Soul Clap Edits From The Vaults (2010​-​2020)

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April 9th, 2020
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Boston duo Soul Clap will drop a new compilation of their top notch edits that started it all. Entitled “Edits From The Vaults”, the 15-track compilation gathers previously released vinyl-only edits over the course of 2010-2020 on W+L Black & Gator Boots. The collection also features two of the pair’s finest edits of Womack & Womack’s “Conscious” and Stevie Wonder’s “Love Light” and it will be available via Soul Clap’s Bandcamp page.

Here, we have for you Soul Clap’s sublime edit of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. This one is for all the hopeless romantics out there. As they say: “Respect to DJ Kon for suggesting this edit after hearing Soul Clap’s edit of ‘Bakerman’. If this song doesn’t get the juices flowing then take your dead ass home.”

Pre-order the “Soul Clap Edits From The Vaults” here and get five tracks in advance.

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UK disco don Ray Mang strikes gold with his classy versions of Boston’s duo Soul Clap piano-driven house anthem “Shine (This Is It)”, featuring legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx, an original member of the trio Labelle. The original track appears on Soul Clap’s second self-titled album, which was released in 2016 on Crew Love. Taking the magical vocals, horns and keyboard solo from the original, Ray Mang gives it a latin house twist adding an elevating Rhodes motif, bass and battery. Presented here in three versions on 180gram vinyl.

“Shine (This Is It)” (The Ray Mang Versions) is out now on Mangled Records.
Pick up your 12” here

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7

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August 28th, 2017
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Here we go again! We’re psyched to bring you the seventh installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series. As always, the new “Late Summer” compilation is filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips.

The new collection features lots of exclusive tracks, including DJ Tennis’ killer remix of The Juan MacLean’s new single “The Brighter The Light” on DFA Records, Yuksek’s previously unreleased edit of “Can’t Stop”, Rabo & Snob’s great new track “Zeshto”, Daniel T.’s blissful edit of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, Private Agenda’s brilliant new track “Texture”, and a Brazilian disco-flavored rework of “Bicho Ruim” by Fatnotronic and Joutro Mundo. It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, including Holy Ghost! x Cooper Saver, Banks x Poolside’s Turbotito, Soul Clap x Eli Escobar, STATUE x Moscoman, Tenskane’s new side project Gemini Rising, Formation x Mall Grab, and – last but certainly not least – Tiger & Woods. It’s yours for FREE.

The 14-track compilation is a fine selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. The Salsoul Orchesta – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Dimitri From Paris Reprise Re-Touch)

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 7 than with a top-notch edit from our beloved French disco-house veteran Dimitri From Paris. Originally released in 2015 as a Japan-only 7inch exclusive on the iconic label Salsoul Records, his edit of The Salsoul Orchesta’s classic “Ooh I Love It (Love Break)” is now available for digital free download for first time ever. A must have!

02. Yuksek – Can’t Stop (Edit)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek, purveyor of all things post-disco, house and pop, takes us straight to the dancefloor with his previously unreleased killer rework of Sylvester’s classic “Can’t Stop Dancing”. Yuksek’s rework “Can’t Stop” in his own trademark style is absolute fire. It’s now yours for absolutely free, exclusively on our compilation.

03. The Juan MacLean – The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)

DFA stalwart The Juan MacLean has a new single on the way, called “The Brighter The Light”, and it’s a great one. Before it drops, we are honored to have as an exclusive free download our favorite remix of the track by Italian producer and Life And Death founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis. In his capable hands, the original track is transformed into an eight-minute epic ride. Pure class. You can download this remix for free, courtesy of DFA.

04. Banks – Trainwreck (Turbotito Dub Reggae Remix)

Known for his work as one half of daytime disco duo Poolside, LA-based producer Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito, keeps the summer vibes going on with his sun-drenched dub “Reggae” remix of “Trainwreck” by California singer Banks, a track taken from her recent second album “The Altar”. This superb dub version is pure summer vibes. What’s not to love?

05. Rabo & Snob – Zeshto

We’ve been following Tel Aviv-based veteran discoteers Rabo & Snob for a good while now, and it’s safe to say that the prolific duo of Ronen Sabo and Eyal Rob have never cease to amaze us. Specially made for our new compilation, the duo’s gorgeous new track “Zeshto” is yet another quality example of Rabo & Snob doing what they do best. This one will get some serious rotations on our car stereo. What a ride!

06. Soul Clap feat. Ebony Houston – Numb (Eli Escobar Dub)

New York house veteran Eli Escobar works his magic once again on “Numb”, the Ebony Houston-featuring funky tune from Boston’s finest Soul Clap. His dub version of “Numb”, one of the standout tracks from the duo’s recent second self-titled album, is pure dancefloor brilliance. That’s the way we like it.

07. Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (Cooper Saver Remix)

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver, known for throwing the Far Away parties, mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab, delivers a groovy and funky disco-influenced remix of “Crime Cutz” by Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. The original seven-minute funky disco tune is lifted from the duo’s superb EP of the same name, released last year via DFA. The remix, which was previously used as a promo-only remix online, is finally available for you to keep.

08. STATUE – Monument (Moscoman Remix)

Tel Aviv’s enfant terrible Moscoman turns his hand to “Monument”, a great tune from Melbourne’s live percussion-based dance project STATUE, the brainchild of drummer Tom Gould. The result is a percussive dancefloor odyssey. Taken from Statue’s recent four-track EP on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records.

09. Formation – Pleasure (Mall Grab Remix)

Here’s something special from Mall Grab. The Australian producer Jordon Alexander adds an extra dose of lush vibes in his sublime take on “Pleasure” by rising London quintet Formation. You can grab a copy of his remix of “Pleasure”, courtesy of Meno Records/Warner Bros.

10. Gemini Rising – Sunrise Boulevard

Let’s take a ride with “Sunrise Boulevard”, a brilliant track from Gemini Rising, a new side-project of German producer Tensnake with frequent vocal collaborator Fiora and producer Lester Mendez. Taken from their recent self-titled debut EP, a four-tracker of ’80s synth pop goodness. Just perfect for driving down the Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down.

11. Private Agenda – Texture

Our beloved Berlin disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track, entitled “Texture”, and it’s nothing short of pure brilliance. This delicious disco-infused pop tune is Private Agenda at their best! You can download this track, exclusively on our compilation.

12. Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Bicho Ruim (Rework)

Tropical disco grooves from Brazil with love. Fatnotronic and Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, two of Brazil’s major disco forces, have teamed up once again to deliver a previously unreleased rework of “Bicho Ruim”, a Brazilian disco-flavored tune that’s guaranteed to light up the dancefloor. Another great exclusive track on our new compilation.

13. Kraak & Smaak feat. Ivar – Way Back Home (Tiger & Woods Remix)

A classy remix from Tiger & Woods. The Italian disco maestros have worked their magic on Kraak & Smaak’s track “Way Back Home”, featuring yearning soul vocals from the trio’s live band singer Ivar. The remix is lifted from Kraak & Smaak’s “Way Back Home” EP on Brooklyn’s label Razor-N-Tape.

14. Marine Girls – A Different Light (Daniel T. Edit)

Los Angeles-based producer/Dj and all round cool guy Daniel T. strikes gold with his hazy, blissful rework of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, specially made for our compilation. On his perfectly crafted rework, Daniel T. creates a nostalgic mood for all those special moments of a summer gone by.

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Boston’s Soul Clap have shared a new video for their latest single “Synthesizer Girlfriend”, featuring vocalist Ntem and Detroit talk box wizard HazMat. The track is taken from the pair’s second self-titled LP, released late last year on Crew Love Records. Get it here.

Directed by Gabriel Munitz-Alessio.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6

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September 30th, 2016
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It’s always summer somewhere. We’re more than excited to bring you the sixth installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips. The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 features 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists and co-drivers, a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. As always, it’s yours for FREE.

Our new compilation comes also with something special from us. A glimpse of what’s to come from our new dance project LAGASTA Drivers with our “fully drivable” track “Roberto”.

La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 includes lots of exclusive tracks, including previously unreleased tunes, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. Chesus – You’re So Special (Jacques Renault Edit)

NYC producer/DJ and Let’s Play House’s very own Jacques Renault, one of the most consistent edit contributors out there, goes all disco with his unreleased killer rework of Chesus’ much-played tune “Special”. We’re delighted to have it as an exclusive part of this year’s “Late Summer” compilation, courtesy of Sweden’s Local Talk.

02. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)

Melbourne house producer Andras Fox can do no wrong in anything he does. On his extended rework of “Super Koto” by fellow Aussie mysterious project Ponzu Island, Andras Fox transforms the original cut into a glorious sun-drenched beauty. Taken from Ponzu Island’s debut EP on Barcelona’s label Apersonal Music.

03. Gentle Hands – Stranger Changes

We’re super stoked to have this edit as an exclusive part of our compilation. Stellar Well’s Jake Goldsmith delivers a smooth-as-silk disco rework of “Stranger Changes” under his Gentle Hands alias. It was recently played by Dirty Dave on Beats In Space and now it’s yours for free. A sublime rework executed by the gentlest of hands.

04. Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Instrumental Remix)

London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf much-loved track “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is something rather special. Dive in.

05. No Regular Play – Lake Gilmore (Juan MacLean Remix)

DFA mainstay Juan MacLean adds his signature touch, subtly but strongly to Brooklyn’s duo No Regular Play latest single “Lake Gilmore”, delivering an elegant dancefloor heater. The original track is taken from the pair’s recent second “Can’t You See” LP, the follow-up to their 2012 debut LP “Endangered Species”, on Crew Love Records.

06. Medlar – Juno (feat. Ishmael)

London’s Medlar synth-laden house tune “Juno” is one of our favorite tunes we’ve heard in a while. Featuring Bristol producer Ishmael on sax, the track is lifted from his debut EP of the same name for Madrid-based label Riverette.

07. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Special Edit)

If there was an edit that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Luck Sum Don”. It’s a deliciously sleazy rework of Donna Summer’s classic “Lucky” from New York DJ and producer Jonny Sender, former bassist of Konk, which was released on In Flagranti’s Codek Records. Here, we have a short version of the edit, specially made for our new compilation.

08. Prins Thomas – C (I:Cube Remix)

French producer I:Cube works his magic again and created this stunning remix of “C” by Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas. This seven-minute rework has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. The track “C” appears on Prins Thomas’ ambient fourth solo album “Principe Del Norte”, released early this year on Smalltown Supersound.

09. Luxxury – What Do Ya Really Want? (Luxxury Dub)

Los Angeles-based producer and edit maestro Blake Robin, also known as Luxxury, keeps the disco vibes going with his delicious tune “What Do Ya Really Want?”, a “slow-motion dip into an existential disco swimming pool.” His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive dub version of the track, is perfect for either a weekend BBQ or a late-summer malaise.

10. LAGASTA Drivers – Roberto

Here comes “Roberto”, the “fully drivable” first track from our new project LAGASTA Drivers. We have been holding on to this track for almost two years now, and we’re very excited to finally share it with you. There’s more tracks from LAGASTA Drivers on the way.

11. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)

What a tune! Italian-born, Berlin-based producer Massimiliano Pagliara takes us for ride with his epic, synth-laden house remix of Jacques Renault’s “Redlight Rubber”, a track taken from his 2015 debut LP “Zentrum”. It doesn’t get any better than this! The nine-minute remix appears on the “Off Zentrum” EP on one of our favorite labels, Let’s Play House.

12. Wild & Free – River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)

This track is made exclusively for our compilation. Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, revisit their much-loved track “River Of Nile” and give us a new “Cloud” version full of dubby grooves. It has just the right amount of tropical percussions. Just perfect!

13. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin – One Last Bite (Nmls Remix)

We first heard this one back in November of last year, when Tim Sweeney played it in his Mixmag set. Now, we’re finally got our hands on this stellar, slow-burning remix of Guiddo’s track “One Last Bite” by Polish producer Nmls, as an exclusive part of our compilation Vol.6. Featuring the sultry vocals from Greek singer Georges Perin, “One Last Bite” is taken from Guiddo’s excellent “Gin ‘n’ Tears” EP, released back in 2014 on Beats In Space Records.

14. Yumi Zouma – Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)

Let’s take a ride with this exclusive remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores. Toronto’s duo edit is an effortless collage of splashy breaks, Balearic breezes and cooing vocal samples. Utterly addicting stuff. It serves as an ode to these final, exuberant days of summer. You can now download this remix for free, courtesy of our beloved Cascine.

15. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Love Train (feat. Greg Paulus & Crew Love)

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap have teamed up for this piano-driven house groover “Love Train”, featuring No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. This great tune is taken from the album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which includes tracks from all the Crew Love members. All aboard the Love Train!

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Soul Clap: “Numb” (feat. Ebony Houston)

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September 17th, 2016
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Next month, Boston’s Soul Clap will drop their long-awaited second self-titled album, which follows much-loved 2012’s “EFUNK”. The 11-track new record includes a number of wide-ranging collaborators. We’ve already heard the piano-driven house tune “Shine (This Is It)”, featuring Nona Hendryx, and now they’re sharing another new one called “Numb”. Originally written at George Clinton’s What? Studios in Tallahassee, Florida, “Numb” rides the line between underground pop and modern R&B. The funky tune finds the duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine teaming up with young vocalist and Tallahassee native Ebony Houston. Give it a spin above.

The “Soul Clap” album drops on October 14th on !K7 Records/Crew Love.
Pre-order it here.

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Soul Clap: “Shine (This Is It)” (feat. Nona Hendryx)

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August 31st, 2016
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Boston duo Soul Clap are back with their second self-titled album that has been four years in the making. Our first taste from the upcoming record comes in the form of “Shine (This Is It)”, a piano-driven house anthem featuring legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx, a founding member of the group Labelle. Speaking about the album, Charles Levine, one half of the duo, said: “it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound. If ‘EFUNK’ [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations, then “Soul Clap” is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future.” The album will drop on October 14th on on !K7 Records/Crew Love.

The single “Shine (This Is It)” comes backed with a pair of remixes from Erodiscotique, a collaboration between Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca. You can grab a free download of Erodiscotique’s instrumental version of “Shine (This Is It)” below. Classy!

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From New York to New Brunswick to the world, all aboard the Love Train! Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb’s Crew Love collective recently launched their own label, Crew Love Records. The label’s first release is an album called “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which featuring eleven tracks from all the Crew Love members, including Soul Clap, Wolf & Lamb, PillowTalk, Slow Hands & Tanner Ross, No Regular Play, Nick Monaco and more.

Today, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s new single, a piano-driven house groover called “Love Train” by San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap. It also features No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

The album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” will land on February 26 via !K7.
Pre-order it here.

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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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Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone: “In Da Kar” Video

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September 11th, 2015
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Get “In Da Kar” and take an E-Funk ride with Boston’s duo Soul Clap new video for their collaborative tune with Funkadelic legend George Clinton, featuring funk god Sly Stone on keys. The video for “In Da Kar” was directed by Gabe Munitz-Alessio, with animation by Hillary Barton. The track is taken from Soul Clap and Funkadelic’s four-track EP of the same name, released back in May. Peep the clip above, and in case you missed it, grab a free download of FSQ’s deliciously funky “Miami” dub version of the track below.

The “In Da Kar” EP is out now on Soul Clap Records. Get it here.

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