Secret identities, aeronautical puns, mixtapes and releasing music in single format is what we know of Flight Facilities so far. Releasing 6 original tracks to date, ‘Crave you’, ‘Foreign Language’ ‘With You’, ‘Clair De Lune’ I Didn’t Believe & most recently the uptempo ‘Stand Still
The only similarity drawn from all Flight Facilities tracks is that each features a very talented guest: Giselle Roselli, Jessica Higgs, Rob Smoughton aka Grovesnor and Christine Hoberg, Elizabeth Rose & Micky Green.
While Flight Facilities don’t like to be pigeonholed by genre, they are vocal about their influences. They have drawn inspiration from acts, past and present, such as ELO, Jamiroquai, Daft Punk, Chic, Mylo and more.
Their YouTube page already has over 25 million views,. The first video is the New York-shot ‘Crave You’ directed by Moopjaw (Golden Filter, Neon Indian, Peaches), featuring the styling of Christian Joy (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s / Karen O’s costume designer). Flight Facilities’ second single brings fans to a Hawaii 5-0-esque throwback by French director, Dimitri Basil, shot amongst some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks and venues. The animation for “With You” combines Astroboy, Megaman and Daft Punk-inspired anime from young animator Benjamin Drake (also known for his animated work with Gotye), and most recently, Flight Facilities worked with Foals main videographer Dave Ma to shoot the almost-8-minute short film for ‘Clair De Lune’ & ‘Stand Still; both shot in California.
Production wise, Flight Facilities are slowly building a reputation for delivery on every remix. With a selective approach to their remixes, they have tastefully retouched the likes of Jagwar Ma, Holy Ghost!, Cut Copy, Foals, The C90s, Miike Snow, Bag Raiders, The Lowbrows, Sneaky Sound System and Toecutter. In late 2012 they tackled 4 decades of music and historical moments through four one hour mixtapes. Chronologically placing everything in order of release and time of event.. Mixmag called it ’one of the most ambitious mix series of all time,”
The journey is only just beginning; sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.