Brooklyn-based producer and Razor-N-Tape label co-founder JKriv, a man of many talents, continues to roll out quality tunes and remixes. This time ’round, JKriv adds his signature NYC sound on his sublime new remix of the stone-cold classic “Strength” by London-based producer Anu Pillai, aka Freeform Five, featuring the sultry vocals of Carolyn Harding.

On his eight-minute remix, JKriv delivers a surefire disco anthem of ethereal strings and lush instrumentation that stays true to the brilliance of the original. As he says: “When I was working on this some months ago I had no idea how poignant this tune would be, but we all could use this message right now”.

Originally released all the way back in 2003 on Yellow Productions, Freeform Five revisits “Strength”, offering up a “Reform” take on his version for 2020 via Glitterbox. This new package also features a remix from The Shapeshifters. “I found the strength to carry on..”

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

JKriv – Say Wut (Rework)

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

September 24th, 2019

[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.


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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Escort: “Slide”

October 22nd, 2018

Words: Elice

Here we go. The track “Slide” is as steamy, groovy and disco-glittery as it gets! Escort, Brooklyn’s soulful disco-house masters, share their new sound since their 2015 “Animal Nature” LP. The track, co-written with NYC soul artist Denitia, drives you gently through a delicate fresh rhythm, a hard backbeat and totally seductive vocals to deep late night thoughts and/or dance floors. It can’t let u slide!

Escort’s founder/producer Eugene Cho, JKriv, and lead singer Adeline create music that stays true to the tradition of clubland’s holy trinity – New York, Chicago and Detroit – while highlighting the modern disco genre and a new era of not-so-underground dance music.

Give “Slide” a spin above and ride with us!

The single “Slide” is out now on Escort Records. Buy it here.

Escort: “Animal Nature”


Poolside’s Filip Nikolic, aka Turbotito, brings us closer to summer with his superb new track “Canção Para Laia”, a collaborative tune with Brazilian duo Phillipi & Rodrigo, also known as Fatnotronic. This tropical-flavored disco jam marks the second release from Turbotito’s newly minted label, Tito Records. The “Canção Para Laia” EP comes complete with an acid dub version and two remixes from In Flagrant and JKriv. Grab a free download of Brooklyn’s JKriv quality remix of “Canção Para Laia”, and watch the video for the original track below. Great vibes all round!

The “Canção Para Laia” is out now on Tito Records. Buy it here.

Turbotito & Daniel.T.: “Beat The Heat”
Fatnotronic: “”Onde Anda”

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Escort: “Animal Nature”

August 4th, 2015

New York disco ensemble Escort are back with their sophomore full-length album, entitled “Animal Nature”, their first record in four years since the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut LP in 2011. Set to drop on October 30th via their own label Escort Records, the new album stays true to the group’s sound, with 10 original tracks of modern-day disco led by the seductive vocals of Adeline Michèle. It also features remixes from Metro Area’s Morgan Geist, Tiger & Woods, Little Boots, and, of course Escort themselves, plus a rework of the band’s cover of St. Vincent’s “Actor Out Of Work” by JKriv. Here, we have for you the album’s title track, a sultry groover for hot summer nights. What’s not to love?

Escort: “If You Say So”
Escort: “Barbarians” [Tiger & Woods Remix]


An Edit To Remember #73

March 31st, 2014

La.Ga.Sta.’s “An Edit To Remember” series continues with a funky rework from prolific Brooklyn producer/DJ and multi-instrumentalist Jason Kriveloff, aka JKriv, founder of Deep&Disco Recordings and Razor-N-Tape, and current bassist for disco collective Escort. Get into the groove with “Tonight”, a superb, nearly eight-minute-long edit of Narada Michael Walden’s 1979 classic “Tonight I’m Alright”. Better still, you can grab it for absolutely free, below. Great work, Mr. JKriv!

Download here

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #64

July 29th, 2013

OFF The Road #64 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud

Hey vroomers, here is La.Ga.Sta.’s last radio show of the season! This hour-long mix features new tunes from Tensnake, Hot Natured, Yuksek, Cyclist, Rogue Vogue, JKriv, Sam Smith, and more. You can now listen/download “OFF The Road #64” below. We’ll be back for more rides in September. Many thanks to all of you for your support and kind words. Make sure to check out La.Ga.Sta.’s previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Stay gas!

01. First Choice – Love Thang (Genius Of Time Rework)
02. JKriv & The Disco Machine – Ready To Work (ft. Adeline Michèle & Angelica Allen)
03. Schoolbell – Spin Me
04. Crayon – Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Dub Remix)
05. Hot Natured – Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)
06. Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson – Shine (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
07. Rogue Vogue – Say You Will (Dublin Aunts Day Rave Mix)
08. Tensnake feat. Fiora – See Right Through
09. Navy Shade – Oh My Love
10. Supreems – Do You Love
11. Plezier – Like
12. Kalipo – Fractal
13. Sam Smith – Safe With Me

Download “OFF The Road #64” here [81 mb]

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Miss Bee: “Weak Knees (Bronx Remix)”

December 10th, 2012

London-based singer, songwriter Miss Bee, best known for her collaborations with producers Mario Basanov, Sportloto, and Monsoon Season, dropped today her new single “Weak Knees”, a sun-kissed disco jam, which was co-produced by Brooklyn’s Lou Teti. Here, we have for you a fantastic tropical-flavored remix of the track by rising Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, aka Bronx. The release also includes fine remixes by the likes of JKriv, Eddie Mars, and Lou Teti himself. You can preview the whole thing here.

Miss Bee’s “Weak Knees” EP is out now on Lou Teti’s label, Tigers on a Leash.

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Free Magic & JKriv: “Catalano”

October 9th, 2012

This is some serious business right here! Free Magic and JKriv, founder of the excellent Deep&Disco Recordings, have joined forces to release a superb three-track EP, entitled “Catalano”, full of smooth and mellow deep house vibes. The title track is one of those jams that we can’t get enough of. The “Catalano” 12”, the third installment on Brooklyn’s Discovery Recordings, is out on October 22th (limited to 500 hand-stamped vinyls). Preview the whole thing here, and then pick up your copy here.


Lou Teti: “Shake”

January 24th, 2012

Everybody’s gotta shake…Awesome new tune from Brooklyn-based producer Lou Teti. “Shake” is his fourth release on his very own label Tigers on a Leash and comes with remixes by Toby Tobias, Drop Out Orchestra and JKriv (Deep & Disco). In his own words: “This one’s been a while in the works so I’m thrilled to finally be getting it out to the world. This here is the original mix. Sort of a cosmic groover that has a slow build layered with vocals, guitar, bass & synths”. It will be available on January 30th exclusively on Juno Download, followed by a global release a few weeks later.

You can download the instrumental of “Shake” for a limited time here. Go!

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