While his killer disco-leaning burner “Absence Of Rhythm”, his latest single for Eskimo Recordings, is still getting plenty of spins on our car stereo, Munich-based Australian producer TSM, aka This Soft Machine, returns to our ears with something rather special. Let’s take a cosmic ride with his remix of fellow Aussie Flight Facilities’ stellar Claude Debussy-inspired track “Clair De Lune”, featuring vocals from Christine Hoberg. Made for his own DJ sets a while ago, now we’ve finally got our hands on this great reworked version of “Clair De Lune” that finds TSM in fine form, injecting the original track with a healthy dose of disco vibes. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta.

In related news, TSM’s latest single “Absence Of Rhythm” will also be featured on Eskimo Recordings’ new 14-track compilation “The Red Collection”, which will drop on March 3. He will be playing a launch party for the compilation on March 4 at Circus in Tokyo, Japan alongside Max Essa who is also n the compilation. Pre-order “The Red Collection” here.

Gasback:
This Soft Machine: “Absence Of Rhythm” [TSM Time Machine Dub]

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The last time we heard from our beloved Munich-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, was back in May this year when he dropped a quality slice of psychedelic cosmic-disco in the form of “It’s Operational”. Now, he’s back in fine form with this new single “Absence Of Rhythm”, a killer disco-leaning burner that brings to mind early DFA releases. Featuring vocals from Swedish singer Erik Lindestad, aka The Land Below, the single comes backed with a pair of remixes by the mighty London-based DJ and producer Rory Phillips. It also features a groove-filled “TSM dub” version of the track by Tim Sullivan himself, which you can now stream exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Play it loud!

The “Absence Of Rhythm” EP is out now on Eskimo Recordings. Buy it here.

Gasback:
Ольга Чиповская: “Сафари” [This Soft Machine Edit]

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La.Ga.Sta.: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” Mixtape

DATE:
June 2nd, 2016
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This Friday is party time! Just 1 day to go til La.Ga.Sta.’s first “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event at our favorite London hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us will be one of our all-time heroes Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip for a special DJ set. We’re also excited to welcome two of our favorite artists for their London debut, Munich-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, and Berlin’s disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda. To set the right mood, we’ve put together a warm up “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape full of great tunes. This ride will surely last longer than 70 minutes. Grab this mix for free below, and blast it on you car stereo. Vrooom!

“There’s a party in my mind…And I hope it never stops…”

Tracklist:
01. Pontchartrain – Luv 2 U
02. RaBo & SnoB – Here We Come
03. Private Agenda – Full Moon (Cazzo Pazzo Full Time Remix)
04. Hot Chip – Started Right (Joe Goddard Remix)
05. This Soft Machine – It’s Operational
06. Secret Squirrels #10 – Side A
07. Tom Zé – Correio Da Estação Do Brás (Vito & Druzzi Rework)
08. Red Axes – Sun My Sweet Sun
09. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)
10. Emmanuelle – Italove
11. Leon Vynehall – Paradisea
12. Marcus Marr – Rocketship
13. In Flagranti presents Jonny Sender – Disco Touch
14. Casino Times – Love In Time
15. Alain Chamfort – Paradis (Paradis Reprise)

Download the “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape here.

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Alexis Taylor, This Soft Machine, Private Agenda.

Friday 3 June 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night
For more info head here.

Gasback:
Hot Chip: “Started Right” [Joe Goddard Disco Remix]
This Soft Machine: “This Place Was Meant For Me”
Private Agenda: “Paralysed”

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This Soft Machine: “It’s Operational”

DATE:
May 31st, 2016
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Munich-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan is a man of many talents. Having previously operated under the moniker Das Moth, the prolific and highly respected producer has wowed us with his top-notch tracks and remixes, solid disco edits, and mixtapes. And he continues to prove that he is one of Australian’s finest producers under his This Soft Machine alias, “a band at heart”, as he says.

With a killer double-sided release, “On & On” / “This Place Was Meant For Me”, released last year on Eskimo Recordings, and a handful of cosmic-disco remixes under his belt, This Soft Machine is now getting ready for his London debut at Dalston Superstore this coming Friday, June 3 as a special guest DJ for La.Ga.Sta.’s first “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event. He will also be celebrating the release of his great new single “It’s Operational”, already featured on Eskimo Recordings’ new compilation “The Yellow Collection”. A perfect slice of psychedelic cosmic-disco, “It’s Operational” is yet another quality example of what makes This Soft Machine’s tracks so irresistible. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

The single “It’s Operational”, which comes backed with two remixes by CHIDA and Avalon Emerson, drops on June 3 via Eskimo. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Ольга Чиповская: “Сафари” [This Soft Machine Edit]

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“There’s a party in my mind…And I hope it never stops.” La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London for a new clubnight called “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us this coming Friday June 3 will be one of our all-time heroes, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip for a special DJ set. We’re also excited to welcome two of our favorite artists for their London debut, Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, and Berlin’s disco/balearic outfit Private Agenda. You won’t want to miss this one – trust us. Get ready to get your groove on!

La.Ga.Sta. presents: “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” w/ Alexis Taylor, This Soft Machine, Private Agenda.

Laser Pit:
● Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
● Stathis (Discosodoma)
● Vangelis (LaGaSta)

Bar:
● This Soft Machine (Eskimo Recordings / MUC)
● Private Agenda -LIVE PA- (International Feel / BER)
● Wes Baggaley (Sleaze City)

Hosted by:
A Man To Pet & Max Allen

Friday 3 June 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
£7 on the door all night
For more info head here.

Gasback:
Hot Chip: “Started Right” [Joe Goddard Disco Remix]
This Soft Machine: “This Place Was Meant For Me”
Private Agenda: “Paralysed”

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Exciting times! Germany-based Australian producer Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine, is coming to Thessaloniki, Greece for the first time tomorrow as a special guest DJ for our new event with UK cosmic-disco specialists Psychemagik at Cantina Tropicana. Having already wowed us with his debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings, This Soft Machine has contributed an exclusive edit to our freshly dropped “Late Summer” Compilation Vol.5, available now as a free download.

As expected, This Soft Machine delivers the goods, a killer rework of Olga Chipovskaya’s ’80s electro track “Safari” with plenty of infectious disco grooves for your next exercises on the dancefloor. This one will definitely put you in the right mood to party. Ride with us.

For more info about our event head here.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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La.Ga.Sta. presents: Psychemagik & This Soft Machine

DATE:
October 8th, 2015
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Hey vroomers, La.Ga.Sta. is once again driving up north, from Athens to Thessaloniki, and for a damn good reason. This Saturday October 10th, we kick off a new season of exciting events with a big party at Cantina Tropicana. Waiting for us there are two exceptional co-drivers: UK cosmic-disco specialists and avid vinyl collectors Psychemagik and Germany-based Australian producer/DJ Tim Sullivan, aka This Soft Machine. It’s gonna be absolutely magik!

Our all-time favorite Psychemagik, the unstoppable duo of Tom Coveney and Danny McLewin, are not only incredibly prolific, but remarkably consistent in delivering top-notch original tracks and remixes, killer disco edits and eclectic compilations of obscure and long-lost gems in their excellent “Magik” series over the past few years. We’ve been following Psychemagik for a long, long time, and they never cease to amaze us.

Having previously operated under the moniker Das Moth, Tim Sullivan has always wowed us with his quality releases. And he continues to prove that he is one of Australian’s finest producers under his new alias This Soft Machine. With a killer debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings under his belt, he’s coming for the first time in Thessaloniki for a special DJ set, before his European tour with Flight Facilities.

Get your groove on with Psychemagik’s newest house banger “Mink & Shoes”, featuring Navid Izadi on vocal duties, and This Soft Machine’s great tune On & On” with alluring vocals from Lorraine Nicholson. La.Ga.Sta.’s party starts after 22:00 pm, free entrance.

For more info head here.

Gasback:
Psychemagik: “Black Noir Schwarz” (feat. Renegade)
This Soft Machine: “This Place Was Meant For Me”

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5

DATE:
September 18th, 2015
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

Yeah, it’s that time of the year when we love to pretend that summer never ends with our annual “Late Summer” compilation. The fifth edition is finally here, featuring 16 tracks from some of our favorite artists and talented newcomers. Brimming with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips, the “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 takes you on a journey through the most carefree season of the year. While at the same time, we’re trying to bring you a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. Let’s make it a summer to remember.

As usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. We hope you like it as much as we do. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Stream and download the whole thing below. Ride with us.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 5 here for the price of an email.

Tracklist:

01. HNNY – Solsidan

What a better way to open our new compilation than with one of our favorite tunes of the year so far from Swedish house producer Johan Cederberg, aka HNNY. Effortlessly smooth and mellow, “Solsidan” is an absolute gem of a tune filled with looped-up vocals and sun-kissed summertime grooves. Taken from his second “Solsidan/Alby” EP for the ever-impressive New York-based label Let’s Play House, it’s now yours for absolutely free.

02. Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Dub)

What a tune! This one feels like an absolute Melbourne affair and it has been on repeat mode all summer. We’re so excited to feature on our compilation a sublime track that finds two of Melbourne’s finest house names come together. Tornado Wallace delivers a perfectly crafted dub version of András & Oscar‘s “Café Romantica” standout “Looking Back”. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Amsterdam imprint Dopeness Galore and Australian label Chapter Music.

03. Woolfy Vs. Projections – Josephine

Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have soundtracked many of our rides with their superb cover of The Smiths’ classic “Ask”, which was featured on last year’s compilation. Fresh off the release of their third album “Stations” on Permanent Vacation, it feels so good to have them on board once again. This time with a stunning, sun-drenched cover of Chris Rea’s “Josephine” filled with cosmic disco goodness. Specially made for our compilation Vol.5.

04. Du Tonc – Rise (Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub)

Good things comes for those who wait. London’s disco maestro Mighty Mouse revisits the track “Rise” by everyone’s favorite Du Tonc, his collaborative project with Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), for a special “Discolife” dub version. In true Mighty Mouse fashion, this groove-filled tune will light up any dancefloor. His first ever remix on a Du Tonc track is now yours for free. Rise up!

05. The Juan MacLean – Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)

It always feels good driving around with The Juan MacLean, the duo of John MacLean and Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem fame). Even better, with a new remix for their track “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, which also comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA Records. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa has transformed “Here I Am” into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it.

06. Lauer – Oramorph

Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping “Borndom”, one of our favorite records of the year, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant track “Oramorph”, specially made for our compilation. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

07. Daniel.T. – Boy

Let’s take a late summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with Los Angeles-based producer/DJ and avid vinyl collector Daniel.T., also known as one half of Cosmic Kids. His instrumental cover version of Book of Love’s “Boy” is yet another fine example of his colorful sound. The track was featured as a digital bonus track on his excellent debut mini-LP “Tetrachromat” on Young Adults. West coast vibes all round.

08. Ольга Чиповская – Сафари (This Soft Machine Edit)

Tim Sullivan, what a guy! Having already impressed us with his recent debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP on Eskimo Recordings, Australian producer/DJ has contributed to our compilation his first ever edit under his This Soft Machine moniker. As expected, This Soft Machine delivers the goods, a killer rework of Olga Chipovskaya’s ’80s electro track “Safari” with infectious grooves for your next exercises on the dancefloor!

09. Cameo Culture – Told You So

Colorful chill-out grooves, lush horns, and tropical-tinged percussions. Brooklyn-based producer/DJ Dave Robertson, better known as Cameo Culture, brings some serious summer vibes with his track “Told You So”, our favorite cut from his recent debut album “Burning Bright” on Wolf + Lamb Records. A perfect tune for your next sunset ride.

10. NO ZU – Ui Yia Uia (Bonus Beat with Maria Minerva)

More heat beat goodness coming to you direct from NO ZU. While their new single “Ui Yia Uia”, a slow boogie groover, is getting plenty of spins, the Melbourne heat beat collective delivers a “bonus beat” version of the track, specially made for our compilation. It’s an infectious clarinet and sax-filled jam that features vocals from Los Angeles-based musician Maria Minerva. “Ui Yia Uia” is the first taste from NO ZU’s forthcoming new album “Afterlife”, which is expected to arrive early next year via Chapter Music.

11. In Flagranti – As Fast As I Can

Get your fill of sleazy vintage disco with “As Fast As I Can”, a classy tune from In Flagranti, our beloved Swiss duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor. Released earlier this year via their own Codek imprint, this track is exactly what you’d expect from In Flagranti and arguably one of the pair’s finest tunes we’ve heard in a while.

12. Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine (Cooper Saver Remix)

We’re big fans of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning, so we’re delighted to include on our compilation a previously unreleased remix of “Friends Of Mine”. Taken from his recent debut album “Turns”, the track gets the remix treatment by LA producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. He infuses “Friends Of Mine” with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love?

13. Knightlife – Haus Angeles

Absolute fire from Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife. For our compilation, Knightlife has reworked The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House”, turning it into a house floor-filler. Inspired by the L.A. leg of the last tour he did with Cut Copy, the “Haus Angeles” edit is a banger of a tune. Play it loud!

14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Klaves Edit)

Get into the groove with this exclusive disco edit from Polish wunderkind Mikolaj Gramowski, better known as Klaves, who last graced us with his killer double-A-side single “People” b/w “Oh No” on PMR Beat Club. The multi-talented producer works his magic on McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, delivering a dancefloor-ready edit full of infectious grooves.

15. Navid Izadi – Messin (feat. Angelica Bess from Body Language)

Multi-talented San Francisco-based artist Navid Izadi brings some serious heat with his newest track “Messin”. Channeling the vibes of uplifting, ’80s Latin freestyle, Navid Izadi delivers an addictive club tune featuring vocals from Body Language’s Angelica Bess. With its lush synth pads, housey piano keys and soulful boy/girl vocals, “Messin” is just about as infectious as it gets. Exclusive free download, courtesy of Wolf + Lamb Records.

16. Homework – Yakushima Dreams

Filled with mellow grooves and gentle piano stabs, “Yakushima Dreams” finds Homework, the dynamic Amsterdam-based duo of Tom Waist and Zip Stolk, capturing the sun-drenched warmth of summertime deep house. Taken from their recent “Palindrome 1” EP on Let’s Play House white-label series, “Yakushima Dreams” is a farewell letter to the end of the summer.

Gasback:
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 4
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3
Download: Late Summer Compilation Vol. 2
Download: La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation

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Tim Sullivan, what a guy! Fresh off the release of his superb debut “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP for Eskimo Recordings, Australian producer/DJ returns to our station with his first remix under his new This Soft Machine alias, and it’s a winner. He works his magic on “Hold It Like I Own It”, the infectious new single from Horixon, the London-based outfit of Monarchy’s Andrew Armstrong and Joe Sambrook. In the hands of This Soft Machine, the original track, featuring vocals from Maya and co-written with Karin Park, is transformed into something different, a groovy cosmic-disco ride that clocks in at seven minutes. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.

The “Hold It Like I Own It” EP, which also features another new original track “Burnt Orange” and a pair of remixes by Hermigervill, is out now on Eskimo Recordings. Buy it here.

Gasback:
This Soft Machine: “On & On”

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Anoraak: “Odds Are Good”

DATE:
May 6th, 2015
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NEW MUSIC
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It’s certainly been quite some time since we last heard from Anoraak, the brainchild of French producer/singer Frédéric Rivière. But now he’s back with a brand-new track called “Odds Are Good”, a perfectly crafted tune that finds him in dreamy form and oozes synth-pop goodness. “Odds Are Good” is the opening track from Eskimo Recordings’ superb new compilation “The Orange Collection”, the fourth installment of its ongoing series based around colours. The 13-track compilation collects new and unheard material from Marvin & Guy, NTEIBINT, Horixon, and Majestique, and more. It also features Du Tonc’s “Animals”, This Soft Machine’s “On & On”, and Moscoman’s “Fernandez”.

“The Orange Collection” is out now digitally via Eskimo Recordings. Get it here.

Gasback:
Eskimo Recordings presents: The Green Collection

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