Lasgo

Lasgo

Profile:
Belgian vocal euro-dance act consisting of singer Jelle van Dael and producers Jef Martens & Peter Luts.

Former members:
Evi Goffin (vocals), 2001-2006
David Vervoort (producer), 2001-2006
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Lasgo Discography

Albums

AS 5980, 7243 537309 2 5 Lasgo Some Things (Album) Antler-Subway, Antler-Subway, A&S AS 5980, 7243 537309 2 5 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
SPG 1123 Lasgo Far Away (Album) A&S SPG 1123 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
541416503106, N01.3106.020 Lasgo Smile (Album) 541, N.E.W.S. 541416503106, N01.3106.020 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ICE CDM 145 Lasgo Alone (Single, Maxi) A&S ICE CDM 145 Scandinavia 2001 Sell This Version
ICE CDM 138 Lasgo Something (Single, Maxi) A&S ICE CDM 138 Scandinavia 2001 Sell This Version
BANG 028 N-Trance / Lasgo / Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo / Stargazers N-Trance / Lasgo / Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo / Stargazers - Wonderfull Days / Is There Anybody Out There(12", W/Lbl) Bang On! BANG 028 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
SPGVL-137 Lasgo I Wonder A&S SPGVL-137 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
12TIV-182 Lasgo Pray (Maxi, Single) A&S 12TIV-182 UK 2002 Sell This Version
bang 38 Divine Inspiration / 7 Elements / Lasgo / Ian Van Dahl Divine Inspiration / 7 Elements / Lasgo / Ian Van Dahl - The Way / Take You High / I Wonder / Try(12") Bang On! bang 38 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
LASPRO 1 Lasgo Megamix(12", Promo) Positiva LASPRO 1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MX 1208 (N) Lasgo E.P.(12", EP) Blanco Y Negro (2) MX 1208 (N) Spain 2002 Sell This Version
AS 9081, 07243 553679 2 1 Lasgo Surrender (Single, Maxi) Antler-Subway, EMI AS 9081, 07243 553679 2 1 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
MX 1346 (N) Lasgo Limited Deejay Edition(12") Blanco Y Negro (2) MX 1346 (N) Spain 2003 Sell This Version
TIVTEN06 Lasgo / DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay Lasgo / DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay - Something / Better Off Alone(10") Positiva TIVTEN06 UK 2003 Sell This Version
A&S 7025 Lasgo All Night Long (Maxi, Single) A&S A&S 7025 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
A&S 7027 CDS Lasgo Lying (Single, Maxi) A&S A&S 7027 CDS Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
A&S 7026 Lasgo Ft. Dave Beyer Lasgo Ft. Dave Beyer - Who's That Girl (Maxi, Single) A&S A&S 7026 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
MX 1587 N Lasgo / Shah (2) Lasgo / Shah (2) - Something / Secret Love(12") Blanco Y Negro (2) MX 1587 N Spain 2005 Sell This Version
QSH076 Lasgo / Gammer Lasgo / Gammer - All Night Long / Let It Go (Remixes)(12") Quosh Records QSH076 UK 2006 Sell This Version
QSH076 Lasgo / Gammer Lasgo / Gammer - All Night Long / Let It Go (Remixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Quosh Records QSH076 UK 2006 Sell This Version
76869-72149-2 Lasgo Hold Me Now(CD, Maxi) Robbins Entertainment 76869-72149-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Lasgo Out Of My Mind (Maxi) Sinuz none UK 2008 Sell This Version
541416503095, N01.3095.124 Lasgo Lost (Single) 541, N.E.W.S. 541416503095, N01.3095.124 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
SINUZ006 Lasgo Gone (Maxi, Single) Sinuz SINUZ006 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
541416503294, N01.3294.124 Lasgo Over You(CD, Single) 541, N.E.W.S. 541416503294, N01.3294.124 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

November 6, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
Lasgo are the pop-trance version of ABBA.

Their first single, Something, hit European charts in 2001 with an impact that would soon be replicated tenfold with much lesser effort by other acts worldwide. In its original form, Something is a sadly beautiful song of longing love that never reaches the fruition that the singer wishes to be so. It's truly heart breaking, and it's a song that really spoke to me at the time of its release.

This was followed up by Alone, which follows similar feeling. At this point mention must be made of the singer, Evi Goffin. She IS Lasgo (or, to be more precise, WAS Lasgo). Her vocal performance made Lasgo what they were, and it is only right that I mention her this early in this review of Lasgo as she really is the true voice (and of course face) of the band.

Alone, as a song, is strong. Evi sings of being alone, without the person she longs for. Again, it's a bitter-sweet song of longing.

The third single, Pray, is a slightly tougher take on the formula. A very powerful production oversees Evi's lyrics, but her vitriol remains in place.

Lasgo released their debut album with successful sales, and mixed reviews.

Personally, the album is a triumph of genius pop. It outshines many dance albums by a long mile, not only in its production but also in its consistent quality of songwriting.

Standout tracks are You, Blue, Heaven, Follow You, Searching, Cry and I Wonder. That basically covers the entire album, which speaks volumes for the quality of Lasgo.

The follow up album, Far Away, was preceded by the decent single Surrender. Somewhat formulaic, it nonetheless presented an album that would push styles very early.

Track 2, All Night Long, instantly evokes hints of electro house with its off-kilter bassline and funky vibe.

Turn to track 3 for some absolutely classic Lasgo, however. Deep In Your Heart is superb, a strong vocal from Evi and a fantastic production. Beautiful synths flow over a rolling bassline / percussion ensemble.

Only You evokes the 80's synth-pop style of Vince Clarke (Yazoo / Erasure), happy popping synths over rhythmatic bass. Another quality song.

The album continues in a very strong fashion, and it is a pleasure to listen to (as much as the first album).

Unfortunately, for me at least, Lasgo finished when Evi Goffin left Lasgo. Jelle van Dael is a good singer, and I cannot criticise her, but to me Lasgo will always be Evi. Her voice IS Lasgo.

Pure European pop music. A pleasure to listen to!
mjmoney23

mjmoney23

December 5, 2003
Lasgo might be comercial but they have some great songs. People should appreciate the fact that they get play on mainstream radio stations since in the USA it is uncommon to hear any techno or trance on the radio.
djhoyt

djhoyt

July 25, 2003
Lasgo are my idols! I loved them for a year and then they came to Texas to perform live (see pic in the more images page on here). Incredible! They even sang live. Not only does Dave, Evi, and Peter perform well, but they also create some of the greatest "cheese trance" to date! They're right up next to Ian Van Dahl in quality of music. Also when I met them to get my album signed by all of them, they were very down to earth and friendly. This is rare in the EDM scene it seems. By the way, last time I communicated with Peter, they're working on a new single and album. I am definitely waiting very impatiently!
blinkdeejay

blinkdeejay

January 28, 2003
It seems that Lasgo is follwing the trend of others like DJ Sammy and Yanu, Ian Van Dahl, and DJ Encore w/ Engelina. If you like that type of music you should look into Lasgo. Very good music and she has a great voice like Ian Van Dahl.

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