VIDEODROME

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September 16th, 2018
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#VIDEODROME, here we go! The first edition of Videodrome brings our favorite videos from the past few days: 1) Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s new video for “People in the Centre of the City”, which was shot in the city of London, 2) Sydney’s Retiree beautifully shot video for “Another Day”, the final clip of their singles trilogy ahead of their debut album “House Or Home”, 3) New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma animated clip for “Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)”,4) Myd’s fun video for his funky jam “Muchas”, featuring Cola Boyy, and 5) Cut Copy’s Ben Browning for “Even Though”. Watch them all below.

Directed by Gwenaëlle Trannoy

Directed by Joey Knox

Animation by Joseph Brennan

Directed by Alice Moitié

Directed by Christopher Hill & Ben Browning

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Yumi Zouma: “Depths (Pt. I)” Video

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June 28th, 2018
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New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma just dropped a charming, semi-animated video for their latest single “Depths (Pt. I), featuring animation by Frances Haszard and shot by Julian Vares. It’s one of the standout tracks from their sophomore album “Willowbank”, released late last yea on Cascine. Buy it here.

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Yumi Zouma: “December”

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Yumi Zouma: “December” Video

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October 25th, 2017
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Fresh off the release of their sophomore album “Willowbank”, New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma have shared a new video for their the record’s lead single “December”. The video was filmed in and around Yumi Zouma’s hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. With “Willowbank” being Yumi Zouma’s first significant work written and recorded entirely in their home country, the feeling of rootedness is undeniable and the “December” video brings that to life. Watch it above.

Directed by Julian Vares.

Yumi Zouma’s album “Willowbank” is out now on Cascine. Buy it here.

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Yumi Zouma: “Half Hour”

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Yumi Zouma: “Half Hour” Video

DATE:
September 17th, 2017
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Just over a year after releasing their much-loved debut LP “Yoncalla”, New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma return to Cascine with their sophomore album “Willowbank”. The record’s fourth and final single “Half Hour” comes hand-in-hand with a black-and-white video directed by the band themselves. Watch it above, and stream another superb track from the album “Depths (Pt. I)” below.

For the making of “Willowbank”, Yumi Zouma’s members — Charlie Ryder, Josh Burgess, Christie Simpson and Sam Perry — settled on a plan to reunite for the New Zealand summer. To complete what would become their first significant work written and recorded entirely in their home country, they rented a studio in Christchurch’s semi-demolished CBD, on one of the few remaining blocks that still characterizes the city from before it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes.

Yumi Zouma’s album “Willowbank” arrives on October 6th on Cascine. Pre-order it here

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Yumi Zouma: “Short Truth” [Southern Shores Remix]

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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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Yumi Zouma: “Keep It Close To Me”
Southern Shores: “Palo Alto”

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Yumi Zouma: “Keep It Close To Me” Video

DATE:
September 1st, 2016
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New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma have shared a playful video for their latest single “Keep It Close To Me”, one of many highlights from their debut album “Yoncalla”. The clip was shot by Yumi Zouma themselves and edited by Jer Robert Paulin.

Yumi Zouma’s debut LP “Yoncalla” is out now via Cascine. Buy it here.

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Yumi Zouma: “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”

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Madeira: “Manipulator”

DATE:
July 10th, 2016
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New Zealand’s Kim Pflaum, formerly of dream-pop outfit Yumi Zouma, is getting ready to drop her debut solo EP “Bad Humors” under her Madeira alias. The “Bad Humors” EP is a collection of five tracks that melds dreamy soundscapes, irresistible melodies and lucid production. In her own words: “I created these songs to make sense of the painful experiences they deal with. By completing and releasing the songs, I feel I am somewhat ridding myself of what has been ailing me, letting go.” Today, we’re treated to the slick grooves of the record’s superb new single “Manipulator”.

The “Bad Humors” EP will arrive on September 23 via Carpark Records. Pre-order it here.

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Madeira: “Let Me Down”

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Yumi Zouma: “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”

DATE:
April 26th, 2016
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After dropping the bright and airy track “Keep It Close To Me” a few weeks ago, New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma have shared the second single off their forthcoming debut album “Yoncalla”. Take a slow ride with “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”, a beautiful track that gives us one more reason to get excited about “Yoncalla”.

Yumi Zouma’s debut LP “Yoncalla” drops on May 27th via Cascine. Pre-order it here.

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Yumi Zouma: “Second Wave”

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Yumi Zouma: “Keep It Close To Me”

DATE:
April 5th, 2016
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Having already impressed with their two superb EPs on Cascine of breezy, dream-pop perfection, New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma are getting ready to drop their debut album “Yoncalla”. Set to drop on May 27th, the new ten-track record is about being close to people, rather than miles apart. Here’s the album’s first single “Keep It Close To Me”, a bright and airy tune in true Yumi Zouma fashion Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride.

You can pre-order the “Yoncalla” LP here.

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Yumi Zouma: “Second Wave”

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