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 September 30th via Soul Clap Records.
mpFree: La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
TAGS: Midnight Magic, No Regular Play, PillowTalk, Soul Clap Records
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.
TAGS: PillowTalk, Thugfucker, Wolf + Lamb
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.
December 28th, 2012
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
Once more during this year we have been sharing with you tons of free music, and today we’re really excited to reveal La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 40 most downloaded tracks of 2012. This is a chart compiled by our readers, who by the way have great taste. We couldn’t agree more. Breakbot’s “Programme” is top of the list, followed closely by Perseus’ “Seychelles” and Chromatics’ “Kill For Love”. Of course there is more to this list. Who can drive passed beloved artists such as Todd Terje, John Talabot, Poolside, The Magician, Classixx, Moon Boots, among others, or tracks like Slow Hands’ cover of Bon Iver’s “Towers” and Pional’s remix of The Rapture’s “In The Grace Of Your Love”.
It’s been an amazing year vroomers, and this is the list that proves it. Here’s your chance to revisit 2012′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up (once again) and stay gas all the way to 2013. Enjoy!
01. Breakbot: “Programme”
02. Perseus: “Seychelles”
03. Chromatics: “Kill For Love”
04. Lindstrøm: “Rà-àkõ-st” [Todd Terje Extended Edit]
05. Poolside: “Slow Down”
06. Moon Boots: “Sugar”
07. Lana Del Rey: “Blue Jeans” [Moonlight Matters Remix]
08. Sébastien Tellier: “Cochon Ville” [The Magician Remix]
09. John Talabot & Pional: “Braves”
10. Gossip: “Move In The Right Direction” [Classixx Remix]
11. Jessie Ware: “Night Light” [Perseus Remix]
12. Bloc Party: “Octopus” [RAC Remix]
13. Goldroom: “Fifteen” [feat. Chela]
14. Little Boots: “Every Night I Say A Prayer” [Tensnake Remix]
15. Erika Spring: “Happy At Your Gate” [Aeroplane Remix]
16. Van She: “Jamaica” [Plastic Plates Remix]
17. Bon Iver: “Towers” [Slow Hands Cover]
18. Santigold: “The Keepers” [Duke Dumont Remix]
19. Jonas Rathsman: “Since I Don’t Have You”
20. Giselle: “Silk” [Cosmic Kids Remix]
21. Cat Power: “Cherokee” [Nicolas Jaar Remix]
22. Miike Snow: “The Wave” [Flight Facilities Mix]
23. Ladyhawke: “Sunday Drive” [Gigamesh Remix]
24. Aeroplane: “Caramellas” [Joakim Dub]
25. RAC: “Hollywood” [feat. Penguin Prison]
26. The Rapture: “In The Grace Of Your Love’ [Pional Remix]
27. Gypsy & The Cat: “Bloom”
28. Jupiter: “One O Six” [A.N.D.Y. Remix]
29. PillowTalk: “Sunny”
30. Tame Impala: “Apocalypse Dreams”
31. Todd Terje: “Swing Star Pt. 1″
32. Van She: “Idea Of Happiness” [SebastiAn Remix]
33. Isaac Tichauer: “Doing What I Got”
34. Bondax: “Baby I Got That” [Justin Martin’s Endless Summer Remix]
35. Julio Bashmore: “Troglodytes”
36. Tycho: “A Walk” [Kolombo Remix]
37. Simian Mobile Disco: “Seraphim”
38. Twin Shadow: “Five Seconds”
39. Midnight Magic: “Same Way I Feel”
40. Purity Ring: “Obedear”
TAGS: A.N.D.Y., Aeroplane, Bloc Party, Bon Iver, Bondax, Breakbot, Cat Power, Chela, Chromatics, Classixx, Cosmic Kids, Duke Dumont, Erika Spring, Flight Facilitie, Gigamesh, Giselle, Goldroom, Gossip, Gypsy & The Cat, Isaac Tichauer, Jessie Ware, Joakim, John Talabot, Jonas Rathsman, Julio Bashmore, Jupiter, Justin Martin, Kolombo, Ladyhawke, Lana Del Rey, Lindstrøm, Little Boots, Midnight Magic, Miike Snow, Moon Boots, Moonlight Matters, Mp3, Nicolas Jaar, Penguin Prison, Perseus, PillowTalk, Pional, Plastic Plates, Poolside, Purity Ring, RAC, Remix, Santigold, SebastiAn, Sebastien Tellier, Simian Mobile Disco, Slow Hands, Tame Impala, Tensnake, The Magician, Todd Terje, Twin Shadow, Tycho, Van She
November 21st, 2012
DJ Tennis: “The Outcast” [PillowTalk's Live Acoustic Cover]
It’s been a great year for our favorite San Francisco trio PillowTalk. Now, the group has shared this superb live acoustic cover of Berlin-based producer DJ Tennis’ “The Outcast”, which was released in September via Kompakt, along with remixes by Morgan Geist and Life And Death. This cover is rumored to be released on their forthcoming debut album. In case you misssed it, check out the original version here.
TAGS: Cover, DJ Tennis, Live, PillowTalk
October 29th, 2012
San Francisco-based producer, DJ, and singer Navid Izadi, who may be best known for his recent collaborations with Deniz Kurtel, Soul Clap and PillowTalk, just dropped his six-track debut EP, entitled “Ain’t Got The Time” for Gadi Mizrahi’s Double Standard Records. And it’s a great one! Here’s our favorite cut from that EP, “Too Long”, featuring PillowTalk, a slinky groover with seductive deep house vibes. Brilliant. You can stream the whole thing here. Don’t snooze on this one!
Navid Izadi’s “Ain’t Got the Time” EP is out now digitally via Double Standard Records.
Get it here.
TAGS: Gadi Mizrahi, Navid Izadi, PillowTalk, Soul Clap
October 18th, 2012
Brooklyn-based DJ/production duo Wolf + Lamb, Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi, is ready to drop their second album, entitled “Versus”, which comes two years after their first full-length, “Love Someone”. It features contributions from many of the labels’ usual suspects: San Francisco’s PillowTalk, Voices of Black, Greg Paulus of No Regular Play, Casey Gibbs, Night Plane and Soul Clap. Ahead of its release on October 22 via the duo’s own label, the album is now streaming in full on SoundCloud, and the first 5,000 people can also download it for free. Hurry up! [via]
TAGS: Casey Gibbs, Greg Paulus, Night Plane, PillowTalk, Regular Play, Soul Clap, Voices of Black, Wolf + Lamb
August 1st, 2012
TAGS: Bloc Party, Chris Malinchak, Crystal Castles, David Douglas, Flight Facilities, Ghostape, Lane 8, Miike Snow, Montevideo, Moon Boots, Mp3, New Navy, Pharao Black Magic, PillowTalk, Poolside, RAC, Remix, Rogue Vogue, Tame Impala, Télépopmusik, The Bilinda Butchers, Zimmer
July 26th, 2012
Back in April, we featured the stunning tune “Monocraft (Your Love Is Alright)”, and now Berlin-based producer and Life And Death co-owner DJ Tennis, aka Manfredi Romano, returns with a brilliant moody track, called “The Outcast”, which features San Francisco’s PillowTalk. The release also includes a remix of the track by the one and only Morgan Geist. Can’t wait to hear it!
DJ Tennis’ “The Outcast” comes out on September 3rd via Kompakt.
TAGS: DJ Tennis, Morgan Geist, PillowTalk
July 15th, 2012
OFF THE ROAD #24 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud
OFF we go again. Here is our last radio show for the summer. You can now listen/download it below. Many thanks to all of you for your support and kind words. Enjoy the ride!
01. Pyramid – The Frontier
02. Tanner Ross – Straight To The Moon
03. The 2 Bears – Warm & Easy (Leo Zero Remix)
04. Mark E feat. Robert Owens – We Could Love
05. Karmon – Wowshit
06. Shelby Grey – Wild Youth (Goldroom Remix)
07. Yuksek – The Edge (Aeroplane Remix)
08. Bodyspasm – Twenty Radios (A.N.D.Y. Remix)
09. Montevideo – Horses (Zimmer Remix)
10. PillowTalk – Sunny
11. Poolside – Next To You
Download “OFF The Road #24″ here (81 mb)
TAGS: A.N.D.Y., Aeroplane, Bodyspasm, Goldroom, Karmon, Leo Zero, Mark E, Mix, Montevideo, Mp3, PillowTalk, Poolside, Pyramid, Radio Show, Robert Owens, Shelby Grey, Tanner Ross, The 2 Bears, Yuksek, Zimmer