LAGASTA 10 years compilation

DATE:
May 6th, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

DOWNLOAD: LAGASTA’s 10 years compilation HERE for the price of an e-mail

We are 10! Last Gas Station, aka LAGASTA, turns 10 this year, and celebrates its tunefully inspirational road trips through all these years in a very special way: a new compilation of exclusive covers! They invited some of their favourite artists and producers, who have been part of La.Ga.Sta.’s family all these years, to choose a best-loved song of theirs, and make a cover version of it for a new anniversary compilation. The outcome is an exceptional…track compilation that brings the most deserving music to the surface, from George Michael to Siouxsie and the Banshees and from Whitney Houston to Blood Orange. It’s a fusion of different decades and music styles. The 15-track compilation is now available as a free download, artwork by one of the most exciting graphic designers today, Portugal-born, NYC-based Bráulio Amado.

TRACKLIST:

01. Fainting By Numbers – A Different Corner

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Justus Köhncke deliver a sublime electronic cover of George Michael’s 1986 classic ballad “A Different Corner” as Fainting By Numbers. We just can’t get enough of it…

02. Zombies In Miami – Orient Express

Mexico’s finest Zombies In Miami pulled over once again at our station with this outstanding cover of Wish Key’s 1983 “Orient Express”, tailor made for your next car rides.

03. Amy Douglas – Cities In Dust

Straight from NYC, our beloved Amy Douglas does her magic once again, delivering a great cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Cities In Dust” from their 1986 LP “Tinderbox”. Play it loud!

04. Poolside – Strange Overtones (Yuksek Dub)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek has something special for us, a delicious dud version of Poolside’s glorious cover of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “Strange Overtone”. That’s the way we like it!

05. Curses – This Is The Day

NYC-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Luca Venezia, better known as Curses, take us for a ride with his brilliant take on his favourite The The song, “This Is The Day”.

06. Woolfy Vs. Projections – West End Girls

From LA streets to the Last Gas Station…Californian duo Woolfy Vs. Projections cover Pet Shop Boys’ classic “West End Girls” in their own special way. And we absolutely loved it!

07. Pional – Saint

Spanish producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Miguel Barros, Pional, puts his signature touch on this gorgeous cover of Blood Orange’s “Saint”.

08.Lauren Flax feat. Kim Ann Foxman – Pleasure Principle (Lauren Flax Revision)

Creep’s Lauren Flax revisits her 2014 killer cover of Janet Jackson’s ‘Pleasure Principle:, featuring Kim Ann Foxman, and the result is really something special. What’s not to love.

09. LAGASTA feat. Private Agenda – Love Is A Stranger

LAGASTA’s own contribution on the compilation is a cover of their all-time favorite Eurythmics song “Love Is A Stranger”, that’s been turn into a melodic haunted lullaby with the sensual vocals by Berlin’s duo Private Agenda giving the track an emotional approach. Ride with us…

10. Larry Gus – I Miss You variations feat. Polygrains

Yay! Our Greek psych-pop musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, has made a superb cover of Björk’s “I Miss You”. Featuring Polygrains, this groove-filled version is laced with infectious layers of percussion. It’s so damn good!

11. Benjamin Fröhlich – How Much Are

Permanent Vacation’s co-founder Benjamin Fröhlich serves his amazing version on a track that was a big inspiration for him through the years; the 1981 “How Much Are They”, an ’80s anthem from Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay, taken from their 1982 collaborative LP “Full Circle”.

12. Luxxury – Self Control

Los Angeles-based producer Blake Robin, aka Luxxury, works his magic on Laura Branigan’s 1984 cover of Raf’s “Self Control” and transforms it to a piano-driven, sun-drenched beauty, adding new sonic colours to this favourite song of ours, one of the defining songs of the ’80s. Just perfect!

13. Slow Hands – Springfield

New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, could not be possibly missing from our anniversary compilation! Take a ride with his splendid cover of Arthur Russell’s “Springfield” filled with percussions, handclaps, and sun-kissed disco vibes.

14. Moullinex & Xinobi – Human Fly

Moullinex and Xinobi, the Discotexas label founders, take us for a disco ride straight to Lisbon with their stunning cover of the Cramps classic “Human Fly”.

15. Kito Jempere feat. Noteless & Lovvlover – Cherish The (Darkest) Day

This is a truly perfect closer to our 10 years compilation. Kito Jempere delivers a special cover of Sade’s 1993 signle “Cherish The Day”, taken from her fourth studio album, “Love Deluxe”.

SHOUT OUT to all the artists and producers for making it happen.

Related:
Last Gas Station a compilation by LAGASTA

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Fainting By Numbers: “A Different Corner”

DATE:
April 29th, 2019
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

Resident Advisor just premiered another track from LAGASTA’s upcoming 10 years compilation of exclusive covers by some of our favourite artists and producers.

This time round, we’re treated to a stream of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Justus Köhncke frayed electronic cover of George Michael’s 1986 classic ballad “A Different Corner” as Fainting By Numbers. Just perfect! Blast it above.

LAGASTA’s 10 years compilation will drop on May 6th as a free download via Bandcamp, with artwork by one of the most exciting graphic designers today, Portugal-born, NYC-based Bráulio Amado. Good times!

Related:
Benjamin Fröhlich: “How Much Are They”

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Alexis Taylor: “Beautiful Thing” Video

DATE:
February 20th, 2018
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NEW MUSIC
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Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor returns with a new solo album, entitled “Beautiful Thing”, which follows last year’s “Listen With(out) Piano” reinterpretation album and 2016’s “Piano” LP. His fourth solo record represents the first time Alexis Taylor has made a solo album with a producer, that producer being Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of Mo Wax and DFA Recordings and member of UNKLE.

In his own words: “I made this album with Tim Goldsworthy – my first time working on solo music with a producer. I am so happy with the results – it feels like quite a departure to me, and we really had some fun making it, with some new technology as well as instruments we created just for this record. Whilst primarily made on my own with Tim, other guest musicians include Neil Hagerty, Susumu Mukai, and Emma Smith, and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip produced one track too. I am very excited for everyone to get to hear the LP in April.”

Today, Alexis Taylor has share the video for the album’s title track and the track that kick-started the recording process with Goldsworthy. With “Beautiful Thing”, he combines experimental, clattering noises with crazed, disco lavishness and bug-eyed acid house momentum to create something giddy and glorious. The video, directed by Edwin Burdis, is a suitably compelling counterpart. Watch it above.

The album “Beautiful Thing” arrives on April 20th on Domino. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Alexis Taylor: “I’m Ready”

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Alexis Taylor: “I’m Ready” Video

DATE:
June 3rd, 2016
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NEW MUSIC
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Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has shared a new video for his beautiful track “I’m Ready”, the first single off his upcoming solo LP “Piano”, which drops on June 10 via Moshi Moshi Records. The 11-track album, the follow-up to 2014’s “Await Barbarians”, finds Alexis Taylor pares everything back to just piano and voice for an intimate record of new songs, reinterpretations of his own writing, and a selection of favorites both well-known and unheard before by other artists. Pre-order the album here.

Directed by Simon Owens.

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

We are ready for the floor! Catch Alexis Taylor dropping a special DJ set at Dalston Superstore tonight for our first “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event. For more info head here.

Gasback:
Shit Robot: “End Of The Trail” (feat. Alexis Taylor)

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La.Ga.Sta.: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” Mixtape

DATE:
June 2nd, 2016
CATEGORIES:
MIXES
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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…”

Tracklist:
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.

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

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“There’s a party in my mind…And I hope it never stops.” La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London for a new clubnight called “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us this coming Friday June 3 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, Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, and Berlin’s disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda. You won’t want to miss this one – trust us. Get ready to get your groove on!

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

Laser Pit:
● Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
● Stathis (Discosodoma)
● Vangelis (LaGaSta)

Bar:
● This Soft Machine (Eskimo Recordings / MUC)
● Private Agenda -LIVE PA- (International Feel / BER)
● Wes Baggaley (Sleaze City)

Hosted by:
A Man To Pet & Max Allen

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

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

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Shit Robot: “End Of The Trail” (feat. Alexis Taylor) Video

DATE:
March 17th, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
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Earlier this month, DFA stalwart Shit Robot, aka Dublin native Marcus Lambkin, dropped his great new single “End Of The Trail”, featuring Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor on vocals. Now, the track gets a trippy video, which was directed and animated by Kevin McGloughlin. As he says: “This video was created using a technique I developed which I have nicknamed ‘Digi-Cut’ after the technique from which it is derived ‘Strata-Cut’.”

“End Of The Trail” will appear on Shit Robot’s upcoming third album “What Follows”, the follow-up to 2014’s “We Got A Love” LP, set to drop on May 6th via DFA Records. The new record marks a departure in Lambkin’s process – a simple, but fundamental one: getting away from the computer. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Shit Robot: “OB-8”

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Shit Robot: “End Of The Trail” (feat. Alexis Taylor)

DATE:
March 3rd, 2016
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
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Great news! Shit Robot, aka Dubliner Marcus Lambkin, returns with his third album, the follow-up to 2014’s “We Got A Love” LP, for DFA Records. Entitled “What Follows”, the new nine-track album features collaborations with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame), Museum Of Love, fellow Dublin producer New Jackson and punk singer Jay Green. It also includes a “winter mix” version of his recent hypno-house tune “OB-8”. “This record is a lot more analog than ‘We Got A Love’. Almost all of it comes from connecting machines together and playing around,” says Lambkin. Today, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s first single “End Of The Trail”, featuring Alexis Taylor on vocals. And it’s so damn good. Give it a spin above.

The “What Follows” LP will arrive on May 6th via DFA Records. Pre-order it here

Gasback:
Shit Robot: “Do That Dance” (feat. Nancy Whang)

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Alexis Taylor: “Without A Crutch (2)” Video

DATE:
May 23rd, 2014
CATEGORIES:
NEW MUSIC
REACTIONS: 1

Hot Chip’s frontman Alexis Taylor has just shared the video for his new single “Without A Crutch (2)”, taken from his forthcoming second solo album “Await Barbarians”, the follow-up to 2008’s “Rubbed Out”, which will drop on June 9th via Domino. You can pre-order your copy here.

Directed by Ben Stockley.

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Fainting by Numbers: “A Stone In The Ground”

DATE:
February 19th, 2013
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NEW MUSIC
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Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has teamed up once again with German techno producer Justus Köhncke, this time for a new project, called Fainting by Numbers. The pair’s debut single, a double a-side 12″, includes a cover of John Lennon’s “Watching The Wheels” and an original track, called “A Stone In The Ground”, on the b-side. Here’s the delicate synth-pop jam “A Stone In The Ground”, a delightful listen all around. Give it a spin above and drive slow.

Fainting by Numbers’ debut single “Watching The Wheels / A Stone in The Ground” arrives on April 15th via Moshi Moshi Records. You can pre-order your copy here.

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