DATE: June 21st, 2016
Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, have put together a great new mixtape called “Resonating Friction”, all smoothed-out and summery. Full of quality tunes, the 100-minute tape sounds like a perfect soundtrack for endlessly warm evenings and sunlit road trips. In their own words: “This is the first of series of mixes to be released over the summer months. Just been feeling inspired this summer so thought to share some tunes that have aided our inspiration in life. Hope everyone has a great summer and beyond.” Get your fill of the “Resonating Friction” mixtape above, and ride with us.
In related news, Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes has started a new project PLSD, and will soon drop his “Spacewalking/Normalized” 12” of slow spacey after party disco grooves on Phil South’s Golf Channel imprint. Pre-order it here.
DATE: June 11th, 2016
Summer is here! Jeffrey Paradise, one half of the LA’s infamous duo Poolside, has put together an excellent mixtape of tropical disco from around the world called “Rhythm Party”. Focusing on African and Caribbean rhythms fused with a disco beat, this sun-soaked hour-long mix features a choice selection of quality daytime disco tunes. Grab a piña colada, and get ready to party with Jeffrey Paradise.
DATE: June 2nd, 2016
This Friday is party time! Just 1 day to go til La.Ga.Sta.’s first “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event at our favorite London hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us will be one of our all-time heroes Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip for a special DJ set. We’re also excited to welcome two of our favorite artists for their London debut, Munich-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, and Berlin’s disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda. To set the right mood, we’ve put together a warm up “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape full of great tunes. This ride will surely last longer than 70 minutes. Grab this mix for free below, and blast it on you car stereo. Vrooom!
“There’s a party in my mind…And I hope it never stops…”
01. Pontchartrain – Luv 2 U
02. RaBo & SnoB – Here We Come
03. Private Agenda – Full Moon (Cazzo Pazzo Full Time Remix)
04. Hot Chip – Started Right (Joe Goddard Remix)
05. This Soft Machine – It’s Operational
06. Secret Squirrels #10 – Side A
07. Tom Zé – Correio Da Estação Do Brás (Vito & Druzzi Rework)
08. Red Axes – Sun My Sweet Sun
09. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)
10. Emmanuelle – Italove
11. Leon Vynehall – Paradisea
12. Marcus Marr – Rocketship
13. In Flagranti presents Jonny Sender – Disco Touch
14. Casino Times – Love In Time
15. Alain Chamfort – Paradis (Paradis Reprise)
DATE: May 19th, 2016
It’s time to beat the heat with Heat Beat! Just before bringing their legged punk-funk-dance XXXtravaganza to Europe, our beloved Melbourne heat beat collective NO ZU have put together this exclusive “Afterlife Eurotica” mix for La.Ga.Sta. to get us all in the right mood for the upcoming tour. Filled with choice selections, the 64-minute mixtape is a pure heater of a mix! NO ZU like to keep things shrouded in mystery, so there’s no tracklist.
Nicolaas Oogjes of the band says about the mix, “The ‘Afterlife Eurotica’ mix sums up our feelings about bringing the full-ZU-band XXXtravaganza to Europe for the first time! Sight seeing boogie, tourism funk, foreign mood rave, traveling groove hypnotics, and souvenir erotic feelings permeate throughout as they do in the collective ZU mind. Most tracks are completely fresh to me. Groove deepness that has floated around us in the Heat Beat ether from other DJ sets, from band-mates in dilapidated hostel rooms, from Melbourne community radio and from the depths of the ‘Afterlife’. Then there are a couple of ZU standards, pillars of the proto-XXX-boogie past like Parliament and Sydney’s own Severed Heads. See you this week Europe! Time 2 do the ZU with U.”
Grab the mix below, and make sure to check out the Alex Last-directed new 3D video for “Hi-Gloss, taken from their second LP “Afterlife”, out now on Chapter Music. Buy it here.
Download the “Afterlife Eurotica” mix for free here.
EU Tour Dates:
Fri 20 May – Russia – Moscow
Tues 24 May – UK – Leeds – Headrow House
Wed 25 May – UK – Glasgow – Hug & Pint
Thur 26 May – UK – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Fri 27 May – UK – London– Shacklewell Arms
Sat 28 May – France – Nantes
Sun 29 May – France – Paris – Villette Sonique Festival
Tue 31 May – UK – London w/Prince Rama
Wed 1 June – France – Rennes – Ubu Club
Thur 2 June – France – Amiens – La Lune des Pirates
Fri 3 June – Switzerland – Dudingen – KILBI festival
Sat 4 June – France – Nimes – This Is Not A Love Song festival
DATE: April 6th, 2016
About time! Poolside, our beloved Los Angeles-based duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, are back with a great new mixtape called “Contact High” full of daytime disco goodness. The 60-minute mix features tons of unreleased edits and new tunes. We can’t think of a better soundtrack for our spring rides. Grab it for free below, and ride with us.
01. Delegation – Oh Honey (Poolside Edit)
02. Le Pamplemousse – Gimmie What You Got (Poolside Edit)
03. Evinha – Esperar Pra Ver (Poolside & Fatnotronic Edit)
04. Bohannon – Save Their Souls (Poolside Edit)
05. Darondo – Didn’t I (Dave Allison Rework)
06. Giorgio Tuma ft. Laetitia Sadier – Through Your Hands Love Can Shine (Turbotito Remix)
07. Phillipi & Rodrigo – Gueto De Gent
08. Poolside – And The Sea
09. Your Song Is Good – Re-Search (Force Of Nature Remix)
10. Turbotito, Phillipi & Rodrigo – Cansao Para Laia (JKriv Remix)
11. Jeffrey Paradise – Dream With You (Bosq Remix)
12. The Rascals – Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon (Poolside Edit)
DATE: April 6th, 2016
London-based DJ/producer Harry Agius, aka Midland, has delivered the latest Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. The eclectic two-hour mix includes a variety of sounds from across the globe and exclusives from the man himself. Stunning. You can grab it for free below.
DATE: February 13th, 2016
Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Daniel.T. takes us for a ride with his excellent “Valentine’s Day” mixtape filled with some great tunes from The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Arthur Russell, Paul Simon, New Order, Television Personalities, and more. Grab this 73-minute mix for free below, and ride with us. Let’s fall in love.
The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Strange Games and Things
Jennifer Lara – I Am In Love
Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue
Risque – Starlight
K. Leimer – Two Voices
Gaussian Curve – Ride
The Blue Nile – Heatwave
René & Angela – I Love You More
The Revenge – Looking Up To You
Erdbeerschnitzel – To An End
The Velvet Underground – Some Kinda Love (Roller Radio & Daniel.T. Edit)
Arthur Russell – You And Me Both
Young Marco – Trippy Isolator
Paul Simon – The Rhythm of the Saints
The Durutti Column – Jacqueline
The Rakes – Binary Love (Loving Hand Remix)
New Order – Ceremony
Television Personalities – Stop And Smell the Roses
DATE: February 9th, 2016
La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London. Next stop: Dalston Superstore, one of our favorite hangouts, this Friday, February 12th. We’re beyond psyched for being part of In Flagranti’s – the mighty Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor – new event at Dalston Superstore, spinning records with them downstairs at the laser pit. Upstairs, Phil Passera of London’s outfit Payfone and Nadia Ksaiba, a regular fixture behind the decks of London’s East End club scene, will spin music to get you moving from boogie to electro Chicago house and R’n’B. We can’t wait!
To set the right mood, we’ve put together a warm up mixtape, called “Driving To Dalston Superstore”. The 63-minute mix also features some great tunes from the event’s fire line-up. Grab this mix for free below, and blast it on you car stereo. See you at Superstore!
01. Jacques Bon & Virgo Four – Machine Love
02. Emmanuelle – Free HiFi Internet
03. Nadia Ksaiba – Virtual Lover (Dub)
04. Lauer – Kilian
05. Waffles – Uriah
06. Space Coast – Please Release Me (Rabo & Snob Remix)
07. Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo – Feel My Love
08. Mark E – Sanctified
09. Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby (Vito & Druzzi Rework)
10. Payfone – Quarantine
11. Selvy – All Night
12. In Flagranti – Double Talk
13. Siren – A/Way (Faze Action Dub)
14. Palms Trax – High Point On Low Ground
15. Formation – Control (Chaos In The CBD Remix)
Download the “Driving To Dalston Superstore” mixtape here.
DATE: January 12th, 2016
Grab your car keys, fill up your tank and play on you car stereo The Magician’s first Magic Tape of 2016. The Magic Tape #58 is full of exclusive tracks and a few other surprises. “Perhaps the future hits of tomorrow, who knows?,” he says. When it comes to a magic ride, the Belgian producer can be your only guide. Download it below, and play it loud.
DATE: January 4th, 2016
Nicolas Jaar has put together a new mix to honor Resident Advisor’s 500th podcast. The 66-minute mix, a “strange and lovely bricolage”, is about last year and how everything turned around. In his own words: “Mix was recorded in December 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. Picture is from those new machines at passport control at JFK. Ask a friend to translate the Khalife track for you.” Download Jaar’s special mix here.
Kayan Kalhor & Ali Bahraini Fard – Between the Heavens and Me – World V
Alva Noto – Module 1 – Raster Noton
Ø – Syvâys – Sähkö
ENA – Divided 10 – Samurai
Ancestral Voices – Vine Of The Soul – Samurai
Lydia Lunch – Conspiracy Of Women – Other People
Talk Talk – The Rainbow – EMI
Lashun Pace – I know I’ve Been Changed – Savoy
Terekke – Wav1 – Self-Released
Angel – Dark Matter Leak – Mego
Barn Owl – Lotus Cloud – Not Not Fun
Keith Jarrett – You Don’t Know What Love Is (edit) – ECM
Diseño Corbusier – Chiquillo & Golpe de Amistad – Auxilio De Cientos
Against All Logic – LKJ – Other People
Kobayashi Maru – Typical Male Behavior – Voodoo Down
Steve Reich – Come Out
AAL – Fourteen Steps To A Better Life – Other People
Angel – Out – Mego
How To Dress Well/Lorenzo Senni – Words I Don’t Remember (Original dub)
Skee Mask – Cylo – Ilian tape
Nicolas Jaar – No One Is Looking At U – Other People
Terry Riley – Harp Of New Albion – Celestial Harmonies
Muslimgauze – Untitled – Muslimlim
Marcel Khalife & Mahmoud Darwish – Ahmad Emerges From Ancient Wounds
Nicolas Jaar – Swim – Other People
Dialogue: $13 Opera For Peace
Sound of two orange-tufted sunbirds running into each other mid-flight (Inaudible)
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