Korallreven: “Here In Iowa (Peaking Lights’ Disco Dub)”

December 2nd, 2015

Back in August, Swedish Balearic duo Korallreven dropped their superb farewell single “Here In Iowa”. Now, this blissful track gets a disco dub remix treatment by L.A.-via-Wisconsin psychedelic synth-pop Peaking Lights. This classy dub version is part of a limited edition 12” EP will see a release on Record Store Day, April 16th 2016 via Be With Records. The record will also, for the first time on vinyl, include Korallreven’s cover of Guns & Roses’ “November Rain”, as well as “Shine On”, the duo’s rework of their own 2010 single “Honey Mine”, featuring Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman. Pre-order your 12” here.

De Lux: “It’s A Combination” [Peaking Lights Disco Dub]

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Korallreven: “Here In Iowa”

August 20th, 2015

We’ve been following Swedish Balearic duo Korallreven for a long time, so it’s really sad to hear that Daniel Tjäder and Marcus Joons have decided to call it quits. Having released two albums, 2011’s “An Album By Korallreven” on Acéphale and 2014’s “Second Comin'” on Cascine, not to mention their quality remixes, Korallreven have just shared their farewell single “Here In Iowa”, offering us a bittersweet final ride. Arrivederci Korallreven.

“It has been a trippie trip, sort of a dream come true, sort of a dream become shattered. Kinda incredible how Korallreven, with this weird name in Swedish snowballed from bedroom recordings in Stockholm into a headlining US tour, festivals around Europe, amazing collaborations and all this love we have felt from all around. It’s been magic, but there is a time for everything and an end to everything too, also with Korallreven. So, enjoy this single, as you would the last drop of fresh water in the jungle. It sort of underlines exactly everything we wanted to do from the beginning but never yet achieved. Lifelovingness, big words and melancholy in three and a half minutes, for the last time.”

The single “Here In Iowa” will be released as a special one-sided, full colour 7″ flexi-disc on September 18th via Be Here Records. Pre-order it here.

Korallreven: “Limitless”


Korallreven: “Limitless” Video

April 21st, 2015

Swedish electronic pop duo Korallreven, aka Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder, have shared the André Jofré-directed video for their latest single “Limitless”, one of the standout tracks from their sophomore album “Second Comin’”, released last year via Cascine. Speaking about the video, André Jofré says: “It’s a dark story about having too much fun. The story also really depends on the viewer, something I really like. Aesthetically, we’ve essentially taken Drive and swapped out Gosling with Willy Wonka.”

Korallreven: “Death Is Not For Us”


Johan Agebjörn: “The Right To Play”

November 27th, 2014

Swedish electronic musician Johan Agebjörn, probably best known as the producer of Italo-Disco revivalists Sally Shapiro, has a new solo album on the way called “Notes”. Set for release on February 10th on Paper Bag Records, the 12-track record has been described as a “dreamy, melancholic and mostly instrumental collection of songs.” The starting point for “Notes” was the electric piano sound of the Casio MT­52, a cheap keyboard from the early ’80s. Furthermore, the album is said to feature collaborations with Sally Shapiro, Young Galaxy, Loney Dear and Brain Machine.

Our first taste of Johan Agebjörn’s upcoming effort comes in the form of “The Right To Play”, a beauty of a track, which comes complete with a fine remix from Swedish synth-pop duo Korallreven. The “The Right To Play” single is out now digitally on Paper Bag Records. Give both tracks a spin above, and get your copy here.

Johan Agebjörn: “Casablanca Nights”

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Korallreven: “Death Is Not For Us”

September 22nd, 2014

After a long wait, Stockholm’s Korallreven, the electronic duo of Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder, have returned with their new single “Death Is Not For Us” and a very welcome return it is. “Death Is Not For Us” is the first taste from the pair’s forthcoming sophomore album “Second Comin'”, which will arrive on November 4th via Cascine. The follow-up to their superb 2011 debut LP “An Album By Korallreven” on Acéphale will feature guest appearances from Cornelius and I Break Horses’ Maria Lindén. You can pre-order your vinyl copy of Korallreven’s upcoming LP here.

Stream: Korallreven: “Try Anything Once” [feat. Cornelius]


Korallreven: “Try Anything Once” (feat. Cornelius)

September 17th, 2013

Here’s something new from Korallreven. The Swedish electronic duo of Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder makes a welcome return with their blissful new single “Try Anything Once”, which features Japan’s Cornelius on background vocals.

“Try Anything Once”, the duo’s first piece of new material since 2011’s debut album “An Album by Korallreven” on Acéphale, will be released on October 2 via Rallye. The single also features a remix by UK producer Cooly G on the flip. Pre-order your 12” here.

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Young Dreams: “Fog Of War”

October 11th, 2012

Following last year’s brilliant debut self-titled single Young Dreams, Norway’s symphonic pop ensemble Young Dreams, headed up by the mighty Matias Tellez, have just unveiled their new single “Fog Of War” and it’s absolutely beautiful – four minutes of dream pop perfection. “It’s about not seeing clearly what’s happening on the other side. It creates a need for help in a desperate situation – hence ‘Fog of War’ and the cry for help from Athena (Athene) who is the goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration in Greek mythology”, says Mattias Tellez.
“Fog Of War” is the first official single to be taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, entitled “Between Places”, due out early next year via Modular. The single, backed with remixes by the likes of Lemonade, Korallreven, and Vampire Weekend’s bassist Baio, will be released on October 12th. You can now grab it for free below.

Download here

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Korallreven: “Sa Sa Samoa” Video

February 16th, 2012

Directed by Filip Nilsson.

mp3: Korallreven: “Sa Sa Samoa” (feat. Julianna Barwick)

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La.Ga.Sta.: Best of 2011

December 30th, 2011

Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis

La.Ga.Sta. offered its services to many weary travellers once more this year. By “following rivers” they drove “through the green” and found themselves in “English Riviera” only to come back again to our station for another refill.
Taking a Friday drive down this year’s memory lane, we think back on our numerous stops including among others:

Our after-hours, absolutely wicked dj set in the VIP room of Melt! Festival. We might have missed Cut Copy’s performance but we certainly had a blast. Shout out to T.E.E.D., Azari & III, Metronomy, Siriusmo, and Planningtorock for their stunning gigs.

The 15-track La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation 2011 with lots of exclusives released in August and downloaded by more than 15.000 vroomers in less than a month. Thank you guys!

The La.Ga.Sta mixtapes by the amazing Drop Out Orchestra, CFCF, Das Moth, Pharao Black Magic, Marius, and Mickey. Much appreciated.

Dancing ‘till we dropped with the Can You Relate? team at their super cool parties in Thessaloniki together with The Magician, Shit Robot, Villa, Moullinex, In Flagranti, Acid Washed, and Stopmakingme.

A huge thanks coming out to all of you who filled up our inbox with tons of tunes and mixes, wish we could post them all. Keep them coming.

It’s always such a great pleasure sharing sounds, words and feelings with all the people we love. We don’t really like making lists since we always forget to include everything we loved through the year. But, by popular demand, our pit stop crew tried to bring the Best of 2011 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EP’s, video) based on what we played most on our car stereo. It was certainly an amazing year with great releases that gave this station the “gas” it needed to carry on driving. Check out our lists below in no particular order. We don’t have winners or losers in this race only drivers that finally make it to the finish line.

This is the 2011 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroooommm!

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2011

Metronomy – The English Riviera [Because Music]
Tiger & Woods – Through The Green [Running Back]
Washed Out – Within And Without [Sub Pop]
Azari & III – Azari & III [Loose Lips]
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther/Matador]
The Rapture – In the Grace Of Your Love [DFA Records]
Siriusmo – Mosaik [Monkeytown]
Discodeine – Discodeine [Dirty]
Cut Copy – Zonoscope [Modular]
Rimer London – Rimer London [Magnetron]
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost! [DFA Records]
Yuksek – Living On The Edge Of Time [Polydor]
Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven [Acéphale]
Cults – Cults [Columbia]
Canyons – Keep Your Dreams [Modular]
Com Truise – Galactic Melt [Ghostly International]
6th Borough Project – One Night In The Borough [Delusions Of Grandeur]
Beni – House Of Beni [Modular]
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [Codek]
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves [Domino Records]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Tracks of 2011

Metronomy – The Look
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
Benoit & Sergio – Everybody
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love
Paradis – Parfait Tirage
Poolside – Do You Believe?
Jamie xx – Far Nearer
M83 – Midnight City
Try To Find Me – Needs Ending
Joe Goddard – Gabriel (feat. Valentina)
Joakim – Forever Young
Kamp! – Cairo
Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Oliver – Memories Of The Future
Citizens! – True Romance
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor)
Keep Shelly In Athens – Hauntin’ Me
PillowTalk – The Come Back

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Remixes of 2011

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers [The Magician Remix]
Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love [Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework]
Jeremy Glenn – New Life [Perseus ‘Summer of 83’ Remix]
Runaway – Chapter IV [Tensnake Remix]
Dj Nibc – The Doorman [Casino Times Remix]
Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters [John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix]
Is Tropical – The Greeks [Moonlight Matters Remix]
Tensnake – Need Your lovin [Tiger & Woods Remix]
Locussolus – I Want It [Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix]
Tyson – Die On The Dancefloor [Mickey Remix]
Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove [Classixx Remix]
Yacht – I Walked Alone [Jacques Renault Remix]
The KDMS: “Tonight [Morgan Geist Remix]
Beni – It’s A Bubble [The Magician Remix]
Mark E – The Day [Prins Thomas Remix]
Paul Weller – Starlite [Black Van Remix]
Lazydisco – More Tigers [Mirror People]
Wolfram Feat. Haddaway – Thing Called Love [Legowelt Remix]
Midnight Savari – Pinisi [The C90s Remix]
Munk – Rue de Rome [Cécile Remix]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 EP’s of 2011

Todd Terje – Ragysh [Running Back]
Julio Bashmore – Everyone Needs A Theme Tune [PMR Records]
Peter & The Magician – Twist [Kitsuné]
Chad Valley – Equatorial Ultravox [Cascine]
Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road [Instruments Of Rapture]
John Talabot – Families [Young Turks]
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out [Carpark]
Suzanne Kraft – Green Flash [Running Back]
Matias Aguayo – I Don’t Smoke [Kompakt]
Moullinex – Chocolat [Gomma]
Montevideo – Tribal Dance [Relish Recordings]
Mario & Vidis – Changed [Future Classic]
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug [Southern Fried Records]
Runaway – Stories [On The Prowl]
Zimmer – Horizontal Disco [Discotexas]
Flume – Sleepless [Future Classic]
Rocco Raimundo – Between The Sheets [Bedmo Disco Records]
Para One & Tacteel – Fair Enough [Fool’s Gold]
Chris Malinchak – Villette [French Express]
Beth Ditto – EP [Deconstruction Records]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Video of 2011

Directed by MEGAFORCE

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mix of 2011
Four Tet – Fabriclive 59

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Compilation of 2011
If This Is House I Want My Money Back Zwei [Permanent Vacation]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Cover of 2011
Paradis – La Ballade de Jim [Alain Souchon Cover]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mixtape of 2011
Poolside – Day & Night


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Korallreven: “As Young As Yesterday” Video

December 8th, 2011


Directed by Marcus Söderlund.

mp3: Korallreven: “As Young As Yesterday” (feat. Victoria Bergsman)
mp3: Korallreven: “Sa Sa Samoa” (feat. Julianna Barwick)

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