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It’s premiere time with the fifth release in the Pleasure of Love edit series which features LA’s Daniel T. (Heat-Wave, Cascine, Let’s Play House) and Duckcomb (Emotional Rescue, Cultures of Soul, Universal Cave). Apart from producing heady disco house tunes, delivering infectious versions of rare and classic dancefloor cuts and setting clubs on fire with their DJ sets, DT and DC are both diggers and notable collectors of funk, soul, and disco sounds from around the world. “Pleasure Of Edits 05” is a four-tracker that serves italo- balearic and pure disco grooves.

The B side’s leading track “Caja Negra” is premiering here today and we’re so excited! The “Versión Acido” of “Caja Negr” is an acid-filled South American hybrid remake of a house anthem. It’s the absolute groovy ride. Diverse synths and vocals come and go lifting your mood up and bringing chills to your body. A tune you can’t help but dance to. Summer vibes all round!

Daniel T. & Duckcomb’s “Pleasure Of Edits 05” drops on June 28th via Pleasure of Love.

Pre-order it here.

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[Premiere] Daniel T.: “Penguin Vacation”

DATE:
May 14th, 2018
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Los Angeles-based producer Daniel T. joins Brooklyn’s Razor’n’Tape family with a stellar new EP of homegrown and international flavor. Known for his crisp production work as half of Cosmic Kids and more recent solo outings on Chit Chat Records and Let’s Play House, on this four-track 12″, entitled “Daniel T. Edits”, he also shows his talent for selecting and editing. Before it drops on May 25th, we’re treated to the soulful vibes of “Penguin Vacation”, a finely crafted sun-drenched groover! Give it a spin above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

Pre-order the “Daniel T. Edits” 12” here.

Gasback:
Daniel T: “Moonlight Bounce”

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LAST GAS STATION a compilation by LAGASTA

DATE:
March 20th, 2018
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New label, new compilation, new adventures…

Excting news! After reaching volume 7, LAGASTA’s “Late Summer” compilation series has now become a trademark for the ending of summer. Featuring some of the finest tracks of the year, the compilation is packed with sun-kissed, groove-filled tunes that provide you with a never-ending summer feeling. Fueling many blissful joyrides at no cost and free download as always.

Now, LAGASTA is proud to present something new and special in the form of a double-vinyl album. A tangible compilation series, entitled “Last Gas Station”, which is compiled with only exclusive tracks. The first “Last Gas Station” compilation features 12 new tracks and aims to showcase artists that the site has followed for many years, as well as promising talents to keep an eye on. It also marks the launch of our exciting new label, LAGASTA Records.

The collection’s opening track is a sunshine-filled slice of daytime disco from LA’s duo Poolside recent album “Heat”, which is remix by Baio, aka Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio. Next one is Crew Love’s David Marston, who teams up with Dan Izco for a blissful ride. Mexico’s finest Zombies in Miami deliver a dancefloor odyssey in the form of “Temple of Love”, while Italian duo Marvin & Guy drop an epic slow-burner called “Asbek”.

DFA’s Greek mastermind Larry Gus never ceases to amaze us with yet another example of what he does best, followed by “Charlie Rose”, a classy, club-ready track from Brooklyn’s duo Vito & Druzzi, aka Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel “Druzzi” Andruzzi, best known for being the drummer and multi-instrumentalist of DFA’s The Rapture. Next up, Adelaide-based producer James Curd and Turbotito, aka Los Angeles producer Filip Nikolic of Poolside, have joined forces once again for a new collaborative tune “Lost” filled with warm grooves and melancholic synths, followed by our favorite NY unstoppable disco funkers Midnight Magic with their infectious track “Through The Motions” of pure disco glory.

Woolfy Vs Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, keep the summer vibes going with their track “Your Past Behind”, a quality example of the signature sound. Disco Halal’s Moscoman teams up with MoRayon for an extra dose of lush vibes on “Play No Game”. LA’s Daniel T. takes us for a ride with “Moonlight Bounce”, a perfectly crafted tune full of melodic soundscapes, while Peaking Lights Acid Test, the live instrumental disco project of APC (Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights) closes the compilation in the best way possible with a gorgeous slice of synth rhythm heaven.

LAST GAS STATION
Tracklisting

Side A
Poolside – And The Sea (Baio’s 305 Vibes Version)
David Marston & Dan Izco – In My Eyes (feat. Novelty Daughter)
Zombies in Miami – Temple Of Love

Side B
Marvin & Guy – Asbek
Larry Gus – 4 Fran Ten
Vito & Druzzi – Octavia Butler

Side C
Turbotito & James Curd – Lost
Midnight Magic – Through The Motions
Woolfy VS Projectios – Your Past Behind

Side D
Moscoman – Play No Game (feat. Mo Rayon)
Daniel T. – Moonlight Bounce
PLSD Peaking Lights Acid Test – Jungle Dancing

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Daniel T.: 1983 Mixtape

DATE:
January 29th, 2018
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La.Ga.Sta is super excited to launch a new series of mixtapes starting today. Every month we invite a producer/dj/artist to choose his favourite year in music and give us a mixtape with tracks only from that year. For January, we asked our beloved Los Angeles-based producer and avid vinyl collector Daniel T. to “drive through” his favourite year, and he went with the year of his birth, 1983. Take a long ride his with excellent “1983” mixtape, an hour-long venture into sun-soaked, early 80’s schlock. All tracks taken from his personal record collection. Give this mix a spin above, and keep an eye out for his upcmiong full-length album, coming out this summer. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!

Tracklist:
Sony Super Walkman Commercial 1983
Michael Franks – When Sly Calls (Don’t Touch That Phone)
Wham! – Blue
Sandra Sá – Candura
Toshiki Kadomatsu – Take Me Far Away
Kinky Foxx – So Different
Gloria Weems – Wanna Dance With You
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Long Version)
Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises (Extended Version)
Affinity – Don’t Go Away (Runaway Dub)
Curtis Hairston – I Want You (All Tonight) (Vocal)
Junko Yagami – Bay City
Oliver Cheatham – Something About You
Chaz Jankel – Whisper
David Keaton – Gloria
Mary Jane Girls – Candy Man
Krisma – I’m Not In Love
The Flying Pickets – Only You

Gasback:
Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

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Marine Girls: “A Different Light (Daniel T. Edit)”

DATE:
September 21st, 2017
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Our beloved Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Daniel T. of Cosmic Kids fame strikes gold with his hazy, blissful rework of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, specially made for our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7, which is now available as a free download. On his perfectly crafted rework, Daniel T. creates a nostalgic mood for all those special moments of a summer gone by. We’d expect nothing less from this guy.

This Saturday September 23, catch Daniel T. dropping a special DJ set at Uberdooze in Thessaloniki, Greece for the celebration of the release of La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7. Late summer disco vibes all round!

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7 here for the price of an e-mail.

Gasback:
Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7

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August 28th, 2017
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Here we go again! We’re psyched to bring you the seventh installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series. As always, the new “Late Summer” compilation is filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips.

The new collection features lots of exclusive tracks, including DJ Tennis’ killer remix of The Juan MacLean’s new single “The Brighter The Light” on DFA Records, Yuksek’s previously unreleased edit of “Can’t Stop”, Rabo & Snob’s great new track “Zeshto”, Daniel T.’s blissful edit of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, Private Agenda’s brilliant new track “Texture”, and a Brazilian disco-flavored rework of “Bicho Ruim” by Fatnotronic and Joutro Mundo. It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, including Holy Ghost! x Cooper Saver, Banks x Poolside’s Turbotito, Soul Clap x Eli Escobar, STATUE x Moscoman, Tenskane’s new side project Gemini Rising, Formation x Mall Grab, and – last but certainly not least – Tiger & Woods. It’s yours for FREE.

The 14-track compilation is a fine selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. The Salsoul Orchesta – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Dimitri From Paris Reprise Re-Touch)

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 7 than with a top-notch edit from our beloved French disco-house veteran Dimitri From Paris. Originally released in 2015 as a Japan-only 7inch exclusive on the iconic label Salsoul Records, his edit of The Salsoul Orchesta’s classic “Ooh I Love It (Love Break)” is now available for digital free download for first time ever. A must have!

02. Yuksek – Can’t Stop (Edit)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek, purveyor of all things post-disco, house and pop, takes us straight to the dancefloor with his previously unreleased killer rework of Sylvester’s classic “Can’t Stop Dancing”. Yuksek’s rework “Can’t Stop” in his own trademark style is absolute fire. It’s now yours for absolutely free, exclusively on our compilation.

03. The Juan MacLean – The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)

DFA stalwart The Juan MacLean has a new single on the way, called “The Brighter The Light”, and it’s a great one. Before it drops, we are honored to have as an exclusive free download our favorite remix of the track by Italian producer and Life And Death founder Manfredi Romano, aka DJ Tennis. In his capable hands, the original track is transformed into an eight-minute epic ride. Pure class. You can download this remix for free, courtesy of DFA.

04. Banks – Trainwreck (Turbotito Dub Reggae Remix)

Known for his work as one half of daytime disco duo Poolside, LA-based producer Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito, keeps the summer vibes going on with his sun-drenched dub “Reggae” remix of “Trainwreck” by California singer Banks, a track taken from her recent second album “The Altar”. This superb dub version is pure summer vibes. What’s not to love?

05. Rabo & Snob – Zeshto

We’ve been following Tel Aviv-based veteran discoteers Rabo & Snob for a good while now, and it’s safe to say that the prolific duo of Ronen Sabo and Eyal Rob have never cease to amaze us. Specially made for our new compilation, the duo’s gorgeous new track “Zeshto” is yet another quality example of Rabo & Snob doing what they do best. This one will get some serious rotations on our car stereo. What a ride!

06. Soul Clap feat. Ebony Houston – Numb (Eli Escobar Dub)

New York house veteran Eli Escobar works his magic once again on “Numb”, the Ebony Houston-featuring funky tune from Boston’s finest Soul Clap. His dub version of “Numb”, one of the standout tracks from the duo’s recent second self-titled album, is pure dancefloor brilliance. That’s the way we like it.

07. Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (Cooper Saver Remix)

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver, known for throwing the Far Away parties, mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab, delivers a groovy and funky disco-influenced remix of “Crime Cutz” by Holy Ghost!, the Brooklyn-based synth-dance duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. The original seven-minute funky disco tune is lifted from the duo’s superb EP of the same name, released last year via DFA. The remix, which was previously used as a promo-only remix online, is finally available for you to keep.

08. STATUE – Monument (Moscoman Remix)

Tel Aviv’s enfant terrible Moscoman turns his hand to “Monument”, a great tune from Melbourne’s live percussion-based dance project STATUE, the brainchild of drummer Tom Gould. The result is a percussive dancefloor odyssey. Taken from Statue’s recent four-track EP on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records.

09. Formation – Pleasure (Mall Grab Remix)

Here’s something special from Mall Grab. The Australian producer Jordon Alexander adds an extra dose of lush vibes in his sublime take on “Pleasure” by rising London quintet Formation. You can grab a copy of his remix of “Pleasure”, courtesy of Meno Records/Warner Bros.

10. Gemini Rising – Sunrise Boulevard

Let’s take a ride with “Sunrise Boulevard”, a brilliant track from Gemini Rising, a new side-project of German producer Tensnake with frequent vocal collaborator Fiora and producer Lester Mendez. Taken from their recent self-titled debut EP, a four-tracker of ’80s synth pop goodness. Just perfect for driving down the Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down.

11. Private Agenda – Texture

Our beloved Berlin disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track, entitled “Texture”, and it’s nothing short of pure brilliance. This delicious disco-infused pop tune is Private Agenda at their best! You can download this track, exclusively on our compilation.

12. Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Bicho Ruim (Rework)

Tropical disco grooves from Brazil with love. Fatnotronic and Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, two of Brazil’s major disco forces, have teamed up once again to deliver a previously unreleased rework of “Bicho Ruim”, a Brazilian disco-flavored tune that’s guaranteed to light up the dancefloor. Another great exclusive track on our new compilation.

13. Kraak & Smaak feat. Ivar – Way Back Home (Tiger & Woods Remix)

A classy remix from Tiger & Woods. The Italian disco maestros have worked their magic on Kraak & Smaak’s track “Way Back Home”, featuring yearning soul vocals from the trio’s live band singer Ivar. The remix is lifted from Kraak & Smaak’s “Way Back Home” EP on Brooklyn’s label Razor-N-Tape.

14. Marine Girls – A Different Light (Daniel T. Edit)

Los Angeles-based producer/Dj and all round cool guy Daniel T. strikes gold with his hazy, blissful rework of Marine Girls’ “A Different Light”, specially made for our compilation. On his perfectly crafted rework, Daniel T. creates a nostalgic mood for all those special moments of a summer gone by.

Related:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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Poolside & Fatnotronic: “Esperar Pra Ver”

DATE:
May 25th, 2017
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Los Angeles-based vinyl-only imprint Chit Chat Records recently dropped the second chapter of its excellent “Brazilian Compilation Series”, a four-tracker of Brazilian disco-flavored edits for the summertime! The “Brazilian Compilation Series Vol.2”, featuring reworks from LA’s Poolside & São Paulo’s duo Fatnotronic, Daniel T, TonyAdams, and Joutro Mundo. Once again, Poolside and Fatnotronic have joined forces to deliver a sublime edit of “Esperar Pra Ver” that will lead you straight to a tropical discotheque!

Stream the whole thing here.

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Brazilian Compilation Series Vol.1

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Classixx & Daniel T.: Lifetime Grooves Mix #1

DATE:
March 23rd, 2017
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Los Angeles-based duo Classixx have launched a new mix series called “Lifetime Grooves” and the first installment is a stellar collaborative effort with fellow LA producer Daniel T.. Just perfect for spring rides. In their own words: “This is our first mix under the title “Lifetime Grooves”. We made this with help from one of our best friends and favorite DJs Daniel T. We included a great remix he did with our friend Turbotito, aka Filip Nikolic from Poolside, of our song “Ndivile” which has not yet been released. Also in there are a few other things we’ve made mixed with some of the songs that have recently gotten us excited about music and DJing.” Enjoy the ride.

Tracklist:
01. Nu Guinea – Prelude
02. Gaz Nevada – Special Agent Man (Morgan Geist Sleeping On The Moon Edit)
03. D-Pulse – Velocity Of Love (Hot Toddy Mix)
04. Daniel T Feat. Eiko Hara – Windy Lady (Turbotito Extended Remix)
05. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road (Beat Edit)
06. Pomo – On My Mind
07. Linkwood – Falling
08. Classixx – Ndivile (Daniel T. and Turbotitio Remix)
09. Faze Action Feat. Zeke Manyika – Mangwana
10. Pezzner – Autosave My Love
11. Local Native – Dark Days (Classixx Remix)
12. Stump Valley – Oceans Refuse No River
13. John Talabot – Voices (Gerd Janson Version Conga)
14. Choices – Less Is More
15. Session Victim – Good Intentions
16. Marcus Marr – Rocketship
17. Steve Monite – Only You

Gasback:
Classixx: “Just Let Go” (feat. How To Dress Well)
Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

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We are thrilled to welcome NYC producer/DJ and maestro of disco edits Jacques Renault and all round cool guy Daniel.T., also known as one half of LA duo Cosmic Kids, for our first La.Ga.Sta. party of 2017 at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Joining them this Friday 3 February from 9pm-3am is a lineup of friends and amazing humans: Jeffrey Hinton, Wes Baggaley, Dreadful (Brut), Vangelis (La.Ga.Sta.) and your hosts for the night A Man To Pet and Joseph Wilson. This will be a disco night to remember!

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

JACQUES RENAULT

NYC producer/DJ Jacques Renault, co-founder of On The Prowl Records and Let’s Play House party/imprint with friend and partner Nik Mercer, needs no introduction. We’re more than excited for having him as a guest at our next LAGASTA event. Our beloved producer and DJ had yet another fantastic year with two remix EPs on Let’s Play House, an album full of edits on Local Talk and numerous quality remixes, including reworks for Midnight Magic and Yuksek, among others. He will spin at Superstore’s basement just one day before his set at Panorama. Ahead of his DJ set at Dalston Superstore, Jacques Renault did a Q&A with Vangelis from La.Ga.Sta. about life, radio and noise.


DANIEL.T.

Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Daniel Terndrup, also known as one half of Cosmic Kids, is someone we’ve been following since the beginning. All the way back in 2011, when Cosmic Kids dropped their debut “Reginald’s Groove” 12” on Throne Of Blood, an instant classic. Over the past two years, the talented producer and avid vinyl collector has been flying solo as Daniel.T., delivering top-notch remixes and original tracks, groove-filled disco edits and mixtapes for sunlit road trips. For the first time in four years, Daniel.T. returns to Superstore to celebrate with us the release of his superb new EP “Fahrenheit/Celsius” on Cosmic Pint Glass. Get into the groove!

Gasback:
Jacques Renault: “Swing That Body” (feat. Luke Jenner)
Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

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Daniel.T.: “Windy Lady” (feat. Eiko Hara)

DATE:
September 25th, 2016
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Exactly one year ago, Los Angeles-based producer Daniel.T. dropped his sun-soaked, debut mini-album “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. Now, he’s back with a gentle rendition of Tatsuro Yamashita’s 1976 city-pop classic, “Windy Lady.” Featuring lovely vocals from up-and-coming singer Eiko Hara, the finely crafted track is out now on Poolside’s Turbotito newly minted imprint, Tito Records. The record comes complete with two fine remixes, an atmospheric, electronic-reggae version by Harriet Brown, and a funky, modern-AOR version by Tito Records label head Turbotito. The original version of “Windy Lady” and Turbotito’s extended “DJ” remix are now available for free download. Enjoy the ride.

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Turbotito & Daniel.T.: “Beat The Heat”

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