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It’s premiere time! Straight from Tel Aviv, artist/producer Noam Helfer, who now operates under the moniker Age is a box, is back with a stellar remix EP, following his addictive debut album on UK’s Needwant. The finest names in electronic music are here and among them is Needwant label boss, the amazing Sean Brosnan.

We’re delighted to premiere the lead single of the EP, Sean Brosnan’s “disco shake” extended remix of “Our Religion Is Truth”. The original track itself is undoubtedly beautiful with an atmospheric rhythmic energy and the vocal talents of Sasha Daniel. Sean shares his signature disco breeze throughout the whole track and it gets more vibrant, offering you a ride into groovy soundscapes. Blast the remix above and get ready for the dancefloor!

The EP drops this Friday October 18th. Get it here.

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It’s been a great a year for Mexican electronic producer André Fernández, aka Andre VII, running Platino Records to its 26th release, with showcases all over the country, and bringing Sonar Festival to Mexico for the first time.

On top, he released a 2-track collaborative EP with fellow Mexican producer Jaaw under Sincopat and a follow-up collaboration in the form of a new cosmic 4-track EP with two remixes from dark-disco and shamanic-italo embassadors Zombies in Miami and another one from Mexico’s hottest newcomer, Paulor.

“Creativity & Technology” talks about an outstanding artistic maturity. This extended play is described as an ode to the pursuit of creativity through the use of technological tools. Every single detail of these two tracks creates a perfect symmetry of psychedelic sounds submerged in time and modulation effects. The solid rhythmic structures that gravitates all the details, make this work a unique and innovative listening experience.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you the killer remix of “Creativity & Technology” from Zombies in Miami. Expect some dark and hypnotic basslines, piercing guitar power-chords and dreamy atmospheres. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “Creativity & Technology” EP is out now. Buy it here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 9

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September 24th, 2019
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The wait is over! It’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with LAGASTA’s annual free “Late Summer” compilation. The ninth installment is finally here and features exclusive tracks, previously unreleased edits and much-loved tunes, available as a free download for the first time. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 will take you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year.

As per usual, the new 18-track collection features lots of exclusive tracks from the likes of Kasper Bjørke, Massimiliano Pagliara, Kiwi, MLiR, Fabrizio Mammarella, ROTCIV, Younger Than Me, Local Suicide, Bawrut, Juan Ramos, and Boys’ Shorts.

It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, featuring Gerd Janson remix of Underground System, JKriv, Anatolian Weapons remix of Lena Platonos, Spencer Parker remix of Jacques Renault, Kapote, Lipelis remix of Kito Jempere, Dylan Moon and Sui Zhen.

Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Ride with us!

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 9 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. Kasper Bjørke – Corsicaa [exclusive]

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 9 than with an exclusive new track, entitled “Corsica”, from Danish extraordinaire Kasper Bjørke. Our beloved producer and DJ takes us for a trip to Corsica with a sublime new track that rewards repeat listens. It’s yet another example of Kasper Bjørke doing what he does best. What a ride!

02. Massimiliano Pagliara – Make Love And Push – Ups (Edit) [exclusive]

It’s time for a killer disco edit from fabulous Italian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Massimiliano Pagliara, who always delives the goods. His contribution to our new compilation is a previously unreleased track, entitled “Make Love And Push – Ups”, a perfectly-crafted rework of a disco treasure. Pure magic!

03. ROTCIV – Steamy [exclusive]

Berlin-based Brazilian producer ROTCIV’s great skills are here once again, as well as his fantastic dark synths. The track “Steamy” is an explosive tune, diving into 80s electro-disco soundscapes and blowing your mind with its cosmically atmospheric melodies.

04. Larry Gus – Taped Hands Here (Boys Shorts Remix) [exclusive]

Something special comes to our station from DFA Records. Boys Shorts, the duo of Vangelis, one half of LAGASTA and Greek-born, London-based Tareq, are making their debut with this club-ready remix of Larry Gus’ new single “Taped Hands Here”, a great tune from his upcoming new album “Subservient”, his fourth release for DFA, set to drop on October 25th. This six-minute remix is nothing less than pure dancefloor brilliance. Grab Boys Shorts’ first remix, exclusively on our compilation, and keep an eye out for these guys!

05. Fabrizio Mammarella – Unit [exclusive]

Italian producer Fabrizio Mammarella, who is also behind the Slow Motion & Wrong Era labels, is part of our compilation with “Unit”, a ten-minute epic electronic odyssey. It’s hard to put into words just how good this track is with beautifully crafted synths and classic drums. It ebbs and flows beautifully carrying the listener along with it. Just check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

06. Lena Platonos – Cyaniris (Anatolian Weapons 6 A.M. Eternal)

Thanks to Dark Entries, Lena Platonos’ third solo album “Lepidopetra”, which was originally released back in 1986, was reissued in 2018. Four contemporary Greek producers got also recruited to deliver remixes of their favorite tracks, and Anatolian Weapons works his magic on “Cyaniris” offering a magical late night ride through the New Wave forest. A simply amazing dark synth-pop treat. It’s now yours, courtesy of Dark Entries.

07. Kiwi – Time Cycle [exclusive]

London-based producer Kiwi never cease to amaze us. For our new compilation, he contributes a brand-new track called “Time Cycle” that finds him in such fine form. And this quality tune is a definitely a ride to remember.

08. Sui Zhen – Matsudo City Life

A stellar track from Melbourne pop artist Sui Zhen. The track “Matsudo City Life” has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now, and its lifted from her forthcoming album “Losing, Linda”, a follow-up to 2015’s “Secretly Susan”, set to drop on Septembwer 27th. The track “Matsudo City Life” is now available for free download, courtesy of Dot Dash Recordings/Cascine.

09. Younger Than Me feat. Local Suicide – Late Sunday Night [exclusive]

Younger Than Me and Local Suicide’s collaborative contribution exclusively for our compilation. Both duos have been killing it lately with a solid string of releases. With “Late Sunday Night” they deliver a hard-hitting, acid-infused party starter. Play it loud!

10. Bawrut – Fake Meditation [exclusive]

Let’s take a ride with Italian-born, Madrid-based producer and DJ Bawrut. Heavily influenced by the work of Chicago pioneers, the established European teachers and every sound he can find on the internet or in digging sessions, Bawrut’s taste toes a wonderfully balanced line between classics and brand new tracks. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Fake Meditation”, is an epic ride that clocks at nearly ten minutes. Not to be missed.

11. Jacques Renault – BK Slice (Spencer Parker Works Harder Mix)

Last year, Let’s Play House released LPH cofounder, Jacques Renault’s sophomore album, “BK Club Beats, Breaks & Versions”, a back-to-basics effort with Renault doing what he does best. Few weeks ago, four remixes were presented and one of them is yours now for absolutely free. The track “BK Slice” got remixed by London-born, Berlin-based Spencer Parker and the result is a sunny disco strutter spinning across the dancefloor.

12. Underground System – Just A Place (Gerd Janson Remix)

Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson delivers a driving big room friendly interpretation of “Just A Place”, a downtown-NY-meets-afro-disco-stylings tune, from Brooklyn-based band Underground System. The original track is taken from the band’s debut “What Are You” LP. Held together by Janson’s signature pulsing italo bass, New Beat influence, this dancefloor-ready remix is now available for free downlload, courtesy of Soul Clap Records.

13. Kapote – Delirio Italiano

Italo disco at its best! Kapote is the enigmatic staple of Berlin’s Toy Tonics label and back in April he released his first album titled “What It Is”, which included “Delirio Italiano”. A disco flavored house track with a deep bassline and delicious funky vibes. For our compilation Vol. 9, Kapote kindly contributes with this dancefloor-filler track, we have on repeat all this time, and which has just been released as part of the remix EP2. It’s yours, courtesy of Toy Tonics.

14. Kito Jempere – Lifetime Theme (Lipelis Kebab House Remix)

The track has been on repeat and we can’t get enough of it. Our beloved Kito Jempere’s track “Lifetime Theme” got reworked by Lipelis, a Russian studio wizard and music maniac. The result is a cosmic treasure of sounds; exotic chords, tropical vibes, lively melodies and that bass, which is absolutely captivating. It’s now yours for free, courtesy of Italy’s Hell Yeah Recordings.

15. Juan Ramos – Blue Dunes [exclusive]

Berlin’s own Juan Ramos, of Discodromo’s infamous queer party Cocktail D’Amore and one half of GreenVision, lands on our station with an exclusive new track called “Blue Dunes”, a perfectly crafted house tune for your next car rides.

16. MLiR – “Radion (Until We Meet Again, My Furry Friend)” [exclusive]

With “Radion (Until We Meet Again, My Furry Friend)”, MLiR,
the incredible Barcelona-based Swedish musical collective fronted by Marco Gegenheimer and Einar Christoffersson, tackles the difficult topic of having lost someone so beloved and hairy, that in the darkest of nights you can still hear the distant barking of your little buddy. RIP.

Written and performed by Einar Christoffersson and Marco Gegenheimer.

17. JKriv – Say Wut (Rework)

This sublime rework “Say Wut” comes from our beloved Brooklyn-based producer, DJ, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, co-head of Razor-N-Tape Records JKriv. It’s a smooth and breezy beauty, ideal for driving down a coastal highway with the windows down. Pure class!

18. Dylan Moon – Song For Jerry

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 than with “Song For Jerry” from LA-based artist Dylan Moon. A beauty of a tune, “Song For Jerry” is taken from his recently released superb debut album “Only the Blues”, an album ornate with so many musical ideas to express that it teeters between ecstasy and anxiety. It’s now yours for free, courtesy of RVNG Intl.

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Massimiliano Pagliara: “Make Love And Push – Ups”

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September 18th, 2019
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Yeah! It’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with LAGASTA’s annual free “Late Summer” compilation. The ninth installment is just around the corner and, as always, features lots of exclusive tracks, previously unreleased edits and much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 will take you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year.

Before it drops on September 23th as a free download, we’re excited to share with all of you another taste from the upcoming compilation Vol.9. It’s time for a killer disco edit from our beloved Italian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Massimiliano Pagliara, who always delives the goods. His contribution to our new compilation, a previously unreleased nine-minute rework of a disco classic, is yet another example of Massimiliano Pagliar adoing what he does best. Blast it above, and get into the groove. Good times!

The “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 will be available as a free download via LAGASTA’S
Bandcamp on September 23th.

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It was six months ago when Berlin producers Franz Matthews and Local Suicide joined forces and made their debut on Eskimo Recordings. The “Meditation / Tutan Jamon” EP is a psychedelic disco trip, unconventional and alluring at the same time. Can this trip go further; With Eskimo and its genie everything is possible.

The remixes are here and today we’re so excited to premiere a superb remix of “Tutan Jamon” by Chaim from Tel Aviv. It’s not just that Chaim is one of our beloved artists. It’s also the fact that whatever he does he’s one step ahead, finding himself at the forefront of a booming electronic music culture. The original track “Tutan Jamon” is an exotic, mysterious track and Chaim transforms its dark mood into a groovier one, with an extra dose of hypnotic disco vibes, echoing vocals, without getting off the magical carpet and still offering an amazing Egyptian ride “in the land of the moving sand”. Blast it above!

Franz Matthews & Local Suicide’s “Meditation / Tutan Jamon” Remixes, which also features reworks by the likes of Manfredas, NTEIBINT and The Oddness, drops on 20th September via Eskimo Recordings. Pre-order it here.

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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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