Premiere | Kito Jempere: “Laima”

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April 30th, 2020
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St Petersburg-based producer and DJ Kirill Sergeev, aka Kito Jempere, will drop a new collection of very first tunes he made during few years ago, between 2012 and 2015, exlusively via his Bandcamp page. The 11-track “The Slept On: Early years of Kito Jempere music you passed by 2012—2015” compilation collects some quality tracks, which was released on labels such as Freerange Records, Dirt Crew, Let’s Play House, Fata Morgana, Lo Recordings and Glenview Records or didn’t made it to any record. For Kito Jempere it’s a great chance to dive in 2012 feelings once again, for you, hope just to have little fun with it.

Today, we’re delighted to premiere a previously unreleased track called “Laima” off his upcoming collection, and it’s yet another fine example of Kito Jempere’s unmistakable style. Speaking about the track, Kito says: “‘Laima’ was the one which hadn’t reach it’s home twice, first it was for one UK vinyl only label supposed to be a split with project Lesca — now Poima, guys who were running great Rabitsa venue in Moscow and now they run Mutabor. Then something went wrong and track was hunted by Roberto Rodriguez for his serenades but during the years It was on the shelf, which is good I think as now it sounds kinda even more solid. Happy to do it on 1st may of 2020 in this super strange times. Hope you all safe and sound and still staying home in good mood.”

“The Slept On: Early years of Kito Jempere music you passed by 2012—2015” drops on May 1st. Pick up your copy here.

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Premiere | Jacques Renault: “No Strings Attached”

DATE:
April 29th, 2020
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New York’s Let’s Play House label continues its fine run of form with a great new four-tracker “LPHWHTE”, the third installment of the 12-inches series of quality edits and reworks, which follows 2017’s “LPHWHTDD” and 2016’s “LPHWHTD”. As with the previous two releases, the new collection gathers four perfectly crafted tunes from the Let’s Play House extended family, including Jacques Renault, Kristy Harper, Laroze and Keita Sano.

Today, we’re psyched to premiere the record’s opener “No Strings Attached”, a disco edit by the one and only Jacques Renault. Once again, our beloved edit maestro delivers the goods, a glorious string-led disco affair that clocks in at nearly seven minutes, and we can’t get enough of it. Just pure class. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “LPHWHTE” EP will drop on both digital and vinyl formats on May 29 via Let’s Play House. Pre-order it here.

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Good times! For its tenth release, Italian Nothing Is Real imprint welcomes the California based producer and DJ Cantor with his debut for the label, an introspective and contaminated production, entitled “Hannet’s Dream”. With a handful of fine releases on labels such as Correspondant, Motordiscs and Trafico under his belt, Cantor continues to craft quality tunes while exploring the sounds of Italo disco, Detroit techno, punk and new wave.

With “Hannet’s Dream”, Cantor has created something special, a powerful tune full of darkness, isolation and sparkling romance. And you can quite easily spot the cleverly used samples from Joy Divison and Human League’s classics. And if that’s not enough, the track comes backed with a rework by label founders Modular Project, the eclectic Italian duo of Alberto Iovine and Alessandro Fumagalli, which we’re excited to premiere here at LAGASTA. On their rework of “Hannet’s Dream”, Modular Project infuses the original track with an extra dose of energy, delivering a killer “Isolation” version that’s suitable for peak times on the dance floor. Play it loud, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “Hannet’s Dream” EP drops on April 30th via Nothing Is Real. Pick up your copy here.

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Premiere | Borusiade: “Never Once Again”

DATE:
April 28th, 2020
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Berlin’s Ombra International label will drop a new compilation, “International Waters Vol. 1”, curated and crafted by label founder Luca Venezia, also known as Curses. A year in the making, the 13-track “International Waters Vol. 1” compilation comprises deep, emotional, heavy and sexy dark wave sounds from exciting artists from every corner of the world.

The compilation ranging from the psychedelic rolling technoid stomps of Adame Princess to smouldering shoegazing cosmosis of Dame Bonnet and so many talented individuals in between: Borusiade, Mufti, Roe Deers, Montessori, Alejandro Paz & Local Suicide, and many more. It also comes with a personal handwritten message by Curses himself: “‘International Waters Vol.1’ is a compilation I have been building for over a year. Listening to it now, the messages in these songs feel more relevant than ever. You can feel the tension. Human unrest rising to a better tomorrow, to a better today within all of these songs. Ombra International is a label focused on bringing different artists from their respective countries together, and now more than ever is a crucial time to be united worldwide.”

Today, we’re psyched to premiere the compilation’s closer “Never Once Again”, a great new track by Romanian-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Miruna Boruzescu, aka Borusiade. Known for her gloomy, powerful and often dark sound, Borusiade recently graced us with her excellent second LP “Fortunate Isolation” on the acclaimed label Dark Entries. On “Never Once Again”, the incredibly talented artist delivers a deep, dark, atmospheric track of ’80s synths and hauntingly beautiful vocals that’s one thrill of a ride! Blast it above.

After getting your fill of “Never Once Again”, make sure to check out a cool PSA video that Curses has put together for “International Waters Vol. 1” below.

The “International Waters Vol. 1” drops on May 1st via Ombra International.
Pre-order it here.

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Casey Spooner, one half of the recently disbanded electroclash duo Fischerspooner, has returned with his new single “I Love My Problems”, featuring Evan Hughes, which is described as “a celebration of the perfection of perceived imperfections that make us human.” Now, the track gets the remix treatment by Boys’ Shorts, the production duo of Vangelis, one half of LAGASTA and Greek-born, London-based producer and DJ Tareq, who deliver two club-ready versions of “I Love My Problems” for the dancefloor and the basement. Today, we’re delighted to share with you Boys’ Shorts “Basement ” remix of the track, which find the pair infusing the tune with an extra dose of dancefloor power, delivering a seven-minute peak-time heater. That’s the way we like it. Blast it above!

Casey Spooner’s “I Love My Problems” is out now. Get it here.

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Premiere | Kim Ann Foxman: “Blood Moon”

DATE:
April 16th, 2020
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This premiere is the perfect reason to transform your house into a club or just a dancefloor.

Our beloved Kim Ann Foxman is here with her amazing debut EP for (Emotional) Especial, called “Blood Moon”; an ode to the power of the moon. Kim Ann Foxman needs no introduction. The New York-based producer, DJ, singer, dancer and label boss (Firehouse, SELF:TIMER) is one of a kind. Αs a veteran of San Francisco ’90s heyday and a mighty clubber, her music is blending the best elements of raw house, propulsive 303 material, emotive techno and even the occasional hint of trance shaping wonderful tunes.

Today we are really excited to premiere the EPs title track, A-Side’s first one, “Blood Moon”. The track is a killer! An oriental mist is spreading along the whole track, being accompanied by rhythmic breaks, 303 acid basslines, diverse synths creating a mystical atmosphere, ’90s old school vibes, an underground feeling and Kim’s foxy vocals. The lyrics were written during the Blood Moon over London. Blast the track above and enjoy this special ride. Make me lust, make me bleed.

The “Blood Moon” 12”, which comes complete with a stellar set of remixes by Roza Terenzi, Dawl & Sween and Violet, will drop in May via (Emotional) Especial. Pre-order it here.

Words: Elice

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Premiere | Iñigo Vontier: “Bo Ni Ke” Video

DATE:
April 16th, 2020
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From the moment of its release back in November, Iñigo Vontier’s superb debut full-length “El Hijo Del Maiz” (“the son of the corn”) for Chloé’s label Lumière Noire has become one of the most gripping albums of the moment. With “El Hijo Del Maiz”, the young Mexican DJ and producer has created an album of demented grooves, psychedelic take-offs, and imaginary comic strips of mystical rituals that scrambles the listener’s five senses.

Today we are delighted to premiere the trippy animated video for the record’s second single “Bo Ni Ke”, a playful tune filled with a Japanese-inflected vocal filter and Moroccan flutes à la Jajouka taking the beats into a crazy trance. The video, which features animation by Torito Studio, was directed by Iñigo Vontier himself. Speaking about the video, he says: “The main idea behind the video was to recreate the early beginnings of animation in the 2000s as a homage to this trance videos. Here we can see me “Iñigo Vontier” having fun in the dessert while playing the Mismar to the rythm of the cobras and ending in a rave inside a Discoteque Pyramid.” Watch it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

And if that’s not enough Iñigo Vontier goodness for you, make sure to check out a killer remix of “Bo Ni Ke” by Simple Symmetry, the Moscow brotherly duo of Sasha and Sergey Lipsky. The remix is lifted from the recent “El Hijo Del Maiz Remixes” EP, which also features fine remixes by the likes of Nicola Cruz, Roman Flügel, and Iñigo Vontier himself.

Iñigo Vontier’s debut “El Hijo Del Maiz” LP is out now. Pick up your copy here.

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Premiere | Manuel Darquart: “Breeze”

DATE:
April 16th, 2020
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Manuel Darquart, the New Zealand-bred, London-based production duo of Louis Anderson-Rich and Sean Whittaker, lands on Rotterdam’s Infinite Pleasure label with their superb new EP, a four-tracker called “The Adriatic” of Italo house-inspired tunes, which marks the pair’s first record in two years.

With the taste of a few European summers tickling their tastebuds and the sounds of a freshly bought Korg M1 pulsing through their ears, Manuel Darquart create an EP that hopefully sounds as good on the shores of the Adriatic as it does in any London club. A departure from the low-slung boogie tones of their last “Birds Of Paradiso” EP, this record oozes summery vibes that will instantly transport you to a place where the sun always shines.

Today we’re delighted to premiere the EPs B2 cut “Breeze”, a brilliantly crafted track of sun-soaked, breezy house. True to its title, this one is just perfect for driving down a coastal highway with the windows down. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

Manuel Darquart’s “The Adriatic” EP arrives on May 8 via Infinite Pleasure. Pre-order it here.

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Premiere | Joey Negro: “Let’s Get Ornery”

DATE:
April 14th, 2020
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Razor-N-Tape has assembled an all-star lineup of modern disco royalty for a massive triple 12” pack worthy of their milestone 50th release. Started as a passion project of label heads Aaron Dae and JKriv in 2011, Razor-N-Tape has now established itself as the preeminent dancefloor edits label, and the triple-pack “Fifty Discos Deep” includes offerings from many of the producers whose releases who contributed to RNT’s journey.

From Dimitri from Brooklyn, to Eli Escobar, Joey Negro, Jacques Renault, Daniel T. and more, “Fifty Discos Deep” delivers a who’s who of disco dons, and a complete set of party-rocking heat across 12 tracks. This triple-pack of classy reworks is collectable, functional, and absolutely essential!

Today we’re psyched to premiere a sublime rework of a disco classic from the legendary Joey Negro, the most well-known pseudonym of master British DJ, producer, remixer and label owner Dave Lee. On “Let’s Get Ornery”, which kicks off vinyl two, Joey Negro delivers a killer slice of disco heaven, driven by uplifting piano chords, seriously funky guitar licks and infectious basslines. It’s a peak-time dancefloor heater. We’d expect nothing less from Joey Negro. Get your fill of “Let’s Get Ornery” in all its disco glory, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The triple 12 “Fifty Discos Deep” arrives on April 24th via Razor-N-Tape. Pre-order it here.

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Premiere | Younger Than Me: “Mezcal Trance”

DATE:
April 7th, 2020
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The rave-inspired 90’s Wax, a sub-label of Tusk Wax, takes its premiere ride here at LAGASTA and we’re joyfully vrooming together with Younger Than Me. Our beloved Milanese duo of Marcello Carozzi and Francesco Mingrino is getting ready to drop their new four-track 12”, which marks the pair’s third offering for 90’s Wax. The label name says it almost all; the enthusiasm comes from the 90’s rave movement. And Younger Than Me are children of that movement always paying tribute to the old rave party sound with their releases. But what makes their sound even more recognizable it their talent to freshen tunes up. They have managed to build a unique intersection of past and recent Europe uplifting club sounds. And shake the dance floors as well.

Today we are psyched to premiere the B-side’s vigorous first track of the 12”, called “Mezcal Trance”, a seven-minute heavily-fueled-with-90’s tune! Yet so up-to-date and surely “forces” you to dance; a Younger Than Me classic. From the off the straight beat grabs its position being accompanied by space echoes, sharp and various 90’s synth sounds. At around 2.50 you can take a rest and feel the euphoria until the snare gets back to you setting fire to your head cells. And after riding amongst the wonderfully chaotic rave reality you come across these rhythmic arpeggios layered by atmospheric pads and then here comes the beat and the snare again. Allow yourself a dance and blast the track above!

Here’s a story behind the name of the track: “Mezcal Trance” was born after a gig in Mexico as part of Younger Than Me’s recent tour. After a closing set with some epic trance tracks at Kin Kin in Guadalajara. Drinking mezcal with the guys of the club.

Younger Than Me’s “90’s Wax 3”, which also features a collaborative track with Norwegian producer Skatebård, drops on April 17th. Pre-order it here.

Words: Elice

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