Ain’t that Aeroplane fella a bundle of fun. Everything he touches, he adds a bouncy, feel-good vibe to. Including Banks’ ‘Beggin For Thread’. Check it out:
If there was a Human Drizzle hall of fame, Aeroplane would be a nailed-on inductee. His towering achievements in disco were the early building blocks upon which this great institution was built. Those monthly mixes…it was a simpler, more innocent time.
That said, it’s been a wee while since we wrote about the great Belgian. We think it’s time to rectify that.
When the sun is out in London like it is today, people tend to go for it bigtime (for those readers that don’t live in this currently sweltering metropolis, the place basically turns into one great big Bulmers advert), so good ol’ Vito has arrived with two summery bangers to get you through the last hours of the afternoon, until you can taste that first, crisp
Disaronno on the rocks Aperol Spritz.
The Aeroplane remix of Riton‘s ‘Inside My Head’ wallops along nicely, with some gorge vocals from Meleka to get you going.
And then we’ve got Vito’s new remix of Charlie XCX‘s ‘Boom Clap’. Lovely nu-disco feel to this one; very Aeroplane.
He’s hitting the Euro festival scene pretty hard this summer, starting at Benicassim this weekend. He’s next in the UK at the Nest in London on 12 September.
There it is. Welcome back Aeroplane. Get out there and enjoy the sun.
Vito de Luca has had his wicked way with Aus producer/singer Surahn’s ‘Wonderful’ and it exudes (late) summer goodtimes. You can download it for free here, or pick up a hard copy for yourself, together with a Miami Horror remix, later this month.
Alex Metric is soon to release his Ammunition EP Pt. 2, an EP comprising two brand new tunes and three, yes three, remixes of the title track. A little self-indulgent we thought, if it weren’t for Aeroplane’s ‘Droid’ remix. Vito smoothes this one out and removes the hefty build-ups and big drops from the original. Still certainly one for the weekends though.
This will be released on Skrillex’s OWSLA label on 3rd December.
Scanning down Hansjorg ‘Giorgio’ Moroder’s discography is an enlightening experience. He’s a fairly prominent producer from back in the day (that day being any day from the 60s until the present). He was responsible for penning ‘I Feel Love’ with Donna Summer, he’s worked with the likes of Led Zep, Queen and Elton John and he was also responsible for most of the music on the Top Gun soundtrack. At the age of 72 he’s decided to get down with the kids and create a Soundcloud account, which is stacked with many of his top tunes.
Bringing his music even closer to the present, the Swedish nu disco label MB Disco is releasing an EP which features remixes of Moroder’s classic 1977 hit ‘From Here To Eternity’. Below is Aeroplane’s effort. He successfully retains the classic feel of the whirling disco tune, but also adds a welcome bouncy and cosmic edge.
This is out now.
Yesterday a certain Belgian named Vito gave the world the first release on his new AeroPop label. It’s by Aeroplane himself and is a collaboration with Chicago house vocalist Jamie Principle. It boasts the former’s hallmark disco beat and bouncy bassline, and Principle’s vocal lends the track a delicious campness.
The original is quite a gentle affair, but there are a slew of remixes which step things up a notch, notably from Australian one-man fun factory Beni and East Anglia’s most French-sounding disco producer, Louis La Roche. Both of those are above, but Vito has only allowed us previews of the others and of the original. They’re all below.
Oh my giddy aunt, this is one not to miss. The promotional material describes this night as, simply, ‘the biggest disco night London has ever seen’ – and quite frankly it’s hard to disagree.
Promoters Scandalism have assembled an extraordinary line-up of DJs, bringing together some of the best disco, house and techno music on the planet for one night in February. Held at the Scala in Kings Cross, the quality and quantity of the line-up is eye-watering; our only concern is how they’re going to fit it all in.
Excuse the superlatives, but it’s hard not to get excited by this bill. Mylo headlines, and he’ll be more-than-ably supported by nu-disco talisman Aeroplane – with more ecstatic, bouncy vibes coming from Norwegian house maestro Lindstrom and HD favourites, the mighty Cosmonauts. And if this all sounds a bit cheerful for your taste, there’s always the slightly darker and deeper techno house of Brodinski.
As though that’s not enough, Scandalism don Andy Peyton has pulled out all the stops with the supporting cast – which boasts Kiwi, Casino Times, The Boogie Cartel, Peace, Mighty Mouse and Theme Park.
There are about 200 tickets left. If you live within 200 miles of London, or even if you don’t, we suggest you get one. You won’t regret it.
HD veteran Aeroplane’s gracing these pages again, this time in the form of his FLUSH alter-ego. Serving up more sample-based, disco flavours in new single ‘Never Stole Nothing’, the good man’s giving this bumpin’ tune away for free.
Click here for the free download, and while you’re at it catch up on his new collaborative project with Alex Metric below. Two new releases from Metroplane have already hit the shelves courtesy of Sweat It Out Music, grab your copy here.
That time again.
Whack this on when you’re lounging about the pool sipping a cocktail in the sweltering heat this weekend. If you have to make do with frisbee in the park, a few Red Stripes and a portable speaker, then just as well.
Summer vibes-a-plenty on this one with the return of Bag Raiders, Aeroplane and that jazzy Polish producer, Klaves. Frankey & Sandrino, Fort Romeau and Dusky are in there too if you’re after something a little deeper.
Enjoy, and as ever, hit us up over on Twitter if you think we’ve missed the unmissable.