Premiere | Juan MacLean: “Manthony”

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May 13th, 2020
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He is unique, he is a prolific Brooklyn based DJ and producer, he is an inspiration by himself, he’s DFA’s family, we love him and you surely love him too; dear riders it’s Juan MacLean we’re talking about. After years of an extensive list of releases on some of the most important labels in electronic music, Juan MacLean makes his debut on Correspondant with his glorious four-track “Manthony” EP. Juan knows how to “read” a room as a DJ with his qualitative and eclectic selections and this EP is one more proof that he creates that kind of music as well. As an artist who states that DJing is “literally my favourite thing in life”, Juan MacLean has once again delivered a collection of transcendent dancefloor moments for both DJs and Dancers alike.

Today we are excited to premiere the EPs title track “Manthony”; it’s massive. “I made the title track after an epic post-Burning Man set me and Man Power played at Monarch in San Francisco. Juan Power vs. Manthony (Manny Alferez + Anthony Mansfield)”, Juan stated. The fluctuating pitch of the synths keeps your mind in a constant trip which you are not willing to have an end, while the intense, four-to-the-floor beat transfers you to the center of the dancefloor. A vast variety of cosmic sounds pop up and you get messy with this primordial acidic soup. Blast the track above and enjoy the ride! We are sure that you’ve already closed your eyes and been mentally transported to your favorite dance space.

Juan Maclean’s “Manthony” EP drops on May 15th via Correspondant. Pre-order it here.

Words: Elice

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Juan Power (Juan Maclean x Man Power): The Juan Power LP

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“Alone Together” Good Room Relief Compilation

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May 7th, 2020
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Brooklyn’s nightclub Good Room friends and family have come together for “Alone Together”. The 12-track compilation features new music by Kim Ann Foxman, Juan MacLean, Fort Romeau, Zombies in Miami, Black Deer, The Carry Nation, Martyn, Star Eyes, Baltra, Heidi Sabertooth, R Gamble and Jex Opolis. The “Alone Together” compilation is now available via Good Room’s Bandcamp page. All proceeds from sales will go towards Good Room’s staff and fixed costs while we are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Get yourself a copy here.

Artwork by Braulio Amado.

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Juan Power (Juan Maclean x Man Power): The Juan Power LP

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March 16th, 2020
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Last year, DFA stalwart Juan MacLean and UK’s Me Me Me label head Man Power graced us with their great debut “Crescendo” EP on Life And Death under their collaborative alias Juan Power. Now, they’re back as Juan Power with a whole new album, which dropped today out of nowhere. The debut ‘Juan Power” LP consists of six quality tracks that would’ve formed their basis of their new releases on the label they were planning to launch. Given the current situation, they decided to independently release them ONLY via their Bandcamp page and no other streaming service.

In their own words: “These tracks would have formed the basis of our first 2 new Juan Power EPs on the label we were planing to launch for our own work in this project. However given the current situation and the financial uncertainty that the whole world is due to feel for the foreseeable future, we’ve decided that to independently release them together now represents the best way we can make our work available to people who want it in a way the helps us support ourselves through our work”.

Spoiler alert: Τhey’re bangers!

“The Juan Power LP is out now via Juan Power’s Bandcamp page. Its limited to 1000 downloads only! Buy it here.

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De Lux: “875 Dollars (Juan Maclean’s Casa De 707 Remix)”

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October 23rd, 2017
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DFA stalwart Juan Maclean delivers a classy house rework of “875 Dollars”, the latest single from De Lux, the Los Angeles dance-punk duo of Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco. Speaking about his “Casa De 707” remix, Juan Maclean says: “This track reminded me quite a bit of the early days of DFA, I had some nostalgia sitting in the studio listening to it. It particularly reminded me of The Rapture, and I got to thinking about how much Chicago House was a big influence back then for everyone, and those guys playing lots of that stuff around the office. So I dug out my trusty TR 707 drum machine, the drums that House was built on, and the JX3P, a synth staple around the DFA studio, and tried to put myself back in those days.”

The single “875 Dollars” is taken from De Lux’s forthcoming third album “More Disco Songs About Love”, which will drop on January 19 via Innovative Leisure. Get yourself a copy of Juan Maclean’s remix here.

Gasback:
De Lux: “It’s A Combination” [Peaking Lights Disco Dub]

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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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No Regular Play: “Lake Gilmore”

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June 27th, 2016
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Brooklyn’s No Regular Play, the duo of Greg Paulus and Nicholas DeBruyn, have a new album on the way, called “Can’t You See”, which follows their 2012 debut LP, “Endangered Species”, on Wolf + Lamb Records. Recorded shortly after the passing of Greg Paulus’ father, Stephen Paulus, famed classical composer, the pair’s second album is driven by their bold spirit to positively respond to a very intense period in their lives.

Our first taste of the album comes from “Lake Gilmore”, a finely crafted tune with nostalgic melodies and Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. The main melody in “Lake Gilmore” is an outline of a chord that famed classical composer Stephen Paulus used repeatedly in his music. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride.

The album “”Can’t You See” drops on August 5th via Crew Love Records.

Gasback:
No Regular Play: “Night Ranger”

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Shit Robot: “Lose Control”

DATE:
April 26th, 2016
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Next week, DFA stalwart Shit Robot, aka Dublin native Marcus Lambkin, will finally drop his third album “What Follows”, the follow-up to 2014’s “We Got A Love” LP, on DFA Records. We’ve already heard and saw the trippy video for the record’s first single, the Alexis Taylor-featuring “End Of The Trail”, and here’s another great track from the album, “Lose Control”, which was co-produced with Juan MacLean. It features vocals from frequent collaborator Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame). Blast it above.

Shit Robot’s “What Follows” LP drops on May 6th via DFA. The “Lose Control” single, backed with remixes by Spencer Parker, arrives on April 29th. Pre-order the album here. Update: Below, you can watch the video for “Lose Control”, directed by Kevin McGloughlin.

Gasback:
Shit Robot: “OB-8”

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Holy Ghost!: “I Wanted To Tell Her” Video

DATE:
December 9th, 2011
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Here it is. Holy Ghost! just dropped the official video for their cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted To Tell Her”, featuring Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem) and Juan Maclean. Based on the iconic 80’s BMX movie, “Rad”. Fun!

Directed by Ben Fries.

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mp3: Holy Ghost!: “I Wanted To Tell Her”

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Ben Browning: “I Can’t Stay”

DATE:
December 5th, 2011
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I Can’t Stay by Ben-Browning

Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning dropped today his solo single “I Can’t Stay” on Cutters Records. A catchy, summery tune, which “opens with an almost calypso guitar lead, before opening up into bouncing bass driven club-pop”. The single comes with two energetic remixes by Cutters’ own Knightlife and DFA’s Juan Maclean. “I Can’t Stay” is the first taste from Browning’s forthcoming EP, expected to be released early next year. Fill it up!

Buy your copy here.

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Holy Ghost!: “I Wanted To Tell Her”

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November 10th, 2011
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Holy Ghost!: “I Wanted To Tell Her” [mp3]

Here it is. The new single from our favorite duo Holy Ghost! Originally written and preformed in 1983 by industrial metal band Ministry (during their early synthpop days), “I Wanted To Tell Her” is a high energy dance cover featuring none other than Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem) and Juan Maclean. The single is now available as a free download via Green Label Sound. The video, based on the 80’s BMX movie “Rad”, will be released within the next few weeks.

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