DATE: January 27th, 2013
For our 45th “An Edit To Remember” series we have chosen not one rework, but two. Let’s put it this way, in order to get to the golden years, you have to first take a walk on the wild side. Of course we’re talking about Flight Facilities’ first installment “1972 – 1982″ of their excellent decade mixes for Triple J Radio in Australia.
What makes these mixes even more special is that Flight Facilities have asked some of their friends to rework certain selected classic tracks. For their “1972 – 1982″ mix our beloved Rocco Raimundo made a superb edit of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” (which even Lou Reed himself posted on his Facebook page) and Tim Fuchs’ delivered a delicious edit of David Bowie’s “Golden Years”.
Grab your keys and jump in the driver’s seat, you now have plenty of things to remember…
DATE: November 3rd, 2012
Every Saturday we take a ride down the memory lane and fill up our tanks with great edits that we’ll always love. From time to time, we ask some of our favorite producers to join the ride by choosing their favorite edit on our “An Edit To Remember” series. Today, edit maestro Rocco Raimundo shares with us Joey Negro’s edit of The Clash’s classic “Rock the Casbah”, entitled “Casbah Breakdown”, released on Better Days Records in 2009.
“When asked to choose my favorite edit of all time, I honestly didn’t know what to say, as they’re way too many to choose from. In the end, I had to go with the one that popped into my head instantly, and that is Joey Negro’s edit of ‘Rock The Casbah’,” Rocco Raimundo tells La.Ga.Sta. “What can you say about it? It’s perfect. It builds, and builds, and when it drops, it still blows my mind. The sax gives me goosebumps, and we all know that when music gives you goosebumps, it’s most certainly a good thing. I play it whenever I get the chance, and it gets people going each and every time. I hope you love it as much as I do!”.
Here is “An Edit To Remember”, as chosen by Rocco Raimundo. Give it a spin below and take a ride down to Silver City…
DATE: July 2nd, 2012
Here it is: our monthly list of the most downloaded tracks on La.Ga.Sta. This is your Top 15 chart. Another fine selection of brand new jams. Check out the whole list below, and relive the magic of June’s most popular mpFree’s. Fill it up!
DATE: June 27th, 2012
Meet Maxi, a talented young singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. “In A Little While” is the gorgeously first single from her self-titled debut EP, showcasing her trademark vocal harmonies. In related news, Maxi is currently working on a project with Rocco Raimundo. Can’t wait to hear more.
DATE: June 4th, 2012
Rocco Raimundo was kind enough to offer a free download of his excellent edit of Mtume’s classic song “Juicy Fruit”. Grab his “Juicy” edit below and follow him on Soundcloud for more hot stuff. We couldn’t agree more: “Slow and sexy wins the race”. Thanks for sharing, Rocco.
DATE: April 21st, 2012
Rocco Raimundo just dropped the third installment of his “Ridin’ With Rocco” mix series. It’s a great ride and you won’t want to miss this one. Full of jams. Roll on the weekend.
01. LNTG – We Love Rose
02. Joseph Terruel – Dropping Down (Matthew Kyle Remix)
03. Benoit & Sergio – Around The World
04. Acos CoolKAs – Robot Love
05. An-2 – The Gift
06. 6th Borough Project – Just A Memory
07. Love Unlimited Vibes – B1
08. Hotbox – Like You Used To
09. The Dead Rose Music Company – Faith
10. Love Edits Vol. 1 – B Side
11. Megadon Betamax – Falling
12. Mario Basanov – We Are Child Of Love (Original Mix)
13. The Treatment – Waves
14. Lee Stevens and The Beautifull People – Ridin’ High
15. Ruben & Ra – Everybody Loves Good Music (Original)
16. Session Victim – Cow Palace
17. Cole Medina – Love Don’t Love Me
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]
Smooth. Rocco Raimundo is back in our station with yet another slow burner. “Go On & Fly” will be released in early 2012 alongside “Keep On Keepin’ On” and “Love Glow”. In other news, Rocco Raimundo’s awesome blog Pollo Erotico will launch a new little label called “Pollo Erotico Edits”. Go Rocco!
Well, that was pretty fast! It was only yesterday that we were telling you about Rocco Raimundo’s collaboration with German producer Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets, and here it is. It’s called “This Is The Love” and is such a great tune. As Rocco says: “Satin Jackets and myself decided to team up and work on a chilled out little number, infused with a cool little vocal hook, piano, guitars, and the odd talkbox here and there”. There are no release plans as yet.
DATE: October 23rd, 2011
The new Satin Jackets single is a delight! German producer Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets, is certainly on a roll right now. After releasing his latest single “Forever Lasting” back in September, now he’s back, again, with a deliciously new tune called “Kick It With You” on Mullet Records. The single, which features Brighton based electro-pop trio Kinema, will be available exclusively from Juno Download on October 24th. Buy your copy here. In other news, Satin Jackets is currently working on a new tune together with our beloved Rocco Raimundo. Can’t wait to hear the results.
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