Kiwi: “Italian Heat”

April 6th, 2020

Drawing upon his many influences across the house/disco/funk spectrum, Kiwi has been illuminating the more discerning dancefloors of late with a series of strong releases for Cin Cin, Needwant and his own new label Crossbreed. Fresh off the release of his superb EP “I Feel Better” in collaboration with Ghost Culture, the South London-based producer is already back with his third EP, entitle “Charlie’s New Vision”, for Dave Harvey’s forward thinking label Futureboogie. And as ever, it’s a cracker!

On “Charlie’s New Vision”, Kiwi serves up three pulsating jams, complete with a damn fine remix of the record’s title track by the mighty Johnny Aux. One of our favourite cuts from the EP is “Italian Heat”, an eight-minute pure dancefloor heater, which “doffs its cap heartily to the Italo disco choons of yore that always strikes a potent chord to this day”. Play it loud.

The “Charlie’s New Vision” EP is out now via Futureboogie. Pick up your copy here.

Kiwi: 1988 Mixtape


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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[Premiere] Kiwi: “Kiya (Brian Ring Remix)”

September 5th, 2019

The prolific London-based producer Kiwi returns to Needwant with his second offering, a finely-crafted four-track EP, entitled “Kiya”. The record’s title track finds Kiwi in such fine form, delivering an eight minute tune of warm bass tones, spaced out synth lines, shuffling percussion and a tribal-esq vocal. “Kiya” will be another addition to Kiwi’s already impressive physical discography which includes releases on imprints such as Disco Halal, Future Boogie & 17 Steps.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere a remix of “Kiya” by Berlin-based Irishman Brian Ring. On his remix, Brian Ring injects the original track with a healthy dose of extra warmth and sunshine and all-around good vibes. A great remix that’s perfect for late-summer rides. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “Kiya” EP, which comes complete with a “Rave” mix and Kiwi’s own “Dreamscape” version, arrives on September 13th via Needwant. Pre-order your copy here.

Kiwi: 1988 Mixtape

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Kiwi: 1988 Mixtape

July 5th, 2018

London based producer/DJ Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, is next in line to contribute a mix to La.Ga.Sta’s new series of mixtapes based on our co-drivers favourite year in music. Every month we invite a producer/dj/artist to choose his favourite year in music and give us a mixtape with tracks only from that year. For July, we asked Kiwi to “drive through” his favourite year, and he went with the year 1988. Let’s take a long ride with his killer “1988” mixtape, a nearly two-hour long mix full of great tunes. It’s an epic ride from start to finish!

01. Software – Digital-Dance
02. Giorgio Moroder – Suspense
03. Talk Talk – The Rainbow
04. Arabian Prince – Africanism
05. Giorgio Moroder – Chase
06. Nu Shooz – Should I Say Yes? (Vocal Dub)
07. Sade – Make Some Room (Extended Version)
08. René Hayes – You Are The Answer
09. Roy Ayers – Chicago
10. Krystal Davis – So Smooth
11. Gino Soccio – Who Dunnit?
12. Martin Circus – Disco Circus Medley
13. Sandee – Notice Me (Drumpella)
14. Turntable Orchestra – You’re Gonna Miss Me (12″ Extended Version)
15. Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions (Extended Version)
16. Adeva – Respect
17. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind / In My House
18. Kylie Minogue – Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi [The Revolutionary Mix]
19. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
20. Gherkin Jerks – Midi Beats
21. Ceejay – A Little Love (Acappella Version)
22. Ceejay – A Little Love (What’s Going On)
23. Sha-Lor – I’m In Love Instrumental (Unreleased instrumental version)
24. Keith, Kat & Blondie – Gotta Get Some Money (100$ Dub)
25. Will To Power – Say It’s Gonna Rain (Acid Rain Dub)
26. New Order – Fine Time (Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley Mix)
27. Front 242 – Im Rhythmus Bleiben
28. Diskomo – The Residents
29. Farley Jackmaster Funk – All Acid Out
30. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
31. Emerson – Sending All My Love Out
32. Womack & Womack – Conscious Of My Conscience
33. Sheila Stewart – It’s You (Dance Version)
34. Enya – Orinoco Flow

Chad Valley: 1986 Mixtape
Luxxury: 1980 Mixtape
In Flagranti: 1974 Mixtape
Daniel T.: 1983 Mixtape

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Kiwi: “Orca”

November 30th, 2016

London based producer/DJ Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, lands on Futureboogie with his debut release for the label, a four-tracker called “Orca” of serious dancefloor business. With previous releases on labels such as Optimo Music, Blasé Boys Club and Sneaky Music, the versatile producer serves up four tracks of deep and driving underground goodies. Here, we have the EPs title track, a killer tune that finds Kiwi blending energetic Italo styles.

The “Orca” EP is out now on Futureboogie. Buy it here.

Kiwi: “Shiba Inu”


Kiwi: “Shiba Inu”

March 6th, 2016

London-based producer Alex Warren, better known as Kiwi, returns with his third release for Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club label following his well-received EPs “The Mara” and “Animals”. The talented producer brings some serious heat with his new single “Shiba Inu”, an energetic disco pumper that rewards repeat listens. Blast it above.

The single “Shiba Inu” is out now digitally on Blasé Boys Club. Buy it here.

Kiwi: “Pelican”


Kiwi: “Pelican”

June 23rd, 2015

London-based DJ/producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, returns to Duke Dumont’s Blase Boys Club imprint with a new EP called “Animals”, which follows his ace debut “The Mara” EP for the label that arrived in August of last year. Consisting of four new tracks, the effort showcases his ability to deliver quality tunes. Today, we’re treated to the Balearic-tinged sounds of “Pelican”, one of our favorite cuts from that EP. Give it a spin above.

The “Animals” EP will drop on June 29th on Blasé Boys Club. Pre-order here.

Qtier: “Anything Other” [Kiwi Remix]


La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 December 2014

January 10th, 2015

[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tunes by the likes of Joakim, Moon Boots, Midland, Idjut Boys, The Swiss, Plastic Plates, Dauwd, amongst others, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the tracks that made it in our top 15 downloads of December below.

Top 15 December 2014:
01. Kindness feat. Robyn: “Who Do You Love” [Joakim Remix]
02. Fatima: “R.I.P.” [Moon Boots Bootsleg]
03. Boards Of Canada: “Olson” [Midland Re-Edit]
04. Bryan Ferry: “Avonmore” [Idjut Boys Remix]
05. The Swiss: “Movement IV”
06. Plastic Plates: “Feel The Fire”
07. Dauwd: “Kolido”
08. Museum Of Love: “Who’s Who Of Who Cares” [Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver Remix]
09. Jax Jones: “Luv Like This”
10. Dan Bodan: “Romeo” [CFCF Bonus Groove Remix]
11. Tahiti 80: “Coldest Summer” [The Reflex Revision]
12. Lone: “Life Time Loop”
13. Qtier: “Anything Other” [Kiwi Remix]
14. Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]
15. Mculo: “Motor City Day Dreams”

Top 15 November 2014

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[Premiere] Qtier: “Anything Other (Kiwi Remix)”

December 4th, 2014

London-based DJ/producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, is someone we’ve been following for a good while now. With a slew of impressive releases on labels like Needwant, Days Of Being Wild and Deep Shit, Kiwi has easily become one of our favorite producers. The last time we heard from him was last summer, when he delivered a killer EP called “The Mara” of three club-ready jams, his debut release on Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club label.

Now, Kiwi takes us for slow ride with his sublime new remix of London’s electronic-soul duo Qtier “Anything Other”, a hauntingly beautiful track from the pair’s “The Cards” EP, which was released last year on BPitch Control. On his remix for “Anything Other” – premiered here – Kiwi stretching it out into a near ten minute epic and it’s just about as mesmerizing as it gets. You can download this remix for free at Kiwi’s Facebook page in exchange for a “Like”. Don’t snooze on this one!

Download it here.

Stream: Kiwi: “The Mara” EP

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Kiwi: “The Mara” EP

August 6th, 2014

London-based DJ/producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, has made a name for himself over the past few months with quality releases for reputable labels such as Needwant, Days Of Being Wild and Deep Shit. The rising producer is the newest addition to Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club family and will soon drop his debut “The Mara” EP for the label, a three-track effort which showcases his constantly evolving sound. The release includes two original tracks, “The Mara”, and “Gerenuk”, and a great edit by Duke Dumont himself. Perfectly primed for club play, the EPs title track is probably the most upfront thing we’ve heard from Kiwi. You can stream “The Mara” EP in its entirety right here, right now.

Kiwi’s “The Mara” EP will arrive on August 18th via Blasé Boys Club.
Pre-order your copy here.

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