Fresh off the back of the languorous poolside disco and tropical pop of their superb debut album “Shapes On Shapes” released last November, LA-based disco-house duo Wild & Free have returned with a collection of essential remixes from label mates and influences alike by revisiting the heady disco of recent single “Ferns and Stuff”. The four-track remixes EP features a reworks from Xinobi, Boys Get Hurt, and a “Discotexas Club Mix”. And if that’s not enough, the legendary New Yorker Justin Strauss, who has produced and mixed records and remixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, La Roux and Goldfrapp, contributing a ‘Whatever/Whatever’ mix as part of the slick and hugely influential production duo he formed with Bryan Mette. Let’s get cosmic with this nine-minute great of “Ferns and Stuff” from Whatever/Whatever.

The “Ferns and Stuff Remixes” EP is out now on Discotexas. Buy it here

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Wild & Free: “Ferns And Stuff”

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Wild & Free: “Ferns And Stuff”

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November 3rd, 2017
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Wild & Free, the Los Angeles-based duo composed of producers, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, are gearing up for the release of their much anticipated debut album, entitled “Shapes On Shapes”, set to drop on November 17th via Discotexas. The album finds the duo deliver 11 tracks of languorous poolside disco, tropical pop and Balearic house. Our first taste of the forthcoming record comes in the form of “Ferns And Stuff”, a finely crafted tune that’s a perfect example of the exotic album’s vibe.

The single “Ferns And Stuff” is out now. Buy it here.

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David Marston: “Sometimes It’s Hard” [Wild & Free Remix]

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LA’s Wild & Free are kicking things off this year with a superb new remix of “Sometimes It’s Hard” by Jamaican producer and musician David Marston. As we’ve come to expect from the prolific duo of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, Wild & Free deliver another quality remix full of synthesizer swells, modulated bass, percussion rhythms and sun-soaked good vibes. Just perfect for speeding down the freeway and falling in love. You can now stream it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Blast it above, and ride with us.

The remix is taken from David Marston’s new remix package of last year’s “Kindness of Bearer” EP, a four-tracker that perfectly captured the laid-back atmosphere of his island home. The remix EP also features reworks from the likes of FSQ (Funk Style Quality), Soulection affiliate AbJo, and Aussie funk heavyweight Inkswel . The “Kindness of Bearer” Remixes EP drops on on January 27th via Soul Clap Records.

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Wild & Free: “River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)”

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Wild & Free: “River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)”

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October 6th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, which consists of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, have created a superb new version of their track “River Of Nile, especially for La.Ga.Sta.’s free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6. The result is a high-energy, dubbed-out track, with just the right amount of tropical percussions. Perfect!

The compilation Vol.6 also features previously unreleased tracks from Jacques Renault, Yumi Zouma x Southern Shores, Luxxury, Gentle Hands, Guiddo x Nmls, La.Ga.Sta.’s music project LAGASTA Drivers, as well as exclusive free downloads from Prins Thomas x I:Cube, No Regular Play x Juan MacLean, PillowTalk & Soul Clap, Kauf x Fort Romeau, Medlar, Massimiliano Pagliara, and Jonny Sender. It’s always summer somewhere.

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

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Wild & Free: “Life On Jupiter”

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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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Wild & Free: “Life On Jupiter”

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August 1st, 2016
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After dropping their superb single “River Of Nile” full of warm vibes and feel-good grooves last year, not to mention their collaboration with Australian producer Falqo on “Someday”, the rising Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, continue to explore the spaces between disco, house, and pop music. With an emphasis on meticulous percussion, dreamy vocals, and a wide spectrum of unexpected textures, they always seek to surprise. Now, Wild & Free are back with their new single “Life On Jupiter”, the first taste off their forthcoming debut album, which is expected to arrive later this year. Filled with danceable rhythms and intertwining melodies, the track finds Wild & Free in fine form, and it becomes more and more irresistible with every spin. Grab it for free below, and ride far away.

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Falqo: “Someday” (feat. Wild & Free)

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 May 2016

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June 2nd, 2016
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It’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring Poolside, Daniel.T., Phillipi & Rodrigo, aka Fatnotronic, AIMES, among others. Taking the top spot this time around is The Rapture’s Vito & Druzzi with their magical rework of “Correio Da Estação Do Brás” by the legendary musician Tom Zé, one of the founding fathers of Brazil’s tropicalia movement. As always, this is your monthly chart. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 10 below, and stay gas!

Top 10 May 2016:

01. Tom Zé: “Correio Da Estação Do Brás” [Vito & Druzzi ReWork]
02. Bohannon: “Save Their Souls” [Poolside Edit]
03. Daniel.T.: “First Ade Kit”
04. Kauf: “A Ruin”
05. Falqo: “Someday” (feat. Wild & Free)
06. AIMES: “Take Me” (feat. Javi)
07. Turbotito, Phillipi & Rodrigo: “Canção Para Laia” [JKriv Remix]
08. Sunday: “Waiting For You”
09. Wealth: “Light Of My Life”
10. Portable: “As For Me” (feat. Kinoo & Alexey Kochetkov)

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Top 10 March 2016

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Falqo: “Someday” (feat. Wild & Free)

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May 18th, 2016
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Sydney producer Alexander White, aka Falqo, makes a welcome return with his brand-new single “Someday”, a bright and breezy disco affair that’s perfectly suitable for those summer evening rides. This delicious track finds Falqo teaming up with Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free for their smooth vocals and funky guitar licks, as well as fellow Aussie producer Touch Sensitive for his groovy bass waves. The single “Someday” is out now through a newly minted label called, Surfin Wavs. Grab it for free below, and ride with us.

Download it for free here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 November 2015

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December 11th, 2015
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It’s that time again! Check out our monthly list of the 10 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes from The Rapture’s Vito Roccoforte (of Vito & Druzzi) and Xavier, Movement, AKASE, Satin Jackets, Debonair, and more. As always, this is your monthly chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 10 downloads of November below. Stay gas!

Top 10 November 2015:

01. Hall & Oates: “I Can’t Go For That” [Vito & Xavier No Teeth, No Marks Mix]
02. Movement: “Lace”
03. AKASE: “Under The Pressure” [The War On Drugs Cover]
04. Scavenger Hunt: “Kiss Me Clean” [Satin Jackets Remix]
05. Debonair: “Find The Ocean”
06. Wild & Free: “River Of Nile”
07. Homework: “The Goodbye”
08. Cyril Hahn: “Last” [Project Pablo Remix]
09. Finnebassen: “Vi Nå”
10. Edit Service 63: Alejandro Paz

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Top 15 October 2015

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Wild & Free: “River Of Nile”

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November 24th, 2015
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Back in May, Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer (of Les Professionnels) and George Cochrane, aka Give In, graced us with their brilliant debut “Low Pressure” EP of two tropical-flavored groovy tunes. Now, they’re back in action with a new two-track EP called “Moonhowler”, which finds them operating in top form. Our favorite track from the release is “River Of Nile”, a finely crafted tune full of warm vibes and feel-good grooves. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Grab it for free below.

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The “Moonhowler” EP is out now via RIS Labs. Get it here.

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine” [Wild & Free Remix]

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