Peaking Lights: “EVP”

DATE:
March 4th, 2020
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Two years after cosmic-dub luminaries Peaking Lights surfaced on Dekmantel with their superb “Sea Of Sand” EP, our beloved psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis are back with their debut LP for Dekmantel. Entitled “Escape”, their eight album to date, catches the Californian — now European natives — at their finest, replete with atmospheres of homemade-percussive dub, that sit alongside wondrous landscapes of electronic pop and placid krautrock-like hooks, all tied together by Indra Dunis’ composed and hypnotic vocal charm. Today, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s second single “EVP”, and it’s a great one. Blast it above.

The “Escape” LP drops on May 4th via Dekmantel. Pre-order it here.

Related:
PLSD (Peaking Lights Acid Test) – Jungle Dancing

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Cooper Saver: “The Search” (feat. Indra Dunis)

DATE:
April 18th, 2019
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Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Cooper Saver returns to our station with his new EP, entitled “Coastal Breeze”, a four-tracker that marks his debut release for Munich’s finest Permanent Vacation. The “Coastal Breeze” is a collection of tracks Cooper produced at home in LA over the last year or so, aimed at the late night dance floor with an injection of California sunshine. Close friend and local hometown hero Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights was summoned for vocal duty on “The Search”, rounding off this release as the ultimate embodiment of Cooper’s surroundings. Get your fill of the superb tune “The Search”, and stream the whole thing here.

The “Coastal Breeze” EP drops on April 19th via Permanent Vacation. Pre-order it here.

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LAST GAS STATION a compilation by LAGASTA

DATE:
March 20th, 2018
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NEW MUSIC
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New label, new compilation, new adventures…

Excting news! After reaching volume 7, LAGASTA’s “Late Summer” compilation series has now become a trademark for the ending of summer. Featuring some of the finest tracks of the year, the compilation is packed with sun-kissed, groove-filled tunes that provide you with a never-ending summer feeling. Fueling many blissful joyrides at no cost and free download as always.

Now, LAGASTA is proud to present something new and special in the form of a double-vinyl album. A tangible compilation series, entitled “Last Gas Station”, which is compiled with only exclusive tracks. The first “Last Gas Station” compilation features 12 new tracks and aims to showcase artists that the site has followed for many years, as well as promising talents to keep an eye on. It also marks the launch of our exciting new label, LAGASTA Records.

The collection’s opening track is a sunshine-filled slice of daytime disco from LA’s duo Poolside recent album “Heat”, which is remix by Baio, aka Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio. Next one is Crew Love’s David Marston, who teams up with Dan Izco for a blissful ride. Mexico’s finest Zombies in Miami deliver a dancefloor odyssey in the form of “Temple of Love”, while Italian duo Marvin & Guy drop an epic slow-burner called “Asbek”.

DFA’s Greek mastermind Larry Gus never ceases to amaze us with yet another example of what he does best, followed by “Charlie Rose”, a classy, club-ready track from Brooklyn’s duo Vito & Druzzi, aka Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel “Druzzi” Andruzzi, best known for being the drummer and multi-instrumentalist of DFA’s The Rapture. Next up, Adelaide-based producer James Curd and Turbotito, aka Los Angeles producer Filip Nikolic of Poolside, have joined forces once again for a new collaborative tune “Lost” filled with warm grooves and melancholic synths, followed by our favorite NY unstoppable disco funkers Midnight Magic with their infectious track “Through The Motions” of pure disco glory.

Woolfy Vs Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, keep the summer vibes going with their track “Your Past Behind”, a quality example of the signature sound. Disco Halal’s Moscoman teams up with MoRayon for an extra dose of lush vibes on “Play No Game”. LA’s Daniel T. takes us for a ride with “Moonlight Bounce”, a perfectly crafted tune full of melodic soundscapes, while Peaking Lights Acid Test, the live instrumental disco project of APC (Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights) closes the compilation in the best way possible with a gorgeous slice of synth rhythm heaven.

LAST GAS STATION
Tracklisting

Side A
Poolside – And The Sea (Baio’s 305 Vibes Version)
David Marston & Dan Izco – In My Eyes (feat. Novelty Daughter)
Zombies in Miami – Temple Of Love

Side B
Marvin & Guy – Asbek
Larry Gus – 4 Fran Ten
Vito & Druzzi – Octavia Butler

Side C
Turbotito & James Curd – Lost
Midnight Magic – Through The Motions
Woolfy VS Projectios – Your Past Behind

Side D
Moscoman – Play No Game (feat. Mo Rayon)
Daniel T. – Moonlight Bounce
PLSD Peaking Lights Acid Test – Jungle Dancing

PRE-ORDER your double vinyl here or here.

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Peaking Lights: “Love Can Move Mountains”

DATE:
June 7th, 2017
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Next week, Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, will drop their fifth studio album “The Fifth State Of Consciousness”. We’ve already heard the record’s lead single “Everytime I See The Light” and now they’ve shared another new track “Love Can Move Mountains”. The breezy track finds the duo delivering a perfect slice of balaeric-tinged disco. Give it a spin above.

The new album, which follows their Chloë Sevigny-featuring “Little Flower” EP and 2014’s LP “Cosmic Logic” Domino’s Weird World, arrives on June 16 via Two Flower Records.

Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Peaking Lights: “Conga Blue”

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Peaking Lights: “Everytime I See The Light”

DATE:
April 11th, 2017
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It’s been a long time coming, but Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, will finally drop their fifth studio album “The Fifth State Of Consciousness” in June. Produced in the band’s Dreamfuzz studio over the course of the last two years, the 12-track, double LP follows 2014’s “Cosmic Logic” on Weird World and it marks both a departure from the new and a return to the old, with a whole new twist on the psychedelic dub-pop they’ve become revered for. Take a ride with the album’s first single “Everytime I See The Light”. It’s such a jam!

The album “The Fifth State Of Consciousness” arrives on June 16 via Two Flower Records.
Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Peaking Lights: “Conga Blue”

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Peaking Lights: “Resonating Friction” Mixtape

DATE:
June 21st, 2016
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MIXES
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Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, have put together a great new mixtape called “Resonating Friction”, all smoothed-out and summery. Full of quality tunes, the 100-minute tape sounds like a perfect soundtrack for endlessly warm evenings and sunlit road trips. In their own words: “This is the first of series of mixes to be released over the summer months. Just been feeling inspired this summer so thought to share some tunes that have aided our inspiration in life. Hope everyone has a great summer and beyond.” Get your fill of the “Resonating Friction” mixtape above, and ride with us.

In related news, Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes has started a new project PLSD, and will soon drop his “Spacewalking/Normalized” 12” of slow spacey after party disco grooves on Phil South’s Golf Channel imprint. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Peaking Lights: “Conga Blue”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 10 March 2016

DATE:
April 7th, 2016
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Here’s our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta., featuring Nils Frahm, Peaking Lights, Daniel.T., Gigamesh, Mall Grab, and more. Taking the top spot this time around is Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Cooper Saver with his ace remix of HEALTH “Stonefist”. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 10 below, and stay gas!

Top 10 March 2016:

01. HEALTH: “Stonefist” [Cooper Saver Remix]
02. Peaking Lights: “Conga Blue”
03. De Lux: “Oh Man The Future” [Daniel.T. Remix]
04. Nils Frahm: “Solo Remains”
05. Gigamesh: “Control” [feat. Caroline Smith]
06. Mall Grab: “Father”
07. Sasha Jan Rezzie: “Thinking Too Loud?”
08. Baby Alpaca: “Will I Ever See You Again?”
09. NO ZU: “Spirit Beat” [STATUE Reconstruction]
10. Debukas: “Coloured Lines”

Gasback:
Top 10 February 2016

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Peaking Lights: “Conga Blue”

DATE:
March 23rd, 2016
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Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic synth-pop duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, make a welcome return with their brand-new single “Conga Blue”, a seven-minute disco-infused groover full of sun-drenched vibes. It feels so damn good. This will be released on 12″ vinyl this summer via their own label Two Flowers. Grab it for free below.

Download it here.

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Korallreven: “Here In Iowa” [Peaking Lights’ Disco Dub]

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Korallreven: “Here In Iowa (Peaking Lights’ Disco Dub)”

DATE:
December 2nd, 2015
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Back in August, Swedish Balearic duo Korallreven dropped their superb farewell single “Here In Iowa”. Now, this blissful track gets a disco dub remix treatment by L.A.-via-Wisconsin psychedelic synth-pop Peaking Lights. This classy dub version is part of a limited edition 12” EP will see a release on Record Store Day, April 16th 2016 via Be With Records. The record will also, for the first time on vinyl, include Korallreven’s cover of Guns & Roses’ “November Rain”, as well as “Shine On”, the duo’s rework of their own 2010 single “Honey Mine”, featuring Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman. Pre-order your 12” here.

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De Lux: “It’s A Combination” [Peaking Lights Disco Dub]

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Sinkane x Peaking Lights: “Mean Dub” EP

DATE:
August 10th, 2015
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Get ready for a heavy dose of spaced-out dub reworks. Brooklyn-based Sudanese musician Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has teamed up with L.A.-via-Wisconsin husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights for a new EP called “Mean Dub”. The release finds Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes delivering four dub versions of Sinkane’s standout tracks from last year’s much-loved soulful, groovy second album “Mean Love”. You can stream the whole thing above. Great stuff!

“Dub is the epitome of music to me. It’s the concept of re-defining, re-appropriating, and re-interpreting an idea. Putting a different spin on something that already exists. It’s collaboration and renovation. I’ve always wanted someone to make dubs of Sinkane songs and these Peaking Lights joints have come out really beautifully and have shed an amazing new light and energy on our music,” says Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab.

The “Mean Dub” EP will drop on August 21 via DFA/City Slang. Pre-order it here

Gasback:
Sinkane: “New Name” [Busy P Remix]

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