Du Tonc: “We Can Hold On”

DATE:
October 26th, 2015
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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Du Tonc here at La.Ga.Sta. Today, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) return with their brand-new single “We Can Hold On”, their third release on Eskimo Recordings, following the much played tracks “Every Song” and “Animals” earlier this year. As we’ve come to expect from Du Tonc, “We Can Hold On” is a brilliantly crafted track full of disco-tinged pop melodies, shimmering synths, and their trademark guitar riffs. It’s just one more reason to get excited about Du Tonc’s forthcoming debut album on Eskimo Recordings.

Du Tonc’s new single “We Can Hold On” is out now. Buy it here.

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Du Tonc: Mixtape #05

DATE:
October 8th, 2015
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Exciting news. Du Tonc’s debut album is on the way, preceded by a new single called “We Can Hold On”, their third release on Eskimo Recordings, which will drop on October 23. Before then, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) have put together a great new mixtape for your next disco rides. Download the nearly two-hour mix below, and make sure to check out Mighty Mouse’s groove-filled “Discolife” dub version of Du Tonc’s “Rise”, specially made for our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5, here.

Tracklist:
01. Tullio De Piscopo – ‘E Fatto ‘E Sorde! E? ( (Money Money) [Club Mix Edit]
02. Tullio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon
03. Art Of Tones – Don’t Need No More (feat. Laetitia Dana)
04. Franci Bebey – Coffee Cola Song (Young Marco Remix)
05. Barbara Norris – Heavy Hitter (Dompteur Mooner Edit)
06. John Talabot – When The Past Was Present (Pachanga Boys Red Remix)
07. Tom Trago – The Right Wrong
08. Christian S – Jagos
09. Red Axes – Pil Sagoi
10. Lake People – They’re Singing
11. Frankey & Sandrino – Acamar
12. Chvrches – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)
13. DJ Koze – Knee On Belly
14. Disco Warriors – Cumbaya Disco (Re-Edit)
15. Gordons War – The Rock Is Gonna Get You (Re-Edit)
16. Midland – Double Feature
17. Bangkok Impact – Mission To Mars (Raiders Of The Lost ARP Remix)
18. The Field – It’s Up There
19. Oxia – Domino (Rework)
20. Olive – You’re Not Alone (Patrice Baumel Secret Mix)
21. Efdemin – Parallaxis (Traumprinz’ Over 2 The End Remix)
22. Syclops – Where’s Jason’s K

Download the mix for free here.

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Aaliyah: “Rock The Boat” [Du Tonc Rework]

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Du Tonc: “Rise (Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub)”

DATE:
September 22nd, 2015
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Good things comes for those who wait. London’s disco maestro Mighty Mouse revisits the track “Rise” by Du Tonc, his collaborative project with Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), for a funky “Discolife” dub version. Specially made for our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. 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 absolutely free. Rise up!

The compilation features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Klaves, Knightlife, 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. Let’s make it a summer to remember!

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

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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.

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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Mighty Mouse: Discolife – Episode 1

DATE:
August 27th, 2015
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Discolife – Episode 1 by Mighty Mouse on Mixcloud

London producer/DJ Mighty Mouse, who also serves as one half of Du Tonc alongside Van She’s Matt Van Schie, has launched a new mix series called “Discolife”, a continuation of his much-loved “Disco Circus” compilation series. The first episode is a 78-minute journey through disco, electronica, afrobeat, techno and house, showcasing his exceptional, eclectic taste and fine mixing skills. Great stuff! Grab it for free below, and ride with us.

Tracklist:
Pink Murder – Fresh & Made (Demi Re-edit)
Arling & Cameron – Club Fashion
Cardini & Shaw – In The Ballroom
Shura – White Light (Gabe Guernsey Factory Floor Remix)
Maribou State feat. Pedestrian – The Clown (Axel Bowman Remix)
Inaky Garcia feat. Alfredo Magrini – Destination (Afro Club Mix)
Groove Junkies & Solara – Sunshine (Timmy Vegas Paradise Mix)
Tigerbalm – The 80s (Oscar P Remix)
Deadbeat – Berghain Drum Jack (2015 Edit)
The Housemaster Boyz – House Nation (Club Mix)
M.Caporale – Dune
DJ T.I.C feat. Koncrete & DJ Oats – Dhumba (Main Mix)
Groove Armada – Paris (Andhim Remix)
Bicep – Just
Felipe Gordon – Galactico
Terranova – Kepler 186F
Gardens Of God – Zulu
Nicolas Alisferi – Across The Universe
Slam Dunk’d – No Price (Robosonic ‘Disco Break’ Remix)
Pariah – Railroad
Floating Points – K&G Beat

Download it for free here.

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Mighty Mouse: “Ghetto Heaven”

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Pixies: “Monkey Gone To Heaven (Du Tonc Rework)”

DATE:
May 5th, 2015
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Fresh off the release of their single “Animals” on Eskimo Recordings, Du Tonc are already back with a superb rework of the Pixies’ 1989 classic track “Monkey Gone To Heaven”. This rework finds the duo of London producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) delivering a bright, melodious slice of disco-tinged pop with dreamy synths and Balearic guitar licks. You can now grab it for absolutely free below.

In their own words: “We wanted to do something different, we’ve only been working on original music so far so wanted to take some tracks we love and put a different spin on them. We don’t think this could be anymore different to the original.”

Download here

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Du Tonc: “Every Song”

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Du Tonc: “Animals”

DATE:
March 16th, 2015
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Just two months after Du Tonc broke their extended silence to drop “Every Song”, their debut release on Eskimo Recordings, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) return to the same label with their second single of the year, called “Animals”. A bright, melodious slice of disco-tinged pop, “Animals” finds the duo delivering one of their finest works to date. With its trademark guitar riffs and a sense of melancholy, this tune will get some serious spins on our car stereo this spring.

Du Tonc’s new single “Animals” will arrive on March 30th via Eskimo Recordings.
Pre-order it here.

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Du Tonc: “Surging Memories” (Dub)

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 February 2015

DATE:
March 6th, 2015
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[Artwork: L. Prentzas]

Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring great tunes from Chromatics, Todd Terje, Classixx, Daniel.T., Mirror People, Mighty Mouse, Isaac Tichauer, Dino Soccio, and more. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of February’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Stay Gas!

Top 15 February 2015:
01. Chromatics: “Just Like You”
02. Dolly Parton: “Jolene” [Todd Terje Remix]
03. Janet Jackson: “Pleasure Principle” [Classixx Recovery Mix]
04. Daniel.T.: “The Sun & The Sky”
05. Mirror People: “I Need Your Love”
06. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin: “Gin ‘n’ Tears” [Georges Perin Remix]
07. Mighty Mouse: “Ghetto Heaven”
08. José González: “The Is How We Walk On The Moon” [Isaac Tichauer Remix]
09. The Roots: “Break You Off” [Dino Soccio Rework]
10. Project Pablo: “Movin’ Out” & “Follow It Up”
11. Chromatics: “Yes” [Love Theme From Lost River]
12. Edit Service 52: Marvin & Guy
13. All We Are: “Keep Me Alive” [Lxury Remix]
14. Après: “Chicago”
15. Tropics: “Let Go” [Little Dragon Cover]

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Top 15 January 2015

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Mighty Mouse: “Wunder”

DATE:
February 17th, 2015
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Mighty Mouse: “Wunder”

After dropping “Ghetto Heaven” earlier this month, London disco don and one half of Du Tonc Mighty Mouse is already back with yet another quality club tune, called “Wunder”, as part of his new series of free tracks made specially for DJ sets. Spanning just over six minutes, “Wunder” is an infectious slice of disco-flavored house, driven by feel-good piano melodies, funky guitar licks and orchestral strings. That’s the way we like it.

“This track was centred around the strings initially, I was actually making something more laid back for earlier parts of my set, so not sure how I ended up with this, but it’s a track to bring a smile to your face, when the dance floor is looking a bit angry,” he says. Grab it for free below and ride with us.

Download here

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Du Tonc: “Every Song”

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Mighty Mouse: “Ghetto Heaven”

DATE:
February 4th, 2015
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Get your fill of disco goodness with this dancefloor-friendly rework of the Family Stand’s 1990 classic “Ghetto Heaven” by London maestro Mighty Mouse. Better yet, it’s a free download. Grab a copy of “Ghetto Heaven” below so you can blast it on your car speakers. And just in case you missed it, check out Du Tonc’s brilliant new single “Every Song” here.

Download here

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Mighty Mouse: “See Through You” (feat. Ronika)

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