Lauer: “Sandra Fanclub Future Protokoll” Mixtape

DATE:
November 30th, 2016
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German producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer has put together an exclusive mixtape ahead of his DJ set at our La.Ga.Sta. event at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore this Friday. Entitled “Sandra Fanclub Future Protokoll”, the 60-minute mix will put you in the right mood for our party. There is no tracklisting, as he likes to let music speak for itself. Grab this great mixtape for free below, and check out Dalston Superstore’s interview with Lauer here.

Download the mix here.

Catch Lauer at LA.GA.STA. on Friday 2 December from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Tearsh”
Lauer: “Kilian”
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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LA.GA.STA. presents: LAUER at Dalston Superstore

DATE:
November 28th, 2016
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We are thrilled to welcome the mighty German producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer for our next La.Ga.Sta. party at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Joining him on December 2 is a lineup of friends and amazing humans: Princess Julia, Dance Armstrong & Chaka Khan’t (Disco Spritz), Wes Baggaley and your hosts for the night A Man To Pet and Lucy Fizz. It’s gonna be a great event, a ride not to be missed.

Frankfurt-based DJ/producer/musician Phillip Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long, long time. He performs as Lauer and also as one part in the duos Arto Mwambe and Tuff City Kids alongside with Running Back’s head honcho Gerd Janson. Raised on a strict diet of hip hop & punk rock, Philipp finally succumbed to the pleasures of electronic music in the late nineties when he started to produce deep house tracks. His excellent debut solo album “Phillips” was released back in 2012 on Running Back, followed by “Borndom” in 2015 on Permanent Vacation. This year saw Mr. Melody dropping two great EPs, “Birsk”/”Kilian” on Futureboogie and “Tearsh” on Live At Robert Johnson, and more recently Tuff City Kids’ debut album “Adoldesscent” on Permanent Vacation. We’d expect nothing but quality from Lauer.

LA.GA.STA. w/ LAUER (Tuff City Kids/Permanent Vacation)

Friday 2 December 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
Free before 23:00 / £6 after

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Tearsh”
Lauer: “Kilian”
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth”

DATE:
August 31st, 2016
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, return with their stellar new track “Labyrinth”, the first taste off their upcoming first LP “Adoldesscent”. The single “Labyrinth”, which marks the pair’s first full vocal track, is a delicious disco affair featuring vocals from Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. You can stream the seven-minute club mix of “Labyrinth” above. Set to drop on October 14th on Permanent Vacation, the 10-track album also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau.

The “Labyrinth” EP, which comes complete with a remix by New York house maestro Morgan Geist, a rework by Tuff City Kids themselves, and a “Drum & Bass dub” by mysterious DJ Oyster, will arrive on September 23. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Lauer: “Tearsh”

DATE:
August 2nd, 2016
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Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer has returned to Live At Robert Johnson with a great second solo release, titled “Tearsh”. The record, which marks his first release for the label since 2011’s “H.R. Boss/Banned’ 12-inch, finds Phillip Lauer in such fine form, delivering five melody-driven, disco-tinged house cuts. We’d expect nothing less from Mr. Melody. Stream the EPs title track above, and get the whole thing here.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Kilian”

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Beats In Space Compilation

DATE:
March 23rd, 2016
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Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label will release its first compilation next month. Entitled “BIS: 001 – 020”, the 23-track compilation collects many of the highlights from the NYC imprint’s first five years. It also features tracks from Parisian duo Paradis, Australian producer Tornado Wallace, Finnish psych dreamer Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Dutch producer Kai Hugo, aka Palmbomen II, T & P, the new project of Tim Sweeney and Lauer, and more. To elevate this occasion and label milestone, New York disco maestro Tom Noble delivers a new remix of “Holding On” from his own project House Of Spirits.

The first Beats In Space Records compilation, “BIS: 001 – 020”, arrives on April 15th.
Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Paradis: “La Ballade de Jim”
Jaakko Eino Kalevi: “Speak Out”

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T & P: “Shoot The Freak”

DATE:
March 6th, 2016
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Beats In Space boss Tim Sweeney and German producer and Tuff City Kids member Phillip Lauer have joined forces to present a new collaborative EP titled “Shoot The Freak” as T & P. The record finds the duo delivering a well-crafted three tracker for your inner and outer freak. Take a ride with the acid-inflected, groove-tinted title track above, and make sure to check out another cut from the release, the string-laden house burner “Luna Park”.

The “Shoot The Freak” EP is out now via Beats In Space Records. Get it here.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Kilian”

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Lauer: “ESC (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)”

DATE:
February 3rd, 2016
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The incredibly prolific German producer Tuff City Kids member Lauer returns with a new remix EP for some standout tracks from last year’s second album “Borndom”. The “Borndom Remixes” EP includes four reworks by the likes of Fort Romeau, The Working Elite, consisting of Ex-The Whitest Boy Alive member Daniel Nentwig and Thomas “Saap” Sabrowsky, Prins Thomas and Lexx, all good friends and respected colleagues. Each one putting their own signature unique spin on Lauer’s excellent “Borndom” LP. The new wave-inspired track “ESC”, featuring vocals from Jasnau, gets the disco-funk treatment by Norwegian maestro and Full Pupp boss Prins Thomas, and, as expected, it’s a great one!

The “Borndom Remixes” EP is out now on vinyl via Permanent Vacation.
Pick up your 12” here.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Kilian”
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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Lauer: “Kilian”

DATE:
January 25th, 2016
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Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer has nailed it once again with his excellent “Birsk”/”Kilian” EP for Futureboogie. The record finds Lauer still operating in top form, delivering two classy tunes. Take a ride with “Kilian” above, and just in case you missed it, grab a free download of his track “Oramorph”, his contribution to our latest “Late Summer” compilation.

The “Birsk”/”Kilian” EP is out now in both vinyl and digital formats. Buy it here

Gasback:
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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Lauer: “Oramorph”

DATE:
October 4th, 2015
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Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Phillip Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping his second “Borndom” LP on Permanent Vacation, one of our favorite records of the year so far, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant new track “Oramorph”, specially made for our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

The compilation also features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel.T., HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Mausback”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5

DATE:
September 18th, 2015
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Yeah, it’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with our annual “Late Summer” compilation. The fifth edition is finally here, featuring 16 tracks from some of our favorite artists and talented newcomers. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 takes you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year. While at the same time, we’re trying to bring you a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Let’s make it a summer to remember.

As usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Stream and download the whole thing below. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5 here for the price of an email.

Tracklist:

01. HNNY – Solsidan

What a better way to open our new compilation than with one of our favorite tunes of the year so far from Swedish house producer Johan Cederberg, aka HNNY. Effortlessly smooth and mellow, “Solsidan” is an absolute gem of a tune filled with looped-up vocals and sun-kissed summertime grooves. Taken from his second “Solsidan/Alby” EP for the ever-impressive New York-based label Let’s Play House, it’s now yours for absolutely free.

02. Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Dub)

What a tune! This one feels like an absolute Melbourne affair and it has been on repeat mode all summer. We’re so excited to feature on our compilation a sublime track that finds two of Melbourne’s finest house names come together. Tornado Wallace delivers a perfectly crafted dub version of András & Oscar‘s “Café Romantica” standout “Looking Back”. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Amsterdam imprint Dopeness Galore and Australian label Chapter Music.

03. Woolfy Vs. Projections – Josephine

Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have soundtracked many of our rides with their superb cover of The Smiths’ classic “Ask”, which was featured on last year’s compilation. Fresh off the release of their third album “Stations” on Permanent Vacation, it feels so good to have them on board once again. This time with a stunning, sun-drenched cover of Chris Rea’s “Josephine” filled with cosmic disco goodness. Specially made for our compilation Vol.5.

04. Du Tonc – Rise (Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub)

Good things comes for those who wait. London’s disco maestro Mighty Mouse revisits the track “Rise” by everyone’s favorite Du Tonc, his collaborative project with Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), for a special “Discolife” dub version. In true Mighty Mouse fashion, this groove-filled tune will light up any dancefloor. His first ever remix on a Du Tonc track is now yours for free. Rise up!

05. The Juan MacLean – Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)

It always feels good driving around with The Juan MacLean, the duo of John MacLean and Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame). Even better, with a new remix for their track “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, which also comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA Records. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa has transformed “Here I Am” into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it.

06. Lauer – Oramorph

Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping “Borndom”, one of our favorite records of the year, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant track “Oramorph”, specially made for our compilation. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

07. Daniel.T. – Boy

Let’s take a late summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with Los Angeles-based producer/DJ and avid vinyl collector Daniel.T., also known as one half of Cosmic Kids. His instrumental cover version of Book of Love’s “Boy” is yet another fine example of his colorful sound. The track was featured as a digital bonus track on his excellent debut mini-LP “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. West coast vibes all round.

08. Ольга Чиповская – Сафари (This Soft Machine Edit)

Tim Sullivan, what a guy! Having already impressed us with his recent debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings, Australian producer/DJ has contributed to our compilation his first ever edit under his This Soft Machine moniker. As expected, This Soft Machine delivers the goods, a killer rework of Olga Chipovskaya’s ’80s electro track “Safari” with infectious grooves for your next exercises on the dancefloor!

09. Cameo Culture – Told You So

Colorful chill-out grooves, lush horns, and tropical-tinged percussions. Brooklyn-based producer/DJ Dave Robertson, better known as Cameo Culture, brings some serious summer vibes with his track “Told You So”, our favorite cut from his recent debut album “Burning Bright” on Wolf + Lamb Records. A perfect tune for your next sunset ride.

10. NO ZU – Ui Yia Uia (Bonus Beat with Maria Minerva)

More heat beat goodness coming to you direct from NO ZU. While their new single “Ui Yia Uia”, a slow boogie groover, is getting plenty of spins, the Melbourne heat beat collective delivers a “bonus beat” version of the track, specially made for our compilation. It’s an infectious clarinet and sax-filled jam that features vocals from Los Angeles-based musician Maria Minerva. “Ui Yia Uia” is the first taste from NO ZU’s forthcoming new album “Afterlife”, which is expected to arrive early next year via Chapter Music.

11. In Flagranti – As Fast As I Can

Get your fill of sleazy vintage disco with “As Fast As I Can”, a classy tune from In Flagranti, our beloved Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor. Released earlier this year via their own Codek imprint, this track is exactly what you’d expect from In Flagranti and arguably one of the pair’s finest tunes we’ve heard in a while.

12. Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine (Cooper Saver Remix)

We’re big fans of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning, so we’re delighted to include on our compilation a previously unreleased remix of “Friends Of Mine”. Taken from his recent debut album “Turns”, the track gets the remix treatment by LA producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. He infuses “Friends Of Mine” with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love?

13. Knightlife – Haus Angeles

Absolute fire from Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife. For our compilation, Knightlife has reworked The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House”, turning it into a house floor-filler. Inspired by the L.A. leg of the last tour he did with Cut Copy, the “Haus Angeles” edit is a banger of a tune. Play it loud!

14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Klaves Edit)

Get into the groove with this exclusive disco edit from Polish wunderkind Mikolaj Gramowski, better known as Klaves, who last graced us with his killer double-A-side single “People” b/w “Oh No” on PMR Beat Club. The multi-talented producer works his magic on McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, delivering a dancefloor-ready edit full of infectious grooves.

15. Navid Izadi – Messin (feat. Angelica Bess from Body Language)

Multi-talented San Francisco-based artist Navid Izadi brings some serious heat with his newest track “Messin”. Channeling the vibes of uplifting, ’80s Latin freestyle, Navid Izadi delivers an addictive club tune featuring vocals from Body Language’s Angelica Bess. With its lush synth pads, housey piano keys and soulful boy/girl vocals, “Messin” is just about as infectious as it gets. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Wolf + Lamb Records.

16. Homework – Yakushima Dreams

Filled with mellow grooves and gentle piano stabs, “Yakushima Dreams” finds Homework, the dynamic Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, capturing the sun-drenched warmth of summertime deep house. Taken from their recent “Palindrome 1” EP on Let’s Play House white-label series, “Yakushima Dreams” is a farewell letter to the end of the summer.

Gasback:
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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