Golden Bug: “Wrong Thing” (feat. Lou Teti)

DATE:
June 10th, 2014
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Barcelona-by-way-of-Paris producer and La Belle Records co-founder Antoine Harispuru, aka Golden Bug, makes a welcome return with his darkly, hypnotic new track “Wrong Thing”, which features vocals from Brooklyn-based producer and Tigers on a Leash label boss Lou Teti. The single “Wrong Thing”, the first taste from his upcoming new album “V.I.C.T.O.R.”, comes complete with three fine remixes by the likes of Remain, Jupiter Lion, and Villa. And yes, Villa’s superb take on “Wrong Thing” hits the right spot.

Golden Bug’s “Wrong Thing” EP is out now via La Belle Records.
Stream the whole thing here, and get your copy here.

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Reflex: “Sunset”

DATE:
April 28th, 2014
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It’s “seadisco” time! Having already impressed with their two EPs on Jerry Bouthier’s label Continental Records, French synth-pop duo Reflex, comprised of André Dalcan and Ludmila Cassar, return to our ears with their new five-track EP “Sunset”, which will drop next week via Brooklyn’s producer Lou Teti label, Tigers On A Leash.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere the EPs title track, which finds the duo delivering yet another delicious tune bound to brighten anyone’s day. Supremely uplifting and summery, this track will surely bring a smile to every dancefloor. After giving “Sunset” a spin above, make sure to check out a teaser video for their entire EP below. The “Sunset” EP, which comes complete with remixes by Mexican producer/DJ Mateo González, aka Bufi, and Tokyo-based indie-dance band Give Me Wallets, will drop on May 5th. Pre-order your copy here. Hot Stuff!

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From Kid: “Sun (Lou Teti Mix)”

DATE:
December 17th, 2013
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Swiss indie-pop duo From Kid, aka Andrin Berchtold and Gian Reto Camenisch, recently dropped their beautiful debut single “Sun” and followed it up with a strong remix package that freshens up the sun-soaked tune. The “Variations Of Sun” EP is out now via On The Fruit Records, and features five remixes by Brooklyn producer and Tigers on a Leash label boss Lou Teti, Toronto-based electronic duo Natural Animal, LA/Berlin disco outfit Ride The Universe, label owner Freak You, and German producer PWNDTIAC.

Here we have for you, Lou Teti’s mix of From Kid’s “Sun”, a seven-minute rework that sounds perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. You can preview the whole remix package here and watch the cool video for “Sun” below. Buy the “Variations Of Sun” EP here.

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Sunday #158

DATE:
July 28th, 2013
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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Winter in July? Today’s Sunday track comes from prolific Brooklyn-based producer and Tigers on a Leash label boss Lou Teti. Don’t let the title fool you, this smooth and groovy tune “Winter” sounds ideal on a lazy summer evening. Kick back and enjoy.

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[Premiere] Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson: “Shine”

DATE:
July 23rd, 2013
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You can always count on Canadian producer and DJ Mark Penner, better known as Cyclist, for some solid dancefloor heat. He loves disco (even his cat does), he likes to boogie (just like us), and always manages to impress with his original tracks, his remixes and his funky edits. Not to mention, his classy rendition with his friend Pat Lok of The Rapture’s “How Deep is Your Love” that has been selected by the band itself as the winner of the DFA Records remix competition in 2011.

Cyclist has quickly became one of our favorite producers. That’s why we’re so excited to premiere his new single “Shine” on Jerry Bouthier’s ever-growing Continental Records. It’s a really great track with a serious ’80s funk vibe and soulful vocals from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Maiko Watson. The single comes complete with an impressive remix package, including fine reworks of “Shine” by Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra, Brooklyn’s Lou Teti, and Chicago’s jackin’ & swingin’ producer Rogue Vogue. Can we ask for more?

Before its release on July 29th, you can now download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” for free, and preview the full release, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Also, we caught up with the talented producer to talk about “Shine”, his musical influences, and disco rides. Read our interview below and ride with us.

La.Ga.Sta.: Why Cyclist? Is there any story behind your moniker?

Cyclist: I just happened to be on my bike while I was trying to think of a name for my new solo project. Looked it up when I got home and surprisingly, it wasn’t taken. Really need to make up a better story.

What made you decide to turn to music in the first place?

In my family, music is extremely important. I started playing cello when I was 3 and switched to guitar when I was 14. From then on I was obsessed with playing music and recording.

How did you come to be releasing music on Continental Records? Can you tell us a few things about your new single “Shine”?

“Shine” is an ’80s disco-funk inspired track I co-wrote with my good friend and amazing vocalist Maiko Watson. I played it out as an instrumental for a while but really wanted vocals. Maiko was the perfect fit and really dug the track so we finished a demo. This was just after I had done a remix for Shindu that was released on Continental Records. I sent the demo to Jerry Bouthier and he loved it! I’m a big fan of the label so I’m stoked to be releasing with them.

What inspired you to start DJing and making music?

I played in bands for so long. It can get a bit frustrating having to please everyone’s preferences. So I started making music solo and found that I liked the control over every aspect. I started DJing around the same time and got so addicted to it right away. It’s the best. I use to do a live set of all my own material but I got bored with it pretty quick. I may try that again in the future but not until I figure out a way to keep it fresh and interesting every show.

What was the first record you bought?

I actually don’t remember the specific record. I heard a tape of Herbie Hancock’s “Thrust” and “Secrets” albums and went on a mission to find those records. At the record store, I started listening to anything from the ’70s that looked cool. I really got in to jazz fusion, funk and soul and eventually disco.

Which is your favorite sound?

Wah, wah, clavinet probably. But it has to be a real clav, a good wah and someone who knows what to do with the combination.

What is a piece of equipment you can’t live without and why?

I’m actually not really attached to any gear other than my guitar (’73 custom Tele). Mostly sentimental reasons but it is also a really great guitar.

Which are your five favorite tracks of 2013 so far?

I could spend an hour deciding this, so without thinking about it too much:

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko)

First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time Edit)

Jex Opolis – Sharing

A/Jus/Ted feat. Jeremy Glenn – A Brighter Light

Xinobi – Puma (Moullinex Remix)

Three things we should know about Cyclist…

1. I’m a big fan of old-school disco and I have a monthly disco party in Toronto, called “Beam Me Up” with A Digital Needle. These days it’s almost impossible for me to play a set without at least a few old-school disco tracks in there.

2. I recently adopted a 13-year-old cat that also loves disco. Follow me on Instagram for pics!

3. I loooove Roti. And beer!

What are your plans for the rest of 2013?

I’m planning a tour in Mexico in September and a tour in Europe in November. I have a couple remixes in the works and I’m hoping to pump out a couple more originals before the end of the year.

Download Cyclist’s new single “Shine” here

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Flight Facilities: “I Didn’t Believe (Lou Teti Remix)”

DATE:
May 14th, 2013
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NEW MUSIC
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We’ve already posted Flight Facilities’ infectious new single “I Didn’t Believe”, which features the smooth vocals of Elizabeth Rose, and now we’re treated to this gorgeous remix from Brooklyn-based producer Lou Teti. This is our favorite remix from the release.

The “I Didn’t Believe” EP is out now on Future Classic/Glassnote and also includes remixes by Tiger & Woods and Light Year. Below, you can watch the fun unofficial video, which contains footage from “Soul Train”.

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They’re back! Following the release of the Claude Debussy-inspired track “Clair De Lune” (feat. Christine Hoberg) back in November, Australian duo Flight Facilities return with their brand new single “I Didn’t Believe”, an infectiously groovy disco song.

On this track, Flight Facilities have teamed up with fellow Sydney-based electronic-pop singer/producer Elizabeth Rose. As we read, the instrumental version was the pair’s first original production after the 2010 release of “Crave You”, however the song has been a work in progress for almost two years.

Flight Facilities’ “I Didn’t Believe” arrives on May 8th via Future Classic/Glassnote. The single comes complete with three remixes by the like of Tiger & Woods, Brooklyn’s Lou Teti and Aussie producer Light Year. Just in case you missed it, check out Flight Facilities’ “Decade Mixes” here. Great stuff!

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Miss Bee: “Weak Knees (Bronx Remix)”

DATE:
December 10th, 2012
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NEW MUSIC
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London-based singer, songwriter Miss Bee, best known for her collaborations with producers Mario Basanov, Sportloto, and Monsoon Season, dropped today her new single “Weak Knees”, a sun-kissed disco jam, which was co-produced by Brooklyn’s Lou Teti. Here, we have for you a fantastic tropical-flavored remix of the track by rising Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, aka Bronx. The release also includes fine remixes by the likes of JKriv, Eddie Mars, and Lou Teti himself. You can preview the whole thing here.

Miss Bee’s “Weak Knees” EP is out now on Lou Teti’s label, Tigers on a Leash.

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Pompeya: “Power (Mario Basanov Dub)”

DATE:
September 25th, 2012
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Moscow’s Pompeya “Power”, a standout track off their 2011 debut album “Tropical”, is about to get its own remix EP, courtesy of Brooklyn’s producer Lou Teti own label, Tigers On A Leash. The “Power” EP features some quality reworks of the track by the likes of Mario Basanov, Zimmer, Lou Teti, and Lipelis & Simple Symmetry. Great stuff! Today we share with you the solid dub version of “Power” by Mario Basanov, who continues to deliver top-notch material to the world.

Stream the whole thing here, and download the original version of “Power” below. It still sounds so good. Pre-order the limited edition, hand-printed, 12″ here.

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Zimmer: “Horizontal Disco” Remixes

DATE:
April 7th, 2012
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Last week, we featured Brooklyn’s Lou Teti remix of Zimmer’s “Cruisin’”, a first taste of the new six-track EP “Horizontal Disco – Remixes”. Now you can stream the full release, which is quite impressive. It features great reworks, from Zimmer’s amazing debut EP, by Moullinex, Mercury, Xinobi, Moon Boots, and Broke One. It’s the perfect record to warm up the season. Can’t wait to get our hands on the 12”. Fill it up!

Out now on Discotexas.

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