Flight Facilities Tickets
Blast Off With the Smooth DJs of Flight Facilities
The Australian DJ duo Flight Facilities may have gotten their start remixing others' work, but it's their original singles that really catapulted them to worldwide fame. They deftly combine smooth, low-key but totally danceable beats with sultry, slinky vocals from guest artists.
Flight Facilities recently toured both the United States and Europe, playing in major cities including New York City, San Francisco, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and London. Next up is Australia, with stops in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne. After Australia they'll head back out for a few more gigs in Europe, including cities such as Paris and London, before finishing up in the United States.
Both members of Flight Facilities are known for their wry humor and practical jokes during interviews, like sometimes saying that they're from Trinidad and Tobago or Hong Kong instead of Australia. Before forming Flight Facilities, Gruzman delivered pizza and Lyell worked as a travel agent for British backpackers.
The two members of Flight Facilities -- Australian DJs Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell -- occasionally perform as the duo Hugo & Jimmy. But you'll most frequently find them as Flight Facilities, an electronic-producing duo that remixes hit songs or combines samples with guest work by top-tier vocalists. They're known for producing visually stunning music videos too, and after millions of video views they have become an undeniable YouTube sensation. In a 2013 interview with Mixmag, the duo said that they are experimenting with adding more 1980s-style sounds into their mixes, and that they prefer releasing singles to full-length albums because "they stay current."
Flight Facilities have built steady, ongoing buzz by releasing a string of popular singles. Their first original single, "Crave You" featuring Giselle, was released in 2010. It came to public attention as a part of a mix tape from the Belgian DJ Aeroplane. The single is now Flight Facilities' biggest success, and the official video has amassed well over 13 million views on YouTube alone, while peaking at No. 48 on the Australian iTunes charts.
The same single also garnered significant radio airtime, became a mainstay at music festivals, and was remixed several times by other DJs. It earned an SMAC Award for "Best Song of 2010" and was one of the top 20 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2010. A later single, "Claire de Lune" featuring Christine Hoberg, was also very successful. It received about 5 million YouTube views and made it to No. 32 on the Australian iTunes charts.
Flight Facilities released their first full-length album, Down to Earth, in October 2014. It debuted at No. 1 on the Australian iTunes charts, and charted in the top 100 in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Canada within just a few days of its release. The album contains two versions of Flight Facilities' smash hit single, "Crave You" featuring Giselle.
Several singles off Down to Earth were released a few days before the full album; "Sunshine," featuring Reggie Watts, reached No. 23 on the Australian iTunes charts.
Because Flight Facilities are DJs, they wield mix tables instead of musical instruments. But don't let that fool you: The duo is completely present with the audience, interacting and keeping the beats moving so fans with Flight Facilities tickets can't help but shimmy and shake to a blissed-out dance groove. Live vocals from guest artists and graphics projected on giant video screens help keep the energy high, but there's still a distinctly mellow groove -- rather than a frenetic edge -- to Flight Facilities shows.
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