Benoit & Sergio: “Different Place”

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June 30th, 2017
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After a two-year hiatus, Benoit & Sergio, the Berlin-by-the-way-of-Rome duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer, are finally back with a new EP, titled “You Eat You Want”. The three-tracker marks the duo’s first release since a pair of quality EPs for Soul Clap Records and Leftroom Limited in late 2015. Our first taste from the forthcoming record comes in the form of the 10-minute epic “Different Place” that aims straight for the dancefloor. With its thick bassline, acid touches, robotic vocal bits and sustained sense of tension, “Different Place” is pure fire. Blast it above.

Benoit & Sergio’s “You Eat You Want” EP arrives on July 3 on Angeles-based label Culprit.
Pre-order it here.

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Benoit & Sergio: “Dancing Shoes”

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NDF: “Another Year”

DATE:
September 14th, 2016
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Finally. A new record from NDF, the collaboration project between Berlin techno producer Bruno Pronsato, aka Steven Ford, and Benjamin Myers, one half of Benoit & Sergio. Six years after their only release so far, the William Trevor-inspired opus “Since We Last Met” for DFA, NDF are back with a new EP called “Cruel Is The Color”. The record features three new original tracks with Pronsato on percussion and synths, and Myers on vocals, synths, and acoustic guitar. It’s “a more acoustic treatment with elements of dance music still present”. Our first taste comes in the form of “Another Year”, and it’s a great one.

The “Cruel Is The Color” EP, which comes complete with two reworks by Matthew Herbert and Foom label head Ben Freeney, will arrive on October 21 on Foom. Pre-order it here.

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Benoit & Sergio: “Dancing Shoes”

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Sunday #250

DATE:
November 22nd, 2015
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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A track for Sunday: Canadian producer and former Footprintz member Clarian takes us for a ride with his moody disco rework of Benoit & Sergio’s latest single “Dancing Shoes”, taken from their four-track “Old Streets” EP, out now via Soul Clap Records. Get it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 October 2015

DATE:
November 9th, 2015
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Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes by the likes of David August, The Juan MacLean, Psychemagik, Mike Simonetti, Luxxury, D-Pulse, Xinobi, Darius, and more. As always, this is your monthly chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of October below. Stay gas!

Top 15 October 2015:
01. David August: “Patria” [feat. Sissi Rada]
02. Chet Faker: “Bend” [D-Pulse Remix]
03. Jamie xx: Loud Places” [Mike Simonetti’s Dark Places Remix]
04. The Juan MacLean: “Here I Am” [Wolfram Remix]
05. Psychemagik: “Mink & Shoes” [Richard Norris Psychoactive Mixx]
06. Petula Clark: “I’m Not In Love” [Luxxury Edit]
07. VYD: “Rockets” [Xinobi Remix]
08. Darius: “Pyor”
09. Damon Eliza Palermo: “River Drum”
10. Larse: “OneandOne”
11. Mall Grab: “Drive”
12. Neon Indian: “Annie” [Palmbomen Remix]
13. Madeira: “Let Me Down”
14. Benoit & Sergio: “Rev 909”
15. Charles Murdoch: “Frogs” [feat. Ta-ku, Wafia & Hak]

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Top 15 September 2015

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Benoit & Sergio: “Dancing Shoes”

DATE:
November 9th, 2015
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After having dropped their killer dancefloor-ready tune “House With 500 Rooms” just last month via Leftroom Limited, Benoit & Sergio are already back with their new “Old Streets” EP for Soul Clap’s eponymous label. Our favorite cut from the release is the eight-minute tune “Dancing Shoes” that finds the Berlin-by-the-way-of-Rome duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer delivering a deep anthem, inspired by “a moment walking home one night with friends from a bar in Berlin as summer was ending and the weather was becoming more autumnal and sad.” You can always count on quality from Benoit & Sergio.

Benoit & Sergio’s four-track “Old Streets” EP, which comes complete with a pair of remixes from former Footprintz member Clarian, will drop on November 13th via Soul Clap Records. Pre-order it here.

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Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]

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Benoit & Sergio: “House With 500 Rooms”

DATE:
October 15th, 2015
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Here we go! We’ve been waiting for this one to come out for a while now. Benoit & Sergio, the Berlin-by-the-way-of-Rome duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer, have finally dropped their new single “House With 500 Rooms”, a nearly 10-minute dancefloor bomb. Undeniably catchy and infectious, the track finds the pair in fine form, delivering a house groover filled with piano hooks, soaring synths, and their signature vocal stylings. The release marks the pair’s first new material since last year’s “That’s The Party Talking” EP on Culprit. Get your fill of “House With 500 Rooms” above, and make sure to keep an eye out for their forthcoming EP “Old Streets”, which drops next month on Soul Clap Records.

The single “House With 500 Rooms” arrives along with a dub version on October 16th via Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom Limited imprint. Pre-order it here. As bonus, you can grab a free download of Benoit & Sergio’s secret weapon “Rev 909” here via XLR8R.

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Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 20 Summer 2015

DATE:
September 8th, 2015
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It’s been a while since we shared our most popular mpFrees with all of you, but here we go again. This time round, we have compiled a list for the top 20 most downloaded tracks from the past three months on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tracks from Sébastien Tellier, Moon Boots, Para One, Daphni, aka Caribou’s Dan Snaith, Du Tonc, PillowTalk, Benoit & Sergio, Daniel.T., Darius, and Mickey, amongst others, this is your summer chart. Our beloved Australian duo Bag Raiders take the top spot with their stellar single “Vapour Trails”, a track that has soundtracked many of our sunlit road trips. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 20 below, and ride with us.

Top 20 Downloads of the Summer 2015:

01. Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”
02. Moon Boots: “Magic”
03. Para One & The South African Youth Choir: “Elevation”
04. Aaliyah: “Rock The Boat” [Du Tonc Rework]
05. Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind” [PillowTalk Re-Rub]
06. Sébastien Tellier: “Comment Revoir Oursinet?” [Cesare Remix]
07. Wild & Free: “Tropique” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Brooklyn Express: “69” [Mickey Re-Work]
09. Jerry Folk: “Futura”
10. Jungle: “Time” [Darius Remix]

11. Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]
12. Oxford: “Aria”
13. Daphni: “Usha”
14. Denie Corbett: “What You Won’t Do For Love” [Jesse Rudoy Edit]
15. Shura: “White Light” [Factory Floor Remix]
16. Urulu: “TapeDrums4eva”
17. Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone: “In Da Kar” [FSQ Miami Dub]
18. Wild & Free: “Low Pressure” [Falqo Remix]
19. Charles Murdoch: “SOH [Remix]
20. Gigamesh: “The Music”

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Jessie Ware: “Tough Love (Benoit & Sergio Rework)”

DATE:
July 16th, 2015
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Benoit & Sergio, the Berlin-by-the-way-of-Rome duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer, have something special to share with you, a fine, dancefloor-ready rework of Jessie Ware’s hit single “Tough Love”, which you can now download it for free. “A lot of crowds have been asking about it, so here it is,” they say. Grab it below, and keep your eyes peeled for the pair’s forthcoming new EP “Old Streets”, set to arrive in September on Soul Clap Records.

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Benoit & Sergio: “Ibiza Bass”

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Benoit & Sergio: “Ibiza Bass”

DATE:
December 9th, 2014
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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Benoit & Sergio, the Berlin-by-the-way-of-Rome duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer, here at La.Ga.Sta, so we’re pretty excited to share with you their bouncy house track “Ibiza Bass” that has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now. Taken from their new “That’s The Party Talking” EP, their second release for LA’s Culprit label after last year’s “Adjustments” EP, “Ibiza Bass” is a massive dancefloor heater. Give it a few spins above and drive fast. In related news, Benoit & Sergio are currently working hard on their debut album, co-produced with Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington of Darkside, and is expected to drop sometime next year through Jaar’s label Other People.

The “That’s The Party Talking” EP arrives on December 15th via Culprit. Pre-order here.

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Stream: Benoit & Sergio: “Your Darkness”
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Benoit & Sergio: “Your Darkness” Video

DATE:
July 25th, 2014
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Benoit & Sergio, the DC/Berlin house duo of Benoit Simon and Benjamin Meyer, take us all the way back to Tokyo in the ’80s with this video for their great tune “Your Darkness”, the title track from their new three-track EP on Visionquest. As we learned last month, Benoit & Sergio are currently at work on their debut album, co-produced by Darkside’s Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, which is set to be released via Jaar’s label, Other People.

Directed by Kateb Habib.

The “Your Darkness” EP will drop digitally on July 28th. Pre-order your copy here.

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