La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 November 2015

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December 11th, 2015
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It’s that time again! Check out our monthly list of the 10 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes from The Rapture’s Vito Roccoforte (of Vito & Druzzi) and Xavier, Movement, AKASE, Satin Jackets, Debonair, and more. As always, this is your monthly chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 10 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 10 November 2015:

01. Hall & Oates: “I Can’t Go For That” [Vito & Xavier No Teeth, No Marks Mix]
02. Movement: “Lace”
03. AKASE: “Under The Pressure” [The War On Drugs Cover]
04. Scavenger Hunt: “Kiss Me Clean” [Satin Jackets Remix]
05. Debonair: “Find The Ocean”
06. Wild & Free: “River Of Nile”
07. Homework: “The Goodbye”
08. Cyril Hahn: “Last” [Project Pablo Remix]
09. Finnebassen: “Vi Nå”
10. Edit Service 63: Alejandro Paz

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Top 15 October 2015

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Homework: “The Goodbye”

DATE:
November 25th, 2015
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We’ve been following Amsterdam-based house duo Homework for a long, long time, so it’s really sad to hear that Tom Waist and Zip Stolk have decided to call it quits. In their own words: “After ten amazing years together we have decided to stop. As of next year Homework will be no more. It’s been one heck of a rollercoaster with releases on some top labels, shows in awesome clubs like Berghain/PanoramaBar, ageHa, Studio 80, Le Bain at The Standard, High Line, just to name a few.”

As a thanks to all their fans for their support, Homework will drop a free-to-download two-track EP called “The Farewell” of previously unreleased material. Here’s the superb track “The Goodbye” for your downloading pleasure. Goodbye Homework.

Download it here.

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Homework: “Yakushima Dreams”

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Homework: “Yakushima Dreams”

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September 28th, 2015
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Let’s float away with Homework’s “Yakushima Dreams”, another exclusive free download from our freshly dropped “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. Filled with mellow grooves and gentle piano stabs, the six-minute track finds the dynamic Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk capturing the sun-drenched warmth of summertime deep house. Taken from their recent four-track “Palindrome 1” EP for New York’s Let’s Play House white-label series, “Yakushima Dreams” is a perfect slice of dreamy house.

The 16-track compilation also features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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Homework: “Palindrome 1”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5

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September 18th, 2015
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Yeah, it’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with our annual “Late Summer” compilation. The fifth edition is finally here, featuring 16 tracks from some of our favorite artists and talented newcomers. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 takes you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year. While at the same time, we’re trying to bring you a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Let’s make it a summer to remember.

As usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Stream and download the whole thing below. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5 here for the price of an email.

Tracklist:

01. HNNY – Solsidan

What a better way to open our new compilation than with one of our favorite tunes of the year so far from Swedish house producer Johan Cederberg, aka HNNY. Effortlessly smooth and mellow, “Solsidan” is an absolute gem of a tune filled with looped-up vocals and sun-kissed summertime grooves. Taken from his second “Solsidan/Alby” EP for the ever-impressive New York-based label Let’s Play House, it’s now yours for absolutely free.

02. Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Dub)

What a tune! This one feels like an absolute Melbourne affair and it has been on repeat mode all summer. We’re so excited to feature on our compilation a sublime track that finds two of Melbourne’s finest house names come together. Tornado Wallace delivers a perfectly crafted dub version of András & Oscar‘s “Café Romantica” standout “Looking Back”. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Amsterdam imprint Dopeness Galore and Australian label Chapter Music.

03. Woolfy Vs. Projections – Josephine

Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have soundtracked many of our rides with their superb cover of The Smiths’ classic “Ask”, which was featured on last year’s compilation. Fresh off the release of their third album “Stations” on Permanent Vacation, it feels so good to have them on board once again. This time with a stunning, sun-drenched cover of Chris Rea’s “Josephine” filled with cosmic disco goodness. Specially made for our compilation Vol.5.

04. Du Tonc – Rise (Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub)

Good things comes for those who wait. London’s disco maestro Mighty Mouse revisits the track “Rise” by everyone’s favorite Du Tonc, his collaborative project with Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), for a special “Discolife” dub version. In true Mighty Mouse fashion, this groove-filled tune will light up any dancefloor. His first ever remix on a Du Tonc track is now yours for free. Rise up!

05. The Juan MacLean – Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)

It always feels good driving around with The Juan MacLean, the duo of John MacLean and Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame). Even better, with a new remix for their track “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, which also comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA Records. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa has transformed “Here I Am” into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it.

06. Lauer – Oramorph

Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping “Borndom”, one of our favorite records of the year, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant track “Oramorph”, specially made for our compilation. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

07. Daniel.T. – Boy

Let’s take a late summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with Los Angeles-based producer/DJ and avid vinyl collector Daniel.T., also known as one half of Cosmic Kids. His instrumental cover version of Book of Love’s “Boy” is yet another fine example of his colorful sound. The track was featured as a digital bonus track on his excellent debut mini-LP “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. West coast vibes all round.

08. Ольга Чиповская – Сафари (This Soft Machine Edit)

Tim Sullivan, what a guy! Having already impressed us with his recent debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings, Australian producer/DJ has contributed to our compilation his first ever edit under his This Soft Machine moniker. As expected, This Soft Machine delivers the goods, a killer rework of Olga Chipovskaya’s ’80s electro track “Safari” with infectious grooves for your next exercises on the dancefloor!

09. Cameo Culture – Told You So

Colorful chill-out grooves, lush horns, and tropical-tinged percussions. Brooklyn-based producer/DJ Dave Robertson, better known as Cameo Culture, brings some serious summer vibes with his track “Told You So”, our favorite cut from his recent debut album “Burning Bright” on Wolf + Lamb Records. A perfect tune for your next sunset ride.

10. NO ZU – Ui Yia Uia (Bonus Beat with Maria Minerva)

More heat beat goodness coming to you direct from NO ZU. While their new single “Ui Yia Uia”, a slow boogie groover, is getting plenty of spins, the Melbourne heat beat collective delivers a “bonus beat” version of the track, specially made for our compilation. It’s an infectious clarinet and sax-filled jam that features vocals from Los Angeles-based musician Maria Minerva. “Ui Yia Uia” is the first taste from NO ZU’s forthcoming new album “Afterlife”, which is expected to arrive early next year via Chapter Music.

11. In Flagranti – As Fast As I Can

Get your fill of sleazy vintage disco with “As Fast As I Can”, a classy tune from In Flagranti, our beloved Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor. Released earlier this year via their own Codek imprint, this track is exactly what you’d expect from In Flagranti and arguably one of the pair’s finest tunes we’ve heard in a while.

12. Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine (Cooper Saver Remix)

We’re big fans of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning, so we’re delighted to include on our compilation a previously unreleased remix of “Friends Of Mine”. Taken from his recent debut album “Turns”, the track gets the remix treatment by LA producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. He infuses “Friends Of Mine” with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love?

13. Knightlife – Haus Angeles

Absolute fire from Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife. For our compilation, Knightlife has reworked The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House”, turning it into a house floor-filler. Inspired by the L.A. leg of the last tour he did with Cut Copy, the “Haus Angeles” edit is a banger of a tune. Play it loud!

14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Klaves Edit)

Get into the groove with this exclusive disco edit from Polish wunderkind Mikolaj Gramowski, better known as Klaves, who last graced us with his killer double-A-side single “People” b/w “Oh No” on PMR Beat Club. The multi-talented producer works his magic on McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, delivering a dancefloor-ready edit full of infectious grooves.

15. Navid Izadi – Messin (feat. Angelica Bess from Body Language)

Multi-talented San Francisco-based artist Navid Izadi brings some serious heat with his newest track “Messin”. Channeling the vibes of uplifting, ’80s Latin freestyle, Navid Izadi delivers an addictive club tune featuring vocals from Body Language’s Angelica Bess. With its lush synth pads, housey piano keys and soulful boy/girl vocals, “Messin” is just about as infectious as it gets. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Wolf + Lamb Records.

16. Homework – Yakushima Dreams

Filled with mellow grooves and gentle piano stabs, “Yakushima Dreams” finds Homework, the dynamic Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, capturing the sun-drenched warmth of summertime deep house. Taken from their recent “Palindrome 1” EP on Let’s Play House white-label series, “Yakushima Dreams” is a farewell letter to the end of the summer.

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Homework: “Palindrome 1” Video

DATE:
April 20th, 2015
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Amsterdam-based duo Homework take us back to the ’80s with this cheesy video for their great new tune “Palindrome 1”, the title track from their upcoming EP on New York’s Let’s Play House white-label series. Expect crappy 80’s charm, Casio walkmans, cheesy romance, white turtlenecks, and a cameo of Homework’s Yamaha DX7. What’s not to love?

The “Palindrome 1” EP drops on May 25 on Let’s Play House. Pre-order it here.

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Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”

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Homework: “Back To The Masses (Homeboy Dub)”

DATE:
April 17th, 2015
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Zagreb-based producer/DJ Marko Pelaic, aka Homeboy, who is also the co-founder of the House is OK imprint, brings some serious heat with his ace dub version of Amsterdam’s duo Homework “Back To The Masses”, a track taken from their cracking debut EP “Conquered Enemies” for Wolf Music. The dub version can be found on Wolf Music’s fifth installment of its vinyl-only “Wolf White” series, which comes out on April 27th. It also features new tracks by the likes of Ishmael, Black Fan, and Muzikschaft.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 November 2014

DATE:
December 1st, 2014
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

La.Ga.Sta.’s monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks has arrived and it features some great freebies by the likes of Moon Boots, Les Sins, the dance project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, Leo Zero, Chromatics, Bicep, Maceo Plex, YACHT, Zimmer, Homework, and more. As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 15 November:
01. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
02. Moon Boots: “There’s No Love”
03. Les Sins: “Talk About”
04. Chromatics: “At Your Door” [8-Track Demo Version]
05. Bicep & Hammer: “I Believe”
06. Mylo: “Drop The Pressure” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]
07. YACHT: “Terminal Beach”
08. Wunder Wunder: “Midnight Hours” [Zimmer Remix]
09. Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”
10. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
11. Figgy: “You Were Mine” [Daniel.T. Remix]
12. Metronomy: “The Look” [Hemingway’s Balearic Reprise]
13. Jonjo Jury: “If You Break It”
14. WooHoo: “Low Down (Son Of A Gun)”
15. Edit Service 46: The Mansisters

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Homework: “Kenny’s Strut”

DATE:
November 25th, 2014
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To celebrate the release of their superb debut EP “Conquered Enemies” for Wolf Music Recordings, Homework, the Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, are giving away a quality jazzy edit called “Kenny’s Strut” for free download. Go grab “Kenny’s Strut” below, and make sure to preview the “Conquered Enemies” EP, consisting of three late-night house groovers and a fine remix from Wolf Music regular Greymatter, here.

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Chet Faker: “1998 (NTEIBINT Remix)”

DATE:
July 1st, 2014
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Following the release of his “Never Without You” EP for Eskimo Recordings, NTEIBINT, the alter ego of Greek producer/DJ George Bakalakos, is back at it again with this perfectly crafted remix of Melbourne’s electro-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker latest single “1998”, taken from his debut album “Built On Glass”. It’s definitely worth repeat listens.

The “1998” Remixes EP, which also features reworks from Amsterdam-based duo Homework, and Melbourne producer Rohan Newman, aka Roland Tings, is out now via Future Classic. You can stream the whole thing here. And just in case you missed it, watch the Domenico Bartolo-directed video for the track here.

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mpFree: NTEIBINT: “Feelings”

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Homework: “The Way I See It” (feat. Bea Anubis)

DATE:
February 18th, 2014
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Amsterdam-based duo Homework, aka Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, have returned to Exploited with their great new single “The Way I See It”, featuring lovely vocals from Bea Anubis, an infectiously danceable slice of dark-pop that has a decidedly ’80s feel to it. This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now.

Homework’s “The Way I See It”, backed with the B-side “The Grind”, is out now via Exploited. Buy it here.

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