Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flight Facilities Artist Spotlight and Ticket Giveaway

We have been looking forward to this Saturday night for quite some time.  Why you ask? Oh, you didn't ask?  Well I'm going to tell you anyway.  Our favorite DJ duo from down under will be playing our favorite place for dance parties in DC.  That's right, Flight Facilities will be hitting the decks at U-Street Music Hall this Saturday, October 20th.  To say that we are excited would be quite an understatement.  This show will be their third stop on their fourteen show "Frequently Flying" tour.  We will be giving away a pair of tickets to this sure to be EPIC dance party to one lucky reader.  Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.

Flight Facilities is made up of Australian DJ/Producers Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell.  The name (and logo) came from an old Australian airline that Hugo's grandfather started. FF burst onto the scene in 2010 with their debut single "Crave You" featuring Giselle.  While this track helped the duo gain exposure and airtime, it wasn't until the release of their second single "Foreign Languages" featuring Jess, in 2011, that they really solidified themselves as producers.  This past May they released another single, titled "With You" featuring Grovesnor. Also, Flight Facilities recently announced they will be releasing another single, "Clair De Lune" featuring Christine Hoberg on October 30.  In addition to these original tracks, they have done remixes for the likes of Cut Copy, Bag Raiders, Holy Ghost, Sneaky Soundsystem, The C90's and others.

After the jump...

While these originals and remixes showcase their talent as producers, its their mixes that really show you what they can do as DJs.  After hearing Maiden Voyage Mixtape and Mid-Flight Mixtape for the first time, I knew these guys were the real deal.  One of my top five favorite mixes of all time is their 37,000 feet Mixtape.  Not only are the songs they spin superb and unique, but so is the way that they seamlessly meld them together.  They put a lot of time, thought, and effort into each mix, and for this reason, they generally only put out a couple per year.  That is, up until now.

After waiting months and months for them to drop a new mixtape, Flight Facilities announced they would be releasing FOUR, all in the month of October!  They are being featured as October residents on Triple J Mix-up Exclusives .  This means that each Saturday of this month, Triple J is airing new, hour long Flight Facilities mixes.  These aren't just any old mixes of random tracks squeezed into an hour time slot either.  After all, this is Flight Facilities that we are talking about here.  Due in part to the popularity of their Paris Social Club - 70s DJ Set, they decided each mix would be dedicated to one of the past 4 decades.  Furthermore, the songs are placed chronologically in the order they came out.  That's not all.  Hugo and Jimmy took this process to another level completely and added in samples of news clips and pop culture from each decade throughout the mixes.  The final products turned out more like musical and historical timelines than mix tapes.  Read more about the level of detail that went into this process HERE.

Each mix is available to stream for a week after it airs on Triple J's website (Week 2, 1982-1992 currently available to stream, see below).  Flight Facilities has also said they will make these mixes available for download in the coming months.

WEEK 1: 1972 - 1982 (Aired 10/6/2012) 
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Al Green - Let's Stay Together (Edwin Bautista Edit)
Lou Reed - Take A Walk On The Wild Side (Rocco Raimundo Edit)
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (AutoRock Edit)
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Mindless Boogie - Tina (Villa Edit)
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
The O'Jays -For The Love Of Money
David Bowie - Golden Years (TimFuchs Edit)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit)
Ohio Player - Love Rollercoaster
Hot Chocolate - Cadillac (The Revenge Rework)
Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Meco - Star Wars
East Coast - The Rock
Sylvester - Mighty Real
Eddie Johns - More Spell On You
George Duke - I Love You More
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
Chicago - Street Player // Dynasty - Freak
Mindless Boogie - Emotional R (In Flagranti Edit)
Soulwax - NY Lipps
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Mindless Boogie - Area 45 (Skinny Joey Edit)
Chaka Khan - Fate (Todd Terje Edit)
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (Alexander Edit)
Sugar Hill Gang - Apache
Donna Sumemer - If It Hurts Just A Little
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

WEEK 2: 1982 - 1992 (Aired 10/13/2012)
Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk?
Brad Shitt - Casbah Breakdown
Solomun - Love Recycled
The Human League - Don't You Want Me? (Aeropop Edit)
Goblin - Tenebre
Death On The Balcony - Cruel Banana
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
Matthe Wilder - Break My Stride
B-Beat Girls - For The Same Man
Cybotron - Clear
Michael Jackson - PYT
New Order - Blue Monday
Laid Back - White Horse
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat
Madonna - Lucky Star
Toecutter - Best Party Ever (Flight Facilities Edit)
Seidah Garrett - Do You Want It Right Now?
Limahl - Never Ending Story
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Bangles - Dub Like An Egyptian (Todd Terje Edit)
Nu Shoes - I Can't Wait
David Bowie - Magic Dance
Bruce Hornsby - That's Just The Way It Is
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (Psychemagik Edit)
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (Flight Facilities Edit)
Yello - Oh Yeah
John Farnham - Age Of Reason
Salt n Pepa - Push It
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
The B-52's - Love Shack (Losoul Bitshit Edit)
Adamski - Killer feat. Seal
Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
De La Soul - A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays
Prince - Cream
Annie Lennox - Walking On Broken Glass

WEEK 3: 1992 - 2002 (Aired 10/20/2012)
Genesis - I Can't Dance
Arrested Development - Mr. Wendel
Positive K - I Got A Man
Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
Souls Of Mischiefe - 93 to Infinity
Tupac - I Get Arounds
Warren G - Regulate
Ice Cube - One Nation
Iam - Je Dans Le Mia
Skilo - I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller
ODB - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Method Man - All I Need ft. Mary J Blige
LL Cool J - Loungin
2Pac - I Get Around
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Notorious BIG - Hypnotize // Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Blue Boy - Remember Me
White Town - Your Woman
Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin?
Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin
Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) ****
Public Enemy - He Got Game
Nas - Nas Is Like
Moby - Why Does My Heart?
Outkast - Rosa Parks // Cassius - Feeling For You (LRD Dreamix)
Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Grand Popo Football Club - Les hommes c'est pas des mecs bien
Daft Punk - Something About Us
Royksopp - Eple
RJD2 - Ghostwriter 

WEEK 4: 2002 - 2012 (Aired 10/27/2012)
Stream it here:
Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
Chicken Lips - He Not In
Justus Kohncke - 2 After 909
Metro Area - Miura
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium
Cassius - The Sound of Violence
Tok Tok vs Soffie O - Day Of Mine (Turntablerocker Remix) / Tiga - Burning Down
Seelenluft - Manila (Ewan Pearson Remix)
DJ T - Freemind
Sharam Jay - Feel Nobody
Annie - Chewing Gum (Headman Remix)
Chromeo - Needy Girl
Cut Copy - Saturdays
Mylo - Otto's Journey
Zoot Woman - Taken It All (Le Knight Club Remix)
The Rapture - Sister Saviour (DFA Remix)
Les Rythmes Digitales - What's That Sound? (LRD Remix)
Mylo - Muscle Car (Tiga Remix)
Digitalism - Zdarlight
Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition)
Van She - Kelly (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Gorillaz - Dare (Soulwax Remix) / Whomadewho - Out The Door (Superdiscount Remix)
Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Mylo Remix)
The Presets - The Girl and The Sea
AC/OT - Acid Is Back / Switch - A Bit Patchy
Soulwax - NY Excuse
Daft Punk - Technologic / Human After All / On/Off
Tiga - Welcome to Planet Sexor // Far From Home
Hot Chip - Over & Over (Maurice Fulton Remix)
The Rapture - Get Myself Into It (Prince Language Disco Edit)
Riot In Belgium - The Acid Never Lies / La Musique
Nicky Van She vs Dangerous Dan - Around The World
Etienne De Crecy - Fuck
I Am Finn - I Love You (Van She Tech Remix)
The Futureheads - Worry About It Later (Switch Remix)
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
New Young Pony Club - Get Dancey
Booka Shade - Night Falls
Para One - Dudun Dun
DJ Mehdi - Lucky Boy (Outlines Remix)
Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Chemical Brothers - Saturate
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan Ekstra Spektral Remix)
Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows
Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)
Lifelike - So Electric
MGMT - Kids
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous (Soulwax Remix)
Holy Ghost! - Hold On
Justice - D.A.N.C.E
Sebastien Tellier - Roche
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix) / Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Presets - This Boy's In Love
DJ-Mehdi - Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
The Bumblebeez - Rio!
PNAU - Baby (Breakbot Remix)
Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix) / Hearts On Fire
Tiga - Mind Dimension 2 (Soulwax Version)
Kim - Party Machini (Tomboy Remix)
Whitest Boy Alive - Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
Yacht - Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
Damn Arms - Destination
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Tiga - Love Don't Dance Here Anymore
Shazam - Pool Party 2009
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Shazam Remix)
DJ Mujava - Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)
Tensnake - Coma Cat
Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
Flight Facilities - Crave You feat. Giselle
The Swiss - Bubble Bath
Chilly Gonzales - Ivory Tower
Light Year - His Or Hers
Storm Queen - Look Right Through
Flight Facilities - Foreign Language feat. Jess
Metronomy - Everything Goes My Way
Jagwar Mar - Come & Save Me
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
Miike Snow - The Wave
Flight Facilities - With You feat. Grovesnor
Van She - Jamaica
Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune feat. Christine Hoberg


Flight Facilties @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC (10/20/2012)
There are two ways to enter:

Share >>>> this post pinned to the Dance Party Chronciles Facebook Page 


Retweet >>>> the tweet referencing the ticket giveaway

Winners will be announced at 5PM Friday.

Good luck!

You can also purchase tickets here ( for $10!

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