Swiss disco mavericks In Flagranti, our beloved duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, are back with a new concept, called HOTFOOT, presenting energetic DJ sets done with 7” vinyl singles only from their vast collection spanning from the ’60s till now. HOTFOOT is also their new 7″ only sub-label, which will feature classic style songs on the A-side and and more dub, freaky dance tunes on the B-side. The label’s first release, a two-track 7” called “Make, Make, You Lose, You Lose”, finds the ever-prolific duo teaming up once again with New York performing artist Ayakamay, and the result is really something special.

Today, we’re psyched to premiere the record’s A-side cut, the groove-filled “cosmic mix” of “Make, Make, You Lose, You Lose”, and it’s yet another classy track from In Flagranti. Get your fill of “Make, Make, You Lose, You Lose” above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. On the flip side, there’s an unreleased funky mix of “Kachi Kachi”.

The “Make Make You Lose You Lose” 7” arrives on October 6th. Pre-order your copy here.

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In Flagranti feat. DJ Rocca On Flute: “Camelwalk” [Rayko Spiritual Wiri Remix]

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Veteran NYC producer/DJ Alex Gimeno, aka Ursula 1000, is getting ready to drop his new album “Galleria” later this month, but in the meantime, we’re treated to the record’s great second single “Stand Up Straight”. Featuring Sal P, aka Salvatore Principato of dance/funk/punk pioneers Liquid Liquid, the track is a hypnotic percussive house groover filled with low slung bass, anxious guitar, kalimba, and mad timbale. The single comes backed with three remixes by NYC edit masters Duane Harriott and Sean Marquand, aka Devin Dare, Scatalogics Record’s Ulysses, and disco mavericks In Flagranti.

Today, we’re excited to share with you In Flagranti’s excellent version of Ursula 1000’s “Stand Up Straight”. This remix finds our beloved duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor in such fine form, injecting the original track with a healthy dose of disco funk vibes. You can now stream this groove-filled remix, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta

Set to drop on August 28th via Insect Queen Music, Ursula 1000’s seventh album “Galleria” takes you on another eclectic time warp where nu-disco, synthwave and boogie funk pulsate alongside to the sounds of jazzy hip hop, latin breaks and French Touch house in a multi-colored blend as only Ursula 1000 can deliver.

The “Stand Up Straight” Remix EP is out now. Buy it here.

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Ursula 1000: “Tropical Intention” [Jeffrey Paradise Remix]

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The last time we heard from veterans In Flagranti, the Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, was back in April, when they dropped their excellent fifth album “Sprezzatura”, a mind-bending record influenced by the mixtapes of their youth. Now, they’re already back with a new EP, entitled “Camelwalk”, which features Italian DJ/producer/musician DJ Rocca playing flute. Also known as one half of Erodiscotheque alongside disco superstar Dimitri From Paris, DJ Rocca has been consistently prolific over the years, but a little known fact that he’s a great musician too, especially on the flute. This new track “Camelwalk” by In Flagranti is proof of that. A finely crafted flute-driven disco burner.

The EP comes complete with two remixes by Mexican producer Inigo Vontier and Spain’s finest Rayko, and a bonus beat version. Today, we’re psyched to premiere the great remix of “Camelwalk” by Spanish producer extraordinaire Rayko. On his “Spiritual Wiri” version, Rayko delivers a classy remix. You can now stream it exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

In Flagranti’s “Camelwalk” EP arrives in both vinyl and digital formats on June 30th on their own Codek imprint. Pre-order your 12” here.

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The Avalanches: “Subways [In Flagranti Extended Edit]

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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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The Avalanches: “Subways (In Flagranti Extended Edit)”

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September 24th, 2016
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Australian dance mavericks The Avalanches just dropped a new remix package for their sun-kissed summer tune “Subways”, one of standout cuts off their second album “Wildflower”, their first album in 16 years. Take a ride with the extended edit of “Subways” from In Flagranti , the ever-prolific Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, who once again delivers the goods. The Remix EP also features reworks by Arthur Baker and Leo James. Stream In Flagranti’s remix above, and just in case you missed it, watch the video for “Subways”, directed by French illustrators Mrzyk & Moriceau.

The “Subways” Remixes EP is out now on Astralwerks/Modular/XL. Buy it here.

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In Flagranti: “Double Talk” [Andy Butler Remix]

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Jonny Sender: “Luck Sum Don” (Edit)

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July 20th, 2016
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After dropping his “Zhivago Zhivago/Disco Touch” 12-inch with two original tracks and two remixes by Khidja and Siren, New York DJ and producer Jonny Sender, former bassist of Konk, returns to In Flagranti’s Codek label with a new edit called “Luck Sum Don”. It’s a deliciously sleazy rework of Donna Summer’s classic “Lucky” that clocks in at almost nine minutes. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

The “Luck Sum Don” edit will drop on July 25th via Codek Records. Pre-order it here

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Fatnotronic: “Onde Anda”

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May 4th, 2016
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Earlier this year, Fatnotronic dropped their killer debut “Karma” EP for Soulwax’s label Deewee. Now, the rising São Paulo duo of Phillipi and Rodrigo brings more of their tropi-cool goodness with their Brazilian-flavoured new double EP “Onde Anda”, a finely crafted a 12” and bonus 7” package of tropical soul and disco. Featuring collaborations with In Flagranti, Felipe Sá, and Maffalda, the record perfectly captures the sun-drenched feel of long summer days. Here’s “Me Diga” and “Formula 1” for your listening pleasure, two of the standout cuts on the “Onde Anda” EP. Ride with us.

The double “Onde Anda” EP (12″ + 7″) is out now on Brooklyn’s Razor-N-Tape Reserve label. Pick up your copy here.

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Phillipi & Rodrigo: “Gueto De Gent”

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Driving To Dalston Superstore | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

DATE:
February 9th, 2016
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La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London. Next stop: Dalston Superstore, one of our favorite hangouts, this Friday, February 12th. We’re beyond psyched for being part of In Flagranti’s – the mighty Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor – new event at Dalston Superstore, spinning records with them downstairs at the laser pit. Upstairs, Phil Passera of London’s outfit Payfone and Nadia Ksaiba, a regular fixture behind the decks of London’s East End club scene, will spin music to get you moving from boogie to electro Chicago house and R’n’B. We can’t wait!

To set the right mood, we’ve put together a warm up mixtape, called “Driving To Dalston Superstore”. The 63-minute mix also features some great tunes from the event’s fire line-up. Grab this mix for free below, and blast it on you car stereo. See you at Superstore!

Tracklist:
01. Jacques Bon & Virgo Four – Machine Love
02. Emmanuelle – Free HiFi Internet
03. Nadia Ksaiba – Virtual Lover (Dub)
04. Lauer – Kilian
05. Waffles – Uriah
06. Space Coast – Please Release Me (Rabo & Snob Remix)
07. Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo – Feel My Love
08. Mark E – Sanctified
09. Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby (Vito & Druzzi Rework)
10. Payfone – Quarantine
11. Selvy – All Night
12. In Flagranti – Double Talk
13. Siren – A/Way (Faze Action Dub)
14. Palms Trax – High Point On Low Ground
15. Formation – Control (Chaos In The CBD Remix)

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

DATE:
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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