Holy Ghost!: “Escape From Los Angeles”

DATE:
April 9th, 2019
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

Holy Ghost!, the NYC-based synth-dance duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, return with their third full length LP, entitled “Workd”, the pair’s first album in five years! The 12-track collection follows the duo’s two previous albums, 2013’s “Dynamics” and 2011’s eponymous debut, both via DFA, and is first full-length LP to come out on the iconic West End Records label in more than 30 years!

Featuring the talents of musical peers including Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab, Juan Maclean and LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang, Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Paul Simon, David Bowie) and Alex Epton (Neon Indian, David Byrne), “Work” transcends its physical constraints to capture a spectrum of vibes that remain true to Holy Ghost!’s reverence for the art and craft of dance music. Before it drops, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s lead single, the infectious “Escape From Los Angeles”. Play it loud.

The “Work” LP arrives on June 21 on West End Records. Pre-order it here.

Related:
Holy Ghost!: “Anxious”

TAGS:

Holy Ghost!: “Anxious”

DATE:
October 5th, 2018
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

Holy Ghost!, the NYC-based synth-dance duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, are back with the brand-new 12-inch single “Anxious’ on New York City disco label West End Records. The first new release of original music in the iconic West End Records album sleeve in over 30 years, “Anxious” sees Millhiser and Frankel pay homage to the originators of disco while leading the genre firmly into the future. “I think we both first discovered West End Records as teenagers searching for open drum breaks in used record stores in NYC. West End 12”’s we’re always hot,” says Frankel.

The four-track collection, due out on October 26th in vinyl and digital formats, features A Tom Moulton Mix of “Anxious”, Holy Ghost! Remix of The Chuck Davis Orchestra’s 1977 classic “Spirit of Sunshine” and the shimmering title track. Blast it above.

The track “Anxious” is also out today as a stand-alone digital single and the full package is available for pre-order here.

Related:
JR JR: “Control (Secretly Sorry)” [Holy Ghost! Remix].

TAGS:

JR JR: “Control (Secretly Sorry) (Holy Ghost! Remix)”

DATE:
May 22nd, 2018
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, return to the remixing game, adding their own signature spin on “Control (Secretly Sorry)”, the latest single from Detroit-based indie-pop duo JR JR, formerly known as “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. On their remix, Holy Ghost! inject the original’s sound with an extra dose of disco vibes.

Get yourself a copy of Holy Ghost!’s remix here.

Gasback:
Holy Ghost!: “Compass Point”

TAGS: ,

La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7

DATE:
August 28th, 2017
CATEGORIES:
DOWNLOADS
REACTIONS: 1

Here we go again! We’re psyched to bring you the seventh installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series. As always, the new “Late Summer” compilation is filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips.

The new collection features lots of exclusive tracks, including DJ Tennis’ killer remix of The Juan MacLean’s new single “The Brighter The Light” on DFA Records, Yuksek’s previously unreleased edit of “Can’t Stop”, Rabo & Snob’s great new track “Zeshto”, Daniel T.’s blissful edit of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, Private Agenda’s brilliant new track “Texture”, and a Brazilian disco-flavored rework of “Bicho Ruim” by Fatnotronic and Joutro Mundo. It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, including Holy Ghost! x Cooper Saver, Banks x Poolside’s Turbotito, Soul Clap x Eli Escobar, STATUE x Moscoman, Tenskane’s new side project Gemini Rising, Formation x Mall Grab, and – last but certainly not least – Tiger & Woods. It’s yours for FREE.

The 14-track compilation is a fine 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. 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. 7 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. The Salsoul Orchesta – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Dimitri From Paris Reprise Re-Touch)

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 7 than with a top-notch edit from our beloved French disco-house veteran Dimitri From Paris. Originally released in 2015 as a Japan-only 7inch exclusive on the iconic label Salsoul Records, his edit of The Salsoul Orchesta’s classic “Ooh I Love It (Love Break)” is now available for digital free download for first time ever. A must have!

02. Yuksek – Can’t Stop (Edit)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek, purveyor of all things post-disco, house and pop, takes us straight to the dancefloor with his previously unreleased killer rework of Sylvester’s classic “Can’t Stop Dancing”. Yuksek’s rework “Can’t Stop” in his own trademark style is absolute fire. It’s now yours for absolutely free, exclusively on our compilation.

03. The Juan MacLean – The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)

DFA stalwart The Juan MacLean has a new single on the way, called “The Brighter The Light”, and it’s a great one. Before it drops, we are honored to have as an exclusive free download our favorite remix of the track by Italian producer and Life And Death founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis. In his capable hands, the original track is transformed into an eight-minute epic ride. Pure class. You can download this remix for free, courtesy of DFA.

04. Banks – Trainwreck (Turbotito Dub Reggae Remix)

Known for his work as one half of daytime disco duo Poolside, LA-based producer Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito, keeps the summer vibes going on with his sun-drenched dub “Reggae” remix of “Trainwreck” by California singer Banks, a track taken from her recent second album “The Altar”. This superb dub version is pure summer vibes. What’s not to love?

05. Rabo & Snob – Zeshto

We’ve been following Tel Aviv-based veteran discoteers Rabo & Snob for a good while now, and it’s safe to say that the prolific duo of Ronen Sabo and Eyal Rob have never cease to amaze us. Specially made for our new compilation, the duo’s gorgeous new track “Zeshto” is yet another quality example of Rabo & Snob doing what they do best. This one will get some serious rotations on our car stereo. What a ride!

06. Soul Clap feat. Ebony Houston – Numb (Eli Escobar Dub)

New York house veteran Eli Escobar works his magic once again on “Numb”, the Ebony Houston-featuring funky tune from Boston’s finest Soul Clap. His dub version of “Numb”, one of the standout tracks from the duo’s recent second self-titled album, is pure dancefloor brilliance. That’s the way we like it.

07. Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (Cooper Saver Remix)

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver, known for throwing the Far Away parties, mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab, delivers a groovy and funky disco-influenced remix of “Crime Cutz” by Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. The original seven-minute funky disco tune is lifted from the duo’s superb EP of the same name, released last year via DFA. The remix, which was previously used as a promo-only remix online, is finally available for you to keep.

08. STATUE – Monument (Moscoman Remix)

Tel Aviv’s enfant terrible Moscoman turns his hand to “Monument”, a great tune from Melbourne’s live percussion-based dance project STATUE, the brainchild of drummer Tom Gould. The result is a percussive dancefloor odyssey. Taken from Statue’s recent four-track EP on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records.

09. Formation – Pleasure (Mall Grab Remix)

Here’s something special from Mall Grab. The Australian producer Jordon Alexander adds an extra dose of lush vibes in his sublime take on “Pleasure” by rising London quintet Formation. You can grab a copy of his remix of “Pleasure”, courtesy of Meno Records/Warner Bros.

10. Gemini Rising – Sunrise Boulevard

Let’s take a ride with “Sunrise Boulevard”, a brilliant track from Gemini Rising, a new side-project of German producer Tensnake with frequent vocal collaborator Fiora and producer Lester Mendez. Taken from their recent self-titled debut EP, a four-tracker of ’80s synth pop goodness. Just perfect for driving down the Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down.

11. Private Agenda – Texture

Our beloved Berlin disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track, entitled “Texture”, and it’s nothing short of pure brilliance. This delicious disco-infused pop tune is Private Agenda at their best! You can download this track, exclusively on our compilation.

12. Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Bicho Ruim (Rework)

Tropical disco grooves from Brazil with love. Fatnotronic and Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, two of Brazil’s major disco forces, have teamed up once again to deliver a previously unreleased rework of “Bicho Ruim”, a Brazilian disco-flavored tune that’s guaranteed to light up the dancefloor. Another great exclusive track on our new compilation.

13. Kraak & Smaak feat. Ivar – Way Back Home (Tiger & Woods Remix)

A classy remix from Tiger & Woods. The Italian disco maestros have worked their magic on Kraak & Smaak’s track “Way Back Home”, featuring yearning soul vocals from the trio’s live band singer Ivar. The remix is lifted from Kraak & Smaak’s “Way Back Home” EP on Brooklyn’s label Razor-N-Tape.

14. Marine Girls – A Different Light (Daniel T. Edit)

Los Angeles-based producer/Dj and all round cool guy Daniel T. strikes gold with his hazy, blissful rework of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, specially made for our compilation. On his perfectly crafted rework, Daniel T. creates a nostalgic mood for all those special moments of a summer gone by.

Related:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Holy Ghost! & Classixx: “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”

DATE:
December 24th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
DOWNLOADS
REACTIONS: 0

Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo Holy Ghost! got together with their buddies LA’s Classixx to pay this tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto, with a little help from Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem fame. It’s their take on his 1983 theme for “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”, a movie in which he co-starred with David Bowie. They’re giving away two versions as gifts, the “Under The Mirrored Mistletoe” mix is for Xmas morning, and the “Fireside” version is for Xmas night. Download both versions for free below. Happy holidays everyone!

Download here.

Gasback:
Classixx: “I Feel Numb” (feat. Alex Frankel)
Holy Ghost!: “Compass Point”

TAGS: , ,

Alex Frankel: “Negative Space”

DATE:
September 27th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 1

Holy Ghost!’s frontman Alex Frankel certainly keeps himself busy. After dropping the glorious “Crime Cutz” EP with his partner-in-crime Nick Millhiser on DFA, and collaborating with Classixx on the infectious track “I Feel Numb”, Alex Frankel is now releasing a surprise solo EP, entitled “Negative Space”. Recorded at his home studio in Brooklyn, Chromeo’s Funk Box Studios in Burbank, the EP is a collection of four candy-coated, disco pop-funk jams. Here’s the EPs title track, a hooky, funk-laden tune perfect for your next car rides. Update: Below, you can hear “Get Back”, another track from Alex Frankel’s first-ever EP.

The “Negative Space” EP arrives on September 30th.

Gasback:
Holy Ghost!: “Compass Point”

TAGS: ,

Classixx: “I Feel Numb” (feat. Alex Frankel)

DATE:
May 12th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

Classixx, the Los Angeles-based duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David, have teamed up with Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel for their new single “I Feel Numb” and it’s truly a match made in disco heaven. This finely crafted summer jam will appear on the duo’s upcoming sophomore album “Faraway Reach”, which drops on June 3 via Innovative Leisure. The 12-track record also features guest appearances from Passion Pit, De Lux, Panama and more. Just in case you missed, check out Classixx’s previous single “Just Let Go”, featuring vocals from How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell, here.

Pre-order the “Faraway Reach” album here.

Gasback:
Classixx: “Grecian Summer”

TAGS: , ,

Holy Ghost!: “Compass Point”

DATE:
April 30th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, just dropped their great new “Crime Cutz” EP of four well-crafted tunes and it was definitely worth the wait. Get your Saturday groove on with “Compass Point”, a standout cut from the record. The “Crime Cutz”, which follows 2013’s sophomore album “Dynamics” and last year’s remix album “Work For Hire”, is out now digitally on DFA Records. And just in case you missed it, check out the EPs title track, a seven-minute funky disco jam, here.

Buy the EP here.

Gasback:
Holy Ghost!: “Crime Cutz” [Eli Escobar Remix]

TAGS:

Holy Ghost!: “Crime Cutz (Eli Escobar Remix)”

DATE:
March 2nd, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

While the funky disco jam “Crime Cutz”, the title track from Holy Ghost!’s upcoming four-track EP, is still on repeat mode on our car stereo, the synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser have shared a finely crafted of the track by fellow New Yorker Eli Escobar. “Eli is one of my favorite DJs and producers in NYC,” explains Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel. “He did a remix for us on the first album and we are psyched he’s back again now. Really love what he did on this.” Get your fill of the eight-minute remix above, and make sure to check the video for “Crime Cutz” here.

The “Crime Cutz” EP will drop on April 29th via DFA Records. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Hanni El Khatib: “Two Brothers” [Holy Ghost! Remix]

TAGS: , ,

Holy Ghost!: “Crime Cutz” Video

DATE:
February 5th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 0

And they’re back! After a long wait, Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, make a triumphant return with their great new single “Crime Cutz”, the title track from their forthcoming new EP. Featuring the East Coast Inspirational Singers Choir, the seven-minute funky disco jam comes with a cool video, which you can now watch above. Holy Ghost!’s four-track new EP, which follows 2013’s sophomore album “Dynamics” and last year’s remix album “Work For Hire”, a compilation of their favorite remixes over the course of the last eight years, will drop on April 29th via DFA.

Directed by Ben Fries.

The single “Crime Cutz” single is out now on DFA. Get it here.

Gasback:
Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel”

TAGS: ,