High Highs: “Catch The Wind (North East Kingdom Remix)”

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May 8th, 2016
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, has formed North East Kingdom, a new project with longtime collaborator and friend Dave Robertson, aka Cameo Culture. They decided to call it North East Kingdom as an homage to Vermont, their native and adopted home. The pair’s first offering is this wonderful rework of Brooklyn’s duo High Highs “Catch The Wind”, a track taken from their recent sophomore album “Cascades”. This finely crafted version with acoustic guitars and folky banjo melodies is perfect for a Sunday ride.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me”
Cameo Culture: “Told You So”

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Slow Hands: “Neverwood (It’s Okay)”

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March 6th, 2016
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, takes us for a Sunday ride with his new track “Neverwood (It’s Okay)”, another fine example of his unmistakable signature style. The track “Neverwood (It’s Okay)” appears on the “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” album, the first release of Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb’s Crew Love collective recently launched label, Crew Love Records.

The album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” is out now digitally via !K7.
Buy it here.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” [Extended Mix]

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Chopstick & Johnjon: “Catamount” (feat. Slow Hands)

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November 26th, 2015
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Berlin’s Suol Records head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon, aka Chi-Thien Nguyen and John Muder, make a welcome return with a new EP called “Closer”. The record of four fresh tracks marks the pair’s first release of original material since last year’s debut album “Twelve”. Our favorite cut from the release is the eight-minute “Catamount”, a finely crafted house tune that finds Chopstick & Johnjon teaming up with New York-based producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands. And it’s worth every minute. Enjoy the ride.

The “Closer” EP, which also features guest appearances from Larissa Kapp and Chris James, drops on November 27 on Suol. Pre-order it here.

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Chopstick & Johnjon: “Pining Moon”

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Sunday #249

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November 8th, 2015
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Slow Hands: “Coney Island Stroll”

Having just released his excellent debut album “I’ll Find Me”, New York-based producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, takes us for a Sunday ride with his new track “Coney Island Stroll”, one of the record’s standout cuts. “This album has been an insightful journey. What was built to act as an easel, holding a canvas painted with the colors of a very specific creative moment in my life, in itself became the inspiration for so many more canvas,” he says. The “I’ll Find Me” LP is out now on Wolf + Lamb Records. Get it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Slow Hands: “Phonograph Love” Video

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October 20th, 2015
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, has shared this surreal video for his superb track “Phonograph Love”, a slinky groover from his upcoming debut album “I’ll Find Me”. Watch the video above, and make sure to check out a tasty remix of the album’s title track by Boston’s duo Soul Clap below. The “I’ll Find Me” LP will drop on November 6th via Wolf + Lamb Records. Pre-order it here.

Directed by Kieran Behan of Crystalmafia.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” [Extended Mix]

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” (Extended Mix)

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October 7th, 2015
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, is just a month away from dropping his much-anticipated debut album “I’ll Find Me” via Wolf + Lamb Records. We’ve already heard “Phonograph Love”, a perfectly crafted tune of slinky grooves and whispery vocals, and now we’re treated to an extended mix of the record’s title track. In true Show Hands fashion, this gorgeous nine-minute version of “I’ll Find Me” is a club-friendly affair filled with rich piano chords, acoustic guitar melodies and amazing trumpets supplied by No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus. Blast it above.

The extended mix will appear on Slow Hands’ upcoming “I’ll Find Me” Remixes EP, which will drop on November 6th via Wolf + Lamb Records. The release also features remixes by Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb, along with an entirely live bluegrass version of the tune recorded with the help of Vermont’s band Gold Town and his longtime collaborators Dave “Cameo Culture” Robertson, Nico “One of Them” Dalagelis. Below, you can watch a video for this version, which was shot by Duncan Lake at the Sugar Shack in Tinmouth, Vermont.

“For me, this forthcoming album is a documentation of the rediscovery of my root musical inspirations. Nothing is more inspiring to me than the places that I am from, and the people that surround me in NYC and Vermont,” says Ryan Cavanagh.

Slow Hands’ debut “I’ll Find Me” LP arrives on November 6th. Pre-order the EP here.

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Slow Hands: “The Fiasco”

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Slow Hands: “Phonograph Love”

DATE:
September 11th, 2015
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It’s been a long time coming, but New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, will finally drop his long-awaited debut “I’ll Find Me” LP on November 6th via Wolf + Lamb Records. The new album, a guitar-driven, storytelling record, finds Slow Hands re-exploring his classical roots. As we read, it’s a “return to the musical womb.” Our first taste from the forthcoming LP comes in the form of “Phonograph Love”, a perfectly crafted tune of slinky grooves, funky guitar licks, and whispery vocals. This one marks his first new material since last year’s excellent “Everything (We Are)” EP. We’d expect nothing less from the organic specialist.

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Slow Hands: “The Fiasco”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 April 2015

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May 7th, 2015
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It’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring new tracks and remixes by the likes of Duke Dumont, Dimitri From Paris, Chromatics, HNNY, Goldroom, Pomo, Klaves, and many more. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of April’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart.

Top 15 April 2015:
01. Tuxedo: “So Good” [Dimitri From Paris Remix]
02. Falqo: “Sleepy Crusader”
03. Pomo: “Feel The Same Way”
04. Chromatics: “In Films”
05. Dirtytwo: “Moody” [HNNY Edit]
06. Goldroom: “Mykonos” [Fleet Foxes Cover]
07. Klaves: “Come On”
08. Duke Dumont: “Need U (100%)” [James Laurence Bootleg]
09. Justin Jay: “Mind Games”
10. Cheerleader: “Sunshine Of Your Youth” [Plastic Plates Remix]
11. Wunder Wunder: “Wonderful Way”
12. The Swiss: “Elouisa” [Cesare Remix]
13. Bill & Ted: “Nasty”
14. Four Tet: “Angel Echoes” [Lancelot Re-Edit]
15. Man Power: “Renamed”

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Top 15 March 2015

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Bill & Ted: “Nasty”

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April 23rd, 2015
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It’s Thursday and we’re ready to throw it back. The next installment of New York’s label Let’s Play House ongoing series called LPH Direct Tracks” of quality edits takes us back nearly four years. Back then Jacques Renault and Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, bunked in Berlin, called themselves Bill & Ted, watched ’80s midnight movies, and cranked out this little gem, an edit of Vanity 6’s “Nasty Girl”. Now that’s a treat!

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Elvin Tibideaux: “Just Give Me Joy”

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

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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 [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 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. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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