La.Ga.Sta.: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” Mixtape

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)

Download the “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape here.

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Alexis Taylor, This Soft Machine, Private Agenda.

Friday 3 June 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night
For more info head here.

Hot Chip: “Started Right” [Joe Goddard Disco Remix]
This Soft Machine: “This Place Was Meant For Me”
Private Agenda: “Paralysed”

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NO ZU: “Afterlife Eurotica” Mix for La.Ga.Sta.

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

NO ZU: “Spirit Beat”

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Poolside: “Contact High” Mixtape

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)

Download the “Contact High” mixtape here.

Little Dragon: “Cat Rider” [Poolside Remix]

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Midland: “Essential Mix”

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.

Download the mix here.

[full tracklist on reactions]

Midland: “Double Feature”

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Daniel.T.: Valentine’s Day Mix

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

Download the mix here.

Daniel.T.: “Late Late Late In The Evening”

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Driving To Dalston Superstore | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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.

For more info head here.

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The Magician: Magic Tape 58

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.

Download the “Magic Tape 58” for free here.

Alina Barraz & Galimatias: “Fantasy” [The Magician Remix]

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Nicolas Jaar: RA.500 Mix

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)

Nicolas Jaar: “Fight”

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The Magician: Magic Tape 57

December 2nd, 2015

The mighty Belgian producer The Magician takes us for yet another magic ride with the last “Magic Tape” of the year and it’s a great one. As he says: “I found very interesting and awesome new music this month which makes this Magic tape is a bit different than usual. Be open minded, press play and don’t hesitate to leave a comment, always appreciated.” Grab it for free below, and blast it on your car stereo.

Download the “Magic Tape 57” here.

Alina Barraz & Galimatias: “Fantasy” [The Magician Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta.: “Never Be Apart” Mixtape

November 27th, 2015

We’re beyond psyched to bring you our next event, an evening with Chicago’s finest and one of our favorite producers/DJs The Black Madonna. Having already wowed us with her killer releases on labels such as Argot, The Nite Owl Diner, and Stripped & Chewed, The Black Madonna is coming to Greece for the first time this Sunday November 29th at Cantina Tropicana in Thessaloniki. We can’t wait!

A sublime technician behind the decks, The Black Madonna is known for fluent and dynamic vinyl sets, which span from disco to techno. And then of course, there’s her inimitable energy, an infectious joy and ability to connect with the room, which along with her skill has cemented her as a beloved regular and crowd favorite at revered venues such as Panorama Bar. Yes, dance music needs riot grrrls!

To set the right mood, we’ve put together a warm up mixtape called “”Never Be Apart”. The 73-minute mix features great tracks from the likes of The Juan MacLean, Wolfram, KiNK, Vito & Druzzi, Midland, Bottin, Peaking Lights, Whatever Whatever, and of course The Black Madonna. Grab this mix for free below, and blast it on you car stereo. WE STILL BELIEVE.

01. The Black Madonna – Stay
02. Wolfram – United 707
03. Stephan Eicher – Les Filles Du Limmatquai (Whatever Whatever Remix)
04. Tunnel Signs – Sylvan Mist
05. Herbert – Middle (KiNK Remix)
06. Brian Ring – Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone
07. Palms Trax – Sumo Acid Crew
08. Vito & Druzzi – It’s EZ (feat. Xavier)
09. De Lux – It’s A Combination (Peaking Lights Disco Dub)
10. Midland – Double Feature
11. Roland Tings – Hedonist
12. World’s End Press – Tall Stories (Bottin Remix)
13. The Juan MacLean – Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)

Download the “Never Be Apart” mixtape here.

LA.GA.STA. presents: An evening with The Black Madonna
Sunday 29 November 2015 @ Cantina Tropicana
Starts at 18:00 pm – Entrance free
For more info head here.

[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

The Black Madonna: “Stay”
The Black Madonna: “A Jealous Heart Never Rests”