La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6

September 30th, 2016

[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

It’s always summer somewhere. We’re more than excited to bring you the sixth installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips. The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 features 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists and co-drivers, a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. As always, it’s yours for FREE.

Our new compilation comes also with something special from us. A glimpse of what’s to come from our new dance project LAGASTA Drivers with our “fully drivable” track “Roberto”.

La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 includes lots of exclusive tracks, including previously unreleased tunes, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.


01. Chesus – You’re So Special (Jacques Renault Edit)

NYC producer/DJ and Let’s Play House’s very own Jacques Renault, one of the most consistent edit contributors out there, goes all disco with his unreleased killer rework of Chesus’ much-played tune “Special”. We’re delighted to have it as an exclusive part of this year’s “Late Summer” compilation, courtesy of Sweden’s Local Talk.

02. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)

Melbourne house producer Andras Fox can do no wrong in anything he does. On his extended rework of “Super Koto” by fellow Aussie mysterious project Ponzu Island, Andras Fox transforms the original cut into a glorious sun-drenched beauty. Taken from Ponzu Island’s debut EP on Barcelona’s label Apersonal Music.

03. Gentle Hands – Stranger Changes

We’re super stoked to have this edit as an exclusive part of our compilation. Stellar Well’s Jake Goldsmith delivers a smooth-as-silk disco rework of “Stranger Changes” under his Gentle Hands alias. It was recently played by Dirty Dave on Beats In Space and now it’s yours for free. A sublime rework executed by the gentlest of hands.

04. Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Instrumental Remix)

London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf much-loved track “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is something rather special. Dive in.

05. No Regular Play – Lake Gilmore (Juan MacLean Remix)

DFA mainstay Juan MacLean adds his signature touch, subtly but strongly to Brooklyn’s duo No Regular Play latest single “Lake Gilmore”, delivering an elegant dancefloor heater. The original track is taken from the pair’s recent second “Can’t You See” LP, the follow-up to their 2012 debut LP “Endangered Species”, on Crew Love Records.

06. Medlar – Juno (feat. Ishmael)

London’s Medlar synth-laden house tune “Juno” is one of our favorite tunes we’ve heard in a while. Featuring Bristol producer Ishmael on sax, the track is lifted from his debut EP of the same name for Madrid-based label Riverette.

07. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Special Edit)

If there was an edit that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Luck Sum Don”. It’s a deliciously sleazy rework of Donna Summer’s classic “Lucky” from New York DJ and producer Jonny Sender, former bassist of Konk, which was released on In Flagranti’s Codek Records. Here, we have a short version of the edit, specially made for our new compilation.

08. Prins Thomas – C (I:Cube Remix)

French producer I:Cube works his magic again and created this stunning remix of “C” by Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas. This seven-minute rework has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. The track “C” appears on Prins Thomas’ ambient fourth solo album “Principe Del Norte”, released early this year on Smalltown Supersound.

09. Luxxury – What Do Ya Really Want? (Luxxury Dub)

Los Angeles-based producer and edit maestro Blake Robin, also known as Luxxury, keeps the disco vibes going with his delicious tune “What Do Ya Really Want?”, a “slow-motion dip into an existential disco swimming pool.” His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive dub version of the track, is perfect for either a weekend BBQ or a late-summer malaise.

10. LAGASTA Drivers – Roberto

Here comes “Roberto”, the “fully drivable” first track from our new project LAGASTA Drivers. We have been holding on to this track for almost two years now, and we’re very excited to finally share it with you. There’s more tracks from LAGASTA Drivers on the way.

11. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)

What a tune! Italian-born, Berlin-based producer Massimiliano Pagliara takes us for ride with his epic, synth-laden house remix of Jacques Renault’s “Redlight Rubber”, a track taken from his 2015 debut LP “Zentrum”. It doesn’t get any better than this! The nine-minute remix appears on the “Off Zentrum” EP on one of our favorite labels, Let’s Play House.

12. Wild & Free – River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)

This track is made exclusively for our compilation. Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, revisit their much-loved track “River Of Nile” and give us a new “Cloud” version full of dubby grooves. It has just the right amount of tropical percussions. Just perfect!

13. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin – One Last Bite (Nmls Remix)

We first heard this one back in November of last year, when Tim Sweeney played it in his Mixmag set. Now, we’re finally got our hands on this stellar, slow-burning remix of Guiddo’s track “One Last Bite” by Polish producer Nmls, as an exclusive part of our compilation Vol.6. Featuring the sultry vocals from Greek singer Georges Perin, “One Last Bite” is taken from Guiddo’s excellent “Gin ‘n’ Tears” EP, released back in 2014 on Beats In Space Records.

14. Yumi Zouma – Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)

Let’s take a ride with this exclusive remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores. Toronto’s duo edit is an effortless collage of splashy breaks, Balearic breezes and cooing vocal samples. Utterly addicting stuff. It serves as an ode to these final, exuberant days of summer. You can now download this remix for free, courtesy of our beloved Cascine.

15. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Love Train (feat. Greg Paulus & Crew Love)

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap have teamed up for this piano-driven house groover “Love Train”, featuring No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. This great tune is taken from the album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which includes tracks from all the Crew Love members. All aboard the Love Train!

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From New York to New Brunswick to the world, all aboard the Love Train! Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb’s Crew Love collective recently launched their own label, Crew Love Records. The label’s first release is an album called “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which featuring eleven tracks from all the Crew Love members, including Soul Clap, Wolf & Lamb, PillowTalk, Slow Hands & Tanner Ross, No Regular Play, Nick Monaco and more.

Today, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s new single, a piano-driven house groover called “Love Train” by San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap. It also features No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

The album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” will land on February 26 via !K7.
Pre-order it here.

PillowTalk: “Good Lovin'”
Soul Clap: “So Sedated” (feat. Dayonne Rollins)

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PillowTalk: “Good Lovin'”

January 5th, 2016

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk, comprised of Sammy D, Michael Tello and Ryan Williams, have something special to share with you, a jazzed out reimagining of “If This World Were Mine”. Taking just a vocal outro harmony sung by Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell, they have created a soulful jam complete with live instrumentation and key arrangement. These fellas just have a way of putting a new stamp on these timeless compositions.

Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind” [PillowTalk Re-Rub]


La.Ga.Sta. Top 20 Summer 2015

September 8th, 2015

It’s been a while since we shared our most popular mpFrees with all of you, but here we go again. This time round, we have compiled a list for the top 20 most downloaded tracks from the past three months on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tracks from Sébastien Tellier, Moon Boots, Para One, Daphni, aka Caribou’s Dan Snaith, Du Tonc, PillowTalk, Benoit & Sergio, Daniel.T., Darius, and Mickey, amongst others, this is your summer chart. Our beloved Australian duo Bag Raiders take the top spot with their stellar single “Vapour Trails”, a track that has soundtracked many of our sunlit road trips. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 20 below, and ride with us.

Top 20 Downloads of the Summer 2015:

01. Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”
02. Moon Boots: “Magic”
03. Para One & The South African Youth Choir: “Elevation”
04. Aaliyah: “Rock The Boat” [Du Tonc Rework]
05. Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind” [PillowTalk Re-Rub]
06. Sébastien Tellier: “Comment Revoir Oursinet?” [Cesare Remix]
07. Wild & Free: “Tropique” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Brooklyn Express: “69” [Mickey Re-Work]
09. Jerry Folk: “Futura”
10. Jungle: “Time” [Darius Remix]

11. Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]
12. Oxford: “Aria”
13. Daphni: “Usha”
14. Denie Corbett: “What You Won’t Do For Love” [Jesse Rudoy Edit]
15. Shura: “White Light” [Factory Floor Remix]
16. Urulu: “TapeDrums4eva”
17. Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone: “In Da Kar” [FSQ Miami Dub]
18. Wild & Free: “Low Pressure” [Falqo Remix]
19. Charles Murdoch: “SOH [Remix]
20. Gigamesh: “The Music”

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Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind (PillowTalk Re-Rub)”

July 2nd, 2015

San-Francisco’s PillowTalk, a trio of all thing deep, funky and soulful, delivers a fine re-rub of Leonard Cohen’s “Nevermind”, a song that soundtracks True Detective’s season 2 opening credits and first appeared on his 2014 album “Popular Problems”. You can grab a free download of this rework for a limited time below. In their own words: “We knew right away that we wanted to play around with this mix. It’s very haunting and soulful all at once. The baseline carries it through these realms rather smoothly. Leonard’s spoken word over his crooning back up vocalists harkens back to Lou Reed’s “Walk on The Wild Side.”

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Band Of Skulls: “Hoochie Coochie” [PillowTalk Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 October 2014

November 4th, 2014

[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

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]

Top 15 September 2014

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Band Of Skulls: “Hoochie Coochie (PillowTalk Remix)”

October 9th, 2014

San Francisco trio PillowTalk have something special to share with you, a superb new remix of Band Of Skulls’ “Hoochie Coochie”, taken from their recent “Himalayan” album. There’s trumpets, funky guitar licks, a groovy bassline, and it’s every bit as delightful as you’d expect from PillowTalk. You can download this remix, plus a dub version, for free at the band’s Facebook in exchange for a “Like”.

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Stream: PillowTalk & Thugfucker: “Homesick”

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Midnight Magic: “Night Flight”

August 20th, 2014

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.

mpFree: La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]

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PillowTalk & Thugfucker: “Homesick”

March 18th, 2014

San-Francisco trio PillowTalk of all thing deep, funky and soulful, have graced our pages over the past three years. After dropping a series of solid EPs on a number of labels, including Visionquest, Life And Death, and Wolf + Lamb, PillowTalk, comprised of Sammy D, Michael Tello and Ryan Williams, finally release their debut album called “Je Ne Sais Quoi” (that’s the amazing artwork above). Described as “a soundtrack to long nights, lazy days and the hazy space between sleeping and waking”, the 13-track record was unquestionably worth the wait.

“Je Ne Sais Quoi” is an eclectic album with large elements of soul, boogie, classic R&B, and house that takes the listener on a magic ride. It’s quite hard to pick a favorite track. Here, we have “Homesick”, one of the record’s standout tracks, which finds PillowTalk teaming up with New York house duo Thugfucker for a deep, emotive slow jam driven by Sammy D’s sultry vocals.

PillowTalk’s debut LP “Je Ne Sais Quoi”, which also included the singles “Lullaby” and “We All Have Rhythm” (already posted here) is out now via Wolf + Lamb.

You can stream the whole thing here.

Stream: PillowTalk: “Lullaby”

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PillowTalk: “Lullaby”

September 9th, 2013

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk, comprised of Sammy D, Michael Tello and Ryan Williams, make a welcome return to Wolf + Lamb Records with their new single “Lullaby”, which follows the trio’s solid EP “Far From Heaven”.

Inspired by work from acclaimed illustrator David Polonsky, “Lullaby” is something different, a track that has almost nothing to do with the PillowTalk’s previous Motown-flavored, R&B-influenced house tracks. It’s an eight-minute tune, delicate and haunting, that grows on you with every listen.

The single comes complete with two more original productions, “Can’t It Be Simple” and “We All Have Rhythm”, which finds the PillowTalk boys crafting something that’s deliciously funky. Give “We All Have Rhythm” a spin below and sing-a-long with us.

PillowTalk’s “Lullaby” is out now on Wolf + Lamb Records. Pick up your 12” here.