Words: Elice

Here we go! Catalan producer and Modern Obscure Music label head Pedro Vian, one of the most crucial artists in Barcelona and an internationally in-demand DJ, is back with his new EP “Le Mythe de Sisyphe”. In 2016, Pedro released his debut album called “Beautiful Things You Left Us For Memories”. Now, he’s back in action with a deeply intimate and spiritual journey recorded over a period of over six years in different locations between his hometown and Berlin. As a graduate in Audio Visual Design, which has shaped his approach to constructing music, he delivers two mind-blowing, full of layers tracks.

Today, we’re more than excited to premiere both the EPs A-side track and Massimiliano Pagliara’s sublime remix of Pedro Vian’s B-side track “El Sueño Lucido”. The A-Side cut “Colours of Infinity” dives into the sphere of dark, techno-approached electronica whilst creating a hypnotic, longing and dusky atmosphere with its immersive rhythm and beat.

On the flip side, the phenomenal Massimiliano Pagliara works his magic on “El Sueño Lucido”, driving it into electro fields and lifting it off to a stellar level, in a way that he best knows. The raw beat with the old school electronic, analog-based synths compose a certain floor-filler of a track!

Blast the tracks above and enjoy the ride!

The “Le Mythe de Sisyphe” EP drops on 23rd November via Moon&mann / MM Discos.
Pre-order your 12” here.

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[Premiere] Luces: “Mr. Phil”

DATE:
September 28th, 2018
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Luces is the house collaboration project of producer, DJ and musician Caleb Cornett, aka Amtrac, along with drummer, songwriter and producer/remixer Felix Bloxsom, otherwise known as Plastic Plates. Based in Los Angeles, the duo first caught our attention last year with his stellar debut EP “Habitual Ritual” on NYC’s Let’s Play House with a remix by Autofac, an alias of The Juan MacLean and Shit Robot, stalwarts of the influential dance-punk label DFA records. Soon after, the pair dropped the EPs “Soak” via Amtrac’s label Openers and “Revelation” EP on Needwant.

Now, Luces are back in action with their new EP, a three-tracker called “Fantasma” of pure house goodness, which dropped today via Openers. We’re delighted to premiere our favorite cut from the record, “Mr. Phil”, a finely crafted house groover that finds Luces in fine form. Keep an eye on these tastemakers as they continue to innovate and push the limits of house.

The “Fantasma” EP is out now. Get it here.

Related:
Luces: “Habitual Ritual”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 8

DATE:
September 24th, 2018
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

It’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with our annual free download “Late Summer” compilation. The eighth installment is here and it features 13 tracks from some of our favorite artists and talented newcomers. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 8 takes you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year. While at the same time, we’re trying to bring you a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are.

The new collection features lots of exclusive tracks, including Cooper Saver’s brand-new remix for Perel, previously unreleased edits from Balako, Joutro Mundo, Jackie House, Harrison BDP’s sublime new track “Standing In The Rain” and Earth Boys’ remix for their own tune “Put Me On”. It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, featuring Man Power, Palmbomen II, Seb Wildblood, Keita Sano, Antenna, Carrot Green & Selvagem, and E Ruscha V. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 8 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. Perel – Pastarella Al Limoncello (Cooper Saver Remix)

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 8 than with an exclusive great remix of Berlin’s Perel track “Pastarella Al Limoncello” from Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver. Once again, Cooper Saver delivers the goods, a finely craftyed remix that’s perfect for your next car rides. You can download this remix for free, courtesy of DFA.

02. Joutro Mundo – Novela

Italo disco grooves from Rio de Janeiro with love! Brazilian DJ/producer and edit specialist Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, a major force in the underground scene of Rio de Janeiro, delivers some serious heat on the dancefloor with this exclusive edit of the Italo disco classic “Fotonovela”. And it’s a great one.

03. Jackie House – Breaking Dawn Rays

A fixture on the San Francisco dance music scene for the past decade, Jackie House is the alter-ego of Jacob Sperber, one of the founding members of Honey Soundsystem. Jackie House was kind enough to contribute to our new compilation Vol. 8 his killer epic edit of Don Ray’s 1978 classic track “Got To Have Loving” that clocks in at 10-minutes. It’s great disco ride from start to finish! Absolute fire.

04. Keita Sano – A Place Called Sun Beach

Prolific Japanese producer Keita Sano takes us for a ride with his great track “A Place Called Sun Beach”, a 10-minute dancefloor heater, taken from his recent “Kubo” EP. It’s now yours for free, courtesy of NYC’s Let’s Play House.

05. Palmbomen II – Pure Tibet

LA-based Dutch artist Palmbomen II, otherwise known as Kai Hugo, has contributed to our compilation his sublime track “Pure Tibet”, one of our favorite cuts off his “Memories Of Cindy” EP series, an intimate collection of eulogic, supernatural house music made for a muse and to bemuse those who make (first) contact, on Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space label.

6. Carrot Green & Selvagem – Bronski In Rio

Brazilian duo Selvagem have joined forces with his comrade Carrot Green, delivering this disco-house heater, which pays homage to one of the greatest hits ever made in the UK. The edit Bronski In Rio” is now available for free, courtesy of NYC’s MM Discos.

07. Balako – Secret World

Blending a vast array of styles from house to salsa, carimbo and 70’s disco and funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an 80’s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) have already wowed us with their superb tracks and EPs on Greco-Roman. For our compilation Vol. 8, Balako deliver an exclusive rework for one of our favorite tracks from Tears For Fears. What’s not to love?

08. Timothy J Fairplay – Night Ferry (Antenna Remix)

Antenna, the Rotterdam-based house project of Sasha Renkas and Eline Makker, offer a deep retake of Timothy J Fairplay’s track “Night Ferry”, taken from his “Revenge Fantasy” EP on Emotional Response. It’s a perfectly crafted remix of optimistic keys and mellow grooves.

09. Felipe Gordon – Acid Party At Teusaquillo (Seb Wildblood Remix)

London producer and Church label head Seb Wildblood continues to turn out quality tracks and this one’s no exception. This time ’round, he works his magic on Felipe Gordon’s track “Acid Party At Teusaquillo” and the result is somethig special. Great vibes all round! The remix is lifted from Felipe Gordon’s “Teusaquillo” EP on Berlin’s Toy Tonics.

10. Jac The Disco – Breathe (Man Power Remix)

With his Me Me Me label now making noise all over the scene and his rep as a DJ and producer who can command venues like Panorama Bar and Fabric firmly established, multi-talented Geoff Kirkwood, aka Man Power, is another producer you just can’t pin down genre-wise. Here he’s taking “Breathe” by Jay Rossi, aka East London DJ stalwart Jac The Disco for a tougher make-over, giving the whole track a more driving, darker feel. Taken from the “Inversions” EP on Roam Recordings.

11. Earth Boys – Put Me On (Earth Boys Remix)

Having already impressed with their quality releases on lables such as Vancouver’s finest 1080p, 2MR, Lets Play House, Earth Boys, the NYC duo of Julian Duron and Michael Sherburn, have provided their own exclusive remix for “Put Me On”, a finely crafted rework in their own signature style, just in time before their new LP drops on Public Release.

12. Harrison BDP – Standing In The Rain

Cardiff-based producer Harry Webber, better known as Harrison BDP, who has been making some serious waves right now, continues his fine run of form with his sublime new track called “Standing In The Rain”, a nearly nine-minute-long deep house affair. It’s yet another example of Harrison BDP doing what he does best.

13. E Ruscha V (Secret Circuit) – Who Are You

LA-based musician Eddie Ruscha, aka Secret Circuit, recently dropped his superb first album “Who Are You” on Tim Sweeney’s label Beats In Space Records under his given name E Ruscha V. Our favorire cut off his abum is “Who Are You”, a beaty of a tune, that has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. Prepare yourself for a blissful ride.

Related:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 7
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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[Premiere] Mix & Fairbanks: “Purple”

DATE:
September 21st, 2018
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Words: Elice

Los Angeles-based re-edit specialist Dino Soccio, who has previously operated under the Only Children alias, launched early in 2018 his Pleasure of Love label, born out of his famous Pleasure of Love weekly parties at the dingy basement venue in Hollywood “Dirty Laundry”. Pleasure of Love aims to reflect the underground house and disco leanings of the feel-good party, branching out the “Pleasure of Edits” series. The third release on the label is courtesy of Kildare’s duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly, aka Mix & Fairbanks, serving up quality and tasteful reinterpretations of italo, african house, and rare 80s disco.

Today, we’re excited to premiere one of our favorite tracks off “Pleasure of Edits 03”, named after a blissful “disco” color. “Purple” takes us to a stellar ride, calmly leading us through its magnetic bass and euphoric vibes into sweet and dreamy clouds. A track that will get some serious rotations this fall. Blast it exclusively on La.Ga.Sta., and have this airy ride with us. “Pleasure of Edits 03”, which also includes the hypnotic Azoto rework “Any Time or Place”, the African house “Bee Side” groove and last but not least the disco banger “Forever”, arrives on September 28th via Pleasure of love.

“Pleasure of Edits 03 – Mix & Fairbanks” 12” drops on September 28th on Pleasure of Love.

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[Premiere] Superprince: “You Are Here”

DATE:
March 2nd, 2018
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Philadelphia’s own edit kings Superprince, the duo of Shawn Ryan and Jeff Fry, Known for their sharp productions and eclectic edits and remixes, return with their second release for Brooklyn’s label Razor’n’Tape. The pair’s new offering, an EP of four quality edits, finds Superprince in fine form, deliverings some serious heat on the dancefloor. Our favorite cut from the release is “You Are Here”, a sun-kissed disco groover, guaranteed to find a place in your record bag. This killer edit will get some serious rotations on our car stereo this sping. Blast it above, exlusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The “Superprince Edits Pt.2″ 12” is out now via Razor-N-Tape.
Pick up your copy here.

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[Premiere] Delfonic: “The Flow”

DATE:
November 6th, 2017
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More heat from the ever-excellent Brooklyn label Razor’n’Tape. The label’s next release comes from German producer and DJ Markus Lindner, aka Delfonic, the founder of Berlin’s eminently respected OYE Records. His first offering for the label, the 12-inch “Delfonic OYE Edits”, finds him delivering three quality floor-friendly disco reworks. Today, we’re excited to premiere the record’s A-side cut, a smooth and soulful track called “The Flow”, a club-ready rework of an underground Jamaican disco classic. What’s not to love? Stream it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The “Delfonic OYE Edits” 12” arrives on November 10th via Razor’n’Tape.
Pre-order your copy here.

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[Premiere] Yuksek & Fatnotronic: “Corcovado”

DATE:
October 12th, 2017
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French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek has teamed up with Fatnotronic, the duo of Phillipi & Rodrigo and one of Brazil’s major disco forces, for a new collaborative EP, entitled “Bateu”, and it’s a great one! The EPs infectious title track, a percussive and trippy electronic jam, has been on repeat on our car stereo for while now. Now, we’re delighted to premiere another one from the EP, a dancefloor-ready tune called “Corcovado”. The tracks finds Yuksek and Fatnotronic delivering a superb track of some serious Brazilian-tinged disco magic! Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. And just in case you missed it, stream the EPs title track below. Enjoy the ride.

The “Bateu” EP, which also includes a dub version of the title track, arrives on October 13th via Partyfine. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Yuksek: “Can’t Stop” (Edit)
Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Bicho Ruim (Rework)

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[Premiere] New Jackson: “Feather By Feather”

DATE:
October 12th, 2017
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After dropping his excellent debut LP “From Night To Night” on All City Records back in May, Dublin-based musician/producer David Kitt, aka New Jackson, is back with a great new EP, entitled “Bounce Again”. Consisting of three well-crafted tunes, his new record makrs his third release for Munich’s finest Permanent Vacation after his sublime EPs “Made It Mine” and “Having A Coke With You” in 2014. The multi-faceted producer tightens the strings and brings back the bounce with two rather floor-friendly tracks, “Bounce Again” and “When It’s Spring”, that are still deeply rooted in the unique New Jackson universe. Today’s we’re psyched to pemiere the record’s track “Feather By Feather”, a love-trenched early morning anthem, which is the perfect soundtrack for doing all things that are nice in this world. We’d expect nothing less from New Jackson. Give it a spin above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

The “Bounce Again” EP arrives on October 13th via Permanent Vacation.
Pre-order your 12” here.

Gasback:
New Jackson: “There Will Always Be This Love” (feat. Margie Jean Lewis)

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Fatnotronic Mix for La.Ga.Sta.

DATE:
September 27th, 2017
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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Fatnotronic, one of Brazil’s major disco forces, here at La.Ga.Sta. HQ. Having already wowed us with their great edits of obscure Brazilian boogie and balearic tunes and their solid EPs on Soulwax’s brothers own DEEWEE imprint, the prolific duo of Phillipi & Rodrigo return to our station, this time with a special La.Ga.Sta. mixtape. The exclusive 62-minute mix includes lots of great tunes, as well as Fatnotronic’s brand-new tracks “Bateu” and “Corcovado” in collaboration with French maestro Yuksek. As they say: “This special mix is about our summer tracks. We know summer is gone, but for us is always summer.” Get your fill of Fatnotronic’s mix below, and ride with us.

Tracklist:
01. Soulwax – Missing Wires
02. Get A Room – Plano
03. Judith Ravitz – Dia de Indio (Daniel T. Edit)
04. Asa Moto – Syriacid
05. Talamanca System – Conga Cage
06. Yuksek & Fatnotornic – Bateu
07. Waffles 006 – Poland
08. Balako – Hora de Balako (Ray Mang Remix)
09. Joutro Mundo – Badaue
10. Yuksek – We love (Ccolo Remix)
11. Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo – Super Sexy
12. In Flagranti feat. DJ Rocca – Camelwalk (Dub Beat)
13. Art Department feat. Soul Clap & Onsulade – We call Love (DJ Harvey Remix)
14. Voilaaa feat. Pat Kalla- Les Disco des Capitales
15. Paresse – Temple (Simple Symmetry Remix)
16. Phillipi & Rodrigo – Karma (Wedding Rework)
17. Yuksek & Fatnotronic – Corcovado
18. Soulwax – Close to Paradise

And if that’s not enough Fatnotronic goodness for you, check out their previously unreleased rework of “Bicho Ruim” in collaboration with fellow Brazilian producer Jonas Rocha, aka Joutro Mundo, as part of our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol.7. This exclusive edit is a Brazilian disco-flavored tune that’s guaranteed to light up the dancefloor.

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

Gasback:
Fatnotronic: “Onde Anda”
Phillipi & Rodrigo: “Gueto De Gent”

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The Juan Maclean: “The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix)”

DATE:
September 20th, 2017
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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 premiere a killer 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 grab a free download of the remix as part of our “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 7. Expect more remixes of “The Brighter The Light” by Len Leise and Octo Octa.

The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.7 features lots of exclusive tracks, including 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.

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

Gasback:
The Juan MacLean: “Can You Ever Really Know Somebody”

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