Kito Jempere: 1985 Mixtape

DATE:
August 4th, 2020
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MIXES
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St Petersburg-based producer and DJ Kirill Sergeev, aka Kito Jempere, is next in line to contribute a mix to La.Ga.Sta’s ongoing series of mixtapes based on our co-drivers favourite year in music. Our beloved producer “drives through” his favourite year, 1985, and delivers a sublime 64-minute mixtape full of ’80s Russian tracks that’s perfect for your next car ride. Play it loud, and ride with us.

In his own words: “I picked the year me and my wife were born. As Russian kid some music came to us later, so I even remember the sound of music I played here. This mix is full dedication also: it begins with Aquarium and ends with Kino — all in between is pure ’80s love and a love letter to my darling Nastya, who is celebrating her birthday today. Love you my girl.”

Tracklist:
Kito Jempere 1985 Mix for Last Gas Station
01. Аквариум/Aquarium — Подводная/Underwater
02. Karunesh — Sounds of The Heart I
03. Maurice Jarre — Rachel and Book (Love Theme)
04. Эдуард Артемьев/Eduard Artemiev — Прощание/Farewell
05. Patrick O’Hearn — Ancient Dreams
06. Eric Serra — Subway
07. Elisa Waut — Russia
08. Gary Chang — Dream Montage
09. Patrick O’Hearn — Malevolent Landscape
10. Pulp — Blue Glow
11. Tango — Conputerized Love
12. Lame — You’ve Got The Night
13. Keith Forsey — Love Theme
14. Cluster & Brian Eno — Broken Head
15. Телевизор/Televisor — С Вами Говорит Телевизор/TV is Talking to You (Kito Jempere
Edit)
16. Эдуард Артемьев/Eduard Artemiev — Рождение Земли/The Birth of The Earth
17. David Lange — Stardate 342.1
18. Кино/Kino — Музыка Волн/Music of the Waves

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Premiere | Modular Project: “Denim Jacket”

DATE:
July 24th, 2020
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NEW MUSIC
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German label Freeride Millenium will drop its very first compilation, entitled “Freeride Millenium presents Queer Base”, in order to support Queer Base. Talented artists such as Massimiliano Pagliara, Zombies in Miami, Younger Than Me, Soulphiction, Hard Ton, Rotciv, Modular Project, Benjamin Fröhlich and many more serve up a scintillating selection of house, synth, techno, disco and downbeat, and all profits from this release will be directed to Queer Base.

Today we are psyched to premiere one of our favourite track from the compilation, a new track from Milan’s Modular Project, the eclectic Italian duo of Alberto Iovine and Alessandro Fumagalli. With “Denim Jacket”, Modular Project have created an 80s-influenced psychedelic house tune that will get some serious rotations on our car stereo this summer. Just perfect! Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

Queer Base is an organisation in Vienna that offers social and legal counseling to LGBTQI+ refugees who arrive in Austria, including providing help with court cases, finding housing, community events, organising German lessons, HIV/STI testing, and more. Further details can be found here.

The 17-track “Freeride Millenium presents Queer Base” compilation will drop on July 30th.

Pre-order it here.

Related:
Cantor: “Hannet’s Dream (Modular Project Isolation Rework)

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Nice Girl: “Whistling Thorn” EP

DATE:
July 17th, 2020
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New Zealand born, Melbourne based artist Nice Girl returns to Public Possession with her great second EP, entitled Whistling Thorn”, which follows the “Take A Step” EP, relased back in January. The new record features four organic, psychedelic, percussive tracks with hints to early forms of communication that involved chants and rhythmic movements. According to the label: “Naturally these activities were strongly connected to earth, taking place under the open sky often involving plants to enhance spiritual transmission. Repetitive rituals creating a sense of community & togetherness.” Stream the whole thing above.

The “Whistling Thorn” EP is out now via Public Possession. Get it here.

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Magou: “Magou’s Disco Bugs” [Chapter 1 & 2]

DATE:
July 17th, 2020
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EDITS
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Following the release of his great “Dreams” EP for Toy Tonics, the mysterious Magou, a new alias of a producer who is “very well known in the contemporary disco scene”, strikes gold with two hot disco edits “La Mosca” and “Do”. The edits featured on the first installment of Magou’s “Disco Bugs” series that has been on repeat on our car stereo. Blast it above.

Pick up your 7” here.

Related:
Magou: “Sample Dream”

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Poolside: “Getting There From Here” (with Todd Edwards)

DATE:
July 17th, 2020
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NEW MUSIC
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LA’s Poolside has returned with a superb summery new track “Getting There From Here”, a collaborative tune with Todd Edwards, which features some additional production from Turbotito. With “Getting There From Here”, Poolside has created a sunshine-filled slice of daytime disco heaven. It’s already on repeat. Give it a spin or two above, and ride with us.

Get yourself a copy of “Getting There From Here” here

Related:
Poolside: “Sunrise Strategies (Moullinex Remix)”

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LA Priest: “What Moves (Soulwax Remix)”

DATE:
July 17th, 2020
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NEW MUSIC
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Following the release of his second album “Gene”, LA Priest, aka Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier and Soft Hair, has enlisted the Belgian electro-pioneers Soulwax to deliver the remix treatment for his latest single “What Moves”. On their remix, Soulwax have injected their trademark up-beat synth-work to “What Moves”, solidifying the track’s deep earworm status. The remix arrives with a video, directed by Dan W Jacobs, which features animation by Nicholas Barnes & Dan W Jacobs.

Get yourself a copy of Soulwax’s remix of “What Moves” here.

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Premiere | Satin Jackets: “Sassa And Back”

DATE:
July 8th, 2020
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NEW MUSIC
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Having established himself as one of the biggest names on the nu-disco scene with his 2016 superb debut album “Panorama Pacifico”, Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets, cemented that success with his 2019 follow-up “Solar Nights” that saw the prolific German producer broaden his sound, collaborating with songwriters and vocalists from around the world to stunning effect.

Returning to the studio in 2020, Bernhardt has been inspired to return to his instrumental roots, the lessons learnt from the past few years applied to the dreamy, laid-back electronic music that he first made his name with and which can now be heard on his great new EP “Hidden Treasures” on Eskimo Recordings. The record’s four tracks are 100% undiluted and unfiltered Satin Jackets, imbued from start to finish with the chilled vibes and charm of his debut, the technical skill and musicality of its follow up, and crucially the confidence of a producer who in 2020 is at the top of his game.

“I’ll always enjoy working with great vocalists,” affirms Tim. “But for me instrumental tracks have this magic, this power that unfolds in their own unique way. Unbound by any kind of song structure or decisive meaning I can design them in my own way and focus more on the mood and the feeling. That’s why I decided to continue on that path with this EP, and the result is four tracks that tell a story about a particular chapter of my life. At the same time they’re open enough for the listener to insert their own story into it.

Today we are delighted to premiere the EPs closer “Sassa And Back”, a reflective slice of heavenly disco, underpinned by elegant strings that tease us throughout the track before stirring into something truly transcendent yet at the same time quietly understated. We’d expect nothing less from Satin Jackets. Get your fill of “Sassa And Back” and ride with us.

Satin Jackets’ “Hidden Treasures” EP arrives on July 17th via Eskimo Recordings.
Pre-order your copy here.

Related:
Satin Jackets feat. Scavenger Hunt: “Feel Good”

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Roland Tings: “First Wave”

DATE:
July 8th, 2020
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NEW MUSIC
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Melbourne-based dance producer Rohan Newman, aka Roland Tings, returns with his new EP, entitled “First Wave”, after last year’s sun-soaked album “Salt Water”. Rather than following suit of the highly collaborative album that preceded it, “First Wave” signals a return to Newman’s instinctive and solitary approach to songwriting, the same ethos that guided him while crafting his earliest Roland Tings material.

Drawing inspiration from his coastal surroundings, the five-track “First Wave” EP is liquid, malleable and oil-slick. The sonic throughlines are clear: drum machines and 80s snare, swirling pads with rolls of bass, and glittering arpeggios that channel shimmering sea creatures under the water’s surface.

Our first taste comes in the form of the EPs superb title track that captures the essence of the record, a feeling of euphoric come-up, inspired by a fleeting moment of beauty. In his own words: “I was surfing alone mid-morning in a nice place in the bush. The sun was rising behind me. I looked down as I cut across the face of the wave I was riding and was amazed by its deep emerald-green shot through with sun. Fish were swimming along at the same pace against the sandy bottom. The sun was glinting off their silver bodies and they looked like mirrors shooting through the water.” Blast it above.

The “First Wave” EP arrives on August 14th via Cascine. Pre-order it here

Related:
Roland Tings: “Higher Ground” (feat. Nylo)

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We are surrounded by tones of music, both good and bad, that it’s more difficult to find the ones giving you the chills. We even wonder if there is more to be discovered and delivered in terms of musical genres, or have we pushed innovation to its limits? And while we have these questions and thoughts, Greek London-based visionary musician, producer, and performer Stavros Potamitis, aka Stevie R, is here with the follow-up of the first part of his mini-album release, “Oropós”, offering three more doses of groundbreaking, goose-bumping sounds.

“Ta Paidia Tis Geitonias” continue to push Stevie’s beloved creation, the Rebetronica sound; the combination of his homeland folk music Rebetiko with analogue electronics, indie, techno, and dark disco influences. This great album is the result of Stevie R’ s partnership with London-based prolific DJ and producer, Constantinos Parisinos, aka Parisinos, who is also the co-owner of the experimental label Inside Out Records together with Stevie. “Ta Paidia Tis Geitonias”, which will drop on Chapter 24 Records, is the epitome of what we call forward-thinking and the negative answer to our question above; new ideas that make us shiver still exist.

As can be seen, we are delighted that LAGASTA is premiering tonight the second splendid track of the mini album’s second part, named “Saté Saté Saté”, an epic ride to an analogue paradise. Layers of diverse synths are popping up while the drum machine is playing games with your ears, the melody sounds wicked, the awkward vocal samples join the club and the bassline, which is an earworm in itself, holds everything together. A 70s psychedelic feel gives the piece the air of the classic and the blend is simply amazing; a track you will definitely dance to. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

“Ta Paidia Tis Geitonias” drops on July 15th via Chapter 24 Records. Pre-order it here and welcome yourself to the musical cosmos of Stevie R.

Words: Elice

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Rhode & Brown: “Not My Mind, Not My Planet”

DATE:
July 3rd, 2020
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Munich-based DJ and producer duo Rhode & Brown, consisting of Friedrich Trede and Stephan Michael Braun, land on Permanent Vacation with their great new EP, entitled “Aku Aku”. Discovering their love for music separately at a young age, they joined forces in 2010. With some quality releases already under their belt on labels such as Toy Tonics, Public Possession, Let’s Play House or their own imprints Slam City Jams and RTB Records, they established themselves as an important part of the scene within the past years.

With “Aku Aku”, their first full EP on Permanent Vacation, Rhode & Brown show the full spectrum of their productions from mystical acid to atmospheric disco and uplifting house. Get your fill of the record’s lead single “Not My Mind, Not My Planet”, a piano-driven house jam that will get some serious rotations this summer. Play it loud!

Rhode & Brown’s “Aku Aku” EP is out now via Permanent Vacation. Buy it here.

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