YACHT: “Where Does This Disco?”

September 10th, 2014

It’s certainly been quite some time since we last heard from Los Angeles-based synth-dance duo YACHT, comprised of Jona Bechtolt & Claire L. Evans, but now they’re back in action with their delicious new single “Where Does This Disco?”, which marks the pair’s first release on their brand-new label, Downtown Records. According to YACHT: “Where Does This Disco? is about love and compact discs. They’re both on the edge of becoming obsolete, and they both get scratched if you play them too hard. They’re both mirrors, but one is still the best medium we have for connecting with each other.”

The single “Where Does This Disco?”, which comes backed with a remix by Jerome LOL, who also operates as one half of DJ Dodger Stadium, is out now digitally via Downtown Records. Get it here.

mpFree: YACHT: “Second Summer”


YACHT: “Plastic Soul” Video

January 15th, 2014

Portland-via-Los Angeles synth-dance duo YACHT, the brainchild of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, make a welcome return with their brand-new single “Plastic Soul”. Here’s the video for the single, directed by Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum and produced by the YouTube comedy channel JASH. The video was shot in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

“Plastic Soul” is out now digitally and on limited edition cassingle via DFA. The release comes backed with two remixes by DNTEL and Gramme. Buy it here.

mpFree: YACHT: “Second Summer” [RAC Remix]

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Video: 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic

May 8th, 2013

Here’s a great 13-minute documentary about 12 years of DFA Records, entitled “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic”, courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy.

Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and interviews from DFA founders James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, YACHT and many more. Definitely worth a watch.

Directed by Max Joseph.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 April 2013

May 3rd, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of April’s most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Vrooom!

01. Miguel: “Do You…” [Cashmere Cat Remix]
02. Bronx: “Sundays”
03. Jacques Greene + Tinashe: “Painted Faces”
04. The Knocks feat. St. Lucia: “Modern Hearts” [Goldroom Remix]
05. Daft Punk: “Get Lucky” [Drop Out Orchestra Edit]
06. Debonair: “Flights Over Egypt”
07. Ghost Loft: “So High”
08. Propellers: “Midnight Kiss” [ATTAR! Remix]
09. YACHT: “Second Summer” [RAC Remix]
10. Javelin: “Light Out”
11. Lane 8: “So Much”
12. Clubfeet: “Everything You Wanted” [Lancelot Remix]
13. Rebeka: “Melancholia”
14. Perez: “Le Prince Noir” [Pilooski Remix]
15. Bixel Boys: “Ride”

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YACHT: “Second Summer (RAC Remix)”

April 30th, 2013

Hard-working RAC’s André Allen Anjos just dropped yet another delicious remix, this time for Portland’s dance duo YACHT latest single “Second Summer” for DFA. Perfect timing for this glorious weather we’re having. This remix is now available for free download. So make sure to grab yours now.

Download here

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YACHT: “Second Summer”

December 6th, 2012
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To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Portland’s YACHT dropped today a new single, “Second Summer”, on DFA Records and it’s so damn catchy. In their own words: “‘Second Summer’ is a state of mind: overcoming obstacles in order to be close to what you love, a temporal place where sun never goes out no matter what season it is in your hemisphere. Like the original Summer of Love and its acid house revival, the Second Summer of Love, our aim is true: to create environments of total freedom.” Download “Second Summer” for free below, and watch the cool animated video, directed by ADHD. It’s all about fun.

Download here

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 April 2012

May 1st, 2012
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Here is the most downloaded 15 tracks of April on La.Ga.Sta. It’s no surprise that Breakbot’s new track “Programme”, the first taste from his forthcoming debut album on Ed Banger is top of the list. Check out the whole list below, and relive the magic of April’s most popular mpfree’s. Fill it up!

01. Breakbot: “Programme”
02. Little Boots: “Every Night I Say A Prayer” [Tensnake Remix]
03. Moon Boots: “Got Somebody”
04. Jupiter: “One O Six” [A.N.D.Y. Remix]
05. Simian Mobile Disco: “Seraphim”
06. Rebeka: “Stars”
07. The KDMS: “Wonderman” [Justus Köhncke Remix feat. Alexis Taylor]
08. Radio Ink: “Who We Are Tonight” [Rogue Vogue Remix]
09. Only Children: “Down Fever”
10. Purity Ring: “Obedear”
11. Alexander Holland: “City Full Of Lights” [Gigamesh Remix]
12. YACHT: “Le Goudron”
13. Midnight Magic: “Psycho For Your Love”
14. Dauwd: “What’s There” [Fort Romeau Remix]
15. Tomas Barfod: “Broken Glass”

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #13

April 29th, 2012
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Here is last night’s radio show “OFF The Road” on OFF Radio. It features some of our favorite new jams by Session Victim, Lauer, Pilooski, Tennis, and Xinobi, amongst others. Grab it, play it, and share it. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday (22.00-23.00 EET). Artwork by Dimitris Lyras.

01. Session Victim – Cow Palace
02. Lauer – Coppers
03. Dent May – Best Friend (Prins Thomas Remix)
04. The Units – High Pressure Days (Todd Terje Remix)
05. Stuck In The Sound – Brother (Yuksek Remix)
06. YACHT – Le Goudron
07. WhoMadeWho – Running Man (Pilooski Mix)
08. Punks Jump Up feat. Dave 1 – Mr Overtime (Mickey Remix)
09. Xinobi – Pirates (feat. Princess Superstar, Janel & Israyl)
10. Simian Mobile Disco – Put Your Hands Together
11. Tennis – Monocraft (Your Love Is Alright)

Download “OFF The Road #13″ here (84 mb)

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YACHT: “Le Goudron”

April 24th, 2012
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This is a YACHT recording in French! To promote their upcoming European tour, YACHT just dropped a nice cover of iconic avant-garde French singer Brigitte Fontaine’s “Le Goudron”, which was originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago. In their own words: “We can only hope that our frantic, starry-eyed cribbing of Fontaine makes us better people.” Grab it for free below, and watch the video for the song, shot at The Smell in Los Angeles, California.

Download here

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La.Ga.Sta.: Best of 2011

December 30th, 2011

Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis

La.Ga.Sta. offered its services to many weary travellers once more this year. By “following rivers” they drove “through the green” and found themselves in “English Riviera” only to come back again to our station for another refill.
Taking a Friday drive down this year’s memory lane, we think back on our numerous stops including among others:

Our after-hours, absolutely wicked dj set in the VIP room of Melt! Festival. We might have missed Cut Copy’s performance but we certainly had a blast. Shout out to T.E.E.D., Azari & III, Metronomy, Siriusmo, and Planningtorock for their stunning gigs.

The 15-track La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation 2011 with lots of exclusives released in August and downloaded by more than 15.000 vroomers in less than a month. Thank you guys!

The La.Ga.Sta mixtapes by the amazing Drop Out Orchestra, CFCF, Das Moth, Pharao Black Magic, Marius, and Mickey. Much appreciated.

Dancing ‘till we dropped with the Can You Relate? team at their super cool parties in Thessaloniki together with The Magician, Shit Robot, Villa, Moullinex, In Flagranti, Acid Washed, and Stopmakingme.

A huge thanks coming out to all of you who filled up our inbox with tons of tunes and mixes, wish we could post them all. Keep them coming.

It’s always such a great pleasure sharing sounds, words and feelings with all the people we love. We don’t really like making lists since we always forget to include everything we loved through the year. But, by popular demand, our pit stop crew tried to bring the Best of 2011 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EP’s, video) based on what we played most on our car stereo. It was certainly an amazing year with great releases that gave this station the “gas” it needed to carry on driving. Check out our lists below in no particular order. We don’t have winners or losers in this race only drivers that finally make it to the finish line.

This is the 2011 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroooommm!

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2011

Metronomy – The English Riviera [Because Music]
Tiger & Woods – Through The Green [Running Back]
Washed Out – Within And Without [Sub Pop]
Azari & III – Azari & III [Loose Lips]
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther/Matador]
The Rapture – In the Grace Of Your Love [DFA Records]
Siriusmo – Mosaik [Monkeytown]
Discodeine – Discodeine [Dirty]
Cut Copy – Zonoscope [Modular]
Rimer London – Rimer London [Magnetron]
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost! [DFA Records]
Yuksek – Living On The Edge Of Time [Polydor]
Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven [Acéphale]
Cults – Cults [Columbia]
Canyons – Keep Your Dreams [Modular]
Com Truise – Galactic Melt [Ghostly International]
6th Borough Project – One Night In The Borough [Delusions Of Grandeur]
Beni – House Of Beni [Modular]
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [Codek]
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves [Domino Records]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Tracks of 2011

Metronomy – The Look
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
Benoit & Sergio – Everybody
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love
Paradis – Parfait Tirage
Poolside – Do You Believe?
Jamie xx – Far Nearer
M83 – Midnight City
Try To Find Me – Needs Ending
Joe Goddard – Gabriel (feat. Valentina)
Joakim – Forever Young
Kamp! – Cairo
Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Oliver – Memories Of The Future
Citizens! – True Romance
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor)
Keep Shelly In Athens – Hauntin’ Me
PillowTalk – The Come Back

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Remixes of 2011

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers [The Magician Remix]
Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love [Erol Alkan's Extended Rework]
Jeremy Glenn – New Life [Perseus 'Summer of 83' Remix]
Runaway – Chapter IV [Tensnake Remix]
Dj Nibc – The Doorman [Casino Times Remix]
Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters [John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix]
Is Tropical – The Greeks [Moonlight Matters Remix]
Tensnake – Need Your lovin [Tiger & Woods Remix]
Locussolus – I Want It [Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix]
Tyson – Die On The Dancefloor [Mickey Remix]
Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove [Classixx Remix]
Yacht – I Walked Alone [Jacques Renault Remix]
The KDMS: “Tonight [Morgan Geist Remix]
Beni – It’s A Bubble [The Magician Remix]
Mark E – The Day [Prins Thomas Remix]
Paul Weller – Starlite [Black Van Remix]
Lazydisco – More Tigers [Mirror People]
Wolfram Feat. Haddaway – Thing Called Love [Legowelt Remix]
Midnight Savari – Pinisi [The C90s Remix]
Munk – Rue de Rome [Cécile Remix]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 EP’s of 2011

Todd Terje – Ragysh [Running Back]
Julio Bashmore – Everyone Needs A Theme Tune [PMR Records]
Peter & The Magician – Twist [Kitsuné]
Chad Valley – Equatorial Ultravox [Cascine]
Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road [Instruments Of Rapture]
John Talabot – Families [Young Turks]
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out [Carpark]
Suzanne Kraft – Green Flash [Running Back]
Matias Aguayo – I Don’t Smoke [Kompakt]
Moullinex – Chocolat [Gomma]
Montevideo – Tribal Dance [Relish Recordings]
Mario & Vidis – Changed [Future Classic]
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug [Southern Fried Records]
Runaway – Stories [On The Prowl]
Zimmer – Horizontal Disco [Discotexas]
Flume – Sleepless [Future Classic]
Rocco Raimundo – Between The Sheets [Bedmo Disco Records]
Para One & Tacteel – Fair Enough [Fool's Gold]
Chris Malinchak – Villette [French Express]
Beth Ditto – EP [Deconstruction Records]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Video of 2011

Directed by MEGAFORCE

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mix of 2011
Four Tet – Fabriclive 59

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Compilation of 2011
If This Is House I Want My Money Back Zwei [Permanent Vacation]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Cover of 2011
Paradis – La Ballade de Jim [Alain Souchon Cover]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mixtape of 2011
Poolside – Day & Night


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