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He’s much more than a terrific producer. He creates art full of miscellaneous emotions and his genuine music either speaks straight to your soul or takes you right to the dancefloor; or both. You all know him because he is one of the most acclaimed and versatile artist on the international music scene, and he’s one of our favourites. Dear riders, it’s Kasper Bjørke.

After a three year absence, the prolific Danish producer returns to hfn music with a majestic new double EP, entitled “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, returning to his signature leftfield danceable beats. The double EP explores both the analogue and organic side of his production work on Side-A, while Side-B reflects on sounds that he would play today, in one of his nightclub DJ sets.

Today, we’re so delighted to premiere A-Side’s second track “Seabird”, a fantastic cover version of Alessi Brothers’ 1975 classic “Seabird”. It’s a track that came about through Kasper’s friendship and musical synergy with DJ and vinyl digger Christian d’Or, who is lead crooning while Toby Ernest delivers his signature falsetto. You can sense the track’s fresh feeling, while at the same time it truly respects the delivery and the mood of the original song’s core. Kasper’s magical sound skills capture you from the very first seconds and the melody offers you a dreamy ride to the sky. The vocals are simply magnetic. “Listen lonely seabird, you’ve been away from land too long… Seabird, seabird, fly home”. Blast the track above and enjoy this heartfelt ride.

Kasper Bjørke’s double EP “Nothing Gold Can Stay” drops on 22nd November via hfn music. Pre-order it here.
Part 1 EP, which includes “Seabird”, will drop sooner, and more specifically tomorrow! Get it!

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Kasper Bjørke: “Corsica”

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

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September 24th, 2019
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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.

Related:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 8
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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Kasper Bjørke & Colder: “Black Magic” Video

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September 21st, 2017
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Danish producer Kasper Bjørke and Frenchman Marc Nguyen Tan, better known as Colder, have joined forces once again to deliver a great new EP, entitled “Black Magic”, on Throne of Blood Recordings. The record is a collection of five raw, driving post punk/new wave and techno influenced compositions. Colder recorded his mesmerizing vocals on the spot along with French drummer Julien Sabourin and saxophone player Thibaut Javoy. The EP will be followed by a remix package with reworks by The Golden Filter, Mutado Pintado, and Pilooski. You can now watch the video for the EPs title track above. Buy it here.

Directed by Jason Alami.

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Kasper Bjørke: “Zenith” (feat. Null & Void) Video

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June 9th, 2016
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Danish producer Kasper Bjørke is back in action with his mini-LP “Fountain Of Youth”, a joyous return to dancefloor. Ahead of its release tomorrow, Kasper Bjørke has shared another new track called “Zenith”, a perfectly crafted late-night burner featuring Null & Void. The track comes accompanied by a hypnotic animation video made by Danish GIF artist Lotte Rose Kjaer Skau. Watch it above.

The mini-LP “Fountain of Youth” drops on June 10th via hfn music. Pre-order it here.

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Kasper Bjørke: “Cloud 9” [Instrumental Mix]

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Kasper Bjørke: “Cloud 9 (Instrumental Mix)”

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May 8th, 2016
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Danish producer Kasper Bjørke has a new, dancefloor-ready mini-LP on the way called “Fountain Of Youth”. The eight-track record bends genres such as classic house, electro, post disco and techno, into his own melting pot of late night jams and it’s perfectly suitable for the dancefloor. The album’s lead single “Cloud 9” comes in two versions: A haunting instrumental mix with dreamy pads, which you can stream above, and an infectious vocal version featuring Urdur of the prestigious Icelandic collective GusGus. The single “Cloud 9”, backed with remixes by Gerd Janson, Marvin & Guy, and Weval, drops on May 20th.

The mini-LP “Fountain of Youth” will arrive on June 10th via hfn music. Pre-order it here.

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Kasper Bjørke: “TNR” (feat. Jaakko Eino Kalevi)

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Kasper Bjørke: “Sunrise” (with Jacob Bellens) Video

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March 13th, 2013
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Check out this beautiful video of Kasper Bjørke’s latest single “Sunrise”, which features Jacob Bellens on vocals. In related news, the Copenhagen-based electronic producer just dropped a new compilation, called “Remix Crusades (2007-2013)”, a massive collection of 28 reworks crafted by and for him throughout the last years. Great stuff! Just in case you missed it, check out Yuksek’s remix of “Sunrise” here.

Directed by Karim Huu Do.

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Kasper Bjørke: “Sunrise (Yuksek Remix)”

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February 15th, 2013
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Kasper Bjørke: “Sunrise” [Yuksek Remix]

Yuksek works his magic once again on Denmark’s Kasper Bjørke emotive disco pop gem “Sunrise”, making the song more suitable for the dancefloor. That’s the way we like it. “Sunrise”, which features Jacob Bellens on vocals, is taken from Kasper Bjørke’s last year’s “Fool” album. The remix package also includes a summery, Balearic rework by Slow Hands. You can preview the full release here.

Kasper Bjørke’s “Sunrise” EP is out now on hfn music. Get it here.

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Kasper Bjørke feat. Laid Back: “Bohemian Soul” Video

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October 19th, 2012
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Here is the official video for Kasper Bjørke’s third single “Bohemian Soul”, off his recent album “Fool” on hfn music. The video features Thailand’s glamorous Lady Boys. Just in case you missed it, check out Hamburg’s Adana Twins amazing ‘On A Cloudy Day’ remix of the track here.

Directed by Karim Huu Do.

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Michoacan: “Disco Sucks So Good (Dubka Remix)”

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October 18th, 2012
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Originally released in 2006 on Lectroluv, Michoacan’s, aka Fernando Miranda Rios from East Palo Alto, California, wicked tune “D.S.S.G.” (Disco Sucks So Good) is now being treated to a reissue from the mighty Eskimo Recordings complete with new remixes by Martin Dubka, Tiger Stripes and Kasper Bjørke. The standout tune on this new EP is Martin Dubka’s sublime take on the original track, which sounds quite impressive. Yes, his remix sucks so good! This hardworking London-based producer/DJ has already produced Ali Love’s “Love Harder” album and Tyson’s debut LP for Back Yard Recordings. Can’t wait to hear more of his stuff.

Michoacan’s “Disco Sucks So Good” EP drops on October 29 via Eskimo Recordings.

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Kasper Bjørke: “Bohemian Soul” [Adana Twins ‘On A Cloudy Day’ Remix]

Hamburg duo Adana Twins put their remixing skills to good use with this great deep house remix of Kasper Bjørke’s third single “Bohemian Soul”, featuring Laid Back, off his recent album “Fool”, released earlier this year on hfn music. This absolutely beautiful ‘On A Cloudy Day’ remix sounds perfect on a sunny day as well. The package also includes remixes by New York duo Still Going and Tambien.

Kasper Bjørke’s “Bohemian Soul” EP is out now. Get it here.

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