Given all that all-pervasive fretting over the relevance of guitars within the context of contemporary music, and the purportedly diminishing role the instrument now plays in the composing thereof it's all too easy to neglect its inimitable qualities – qualities which London bros Angus and Oliver James nonchalantly employ to maximum impact. Their creative nom de plume forebodes The Death Of Pop , though it's a moniker which was surely first coined with tongues lodged so firmly in cheek so as to induce ulcers, for theirs is a breezy, and dare I say it poppy brilliance. Their latest, Kiss [...]
It wasn't a near-death experience, but it was enough to compel Matt Pond to hit the reset button. The newly emancipated, New Hampshire-bred frontguy for the ever-morphing outfit Matt Pond PA broke his leg on tour in 2011. Shaken by the freak occurrence and the ensuing surgery, Pond finished out the tour sitting down, then headed [...]
While the idea of an extended club edit of Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" may fill our heads with nightmarish images of lots of parents and grandparents embarrassingly getting jiggy with it on wedding reception dance floors, after pressing play on this remix of the classic Graceland chestnut by Australian duo Flight Facilities , yucky visions of giddy old folk gyrations aside, we can wholeheartedly admit to being thankful that this exists. "Al" has always been a long-favored go-to, as much for its big band/ [...]
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This week's SMM features some delightful downtempo courtesy of Pierce Fulton and Troumaca, as well as an absorbing original from Goldroom . Per usual, SMM highlights the deeper, minimal side of house with a track from French Express's Jonas Rathsman. Rounding out this week's dose is the recently released seven minute adventure from Flight Facilities . If you missed any of last week's more remedial productions, make sure to check out Deadmau52s remastering of "Arcadia," Digitaria's new Hot Creations release Shine EP , and the Miguel Campbell and Maceo Plex remixes of Butch's "Highbeams." For [...]
This Saturday's "An Edit To Remember" is a superb rework from Australian duo, Flight Facilities of Paul Simon's classic "You Can Call Me Al". This edit was specially made for the second installment "1982-19923 of their decade mixes for Triple J Radio in Australia. As they said: "Such a great song. We couldn't find anyone who had made an edit that was both playable in a club, but kept the original in tact." In case you missed it, download the "82-923 mixtape here . Download [...]
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Flight Facilities made this edit of Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al made for their triple j Mix Up Exclusives mix series. "We couldn't find anyone who had made an edit that was both playable in a club, but kept the original in tact." Get the track for free... In case you missed it, here's our interview with the Australian production duo.
Paul Simon 's 1986 masterpiece, Graceland , remains one of the most eclectic, inventive, and genius albums I've ever listened to. It's a symphony that utilizes influences from all over the world to fuse pop, rock, folk, and even Mbaqanga . I've listened to the album over 100 times and can still listen to it over and over again and hear new sounds and surprises. The album's crowned jewel and one of my favorite songs of all times is unequivocally "You Can Call Me Al." So it makes perfect sense that arguably the most innovative production duo [...]
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Check out the newest release from the Australian duo, Flight Facilities ; a remix of Paul Simon 's "You Can Call Me Al". Masters at injecting funky, disco vibes into otherwise lacking songs, these guys seem to hand-pick the perfect song for every occasion. Not only do they infuse every track they remix with their own steeze, but they embrace the original nature of it, creating a symphony all their own. Listen and download the song below. I dare you to not to dance along. Download: Paul Simon - You Can [...]
With the volume of tweets that ?uestlove sends out on a daily basis, it's not surprising to find out that he has channeled some that energy into something that can be consumed at more then 140 characters at a time as yesterday it was announced that he will be publishing his memoirs this spring. The book, entitled Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove , will chronicle the drummer's life from growing up in West Philadelphia in the 19702s to founding The Roots to his various collaborations in the world of music. According to [...]
Australian duo Flight Facilities have been unstoppable lately! They keep delivering quality music and more important of all, they have been supporting other producers by including their edits in their mixtapes. I'm talking about Tim Fuchs' edit of David Bowie's "Golden Years" (...listen/download here...) and Rocco Raimundo's edit for Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" (...listen/download here...) . About two weeks ago they also gave away a great edit of Walter Murphy's "A Fifth Of Beethoven" (...listen/download here...) . Today we're glad to share with you another freebie! This time the duo is [...]
First Aid Kit adds to their impressive list of covers with Paul Simon's "Kathy"
Flight Facilities have just recently released a remix of Paul Simon's classic "You Can Call Me Al," which has been on every single playlist I've made since 1993. I remember hearing the song for the first time back in 1992 (when I was four years old) at a (vice) presidential rally for Al Gore (who had adopted the song as his official campaign song). I'm tho thuper therial about this remix, which breaks the songs beautifully layered sound down into pieces and reconstructs it into something impossibly groovy. The duo is planning on releasing the remix officially [...]
The kid Barry Poppins sent me this a minute ago and less than a minute later I'm sharing it with you. Flight Facilities will be releasing it on Soundcloud in less than a week so stay tuned. Undeniably good, enjoy.
Today the Flight Facilities have just released another one of the pearls heard on their latest mixtape. The second run on their "triple J mix up" can be found here , and it's a flashback of songs and events set between 1982 and 1992. Some of the songs presented in this mix have been edited by themselves and it's good for us that they want to show them. This is a classic piece from 1986 by Paul Simon, from his album "Graceland", a song he started recording in South Africa which still resonates to some bands [...]
Though July is usually more well known for celebrating America, this year the list obligatory is taking its hat off to the best songs for President's Day! While you would probably assume that...