Knightlife: “Move In Ether”

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May 12th, 2017
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The 7th release on Fort Romeau and Ali Tillett’s imprint Cin Cin is yet another quality split 12″ between Melbourne-via-Bath producer and DJ Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, and Gacha Bakradze, an electronic producer who hails from Tbilisi, Georgia.

Cutters Records affiliate Knightlife debuts on Cin Cin with a couple of perfectly executed retrofutureravediscohouse weapons for those who long for the good old days. Take a ride with “Move In Ether”, an absolute cracker of a track.

The EP drops on May 19th through Cin Cin. Pre-order it here.

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Knightlife: “Storage”

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La.Ga.Sta.: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ #02” Mixtape

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August 5th, 2016
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Tonight is the night for our second “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event! Drivetime special with two exceptional co-drivers, Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford, aka Bobby Boomerang, and fellow Aussie DJ/producer and Cutters Records very own Knightlife at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. To set the right mood, we’ve put together a 90-minute warm up “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape filled with some of our favorite current tunes. Grab this mix for free below, and join us for a long ride. Pull up to the bumper baby!

Tracklist:
01. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Edit)
02. Larry Gus – The Sun Describes (40 Thieves Wawoobi Dub)
03. Gilad Kahana – Africa Sheli (Red Axes Remix)
04. MLiR – People
05. MH013 – Better
06. Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze’s 12 inch Extended Disco Version)
07. Classixx – Just Let Go (feat. How to Dress Well) [Ray Mang Remix]
08. Hardway Bros – Pleasure Cry (Tuff City Kids Remix)
09. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)
10. Laurie Anderson – O Superman (M.Giordani Disco Spacer Mix)
11. Factory Floor – Ya
12. Crooked Man – This Machine (Kills Me) (machine build) –
13. Todd Terje & The Olsens – Disco Circus (Dan Tyler Remix)
14. Chaos In The CBD – Background Explorer –
15. Midland – Final Credits

Download the “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ #02” mixtape here.

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Cut Copy’s Bobby Boomerang & Knightlife

Friday 5 August 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night
For more info head here.

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La.Ga.Sta.: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ #01” Mixtape

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Tomorrow is party time! La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London for the second “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us on August 5th will be two of our favorite peeps, Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford under his dance alter-ego Bobby Boomerang and fellow Aussie DJ/producer and Cutters Records very own Knightlife. They are joined by resident Vangelis, Nic Fisher, Fannar and Wes Baggaley. It’s gonna be epic fun. Get on down! For more info head here.

Bobby Boomerang (Cut Copy/Cutters Records)

Cut Copy’s frontman and Cutters Records label boss Dan Whitford recently stepped out from behind the microphone to drop his ace debut solo release, a two-tracker called “Uncharted Waters”, under his dance alter-ego Bobby Boomerang. Dan Whitford has long held a fondness for the deeper reaches of dance music, having DJed an eclectic mixture of house and disco and in Melbourne’s clubs some years before keyboards and guitars cross pollinated to bring Cut Copy into existence. And in some ways his first solo release is a musical homecoming. On “Uncharted Waters” we find Bobby Boomerang returning to its place of origin to explore his reinterpretations of Balearic house and techno, generated by experiments with his menagerie of vintage drum machines, samplers, and keyboards.

Knightlife (Cutters Records)

Australian producer and DJ Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, who now has found home in deepest Bath in the UK, never ceases to amaze us. Since first emerging from Melbourne’s smoke-machine laden dancefloors during disco-tinged house revival of the late ’00s, Mike Gamwell’s penchant for forward-thinking electronica paired with meticulous production has entrenched him in the upper echelons of Australian producers. Signed to Cut Copy’s authoritative Cutters Records in 2007, over the next few years Gamwell released a string of excellent EPs and top-notch remixes that succintly encapsulated the sights and sounds of ever-evolving electronic landscape.

Download the track “Too Serious” for free here.

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Cut Copy’s Bobby Boomerang & Knightlife

Laser Pit:
● Bobby Boomerang (Cut Copy / Cutters Records)
● Knightlife (Cutters Records)
● Vangelis (La.Ga.Sta.)

Hosted by:
A Man To Pet & Foxy Hunt

Bar:
● Nic Fisher (GutterSlut)
● Fannar (The Meat Boys)
● Wes Baggaley (Synthia)

Friday 5 August 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night

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Bobby Boomerang: “Uncharted Waters”
Knightlife: “Haus Angeles”

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Knightlife: “Storage”

DATE:
April 6th, 2016
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We’ve been following Knightlife for a long time, and it’s safe to say that the Australian-born, now UK-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell has never failed to impress us with his killer tunes and top-notch remixes. Now, Knightlife has dug deep into his vaults to unearth some unreleased gems, including the synth-laced track “The Ghost”, perfect for a late-night drive, the moody “Angelude”, and the deliciously funky, vocoder-led tune “Too Serious”, which features Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning. You can listen/download these three tunes from his personal archives, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

In his own words: “These tracks are from a time when I was writing lots of melancholy pop tunes. They were part of a bigger project that never fully eventuated and have since been sitting in the vault (my hard drive) waiting to be released into the wild. They never really found a place, but they deserve a bit of love. And everybody loves free stuff.”

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Knightlife: “Solstice”

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Knightlife: “Solstice”

DATE:
November 27th, 2015
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Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, recently contributed a killer acid-tinged house edit of The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House” called “Haus Angeles” to our annual “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. Now, he’s back with his new EP “VII”, a four-track offering that reveals a concoction of house, acid and slow-burning balearic rhythm structures, stripping back the layers and re-emerging from the haze. And it’s a great ride from start to finish. Here’s the EPs opener “Solstice” for your listening pleasure. Knightlife can do no wrong!

The “VII” EP is out now in both vinyl and digital formats on Cutters Records. Get it here.

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Knightlife: “Heavy Down”

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Knightlife: “Haus Angeles”

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September 26th, 2015
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We can always count on Knightlife to bring us quality tunes. For our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5, freshly dropped as a free download, Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell has contributed an ace rework of The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House”, called “Haus Angeles”. The acid-tinged house edit was inspired by the L.A. leg of his recent summer tour he did with Cut Copy. This one is a peak-time, floor-filling banger. Play it loud!

The compilation features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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Knightlife: “Heavy Down”

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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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Knightlife: “Heavy Down”

DATE:
July 7th, 2015
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The last time we heard from Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, was late last year, when he contributed the track “Don’t Stop” to Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation. Now, he’s back with a brand-new track called “Heavy Down”, the first taste from his upcoming four-track “VII” EP, set to arrive in August on Cutters Records. Somewhat minimal and more stripped back than Knightlife’s previous releases, “Heavy Down” finds him still operating in top form. Blast it above.

Knightlife is also touring with Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford & Tim Hoey through July in the US.

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Knightlife: “Don’t Stop” [Suzanne Kraft Remix]

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Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, better known as Knightlife, recently dropped a great tune called “Don’t Stop”, which you may already be familiar with it if you heard Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation, showcasing a “glimpse of dance culture” in their home city of Melbourne. True to his usual eclectic style, “Don’t Stop” finally sees a single release on Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. The single comes complete with a new acid-tinged techno jam “Interstate 08” and a remix of “Don’t Stop” from Los Angeles producer/DJ Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, who recently wowed us with his killer tune “Renee Running” under his new alias Dude Energy.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you an exclusive stream of Suzanne Kraft’s sublime remix of Knightlife’s “Don’t Stop”, who turns the tune into a cosmic disco ride, replete with lush synths, bright melodies and tropical-inflected percussions. And yes, it doesn’t get any better than this. Give this remix a spin or two above, and ride with us.

The “Don’t Stop” EP is out on vinyl and digital via Cutters Records. Pick up your 12” here.

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Knightlife: “Without Love”

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Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart

DATE:
October 8th, 2014
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Cut Copy have curated an all-Melbourne dance music compilation called “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart”, a 19-track snapshot of their hometown’s thriving underground dance music scene and club culture mixed by the band themselves. “We’ve always found deep inspiration in the music of our home city. It’s where Cut Copy started, as just one band in a potent community of unique and likeminded artists. But it also continues to inspire and surprise us, with great new music constantly bubbling to the surface,” says Cut Copy’s frontman, Dan Whitford. Our first taste from that forthcoming compilation is “Raw Vis Vision”, a brand-new track from NO ZU. “Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart” will drop on November 11th via the band’s imprint Cutters Records.

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart tracklist:
01. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
02. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
03. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
04. Statue – Statue Theme
05. Turkish Prison – Overboard
06. Ara Koufax – Brenda
07. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
08. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
09. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

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