DATE: May 12th, 2015
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Next month, our beloved Greek producer/DJ George Bakalakos, aka NTEIBINT, will drop his new single “The Owner” on Eskimo Recordings, a “feel-good love song” featuring smooth vocals from frequent collaborator Σtella. Before its release on June 15th, NTEIBINT is offering up a free download of his sun-soaked disco rework of “Fooling Around” by Dutch musician Spike Wolters. And it’s yet another perfect example of NTEIBINT doing what he does best. The original version can be found on “Orange Cloud Nine”, a retrospective of Wolters’ work which draws from four albums he self-released in the mid ’80s, released back in 2013 on Golf Channel. Grab the edit for free below, and ride into summer.
In related news, NTEIBINT’s recent single “Riptide”, featuring Birsen, is included on Eskimo’s superb new compilation “The Orange Collection”, the fourth installment of the label’s ongoing series based around colours. Buy it here.
DATE: October 16th, 2014
It has been a rather busy year for Eskimo Recordings, and now the long-running Belgian label continues that streak of quality releases by dropping a new compilation called “The Green Collection”, the third installment of its ongoing compilation series based around colours. Set to drop later this month, the new 12-track compilation, which follows “The Pink Collection” and “The Blue Collection”, gathering new and recent tracks from the label’s current roster, showcasing a blend of indie-dance, nu-disco, electronica, and Balearic-tinged house. The collection will feature contributions from the likes of Kraak & Smaak, Blende, Man Power, NTEIBINT, and more.
Here we have four tracks from “The Green Collection” for your listening pleasure; Dutch producer Knight One delivers a new track called “Shimmer”, a beauty of an opener, Amsterdam-based producer Mees Dierdorp takes us for a slow ride with his dreamy “Aviar Alom”, a track from his debut EP of the same name for Eskimo, UK dance duo Horixon, consisting of Monarchy’s Andrew Armstrong and John Sambrooke, teams up with the enigmatic Jacques Teal for the beautiful slow burner “Great Things”, taken from their newest “Brighter Day” EP, and last but not least, Satin Jackets brings some serious chilled-out vibes with “Fall Apart”, featuring Nashville vocalist/producer Patrick Baker. Steam all four tracks below, and enjoy the ride.
“The Green Collection” arrives on October 27th. Pre-order here.
DATE: July 1st, 2014
Following the release of his “Never Without You” EP for Eskimo Recordings, NTEIBINT, the alter ego of Greek producer/DJ George Bakalakos, is back at it again with this perfectly crafted remix of Melbourne’s electro-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker latest single “1998”, taken from his debut album “Built On Glass”. It’s definitely worth repeat listens.
The “1998” Remixes EP, which also features reworks from Amsterdam-based duo Homework, and Melbourne producer Rohan Newman, aka Roland Tings, is out now via Future Classic. You can stream the whole thing here. And just in case you missed it, watch the Domenico Bartolo-directed video for the track here.
DATE: April 25th, 2014
This week saw the release of NTEIBINT’s superb new EP “Never Without You” for Eskimo Recordings, which follows his previous EPs “Time” on Kitsuné and “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang. For his latest offering, the talented Greek producer, known to his friends as George Bakalakos, delivers two original tracks, the dreamy “Never Without You” with vocals from Stella, which you may already be familiar with if you heard Eskimo’s latest compilation “The Blue Collection”, and the delicious “Baby”.
Here, we have “Baby” for your listening pleasure, a sun-drenched summery track with subtle touches of almost-Balearic feel. The “Never Without You” EP comes complete with three fine remixes of the title track by Bluford Duck, Domestic Technology, and Gespleu. Preview the whole thing here, and watch the music video for “Never Without You” below.
DATE: April 8th, 2014
Here’s something nice from our beloved NTEIBINT, the alter ego of the talented Greek producer/DJ George Bakalakos. With his new “Never Without You” EP set to drop via Eskimo Recordings later this month, NTEIBINT has offered up a superb seven-plus minute rework of Ronnie Laws’ 1981 track “Good Feelings” for free download. This is a disco ride not to be missed.
The “Never Without You” EP will arrive on April 21 with three fine remixes by Bluford Duck, Domestic Technology, Gespleu, and a brand-new original track called “Baby”. Below, you can check out the EPs title track, featuring lovely vocals from Stella, one of many highlights from Eskimo’s latest compilation “The Blue Collection”.
La.Ga.Sta.’s “An Edit To Remember” series continues with yet another special rework, this time from Greek producer and DJ NTEIBINT. He recently made a superb, sleazy disco rework of Marti Caine’s track “Love The Way You Love”, originally released in 1981’s LP “Point Of View”, and instantly became part of his summer soundtrack.
NTEIBINT has been kind enough to offer this edit for free download, so grab yourself a copy and get ready for a late night drive with us.
DATE: October 5th, 2012
Greek producer and DJ NTEIBINT, aka George Bakalakos, is having quite a year! After releasing his first EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12” back in April, not to mention his superb tune “Quincy Bay” on La.Ga.Sta.’s latest compilation, we’re so glad to see that he’s getting more and more attention. His new single “Time”, which was recently released via Kitsuné, is another fine example of his production skills. It also comes backed with some tasty remixes by Kitsuné’s co-founder Gildas Loaëc, Belgium electronic upstarts The Subs, Jensen Interceptor (ex-Light Year) and last but not least Italian producer Fabrizio Mammarella. Check out two of our favorites remixes of “Time” below, and read our interview with NTEIBINT here. This guy will go places.
DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation 2012 here [160 mb]
01. A.N.D.Y. – The Room (DJ Version)
Belgian producer A.N.D.Y. (formerly of Mustang) never ceases to amaze us with his skills. For this compilation he offers us a special DJ version of his brand new and unreleased track “The Room”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. This tropical-flavored disco tune has summer written all over it, such a perfect start for our compilation. Feel the vibes.
02. Pharao Black Magic – Happy Kalimba
Here’s a super tasty feel-good tune from our favorite Swiss duo Pharao Black Magic. This new and unreleased track, called “Happy Kalimba”, is now available exclusively as part of our compilation and it will definitely put you in the right mood. We had this track on repeat in our car stereo for the past weeks, while driving around Greece. La.Ga.Sta. is surely happy!
03. Panama – Magic
All the way to Panama. More magic from Sydney-based band Panama, who recently signed to the ever-excellent Future Classic. Their brilliant debut single “Magic” was recorded in LA with Eric Broucek (DFA Records), and it’s now available for free download, courtesy of Future Classic. Expect nothing but pure Magic from Panama in the near future.
04. NTEIBINT – Quincy Bay
Greek talented producer NTEIBINT, aka George Bakalakos, who has already released the great EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12”, he’s now ready to drop his new single “Time” on September 24th via Kitsuné. Until then, here’s his new and unreleased groovy track “Quincy Bay”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. And yes, it feels so good!
05. Chordashian – Sea Crest
We love Brooklyn’s Chordashian, the duo of Felix Feygin and Michael Banks. Their amazing summery tune “Sea Crest”, taken from the excellent debut EP “Don’t Wait Up”, is now available for free download, courtesy of Mullet Records. Yes, summer is still here!
06. Worst Friends – Neve’s For None (Faux Pas Remix)
Melbourne electronic musician Tim Shiel, Faux Pas, who is also a member of the touring band for Gotye, recently dropped a great collection of his remixes from the last five years (2007-2012). Here we have his blissful rework of NY’s Worst Friends, aka Slow Hands and Tom Croose. It’s simply amazing! Another track exclusively on our compilation.
07. Rolla Scape – Praise Love
We are so excited to share with you a brand new and unreleased track from Rolla Scape, the side-project of our favorite Greek electronic artist K.BHTA. “Praise Love” is a brilliant slow soulful jam. Perfect for a late-night ride. Hop on!
08. Lane 8 – The Voice
Another brand new and unreleased track, this time from rising San Francisco’s producer Lane 8. As you may already know, we dig all his stuff. He was kind enough to offer us exclusively for this compilation a superb track, called “The Voice”, which is quite different from his previous offerings yet it still succeeds in delivering quality tunes. This track uses samples from Susanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”.
09. Montevideo – Horses (Discotexas Dub)
It’s time to boogie. Discotexas bosses Moullinex, Xinobi and Mr. Mitsuhirato made a great nine-minute remix of Montevideo first single “Horses”, from their upcoming Joakim-produced debut album, “Personal Space”, due out in September. The dub version of this remix is available now exclusively on our compilation. It will knock your socks off!
10. In Flagranti – Humdrum
In Flagranti need no further introduction. Their excellent track “Humdrum” is taken from the “Dissimilated by Products from In Flagranti” (Volume 2), featuring all released tracks on Juno Download between March and April 2012. It’s now available for free download for the first time, exclusively on our compilation. What a jam!
11. Satin Jackets feat. Eric Cozier – Hollywood (Live Jam Version)
German nu disco producer Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets made a smooth live jam version of his brilliant laid-back jam, “Hollywood” for our compilation. The track was released a few months ago on his brand new label Glam Jam Artists and features melodic vocals by group member Eric Cozier. Sit back and enjoy!
12. Matthias Zimmermann – Fez
This is such an amazing track from German newcomer Matthias Zimmermann. “Fez” is taken from his debut four-track EP “Isla Dub” on Sound Pellegrino. Great vibes. Stuck on repeat!
13. Charles Murdoch – Ahama
Brisbane-based producer Charles Murdoch is our best-kept secret. He has already produced some tracks under the name Charlie Why and he’s also a member of the band Mitzi. His solo work sounds great. Here is his lush tune “Ahama” that has a dreamy vibe to it. Love at first listen!
14. Mindless Boogie – My Hero (Kid Who Edit)
The closing track on our late summer compilation is a stunning rework of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by the always amazing Kid Who. It was released back in 2010 on Mindless Boogie, but never as a free download until now, courtesy of Smile Recordings. Drive slow.
Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.
DATE: May 10th, 2012
Everybody knows a Dave, you should get to know this one too. Talented Greek producer NTEIBINT makes thing his own way. After a few more remixes, he eventually released his first EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12”, and the result was definitely worth the wait. That’s why we took a ride with him and talked about his background, music and future plans. Read our interview below and grab his brand new jam “Jackpot” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Don’t forget to be on the look out for exciting new releases from this guy.
La.Ga.Sta.: Who is NTEIBINT?
NTEIBINT: He’s Dave! Or David – If you try to spell NTEIBINT in Greek. It all started with a simple wordplay done by me and ath1281, the man responsible for the visual identity of the project.
What is your background? Tell us how you first got into electronic music?
I’m a classical trained musician that got bored of studying and fell in love with synth. My first experience with electronic music was through Laurent Garnier’s “Unreasonable Behaviour”, a milestone album for me.
Your debut EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12” sounds quite different from your previous stuff (more balearic, disco), any particular reason for that?
NTEIBINT started with a remix I did for Jamie Lidell on Warp Records. After that I did a lot of remixes and bootlegs. I was trying to craft my own sound, with some hits and misses on the way. It all led naturally to this mid-tempo kind of slowdance disco, that you hear on my first EP as NTEIBINT.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everyday life, mostly good food and good friends. I don’t like to talk music and sometimes I don’t even listen to music for small periods of time.
How you would describe your work?
It’s mostly disco with a slow pace, live instruments and happy accidents.
Do you prefer producing remixes or original tracks?
I really like remixing and I’m a pretty fast worker in the studio, remixes are stress-free for me. My original tracks take a little bit longer to conclude as I’m the recording artist, mixer and producer, It’s a battle between all those different hats!
How do you think Athens has affected your sound?
Too much noise and too many happy faces at the same time? That’s Athens for me. I live in the suburbs, so I’m not a city kid. I prefer a laid back environment.
What is a piece of equipment you can’t live without and why?
A good set of monitors. You can’t do anything without a good pair of speakers (and electricity).
Which are your favorite tunes at the moment…
Kindness – House
Adamski – I Like It (ATTAR! Remix)
Roundtree – Hit On You (Version Idjut)
Light Year – Moderation (NTEIBINT Remix)
Sleep D – Bacon
Which record would you love to listen if you had a car?
Easy pick and long time favourite late ’80s album “Conscience” by Womack & Womack.
Three things we should know about NTEIBINT…
Cigarettes, music and politics.
What’s next for NTEIBINT?
My second EP is almost ready and I’m looking for a European Label to release it. Expect some balearic mid-tempo moments and feel-good house vibes.
DATE: April 22nd, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
La.Ga.Sta.’s Saturday rides on OFF Radio continue with our 12th radio show. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. For those who want to take another listen here’s your chance to get “OFF The Road”. Fill it up! Artwork by Dimitris Lyras.
01. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)
02. Joakin – Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Remix)
03. Scuola Furano – On Fire (The Glimmers Remix)
04. Sync Mode – Energy
05. Aeroplane – Caramelas (Joakim Remix)
06. Jupiter – One O Six (A.N.D.Y. Remix)
07. Little Boots – Every Night I Say A Prayer (Tensnake Remix)
08. Rebeka – Stars (Mirror People Club Mix)
09. Zimmer – Slave To Your Heart feat. Jeremy Glenn (Mercury Remix)
10. Disclosure – Boiling (feat. Sinead Harnett)
11. NTEIBINT – Jackpot
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