DATE: September 5th, 2013
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
Hey vroomers, it’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. A list with top-notch tunes from Andrew Weatherall, Four Tet, Ejeca, Chris Malinchak, Darkside, Jacques Greene, Oliver, Moullinex, Mitzi, Crayon, and more.
As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of August below. Fill it up!
DATE: August 6th, 2013
La.Ga.Sta.’s favorite Portuguese producer Moullinex has a special gift for you. To celebrate hitting 30k likes on his Facebook page, he’s offered up this superb house rework of Devendra Banhart’s “Golden Girls”, taken from his album “Mala”, as a free download.
Better yet, you don’t have to “Like” to download it. Grab it here and get on the dancefloor.
DATE: July 8th, 2013
What better way to start your Monday than with a delicious picnic, offered by one of our favorite labels, Discotexas. Today, the ever-excellent Portuguese label dropped its second “Discotexas Picnic” compilation just in time for summer.
The ten-track compilation featuring five unreleased tracks by Moullinex, RAC, Xinobi, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, and Da Chick, alongside tracks from the label’s usual suspects, like Zimmer, Mirror People, Kamp! and Rebeka. A perfect compilation to help soundtrack these hot summer days.
Here we have RAC’s André Allen Anjos groovy new remix of Moullinex’s “To Be Clear”, featuring vocals from Iwona Skwarek (of Rebeka), and Xinobi’s dancefloor-ready remix of Justin Faust’s “Space Rhumba”. Check out both remixes below, and stream the whole thing here. Enjoy with an icy cold glass of lemonade!
“Picnic II” also includes Da Chick’s new synth-pop jam “Lotta Love”. You can now watch the official video for the track below. Super fun!
It’s that time again. Here’s our latest episode of our weekly live radio show “OFF The Road #60″ for your ears delight. It features some of our favorite current tracks from Tiger & Woods, Joe Goddard, Moullinex, Paradis, NSFW, Chateau Flight, Kiwi and more. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET.
Make sure to check out our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Stay gas!
01. Kiwi – Mayfly (feat. Amy Skippings)
02. Egyptian Nipples – Back But Half
03. Escort – Barbarians (Tiger & Woods Remix)
04. Joe Goddard & Boris Dlugosch – Step Together
05. Just Kiddin – Ocean Motion
06. Munk – Munkysound (Moullinex Remix)
07. Curses – So Good
08. Chateau Flight – La Pregunta
09. NSFW – Jaywalker
10. Agoria feat. Scalde – For One Hour (Paradis Remix)
11. James Curd & Morgan Phalen – So Bad (Larse Remix)
12. Scenic – Shockwaves
DATE: June 26th, 2013
Following the release of his superb single Misterio back in May, German producer and Gomma Records co-founder Mathias Modica, aka Munk, brings more heat into our station with his new EP “Dirty Glam Jams”. The release consists of four well-crafted original tracks infused with Afro-Latin influences. Just perfect for summer.
The EP also includes a great remix of “Munkysound” from Portuguese producer Moullinex, who turns the original cut into an almost eight-minute euphoric, retro-flavored workout. We can’t get enough of it.
Munk’s “Dirty Glam Jams” EP is out now on Gomma. Preview the whole thing here.
DATE: June 25th, 2013
Polish synth-pop duo Rebeka have just shared another bunch of remixes for their beautiful single “Melancholia” (watch the video here), taken from their recently released debut album “Hellada” on Kamp!’s label, Brennnessel.
The new “Melancholia” remixes EP includes three dance-oriented reworks by Portuguese disco house master Moullinex, Belgian disco pop duo Shindu and Polish trio Kamp!. Here, we have Kamp!’s uplifting, feel-good remix of the track for your ears delight. It’s really good.
Give it a spin above, and download the whole thing for free here.
DATE: February 18th, 2013
Moullinex’s“Darkest Night”, one of the standout tracks from his excellent full-length debut, “Flora”, gets an official music video. The new single, which features vocals from Iwona Swkarek (of Polish duo Rebeka), is out now on Gomma Records, backed with some fine remixes by Xinobi and Kris Menace & Pwndtiac. Peep the video above, and make sure to check out Xinobi’s take on “Darkest Night” below. It’s a great one!
For one hour every week we getting “OFF The Road” to present our weekly live radio show on Off Radio. In case you missed it, here’s our latest radio show, which you can download below. It features some of our favorite new tracks by Classixx, Julio Bashmore, Yuksek, Gigamesh, Eurocrats (Aeroplane & Dimitri From Paris), Zimmer, The Mekanism, and more. Also, check out La.Ga.Sta.’s previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Ride and enjoy!
01. Mitzi – Like It Was
02. Kasper Bjørke – Sunrise (Yuksek Remix)
03. Moullinex – Darkest Night (Xinobi Remix)
04. Clarian & Guy Gerber – Claire
05. Kamp! – Melt (Zimmer Remix)
06. The Mekanism – Good 4 U
07. Viceroy – Dream Of Bombay (Bufi Remix)
08. Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)
09. Bixel Boys – Everytime
10. Classixx – Holding On
11. Eurocrats – Unite
12. Gigamesh – Enjoy
DATE: January 8th, 2013
Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis
Here we go. It may be the first days of the New Year, but we’re still listening to our favorite albums, tracks, remixes and EPs of 2012. It was certainly an amazing year for us during which we started our radio show “OFF The Road”, we shared with you some exclusive La.Ga.Sta. mixes by Duke Dumont, Beni, Pharao Black Magic, and we dropped our free 14-track “Late Summer Compilation 2012″ with lots of fresh tunes, already downloaded by more than 20.000 vroomers! Many thanks for your support.
Today, La.Ga.Sta.’s pit stop crew finally bring you the Best of 2012 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EPs, videos, and more). As usual, those lists are based on what we most frequently played on our car stereo. Check out the lists below in no particular order.
This is the 2012 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroom!
La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2012:
John Talabot – fIN
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
Poolside – Pacific Standard Time
Flume – Flume
Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind
Para One – Passion
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Grimes – Visions
Beach House – Bloom
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Lindstrøm – Smalhans
The xx – Coexist
Sébastien Tellier – My God Is Blue
Tomas Barfod – Salton Sea
Twin Shadow – Confess
Moullinex – Flora
Lauer – Phillips
Todd Terje – It’s The Arps
Disclosure – The Face
Duke Dumont – For Club Play Only Pt.1
Bicep – Visions Of Love
Baio – Sunburn
Benoit & Sergio – New Ships
Rolla Scape – Remix EP
Mercury – Candlelight
Cameo Culture – Night Swimming
Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
Panama – It’s Not Over
Plastic Plates – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
Softwar – This Time Around
Citizen – Room Service
Surahn – Surahn
Roosevelt – Sea
Gigamesh – All My Life
Ben Browning – Lover Motion
The Dead Rose Music Company – Four Songs
Tropics – Popup Cinema
DATE: October 26th, 2012
Friday is for “Flora”! We’re big fans of Lisbon-born, Munich-based producer and DJ Luis Clara Gomes, aka Moullinex, here at La.Ga.Sta. and we’re so excited that his debut album “Flora” is finally out today on Gomma Records. It has definitely been a long, long journey of “hard work, laughs and rollercoasters” and believe us when we say that “Flora” has been well worth the wait.
The album features his amazing previous singles “Sunflare”", Tear Club”, his super cover of “Maniac” with Peaches and a bunch of other feel-good new tracks, showcasing his ability to create music that everyone will love and dance to. Needless to say, “Darkest Night”, featuring the vocals from Iwona Skwarek of Rebeka, is one of our favorite songs of the year so far. Yes, he knows how to take our pain away.
We caught up with the ever-excellent Moullinex to talk about “Flora”, Discotexas, his musical influences, the “nu-disco” scene, and his favorite places to hang out in Lisbon. Read our interview and make sure to stream his album “Flora” in its entirety below.
La.Ga.Sta.: Hi Moullinex. Where are you up to at the moment?
Moullinex: This week I’m in Munich, which is like a second home. Besides making music I’m also working in science communication with the European Southern Observatory. They make very big telescopes, helping us to understand our universe better.
After two years in the making, your debut album “Flora” has been released. How do you feel that it’s finally out?
I still can’t really believe it. I was so used to the process of working, pausing, refining, that it feels like it hasn’t ended yet. But it’s really good to have it finally out for everyone to listen to.
Who is “Flora”?
“Flora” is honesty. To me it’s hopefully something beautiful but imperfect. Hopefully like someone you get to know very well – you know all its faults but in the end you’ll love it for what it is.
Which is your favorite track of the album and why?
I don’t have a clear favorite – or least favorite – but if I had to pick three they would be “Flora”, “Darkest Night” and “Tear Club”. These are the ones I have a bigger emotional attachment to. They always bring me to specific places or moments in time; of joy, sure, but also of discomfort…
What are your thoughts on “nu-disco” as a genre? Do you feel happy being called a “nu-disco” producer?
I’m happy being called a disco producer. I love the genre, the romantic notion of dance music, but I’m not sure about the “nu”. I get the genre, but it’s an umbrella for so many things. And it’s not “nu” at all, I mean. Metro Area’s 1-4 were released in the 2000s, like many other records that sounded similar, and they already had the foundations of what you can call “nu-disco” nowadays.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
My father did the music for theatre plays, so I would go too and look at performances from the backstage. This captivated me a lot: to understand how they worked, how they put a show together, all the elements. It was a trap!
When did making music become your job?
It never happened consciously, but I did shift my priorities from doing Neurology research to find space to follow music more and more. Maybe around 3 to 4 years ago the balance was changed.
Where do your musical influences come from?
I’ve got a lot of them. But I am obsessed with certain artists, periods or artists’ periods. To name some of them, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Roy Ayers, all the Motown stuff, Chic. Then you have all the space stuff like Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream. From there I can make a connection to Ennio Morricone, Angelo Badalamenti, Giorgio Moroder and other Italian film composers. Which brings me full circle to Air, Amon Tobin and Aphex Twin, Daft Punk. I could do this exercise all day long!
How do you manage your time between producing music, co-running the Discotexas label and touring?
My recipe contains two ingredients: the help from really good friends – the talented people I work with – and doing only things I love. My own music has several guests on it, Discotexas is a shared project of love, like having a child. And touring is something I’ve always wanted to do.
What’s the best thing you’ve heard this year?
Tame Impala’s album “Lonerism” is amazing.
How do you chill out?
Cooking at home with friends. And watching three movies in a row. That’s bliss!
What are your top places to hang out in Lisbon?
The city has an amazing light, white architecture ending on the river so it’s good to be in higher places. The viewpoints around my neighborhood, Graça, are the best. I’d take you to lunch at Carvoaria a Jacto, go for a walk around Graça and Alfama, have dinner in Casanova and out for a drink at Lux.
What advice would you give to a young producer?
I feel like a “young producer” myself, and I have much more to learn than anything to teach. But musically speaking, I would tell them to find what comes naturally to them, and just trust it. And technically speaking, to spend all the money they have on speakers.
What are your three greatest loves in life?
Family, music, and discovery.
What are your plans for the future?
Now it’s time to take the album for a walk. To play it out with live and DJing too. I wanna record an album in record time with Xinobi, and then play it with The Discotexas Band.
If you weren’t a successful producer and DJ, what would you like to be?
I’m too scared of the idea of having to quit music to even contemplate other scenarios! But most likely you’d see me doing research in Neurology or Astronomy. I would definitely be learning something.
mpFree: Download the radio edit of “Take My Pain Away” here
Moullinex’s debut album “Flora” is out today on Gomma.
Get it here, along with a nice tote bag.
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