DATE: 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.
DATE: 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.
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.
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!
DATE: 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.
DATE: December 6th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
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.
DATE: May 1st, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
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!
DATE: April 29th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
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)
DATE: April 24th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
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.
DATE: 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!
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]
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