Sinkane: “Telephone (Roosevelt Remix)”

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February 22nd, 2017
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Fresh off the release of his uplifting album “Life & Livin’ It”, Brooklyn-based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has shared a delicious new remix of his latest single “Telephone” by Cologne-based singer/producer Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt delivers a healthy slice of feel-good vibes with his disco dub version of “Telephone” that clocks in at nearly nine minutes. Blast it above, and watch the video for the track, directed by Bráulio Amado and Bruno Ferreira.

Sinkane’s new album “Life & Livin’ It”, a follow-up to 2015’s LP “Mean Love”, is out now on City Slang. You can pick up the remix here.

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Roosevelt: “Teardrops”
Sinkane x Peaking Lights: “Mean Dub” EP

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Sinkane x Peaking Lights: “Mean Dub” EP

DATE:
August 10th, 2015
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Get ready for a heavy dose of spaced-out dub reworks. Brooklyn-based Sudanese musician Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has teamed up with L.A.-via-Wisconsin husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights for a new EP called “Mean Dub”. The release finds Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes delivering four dub versions of Sinkane’s standout tracks from last year’s much-loved soulful, groovy second album “Mean Love”. You can stream the whole thing above. Great stuff!

“Dub is the epitome of music to me. It’s the concept of re-defining, re-appropriating, and re-interpreting an idea. Putting a different spin on something that already exists. It’s collaboration and renovation. I’ve always wanted someone to make dubs of Sinkane songs and these Peaking Lights joints have come out really beautifully and have shed an amazing new light and energy on our music,” says Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab.

The “Mean Dub” EP will drop on August 21 via DFA/City Slang. Pre-order it here

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Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]

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Sinkane: “Young Trouble” Video

DATE:
March 27th, 2015
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Check out the new video for Sinkane’s latest single “Young Trouble”, one of the standout tracks from his much-loved soulful, groovy second album “Mean Love”, which was released last year via City Slang/DFA. Get it here.

Directed by Philip Di Fiore.

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Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 December 2014

DATE:
January 10th, 2015
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tunes by the likes of Joakim, Moon Boots, Midland, Idjut Boys, The Swiss, Plastic Plates, Dauwd, amongst others, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of December below.

Top 15 December 2014:
01. Kindness feat. Robyn: “Who Do You Love” [Joakim Remix]
02. Fatima: “R.I.P.” [Moon Boots Bootsleg]
03. Boards Of Canada: “Olson” [Midland Re-Edit]
04. Bryan Ferry: “Avonmore” [Idjut Boys Remix]
05. The Swiss: “Movement IV”
06. Plastic Plates: “Feel The Fire”
07. Dauwd: “Kolido”
08. Museum Of Love: “Who’s Who Of Who Cares” [Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Remix]
09. Jax Jones: “Luv Like This”
10. Dan Bodan: “Romeo” [CFCF Bonus Groove Remix]
11. Tahiti 80: “Coldest Summer” [The Reflex Revision]
12. Lone: “Life Time Loop”
13. Qtier: “Anything Other” [Kiwi Remix]
14. Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]
15. Mculo: “Motor City Day Dreams”

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Top 15 November 2014

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Sinkane: “New Name (Busy P Remix)”

DATE:
December 20th, 2014
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Here we go! DFA Records has a special gift for you, an absolutely free, four-track “Holiday Remix EP” just in time for your holiday season rides. The EP features a superb dancefloor-friendly new remix of Sinkane’s “New Name”, taken from his much-loved soulful, groovy second album “Mean Love”, from Ed Banger boss Pedro Winter, aka Busy P. It also includes three great remixes by the likes of CFCF, Magic Touch, and Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver, all of which were featured here at La.Ga.Sta. You can grab the whole thing here.

Download Busy P’s remix of “New Name” here.

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mpFree: The Juan MacLean: “A Simple Design” [Magic Touch Remix]
mpFree: Dan Bodan: “Romeo” [CFCF Bonus Groove Remix]
mpFree: Museum Of Love: “Who’s Who Of Who Cares” [Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4

DATE:
September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

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 for the price of an email.

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 graced 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. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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Sinkane: “How We Be” Video

DATE:
September 10th, 2014
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Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, better known as Sinkane, has shared this beautifully shot video for his soulful, groovy single “How We Be” and it fits the track perfectly. The Nick Bentgen-directed video features Beacon’s Finest Step Team and many other dancers. “How We Be” is taken from Sinkane’s superb new album “Mean Love”, out now via City Slang/DFA. Buy it here.

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Sinkane: “How We Be (Lexx Remix)”

DATE:
August 6th, 2014
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Before his new solo album “Mean Love” drops next month via City Slang/DFA, Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has shared this superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. With his groove-filled remix, Lexx brings some serious dubby goodness. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride.

Sinkane’s new album “Mean Love”, the follow-up to 2012′s LP “Mars”, will arrive on September 2 via City Slang/DFA. Pre-order your copy here.

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Stream: Sinkane: “Hold Tight”

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Sinkane: “Hold Tight”

DATE:
June 10th, 2014
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Sudanese-born, New York-based funky musician Ahmed Gallab, the former touring drummer for Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal, returns to DFA with his new album “Mean Love” under his Sinkane moniker. Here’s the first single from his forthcoming full-length, the slow-grooving jam “Hold Tight”, his most soulful track to date. This track has some serious Sade vibes. Give it a spin or two above, and drive slow.

Sinkane’s new album “Mean Love”, the follow-up to 2012’s superb LP “Mars”, will arrive on September 2 via City Slang/DFA.

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Hatchets: “Everytime (Sinkane Remix)”

DATE:
October 25th, 2013
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More goodness from our good friends over at Gop Tun. After the release of Schoolbell’s solid “Spin Me” EP, the second offering on the Brazilian label/collective comes from São Paulo-based dance-rock band Hatchets and it’s a winner.

Our favorite pick from the band’s upcoming four-track “Plain & Simple (Everytime)” EP is a wicked remix of the title track from Sudanese-born, New York-based Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, who already wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Mars” for DFA. We first heard this remix on Tim Sweeney’s “Beats In Space” radio show a few months ago, and now we’re happy to share it with you. Give it a spin above.

The “Plain & Simple (Everytime)” EP is coming soon on vinyl via Gop Tun.
You can preview the whole thing here.

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