Kisses: “A Groove”

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June 24th, 2015
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Los Angeles-based duo Kisses, comprised of Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson, goes disco with “A Groove”, the superb first single from their forthcoming third album “Rest In Paradise”. Set to arrive on October 9 via Hit City USA, the new record follows 2013’s album “Kids In LA” on Cascine and is said to mark a “new chapter” for Kisses. The “Rest In Paradise” LP, a record with full live instrumentation, was recorded in New York with the backing of Brooklyn’s disco ensemble Midnight Magic. Infectiously groovy and funky, the duo’s new single “A Groove” is a “patient song that builds to a dynamic ending” and it’s so damn good. Welcome back, Kisses.

The single “A Groove” is out now on Hit City USA. Get it here.

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Tippy Toes: “Heaven”

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February 22nd, 2015
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Tippy Toes: “Heaven”

Brooklyn-based duo Tippy Toes, comprised of Morgan Wiley (of Midnight Magic fame) and engineer/producer Abe Seiferth, return to Let’s Play House with their great second effort, a four-track EP called “Love Reminder”, which contains two original vocal house tunes along with a pair of remixes by DFA stalwart Shit Robot, aka Dubliner Marcus Lambkin. The EPs highlight is “Heaven”, a superb tune with gentle yet powerful vocals from Vasillus that will seduce your senses. With its effortlessly smooth house grooves, floating synths and infectious vocal hooks, this track is one of Tippy Toes’ finest works to date.

Tippy Toes’ “Love Reminder” EP is out now digitally via Let’s Play House. Preview the whole thing here and grab yourself a copy here. As a bonus, you can still grab a free download of the Reggie Watts-featuring track “Love” here.

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2014

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January 2nd, 2015
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Today, we’re psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2014. It’s a long list filled with great tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. It’s no surprise that LA’s “daytime disco” duo Poolside sublime acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s 1977 classic “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic is top of the list. An exclusive track taken from La.Ga.Sta.’s recent “Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.”, our most popular compilation so far with more than 30.000 downloads and still counting. Here’s your chance to revisit 2014′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Poolside & Fatnotronic: “Onda”
02. Movement: “Ivory”
03. AlunaGeorge: “Kaleidoscope Love” [Kaytranada Edition]
04. Moon Boots: “C.Y.S.”
05. Chris Malinchak: “If U Got It” [Chris Malinchak Remix]
06. Lana Del Rey: “West Coast” [Munk Remix]
07. Banks: “Brain” [Larse Remix]
08. Pional: “It’s All Over” [John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix]
09. Hercules & Love Affair: “Be With You”
10. Midlake: “The Old And The Young” [Moullinex Edit]

11. Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel” [Midnight Magic Remix]
12. Seekae: “Test & Recognise” [Flume Re-work]
13. The Juan MacLean: “Get Down (With My Love)”
14. Touch Sensitive: “Slowments”
15. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot RainMix]
16. Giorgio Moroder: “Giorgio’s Theme”
17. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
18. Mayer Hawthorne: “The Stars Are Ours” [Detroit Swindle’s Big Dipper Remix]
19. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
20. Kaytranada: “Leave Me Alone” [feat. Shay Lia]

21. Glass Animals: “Pools” [Roosevelt Remix]
22. Cut Copy: “Meet Me In A House Of Love” [Nile Delta Remix]
23. Joakim: “On The Beach”
24. Bodhi: “I Need You”
25. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
26. Chordashian: “Keep On” [In Flagranti Extended Mix]
27. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
28. Leon Bridges: “Coming Home”
29. MØ: “Don’t Wanna Dance” [Zimmer Remix]
30. Miami Horror: “Colours In The Sky” [That’s Nice Remix]

31. Man Power: “Velvet Arms”
32. Pomo: “Only You”
33. Syd Arthur: “Hometown Blues” [Psychemagik Remix]
34. Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”
35. Leisure Cruise: “Double Digit Love” [Plastic Plates Remix]
36. HAIM: “My Song 5″ [Movement Version]
37. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
38. La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
39. Clancy: “Take It Slow”
40. Cyril Hahn: “Getting There”

41. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
42. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
43. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene ’11 Edit]
44. Body Language: “Good Things”
45. Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love” [Dimitri From Paris Loungin’ At The Disco Instrumental]
46. Les Sins: “Talk About”
47. Ten City: “Where Do We Go?” [Jacques Renault All Night Edit]
48. Thrupence: “Silk”
49. Paume: “Transalpine”
50. Weval: “Gimme Some”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 October 2014

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November 4th, 2014
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Hey vroomers, it’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features tracks by the likes of Prins Thomas, Poolside, Movement, Dimitri From Paris, Jacques Renault, Acid Washed, Kaytranada, PillowTalk, among others. As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of October below. Stay gas!

Top 15 October 2014:
01. HAIM: “My Song 5″ [Movement Version]
02. Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love [Dimitri From Paris Loungin’ At The Disco Instrumental]
03. Little Dragon: “Cat Rider” [Poolside Remix]
04. House Of Spirits: “Holding On” [Jacques Renault Remix]
05. Lippie: “All The Cities” [Acid Washed Remix]
06. Cos/Mes: “Natural Lifespan” [Prins Thomas Remix]
07. Stwo: “With You”
08. Weval: “Gimme Some”
09. Leon Bridges: “Coming Home”
10. Band Of Skulls: “Hoochie Coochie” [PillowTalk Remix]
11. BadBadNotGood: “Kaleidoscope” [Kaytranada’s Flip]
12. Bag Raiders: “Nairobi” [Hemingway Remix]
13. Scarlet Fantastic: “No Memory ’14” [Luke Million Remix]
14. Glass Animals: “Gooey” [Klaves Bootleg]
15. Herr Styler: “Gone” [Rework]

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Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love” Video

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October 7th, 2014
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Our beloved Brooklyn disco ensemble Midnight Magic just dropped their superb new EP “Vicious Love”, their debut release on Soul Clap Records, a five-tracker of eclectic boogie goodness. We’ve already heard the lead single “Night Flight”, a late-night groover led by the sultry vocals of Tiffany Roth, and now we’re treated to this beautiful animated video for the EP’s title track, which was directed by Nicolau Vergueiro and João Rosa. As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Dimitri From Paris’ instrumental version of his “Loungin’ At The Disco” remix for “Vicious Love” below. Great stuff as always!

If that’s not enough Midnight Magic goodness for you, make sure to download their amazing new rework of their own track “Psycho For Your Love”, specially created for La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4., here.

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Midnight Magic’s “Vicious Love” EP is out now via Soul Clap Records. Buy it here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

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September 15th, 2014
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YES, it’s finally here. Today, we’re so excited to bring you the fourth installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation series, which is now available for free download. The new compilation Vol 4 collects 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists that will not only transport you to your own dream beach, but will extend this summer to eternity. Everything we love about summer is here: delicious tropical-flavored tracks, road trips under the sun, silky smooth house tunes, cool drinks by the pool, gentle sea breezes caressing our faces, and dancing on the sand ’til dawn. You should know by now that summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. Ride with us.

This year’s Late Summer Compilation features exclusive unreleased tracks, along with much-loved tunes 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 that contributed to the making of this compilation. Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it. Vrooom!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4 here [190 mb]

Tracklist:

01. Nile Delta – Aztec (Pional Remix)

Lots of people have been asking us about this remix, so we’re psyched to open our new compilation with this sublime take on Melbourne’s producer Nile Delta great tune “Aztec” by Madrid-based producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional. Previously only available on vinyl, this remix is now available for free download, courtesy of Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. Feel the heat under the sun!

02. Slow Hands – The Fiasco

NYC-based producer and member of Crew Love family Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track called “The Fiasco”. With its sun-kissed vibes and slinky grooves, this tune screams summer. Slow Hands, who last grace us with his solid “Everything (We Are)” EP, can do no wrong. “The Fiasco” is now available exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Compilation Vol 4.

03. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, always delivers the goods, and this brand-new track called “Wingin’ It” is no exception. We first heard it on his excellent “Resonant Places” mixtape, and now this summer-soaked jam is available for free download, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol 4. Pure class!

04. Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold

What a ride! Japanese producer Atsushi Yano keeps the good vibes going with “Solid Gold”, a groove-filled tune built around sun-drenched, Afro-funk-inspired rhythms that clocks in at eight minutes, but we can’t get enough of it. “Solid Gold” is taken from his “Chewy Tunes” 12″ on LPH WHITE, the sister label of the ever-excellent Brooklyn-based Let’s Play House, run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer. Play it loud.

05. Poolside & Fatnotronic – Onda

Our favorite Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, have teamed up with Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor) to deliver this superb acid-tinged edit of “Onda” from Brazilian soul legend Cassiano. This edit will appear on “Brazilian Edits Vol.1″, the first installment of a new series of reworkings of Brazilian funk and disco tunes, coming out soon via Chit Chat Records. In the meantime, grab a copy of “Onda” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Sinkane – How We Be (Lexx Remix)

Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, just dropped his excellent second LP “Mean Love” on City Slang/DFA. Here, we have for you a superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. Expect nothing, but 100% dubby goodness. You can now download this remix, courtesy of all-time favorite DFA Records.

07. Larry Gus – Human Migration

Greek-born, Milan-based singer/producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus (Greek for “larynx”), who wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Years Not Living” for DFA, kindly offered us this unreleased track called “Human Migration”, another fine example of his talent. It’s precious. You can always count on quality from Larry Gus.

08. Maricopa – Everyday Mysticism

Belfast-based producer Michael Dillon has made quite a name for himself as Maricopa with a handful of quality releases and a series of EPs of pure downtempo house, perfectly sun-soaked vibes and subtly melodic soundscapes. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Everyday Mysticism”, is yet another gorgeous slice of downtempo heaven. Dive in.

09. André Laos – Detour (Session Victim Remix)

Session Victim, one of Germany’s finest house music acts, takes us for a slow ride with this brilliant remix of “Detour” by Gothenburg-based newcomer André Laos. Filled with smooth vibes and warm grooves, this remix is taken from André Laos’ recent debut EP “Roundabout”. You can download it for free, courtesy of Let’s Play House. Great vibes all around!

10. Psychemagik – Balearic Girl

It’s time for Psychemagik. The UK cosmic-disco of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney delivers this superb edit “Balearic Girl”, taken from a rare Swedish hairspray advert. This edit with plenty of infectious vocal hooks and dreamy beach vibes is just prefect for your “Endless Summer” playlist. The edit of “Balearic Girl” appears on Psychemagik’s final installment of the Discotheque Wreckers series.

11. Hidden Fees – So What

Brooklyn’s Hidden Fees, the duo of Ivan Berko and Thomas Gluibizzi, recent single “So What”, featuring vocals from Ghost Exits’ Christopher Exits, is one of our favorite tracks of the year so far. We’re delighted to have it as part of this year’s Late Summer Compilation, courtesy of Tim Sweeney’s always on point Beats In Space Records. A solid jam with a timeless feel.

12. Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love (Midnight Magic’s 2014 Rework)

Brooklyn-based cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic never failed to amaze us. For our new compilation, they reworked their track “Psycho For Your Love”, and turn it into a sleazy disco affair that’s quite hard to resist. You can grab a free download of Midnight Magic’s 2014 rework of “Psycho For Your Love”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

13. Woolfy Vs Projections – Ask (The Smiths Cover)

California-based musicians Simon James and Dan Hastie, aka Woolfy Vs Projections, bring us a pleasant surprise, a perfectly crafted sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. We have already road tested this cover, and it feels so good while driving. Another exclusive track on our compilation. Can’t wait to hear the duo’s new album on Permanent Vacation.

14. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for the past few months. Cologne’s electronic duo COMA, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, “Les Dilettantes”, taken from their superb debut LP “In Technicolor” on Kompakt, gets a disco-infused rework by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Loved up!

15. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Pete Herbert Remix)

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 than with this classy remix of “Wild Motion”, the recent single from Melbourne-via-LA electro-pop four-piece Miami Horror, by the mighty London-based Pete Herbert. What’s not to love?

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Midnight Magic: “Night Flight”

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August 20th, 2014
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We’re big fans of Brooklyn’s cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic here at La.Ga.Sta. We have been following them since the release of their gorgeous 2010 debut single “Beam Me Up”, and needless to say, these unstoppable disco funkers have never ceased to amaze us. With a series of quality EPs for labels like Permanent Vacation Let’s Play House and a self-released 2012 debut LP “Walking The Midnight Streets” of pure disco glory already under their belt, Midnight Magic are now getting ready to bring more of their magic to Soul Clap Records. A new five-track EP called “Vicious Love” is on the way, and is said to explore “the darker realms of the group’s disco sensibilities.”

The forthcoming record’s lead single is “Night Flight”, a late-night disco jam with Tiffany Roth’s trademark soulful vocals that finds Midnight Magic at their best. The “Night Flight” single, which comes complete with two fine remixes from Crew Love homies No Regular Play and PillowTalk, is out now. You can stream the whole thing here.

The “Vicious Love”EP will arrive on October 6th via Soul Clap Records.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 June 2014

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July 8th, 2014
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Hey vrooomers, it’s time to round up the Top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of June’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your chart. Stay gas!

Top 15 June 2014:
01. Giorgio Moroder: “Giorgio’s Theme”
02. Cut Copy: “Meet Me In A House Of Love” [Nile Delta Remix]
03. La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
04. The Hellen Hollins Singers: “Consolation” [Nicolas Jaar Edit]
05. Sade: “I Never Thought I’d See The Day” [L-Vis 1990 Sunrise Edit]
06. Future Islands: “Doves” [Mike Simonetti Remix]
07. We Are The Brave: “Sparrow” [ATTAR! Remix]
08. MØ: “Don’t Wanna Dance” [Zimmer Remix]
09. Laurence Guy: “Luv Magic”
10. Music Go Music: “Nite After Nite”
11. Anna Clementi & Alien Alien: “No G.D.M.” [Moon Runner Remix]
12. Bipolar Sunshine: “Deckchairs On The Moon” [Eli & Fur Remix]
13. Sin Cos Tan: “Love Sees No Colour”
14. Paume: “Transalpine”
15. Brett: “Chalon” [Lemonade Remix]

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La Roux: “Uptight Downtown (Midnight Magic Remix)”

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June 25th, 2014
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We’ve already featured La Roux’s Elly Jackson groovy, funk-infused jam “Uptight Downtown”, and now we’ve got our hands on this luscious remix of the track by Brooklyn’s Midnight Magic, one of our favorite disco outfits. The remix, clocking in at nearly eight minutes, transforms the original into something far better suited for a late-night ride across the city. Better yet, you can grab it for free below. “Uptight Downtown” will appear on La Roux’s forthcoming second album, “Trouble in Paradise”, which will drop on July 7th via Polydor.

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Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel” Video

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March 31st, 2014
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From NYC with love: Check out this cool new video for Holy Ghost!’s great track “Bridge & Tunnel”, taken from last year’s “Dynamics” LP, which was directed by the band’s long-time collaborator Ben Fries. The “Bridge & Tunnel” EP is out now on DFA, and also features a solid “Diskomiks” rework by Norwegian space-disco king Prins Thomas, which you can stream below. Good times!

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