LA’s Poolside are back after 18 months touring with a super band comprised of drummer Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture), bassist-singer Mattie Safer (The Rapture), percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls) and saxophonist-keyboardist/multi Casey Butler (Pharaohs).

Their new single “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’” is a sun-kissed collaboration with Australian R&B singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Panama. It’s just yet another fine example of Poolside’s signature daytime disco sound. As Jeffrey Paradise says: “This represents the new high-water mark for Poolside as it combines all the special elements that make up a classic Poolside jam with a well-developed vocal courtesy of Panama,” and he continues:“‘Can’t Stop Your Lovin’’ is the most fully realized vision of Poolside yet and I hope that it finds a place in the soundtrack to your life.” Great vibes all round!

The single “Can’t Stop Your Lovin'” is out now on Pacific Standard Records. Buy it here.

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Panama: “Hope For Something”

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April 21st, 2017
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After a long wait, Panama return with a new EP called “Hope For Something”, a five-tracker brought to life by Perth-born singer-songwriter Jarrah McCleary’s confessional storytelling. His richest and most moving work yet, the EP’s subject matter spans personal turmoil, making peace with your past and the loss of a loved one, but ultimately emerges optimistic. Our first taste from the upcoming record is the superb title track “Hope For Something”, a song McCleary wrote about his personal demons. “It’s about a battle with yourself,” he says.

Update: Watch the Ariel Fisher-directed video for “Hope For Something” below.

The “Hope For Something” EP, which marks Panama’s first release of original material since 2015’s single “Jungle”, arrives on June 23 on Future Classic. Pre-order it here.

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Classixx feat. Panama: “A Mountain With No Ending”

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Classixx, the Los Angeles duo of Tyler Blake and Michael David, have shared another new remix for one of the tracks off their recent second album “Faraway Reach”. The record’s ultra-smooth closing track “A Mountain With No Ending”, featuring the soothing vocals from Jarrah McCleary of Sydney duo Panama, now gets the remix treatment by fellow LA duo Blue Motel. This glorious sun-drenched beauty is ideal for breezy beach days in California. After getting your fill of the remix above, make sure to grab a free download of Blue Motel’s chilled-out rework of Poolside’s latest single “And The Sea” below. Summer vibes all round.

Download it for free here.

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Classixx: “I Feel Numb” (feat. Alex Frankel)

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Sunday #264

DATE:
June 19th, 2016
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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Laid back, chilled Sunday vibes from LA’s duo Classixx with their new track “A Mountain With No Ending”, featuring the soothing vocals from Jarrah McCleary of Sydney-based electro-pop duo Panama. Taken from the pair’s second album “Faraway Reach”, a superb follow-up to 2013’s debut “Hanging Gardens”, out now on Innovative Leisure. Buy it here.

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Panama: “Always” [Classixx Remix]

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Panama: “Jungle” Video

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May 27th, 2015
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Sydney-based electro-pop outfit Panama, fronted by Perth-born songwriter and classically-trained pianist Jarrah McCleary, are finally back with their brand-new single “Jungle”, which marks their first piece of original material since the release of “Stay Forever” last summer. You can now watch the beautifully shot video for the track, which was directed by Fabian Röttger & Vivien Weyrauch at A Nice Idea Every Day.

Panama’s new single “Jungle” will drop on June 5th on Future Classic.

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Panama: “Always”

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Panama: “Stay Forever” Video

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September 24th, 2014
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Sydney-based electro-pop trio Panama have dropped a new video for their recent single “Stay Forever”, in collaboration with Seafolly. The video, which features a reworked version of the track, was directed by Daniel Askill and starring Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt. Below, you can still grab a free download of “Stay Forever”, courtesy of Future Classic.

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mpFree: Panama: “Stay Forever”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 August 2014

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September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

We were quite busy working hard on our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 that’s why it took us a bit longer to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks of August. So, here’s your chance to revisit the most popular mpFrees from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. As always, this is your chart. Fill it up!

Top 15 August 2014:
01. Body Language: “Good Things”
02. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot’s Alt Mix]
03. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
04. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
05. Phoenix: “Bankrupt!” [Gesaffelstein Remix]
06. Pomo: “Only You”
07. Lindstrøm & Todd Terje: “Lanzarote” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Thrupence: “Don’t You Mind”
09. A.N.D.Y.: “Whitney”
10. Panama: “Stay Forever”
11. Wayward: “Speak On It”
12. Rhye: “3 Days” [Nick Monaco’s Retouch]
13. Music Go Music: “Inferno”
14. Sirma: “Trigger” [Pat Lok Remix]
15. astronomyy: “Nothin On My Mind”

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Download: Top 15 July 2014

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Panama: “Stay Forever”

DATE:
August 18th, 2014
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Sydney-based electro-pop trio Panama have something special to share with you, a fresh new track called “Stay Forever”, and they’re giving it away for free ahead of the final few shows on their European tour. It always feels good driving around with Panama. Get it now.

Download here

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Stream: Panama: “Strange Feeling”
Stream: Panama: “Always” [Classixx Remix]

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Panama: “Strange Feeling”

DATE:
February 27th, 2014
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Having already impressed with their superb “Always” EP on Future Classic, which was one of our favorites from last year, Sydney-based electro-pop trio Panama, fronted by Perth-born songwriter and classically-trained pianist Jarrah McCleary, are gearing up to re-release that record in the US on March 4th via 300 Entertainment.

The deluxe edition of the “Always” EP includes a bonus track and crowd favorite, “Strange Feeling”, which you can now stream it in full above. It’s yet another wonderful disco-tinged track with sensual grooves and a sultry sax solo at the end. Drive slow.

Panama’s “Strange Feeling” is out now. Get it here.

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Stream: Panama: “Always” [Classixx Remix]

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Wave Racer: “Streamers”

DATE:
February 6th, 2014
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Based in Sydney, the 21-year-old electronic producer Tom Purcell, aka Wave Racer, has made a name for himself with his particular blend of pixelated future-funk. Having already caused a stir with his debut double-A single “Stoopid/Rock U Tonite” and his remixes for Flight Facilities’ “Stand Still” and Panama’s “Always”, Wave Racer brings some serious vibes with his euphoric, sun-soaked new single “Streamers” on the ever-excellent Future Classic. Give it a spin above, and ride the waves for about four minutes.

Wave Racer’s “Streamers” is out on February 7th. Pre-order your copy here.

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