It’s been a great a year for Mexican electronic producer André Fernández, aka Andre VII, running Platino Records to its 26th release, with showcases all over the country, and bringing Sonar Festival to Mexico for the first time.

On top, he released a 2-track collaborative EP with fellow Mexican producer Jaaw under Sincopat and a follow-up collaboration in the form of a new cosmic 4-track EP with two remixes from dark-disco and shamanic-italo embassadors Zombies in Miami and another one from Mexico’s hottest newcomer, Paulor.

“Creativity & Technology” talks about an outstanding artistic maturity. This extended play is described as an ode to the pursuit of creativity through the use of technological tools. Every single detail of these two tracks creates a perfect symmetry of psychedelic sounds submerged in time and modulation effects. The solid rhythmic structures that gravitates all the details, make this work a unique and innovative listening experience.

Today, we’re psyched to share with you the killer remix of “Creativity & Technology” from Zombies in Miami. Expect some dark and hypnotic basslines, piercing guitar power-chords and dreamy atmospheres. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

The “Creativity & Technology” EP is out now. 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

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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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LA.GA.STA. presents: Zombies In Miami at Dalston Superstore

DATE:
June 9th, 2017
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Tonight is the night! We’re celebrating one year of LAGASTA events at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore, and we couldn’t be more excited! Having welcomed the likes of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Jacques Renault, Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford, aka Bobby Boomerang, Knightlife, Lauer, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey, Ray Mang, Daniel T., Private Agenda and TMS, aka This Soft Machine, over the past year, we’re now thrilled to invite Mexico’s finest Zombies In Miami for a LIVE set! They will be joined by a veritable who’s who of Superstore faves, including the one and only A Man To Pet, Nic Fischer, Wes Baggaley, Chaka Khan’t, Panos Z, Twang and our very own Vangelis. Come celebrate with us!

Hailing from Mexico, Zombies In Miami, a prolific duo comprising of Jenice and her partner in crime Canibal, have caught the ears of the electro disco faithful with quality releases for labels such as Correspondant, Love On The Rocks, Eskimo Recordings, Hippie Dance and Permanent Vacation. Their music is a techno hybrid with rock influences, making themselves sound deep, dark but also very dancefloor. The live act is full of energy traveling direct from the synths, drumpad, vocals and any kind of effects making the crowd experience something different, original and powerful. Get in the mood for our first birthday bash with three of our favorite tunes from the amazing Zombies In Miami. Ride with us.

Catch Zombies In Miami at LAGASTA’s first birthday tonight Friday 9 June from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore. £5 before 11 / £7 after.

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[Premiere] Nezzy Idy: “Soapland (Zombies In Miami Remix)”

DATE:
September 26th, 2016
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Already known for crafting layered, hypnotic tracks with a dark aesthetic and analog sound, Nezzy Idy is the solo project of San Francisco Bay Area DJ/producer Emmett Corman. Having placed himself on the map with his quality releases for Daly City Records, Corpus Lignum, and Katabatik, Nezzy Idy returns in action with his new EP, entitled “Soapland”. A moody, Italo-influenced five-tracker that forms a truly beguiling soundtrack.

Today, we’re excited to share with you an exclusive stream of Zombies In Miami’s stellar remix of the EPs title track. On their seven-minute rework of “Soapland”, the rising Mexican electro-disco duo of Jenice and Canibal deliver a sprawling late-night treatment that pulses and glows like a distant dying star. The build in this one is intense, sparkling with electricity and blueshift forward motion. What a ride!

Nezzy Idy’s “Soapland” EP is out now on Roam Recordings. Buy it here.

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Coma: “Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)”

DATE:
September 23rd, 2013
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Cologne-based electronic duo Coma, aka Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad, dropped today a fine collection of remixes for some standout tracks from their recent fantastic debut full-length “In Technicolor” on Kompakt. The three-track offering features remixes by the likes of Terranova, Roosevelt and Zombies In Miami. Each one putting their own signature spin on their favorite tracks.

Our pick from that release is a disco-infused rework of “Les Dilettantes” by fellow German producer/singer and album collaborator Marius Lauber, aka Roosevelt, who never ceases to amaze us. Following his superb debut EP “Elliot” on Greco-Roman, and his solid remixes for Kakkmaddafakka and Scenic, Roosevelt works his magic on “Les Dilettantes”, stretching it out into a gorgeous nearly-eight-minute dancefloor heater. Play it loud!

COMA’s “In Technicolor Remixes” is out now via Kompakt. Buy it here.

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