Kauf: “Limestone” Video

DATE:
November 3rd, 2017
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Fresh off the release of his superb debut album “Regrowth”, Los Angeles-based electronic singer-songwriter Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, has shared a new video, mostly shot in black and white, for his latest single “Limestone”. In his own words: “The concept for the video was fairly simple – we wanted the main romantic couple to be very still for most of the shots, while we projected more turbulent, organic imagery over them to reflect their internal states.‘Limestone’ is basically the ballad of the album, so I thought it was appropriate to sing directly to the viewer and try to make the performance more vulnerable than anything I’ve done before. And since the track is about not being fully honest in a relationship, it felt like I was confronting that head on, in some way.”

Directed by Thomas Taugher.

Kauf’s debut album “Regrowth” is out now. Buy it here.

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Kauf: “Pacify”

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Kauf: “Pacify”

DATE:
November 21st, 2016
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, has returned with his brand-new single “Pacify”, the opening track off his forthcoming debut full-length “Regrowth”. True to form, he delivers yet another lush track and it’s every bit as good as you’d expect from Kauf. Set to drop early next year, the “Regrowth” LP explores the small fractures within his closest relationships. Give “Pacify a spin above, and keep your eyes peeled for remix of the track by The Big Pink and Jeffrey Brodsky.

The single “Pacify” is out now. Get it here.

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Kauf: “Key To Life”

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Sunday #271

DATE:
October 9th, 2016
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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A track for Sunday: London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf latest single “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush eight-minute remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is now available as an exclusive free download on our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.

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Kauf: “Key To Life”

DATE:
October 8th, 2016
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After dropping his great tracks “Through The Yard” and “A Ruin”, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, has returned with his third single off his forthcoming debut album “Regrowth”, which will arrive early next year. Take a ride with “Key To Life”, a slow-building affair laced with jangly guitar lines, intertwining flute melodies, hand percussions, and a full, electronic bass drum.

Kauf’s new single “”Key To Life”” is out now. Get it here.

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Kauf: “Through The Yard” [Fort Romeau Instrumental Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6

DATE:
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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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 May 2016

DATE:
June 2nd, 2016
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It’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring Poolside, Daniel.T., Phillipi & Rodrigo, aka Fatnotronic, AIMES, among others. Taking the top spot this time around is The Rapture’s Vito & Druzzi with their magical rework of “Correio Da Estação Do Brás” by the legendary musician Tom Zé, one of the founding fathers of Brazil’s tropicalia movement. As always, this is your monthly chart. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 10 below, and stay gas!

Top 10 May 2016:

01. Tom Zé: “Correio Da Estação Do Brás” [Vito & Druzzi ReWork]
02. Bohannon: “Save Their Souls” [Poolside Edit]
03. Daniel.T.: “First Ade Kit”
04. Kauf: “A Ruin”
05. Falqo: “Someday” (feat. Wild & Free)
06. AIMES: “Take Me” (feat. Javi)
07. Turbotito, Phillipi & Rodrigo: “Canção Para Laia” [JKriv Remix]
08. Sunday: “Waiting For You”
09. Wealth: “Light Of My Life”
10. Portable: “As For Me” (feat. Kinoo & Alexey Kochetkov)

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Top 10 March 2016

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Kauf: “A Ruin”

DATE:
May 20th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, returns with another brilliant slice of electronic pop. His new track “A Ruin”, a fine example of Kauf’s evolving sound, is the second single off his upcoming debut album “Regrowth”, set to arrive later this year. Expect remixes of the track from Blue Hawaii and Man Power.

Kauf’s new track “A Ruin” is now available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp for the first month. Get it here.

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Kauf: “Through The Yard”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 February 2016

DATE:
March 7th, 2016
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Here we go again. Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring Aeroplane under his Flush moniker, Vampire Weekend’s Baio, COMA, Du Tonc, Klaves, Cassian, Loframes, and more. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of February’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 10 chart. Fill it up!

Top 10 February 2016:

01. Timmy Thomas: “Why Can’t We Live Together” [Flush Edit]
02. Baio x COMA: Remixes
03. Annie Lennox: “Little Bird” [Du Tonc Rework]
04. Klaves: “My Mind”
05. Cassian: “Need U Now”
06. Keep Shelly in Athens: “Now I’m Ready” [Loframes Remix]
07. Kisses: “A Groove” [Sage Caswell Remix]
08. Gaye Su Akyol: “Cehennem Meyhanesi” [Red Axes feat O. Behr Edit]
09. Kauf: “Through The Yard”
10. Betonkust & Palmbomen II: “24×33”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 January 2016

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Kauf: “Through The Yard”

DATE:
February 24th, 2016
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It’s certainly been quite some time since we last heard from Kauf, the project of Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman. Having already wowed us with his debut “As Much Again” EP, released in 2013 via Cut Copy’s Cutters Records imprint and a series of well-crafted remixes, Kauf is now gearing up to self-release his first full-length LP “Regrowth”, set to arrive later this year. Today, we’re treated to the smooth grooves of the record’s first single and closing track “Through The Yard”. It’s a great one!

The track is available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp for the first month.
Grab it here.

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Kauf: “Relocate”

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Kauf: “Relocate” Video

DATE:
August 12th, 2013
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Los Angeles-based electronic artist Kauf recently dropped his fantastic debut four-track EP “As Much Again” on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records. Today, we’re treated to a video for the EPs lead single, the great late-night track “Relocate”.

The video was shot in Paris by Nathalia Acevedo, who was one of the lead actors in Carlos Reygadas’s last film, “Post Tenebras Lux”. Peep the clip above, and stream the whole EP here. The release also features an excellent house-tinged remix of “Relocate” by Psychemagik. Give it a spin below.

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