March 20th, 2018

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.


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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LA’s Wild & Free are kicking things off this year with a superb new remix of “Sometimes It’s Hard” by Jamaican producer and musician David Marston. As we’ve come to expect from the prolific duo of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, Wild & Free deliver another quality remix full of synthesizer swells, modulated bass, percussion rhythms and sun-soaked good vibes. Just perfect for speeding down the freeway and falling in love. You can now stream it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Blast it above, and ride with us.

The remix is taken from David Marston’s new remix package of last year’s “Kindness of Bearer” EP, a four-tracker that perfectly captured the laid-back atmosphere of his island home. The remix EP also features reworks from the likes of FSQ (Funk Style Quality), Soulection affiliate AbJo, and Aussie funk heavyweight Inkswel . The “Kindness of Bearer” Remixes EP drops on on January 27th via Soul Clap Records.

Wild & Free: “River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)”

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David Marston & Anna Spackman: “Sun”

April 3rd, 2016

Jamaican producer and musician David Marston has returned to Soul Clap Records with his second solo release after 2014’s debut “Jamaicalia” EP. His new offering, a four-track EP called “Kindness Of Bearer”, features a host of special collaborations, including New York singer Brigitte Zozula, and London-based vocalist Beth Aggett, among others. Our favorite cut from the release is the track “Sun”, a superb tune tinged with melancholy and nostalgia, featuring the soulful vocals from Anna Spackman. Give “Sun” a spin above, and revisit the back-and-white video for the track, directed by Simon Benjamin, below.

The “Kindness Of Bearer” EP is out now digitally via Soul Clap Records. Get it here.

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