DATE: October 21st, 2015
Toronto-based producer and former Azari & III member Dinamo Azari is gearing up to drop his debut solo album “Estranged”, slated for release early next year on The Vinyl Factory. According to the label, the “music throughout ‘Estranged’ maintains the retro-tinted bubbliness of Azari’s past but also heads somewhere grittier, tougher and much further into the nightworld.” The record’s first single “Victim” is an infectious house groover that features the vocals of Azari & III’s singers Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. You can now watch the video for the track, directed by Gigi Ben Artzi and Givon Snir.
“Toronto has a thriving, young scene and it was imperative I stay close to it. The feeling is underground, rebellious, late night warehouse and loft events. I’m staying close to my roots and the results are on the record,” says Dinamo Azari. The album “Estranged” will arrive on on The Vinyl Factory on February 16, 2016, while the “Victim” single will come out on November 6. Pre-order it here.
DATE: February 6th, 2015
More dancefloor heat from Midlands-born, London-based retro-futurist house producer Laurence Blake, who recently added an extra “n” onto his moniker, from Citizen to Citizenn. Coming off a prolific year that him release some quality tunes, Citizenn is now getting ready to drop a new EP entitled “BE” on 2020Vision Recordings. The EPs title track finds him teaming up with S.Y.F. (Starving Yet Full), formerly of Canadian house revivalists Azari & III, to deliver “something a bit more emotive, something that could be listened to at home and in the club.” “BE” is such a great tune. Stream the 12-inch version above.
The “BE” 12” will arrive on February 9th, while the digital version will come out on February 23. The release also includes a “warehouse mix” by Citizenn himself and a remix by Andy Butler’s New York disco-house collective Hercules & Love Affair. Pre-order your 12” here.
DATE: November 27th, 2014
If there was a compilation that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Beats In Space 15th Anniversary”, an excellent two-disc compilation that celebrates 15 years of Tim Sweeney’s legendary Beats In Space radio show. The compilation’s first disc collects exclusive never-before-heard tunes and edits from Galcher Lustwerk, Azari & III, Barnt, Secret Circui, among others. It also features a great new track called “”A Million Things” from Bristol newcomer Samuel, which you can now stream above. It’s definitely worth a few spins.
The “Beats In Space 15th Anniversary” compilation with tons of exclusive tracks plus classics by the likes of Jon Talabot, Tensnake, Carl Craig, Plaid, Justin Vandervolgen, and Matias Aguayo, is out now on double-CD, 3xLP, and digital formats via Beats In Space Records. Buy it here.
DATE: February 10th, 2014
British producer Subb-an has returned with a new single, called “Say No More”, a collaborative track with Cedric Gasaida, aka Starving Yet Full, formerly of Canadian house revivalists Azari & III. This deep and sultry house track gets an equally subtle video treatment, which you can watch above.
“Say No More” is out now on vinyl, with the digial package arriving on March 3 via Crosstown Rebels. The release also includes a sprawling rework from Mathew Jonson. Pick up your 12” here.
For those who missed it, here is our latest radio show “OFF The Road” on OFF Radio. It features some of our favorite new tunes from Isaac Tichauer, Country Club, Cameo Culture, Moon Boots, Mario & Vidis, NSFW, and more. You can now listen/download it below. Join us again for another ride!
01. Volta Cab – What It Feels Like
02. Isaac Tichauer – Doing What I Got
03. ColeCo – Ricky Smiley
04. Jeremy Glenn – Box Life
05. Cameo Culture – Parts Of You And I
06. Azari & III – Into The Night (CFCF Remix)
07. Mario & Vidis – Care (feat. Ernesto)
08. Peter & The Magician – Memory (NSFW Remix)
09. Little Boots – Headphones (Moon Boots Remix)
10. Walker & Royce – You’re Not Welcome
11. Country Club – Croquet
12. Para One – Love Ave
DATE: March 4th, 2012
It’s that time again, vroomers. You can now download our last night’s radio show “OFF The Road”. It starts with the premiere of Pharao Black Magic’s brilliant new single “Amulet”. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday (22.00-23.00 EET) on OFF Radio. Stay gas!
01. Pharao Black Magic – Amulet
02. The Hacker – Mind Games
03. Metronomy – Corinne (Mario Basanov Remix)
04. Housse de Racket – Chateau (Mickey Remix)
05. Larry Heard – And So I Dance (Julio Bashmore Version)
06. Christophe – The Scene
07. Maxxi Soundsystem – Inside The Count
08. Azari & III – Into The Night (Softwar Remix)
09. Pollyester – Concierge d’Armour (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
10. Pitchben – Stand Up (Tiger & Woods Remix)
11. Canyons – When I See You Again (Duke Dumont Rain On Kilimanjaro Mix)
DATE: March 3rd, 2012
Sydney-based duo Softwar made a great seven-minute remix of Azari & III’s “Into The Night”. Definitely feeling this one and it’s perfect for your Saturday night. In case you missed it, check out Softwar’s new EP “This Time Around” here. This EP has been on repeat in our car stereo lately, so good!
DATE: February 1st, 2012
Hey vroomers, it’s that time again. Here’s the most downloaded 15 tracks of January on La.Ga.Sta. This is your Top 15 chart. Check out the list below, and relive the magic of January’s most popular mpfree’s. Fill it up!
DATE: January 6th, 2012
Last month we posted Tiga’s remix of Azari & III’s “Reckless (With Your Love)”, and here’s another great take on the track, this time by London’s Psychemagik. With these guys you will never get bored. Just perfect. Grab it for free now.
DATE: December 30th, 2011
Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis
La.Ga.Sta. offered its services to many weary travellers once more this year. By “following rivers” they drove “through the green” and found themselves in “English Riviera” only to come back again to our station for another refill.
Taking a Friday drive down this year’s memory lane, we think back on our numerous stops including among others:
Our after-hours, absolutely wicked dj set in the VIP room of Melt! Festival. We might have missed Cut Copy’s performance but we certainly had a blast. Shout out to T.E.E.D., Azari & III, Metronomy, Siriusmo, and Planningtorock for their stunning gigs.
The 15-track La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation 2011 with lots of exclusives released in August and downloaded by more than 15.000 vroomers in less than a month. Thank you guys!
Dancing ‘till we dropped with the Can You Relate? team at their super cool parties in Thessaloniki together with The Magician, Shit Robot, Villa, Moullinex, In Flagranti, Acid Washed, and Stopmakingme.
A huge thanks coming out to all of you who filled up our inbox with tons of tunes and mixes, wish we could post them all. Keep them coming.
It’s always such a great pleasure sharing sounds, words and feelings with all the people we love. We don’t really like making lists since we always forget to include everything we loved through the year. But, by popular demand, our pit stop crew tried to bring the Best of 2011 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EP’s, video) based on what we played most on our car stereo. It was certainly an amazing year with great releases that gave this station the “gas” it needed to carry on driving. Check out our lists below in no particular order. We don’t have winners or losers in this race only drivers that finally make it to the finish line.
This is the 2011 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroooommm!
La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2011
Metronomy – The English Riviera [Because Music]
Tiger & Woods – Through The Green [Running Back]
Washed Out – Within And Without [Sub Pop]
Azari & III – Azari & III [Loose Lips]
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther/Matador]
The Rapture – In the Grace Of Your Love [DFA Records]
Siriusmo – Mosaik [Monkeytown]
Discodeine – Discodeine [Dirty]
Cut Copy – Zonoscope [Modular]
Rimer London – Rimer London [Magnetron]
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost! [DFA Records]
Yuksek – Living On The Edge Of Time [Polydor]
Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven [Acéphale]
Cults – Cults [Columbia]
Canyons – Keep Your Dreams [Modular]
Com Truise – Galactic Melt [Ghostly International]
6th Borough Project – One Night In The Borough [Delusions Of Grandeur]
Beni – House Of Beni [Modular]
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [Codek]
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves [Domino Records]
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