LAST GAS STATION a compilation by LAGASTA

DATE:
March 20th, 2018
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NEW MUSIC
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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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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 “Freak Of Nature”, featuring vocalist Likasto. With its bubbling synths, warm grooves and soulful vocals, “Freak Of Nature” is a delicious slice of summer house that’s totally infectious. The track is lifted from James Curd’s new EP of the same name, out now digitally on Madhouse.

Buy it here.

Gasback:
James Curd & Turbotito: “You Could Be Floating”

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Sunday #262

DATE:
May 22nd, 2016
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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A track for Sunday: Let’s drive away with “You Could Be Floating”, a new collaborative track from Adelaide-based producer James Curd and Poolside’s Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito. A beauty of airy bliss, “You Could Be Floating” is lifted from Eskimo Recordings’ new compilation “The Yellow Collection”, out now digitally. Get it here.

Gasback:
“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Favored Nations: “I Can See You”

DATE:
September 11th, 2015
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We’ve been following Favored Nations for a good while now. Consisting of Adelaide-based producer James Curd, multi-instrumentalist Surhan Sidhu, touring guitarist for Empire Of The Sun and Stockholm-based singer Morgan Phalen, who has previously worked with Justice, the Trans-Pacific outfit will drop their debut album “The Great Unknown” next month. After sharing the record’s lead single “Always” back in June, Favored Nations take us for yet another ride with their new track “I Can See You”, a sunny slice of disco-infused pop. It’s a perfect example of what we can expect from the band’s forthcoming album.

The 18-track record of sunlit pop, which also includes their biggest hit to date “The Setup”, will drop October 2 via Antler Records/etcetc. “It’s impossible to define the space from which our music is coming from. They are very immediate songs you could sing to, or dance to, they’re almost useful songs, in a lot of ways. They’re able to accompany…living,” says Morgan Phalen.

Gasback:
Favored Nations: “Blame Game”

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Favored Nations: “Always”

DATE:
June 19th, 2015
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NEW MUSIC
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The last time we heard from Favored Nations was last summer, when they dropped a superb second called “Amazon” EP on Jupiter Clique. Now, the Australia/California three-piece outfit, comprised of Adelaide-based house producer James Curd, Surhan Sidhu, touring bass and guitar player for Empire of the Sun, and vocalist Morgan Phalen, who’s currently based in Stockholm, are finally gearing up to release their debut album, entitled “The Great Unknown”. The 18-track record is said to be an “epic amalgam of sunlit pop that brings to mind the solar-powered elements that emerged in the ’60s.”

Our first taste from the forthcoming album comes in the form of “Always”, a groove-filled summery tune with funky guitar licks and sunny melodies. We’d expect nothing less from Favored Nations. The album also includes the band’s biggest hit to date “The Setup” that was featured on Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack.

Favored Nations’ “The Great Unknown” will drop on October 2 via Antler Records.

Gasback:
Favored Nations: “Blame Game”

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Mirror People: “Voyager”

DATE:
February 23rd, 2015
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DOWNLOADS, NEW MUSIC
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Mirror People: “Dance The Night Away” (feat. Hard Ton)

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the week than with Mirror People’s debut album “Voyager”, which is now available for free download. The nine-track record, which was written during the past two years in his hometown Lisbon, features plenty of collaborations, including Adelaide-based producer James Curd, who is also part of the Australian trio Favored Nations, Rowetta (of Happy Mondays fame), Hard Ton, Maria do Rosário, and more. It also includes two previously released singles, “Nothing To Give” and “Come Over”, both featuring the lovely vocals from Iwona Skwarek of Polish synth-pop duo Rebeka.

A deliciously groovy, funky and upbeat collection of well-crafted tunes, “Voyager” finds Portuguese producer/DJ Rui Maia offering us a joyful disco ride to remember. Grab the whole thing below, and make sure to check out the Hard Ton-featuring track “Dance The Night Away”, one of the record’s highlights, above.

Download “Voyager” for free here, courtesy of Nos Discos.

Gasback:
Mirror People: “I Need Your Love”

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James Curd: “Let’s Bounce” (feat. Yeah Boy)

DATE:
October 10th, 2014
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NEW MUSIC
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It’s Friday night and we’re already bouncing with James Curd’s brand-new single “Let’s Bounce”, which marks his debut release on Aeroplane’s Aeropop imprint. On this infectious track, the ever-prolific Adelaide-based producer, who is also part of the Australian trio Favored Nations, has teamed up with Yeah Boy, the side project of Parachute Youth’s Johnny Castro, for a piano-driven house jam guaranteed to make you bounce. Just put it on your car stereo and ride with us.

James Curd’s “Let’s Bounce”, backed with a fine remix by the mighty Miguel Campbell, is out now digitally via Aeropop. Buy it here.

Gasback:
mpFree: Olympic Ayres: “Take Flight” [James Curd Remix]
Stream: James Curd & Luke Million: “Say The Words To You” [feat. Nah Man!]

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Favored Nations: “The Setup” Video

DATE:
July 31st, 2014
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California/Australia trio Favored Nations, the brainchild of James Curd, Morgan Phalen and Surahn Sidhu, have finally shared the video for their great tune “The Setup”, which you may already be familiar with if you played Grand Theft Auto V. A previously unreleased finale version of “The Setup” appears on the band’s new three-track EP “Amazon”, out now via Jupiter Clique. Just in case you missed it, check out the EPs title track here.

Directed by Eli Green.

Gasback:
mpFree: Favored Nations: “Blame Game” [Psychemagik Remix]

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Hotlane: “Whenever”

DATE:
July 16th, 2014
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NEW MUSIC
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We first introduced you to Berlin-based duo Hotlane, comprised of Berlin DJ/producer Jack Tennis and Swedish model, DJ Agnes Lindström, when we shared their catchy debut single “On My Own”, a well-crafted piece of downtempo electronic pop, earlier this year. Now, they’re back with their second single, The Spinners-sampling “Whenever”, a sunny, disco-infused pop tune with Agnes’ sexy-sweet vocals and a good amount of funky guitar licks. The single “Whenever” comes complete with two fine remixes by James Curd and Theatre Of Delays. Update: Watch the video for “Whenever”, directed by Özgür Albayrak.

Hotlane’s “Whenever” will arrive on July 18th via Gomma Records. Get it here.

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James Curd and Luke Million, what a pairing! After dropping an incredibly groovy tune “Yellow Magic” on Exploited as Luke & Jimmy, the unstoppable Adelaide-based producer James Curd has once again teamed up with fellow Aussie producer Luke Million (of The Swiss), for a new collaborative track called “Say The Words To You”. Featuring vocals from Nah Man!, aka Yeah Boy, the side project of Parachute Youth’s Johnny Castro, “Say The Words To You” is filled with Million’s signature synth lines and some serious French Touch vibes, and it’s every bit as delicious as you’d expect from this pair. Blast it above.

James Curd and Luke Million’s “Say The Words To You” EP comes out on July 8th via Mr Kim’s Records, backed with remixes by the likes of Yolanda Be Cool, Option 4, DCup and Dan X. Pre-order here.

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