the list. An exclusive track taken from La.Ga.Sta.’s recent “Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.”, our most popular compilation so far with more than 30.000 downloads and still counting. Here’s your chance to revisit 2014′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Poolside & Fatnotronic: “Onda”
02. Movement: “Ivory”
03. AlunaGeorge: “Kaleidoscope Love” [Kaytranada Edition]
04. Moon Boots: “C.Y.S.”
05. Chris Malinchak: “If U Got It” [Chris Malinchak Remix]
06. Lana Del Rey: “West Coast” [Munk Remix]
07. Banks: “Brain” [Larse Remix]
08. Pional: “It’s All Over” [John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix]
09. Hercules & Love Affair: “Be With You”
10. Midlake: “The Old And The Young” [Moullinex Edit]

11. Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel” [Midnight Magic Remix]
12. Seekae: “Test & Recognise” [Flume Re-work]
13. The Juan MacLean: “Get Down (With My Love)”
14. Touch Sensitive: “Slowments”
15. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot RainMix]
16. Giorgio Moroder: “Giorgio’s Theme”
17. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
18. Mayer Hawthorne: “The Stars Are Ours” [Detroit Swindle’s Big Dipper Remix]
19. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
20. Kaytranada: “Leave Me Alone” [feat. Shay Lia]

21. Glass Animals: “Pools” [Roosevelt Remix]
22. Cut Copy: “Meet Me In A House Of Love” [Nile Delta Remix]
23. Joakim: “On The Beach”
24. Bodhi: “I Need You”
25. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
26. Chordashian: “Keep On” [In Flagranti Extended Mix]
27. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
28. Leon Bridges: “Coming Home”
29. MØ: “Don’t Wanna Dance” [Zimmer Remix]
30. Miami Horror: “Colours In The Sky” [That’s Nice Remix]

31. Man Power: “Velvet Arms”
32. Pomo: “Only You”
33. Syd Arthur: “Hometown Blues” [Psychemagik Remix]
34. Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”
35. Leisure Cruise: “Double Digit Love” [Plastic Plates Remix]
36. HAIM: “My Song 5” [Movement Version]
37. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
38. La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
39. Clancy: “Take It Slow”
40. Cyril Hahn: “Getting There”

41. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
42. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
43. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene ’11 Edit]
44. Body Language: “Good Things”
45. Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love” [Dimitri From Paris Loungin’ At The Disco Instrumental]
46. Les Sins: “Talk About”
47. Ten City: “Where Do We Go?” [Jacques Renault All Night Edit]
48. Thrupence: “Silk”
49. Paume: “Transalpine”
50. Weval: “Gimme Some”

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2013

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Blende: “Running” (feat. Gustaph)

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November 24th, 2014
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More dancefloor heat from Blende. After dropping two much-played singles “Fake Love”, “Riki” and the great “Paramount” EP for Eskimo Recordings, the prolific London-based Swedish producer returns to the label with his addictive new single “Running”, which finds him teaming up with Belgian singer Gustaph (of Hercules & Love Affair fame). And it’s so damn good. This well-crafted electro-funk tune comes complete with two remixes by the likes of Kraak & Smaak and Knight One.

The “Running” single is out today via Eskimo. Get it here.

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Stream: Blende: “Rikki”

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Hercules & Love Affair: “Do You Feel The Same?” Video

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November 18th, 2014
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Check out the new video for Andy Butler’s New York collective Hercules & Love Affair infectious house jam “Do You Feel The Same?”, featuring vocals from Belgian singer Gustaph. “Do You Feel The Same?, a standout track from the band’s recent album “The Feast Of The Broken Heart”, will be re-released via Defected Records on December 8th with new remixes. The video was shot with Infra-red-converted digital cameras.

Directed by AlexandLiane.

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mpFree: Hercules & Love Affair: “Be With You”

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