In a mere three years, Italian-Belgian electro duo Aeroplane have managed to become one of the most recognised DJ/producer outfits around. With a string of stellar remixes for the likes of Friendly Fires, Sebastien Tellier, Lindstrøm and MGMT and their own piano-sprinkled melancholic tracks, they have built a cult following and their debut album, released in September, quite logically arrived with sky-high hopes. All these expectations were laid on Vito De Luca, now flying solo after parting with bandmate Stephen Fasano.
Overall, the album is a genre-bending journey of groovy cosmic disco rock with no clear destination. Produced and written by De Luca, We Can’t fly is not your typical dance album, it might not even be a dance album at all. Throughout its 13 tracks, De Luca’s love for classic rock is clear and the conspicuous presence of guitars, pianos and organs is here to remind us that he is equally influenced by Giorgio Moroder, Abba, and Pink Floyd.
Aeroplane - Superstar (The Krays Remix)
Aeroplane - Without Lies (Black Van Remix)
On this album, Aeroplane tries to reconcile immediate dance floor-bound imperatives and more long lasting, artsy and serious home-listening credentials? This tension is probably what causes the album to lose some of its direction, despite De Luca’s obvious talent and great musicianship.
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After the release of his widely praised solo debut Where You Go I Go Too in 2008 and his collaborative album with Prins Thomas II the same year, Norway’s maestro of nu-disco Lindstrøm returns with a new retro-fururistic masterpiece: Real Life is No Cool (Feedelity, 2009). This time he has teamed up with sultry vocalist Christabelle to bring us an edgy pop album of structured chaos, hypnotic beats and mesmerizing vocals.
Christabelle (also known as Solale to Lindstrøm followers) has been working on and off with Lindstrøm since 2001. Their relationship began when she immediately fell in love with his sound after hearing her brother Dennis (a friend of Lindstrøm) play some of his tracks at home. Upon listening, she proceeded to lay down vocals on some of his tracks, and her brother then delivered them to Lindstrøm. His first impression was, “Wow! This sounds totally fresh, wild and quirky”.
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
Lindstrom & Christabelle’s sticky electro-disco anthem “Baby Can’t Stop” received the remix treatment, turning it into a real dancefloor filler. Aeroplane‘s sublime production gives the song an otherworldly beauty that is hard to convey through words. Listen and enjoy!
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Time for a little Cut/Copy update! After their acclaimed sophomore abum In Ghost Colours Modular, 2008), the Melbourne-based band embarked on a lengthy world tour and then decided to take some time off to work on new material. While they still occasionally came under the spotlight with some remixes they did for bands such as Cansei De Ser Sexy, Ladyhawke or The Juan MacLean, Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey and Mitchell Scott were keeping a relatively low profile.
Now Cut/Copy are back in the eye of a storm with new song “Where I’m Going”, taken off their as-yet-untitled third album (due early 2011). The song was premiered on Triple J Radio last month and was then made available for free download on the band’s website.
Cut Copy - Where I'm Going
The song will also be released on vinyl this month. It will be available as a strictly limited, one-sided etched 7″. To celebrate the release of the new track Cut/Copy are now on tour playing some new tunes and old favourites across the US in August and OZ in October.
Cut Copy - So Haunted (Knightlife Sun-Soaked Reprise)
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
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U R MY DISCO // vol.6 is here!! When the streets are white with snow and the cold wind blows in your face, you need some quality dance music to warm you up. So stop hiding under your blanket, get out of bed, turn the volume up and enjoy! If it’s freezing outside, get your crew together and put on your dancing shoes cuz this mix is all you need get the party going…
Here’s a teaser for you… Not released yet, a new track by Sia called “You’ve Changed”…
Sia - You've Changed
Stream the whole mix on 8tracks or download it here:
Tracklist goes as follows:
01 Drownsoda – Holograms
02 Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix)
03 Anoraak – Nightdrive With You (Grum New Wave Remix)
04 Miami Horror – Make You Mine
05 Pilotpriest – Zipper (1994 Radio Edit)
06 Cazals – Somebody, Somewhere (Lifelike Remix)
07 Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
08 Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)
09 Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Jupiter Remix)
10 Sia – You’ve Changed
11 French Horn Rebellion – Up All Night (John Bourke Remix)
12 Lost Valentinos – Thief (Nile Delta Remix)
13 Hercules & Love Affair – Raise Me Up
14 My Tiger My Timing – I Am The Sound
15 Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)
16 Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions
17 Jupiter – Starlighter
18 Two Door Cinema Club – Cigarettes in the Theatre
Born out of the ashes of First Day Back, the hardcore band they formed while still at school, Friendly Fires are Ed MacFarlane (vox), Edd Gibson (guitar) and Jack Savidge (drums). They are currently signed to XL Recordings (also home to Peaches, Dizzee Rascal or Sigur Rós, to name a few).
They make razor-sharp post-punk that makes all the dismal, skinny jeaned ‘80s revivalists you’ve been hearing these past few years look like amateurs. Assured, honest and ultimately sweet, Friendly Fires is a glib reminder that you don’t need much to have an all night disco party and that there’s no shame in getting your groove on!
Friendly Fires - On Board (Joakim Remix)
The trio now seems to be on the fast track to mainstream success – they’ve already released a handful of hit singles and toured around as far as America and Japan. Their self-titled debut album has just been re-released with a bonus disc including their new single “Kiss Of Life”, remixes by the likes of Aeroplane or Paul Epworth, and videos…
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