Southern Shores: “Estrisa”

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May 7th, 2020
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After a long wait, Toronto-based duo Southern Shores, composed of Jamie Townsend and Ben Dalton, is back with their new track “Estrisa”, just in time for summer. A sun-drenched beauty, “Estrisa” is lifted from the pair’s upcoming EP “Siena (Part I)”, which marks their first release since 2016’s superb debut LP “Loja”.

Consisting of five original tracks, the “Siena (Part I)” EP is the first of a two-part series, and captures the essence of escapism — the sense of longing for open waters, a downwind breeze, a far-off fantasy. “The mood of the record is more of a sunset, rather than midday bliss,” says Jamie. “It’s that subtle melancholy that lies beneath the bright textural exterior.”

Written over the last year in Jamie and Ben’s shared residence — a hundred-year-old home in Parkdale, Toronto — the songs of “Siena (Part I)” drift at the pace of life. Flecks of tropicalia and funk fade into the mix, as well as dreamy house, Balearic and downtempo textures. As a collection, it has the feeling of something once lost, now recovered.

The “Siena (Part I)” EP arrives on June 12 on Cascine. Pre-order it here.

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Southern Shores: “Palo Alto” Video

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June 21st, 2017
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Toronto synth-poppers Southern Shores have shared a beautifully shot video for their blissful track “Palo Alto”, a playful, nostalgic piece directed by India Sleem. The single “Palo Alto” is lifted from their superb debut LP “Loja”, released last year on Cascine. Buy it here.

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

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September 30th, 2016
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

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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Yumi Zouma: “Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)”

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September 26th, 2016
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La.Ga.Sta.’s new “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 6 will drop on September 30th as a free download, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, we’re delighted to share with all of you the first taste from the upcoming compilation. Let’s take a ride with a superb remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores.

Fresh off the release of their debut album “Loja”, Toronto’s duo Southern Shores deliver a perfectly crafted rework of “Short Truth” full of breezy, Balearic pop goodness. Summertime vibes no matter what season you’re in. The original track appears on Yumi Zouma’s much-loved debut LP “Yoncalla”, out now on Cascine.

As always, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 6 will feature lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks from some of our favorite producers, as well as much-played tunes available as a free download for the first time. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more exclusives!

Update: Download La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 for free here.

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Southern Shores: “Palo Alto”

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Southern Shores: “Palo Alto”

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August 4th, 2016
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After a four-year hiatus, Toronto synth-pop duo Southern Shores, one of Cascine’s earliest acts, are back with their new single “Palo Alto”, just in time for the summer sun. This wonderful new track of “blissful yearning; for another place, another time” is the first taste from their forthcoming debut album “Loja”. The record, which follows two acclaimed EPs full of dreamy synths and sun-soaked hazy vibes, 2011’s “Atlantic” and 2012’s “New World” is a “reflection on travel and its ability to unlock a larger worldview,” according to the label.

Southern Shores’ debut LP “Loja” arrives on September 2 on Cascine.

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Southern Shores: “New Love”

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Southern Shores: “New Love”

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August 21st, 2012
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Toronto-based dream pop duo Southern Shores, Jamie Townsend and Ben Dalton, return with their beautiful new track “New Love” that has a breezy, tropical vibe to it. This is the first taste from the duo’s upcoming EP, “New World”, which drops on October 2 through Cascine. You can grab it for free below. Summer love!

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Shine 2009 x Jensen Sportag

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September 6th, 2011
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Shine 2009 – So Free feat. Paula Abdul (Jensen Sportag Mix) by CASCINE

One of our favorite new labels Cascine is one year old today. The label dedicated to “alt-pop and experimental electronic music with a major-key bent” was born last September and its first release was Shine 2009’s “Associates” EP. Now, one year later, the imprint has released nine singles/EPs by artists such as Jensen Sportag, Chad Valley and Southern Shores and two full-length albums by Shine 2009 and Brooklyn-based trio Selebrities. Instead of a piece from the birthday cake, we get and share with you Jensen Sportag’s brilliant remix of Shine 2009’s single “So Free”. The future looks bright.

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Southern Shores: “Atlantic” EP

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July 10th, 2011
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Southern Shores – Atlantic

Southern Shores can take you anywhere. Don’t be afraid to let yourself go and enjoy their excellent debut EP “Atlantic” that carries you away to a beautiful tropical beach. Out on July 12th via Cascine.

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Southern Shores: “Night Is Young”

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June 20th, 2011
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Berlin-via-Nova-Scotia duo Southern Shores (Ben Dalton and Jamie Townsend) will release their debut six track “Atlantic” EP on July 12th via Cascine. Here’s the summery track “Night Is Young”, the first taste from their EP, which contains a Cathy Dennis vocal sample. We can’t think of a better soundtrack on such a hot evening in Athens. Dreaming of the Atlantic…

Southern Shores – 04 Night Is Young

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