Brazilian Compilation Series Vol.1

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January 14th, 2015
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Let’s take a funky disco ride from Los Angeles down to São Paulo. Our good friends over at Chit Chat Records label return to our station with the first installment of their new “Brazilian Compilation Series”, a series of reworkings and edits of Brazilian funk and disco tracks curated by Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor). The first volume includes four quality edits from Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, Daniel.T (of Cosmic Kids fame), Tony Adams, and Fatnotronic themselves.

The record’s highlight is “Onda”, a sublime acid-tinged edit from Poolside in collaboration with Fatnotronic, which was already featured in La.Ga.Sta.’s Summer Compilation Vol. 4 and hit the top spot in our list of Top 50 Downloads of 2014. The original 1977 single by Brazilian soul legend Cassiano, has long been an in-demand item for Disco DJs.

The “Brazilian Compilation Series Vol.1″ will drop on vinyl on January 26th via Chit Chat Records. You can pre-order your 12” here. Don’t snooze on this one!

Also, you can grab a free download of Fatnotronic’s “Gold And Timber” here via Thump.

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2014

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January 2nd, 2015
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Today, we’re psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2014. It’s a long list filled with great tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. It’s no surprise that LA’s “daytime disco” duo Poolside sublime acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s 1977 classic “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic is top of the list. An exclusive track taken from La.Ga.Sta.’s recent “Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.”, our most popular compilation so far with more than 30.000 downloads and still counting. Here’s your chance to revisit 2014′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Poolside & Fatnotronic: “Onda”
02. Movement: “Ivory”
03. AlunaGeorge: “Kaleidoscope Love” [Kaytranada Edition]
04. Moon Boots: “C.Y.S.”
05. Chris Malinchak: “If U Got It” [Chris Malinchak Remix]
06. Lana Del Rey: “West Coast” [Munk Remix]
07. Banks: “Brain” [Larse Remix]
08. Pional: “It’s All Over” [John Talabot's Stormbreak Refix]
09. Hercules & Love Affair: “Be With You”
10. Midlake: “The Old And The Young” [Moullinex Edit]

11. Holy Ghost!: “Bridge & Tunnel” [Midnight Magic Remix]
12. Seekae: “Test & Recognise” [Flume Re-work]
13. The Juan MacLean: “Get Down (With My Love)”
14. Touch Sensitive: “Slowments”
15. Bicep: “Satisfy” [John Talabot RainMix]
16. Giorgio Moroder: “Giorgio’s Theme”
17. Little Jinder & Melo: “Inga E Som Vi E” [HNNY Remix]
18. Mayer Hawthorne: “The Stars Are Ours” [Detroit Swindle's Big Dipper Remix]
19. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
20. Kaytranada: “Leave Me Alone” [feat. Shay Lia]

21. Glass Animals: “Pools” [Roosevelt Remix]
22. Cut Copy: “Meet Me In A House Of Love” [Nile Delta Remix]
23. Joakim: “On The Beach”
24. Bodhi: “I Need You”
25. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
26. Chordashian: “Keep On” [In Flagranti Extended Mix]
27. Slow Hands & Tanner Ross: “All The Same” [Slow Hands Folk Wash]
28. Leon Bridges: “Coming Home”
29. MØ: “Don’t Wanna Dance” [Zimmer Remix]
30. Miami Horror: “Colours In The Sky” [That's Nice Remix]

31. Man Power: “Velvet Arms”
32. Pomo: “Only You”
33. Syd Arthur: “Hometown Blues” [Psychemagik Remix]
34. Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”
35. Leisure Cruise: “Double Digit Love” [Plastic Plates Remix]
36. HAIM: “My Song 5″ [Movement Version]
37. Bryan Ferry: “Loop De Li” [Leo Zero Remix]
38. La Roux: “Uptight Downtown” [Midnight Magic Remix]
39. Clancy: “Take It Slow”
40. Cyril Hahn: “Getting There”

41. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
42. Chelsea Wolfe: “The Warden” [Maceo Plex Remix]
43. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene '11 Edit]
44. Body Language: “Good Things”
45. Midnight Magic: “Vicious Love” [Dimitri From Paris Loungin' At The Disco Instrumental]
46. Les Sins: “Talk About”
47. Ten City: “Where Do We Go?” [Jacques Renault All Night Edit]
48. Thrupence: “Silk”
49. Paume: “Transalpine”
50. Weval: “Gimme Some”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 October 2014

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November 4th, 2014
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[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]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 September 2014

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October 2nd, 2014
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Hey vroomers, it’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes by Poolside, Bag Raiders, Say Lou Lou, Jacques Greene, ODESZA, Kasper Bjørke, Mighty Mouse, Basenji, among others. As always, this is your monthly chart. Get your fill of the most popular mpFrees below, and stay gas!

Top 15 September 2014:
01. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
02. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
03. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene '11 Edit]
04. Bag Raiders: “Nairobi” [Drop Out Orchestra Remix]
05. Basenji: “Heirloom”
06. Jessie Ware: “Say You Love Me” [Gorgon City Remix]
07. Banks: “Beggin For Thread” [Bag Raiders Remix]
08. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
09. Mighty Mouse: “That Piano Track”
10. Thrupence: “Silk”
11. Cyclist & Maiko: “Shine” [Anoraak Remix]
12. Kasper Bjørke feat. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: “TNR” [Anton Klint Remix]
13. Locussolus: “I Want It” [Instrumental]
14. JBAG feat. Kamp!: “Through Blue” [Dub]
15. International Feel: “Be With Me Tonight”

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Little Dragon: “Cat Rider (Poolside Remix)”

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September 30th, 2014
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More “daytime disco” vibes from Poolside. The Los Angeles-based duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise bring some Balearic sunshine into our lives with their ultra-smooth take on Sweden’s Little Dragon “Cat Rider”, a track lifted from their recent fourth album “Nabuma Rubberband”. With its subtle guitar strums and chilled-out vibes, this remix is perfect for these waning days of autumn. You can now download it for absolutely free below. And in just case you missed it, make sure to check out Poolside’s solid acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic as part of La.Ga.Sta.’s new Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol 4

DATE:
September 15th, 2014
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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 [190 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 sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. 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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Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol 2
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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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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 July 2014

DATE:
August 1st, 2014
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Here we go again. It’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes by the likes of Poolside, John Talabot, Pional, The Presets, Flume, Psychemagik, Munk, Detroit Swindle, 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 July below. Stay gas!

Top 15 July 2014:
01. Lana Del Rey: “West Coast” [Munk Remix]
02. Reginald Garland: “Chillin’ Out” [Poolside Edit]
03. Pional: “It’s All Over” [John Talabot's Stormbreak Refix]
04. Mayer Hawthorne: “The Stars Are Ours” [Detroit Swindle's Big Dipper Remix]
05. Seekae: “Test & Recognise” [Flume Re-work]
06. The Presets: “No Fun” [Lancelot Remix]
07. Linden Jay: “Be Like You”
08. Syd Arthur: “Hometown Blues” [Psychemagik Remix]
09. Falcon Punch & Pixelated: “Flying High”
10. Olympic Ayres: “Control” [Pat Lok Remix]
11. Octave Minds: “In Silence”
12. James Supercave: “Old Robot” [Daniel.T. Remix]
13. Mmm: “Dark Motion” [Rocco Raimundo Remix]
14. Reid: “Singapore”
15. Closer: “Spirit”

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The Pool: “Jamaica Running (Poolside Edit)”

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July 16th, 2014
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We just can’t get enough of LA’s Poolside “daytime disco” edits, specially made for their recent summer-soaked “Stir It Up” mixtape that has been on repeat on our car stereo for the last few weeks. Now, we’ve got our hands on this tropical, percussion-heavy rework of “The Pool’s “Jamaica Running”, which you can download for absolutely free below.

In Poolside’s own words: “The Pool was a unique entity in the early-to-mid ’80s out of Austin, Texas. The synthesizer project by drummer Patrick Keel released two albums and a series of EPs despite the gradual decline of the ‘synth-pop’ genre. “Jamaica Running” is the B-side to his “Dance It Down” single and the song appears to be a bit of an unusual track for The Pool, more laid back and groove focused than the rest of his work, which is more upbeat and energetic. With our edit we added a bunch of percussion and space echo dubs to give it a more tropical flair for our “Stir It Up” mixtape”.

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Reginald Garland: “Chillin’ Out (Poolside Edit)”

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July 3rd, 2014
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Get your fill of sun-kissed summer vibes with this superb “daytime disco” rework of Reginald Garland’s “Chillin’ Out” by Los Angeles-based duo Poolside. You may already be familiar with this edit if you heard Poolside’s great “Stir It Up” mixtape we posted last month. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or sitting behind a desk, “Chillin’ Out” is an ideal tune to help soundtrack these hot summer days. Grab it for free, sit back and enjoy.

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