DATE: April 7th, 2012
Last week, we featured Brooklyn’s Lou Teti remix of Zimmer’s “Cruisin’”, a first taste of the new six-track EP “Horizontal Disco – Remixes”. Now you can stream the full release, which is quite impressive. It features great reworks, from Zimmer’s amazing debut EP, by Moullinex, Mercury, Xinobi, Moon Boots, and Broke One. It’s the perfect record to warm up the season. Can’t wait to get our hands on the 12”. Fill it up!
DATE: March 30th, 2012
We’ve been waiting for this release, and it’s almost here. Parisian wonder kid Zimmer’s amazing debut EP “Horizontal Disco”, one of our favorites of 2011, gets a great remix package with reworks by the likes of Moullinex, Mercury, Xinobi, Moon Boots, and Broke One. Today we share with you the first taste from the release, Brooklyn’s Lou Teti take on Zimmer’s “Cruisin’”. Pure class.
Zimmer’s EP “Horizontal Disco – Remixes” drops on April 6th in a very limited edition of 200 transparent vinyl 12″ and digital via Discotexas.
DATE: March 8th, 2012
Let’s ride! To thank everyone for their continuous support, the good people at Discotexas are giving away The Glimmers’ dub remix of Moullinex & Xinobi’s brilliant cover of the Cramps classic “Human Fly”. Grab it now while it’s hot. The label’s latest release “Bucket Of Love Vol. II”, a 19-track compilation full of disco-funk goodness, is out now. Expect more great releases from the label very soon.
Sweden’s Karin Park returns with her new album “High Wire Poetry”, and now the first single “Fryngies” gets a remix treatment by our beloved Moullinex. The album, producer by Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray/The Knife/ Little Dragon), will be released this April via State of the Eye. Grab the remix for free and watch the video, directed by Tore Frandsen, below:
DATE: February 24th, 2012
The new Discotexas “Bucket Of Love” compilation is here at budget price. A perfect gift for all you disco lovers out there. The volume two contains 19 tracks from the label’s latest releases. From Moullinex, Xinobi and Mirror People to Lazydisco, Zimmer and Kamp! Hot tunes! Stream the whole thing here, and check out the Discotexas unreleased edit of Tokyo-based producer Astrolabe’s “Cave Disco” below. Pure love!
Buy the “Bucket Of Love Vol. II” compilation here.
DATE: January 9th, 2012
Here’s the video for Moullinex’s fantastic cover of Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” (from the soundtrack of the movie “Flashdance”), which features Peaches on vocals. Taken from the new “Casablanca Reworks” EP, due January 13th on Gomma. For this project The Gomma All Stars (Moullinex, Telonius, Munk, and The Phenomenal Handclap Band) teamed up with Peaches and did four cover versions of songs from the catalogue of legendary Disco label Casablanca Records. Telonius took care of Donna Summer’s “Our Love”, The Phenomenal Handclap Band made a great cover of the classic “Walk The Night”, originally by the Skatt Brothers, and Stephanie Mills’ “You Can’t Run From My Love“ received a treatment by Munk. You can preview the whole thing here.
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]
Moullinex strikes again. This time with his new remix of Australian’s Voltaire Twins “Romulus”. We like it. And if wasn’t enough, the “Modular Jam” Remixes EP comes out this week on Gomma, with reworks by Justin Faust, Earl Grey (aka Danny from the C90s), Say Again, and Worship.
DATE: November 12th, 2011
All the way to Portugal. We’ve already written about Mirror People, aka Portuguese producer Rui Maia, a couple of times. Now we have one more good reason to. Mirror People released today his debut 12” on Discotexas. The new track “Feel The Need”, sung by Rowetta (of Happy Mondays fame), sounds so good that you feel the need to never leave the dancefloor. And like if this weren’t enough, this track comes complete with remixes by Moullinex, Munk, Social Disco Club and Severino. It’s really hard to pick one. Preview the full release here, and check out the original version and Social Disco Club’s “Hi-Nrg” dub below. Fill it up!
DATE: October 31st, 2011
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Happy Halloween from Discotexas. The two label founders, Moullinex and Xinobi got together in the studio and after 8 hours of “singing, laughing, whistling, playing bass, guitar, wine bottles and hippie percussions” they came up with a delicious tune called “X Marks The Spot”. The single is out today, backed with remixes by Glimmers and Drop Out Orchestra. Check out the original version below and stream the whole thing here. Trick or treat?
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