Let’s hope this summer will not be too cruel for all of us, but Munich’s Permanent Vacation label have some cure for you: Sicilian maestro Musumeci steps up and delivers not one but two remixes of Woolfy Vs. Projections’ cover of Bananarama’s ’80s synth-pop classic “Cruel Summer”. Two great versions for every occasion. The cover can be found on Woolfy Vs. Projections’ excellent fourth album “Destinations”, which was released last year.

The “Cruel Summer (Musumeci Remixes)” is out now on Permanent Vacation. Buy it here.

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LAGASTA 10 years compilation

DATE:
May 6th, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

DOWNLOAD: LAGASTA’s 10 years compilation HERE for the price of an e-mail

We are 10! Last Gas Station, aka LAGASTA, turns 10 this year, and celebrates its tunefully inspirational road trips through all these years in a very special way: a new compilation of exclusive covers! They invited some of their favourite artists and producers, who have been part of La.Ga.Sta.’s family all these years, to choose a best-loved song of theirs, and make a cover version of it for a new anniversary compilation. The outcome is an exceptional…track compilation that brings the most deserving music to the surface, from George Michael to Siouxsie and the Banshees and from Whitney Houston to Blood Orange. It’s a fusion of different decades and music styles. The 15-track compilation is now available as a free download, artwork by one of the most exciting graphic designers today, Portugal-born, NYC-based Bráulio Amado.

TRACKLIST:

01. Fainting By Numbers – A Different Corner

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Justus Köhncke deliver a sublime electronic cover of George Michael’s 1986 classic ballad “A Different Corner” as Fainting By Numbers. We just can’t get enough of it…

02. Zombies In Miami – Orient Express

Mexico’s finest Zombies In Miami pulled over once again at our station with this outstanding cover of Wish Key’s 1983 “Orient Express”, tailor made for your next car rides.

03. Amy Douglas – Cities In Dust

Straight from NYC, our beloved Amy Douglas does her magic once again, delivering a great cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Cities In Dust” from their 1986 LP “Tinderbox”. Play it loud!

04. Poolside – Strange Overtones (Yuksek Dub)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek has something special for us, a delicious dud version of Poolside’s glorious cover of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “Strange Overtone”. That’s the way we like it!

05. Curses – This Is The Day

NYC-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Luca Venezia, better known as Curses, take us for a ride with his brilliant take on his favourite The The song, “This Is The Day”.

06. Woolfy Vs. Projections – West End Girls

From LA streets to the Last Gas Station…Californian duo Woolfy Vs. Projections cover Pet Shop Boys’ classic “West End Girls” in their own special way. And we absolutely loved it!

07. Pional – Saint

Spanish producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Miguel Barros, Pional, puts his signature touch on this gorgeous cover of Blood Orange’s “Saint”.

08.Lauren Flax feat. Kim Ann Foxman – Pleasure Principle (Lauren Flax Revision)

Creep’s Lauren Flax revisits her 2014 killer cover of Janet Jackson’s ‘Pleasure Principle:, featuring Kim Ann Foxman, and the result is really something special. What’s not to love.

09. LAGASTA feat. Private Agenda – Love Is A Stranger

LAGASTA’s own contribution on the compilation is a cover of their all-time favorite Eurythmics song “Love Is A Stranger”, that’s been turn into a melodic haunted lullaby with the sensual vocals by Berlin’s duo Private Agenda giving the track an emotional approach. Ride with us…

10. Larry Gus – I Miss You variations feat. Polygrains

Yay! Our Greek psych-pop musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, has made a superb cover of Björk’s “I Miss You”. Featuring Polygrains, this groove-filled version is laced with infectious layers of percussion. It’s so damn good!

11. Benjamin Fröhlich – How Much Are

Permanent Vacation’s co-founder Benjamin Fröhlich serves his amazing version on a track that was a big inspiration for him through the years; the 1981 “How Much Are They”, an ’80s anthem from Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay, taken from their 1982 collaborative LP “Full Circle”.

12. Luxxury – Self Control

Los Angeles-based producer Blake Robin, aka Luxxury, works his magic on Laura Branigan’s 1984 cover of Raf’s “Self Control” and transforms it to a piano-driven, sun-drenched beauty, adding new sonic colours to this favourite song of ours, one of the defining songs of the ’80s. Just perfect!

13. Slow Hands – Springfield

New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, could not be possibly missing from our anniversary compilation! Take a ride with his splendid cover of Arthur Russell’s “Springfield” filled with percussions, handclaps, and sun-kissed disco vibes.

14. Moullinex & Xinobi – Human Fly

Moullinex and Xinobi, the Discotexas label founders, take us for a disco ride straight to Lisbon with their stunning cover of the Cramps classic “Human Fly”.

15. Kito Jempere feat. Noteless & Lovvlover – Cherish The (Darkest) Day

This is a truly perfect closer to our 10 years compilation. Kito Jempere delivers a special cover of Sade’s 1993 signle “Cherish The Day”, taken from her fourth studio album, “Love Deluxe”.

SHOUT OUT to all the artists and producers for making it happen.

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LAST GAS STATION a compilation by LAGASTA

DATE:
March 20th, 2018
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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

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Turning Tides: “Giving Me Everything” (feat. Woolfy)

DATE:
December 12th, 2016
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Let us introduce you to Turning Tides, the new collaborative project from Swiss producer/DJ Alex Storrer, aka Lexx, and his long-time partner in crime, bass player Reto “Fu” Gaffuri. The pair have contributed two well-crafted tracks to Zurich’s label Phantom Island upcoming “Uncommon Species” EP. Here, we have Turning Tides’ track “Giving Me Everything”, a beauty of a tune with the sultry vocals from LA-based singer and producer Simon James, aka Woolfy, as well as the keyboard playing by his long-standing companion Dan Hastie, aka Projections.

The “Uncommon Species” EP also features Turning Tides’ smooth tune “Lullaby”, a new track from Florin Büchel, aka CCO, and Kejeblos’ remix of “Vol Direk” by Volt-Face, originally released in 1990. The four-tracker will arrive on January 30th via Phantom Island.

Pre-order your 12” here.

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Josephine” (Chris Rea Cover)

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Munich’s Benjamin Fröhlich, co-founder of the ever-excellent Permanent Vacation imprint, has delivered four different dubby versions of Woolfy Vs. Projections’s tracks “Not My Lover” and “Walkaway”, taken from the California duo’s 2015 third studio album “Stations”. It’s a well-crafted EP for late night rides, mellow evenings and everything in between. Our favorite cut from the release is Benjamin Fröhlich’s “Uptown” remix of “Not My Lover”, a superb dubbed-out version with a tropical feel. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride.

The “Woolfy vs. Projections – The Benjamin Fröhlich Versions” is out now on Permanent Vacation. Grab yourself a copy of the EP here.

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Chances Are” [Man Power Remix]

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Chances Are (Man Power Remix)”

DATE:
March 6th, 2016
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Woolfy Vs. Projections, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie, have returned with a new remix collection, featuring reworks by the likes of Man Power, Fantastic Man, Coyote and El_Txef_A. Each one putting their own signature spin on several tracks from the pair’s excellent third album “Stations”, which came out last summer on Permanent Vacation. Here, we have a classy remix of “Chances Are” from prolific Englishman-in-Mexico producer Geoff Kirkwood, aka Man Power, who transforms the original track into an eight-minute epic ride.

The “Stations Reworks” arrives on March 11th via Permanent Vacation. Buy it here.

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Josephine” [Chris Rea Cover]

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Josephine” (Chris Rea Cover)

DATE:
September 23rd, 2015
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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 “Late Summer” compilation. Fresh off the release of their third “Stations” LP 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.

The compilation features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, 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. Let’s make it a summer to remember!

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

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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.

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Sunday #240

DATE:
August 30th, 2015
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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Missing You”

Take a Sunday ride with LA’s duo Woolfy Vs. Projections track “Missing You”, a perfect Balearic gem of Spanish guitars and sun-kissed vibes. “Missing You”, featuring El Javi, is one of the many highlights off their third album “Stations” that has been on repeat for the last few weeks. The “Stations” LP is out now via Permanent Vacation. Buy it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Woolfy Vs. Projections: “Combination”

DATE:
July 3rd, 2015
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While the blissful tune “Jakie”, a foretaste from Woolfy Vs. Projections’ upcoming third album “Stations”, is still on repeat mode on our car stereo, the duo of California-based musicians Simon “Woolfy” James and Dan Hastie have just shared the record’s fist single “Combination”. It’s a spaced-out cosmic house jam that gives us yet another reason to get excited about “Stations”. The 10-track record, which completes a trilogy that started with their two previous albums 2008’s “The Astral Projections Of Starlight” and 2012’s “The Return Of Love”, is said to be a “psychedelic folk album through modern day disco aesthetic.” The album “Stations” will drop on August 21 via Permanent Vacation.

The single “Combination”, which includes a fine remix by Permanent Vacation’s co-founder Benjamin Fröhlich, is out now. Get it here.

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