La.Ga.Sta.: Best of 2011

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December 30th, 2011
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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!

The La.Ga.Sta mixtapes by the amazing Drop Out Orchestra, CFCF, Das Moth, Pharao Black Magic, Marius, and Mickey. Much appreciated.

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]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Tracks of 2011

Metronomy – The Look
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
Benoit & Sergio – Everybody
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love
Paradis – Parfait Tirage
Poolside – Do You Believe?
Jamie xx – Far Nearer
M83 – Midnight City
Try To Find Me – Needs Ending
Joe Goddard – Gabriel (feat. Valentina)
Joakim – Forever Young
Kamp! – Cairo
Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter
Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Oliver – Memories Of The Future
Citizens! – True Romance
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor)
Keep Shelly In Athens – Hauntin’ Me
PillowTalk – The Come Back

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Remixes of 2011

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers [The Magician Remix]
Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love [Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework]
Jeremy Glenn – New Life [Perseus ‘Summer of 83’ Remix]
Runaway – Chapter IV [Tensnake Remix]
Dj Nibc – The Doorman [Casino Times Remix]
Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters [John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix]
Is Tropical – The Greeks [Moonlight Matters Remix]
Tensnake – Need Your lovin [Tiger & Woods Remix]
Locussolus – I Want It [Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix]
Tyson – Die On The Dancefloor [Mickey Remix]
Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove [Classixx Remix]
Yacht – I Walked Alone [Jacques Renault Remix]
The KDMS: “Tonight [Morgan Geist Remix]
Beni – It’s A Bubble [The Magician Remix]
Mark E – The Day [Prins Thomas Remix]
Paul Weller – Starlite [Black Van Remix]
Lazydisco – More Tigers [Mirror People]
Wolfram Feat. Haddaway – Thing Called Love [Legowelt Remix]
Midnight Savari – Pinisi [The C90s Remix]
Munk – Rue de Rome [Cécile Remix]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 EP’s of 2011

Todd Terje – Ragysh [Running Back]
Julio Bashmore – Everyone Needs A Theme Tune [PMR Records]
Peter & The Magician – Twist [Kitsuné]
Chad Valley – Equatorial Ultravox [Cascine]
Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road [Instruments Of Rapture]
John Talabot – Families [Young Turks]
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out [Carpark]
Suzanne Kraft – Green Flash [Running Back]
Matias Aguayo – I Don’t Smoke [Kompakt]
Moullinex – Chocolat [Gomma]
Montevideo – Tribal Dance [Relish Recordings]
Mario & Vidis – Changed [Future Classic]
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug [Southern Fried Records]
Runaway – Stories [On The Prowl]
Zimmer – Horizontal Disco [Discotexas]
Flume – Sleepless [Future Classic]
Rocco Raimundo – Between The Sheets [Bedmo Disco Records]
Para One & Tacteel – Fair Enough [Fool’s Gold]
Chris Malinchak – Villette [French Express]
Beth Ditto – EP [Deconstruction Records]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Video of 2011

Directed by MEGAFORCE

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mix of 2011
Four Tet – Fabriclive 59

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Compilation of 2011
If This Is House I Want My Money Back Zwei [Permanent Vacation]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Cover of 2011
Paradis – La Ballade de Jim [Alain Souchon Cover]

La.Ga.Sta.’s Best Mixtape of 2011
Poolside – Day & Night

 

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15: August 2011

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September 1st, 2011
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La.Ga.Sta.’s most downloaded tracks of August 2011. Fill it up!

01. Poolside: “Harvest Moon”
02. Housse de Racket: “Roman” [Oliver Remix]
03. The Swiss: “Double or Nothing” [Louis La Roche Remix]
04. Neon Indian: “Polish Girl”
05. Chromeo: “When The Night Falls” [Mayer Hawthorne Cover]
06. Paul Weller: “Starlite” [Drop Out Orchestra Remix]
07. Body Language: “Falling Out”
08. Air France: “It Feels Good To Be Around You”
09. Cassius: “The Sound Of Violence” [Aeroplane Remix
10. Voltaire Twins: “Animalia” [Lifelike Remix]
11. The Irrepressibles: “In This Shirt” [Röyksopp Remix]
12. TV On The Radio: “Will Do” [Mylo Remix]
13. The Rapture: “How Deep Is Your Love?” [Populette Remix]
14. International: “River Seine” [Kim Ann Foxman Remix]
15. Tame Impala: “Solitude Is Bliss” [The Time and Space Machine Remix]

Port-Bagages:
Top 15: July 2011

[Photos by Neil Krug. From his upcoming book “American Road Movie”]

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La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation 2011

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August 12th, 2011
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To get you through the boiling-hot days of summer, La.Ga.Sta. offers you a refreshing new summer compilation with lots of exclusive tracks from some of our favorite producers and takes you for a drive underwater. Splashshshsh!!!

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Summer Compilation 2011 HERE for the price of an email.

TRACKLIST:

01. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Instrumental Remix)
Pure magic! For the first time the instrumental version of The Magician’s massive remix of “I Follow Rivers” as an exclusive free download. We just can’t get enough of it.

02. Paul Weller – Starlite (Black Van Instrumental Remix)
Enter this Black Van and drive off into the sunset once more…

03. Mitzi – Morning Light (Softwar Remix)
Softwar can do no wrong. Already a favorite, their remix of Mitzi’s “Morning Light” is one of the tracks we are listening to while driving to the beach. It hits you like a morning light.

04. Hannulelauri – Zombie Tropicana
We’re happy to finally share with you our favorite track from Finnish duo Hannulelauri for free download. Yes, this August sounds like…Zombie Tropicana once more.

05. Count Jackula – Breakfast (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
Time for breakfast under a coconut tree. Count Jackula serves congas, latin-sounding brasses, and synth disco bass, while The Supermen Lovers mix them in a Moullinex super blender. Exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

06. Mindless Boogie – Dolly (Peter Visti Edit)
A blast from the past. Thanks to Mindless Boogie this rare and stunning edit of “Dolly” by Peter Visti finally finds its way to our compilation in 320kbs glory. It’s always nice to drive around with Dolly Parton.

07. Munk – Violent Love (The Twelves Remix – Jerry Bouthier Edit)
From Kitsuné to Gomma , Jerry Bouthier made this killer edit of The Twelves remix of Munk’s “Violent Love”. Enough to take you from here to disco heaven!

08. Humorous Norwegian Disco Alias – Turn On
You may haven’t heard of Humorous Norwegian Disco Alias, but we’re sure you know their alter ego Drop Out Orchestra. All you have to do to turn it on, is turn it up!

09. Headman – Be Loved (Dub)
Headman is certainly someone we love. He was kind enough to offer us exclusively the dub version of his new track “Be Loved”, off the forthcoming Relish Recordings Compilation 3. Feel the love.

10. Mighty Mouse – Between The Pavement And The Stars (Mario Basanov Dub)
A great combo. Mighty Mouse take us from the pavement to the stars and Mario Basanov works his magic to keep us there. Yes, sometimes disco can fly you to the stars.

11. Acid Washed – Change (Anteros & Thanaton Remix)
Another track exclusively on our compilation. Anteros & Thanaton turns Acid Washed’s “Change” into a 7 miniute piano driven cut. Taken from Acid Washed’s forthcoming “Change” remix EP.

12. All The Lights – Chasing Colours (Plastic Plates Remix)
Brand new remix from our favorite newcomer producer Felix Bloxsom, aka Plastic Plates. Taken from All The Lights’ debut EP “Chasing Colours”, out now on etcetc. Turn all the lights on.

13. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus ‘Summer of 83’ Remix)
Jeremy Glenn gave us a new life this summer with one of the finest tracks we’ve heard this year. This remix by rising DJ/Producer Perseus takes us back to the summery nights of ’83. This is like deja vu all over again.

14. Lazydisco – More Tigers (MODE Remix)
From Lazydisco’s amazing latest EP “More Tigers” on Discotexas (still on repeat) here comes MODE’s take on the track, to make us dive into the nearest pool. Bloom!

15. Rolla Scape – Heaven Is Real (feat. Marsheaux)
You asked for it, now you can have it. Bite into summer.

Big thanks to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.

Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis.
Video: Can You Relate?.

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Paul Weller x Drop Out Orchestra

DATE:
August 8th, 2011
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Paul Weller just dropped today his new single “Starlite”, which he describes as “part Balearic beat, poetry and psychedelic music”. The single comes backed with remixes by Black Van, Drop Out Orchestra, Deadboy, Chile’s Ramon Tapia and Russia’s D-Pulse. You can now download Drop Out Orchestra’s stunning 8-minute rework of “Starlite”. We love it. Give it a spin below.

Paul Weller- Starlite- Drop Out Orchestra Remix

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Paul Weller’s “Starlite” (Remixes) is out now digitally via Island Records, and a limited edition 12″ will be out on August 22nd. Buy here .

Also, you can grab Drop Out Orchestra’s unofficial live remix of The Style Council’s cover of Joe Smooth’s “Promised Land” for free below:

The Style Council – Promised Land (Drop Out Orchestra Unofficial Live Remix)

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