#YouAreNotAlone: K.BHTA

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April 4th, 2020
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#YouAreNotAlone: With the current circumstances and the weird, turbulent times all over the globe, we asked our friends to choose a favourite album or a track for these isolated days, and share it with us along with a photo. An album a day keeps the bad vibes away. Stay safe.

Today our beloved Greek electronic musician K.BHTA shares with us his favourite album at this time, Sylvester’s “Too Hot To Sleep” LP, an easy listening masterpiece.

In K.BHTA’s own words: “I bought ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ back in the early ’80s. I’ve been a fan since his debut album ‘Sylvester’. I was checking my vinyls and suddenly became my favourite these days. It’s a record full of R&B ballads and beautiful orchestrations and its cover art also express the beginning of a new era. Sylvester had so many wonderful songs other than disco. The album sold poorly but Sylvester propelled his falsetto vocals and created an exquisite bliss of soul and funk. I think it’s a beautiful album, an easy listening masterpiece. My favourite tracks are ‘Can’t Forget The Love’ and ‘Here Is My Love’. Both are a wonderful way to send love and hope for everyone these days”.

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La.Ga.Sta. presents: BAIO & K.BHTA

DATE:
May 7th, 2015
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Yeah, it’s time to party! La.Ga.Sta. is once again driving up north. For our second “Sunburn” party in Thessaloniki, Greece we invited two of our favorite producers, Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio, who crafts his own brand of euphoric, tropical-flavored house under his Baio moniker and our beloved Greek electronic musician K.BHTA.

New York’s Chris Baio, who’s currently based in London, is a passionate lover of dance music with eclectic taste and no allegiance to genre. He used to ran a radio station and threw basement shows and DJ’s parties at Columbia University in New York, and now he delivers solid dance tunes under his DJ name, Baio. He already wowed us with his EPs “Sunburn” (Greco-Roman), “Mira” (Future Classic) and “On&On&On&On”/”Missive” (Club Mod), while offered dancefloor-ready remixes for Cults, Broken Bells, Lane 8, and New Navy, amongst others. Right before the release of his highly anticipated debut solo album, set to drop soon on Glassnote Records, Baio is coming for the first time in Greece to extend this summer to eternity.

Greek electronic artist K.BHTA (formerly of the legendary Stereo Nova) needs no introduction. We’ve been following him for ages and we’re so excited for his appearance at our “Sunburn” party. K.BHTA is coming to throw down a special DJ set to celebrate the release of his new brand-single “Monochrome”, the first taste of his forthcoming eighth solo album, which will arrive this fall via EMI. Bring it on!

La.Ga.Sta. presents ::
Friday 8 May 2015 @ Cantina Tropicana (Egnatia 31), 22:00 pm
Baio, K.BHTA, Elias, Nikochatz, La.Ga.Sta. DJs
Free Entrance
For more info head here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 July 2013

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August 1st, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. A list with top-notch tunes from both new and familiar names like Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Oliver, Para One, Is Tropical, Luke Million (of The Swiss), Cyclist, Panama, Bixel Boys, and Patrick Baker to name a few.

As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of July below. Enjoy the ride!

Top 15 July 2013:
01. Clubfeet: “Cape Town” [Panama Remix]
02. Mayer Hawthorne: “Her Favorite Song” [Oliver Remix]
03. Holy Ghost!: “Teenagers In Heat”
04. Para One: “You Too”
05. Fleetwood Mac: “Family Man” [Flight Facilities Edit]
06. Olympic Ayres: “Magic” [Luke Million Remix]
07. Banks: “Warm Water” [Snakehips Remix]
08. Kate Boy: “The Way We Are” [Bixel Boys Remix]
09. Is Tropical vs Princess Julia: “Dancing Anymore” [Remix]
10. K.BHTA: “Chrysanths”
11. Cyclist feat. Maiko Watson: “Shine”
12. Patrick Baker: “Control”
13. Tourist: “Stay”
14. Kyson: “Missing Things”
15. LeSale: “Before The Night” [Rocco Raimundo Version]

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Sunday #156

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July 14th, 2013
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Hey! Take a long Sunday ride with this great blissful instrumental version of “Chrysanths” by our beloved Greek electronic musician K.BHTA. Featuring dreamy synth arpeggios, acoustic guitar melodies and downtempo piano keys, this track has been on repeat in our car stereo for a while now. You can grab it for free below, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Below, you can watch the music video for the track, directed by Sotirios Spilotis.

The original vocal version of “Chrysanths” appears on K.BHTA’s excellent new album “Echo”, out now via EMI. Get it here.

Download here

Directed by Sotirios Spilotis.

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Sunday #112

DATE:
September 2nd, 2012
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This Sunday evening we take a slow ride with Rolla Scape’s brand new track “Praise Love”, which was specially composed for La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer Compilation 2012”. Pure love. You can still download our compilation for free here. It also features exclusive tracks by the likes of A.N.D.Y, Pharao Black Magic, In Flagranti, Discotexas, NTEIBINT, Matthias Zimmermann, Lane 8, Satin Jackets and more.

Download “Praise Love” here

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2

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August 31st, 2012
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Summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. The weather is still hot in Athens and we are delighted to share with you our brand new 14-track “Late Summer Compilation 2012”, available now as a free download. Last year’s “Summer Compilation 2011” turned our swimming pool into a proper dancefloor, this time round it will surely make the last warm summer days go on forever. Our new compilation features a lot of great tunes from some of our favorite artists. It includes six exclusively unreleased tracks from A.N.D.Y., Pharao Black Magic, Rolla Scape, NTEIBINT, Satin Jackets and Lane 8. There’s also exclusive free downloads from In Flagranti , Discotexas, Matthias Zimmermann, Chordashian, Kid Who, Faux Pas, Panama, and Mitzi’s Charles Murdoch. Much appreciated! We hope you like this compilation as much as we do! Download it below, play it, and share it.

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation 2012 here for the price of an email.

Tracklist:

01. A.N.D.Y. – The Room (DJ Version)

Belgian producer A.N.D.Y. (formerly of Mustang) never ceases to amaze us with his skills. For this compilation he offers us a special DJ version of his brand new and unreleased track “The Room”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. This tropical-flavored disco tune has summer written all over it, such a perfect start for our compilation. Feel the vibes.

02. Pharao Black Magic – Happy Kalimba

Here’s a super tasty feel-good tune from our favorite Swiss duo Pharao Black Magic. This new and unreleased track, called “Happy Kalimba”, is now available exclusively as part of our compilation and it will definitely put you in the right mood. We had this track on repeat in our car stereo for the past weeks, while driving around Greece. La.Ga.Sta. is surely happy!

03. Panama – Magic

All the way to Panama. More magic from Sydney-based band Panama, who recently signed to the ever-excellent Future Classic. Their brilliant debut single “Magic” was recorded in LA with Eric Broucek (DFA Records), and it’s now available for free download, courtesy of Future Classic. Expect nothing but pure Magic from Panama in the near future.

04. NTEIBINT – Quincy Bay

Greek talented producer NTEIBINT, aka George Bakalakos, who has already released the great EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12”, he’s now ready to drop his new single “Time” on September 24th via Kitsuné. Until then, here’s his new and unreleased groovy track “Quincy Bay”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. And yes, it feels so good!

05. Chordashian – Sea Crest

We love Brooklyn’s Chordashian, the duo of Felix Feygin and Michael Banks. Their amazing summery tune “Sea Crest”, taken from the excellent debut EP “Don’t Wait Up”, is now available for free download, courtesy of Mullet Records. Yes, summer is still here!

06. Worst Friends – Neve’s For None (Faux Pas Remix)

Melbourne electronic musician Tim Shiel, Faux Pas, who is also a member of the touring band for Gotye, recently dropped a great collection of his remixes from the last five years (2007-2012). Here we have his blissful rework of NY’s Worst Friends, aka Slow Hands and Tom Croose. It’s simply amazing! Another track exclusively on our compilation.

07. Rolla Scape – Praise Love

We are so excited to share with you a brand new and unreleased track from Rolla Scape, the side-project of our favorite Greek electronic artist K.BHTA. “Praise Love” is a brilliant slow soulful jam. Perfect for a late-night ride. Hop on!

08. Lane 8 – The Voice

Another brand new and unreleased track, this time from rising San Francisco’s producer Lane 8. As you may already know, we dig all his stuff. He was kind enough to offer us exclusively for this compilation a superb track, called “The Voice”, which is quite different from his previous offerings yet it still succeeds in delivering quality tunes. This track uses samples from Susanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”.

09. Montevideo – Horses (Discotexas Dub)

It’s time to boogie. Discotexas bosses Moullinex, Xinobi and Mr. Mitsuhirato made a great nine-minute remix of Montevideo first single “Horses”, from their upcoming Joakim-produced debut album, “Personal Space”, due out in September. The dub version of this remix is available now exclusively on our compilation. It will knock your socks off!

10. In Flagranti – Humdrum

In Flagranti need no further introduction. Their excellent track “Humdrum” is taken from the “Dissimilated by Products from In Flagranti” (Volume 2), featuring all released tracks on Juno Download between March and April 2012. It’s now available for free download for the first time, exclusively on our compilation. What a jam!

11. Satin Jackets feat. Eric Cozier – Hollywood (Live Jam Version)

German nu disco producer Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets made a smooth live jam version of his brilliant laid-back jam, “Hollywood” for our compilation. The track was released a few months ago on his brand new label Glam Jam Artists and features melodic vocals by group member Eric Cozier. Sit back and enjoy!

12. Matthias Zimmermann – Fez

This is such an amazing track from German newcomer Matthias Zimmermann. “Fez” is taken from his debut four-track EP “Isla Dub” on Sound Pellegrino. Great vibes. Stuck on repeat!

13. Charles Murdoch – Ahama

Brisbane-based producer Charles Murdoch is our best-kept secret. He has already produced some tracks under the name Charlie Why and he’s also a member of the band Mitzi. His solo work sounds great. Here is his lush tune “Ahama” that has a dreamy vibe to it. Love at first listen!

14. Mindless Boogie – My Hero (Kid Who Edit)

The closing track on our late summer compilation is a stunning rework of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by the always amazing Kid Who. It was released back in 2010 on Mindless Boogie, but never as a free download until now, courtesy of Smile Recordings. Drive slow.

Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.

[Artwork by Yannis Dragasakis]
[Video by Agrado]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 March 2012

DATE:
April 2nd, 2012
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It’s that time again, vrooomers. Here is the most downloaded 15 tracks of March on La.Ga.Sta. This is your Top 15 chart. Fill it up!

01. Chromatics: “Kill For Love”
02. Lana Del Rey: “Blue Jeans” [Moonlight Matters Remix]
03. Rolla Scape: “Super Car” [Drop Out Orchestra Rework]
04. Madonna: “Give Me All Your Luvin'” [The KDMS Version]
05. Perseus: “Love In Zanzibar”
06. Pollyester: “Concierge d’Armour” [Prins Thomas Diskomiks]
07. Philosophy Of Sound: “Freedom, What For?” [A.N.D.Y. Instrumental Remix]
08. James Curd: “Guide Me” [Gigamesh Remix]
09. Debukas: “Golden Mind” [Pional Remix]
10. Cadillac: “Too Long” [Daft Punk Cover]
11. John Talabot: “So Will Be Now…” [Young Edits Club Mix]
12. Lemonade: “Neptune”
13. Beni: “Last Night” [Brodinski Remix]
14. Sare Havlicek: “Too Far Ahead” (feat. Mitja)
15. Azari & III: “Into The Night” [Softwar Remix]

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K.BHTA: “Entrance”

DATE:
March 27th, 2012
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We love K.BHTA. Our favorite Greek electronic artist just released his new album, entitled “Chrysalis”. It’s funky, it’s catchy, it’s very moving and will definitely soundtrack our summer. A truly great album, from start to finish. Today we’re happy to share with one of the standout tracks from the album, the instrumental electro jam “Entrance”. Give it a spin below:

The album “Chrysalis” is out now on Inner Ear Records.

Buy here

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #09

DATE:
March 26th, 2012
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OFF we go again…Just in case you missed it last night, here’s our latest radio show “OFF The Road #09” on OFF Radio. Grab it below and play it loud! We’ll be back for more craaazy rides next Saturday (22.00-23.00 EET). Until then, stay gas.

Playlist:
01. Pitchben – Stand Up (Runaway Remix)
02. Marcos Cabral – Sweet & Sour (Jeremy Glenn Remix)
03. John Talabot (feat. Pional) – So Will Be Now…(Young Edits Club Mix)
04. Sebastien Tellier – Cochon Ville (The Magician Remix)
05. Cosmonauts – Stardust
06. K.BHTA – Entrance
07. Lauer – Trainman (Tensnake Franceman Remix)
08. Alex Metric – Anybody Else
09. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Anna (Moonlight Matters remix)
10. James Curd – Guide Me (Gigamesh Remix)
11. Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me (12 Inch Version)

Download “OFF The Road #09” here (82 mb)

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Rolla Scape Remix EP

DATE:
March 2nd, 2012
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It’s time to Rolla! It took a little longer than we thought, but love takes time. And Rolla Scape’s Remix EP is full of love. Today, we’re so excited to bring you this four-track EP that couldn’t happen without help from our beloved Can You Relate? team. Our aim was to have four of our favorite artists choose their favorite track from Rolla Scape’s self-titled debut album and give it their own spin. The result is pure gold. Parisian duo Acid Washed’s fantastic remix of “Love and Time” has an early ’80s electro vibe. Drop Out Orchestra did a brilliant job remixing the track “Super Car” and turn it into a disco funk bomb. In Flagranti deliver a remix of “Nightwalk” that sounds so good. Last but not least, Headman takes us straight to the dancefloor with his dark electro version of “Nightwalk”. The EP is out now on Undo Records. You can preview the whole thing below. Fill it up!




Buy the EP here.
Rolla Scape’s album will be released soon on vinyl via Undo Records.

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