Clarens: “Pray”

October 24th, 2014

We introduced you to Clarens the project of Senegal-born, France-raised musician and producer Ousseynou Cissé, back in May, sharing his brilliant debut single “Trust”, a “song about lost friendships”, which was also included on Yuksek’s label Partyfine first anniversary compilation. Now, Clarens, who also plays bass for Parisian duo Juveniles, returns to Partyfine with his second single “Pray”, another finely crafted tune with a serious R&B feel to it. The track was produced by Yuksek and Jean-Sylvain Le Gouic (of Juveniles).

“When I arrived in Rennes I was determined to become a musician by any means, not only because it is music that makes me feel alive, but also because music is the only thing I can do properly. I wrote this song as a prayer towards anyone who could help me become the person I am today-I didn’t know at the time that my wish would be fulfilled that fast,” says Clarens. Give “Pray” a spin or two above, and revisit the video for “Trust” here.

Clarens’ new single “Pray” will arrive on November 24th via Partyfine.

Stream: Clarens: “Trust”

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Poom: “Les Voiles” Video

June 28th, 2014

Parisian electro-pop duo Poom, Camille and Siegfried, has shared this beautifully surreal music video for their newest single “Les Voiles”, one of our favorite tracks from Yuksek’s “Partyfine Vol.1″ compilation. Buy your copy here.

Directed by Arnaud Deroudilhe & Dessil Basmadjian.

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Anna Lunoe: “All Out”

June 26th, 2014

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Los Angeles-via-Sydney producer/vocalist Anna Lunoe, but now she’s back with her fantastic new single “All Out”, the first taste from her forthcoming EP on Ultra. It follows last year’s much-played solo single “Breathe”, which was co-produced by Vaughn “U-Tern” Oliver, and her recent collaboration with The Alexanders, aka Alex Metric & Yuksek, on “Don’t Miss”. With its smooth grooves and silky vocals, “All Out” is an ideal deep house tune to help soundtrack those chilled out summer evenings. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

Anna Lunoe’s new single “All Out” will drop on July 8th. You can pre-order your copy here.

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Yuksek presents Partyfine Vol.1

June 16th, 2014

French electro maverick Pierre-Alexandre Busson, better known as Yuksek, is a hard man to pin down. A year ago, the dynamic producer launched his own imprint Partyfine, and quickly became one of our favorite labels. Today, we’ve got our hands on the label’s first compilation, simply called “Yuksek presents Partyfine Vol.1″, and sounds perfectly fine.

The 16-track compilation features much-played disco-tinged house jams and electro-pop tunes from the label’s current roster, including Peter & The Magician (aka Yuksek and The Magician), Villa, The Alexanders (aka Yuksek and Alex Metric), Black Yaya, and Crayon. It also includes exclusive new tracks from friends of the imprint, such as Clarens, Darius, Get A Room!, Michael Garçon, Chassol, and Poom. Get your fill of Villa’s new track “Flying Panties” above, and then buy your copy here. It’s a great ride from start to finish.

mpFree: Yuksek feat. Oh Land: “Last Of Our Kinds” [Michael Garcon Remix
mpFree: Villa: “If I” [Mighty Mouse Dub]

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Clarens: “Trust”

May 5th, 2014

Say hello to Clarens, the solo project of Senegal-born, France-raised musician and producer Ousseynou Cissé, who also plays bass for French electro-pop duo Juveniles. Not much is known about Clarens, but he recently signed to Yuksek’s ever-growing Partyfine label for the release of his stellar debut single “Trust” that will leave you begging for more. Clarens is certainly a talent worth keeping a very close eye on.

“Trust” arrrives on May 12th via Partyfine. The track will also be featured on the label’s first-ever compilation, “Yuksek presents Partyfine Vol.1″, which will drop on June 16th.

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La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 Downloaded Tracks of 2013

January 15th, 2014

Hey vroomers, it’s that time again. Once more during last year we have been sharing with you tons of free music, and now we’re really excited to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2013. A long list with top-notch tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. Here’s your chance to revisit 2013′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!

01. Bicep & Ejeca: “You” [Piano Version]
02. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” [Breakbot Remix]
03. Rhye: “Open” [Bondax Remix]
04. CHVRCHES: “The Mother We Share” [Moon Boots Remix]
05. Darkside: “Golden Arrow”
06. Chromeo: “Over Your Shoulder”
07. Banks: “Warm Water” [Snakehips Remix]
08. Miguel: “Do You…” [Cashmere Cat Remix]
09. Poolside: “If We Make It”
10. The Swiss: “Connect”

11. Clubfeet: “Cape Town” [Panama Remix]
12. Hot Natured: “Reverse Skydiving” [Benoit & Sergio Remix]
13. MS MR: “Think Of You” [RAC Mix]
14. Flight Facilities: “Clair De Lune” [Them Jeans Edit]
15. Holy Ghost!: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” [Drake Cover]
16. Kölsch: “Goldfisch”
17. Mayer Hawthorne: “Her Favorite Song” [Oliver Remix]
18. Siriusmo: “Itchy”
19. Miami Horror: “Real Slow” [Plastic Plates Remix]
20. Perseus: “Shadow Of The Beast”

21. Grizzly Bear: “Gun Shy” [Lindstrøm Remix]
22. Moon Boots: “Love Strong”
23. Hayden James: “Embrace” [Version]
24. Kaytranada: “At All”
25. Isaac Tichauer: “Take Over You”
26. John Talabot feat. Pional: “Destiny” [Dubtool Version]
27. Hanni El Khatib: “Penny” [Classixx Remix]
28. The Knocks feat. St. Lucia: “Modern Hearts” [Goldroom Remix]
29. Para One: “You Too”
30. Chris Malinchak: “So Into You”

31. Todd Terje: “Spiral” [Radio Mix]
32. Daughter: “Youth” [Lane 8 Remix]
33. Peter & The Magician: “On My Brain” [Crayon Remix]
34. Jacques Greene: “Body Party”
35. Finnebassen: “Bella”
36. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive: “Real Talk” [Cassian Remix]
37. Charles Murdoch: “Dekire” [Bodhi Remix]
38. Tourist: “Stay”
39. Bixel Boys: “Love Like This”
40. Yuksek feat. Oh Land: “Last Of Our Kinds” [Michael Garcon Remix

41. Lorde: “Love Club” [L D R U Remix]
42. Jonas Rathsman: “Bringing You Down”
43. Eli & Fur: “You’re So High” [Ejeca Remix]
44. Mitzi: “Falling”
45. Zimmer: “Galapagos”
46. Chela: “Romanticise” [Gold Fields Remix]
47. Fleetwood Mac: “Family Man” [Flight Facilities Edit]
48. Psychemagik: “La Paix Est Une Fleur”
49. Touch Sensitive: “Pizza Guy” [Lauer Remix]
50. Emiliana Torrini: “Speed Of Dark” [Andrew Weatherall Remix]

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Black Yaya: “Paint A Smile On Me (Breakbot Remix)”

October 29th, 2013

Back in August, Black Yaya, the pop side-project from David Ivar, frontman and songwriter of Herman Dune, released his superb debut single “Paint A Smile On Me” on Yuksek’s new label, Partyfine, and is just now following it up with an EP of remixes. The release features reworks of “Paint A Smile On Me” by the likes of Breakbot, Tepr, Zimmer, Domenico Torti and Yuksek himself. Once again, Breakbot does a good job with his remix, adding his signature touch. Give it a spin above, and make sure to check out Zimmer’s housey take on “Paint A Smile On Me” that has a club-ready vibe to it. Fill it up!

Black Yaya’s “Paint A Smile On Me” Remixes EP is out now. Buy it here.

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Empire Of The Sun: “DNA (Yuksek Remix)”

September 25th, 2013

French electro-pop maestro Yuksek has done it once again with his club-ready remix for Aussie dance-pop duo Empire Of The Sun’s latest single “DNA”, taken from the recent second album “Ice On The Dune”. We’ve already road tested this remix and it feels so damn good while driving around at night.

Yuksek’s remix appears on Empire Of The Sun’s new “DNA” remixes EP, which also includes reworks by the likes of Brodinski, Alex Metric, Aston Shuffle, Ta-ku, and more. It’s out now on Astralwerks.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 August 2013

September 5th, 2013

[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Hey vroomers, it’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. A list with top-notch tunes from Andrew Weatherall, Four Tet, Ejeca, Chris Malinchak, Darkside, Jacques Greene, Oliver, Moullinex, Mitzi, Crayon, and more.

As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of August below. Fill it up!

Top 15 August 2013:
01. Eli & Fur: “You’re So High” [Ejeca Remix]
02. Emiliana Torrini: “Speed Of Dark” [Andrew Weatherall Remix]
03. Chris Malinchak: “So Into You”
04. DIANA: “Perpetual Surrender” [Four Tet Remix]
05. Chela: “Romanticise” [Gold Fields Remix]
06. Mitzi: “Falling”
07. Peter & The Magician: “On My Brain” [Crayon Remix]
08. Darkside: “Golden Arrow”
09. Jacques Greene: “Body Party”
10. Bonnie McKee: “American Girl” [Oliver Remix]
11. Charles Murdoch: “Dekire” [Bodhi Remix]
12. Devendra Banhart: “Golden Girls” [Moullinex Re-Edit]
13. Lemonade: “Skyballer”
14. Seoul: “Stay With Us”
15. Twiggy Lashes: “Beside Me”

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Black Yaya: “Paint A Smile On Me”

August 20th, 2013

The fourth release on Yuksek’s new label, Partyfine comes from Black Yaya, the new pop side-project from David Ivar, frontman and songwriter of Herman Dune. For his debut EP under that moniker he delivers two fantastic electro-pop gems, “Paint A Smile On Me” and “Glad Tidings”, both reworked by none other than Yuksek.

Check out Black Yaya’s first single “Paint A Smile On Me”, a feel-good summery tune that will put a smile on your face. Here’s what the man himself had to say about it: “I wrote this love song of longing with the idea that with the lover gone, one’s smile would vanish forever, and any social agreement would require a smile to be painted on.”

Black Yaya’s “Paint A Smile On Me” EP will drop on September 9th via Partyfine.

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