La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

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September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

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 [195 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 summery cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask”. 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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Bag Raiders: “Nairobi (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)”

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September 13th, 2014
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Mega fun vibes. Swedish disco duo Drop Out Orchestra recently dropped this tastefully club-ready remix of Bag Raiders’ playful summery jam “Nairobi”, the lead track from their latest club-oriented “Nairobi/Savannah” on Modular. On their version of “Nairobi”, Drop Out Orchestra add plenty of funk, nice vocals, and trumpets. Better yet, you can now grab this remix for free below.

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Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love (Poolside Remix)”

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September 9th, 2014
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If you think summer’s over, you’d better think twice. LA’s Poolside keep the warm vibes going with this superb “daytime disco” remix of “I’m In Love”, the Caribbean-flavored new single from fellow Los Angeles Afro-pop band Fool’s Gold. We first heard this percussion-heavy six-minute remix in Poolside’s excellent “Stir It Up” mixtape, one of the best mixes we’ve heard this summer. You can now grab it for free below.

The single “I’m In Love”, the first taste from the band’s forthcoming third album “Flying Lessons”, is out now via their own record label, Grand Gallop. Buy it here.

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The Weeknd: “What You Need (Jacques Greene ’11 Edit)”

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September 9th, 2014
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Here’s something for your late-night rides. Montreal house producer/DJ Jacques Greene recently dug deep into the vaults to share his old rework of The Weeknd’s “game changer” single “What You Need”, which you can now download for absolutely free. Enjoy the ride.

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

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September 7th, 2014
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[Photo: Maria Zaprani]

To celebrate the 200th Sunday track of our ongoing “Sunday” series, we’ve put together a mixtape that will soundtrack not only your Sundays, but your everyday car rides. Entitled “20 Tracks For 200 Sundays”, this 77-minute mix features some of our favorite tunes from that series. Download it for free below, and make sure to check out all Sundays tracks here. Stay gas!

Tracklist:
01. Antena: “Camino Del Sol”
02. Kings Of Convenience: “Gold For The Price Of Silver” [Erot Vs. Kings Of Convenience]
03. Carly Simon: “Why” [12" Mix]
04. Fleetwood Mac: “Never Going Back Again” [Tom Croose Edit]
05. Hydroplane: “International Exiles”
06. John Talabot: “Korlee”
07. Cherokee: “Take Care Of You”
08. Iori’s Eyes: “Matter of Time” [Cécile Remix]
09. Idjut Boys: “Rabass”
10. Larry Heard: “Gentle Morning Sun” [Wolf & Lamb Remix]
11. KZA: “Le Troublant Acid”
12. Slow Hands: “Rough Patch”
13. The Crêpes: “Cassette”
14. James Yuill: “This Sweet Love” [Prins Thomas Sneaky Re-Edit]
15. Andras Fox feat. Oscar S. Thorn: “Running Late”
16. Stars On 33: “LUV”
17. K.BHTA: “The Wave”
18. Boat Club: “Nowhere”
19. Canyons: “When I See You Again” [Duke Dumont Rain On Kilimanjaro Mix]
20. Peter Morén: “Ett Land Som Inte Är”

Download the mixtape here and enjoy the ride.

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Cyclist & Maiko: “Shine” Video

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September 2nd, 2014
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Last summer, we premiered Toronto’s producer/DJ Mark Penner, aka Cyclist, delicious funky tune “Shine”, featuring the soulful vocals from fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Maiko Watson. Now, the track has received a flashy video treatment, directed by Adam Goldhammer. Turn the lights off and and get ready to groove. As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Anoraak’s tasty new remix of “Shine” below.

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LAGASTAPE: Slow Hands’ NYC – MS Road Trip

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August 29th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Today, we’re extremely psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s new monthly mixtape series called “LAGASTAPE” tailor made for long, road trips. Once every month, a favorite artist/producer jumps in our driver’s seat, choosing a destination and playing the songs he loves to hear while driving there. “LAGASTAPE” is not your typical dance mixtape, it is a soundtrack to accompany your next road trip. The first installment of our “LAGASTAPE” mixtape series comes from our beloved New York-based producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, who recently wowed us with his excellent debut “Everything (We Are)” EP for Wolf + Lamb Records. Grab your keys, and take a ride with Slow Hands’ great two-hour mixtape full of classic tunes, an imaginary road trip from NYC to the Dockery Plantation in Mississippi. What a ride!

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“This is a road trip, not a terrace in Ibiza.” – Slow Hands

“After more than a decade living in NYC never having owned a vehicle, I find myself being asked by La.Ga.Sta. for a “road trip” mix. Fortunately, I have been a fan of this blog for quite some time, so I stole one half of No Regular Play’s car and drove around randomly in an effort to come up with a “road worthy” mix.

During my time driving aimlessly around the city trying to research, it dawned on me that I have never really been on an extensive road trip, not in the traditional “Ryan McGinley”/Levi’s sense anyway; flying American flags, shooting off fireworks, drinking bourbon, and meeting random rural babes that strip down and jump into a leach filled pond. I believe I have actually seen more of the rest of the world, than of my own native country. I suppose I can always retire to a giant RV, and drive around selling home made turquoise jewelry that I make in the back…the american dream!

So, having been pent up in the studio working on my album for the last few months, I decided to expend some creative energies through writing. I am going to create a road trip playlist for an imaginary “dream” road trip of mine that goes from NYC to the Dockery Plantation in Mississippi, with a little explanation of each song. Here we goooooo!

Disclaimer: If you are only partial to mixes of smoothly mixed deep-progressive-trance-hop-minimal-nu-techno then please stop here, you will just end up hating more than you probably already do. This is a road trip, not a terrace in Ibiza.”

Playlist:
John Wizards ~ Hogsback
This song feels like what it might sound like if packing and walking to your car in NYC made a sound. It also sounds a bit chaotic, like traffic!

Jay Z feat. Rick Ross ~ F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit
NYC (JZ) -> Mississippi (RR), c’mon!

Tame Impala ~ Why Won’t They Talk To Me?
This song never fails to get me to rock the fuck out, perfect driving song. In our imaginary drive, we would be in Southern New Jersey right now.

Talking Heads ~ Road To Nowhere
No explanation needed. Random Fact: This song was at the end of the Fred Savage movie “Little Monsters”. I really need to watch that again.

Steve Winwood ~ The Finer Things
Winwood is a Brit, but this album sounds like it could have been made in Jersey (apologies to Springsteen, “Nebraska” just didn’t fit at this moment). It was a real toss up between this and “Higher Love”, this won due to the mere fact that it has the best synth solo ever played.

Roxy Music ~ Oh Yeah!
Bryan Ferry is the coolest dude on the goddamn planet.

David Bowie ~ China Girl
This guy was my hero growing up. This song was written with Iggy Pop in Berlin in 1977. What?! If I could live only for one day on this planet, I would have wanted to be the studio engineer the day this happened, or the drug dealer at the very least.

The Knife ~ A Tooth For An Eye
Well, we would be about on the border of where the South begins at this point. Unfamiliar ground to a North Easterner such as myself. This song sounds like unfamiliar ground.

Jimi Hendrix ~ If 6 Was 9
I have only been to Virginia a couple times, and where I was…was, well…pretttttty, prettt-ty rural. This is one of my favorite Hendrix tracks, it’s so original, and I first heard it in “Easy Rider” (a life changing film for me). That scene is how I have felt when ever I have spent any time in Virginia.

Aretha Franklin ~ The Weight
While we’re on the topic of Easy Rider. This was recorded in Mississippi, and has Duane Allman on the guitar…revo-goddamn-lutionary.

Joe Cocker ~ You Can Leave Your Hat On
Time to pull into a truck stop. I am imagining some sort of cross between something out of a JT LeRoy novel, and Roadhouse. Either way, there is definitely a strip club involved, and this would have to be the song. I had wanted to use The Steve Miller Band’s “The Stake”, because if I were a stripper, that would be my song, but you can’t really deny this reigning as the supreme strip club song.

Righteous Brothers ~ Unchained Melody
I have, sadly, only been to one strip club in my life. It was called ‘Wizards’, and it was next to the 7-11 in West Philadelphia. I went on a Thursday afternoon. I don’t recommend this AT ALL! (the complimentary cold cut platter is absolutely ravaged by the strippers at this point in the afternoon ). So, my strip club experience is left mostly to imagination, but I always thought this would be a hilarious song for a stripper to dance to. Also, we brought up Roadhouse before, and Patrick Swayze was in Roadhouse, and this song was in “Ghost”. Boom!

UB40 ~ Red Wine
There must be a truck stop stripper somewhere in Virginia named Red Wine, don’t you think?

Steely Dan ~ Peg
Alright! Let’s class this shit up already! Get the hell out of the strip club and move along. We’re feeling good. What goes with feeling good? Yacht rock, duhh. The bass line in this song is amazing. I had wanted to use Deacon Blues because of the “die behind the wheel” lyrics, but this song is just so awesome. Random Fact: The guitar player for The Doobie Bros and Steely Dan is this guy Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, read his wikipedia page. It is a new goal of mine to consult for the military.

The Steve Miller Band ~ The Joker
Since we look too damn cool blasting Steely Dan, let’s get slapped with some classic rock road trip necessities. But not TOTALLY obvious necessities, like certain Tom Cochran songs. Just because classic rock stations play it doesn’t make it classic rock. That shit came out in the 90s. You know the song I am talking about.

Led Zeppelin ~ Over The Hills And Far Away
Needs no explanation, solid rad.

Little Feat ~ Dixie Chicken
Lowell George is a god.

Tennis ~ Dimming Light
The sun’s going down. Some new stuff thrown in, this band is great!

The Allman Brothers ~ Little Martha
One of the most beautiful songs ever written. If you don’t know what to do during the next 4 songs, you probably shouldn’t be reading this to begin with (I just hope your with someone more suitable than “Red Wine”).

The Beatles ~ Something
If memory serves me correctly, I lost my virginity to this song or maybe it was “Bell Bottom Blues” or both.

Stephen Stills ~ Love The One You’re With
Sometimes you’ve just got to settle.

Eric Clapton ~ Easy Now
If you are in high school, and trying to seal the deal with your lady, and reading this for some strange reason, then take my advice, play Clapton. I don’t know what deep seeded Freudian science causes this, but even if a girl thinks “Wonderful Tonight” is cheesy, there is still something to it…perhaps from the countless times they danced to it at middle school sock hops.

Walls Of Jericho ~ A Day And A Thousand Years
WAKE UP!!! Can’t fall asleep on the road.

Kanye West ~ I’m In It
If I were to go go down in a blaze of glory, for instance; at the end of a bank robbery, being chased by the cops on the edge of the grand canyon (Heat meets ‘Thelma & Louise’ style), as I drove off the cliff in a ball of fire shooting my tommy gun back at the police, this is the song I would want playing.

Django Reinhardt ~ Django’s Tiger
Playing this dude’s music is the only thing that got me into music school, and rescued me from a life spent pumping gas. So I owe him a lot. Epic song title.

Joe Pass ~ Oleo
I love that you can hear the humanness of Pass in this recording or perhaps the in-humanness. It’s sick how good a guitar player this guy was.

Nat King Cole ~ L-O-V-E
Route 66 would have been the obvious choice, but I like to sing this one, and sing-alongs are vital to road trips.

Father John Misty ~ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
I know very little about the area we would be in at this point of the road trip, so we are just going to listen to awesome tunes to pass the time. I have seen this dude twice in the last 6 months, he is stupidly talented.

Joe Purdy ~ Outlaws
Fuck me, the lyrics to this are so good.

Ray Lamontagne ~ Narrow Escape
After I am finished with my album, I am focusing %100 of my energy on writing murder ballads. This is one of my favorite more recent ones.

Townes Van Zandt ~ Flyin’ Shoes
One of my favorites. If you haven’t seen “Be Here To Love Me”, then go back in time, start a West Coast Video account and rent that shit!

Arcade Fire ~ Afterlife
This album is pretty great, this song is my favorite. Lyrically it seems a bit depressing, but it feels up-lifting.

Vampire Weekend ~ Worship You
We made it! Pay homage to the God’s that once treaded this sacred ground.

Howlin Wolf ~ Wang Dang Doodle
Like this guy!

Slow Hands’ “Everything (We Are)” EP is out now on vinyl via Wolf + Lamb Records, while the digital version will arrive on September 15th. Pick up your 12” here.

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Basenji: “Heirloom”

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August 29th, 2014
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Sydney-based beatsmith Sebastian Muecke, aka Basenji, has shared his playful new single “Heirloom”, his first release on Future Classic, which you can now download for absolutely free. We first heard this tune back in March, when fellow Aussie DJ/producer Wave Racer, Basenji’s high school friend and former production buddy, dropped a demo version of “Heirloom” in his set for BBC Radio’s “Diplo and Friends” mix series. Fans of Cashmere Cat should love this one.

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Daniel.T.: “Resonant Places” Mixtape

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August 28th, 2014
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Over the past few months, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, has kept himself rather busy, delivering one quality release after another. Now, he’s back with a brand-new mixtape called “Resonant Places”, and it’s a great ride from start to finish. Even better, this 48-minute mix includes lots of new and unreleased tracks from Daniel.T. himself, as well as a brand-new solo track from Classixx’s Michael David called “Rhodesia”. Grab the “Resonant Places” mixtape for free below, and enjoy the ride.

Tracklist:
01. Daniel.T. – Mission Hill Morning [unreleased]
02. Michael David – Rhodesia [forthcoming on Distant Works]
03. Nasza Basia Kochana – Gniewna Piosenka Mumnika O Lecie (Rune Lindbæk Edit)
04. César Camargo Mariano – Gravura (Daniel.T. Edit) [forthcoming on Chit Chat]
05. Silva – Janeiro (Cosmic Kids Remix)
06. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It [unreleased]
07. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Sensaatio
08. Daniel.T. – Interlude / Laced [unreleased]
09. Pharaohs – Ahumbo (Another Beach Version)
10. Joe Moks – Boys and Girls
11. James Supercave – Old Robot (Daniel.T. Remix)
12. Guardian – Descend (Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Dub) / Outro

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Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” (Daft Punk Cover)

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August 27th, 2014
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Swedish/Australian twin sister duo Say Lou Lou takes us for a slow ride with their lovely dream-pop cover of Daft Punk and Julian Casablanca’s track “Instant Crush”. Grab it for free below, and make sure to check out the duo’s recent single “Games For Girls”, a superb collaboration with space-disco wizard Lindstrøm. Say Lou Lou’s debut album “Lucid Dreaming” is expected to be released on February 2, 2015.

Download it for the price of an email address here.

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