Abrão: “Por Ela (Gerd Janson Backwards Remix)”

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June 5th, 2020
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Following the release of “Bigamo Remixed Pt. 1″ EP back in April, Âme’s Frank Wiedemann series exploring the back catalogue of his imprint Bigamo through the lens of friends of the label continues with the second installment. This time round, Wiedemann taps the minds of Running Back boss Gerd Janson, Alex from Tokyo & Neil Flynn, and Rina for remix duties on works by Abrão and Fred und Luna.

The EP opens with a “backwards” remix of Abrão’s “Por Ela” by Gerd Janson. On the six-minute remix, the playful tone of the original born again as a stylish house cut filled with deep pads under Janson’s capable guidance. Central to the track is the reversal of the genre’s iconic deep keys into a rolling hypnotic overture, which, filling the senses with lush lower frequencies, only highlights the crisp perfection of the percussion. Abrão’s naturally percussive vocals are heavily manipulated, and all the better for it.

The “Bigamo Remixed Pt. 2” EP arrives on June 19th via Bigamo. Pre-order it here.

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Abrão: “Too Late To Ganges (Red Axes Remix)”

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“This is the first song me and Gerd want to hear once we can all go clubbing again!”

Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson delivers a majestic club-ready remix of “What Do We Care”, the latest single by Berlin-based producer Chen Moscovici, aka Moscoman. Featuring vocals from Teleman frontman Tom Sanders, the infectious track is is lifted from Moscoman’s upcoming second album, “Time Slips Away”. The record, which follows 2016’s debut LP “A Shot In The Light” on ESP Institute, was inspired by the highs and lows of his touring life. For the visuals of Gerd Janson’s remix, Moscoman has teamed up once again with artist Damien Hale.

The “Time Slips Away” LP will finally arrive on August 7th via Moshi Moshi. Get yourself a copy of Gerd Janson remix of “What Do We Care” here and pre-order the album here.

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Moscoman: “Back And Again”

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Krystal Klear: “Future Fantasy” Video

DATE:
April 10th, 2020
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Dublin-born, NYC-based Krystal Klear dropped today the second part of his “Cyclia” series via Gerd Janson’s Running Back. The record’s lead track “Future Fantasy” arrives with a cool video, which was directed by Gerd Janson. Featuring visuals by German artist Arno Beck, the video suited the track perfectly. Analog traditions meet virtual reality.

The four-track “Cyclia Two” EP is out now via Running Back. Get it here.

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Krystal Klear: “Neutron Dance”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 9

DATE:
September 24th, 2019
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

The wait is over! It’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with LAGASTA’s annual free “Late Summer” compilation. The ninth installment is finally here and features exclusive tracks, previously unreleased edits and much-loved tunes, available as a free download for the first time. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 will take you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year.

As per usual, the new 18-track collection features lots of exclusive tracks from the likes of Kasper Bjørke, Massimiliano Pagliara, Kiwi, MLiR, Fabrizio Mammarella, ROTCIV, Younger Than Me, Local Suicide, Bawrut, Juan Ramos, and Boys’ Shorts.

It also includes much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time, featuring Gerd Janson remix of Underground System, JKriv, Anatolian Weapons remix of Lena Platonos, Spencer Parker remix of Jacques Renault, Kapote, Lipelis remix of Kito Jempere, Dylan Moon and Sui Zhen.

Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Ride with us!

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 9 HERE for the price of an e-mail.

TRACKLIST:

01. Kasper Bjørke – Corsica [exclusive]

What a better way to open La.Ga.Sta.’s compilation Vol. 9 than with an exclusive new track, entitled “Corsica”, from Danish extraordinaire Kasper Bjørke. Our beloved producer and DJ takes us for a trip to Corsica with a sublime new track that rewards repeat listens. It’s yet another example of Kasper Bjørke doing what he does best. What a ride!

02. Massimiliano Pagliara – Make Love And Push – Ups (Edit) [exclusive]

It’s time for a killer disco edit from fabulous Italian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Massimiliano Pagliara, who always delives the goods. His contribution to our new compilation is a previously unreleased track, entitled “Make Love And Push – Ups”, a perfectly-crafted rework of a disco treasure. Pure magic!

03. ROTCIV – Steamy [exclusive]

Berlin-based Brazilian producer ROTCIV’s great skills are here once again, as well as his fantastic dark synths. The track “Steamy” is an explosive tune, diving into 80s electro-disco soundscapes and blowing your mind with its cosmically atmospheric melodies.

04. Larry Gus – Taped Hands Here (Boys Shorts Remix) [exclusive]

Something special comes to our station from DFA Records. Boys Shorts, the duo of Vangelis, one half of LAGASTA and Greek-born, London-based Tareq, are making their debut with this club-ready remix of Larry Gus’ new single “Taped Hands Here”, a great tune from his upcoming new album “Subservient”, his fourth release for DFA, set to drop on October 25th. This six-minute remix is nothing less than pure dancefloor brilliance. Grab Boys Shorts’ first remix, exclusively on our compilation, and keep an eye out for these guys!

05. Fabrizio Mammarella – Unit [exclusive]

Italian producer Fabrizio Mammarella, who is also behind the Slow Motion & Wrong Era labels, is part of our compilation with “Unit”, a ten-minute epic electronic odyssey. It’s hard to put into words just how good this track is with beautifully crafted synths and classic drums. It ebbs and flows beautifully carrying the listener along with it. Just check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

06. Lena Platonos – Cyaniris (Anatolian Weapons 6 A.M. Eternal)

Thanks to Dark Entries, Lena Platonos’ third solo album “Lepidopetra”, which was originally released back in 1986, was reissued in 2018. Four contemporary Greek producers got also recruited to deliver remixes of their favorite tracks, and Anatolian Weapons works his magic on “Cyaniris” offering a magical late night ride through the New Wave forest. A simply amazing dark synth-pop treat. It’s now yours, courtesy of Dark Entries.

07. Kiwi – Time Cycle [exclusive]

London-based producer Kiwi never cease to amaze us. For our new compilation, he contributes a brand-new track called “Time Cycle” that finds him in such fine form. And this quality tune is a definitely a ride to remember.

08. Sui Zhen – Matsudo City Life

A stellar track from Melbourne pop artist Sui Zhen. The track “Matsudo City Life” has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now, and its lifted from her forthcoming album “Losing, Linda”, a follow-up to 2015’s “Secretly Susan”, set to drop on Septembwer 27th. The track “Matsudo City Life” is now available for free download, courtesy of Dot Dash Recordings/Cascine.

09. Younger Than Me feat. Local Suicide – Late Sunday Night [exclusive]

Younger Than Me and Local Suicide’s collaborative contribution exclusively for our compilation. Both duos have been killing it lately with a solid string of releases. With “Late Sunday Night” they deliver a hard-hitting, acid-infused party starter. Play it loud!

10. Bawrut – Fake Meditation [exclusive]

Let’s take a ride with Italian-born, Madrid-based producer and DJ Bawrut. Heavily influenced by the work of Chicago pioneers, the established European teachers and every sound he can find on the internet or in digging sessions, Bawrut’s taste toes a wonderfully balanced line between classics and brand new tracks. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Fake Meditation”, is an epic ride that clocks at nearly ten minutes. Not to be missed.

11. Jacques Renault – BK Slice (Spencer Parker Works Harder Mix)

Last year, Let’s Play House released LPH cofounder, Jacques Renault’s sophomore album, “BK Club Beats, Breaks & Versions”, a back-to-basics effort with Renault doing what he does best. Few weeks ago, four remixes were presented and one of them is yours now for absolutely free. The track “BK Slice” got remixed by London-born, Berlin-based Spencer Parker and the result is a sunny disco strutter spinning across the dancefloor.

12. Underground System – Just A Place (Gerd Janson Remix)

Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson delivers a driving big room friendly interpretation of “Just A Place”, a downtown-NY-meets-afro-disco-stylings tune, from Brooklyn-based band Underground System. The original track is taken from the band’s debut “What Are You” LP. Held together by Janson’s signature pulsing italo bass, New Beat influence, this dancefloor-ready remix is now available for free downlload, courtesy of Soul Clap Records.

13. Kapote – Delirio Italiano

Italo disco at its best! Kapote is the enigmatic staple of Berlin’s Toy Tonics label and back in April he released his first album titled “What It Is”, which included “Delirio Italiano”. A disco flavored house track with a deep bassline and delicious funky vibes. For our compilation Vol. 9, Kapote kindly contributes with this dancefloor-filler track, we have on repeat all this time, and which has just been released as part of the remix EP2. It’s yours, courtesy of Toy Tonics.

14. Kito Jempere – Lifetime Theme (Lipelis Kebab House Remix)

The track has been on repeat and we can’t get enough of it. Our beloved Kito Jempere’s track “Lifetime Theme” got reworked by Lipelis, a Russian studio wizard and music maniac. The result is a cosmic treasure of sounds; exotic chords, tropical vibes, lively melodies and that bass, which is absolutely captivating. It’s now yours for free, courtesy of Italy’s Hell Yeah Recordings.

15. Juan Ramos – Blue Dunes [exclusive]

Berlin’s own Juan Ramos, of Discodromo’s infamous queer party Cocktail D’Amore and one half of GreenVision, lands on our station with an exclusive new track called “Blue Dunes”, a perfectly crafted house tune for your next car rides.

16. MLiR – “Radion (Until We Meet Again, My Furry Friend)” [exclusive]

With “Radion (Until We Meet Again, My Furry Friend)”, MLiR,
the incredible Barcelona-based Swedish musical collective fronted by Marco Gegenheimer and Einar Christoffersson, tackles the difficult topic of having lost someone so beloved and hairy, that in the darkest of nights you can still hear the distant barking of your little buddy. RIP.

Written and performed by Einar Christoffersson and Marco Gegenheimer.

17. JKriv – Say Wut (Rework)

This sublime rework “Say Wut” comes from our beloved Brooklyn-based producer, DJ, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, co-head of Razor-N-Tape Records JKriv. It’s a smooth and breezy beauty, ideal for driving down a coastal highway with the windows down. Pure class!

18. Dylan Moon – Song For Jerry

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 9 than with “Song For Jerry” from LA-based artist Dylan Moon. A beauty of a tune, “Song For Jerry” is taken from his recently released superb debut album “Only the Blues”, an album ornate with so many musical ideas to express that it teeters between ecstasy and anxiety. It’s now yours for free, courtesy of RVNG Intl.

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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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Catz ‘n Dogz: “New Love (Gerd Janson Remix)”

DATE:
February 2nd, 2019
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DJ/Production duo and Pets Recordings label heads Catz ‘n Dogz returns with fourth studio album “Friendship”, a warming and emotional journey, channeling the intricacies of friendship and relationships. The album’s infectious first single “New Love” comes backed with a finely crafted remix by Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson, who adds his signature touch to the track. Keeping elements of the original piano chords, he cuts up the vocals with addition of dreamy synths, bringing the track into a new dimension. Blast it above, and watch the video for the track, directed by Juanjo Martínez, below.

The “New Love” EP is out now on Pets Recordings. Get it here.

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Leon Vynehall: “English Oak (Chapter VII)” [Gerd Janson Remix]

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Brighton producer Leon Vynehall just dropped a new track “English Oak (Chapter VII)”, the last track before his debut album “Nothing Is Still” is out on June 15th via Ninja Tune. “It’s the sound of a strange dream about falling from the top of the chrysler building in New York…”, he says. Even better, the track comes backed with a great Italo-tinged club remix from Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson. Blast it above. Just in case you missed it, watch the videos for Leon Vynehall’s “Movements (Chapter III)” and “Envelopes (Chapter VI)” here.

Pre-order the album here.

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Leon Vynehall: “Envelopes (Chapter VI)”

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Gerd Janson & Shan: “Surrender”

DATE:
July 14th, 2017
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The fourth release on Midland’s ReGraded imprint comes in the form of a two-tracker from Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson and fellow German producer Shan, aka Victor Shan. The record’s A-side cut “Surrender” finds the pair delivering a killer disco tune with an infectious vocal sample. This one will get some serious rotations on our car stereo this summer. The two-track “Surrender” EP perfectly encapsulate what the ReGraded imprint is about, soundtracking the moments of the night and day when everyone on the dancefloor feels like a family.

The “Surrender” EP arrives on July 21 via ReGraded. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Prins Thomas: “A1″ [Gerd Janson Prinspersonation Mix]
Shan: “Good To Me”

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Talamanca System: “Transatlantique”

DATE:
April 18th, 2017
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Talamanca System, the trio of International Feel boss Mark Barrott, German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, also known as Tuff City Kids, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album in May. The record’s nine tracks ranging from up to downtempo, piano house smashers that would have deserved the prefix Italo-, percussion rituals captured by a group of Zoo animals on the loose, soundtracks for dusk and dawn, hushed vocals, rites of ambient passages, powerful synth ballads and vamp choirs. If this album were a car, it would be a Citroen 2CV remade by Tesla. Our first taste of the forthcoming album comes in the form of “Transatlantique”, a great, piano-led house tune.

The “Talamanca System” LP drops on May 19 via International Feel. Pre-order it here.

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Talamanca System: “Balanzat”

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Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth (Morgan Geist Remix)”

DATE:
October 13th, 2016
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, will drop their debut full-length album “Adoldesscent” tomorrow on Permanent Vacation, and it’s a great ride from start to finish. We’ve already heard the club mix of the record’s first single “Labyrinth”, a perfect slice of ’80s dance-pop featuring Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. Here’s a seriously classy rework of the original track from New York house maestro Morgan Geist. It’s guaranteed to light up any dancefloor.

Tuff City Kids’ debut album “Adoldesscent” also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau. Get it here.

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Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Prins Thomas: “A1 (Gerd Janson Prinspersonation Mix)”

DATE:
September 10th, 2016
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Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas will drop a two-disc remix package of his ambient fourth solo album “Principe Del Norte”, which was release back in February through Smalltown Supersound. Entitled “Principe Del Norte Remixed”, the remix album features two remixes by Ricardo Villalobos along with reworks by The Orb, I:Cube, Hieroglyphic Being, among others. It also includes three new exclusive tracks by the man himself. “I’m super psyched about presenting these versions to you; they’re melodies and bits from my own mind taken in new directions by a talented bunch of producers,” says Prins Thomas. Here’ we have a quality remix of “A1” by Running Back head honcho and Tuff City Kids member Gerd Janson. Blast it above.

The “Principe Del Norte Remixed” arrives on October 14th. Pre-order it here.

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Prins Thomas: “C” [I:Cube Remix]

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