Slow Hands: “Springfield (Arthur Russell Cover)”

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April 26th, 2020
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This Sunday evening we revisit a sublime cover by New York-based musician and producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, an organic specialist who always delivers the goods. For LAGASTA’s “10 years” anniversary covers compilation, Slow Hands has contributed his own take on “Springfield”, one of the last compositions Arthur Russell wrote in his all too short lifetime, which was released all the way back in 2006. On this cover, he adds his own unique flavor and transforms “Springfield” into something completely different, a trombone-infused, sun-drenched beauty with a healthy dose of live percussive elements. It’s every bit as top notch as you’d expect from Slow Hands.

In his own words: “While finishing this cover so many things passed through my mind. Russell’s influence on the NYC music scene, dance music, rock music, classical music… but all that is just an attempt to place him in a genre. His music defies genre to this day. We very much live in an era of listening to music with our eyes more than our ears, of filtering things to such a degree that everything seems perfect. Russell’s music is the opposite of that, it’s imperfections are what make it perfect. I don’t know if i was able to do this song’s imperfections any justice, but i learned a lot trying.”

Grab a free download of Slow Hands’ “Springfield” via LAGASTA’s Bandcamp page.

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Bell Towers: “Another Lonely Night In Berlin”

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April 15th, 2020
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Rohan Bell-Towers, the Melbourne-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer who records simply as Bell Towers, pays tribute to Robin Gibb by covering his 1983 single “Another Lonely Night In New York” from his second solo album “How Old Are You?”. Recorded at home in Berlin just last month, this beautiful cover “Another Lonely Night In Berlin” is now available as a name-your-price download via Bell Towers’ Bandcamp page. As he says: “Felt like the right time to record this cover, which I’ve been thinking about for a while. Thank you Robin for the music.”

Related:
Bell Towers: “Sexy Sex – Collected Edits 2013​-​20”

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Desire: “Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order cover)”

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February 14th, 2020
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Happy Valentine’s Day with Desire’s cover of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle”, produced by Johnny Jewel. The “Bizarre Love Triangle” single, backed with a dirty disco edit, an acapella and an instrumental version, is out now via Italians Do It Better.

Get yourself a copy here.

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LAGASTA 10 years compilation

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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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Amy Douglas: “Cities In Dust”

DATE:
May 3rd, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

Last Gas Station, aka La.Ga.Sta, turns 10 this year, and celebrates its tunefully inspirational road trips through all these years in a very special way!

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.

Amy Douglas could not be possibly missing from our anniversary compilation! Straight from NYC, Amy, our beloved and truly talented vocalist and songwriter, does her magic once again. Her choice is the 1985’s track from Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Cities In Dust”, lead single of their album “Tinderbox”, released back in 1986. Amy’s cover is a transformation of an 80’s classic anthem into a fabulous 2019 disco masterpiece! Amy’s outstanding and captivating vocal range is beautifully applied to a fresh disco groove. You can feel her voice along with the dancy beat and the melodic synths filling the air around you. This cover was produced by Tim Wagner of 33hz, who co-wrote and produced “Never Saw It Coming”. Get ready to press the repeat button and sing “Oh your city lies in dust, my friend”. Enjoy this perfect ride!

And a big thanks to Amy Douglas and all the artists who took part in this festive compilation and for creating such strong sonic heartbeats! See you on the dance floor!

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:
Amy Douglas: “Never Saw It Coming”
Amy Douglas: “Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Remix)”

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Luxxury: “Self Control (Laura Branigan cover)”

DATE:
May 2nd, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

Another day, another premiere! Our good friends over at Melodic Diggers just dropped a new premiere from LAGASTA’s upcoming 10 years compilation. It’s Luxxury’s amazing cover of “Self Control”. Play it loud!

Lagasta turns 10 this year. To celebrate this they invited some of their favourite artists and producers to choose a favourite song and make a cover version of it for a new anniversary compilation. The 10 years anniversary compilation will drop on May 6th as a free download.

Los Angeles-based producer Blake Robin, aka Luxxury, contributes to the compilation with a cover of a 1984 classic. Known for his disco/house signature sound, he works his magic on Laura Branigan’s 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 1980s.

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”
Fainting By Numbers: “A Different Corner”
Curses: “This Is The Day”

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Curses: “This Is The Day”

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May 1st, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

Five more days until the release of our 10 years compilation, and our good friends over at Liquid Youth has another premiere for you: it’s Curses contribution with his exclusive cover of “This Is The Day”. Superb!

Celebrating 10 years of inspirational road trips through musical landscapes, Last Gas Station, aka La.Ga.Sta. invited some of their most beloved artists and producers, who have grown part of the LAGASTA family over the years, to cover one of their all time favourite tracks for the anniversary compilation. The outcome is a fusion of different decades and music styles, ranging from George Michael to Siouxsie, and from Pet Shop Boys over to The The and Blood Orange.

We have the pleasure of streaming the contribution of Luca Venezia, better known by most as Curses. As part of the Ombra International family, and maintaining a steady string of releases on Dischi Autunno, Wrong Era and Bordello A Parigi, Curses offers an ethereal take on his favourite The The song with his signature style and aesthetic.

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”
Fainting By Numbers: “A Different Corner”

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Fainting By Numbers: “A Different Corner”

DATE:
April 29th, 2019
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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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Suzanne Kraft: “Nordsee”

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September 21st, 2017
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Los Angeles’ Diego Herrera, who’s currently based in Amsterdam, has returned with a superb new cover under his Suzanne Kraft alias. His cover of “Nordsee” by German Synth-pop producer Andreas Dorau is taken from the DEEK Recordings compilation “Covered In Gloria”. The record pulls in a set of especially commissioned diverse versions of classic tracks by the likes of Joe Jackson, Kim Wilde, Beastie Boys, Wham! and Roy Orbison.

Buy it here.

Gasback:
Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft: “Time, Being”

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Roosevelt: “Teardrops”

DATE:
December 6th, 2016
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After dropping one of our favorite albums of 2016, Cologne-based singer/producer Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt, has returned with this glorious sun-drenched cover of Womack & Womack’s 1988 classic “Teardrops” in his signature style. As he says: “We’ve been playing this Womack&Womack cover at my live shows – so I went back in the studio to record it. This is one of my favourite tracks of all time and it’s always a special moment playing it live”. Roosevelt’s self-titled debut album is out now on Greco-Roman/City Slang.

Get yourself a copy of Roosevelt’s “Teardrops” cover here.

Gasback:
Roosevelt: “Moving On”
Roosevelt: “Belong”

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