After a long wait, Viennese producer Wolfram will finally drop tomnorrow his second album, entitied “Amadeus”, through Public Possession, DFA Records and Berlin label Live From Earth. The new record, which feautres collaborations with the likes of Peaches, Haddaway, Egyptian Lover, Yung Hurn, among others, marks his first album in eight years since the release of his excellent self-titled LP on Permanent Vacation in 2011.

Ahead of tomorrow’s release, we’re psyched to share with all of you a gorgeous version of the album’s first single “My Love Is For Real”, featuring Haddaway on voclas, by Russian master Kito Jempere, who always delivers the goods. Kito Jempere worked on two versions of “My Love Is For Real” in a «E-Jay style» with his friends: drums (Gadzhi), vocals (Kushnarova, Duchovnaya), bass/synth (Gavrilov), saxophones (Semenov). Here, we have the dub mix of the track, a perfectly-crafted, sax-drive track that rewards repeat listens. Blast it above, exclusively on LaGaSta. Yes, love is for real!

Both Kito Jempere’s versions of “My Love Is For Real” will drop on DFA on September 13th alongside with Wolfram’s “Amadeus”album. Pre-order the album here.

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Hypnolove: “Climax” Video

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September 12th, 2019
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French electro-pop trio Hypnolove have shared a great new video for their sun-kissed single “Climax”, taken from their forthcoming third algum “Plexus”, set to drop on October 25th via Record Makers. For their new album entirely recorded in a proper studio for the first time, Hypnolove was forced to more coherence in their sound. They decided to follow a clear line: make a 100% French record inspired by the French dance music made in France during the 70’s and 80’s, when a handful of studio heads were driven by the ambition of conquering the world by reappropriating the emerging new genre that was funk at the time.

Directed by Marco Dos Santos.

Buy the single “Climax” here.

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Larry Gus: “Taped Hands Here”

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September 12th, 2019
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He’s back! Our beloved Greek psych-pop musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, returns to DFA with “Subservient”, his fourth release for the label. More pop-oriented than his previous albums, the 10-track record is a lush combination of “crisis funk pop and trad Mediterranean grooves”. Lyrics sung in Greek and English address Larry’s overwhelming struggles with being a father, husband, artist, and human in 2019. In the artist’s own words, this album is about “trying to understand empathy and act with it on everyday life,” as well as “the imperative of empathy above everything else.”

The “Subservient” LP is sample-free, a first for Larry, who plays every instrument himself: a drum kit, an SM57 microphone, a guitar, a bass, a TE OP-1 synthesizer, and a Roland JV-1010 synth module. The record graciously explores the nuance that can be found within delineated lines: pop and folk music, rooted in Greek tradition; internal anxieties and empathy expressed outward; the tightrope struggle of living in the present and wallowing in the past. Before it drops on October 25th, we’re treated to a stream of the album’s infectious first single “Taped Hands Here”. Blast it above.

Pre-order the “Subservient” LP here.

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[Premiere] Kiwi: “Kiya (Brian Ring Remix)”

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September 5th, 2019
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The prolific London-based producer Kiwi returns to Needwant with his second offering, a finely-crafted four-track EP, entitled “Kiya”. The record’s title track finds Kiwi in such fine form, delivering an eight minute tune of warm bass tones, spaced out synth lines, shuffling percussion and a tribal-esq vocal. “Kiya” will be another addition to Kiwi’s already impressive physical discography which includes releases on imprints such as Disco Halal, Future Boogie & 17 Steps.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere a remix of “Kiya” by Berlin-based Irishman Brian Ring. On his remix, Brian Ring injects the original track with a healthy dose of extra warmth and sunshine and all-around good vibes. A great remix that’s perfect for late-summer rides. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “Kiya” EP, which comes complete with a “Rave” mix and Kiwi’s own “Dreamscape” version, arrives on September 13th via Needwant. Pre-order your copy here.

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[Premiere] MLiR: “Trans-World Junktion” Video

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September 4th, 2019
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We’ve been following MLiR for a good while now, and it’s safe to say that the incredible Barcelona-based Swedish musical collective fronted by Marco Gegenheimer and Einar Christoffersson have never cease to amaze us. Today, we’re excited to share with you the premiere of their epic new video for not one, but two tracks, “El baile de los muertos” and “Mania”, both taken from their great “Trans-World Junktion” EP. The 20-minute video was made by Einar Christoffersson, using footage from around 160 movies and documentaries from the 60-70-80s. Just perfect! Watcth it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

Half part awesome exotica, half vigourous festival blitzin’, the “Trans-World Junktion” EP is a summer-ready two-tracker that packs enough musical twists and turns to put your favourite quadruple 12-inch to shame. The recond marks MLiR’s second release on Studio Barnhus three years after their sublime “Swedish Lo-Life” EP.

The “Trans-World Junktion EP” is out now on Studio Barnhus. Get it here, and stream the whole thing below.

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[Premiere] Violet: “Half Crazy”

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August 15th, 2019
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Dear riders, we have something special for you. An album that you may have heard rumors about being released, an album that you surely have been waiting, an album that is amazing. Well, the rumors are true and our truly beloved Violet releases her debut album “Bed of Roses” on Dark Entries; one of our favorite labels as well.

We have introduced both Violet and Dark Entries in the past, but there is always something to share when it comes to great, innovative and inspiring artists and labels. Violet, the alias of Inês Borges Coutinho, was born and raised as a DJ in magical Lisbon and it was in 2012 when she began producing her own music. She is the producer boss of the successful Naive records, co-founder of Rádio Quântica, and mina resident, a collectively run queer party. Inês loves all kinds of music, she is honest in everything she does, and despite all her accomplishments, she is really humble and we admire her both for her personality and her powerful music.

The one port city has thankfully met another one, and San Francisco’s Dark Entries, which celebrates its ten-year history, gets Violet on board. Josh Cheon, a vinyl-focused DJ, keen collector and our respected friend, is the founder of the label which has been characterized as the one that “is shedding light on forgotten masterpieces”, rereleasing rare or hard to find ‘80s-centric music – which includes EBM, new wave, Italo, Hi-NRG, proto-house, synth pop, post punk and more, and we can surely add, the one that releases new great music, influenced from the 80’s and the one that has developed a level of trust few labels manage to accomplish on such a wide scale in under a decade.

Coming back to Violet’s album, “Bed of Roses” contains 10 songs made as a sort of childhood-teenage memories diary, a return to things Inês liked then and also the difficult things she’s been through. And yes, the title comes from the Bon Jovi song that Inês loved as a 9-year old. Inês says, “I wrote this music as a healing device that I hope can somehow help heal others too.” All songs have been mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The jacket features an original design by Eloise Leigh that incorporates themes of self-inspection and hope mixing a teen bedroom girly vintage scrapbook aesthetic with contemporary 3D mapping techniques.

Today, finally, we’re really excited to premiere the album’s 4th track, the incredible “Half Crazy”. Its title kinda speaks the truth. Your senses wake up with 80’s synth sounds, alongside a magnetic breakbeat rhythm and in the middle of the track a “crazy”, playful, wanna-move melody shows up and you can’t get enough of this ride! The repeat button is on. Blast the track above!

Violet’s “Bed of Roses” drops on September 20th via Dark Entries. Pre-order it here.

p.s. Each LP contains a postcard featuring a childhood photo of Inês with notes.

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Lovefingers / Various Artists – Fingertracks : Vol 1

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August 2nd, 2019
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This ride is a special one. It’s both the beginning of an excellent sonic trip and the collection of musical treasures of the past.

Our beloved Andrew Hogge, aka Lovefingers, presents his first “Fingertracks vol. 1” compilation. It was back in 2006, when you had to discover music on your own and the musical landscape was completely different than now, that Andrew created the Lovefingers.org series, where he uploaded one song every day for almost five years; the end came on New Year’s Day 2010. Among the countless music sites – at least for the ones who used to “dig” the digital world of that time without the “help” of today’s social media and the storm of ads and notifications – Andrew’s site was an oasis in the desert, a truly open-minded, democratic and educated selection of music for our secret, late-night right click and ‘save link as’ pleasure. As he says “I never considered Lovefingers.org a ‘blog. There was no writing or opinions, the music always spoke for itself. It was more of a giant mix that grew very slowly—a living chronicle.”

This excitement of hunting and discovering music and Andrew’s contribution to the records’ galaxy will be imprinted on ten volumes of the Fingertracks compilations and now we both feel lucky and excited to fuel our ears with the first one, including the sounds of Lifetones, Nuno Canavarro, Electronic System, Eddie Callahan and more. The compilation has been described as “a snapshot of the aural delights that were on offer to those of a ‘leftfield’ persuasion who found the site and dutifully tuned in for the daily shot of sonics proper. A finely and carefully crafted, lovingly curated handful of records that Andrew has revisited in order to tell the story of his most influential and essential modern musical resource”.

Let this exciting tale begin and enjoy its first volume!

“Fingertracks vol. 1” is out via Hogge’s much loved label ESP Institute. Get it here.

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Wolfram: “My Love Is For Real (feat. Haddaway)” [Larse Remix]

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August 1st, 2019
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Viennese producer Wolfram makes a welcome return with his new “Amadeus” LP, a nine-track record featuring collaborations with the likes of Peaches, Haddaway, Egyptian Lover, Yung Hurn, and more. Before it drops on September 13th, we’e treated to a four-track remix EP of the record’s lead single “My Love Is For Real”, featuring Haddaway. Here, we have for you a great remix of “My Love Is For Real” from the prolific producer Larse, who turns the track into a proper late-night house heater. Blast it above.

“My Love Is For Real” EP, which also features remixes from Lipelis, and Moscoman, drops on August 2, a co-release between DFA Records, Public Possession/ Live From Earth Klub.

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[Premiere] Curses: “Puttanesca”

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July 30th, 2019
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“They say an end can be a start” is what best describes today’s magnifique premiere. We welcome Motordiscs, a various artists record series created by Daniel Weil, the man behind former Parisian club Garage; the club was shut down on summer 2018. It was alive and lively for two years in the French capital, putting artists together and promoting an independent and alternative approach to electronic music parties. Motordiscs is its continuity, carrying Garage’s spirit and energy within it, and offering what the club used to offer; great vibes and great collectives.

The “Motordisc 1” EP is on its way and we are so excited to premiere A side’s first track “Puttanesca” by New Yorker/Berlin based artist Curses, who is known for blending Rock & Roll with the darker side of Disco, incorporating his ghostly vocals and guitar with flashes of EBM, New Wave, Post-punk, and psychedelic synth vibes.

The seven-minute track “Puttanesca” is all about it. It’s the track you feel the need to know what it is and who is responsible for this bouquet of surprises. A fantastic multi-dimensional tune with a steady beat, a melancholic and capturing guitar riff and as it develops the arpeggiator synth effects turn this ride into a melodic trip. Blast it above!

The “Motordisc 1” EP will drop on both digital and vinyl formats on September 6th. It also features tracks from the likes of Kasper Bjørke, Khidja and Zombies in Miami.

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Poolside: “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’ (feat. Panama)” Video

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July 29th, 2019
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LA’s Poolside are back after 18 months touring with a super band comprised of drummer Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture), bassist-singer Mattie Safer (The Rapture), percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls) and saxophonist-keyboardist/multi Casey Butler (Pharaohs).

Their new single “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’” is a sun-kissed collaboration with Australian R&B singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Panama. It’s just yet another fine example of Poolside’s signature daytime disco sound. As Jeffrey Paradise says: “This represents the new high-water mark for Poolside as it combines all the special elements that make up a classic Poolside jam with a well-developed vocal courtesy of Panama,” and he continues:“‘Can’t Stop Your Lovin’’ is the most fully realized vision of Poolside yet and I hope that it finds a place in the soundtrack to your life.” Great vibes all round!

The single “Can’t Stop Your Lovin'” is out now on Pacific Standard Records. Buy it here.

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