DATE: 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!
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]
DATE: December 22nd, 2011
Throughout 2011 we have been offering you lots of free music. Here is La.Ga.Sta.’s most downloaded tracks of the year. It’s no surprise that Magician’s remix of Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” is top of the list. A huge remix that you can still hear coming out loud from the car stereos. There are some great tunes in there as well, from Rapture, M83 and Washed Out to Mylo, Discodeine, and Poolside. Not to mention Villa’s take on Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” – another exclusive track from La.Ga.Sta. This is your Top 20 chart. Fill it up (one more time) and enjoy the ride.
DATE: December 7th, 2011
Here’s Moonlight Matters’ third mix for Belgian radio station Studio Brussel’s Playground show. One word: Delicious.
01. Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road
02. Oliver – Memories Of The Future
03. Volta Bureau – Alley Cat
04. Digitalism – Circles (Moonlight Matters Remix)
05. Startraxx – Step Into My Life Nu Disco Club Mix
06. 2 Guys In Venice – Cookies
07. J Paul Getto – Magic
08. Justice – Helix
09. 2 Guys In Venice – Beard And Butter
10. The Ting Tings – Hang it Up (Vanguard Remix)
11. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (Moonlight Matters Powerhouse Edit)
12. James Curd feat. Devin Byrnes – Let’s Burn It All
13. Roman D’Amour – Make Love Tonight (Lifelike Re-Edit)
14. Moonlight Matters – Say A Lot
It’s not the first time Moonlight Matters’ remixed Digitalism— we posted his huge “Blitz” remix a year ago. Now Moonlight Matters works his magic on the band’s new single “Circles”. Out on December 6th. Fill it up!
Moonlight Matters saves the day. After releasing some great remixes the past few months, now he puts his own spin on Monarchy’s new single “You Don’t Want To Dance With Me”, featuring Mini Viva’s Britt Love on vocals. Quite different from his previous works, but still pretty nice. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moonlight Matter’s new track “Say A Lot” on Aeroplane’s “In Flight Entertainment” compilation.
Mark Ronson will release a new version of the song “Record Collection” featuring Pharell Williams, MNDR, Wiley and Wretch 32. The “Record Collection 2012″ is coming out on September 5 on Kitsuné with remixes by CSS, Logo, Moonlight Matters, Plastic Plates and Database, and Perseus. To offer you a little foretaste of the release, the rising french duo Logo have made a 4 minute tasty minimix, which you can download for free below. Enjoy!
Boom! Here’s the new Moonlight Matters remix of Lo-Fi-Fnk’s latest single “Boom”. Perfect for these crazy summer nights. The remix EP also features reworks by Yelle Djs (Tepr & Grandmarnier), Weekend Wolves, and more. Stream the whole thing here.
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