[Premiere] Mt. Si: “911 (Tuff City Kids Remix)”

DATE:
April 4th, 2018
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Back in February, Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Classixx’s Michael David, Kisses’ Jesse Kivel, and Superhumanoids singer Sarah Chernoff, dropped their EP “911” on Cascine, a two-track effort of electronic pop par excellence. Now, the EP returns in the form of the “911” Remixes, which features reworks from dance mainstays Tuff City Kids and LA-based producer Benedek. Here, we have for you the superb remix of Mt. Si’s track “911 by Tuff City Kids. Once again, the German duo of Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson have managed to turn the smooth-as-silk original tune into something truly special. Clocking in at nearly seven minutes, the remix of “911” is classy rework aimed squarely on the dancefloor. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Enjoy the ride!

Get yourself a copy of the “911” EP here.

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Mt. Si: “Annie”

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Sunday #295

DATE:
March 11th, 2018
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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A track for Sunday: Take a ride with “Annie”, a superb track from Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Classixx’s Michael David, Kisses’ Jesse Kivel, and Superhumanoids singer Sarah Chernoff. Taken from the new “911” EP, out now via Cascine.

Get it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Mt. Si: “911”

DATE:
January 29th, 2018
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After a long wait, Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Classixx’s Michael David, Kisses’ Jesse Kivel, and Superhumanoids singer Sarah Chernoff, are back with a superb new single called “911”. It’s the first taste from the their upcoming two-track EP of the same name, set to drop on February 16th via Cascine. With the “911” EP, Mt. Si once again finds the sweet spot, delivering a second set of electronic pop par excellence. The three members’ individual strengths shine brightly, but ultimately come together with a unique and unparalleled harmony. The material is distinctly Californian in its easy-going pacing, while a consistently refined choice of melodies expands its reach. The EP will be complemented by a remix pack featuring reworks by dance mainstays Tuff City Kids and LA producer Benedek.

Pre-order the “911” EP here.

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Mt. Si: “Oh”

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Jesse Kivel: “LA Story”

DATE:
August 22nd, 2017
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Jesse Kivel, one half of L.A. duo Kisses, is stepping out on his own with his first solo EP, titled “Content”. In his own words: “It’s taken me almost 3 years to finish 5 songs. I had a child, started a company, bought a home with a 2-car garage, and am in an ever-changing 11-year relationship. But am I content? My music has never taken longer to complete, but this new depth of time altered me. It slowed me. My mind calmed and my heart eased its pulse”. Here’s the EPs lead single “LA Story”, a smooth, soulful tune. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

The “Content” EP will arrive on October 6 via Kivel’s own New Feelings label.
Pre-order it here.

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Kisses: “Control”

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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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Mt. Si: “Oh” Video

DATE:
March 3rd, 2016
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Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx’s Michael David, have shared this beautifully shot video for “Oh”, a standout track from their recent debut “Limits” EP. Directed by Garret Curtis, the video captures Sarah Chernoff atop a mountain range outside Tel Aviv, from which the themes and artwork of the EP stem. Watch it above.

The four-track “Limits” EP is out now on Cascine. Get it here.

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Mt. Si: “Either / Or”

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Kisses: “A Groove (Sage Caswell Remix)”

DATE:
February 1st, 2016
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After dropping their third album “Rest In Paradise”, recorded in NY with the mighty disco band Midnight Magic, late last year, LA electro-pop duo Kisses return to our ears with a fresh new remix for one of the record’s standout tracks, “A Groove”. The infectiously groovy and funky tune has been reworked by fellow Los Angeles producer Sage Caswell, who manages to transform it into a melody-driven, slow-burning house affair. You can now grab a free download of this superb eight-minute remix of “A Groove” exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

Download it for free here.

Kisses’ “Rest In Paradise” LP is out now via Hit City USA. Buy it here.

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Kisses: “The Nile”

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Mt. Si: “Either / Or”

DATE:
January 19th, 2016
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Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx’s Michael David, first caught our ear last year with their soothing tracks “Oh” and “True”. They’re now gearing up for the release of their debut EP on Cascine. Entitled “Limits”, the record consists of four well-crafted tracks, dazzling examples of electronic pop at its most fluid and stylish. Take a slow ride with Mt. Si’s beautiful new single “Either / Or”.

“We’re all friends who originally got together to work on songs for the first Classixx album,” explained Jesse Kivel. “Mike and I wrote a track that I was supposed to sing, but Sarah came in and stole the show. From there we realized that we had good chemistry as a trio, writing and producing in a subtle, refined way. We’ve been slowly chipping away at songs for almost four years now. A relaxed and loose approach to the project, never settling until we have a great track has been one of the guiding principles.”

The “Limits” EP drops on February 5th on Cascine. Pre-order it here.

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Kisses: “Control” Video

DATE:
December 16th, 2015
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Los Angeles-based duo Kisses, comprised of Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson, have shared a new video for their latest single “Control”, a delicious, groovy track from their recent album “Rest In Paradise”. Recorded in New York with the backing of Midnight Magic, the 10-track record is out now via Hit City USA. Buy it here.

Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis.

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Kisses: “The Nile”

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Kisses: “The Nile”

DATE:
September 9th, 2015
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NEW MUSIC
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Los Angeles-based duo Kisses, comprised of Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson, keep the disco vibes going with their new single “The Nile”, another great taste from their upcoming third album “Rest In Paradise”. The track is pure funky goodness, much in the same vein as their previously released singles “A Groove” and “Control”. “If I had to use two words to describe the inspiration behind this song, they would be Rod Stewart,” singer Jesse Kivel told Interview Magazine. Recorded in New York with the backing of New York’s disco ensemble Midnight Magic, the new record will arrive on October 9 via Hit City USA.

Pre-order the album “Rest In Paradise” here.

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Kisses: “Up All Night” [Holy Models Remix]

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