Sunday #301

DATE:
January 6th, 2019
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Today’s Sunday track is “Hot Weather”, a collaboration between Swiss connoisseur DJ and producer Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, and Test Pressing’s Paul Byrne, aka Apiento, and features L.A. singer Harriet Brown on vocals. The “Hot Weather” EP is out now on Phantom Island.

Buy it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Sunday #291

DATE:
September 24th, 2017
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Today’s Sunday track comes from Swiss DJ and producer Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, with his sublime 7” version of “Walking Home” by Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander, featuring Yann Popper, from 2008. Previously only available on the “Secret Love” 5 compilation by Alex Barck of Jazzanova. It’s now yours for free.

Download it for free here.

Gasback:
“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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HOVE: “Romance (Phantom Island Remix)”

DATE:
August 22nd, 2017
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Zurich-based Light of Other Days has enlisted some of the label’s friends and companions to remix some of its past releases. Entitled “Relight”, the four-track record features reworks by Unknown Mobile, Phantom Island, Michal Turtle and Jack Pattern. Here, we have for you Phantom Island’s founders Lexx and Kejeblos sublime remix of HOVE’s “Romance”. In their hands, the original blurry ambient track is transformed into a delightful balearic house tune with a beautifully nodding hight-ceiling atmosphere. Give it a spin above.

The “Relight” Remix EP will drop on September 15th. Pre-order it here.

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Venus II: “I Want U 4 Myself” [Lexx Remix]

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Sunday #278

DATE:
January 1st, 2017
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The first New Year’s Sunday track is pure blissful goodness. Let’s take a ride with “Lullaby”, a superb track from Turning Tides, the collaborative project from Swiss producer/DJ Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, and his long-time partner in crime, bass player Reto “Fu” Gaffuri. Taken from the upcoming four-track “Uncommon Species” EP, which drops on January 30th on Zurich’s label Phantom Island.

Pre-order it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” | A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Turning Tides: “Giving Me Everything” (feat. Woolfy)

DATE:
December 12th, 2016
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Let us introduce you to Turning Tides, the new collaborative project from Swiss producer/DJ Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, and his long-time partner in crime, bass player Reto “Fu” Gaffuri. The pair have contributed two well-crafted tracks to Zurich’s label Phantom Island upcoming “Uncommon Species” EP. Here, we have Turning Tides’ track “Giving Me Everything”, a beauty of a tune with the sultry vocals from LA-based singer and producer Simon James, aka Woolfy, as well as the keyboard playing by his long-standing companion Dan Hastie, aka Projections.

The “Uncommon Species” EP also features Turning Tides’ smooth tune “Lullaby”, a new track from Florin Büchel, aka CCO, and Kejeblos’ remix of “Vol Direk” by Volt-Face, originally released in 1990. The four-tracker will arrive on January 30th via Phantom Island.

Pre-order your 12” here.

Gasback:
Lexx: “Turning Tides”
Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Josephine” (Chris Rea Cover)

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Venus II: “I Want U 4 Myself (Lexx Remix)”

DATE:
November 13th, 2016
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Following the release of their debut album “Inside Your Sun”, Australian duo Venus II, the dream-team pairing of Canyon’s Ryan Grieve and Jarrad Brown of Eagle & The Worm / Dorsal Fins, have dropped a cosmic remix EP for the record’s first single “I Want U 4 Myself”. Here, we have a finely crafted rework of the track from respected Swiss connoisseur DJ and producer Lexx, who once again delivers a quality rework. The EP also features remixes from Nottingham electro-pop duo April Towers and Sydney trio World Champion. After getting your fill of Lexx’s remix above, make sure to check out the dreamy video for “I Want U 4 Myself”, directed by Nima Nabili Rad, below.

The “I Want U 4 Myself” Remix EP is out now on I Want To Be Loved. Get it here.

Gasback:
Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Set Me Loose” [Lexx Remix]

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Sunday #237

DATE:
August 9th, 2015
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Here’s some blissed-out Balearica for your Sunday evening. “All That Is Now” is the b-side cut from Zurich’s very own Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, second release for Phantom Island. It also features a perfectly crafted reconstruction of Bing Ji Ling’s cover version of “Hangin’ On A String” by legendary Brit 80’s soul band Loose Ends. Pick up your copy here.

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Lexx: “Turning Tides”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4

DATE:
September 15th, 2014
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

YES, it’s finally here. Today, we’re so excited to bring you the fourth installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation series, which is now available for free download. The new compilation Vol 4 collects 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists that will not only transport you to your own dream beach, but will extend this summer to eternity. Everything we love about summer is here: delicious tropical-flavored tracks, road trips under the sun, silky smooth house tunes, cool drinks by the pool, gentle sea breezes caressing our faces, and dancing on the sand ’til dawn. You should know by now that summer on La.Ga.Sta. never ends. Ride with us.

This year’s Late Summer Compilation features exclusive unreleased tracks, along with much-loved tunes 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 that contributed to the making of this compilation. Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it. Vrooom!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4 here for the price of an email.

Tracklist:

01. Nile Delta – Aztec (Pional Remix)

Lots of people have been asking us about this remix, so we’re psyched to open our new compilation with this sublime take on Melbourne’s producer Nile Delta great tune “Aztec” by Madrid-based producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional. Previously only available on vinyl, this remix is now available for free download, courtesy of Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. Feel the heat under the sun!

02. Slow Hands – The Fiasco

NYC-based producer and member of Crew Love family Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, was kind enough to contribute to our compilation a brand-new track called “The Fiasco”. With its sun-kissed vibes and slinky grooves, this tune screams summer. Slow Hands, who last graced us with his solid “Everything (We Are)” EP, can do no wrong. “The Fiasco” is now available exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Compilation Vol. 4.

03. Daniel.T. – Wingin’ It

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Daniel.T., Daniel Terndrup of Cosmic Kids fame, always delivers the goods, and this brand-new track called “Wingin’ It” is no exception. We first heard it on his excellent “Resonant Places” mixtape, and now this summer-soaked jam is available for free download, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4. Pure class!

04. Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold

What a ride! Japanese producer Atsushi Yano keeps the good vibes going with “Solid Gold”, a groove-filled tune built around sun-drenched, Afro-funk-inspired rhythms that clocks in at eight minutes, but we can’t get enough of it. “Solid Gold” is taken from his “Chewy Tunes” 12″ on LPH WHITE, the sister label of the ever-excellent Brooklyn-based Let’s Play House, run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer. Play it loud.

05. Poolside & Fatnotronic – Onda

Our favorite Los Angeles-based “daytime disco” duo Poolside, aka Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, have teamed up with Fatnotronic, the São Paulo duo of Bonde Do Rolê’s DJ Gorky and Phillip A. (of Killer On The Dancefloor) to deliver this superb acid-tinged edit of “Onda” from Brazilian soul legend Cassiano. This edit will appear on “Brazilian Edits Vol.1”, the first installment of a new series of reworkings of Brazilian funk and disco tunes, coming out soon via Chit Chat Records. In the meantime, grab a copy of “Onda” for free, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Sinkane – How We Be (Lexx Remix)

Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, just dropped his excellent second LP “Mean Love” on City Slang/DFA. Here, we have for you a superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. Expect nothing, but 100% dubby goodness. You can now download this remix, courtesy of all-time favorite DFA Records.

07. Larry Gus – Human Migration

Greek-born, Milan-based singer/producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus (Greek for “larynx”), who wowed us with last year’s debut LP “Years Not Living” for DFA, kindly offered us this unreleased track called “Human Migration”, another fine example of his talent. It’s precious. You can always count on quality from Larry Gus.

08. Maricopa – Everyday Mysticism

Belfast-based producer Michael Dillon has made quite a name for himself as Maricopa with a handful of quality releases and a series of EPs of pure downtempo house, perfectly sun-soaked vibes and subtly melodic soundscapes. His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive new track called “Everyday Mysticism”, is yet another gorgeous slice of downtempo heaven. Dive in.

09. André Laos – Detour (Session Victim Remix)

Session Victim, one of Germany’s finest house music acts, takes us for a slow ride with this brilliant remix of “Detour” by Gothenburg-based newcomer André Laos. Filled with smooth vibes and warm grooves, this remix is taken from André Laos’ recent debut EP “Roundabout”. You can download it for free, courtesy of Let’s Play House. Great vibes all around!

10. Psychemagik – Balearic Girl

It’s time for Psychemagik. The UK cosmic-disco of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney delivers this superb edit “Balearic Girl”, taken from a rare Swedish hairspray advert. This edit with plenty of infectious vocal hooks and dreamy beach vibes is just prefect for your “Endless Summer” playlist. The edit of “Balearic Girl” appears on Psychemagik’s final installment of the Discotheque Wreckers series.

11. Hidden Fees – So What

Brooklyn’s Hidden Fees, the duo of Ivan Berko and Thomas Gluibizzi, recent single “So What”, featuring vocals from Ghost Exits’ Christopher Exits, is one of our favorite tracks of the year so far. We’re delighted to have it as part of this year’s Late Summer Compilation, courtesy of Tim Sweeney’s always on point Beats In Space Records. A solid jam with a timeless feel.

12. Midnight Magic – Psycho For Your Love (Midnight Magic’s 2014 Rework)

Brooklyn-based cosmic disco outfit Midnight Magic never failed to amaze us. For our new compilation, they reworked their track “Psycho For Your Love”, and turn it into a sleazy disco affair that’s quite hard to resist. You can grab a free download of Midnight Magic’s 2014 rework of “Psycho For Your Love”, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

13. Woolfy Vs Projections – Ask (The Smiths Cover)

California-based musicians Simon James and Dan Hastie, aka Woolfy Vs Projections, bring us a pleasant surprise, a perfectly crafted sunny cover of The Smiths’ 1986 classic “Ask” with a Balearic feel. We have already road tested this cover, and it feels so good while driving. Another exclusive track on our compilation. Can’t wait to hear the duo’s new album on Permanent Vacation.

14. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

This one has been on repeat on our car stereo for the past few months. Cologne’s electronic duo COMA, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, “Les Dilettantes”, taken from their superb debut LP “In Technicolor” on Kompakt, gets a disco-infused rework by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt. Once again, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Loved up!

15. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Pete Herbert Remix)

We couldn’t think of a better way to close our new “Late Summer” compilation Vol 4 than with this classy remix of “Wild Motion”, the recent single from Melbourne-via-LA electro-pop four-piece Miami Horror, by the mighty London-based Pete Herbert. What’s not to love?

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Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
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Lexx: “Turning Tides”

DATE:
August 25th, 2014
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If you’re looking for some great tunes to extend your summer evenings, look no further. Swiss DJ/producer Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, has returned with his new “Young Corner” EP, his debut three-track 12” for the newly founded Zurich imprint Phantom Island. Our pick is “Turning Tides”, a classy tune that channels the sunny spirit of Balearic sounds. With its deep grooves, dubbed-out synths, and funky guitar licks, “Turning Tides” is absolutely essential. The EP also features “Serenity”, a track so fine that has previously released on Permanent Vacation’s 2010 compilation “Selected Label Works 2”. You can stream the whole thing here.

The “Young Corner” 12″ is out now via Phantom Island. Get it here.

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Stream: Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Set Me Loose” [Lexx Remix]

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Sinkane: “How We Be (Lexx Remix)”

DATE:
August 6th, 2014
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Before his new solo album “Mean Love” drops next month via City Slang/DFA, Sudanese-born, New York-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has shared this superb remix of his funky, soul-drenched track “How We Be” by Swiss DJ/producer Lexx. With his groove-filled remix, Lexx brings some serious dubby goodness. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride.

Sinkane’s new album “Mean Love”, the follow-up to 2012′s LP “Mars”, will arrive on September 2 via City Slang/DFA. Pre-order your copy here.

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Stream: Sinkane: “Hold Tight”

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