Is Tropical: “Follow The Sun”

January 28th, 2016

Take a slow ride with “Follow The Sun”, another well-crafted track from London’s four-piece Is Tropical upcoming third album “Black Anything”, set to drop on March 11th via Axis Mundi Records. The single “Follow the Sun” is a homage to the importance of the Sun in Asian culture. According to the band, the song was written from seeing this precious imagery everywhere and using it as a metaphor for trying to be a better person.

“We wanted a song that could take people out of that negative mind set and show something altogether more positive. We’ve always focused on escapism, often that would revolve around writing about physical places we wanted to be, but this time it was about escaping mentally to a much better place.”

The record’s fourth installment “Follow the Sun/Now Stop” comes out on February 12th.
You can pre-order the album here.

Is Tropical: “Fall”


Is Tropical: “Fall”

September 28th, 2015

It’s always a good day when a new track from Is Tropical comes our way. Late last year, London-based four-piece announced their third album “Black Anything”, the follow-up to 2013’s album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné, would be released in five 10” installments, one for each continent it was recorded in. Now, we’ve got our hands on a new track called “Fall”, an infectious jam taken from the third installment of “Black Anything”, the African chapter. And it’s perfect for a windows-down car ride. Give it a spin above.

Is Tropical’s “Fall/Light On” 10′ will drop on October 9th via Axis Mundi Records.
Pre-order it here.

Is Tropical: “Crawl”


Beataucue: “Rollerblade” (feat. Is Tropical)

March 23rd, 2015

French electronic duo Beataucue, composed of Alexis and Mederic, return to Kitsuné with a new three-track EP called “Terrah”, which follows last year’s “Kyllan” EP. Our first taste from that forthcoming release comes in the form of “Rollerblade”, a powerful and uplifting tune featuring Is Tropical’s Simon Milner on vocals. Perfect way to chase those Monday blues away. Give it a spin or two above.

The “Terrah” EP will arrive on March 30th via Kitsuné. Pre-order your copy here.

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Is Tropical: “Crawl”

November 19th, 2014

British band Is Tropical are back with a new album, new label and the new member Kirstie Fleck, the singer of 2013’s hit single “Dancing Anymore”. Over the past year, the band have been traveling the world and recoding their third LP “Black Anything”, the follow-up to 2013’s album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné, which is expected to drop sometime next year.

Is Tropical’s forthcoming new album will be released in five installments via the newly founded New York-based label Axis Mundi. Today, we’re treated to a stream of “Crawl”, the A-Side cut from the first installment, “Crawl”/”On My Way”, which will arrive on December 8th. Can’t wait to hear more. Update: Here’s the video for “Crawl”, directed by Is Tropical’s Simon Milner.

mpFree: Is Tropical: “Maria’s Colombia”


La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3

September 13th, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

At long last, it’s here! Today, we’re beyond psyched to share with you the third installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” free compilation series (check out our previous compilations here and here). The new 12-track collection feels like an echo of an endless summer, bringing back memories of lazy, warm afternoons by the pool, long sunset drives along the coast and wild beach parties. Filled with tropical disco-flavored, sun-soaked tunes, and smooth and funky house gems, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation will transport you to a blissful paradise.

As per usual, the new “Late Summer” compilation features exclusive free tracks from some of our favorite artists. An equal combination of familiar faces like Belgian maestro Aeroplane, Portuguese disco producer Moullinex, Mickey, Los Angeles-based duo Cosmic Kids, Nashville’s Jensen Sportag, Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s collaborative project Du Tonc and some of this year’s beloved newcomers such as Clancy, Hemingway, Bronx, Kiwi, Indian Summer , and Small Pyramids. We hope you like this compilation as much as we do. Big thanks to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.

Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it.

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3 here for the price of an email.

Late Summer Compilation 2013 Tracklist:

01. Surahn – Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)

We can’t think of a better way to open our compilation than with the premiere of Aeroplane’s brand new remix of Adelaide’s producer/singer Surahn (former bassist of The Swiss) latest single “Wonderful”. Once again, Vito de Luca works his magic and delivers a stellar, sun-kissed remix that you can’t help but fall in love with it. You can now grab it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta., courtesy of DFA Records.

02. Du Tonc – Surging Memories (Dub)

London-based producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s (of Van She) new collaborative project Du Tonc is nothing but pure beauty. With their first single “Darkness” being one of our favorite tunes of the year so far, we’re more than excited to include on our compilation a new and yet unreleased, dub version of their second single “Surging Memories”. A solid tune that feels like a sunset drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.

03. Bronx – Coconuts

Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, better known as Bronx, has been on our radar for a while now. His tropical-flavored, feel-good tune “Coconuts”, full of playful piano melodies and congas, is taken from his vinyl-only “Tropical Love” EP, which was released earlier this year via Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral’s label, On the Prowl. This is your one-way ticket to your own fantasy island.

04. Lindstrøm – Vōs-Sākō-Rv (Hemingway Remix)

What a tune! Toronto-based producer James Harris, aka Hemingway, takes us for a late-summer ride with this remix of Lindstrøm’s “Vōs-Sākō-Rv”. A glorious remix with an infectious bassline and sunny melodies that has been on repeat all summer. There’s no holding back.

05. Talking Heads – Houses In Motion (Cosmic Kids Edit)

Los Angeles-based Cosmic Kids, the disco/house duo of Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup, are not only known for their original tracks, but also for their disco edits. For our compilation, they were kind enough to offer us a rework of Talking Heads’ 1980 classic “Houses In Motion”. A quality six-minute rework that will keep you dancing till the dawn.

06. Girls In Hawaii – Misses (Mickey Remix)

From Sébastien Tellier to Punks Jump Up, so far everything the Belgian-based producer Mickey touched has turned to gold. His remix of Girls In Hawaii’s is not exception. Being on repeat the last few months, this brilliant remix leaves you with a bittersweet feeling just like summer coming to an end.

07. Jensen Sportag – Bellz

More goodness from Jensen Sportag, the Nashville duo of Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig. Their “comeback” single “Bellz”, the first taste from their upcoming new album “Stealth Of Days” on Cascine, is a sublime jam, filled with smooth, late-night vibes.

08. Small Pyramids – Driftin’

The talented Los Angeles-based producer Zach Hunsaker, aka Small Pyramids, is ready to drop his superb debut album “Slow It Down” on September 30th via Glasgow Underground. We’re delighted to share with you a taste of that record with an exclusive track, the smooth and slow burning “Driftin'”. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

09. Indian Summer – No Use

We can’t get enough of Melbourne’s Indian Summer , the rising electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long, fantastic debut single “No Use”, which was released back in May. You can now grab this floor-friendly, funky tune, exclusively on our compilation, courtesy of Sweat It Out!.

10. Munk – Munkysound (Moullinex Remix)

What a pairing! Munk and Moullinex, two of our favorite producers, in a killer dancefloor-ready track. What more could we ask for! Feast your ears on this great remix of Munk’s “Munkysound” by the always amazing Moullinex, who turns the original cut into an almost eight-minute euphoric, retro-flavored workout. Play it loud!

11. Clancy – All Just In My Mind

London-based producer Clancy is having quite a year! We’re more than happy to have him on board with “All Just In My Mind”, a great vocal-driven deep house tune, one of his finest tracks to date. Keep an eye out for his upcoming debut EP “What You Do”, which drops on September 30th via SPIEL. Bring it on!

12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore (Kiwi Remix)

Here’s something special to close our compilation. Fast-rising South London-based producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, has been making some serious waves lately with his releases on Deep Shit, Days Of Being Wild, and Needwant. With his wicked take on London’s trio Is Tropical “Dancing Anymore”, he takes things to another level. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Is Tropical’s recent album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné. Dive in!

[Videos by Vagelis Related & Agrado]

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Is Tropical: “Lover’s Cave (Crayon Remix)”

September 2nd, 2013

Parisian producer Crayon, who last graced us with his debut solo EP “Give You Up” on Yuksek’s new label Partyfine, returns with this superb remix of London’s trio Is Tropical second single “Lover’s Cave”, taken from their album “I’m Leaving”. His remix turns the track into a funky old-school workout. What’s not to love?

The “Lover’s Cave” EP is out now on Kitsuné, and also includes remixes by the likes of K-X-P, Tesla Boy, Mehari, Dombrance, and Jonjo Jury. Just in case you missed it, watch the NSFW video for the track, directed by Richard Kern, here.


mpFree: Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore” [Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 July 2013

August 1st, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. A list with top-notch tunes from both new and familiar names like Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Oliver, Para One, Is Tropical, Luke Million (of The Swiss), Cyclist, Panama, Bixel Boys, and Patrick Baker to name a few.

As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of July below. Enjoy the ride!

Top 15 July 2013:
01. Clubfeet: “Cape Town” [Panama Remix]
02. Mayer Hawthorne: “Her Favorite Song” [Oliver Remix]
03. Holy Ghost!: “Teenagers In Heat”
04. Para One: “You Too”
05. Fleetwood Mac: “Family Man” [Flight Facilities Edit]
06. Olympic Ayres: “Magic” [Luke Million Remix]
07. Banks: “Warm Water” [Snakehips Remix]
08. Kate Boy: “The Way We Are” [Bixel Boys Remix]
09. Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore” [Remix]
10. K.BHTA: “Chrysanths”
11. Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson: “Shine”
12. Patrick Baker: “Control”
13. Tourist: “Stay”
14. Kyson: “Missing Things”
15. LeSale: “Before The Night” [Rocco Raimundo Version]

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Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore” [Remix]

Here we go. We’ve already heard many remixes of London’s trio Is Tropical great single “Dancing Anymore” (watch the banned-on-YouTube video), but here we’ve got something special for you.

In a bit of a surprise, Is Tropical’s Simon Milner has teamed up with London’s legendary DJ Princess Julia, who’s got “the face of a goddess” according to Boy George, to deliver a superb guitar-driven rework of “Dancing Anymore”. Together they’ve turned it into a slow jam that feels perfectly suited to late-night drives.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere this edit of “Dancing Anymore”, from the band’s second album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné, for free download. You can grab it below, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Ride and enjoy!

Download here

Below, you can watch the NSFW new video for Is Tropical’s new single “Lover’s Cave”, directed by controversial cult New York photographer Richard Kern.

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #53

May 7th, 2013

OFF The Road #53 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud

OFF we go again. For all of you out there, here’s our latest radio show “OFF The Road #53” for your ears delight. This mix is full of new gems by Shit Robot, Yuksek, Disclosure, A.N.D.Y., Grum, Urulu, Softwar, and more. You can now listen/download it below. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, check our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride with us.

01. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)
02. Yuksek feat. Oh Land – Last Of Our Kinds (Michael Garcon Remix)
03. Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub)
04. Shit Robot feat. Jenr – Feels Real (Larse Remix)
05. Urulu – Never Again
06. Softwar – Believe
07. Deetron – Out Of My Head (George FitzGerald Remix)
08. New Jackson – Sat Around Here Waiting (Pional Remix)
09. Grum – Everytime (Extended Mix)
10. A.N.D.Y. feat. Dominique Young Unique – Pushing (Extended Dub)
11. Disclosure – You & Me (feat. Eliza Dolittle)
12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore

Download “OFF The Road #53” here [84 mb]

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Is Tropical: “Dancing Anymore” Video

April 19th, 2013

Already banned from YouTube, here’s the very NSFW video for London’s trio Is Tropical infectious new track “Dancing Anymore”, the lead single from their upcoming second album “I’m Leaving”, which drops on May 20th via Kitsuné. Peep the video above, and check out another track from the album, called “Yellow Teeth”, here. Pre-order the LP here.

Directed by Megaforce.