Last year, the ever-excellent San Francisco label Dark Entries has reissued another sublime album from Greek electronic pioneer Lena Platonos, her debut solo album “Μάσκες Ηλίου” (“Sun Masks”). Originally recorded in 1984, the “Sun Masks” LP was Platonos’ first record to feature her own lyrics and vocals. The album featured experiments with different sounds and a new batch of electronic equipment, such as the Roland TR 808 drum machine and Yamaha C60 synthesizer. Lena narrates each song in deadpan fashion, skillfully reciting her surreal Greek poetry. Her lyrics deal with the futility of love, the gap of human relationships, consumerist alienation in the bourgeois lifestyle of the 1980s.

Dark Entries has recruited four of their favorite producers to remix their favorite tracks from “Sun Masks”. The remix EP also features a great new remix of “Hoping By Shopping” by New York-based DJ/producer/vocalist and Firehouse Recordings boss Kim Ann Foxman. In her capable hands, the spacey robotic original track is transformed into a dynamic deep house workout, tough and dreamy all at once. You can now stream it exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

Lena Platonos’ “Sun Masks” Remixes EP, which also includes three finely crafted remixes by Avalon Emerson, Lena Willikens and Borusiade, is out now on Dark Entries. Buy it here.

Gasback:
Lena Platonos: “Liqueur Ruby” [Red Axes Remix]

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Beacon: “Preserve (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)”

DATE:
December 16th, 2015
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After dropping their new single “Preserve” just last month, Brooklyn-based electronic duo Beacon have shared a superb remix of this moody and driving track by none other than Kim Ann Foxman. On her rework, New York-based DJ/producer/vocalist transforms the original track into a club-ready house jam that’s definitely worth a few spins. The single “Preserve” is the first taste from the duo’s sophomore album “Escapements”, set to drop on February 5th on Ghostly International. Get yourself a copy of the remix here.

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Beacon: “Preserve”

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Kim Ann Foxman: “Creature (A/Jus/Ted Vocal Mix)”

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June 16th, 2015
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New York-based DJ/producer/vocalist Kim Ann Foxman debut solo single “Creature”, a collaborative track with former Hercules & Love Affair bandmate Andy Butler, finally gets a proper vinyl release. Originally released in 2010 on Butler’s own Mr. INTL label, Foxman describes “Creature” as a “jam that I hold very close to my heart. It’s never been available on wax vinyl before so I’m really excited that I’ll finally be able to have it in my hands.”

The release comes complete with four new remixes of “Creature” by fellow New Yorkers A/Jus/Ted, the electro-dance duo of Justin Strauss and Teddy Stuart, Italian disco producer and DJ Nick Simoncino, and Kim Ann herself. Here, we have A/Jus/Ted’s eight-plus-minute vocal mix of the track for your listening pleasure. And it’s a great one. Blast it above.

Kim Ann Foxman’s “Creature – Remixes” is out now on her label Firehouse Recordings in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. Buy it here.

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Kim Ann Foxman: “Creature”

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Kim Ann Foxman: “It’s All About You”

DATE:
November 18th, 2014
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Former Hercules & Love Affair member Kim Ann Foxman recently launched her own record label Firehouse in association with London-based The Vinyl Factory, inspired by her New York residence. The label’s first release comes in the form of a two-track single, “Firehouse 001”, from Kim Ann Foxman herself.

Here’s the record’s a-side cut, the hypnotic house jam “It’s All About You”, for your listening pleasure. Give it a spin above. In her own words: “Firehouse will be super-dynamic, gorgeous and weird. I want to represent New York, represent its flavour and be a part of the music history that it is so abundant here. I will embrace music that I feel. It’s gotta have vibes! It’s gotta have passion, it’s gotta have heart.”

“Firehouse 001” will arrive on November 24th. Pre-order it here.

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Stream: The xx: “Sunset” [Kim Ann Foxman Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #47

DATE:
March 19th, 2013
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Mixtapes, News
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OFF The Road #47 by La.Ga.Sta. on Mixcloud

Start your week off right with the latest episode of our weekly radio show “OFF The Road”. This mix includes new gems by Todd Edwards, Duke Dumont, Kim Ann Foxman, Locked Groove, Footprintz, Smallpeople, Cassian, Cosmonauts, and more. Grab it below, and play it loud! See you next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, check our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride with us.

Playlist:
01. HAIM – Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)
02. HNNY – For the Very First Time (Dirtytwo’s Midas Touch Version)
03. FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version)
04. Locked Groove – Do It Anyway
05. The xx – Sunset (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)
06. Footprintz – Frozen Dove
07. Smallpeople – Nofretete
08. Red Axes – Silver Bed
09. Fusty Delights – We Hold It (Cosmonauts Remix)
10. Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Todd Edwards Vocal Mix)
11. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive – Real Talk (Cassian Remix)
12. Boe & Zak – Loop For Love

Download “OFF The Road #47” here [82 mb]

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The xx: “Sunset (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)”

DATE:
March 15th, 2013
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The xx remixes just keep coming. This time around, we have a sublime deep house remix of “Sunset” by Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules and Love Affair fame. This remix is out now on Young Turks. Get it here. In case you missed it, check out John Talabot and Pional’s take on “Chained” here. Fill it up!

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Stereogamous feat. Shaun J. Wright: “Face Love Anew”

DATE:
November 30th, 2012
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Here we go. Aussie DJ/production duo Stereogamous return in a big way with their debut single “Face Love Anew”, which features the gorgeous vocals of Shaun J. Wright, whom you may remember from his collaboration with Hercules and Love Affair, as well as from his solo single “Forevermore” on Andy Butler’s MR.INTL Records. “Face Love Anew” is a proper vocal house anthem that goes deep, deep inside of you and hits all the right spots. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
The limited-edition 12” vinyl is out now on Honey Soundsystem’s HNYTRX label in collaboration with Cocktail d’Amore and features two fine remixes of the track by Jason Kendig, and Discodromo. The single will see a digital release on December 11th with a great line-up of remixes by Horse Meat Disco, Kim Ann Foxman, The Miracles Club, and The Carry Nation.
Today we are delighted to offer you this exclusive stream of “Face Love Anew”. Listen to the full original version below. It’s already on repeat.

Pick up the 12” here.

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Kim Ann Foxman: “Return It” Video

DATE:
November 5th, 2012
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Watch the stylish new video for Kim Ann Foxman’s debut single “Return It” , taken from her recent EP “Return It”/”Hypnotic Dance”, out now on Needwant.

Directed by Jonathan Turner.

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La.Ga.Sta. OFF The Road #30

DATE:
November 4th, 2012
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

OFF we go again! Just in case you missed it last night, here is our latest radio show “OFF The Road #30″. Grab it below and play it loud! Many thanks to all of you for your support. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, you can check out our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride and enjoy!

Playlist:
01. Only Children – Falling
02. Drop Out Orchestra feat. The Reverb Junkie – Sun Machine (diskJokke Remix)
03. NSFW – Hold Me Close
04. John Talabot & Pional – Braves
05. Hot Natured & Ali Love – Benediction
06. Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl
07. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Your Love (Waze & Odyssey Remix)
08. Duke Dumont – Reclamation Of Trance
09. Disclosure – Latch (Jamie Jones Remix)
10. Kim Ann Foxman – Return It
11. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
12. Roosevelt – Soleil

Download “OFF The Road #30” here [82 mb]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 October 2012

DATE:
November 1st, 2012
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Here we go again. It’s time to round up the Top 15 most downloaded tracks of October on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of October’s most popular mpFree’s. This is your Top 15 chart. Fill it up!

01. John Talabot & Pional: “Braves”
02. Ben Howard: “The Fear” [Moonlight Matters Rework]
03. Nicolas Jaar: “And I Say” [Xinobi Edit]
04. Strange Talk: “Cast Away” [Plastic Plates Remix]
05. Gypsy & The Cat: “Bloom”
06. Kim Ann Foxman: “Return It”
07. Chris Malinchak: “So Good To Me”
08. RAC feat. Penguin Prison: “Hollywood” [Cassian Remix]
09. Prins Thomas: “Symfonisk Utviklingshemming”
10. Memory Tapes: “Shelia”
11. Flume: “Sleepless” [Charles Murdoch Remix]
12. Tronik Youth: “Breathe” [Dublin Aunts Dub Mix]
13. Little Dragon: “”Little Man” [Clancy’s Deep Haze Remix]
14. Tempogeist: “Romeo” [Monitor 66 Remix]
15. Young Dreams: “Fog Of War”

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