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.
DATE: October 17th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Hey, hey, hey! 24 hours a day…Here is the video for Moullinex’s new single “Take My Pain Away”, an incredibly catchy disco tune with the child choir of Jovens Vozes de Lisboa. This is the first single from his long-awaited debut album “Flora”, which drops on October 25th on Gomma Records. The “Take My Pain Away” EP is out now, backed with fine remixes by Rory Phillips, Gigamesh, Strip Steve, and DJ Steef. Preview the whole thing here.
DATE: October 14th, 2012
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
For those who missed it, here is La.Ga.Sta.’s last night’s radio show “OFF The Road #28″ for your listening pleasure. We’ll be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, you can check out our previous radio shows on Mixcloud.
Enjoy the ride.
01. Chasing Kurt – In The Air (Lauer Remix)
02. Pompeya – Power (Zimmer 12″ Dub)
03. Moullinex – Take My Pain Away (Rory Phillips Remix)
04. John Talabot – When The Past Was Present (Pachanga Boys Purple Remix)
05. Maxxi Soundsystem feat. Name One – Regrets We Have No Use For
06. James Silk – Can’t Wait
07. A1 Bassline – Breakaway
08. Waze & Odyssey – Love That Burns (Hot Enough)
09. Miguel Campbell – Rockin’ Beats
10. Benoit & Sergio – New Ships
11. Walls – Gaberdine (Gerd Janson & Prins Thomas Remix)
DATE: October 1st, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]
Here we go again. It’s time to round up the Top 15 most downloaded tracks of September on La.Ga.Sta. It’s no surprise that Classixx’s amazing remix of Gossip’s “Move In The Right Direction” is top of the list. Get your fill of the most popular mpFree’s below. Speed it up!
DATE: September 24th, 2012
CATEGORIES: mpFree, News
Great news! Over two years in the making, Portuguese producer and DJ Moullinex’s long-awaited debut album “Flora” will finally see the light of day on October 25th via Gomma Records. The album will be preceded by the single “Take My Pain Away”, which gets the remix treatment by Rory Phillips, Gigamesh, Strip Steve, and DJ Steef. What a great line up! Today, Moullinex has shared his superb funky edit of Kasso’s 1982 classic “Walkman” as a free download. Grab the “Kassette” below, and make sure to check out Gigamesh’s amazing remix of his new single “Take My Pain Away”. Fill it up!
DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation 2012 here or here [160 mb]
01. A.N.D.Y. – The Room (DJ Version)
Belgian producer A.N.D.Y. (formerly of Mustang) never ceases to amaze us with his skills. For this compilation he offers us a special DJ version of his brand new and unreleased track “The Room”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. This tropical-flavored disco tune has summer written all over it, such a perfect start for our compilation. Feel the vibes.
02. Pharao Black Magic – Happy Kalimba
Here’s a super tasty feel-good tune from our favorite Swiss duo Pharao Black Magic. This new and unreleased track, called “Happy Kalimba”, is now available exclusively as part of our compilation and it will definitely put you in the right mood. We had this track on repeat in our car stereo for the past weeks, while driving around Greece. La.Ga.Sta. is surely happy!
03. Panama – Magic
All the way to Panama. More magic from Sydney-based band Panama, who recently signed to the ever-excellent Future Classic. Their brilliant debut single “Magic” was recorded in LA with Eric Broucek (DFA Records), and it’s now available for free download, courtesy of Future Classic. Expect nothing but pure Magic from Panama in the near future.
04. NTEIBINT – Quincy Bay
Greek talented producer NTEIBINT, aka George Bakalakos, who has already released the great EP “Everybody Knows A Dave” on Bang Gang 12”, he’s now ready to drop his new single “Time” on September 24th via Kitsuné. Until then, here’s his new and unreleased groovy track “Quincy Bay”, specially made for La.Ga.Sta. And yes, it feels so good!
05. Chordashian – Sea Crest
We love Brooklyn’s Chordashian, the duo of Felix Feygin and Michael Banks. Their amazing summery tune “Sea Crest”, taken from the excellent debut EP “Don’t Wait Up”, is now available for free download, courtesy of Mullet Records. Yes, summer is still here!
06. Worst Friends – Neve’s For None (Faux Pas Remix)
Melbourne electronic musician Tim Shiel, Faux Pas, who is also a member of the touring band for Gotye, recently dropped a great collection of his remixes from the last five years (2007-2012). Here we have his blissful rework of NY’s Worst Friends, aka Slow Hands and Tom Croose. It’s simply amazing! Another track exclusively on our compilation.
07. Rolla Scape – Praise Love
We are so excited to share with you a brand new and unreleased track from Rolla Scape, the side-project of our favorite Greek electronic artist K.BHTA. “Praise Love” is a brilliant slow soulful jam. Perfect for a late-night ride. Hop on!
08. Lane 8 – The Voice
Another brand new and unreleased track, this time from rising San Francisco’s producer Lane 8. As you may already know, we dig all his stuff. He was kind enough to offer us exclusively for this compilation a superb track, called “The Voice”, which is quite different from his previous offerings yet it still succeeds in delivering quality tunes. This track uses samples from Susanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”.
09. Montevideo – Horses (Discotexas Dub)
It’s time to boogie. Discotexas bosses Moullinex, Xinobi and Mr. Mitsuhirato made a great nine-minute remix of Montevideo first single “Horses”, from their upcoming Joakim-produced debut album, “Personal Space”, due out in September. The dub version of this remix is available now exclusively on our compilation. It will knock your socks off!
10. In Flagranti – Humdrum
In Flagranti need no further introduction. Their excellent track “Humdrum” is taken from the “Dissimilated by Products from In Flagranti” (Volume 2), featuring all released tracks on Juno Download between March and April 2012. It’s now available for free download for the first time, exclusively on our compilation. What a jam!
11. Satin Jackets feat. Eric Cozier – Hollywood (Live Jam Version)
German nu disco producer Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets made a smooth live jam version of his brilliant laid-back jam, “Hollywood” for our compilation. The track was released a few months ago on his brand new label Glam Jam Artists and features melodic vocals by group member Eric Cozier. Sit back and enjoy!
12. Matthias Zimmermann – Fez
This is such an amazing track from German newcomer Matthias Zimmermann. “Fez” is taken from his debut four-track EP “Isla Dub” on Sound Pellegrino. Great vibes. Stuck on repeat!
13. Charles Murdoch – Ahama
Brisbane-based producer Charles Murdoch is our best-kept secret. He has already produced some tracks under the name Charlie Why and he’s also a member of the band Mitzi. His solo work sounds great. Here is his lush tune “Ahama” that has a dreamy vibe to it. Love at first listen!
14. Mindless Boogie – My Hero (Kid Who Edit)
The closing track on our late summer compilation is a stunning rework of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by the always amazing Kid Who. It was released back in 2010 on Mindless Boogie, but never as a free download until now, courtesy of Smile Recordings. Drive slow.
Shout out to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.
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