Slow Hands: “Beautifully Miserable”

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January 12th, 2017
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, is getting ready to drop his second album “Bye”, the follow-up to his excellent debut LP “I’ll Find Me”, which was released in 2015 on Wolf + Lamb Records. To whet your appetite, Slow Hands is giving away for free download a new track every week until the new album comes out on February 3. Here’s the first installment, a beautifully crafted tune called “Beautifully Miserable”, and it’s yet another fine example of Slow Hand’s rich and organic sound. Grab it for free below.

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

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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.
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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”

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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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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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