Tuff City Kids feat. Joe Goddard: “Reach Out (Erol Alkan Rework)”

DATE:
September 20th, 2018
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NEW MUSIC
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It’s here! You may have already heard this one as the music from the GTAV “After Hours” trailer, in Gerd Janson’s or Dixon’s current DJ set, or possibly in Erol Alkan’s own sets this year. Take a ride with Erol Alkan’s majestic nine-minute remix of “Reach Out”, the brand-new track by Tuff City Kids, the German duo of Running Back boss Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer, featuring vocals of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Blast it above, and enjoy the ride.

The “Reach Out” EP, which also features a superb emotional take by Osborne, drops on September 21 via Permanent Vacation. Pre-order it here

Related:
Tuff City Kids with Joe Goddard: “Tell Me” [Tensnake Remix]

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[Premiere] Mt. Si: “911 (Tuff City Kids Remix)”

DATE:
April 4th, 2018
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NEW MUSIC
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Back in February, Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Classixx’s Michael David, Kisses’ Jesse Kivel, and Superhumanoids singer Sarah Chernoff, dropped their EP “911” on Cascine, a two-track effort of electronic pop par excellence. Now, the EP returns in the form of the “911” Remixes, which features reworks from dance mainstays Tuff City Kids and LA-based producer Benedek. Here, we have for you the superb remix of Mt. Si’s track “911 by Tuff City Kids. Once again, the German duo of Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson have managed to turn the smooth-as-silk original tune into something truly special. Clocking in at nearly seven minutes, the remix of “911” is classy rework aimed squarely on the dancefloor. Blast it above, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta. Enjoy the ride!

Get yourself a copy of the “911” EP here.

Gasback:
Mt. Si: “Annie”

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Total Giovanni: “Your Light (Tuff City Kids Remix)”

DATE:
November 6th, 2017
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Tuff City Kids, the German duo of Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, are on remix duties once again with this splendid remix of “Your Light , the latest single from Melbourne’s eclectic disco quintet Total Giovanni. In their hands, the original track is transformed into something rather special. Blast it above. The “Your Light” Remixes EP is out now via Dot Dash/Remote Control.

Get yourself a copy of Tuff City Kids’s remix of “Your Light” here.

Gasback:
Tuff City Kids with Joe Goddard: “Tell Me” [Tensnake Remix]

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Talamanca System: “Transatlantique”

DATE:
April 18th, 2017
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NEW MUSIC
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Talamanca System, the trio of International Feel boss Mark Barrott, German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, also known as Tuff City Kids, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album in May. The record’s nine tracks ranging from up to downtempo, piano house smashers that would have deserved the prefix Italo-, percussion rituals captured by a group of Zoo animals on the loose, soundtracks for dusk and dawn, hushed vocals, rites of ambient passages, powerful synth ballads and vamp choirs. If this album were a car, it would be a Citroen 2CV remade by Tesla. Our first taste of the forthcoming album comes in the form of “Transatlantique”, a great, piano-led house tune.

The “Talamanca System” LP drops on May 19 via International Feel. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Talamanca System: “Balanzat”

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Tuff City Kids with Joe Goddard: “Tell Me (Tensnake Remix)”

DATE:
April 10th, 2017
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Tuff City Kids, the German duo of Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, recently dropped the first batch of interpretations for their excellent debut album “Adoldesscent”, released last year on Permanent Vacation. The “Tell Me/R​-​Mancer” Remixes EP featuring reworks of the Joe Goddard-featuring track “Tell Me” by the likes of Tensnake, Roman Flügel, Benjamin Fröhlich and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard himself. Here, we have for you Tensnake’s great remix of “Tell Me” that will get some serious rotations on our car stereo this spring. Blast it above, and ride with us.

The “Tell Me/R​-​Mancer” Remixes EP is out now on Permanent Vacation. Buy it here

Gasback:
Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth” Morgan Geist Remix]

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Lauer: “Sandra Fanclub Future Protokoll” Mixtape

DATE:
November 30th, 2016
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MIXES
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German producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer has put together an exclusive mixtape ahead of his DJ set at our La.Ga.Sta. event at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore this Friday. Entitled “Sandra Fanclub Future Protokoll”, the 60-minute mix will put you in the right mood for our party. There is no tracklisting, as he likes to let music speak for itself. Grab this great mixtape for free below, and check out Dalston Superstore’s interview with Lauer here.

Download the mix here.

Catch Lauer at LA.GA.STA. on Friday 2 December from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Tearsh”
Lauer: “Kilian”
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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LA.GA.STA. presents: LAUER at Dalston Superstore

DATE:
November 28th, 2016
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We are thrilled to welcome the mighty German producer and Tuff City Kids member Lauer for our next La.Ga.Sta. party at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Joining him on December 2 is a lineup of friends and amazing humans: Princess Julia, Dance Armstrong & Chaka Khan’t (Disco Spritz), Wes Baggaley and your hosts for the night A Man To Pet and Lucy Fizz. It’s gonna be a great event, a ride not to be missed.

Frankfurt-based DJ/producer/musician Phillip Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long, long time. He performs as Lauer and also as one part in the duos Arto Mwambe and Tuff City Kids alongside with Running Back’s head honcho Gerd Janson. Raised on a strict diet of hip hop & punk rock, Philipp finally succumbed to the pleasures of electronic music in the late nineties when he started to produce deep house tracks. His excellent debut solo album “Phillips” was released back in 2012 on Running Back, followed by “Borndom” in 2015 on Permanent Vacation. This year saw Mr. Melody dropping two great EPs, “Birsk”/”Kilian” on Futureboogie and “Tearsh” on Live At Robert Johnson, and more recently Tuff City Kids’ debut album “Adoldesscent” on Permanent Vacation. We’d expect nothing but quality from Lauer.

LA.GA.STA. w/ LAUER (Tuff City Kids/Permanent Vacation)

Friday 2 December 2016 @ Dalston Superstore
21:00 – 03:00
Free before 23:00 / £6 after

Head over to our Facebook event page for more info.

Gasback:
Lauer: “Tearsh”
Lauer: “Kilian”
Lauer: “Oramorph”

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Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth (Morgan Geist Remix)”

DATE:
October 13th, 2016
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, will drop their debut full-length album “Adoldesscent” tomorrow on Permanent Vacation, and it’s a great ride from start to finish. We’ve already heard the club mix of the record’s first single “Labyrinth”, a perfect slice of ’80s dance-pop featuring Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. Here’s a seriously classy rework of the original track from New York house maestro Morgan Geist. It’s guaranteed to light up any dancefloor.

Tuff City Kids’ debut album “Adoldesscent” also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau. Get it here.

Gasback:
Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Tuff City Kids with Annie: “Labyrinth”

DATE:
August 31st, 2016
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NEW MUSIC
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Tuff City Kids, the production duo of German producer Phillip Lauer and Running Back boss Gerd Janson, return with their stellar new track “Labyrinth”, the first taste off their upcoming first LP “Adoldesscent”. The single “Labyrinth”, which marks the pair’s first full vocal track, is a delicious disco affair featuring vocals from Norwegian electro-pop star Annie. You can stream the seven-minute club mix of “Labyrinth” above. Set to drop on October 14th on Permanent Vacation, the 10-track album also features guest appearances from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar, and Jasnau.

The “Labyrinth” EP, which comes complete with a remix by New York house maestro Morgan Geist, a rework by Tuff City Kids themselves, and a “Drum & Bass dub” by mysterious DJ Oyster, will arrive on September 23. Pre-order it here.

Gasback:
Tuff City Kids: “Highlights” (feat. Shan)

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Lauer: “Oramorph”

DATE:
October 4th, 2015
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DOWNLOADS
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Frankfurt-based producer and Tuff City Kids member Phillip Lauer is someone we’ve been following for a long time. After dropping his second “Borndom” LP on Permanent Vacation, one of our favorite records of the year so far, the prolific producer offers us a slow ride with his elegant new track “Oramorph”, specially made for our free “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. With its atmospheric melodies and dreamy synths, the track takes us deeper into the universe of Lauer. Expect nothing but quality.

The compilation also features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel.T., HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, The Juan MacLean x Octo Octa, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen.

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

Gasback:
Lauer: “Mausback”

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