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Aeroplane breaks up. Kinda.

June 22, 2010

Last Thursday, one of my favorite producer duos, Aeroplane, decided that it was time to go their separate ways.  Vito De Luca and Stephen Fasano hail from Belgium and had become one of the most significant nu-disco acts of the genre.  Apparently due to creative or “vision” differences,  De Luca will be carrying the Aeroplane torch by his lonesome. They’ve done outstanding remixes of songs by Das Pop, Friendly Fires, Low Motion Disco, Sebastien Tellier, Grace Jones, Breakbot, and produced some quality originals as well.  Hopefully Aeroplane continues to fly without a c0-pilot.  Below is the announcement that appeared on Aeroplane’s Facebook fan page.

Hi everybody, It has been nearly 3 years since Stephen and I released our first 12″ on Eskimo. Nearly 3 years since we’ve been doing remixes and touring the world as DJ’s with some success. And for nearly three years we have been enjoying every second of it. Maybe you don’t know this, but Stephen and I have been working together for more than 7 years now. 7 years of good and bad times. 7 years of creating different projects, exploring different directions. Today, we are more excited and passionate than ever about creating new music. Except that since the last months Stephen’s vision and mine were going different ways. That is the reason why we decided that one of us should leave Aeroplane. Not to destroy it, but to make it last. Discussions were intense, and emotional, but Stephen is leaving me in charge of our baby. I will be, from now on, the one and only member of Aeroplane. Why me? Just because recently, I’ve been responsible for most of the music and the studio work. Aeroplane became more mine than his. There is no angriness here, no conflicts to come, just a mature decision to save what we’ve been building together and that both of us do not want to see disappear. Stephen is already working on new projects which you’ll be aware off very soon. Let’s wish Stephen all the luck in the world even though he doesn’t need luck, because he has got talent. He will be back with amazing stuff, trust me, I know him very well. Vito


Aeroplane- We Can’t Fly

Sebastien Tellier- Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Italo 84’ Remix)

Lullabies In the Dark- Song for Marie and Elise (Aeroplane Remix)

Lindstrom & Solale- Baby I Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix)

Friendly Fires- Paris (ft. Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix)

Grace Jones- Williams’ Blood (Aeroplane Remix)

And their latest (last) mix together:

Posted by Patrick

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  1. June 22, 2010 10:33 pm

    That’s sort of a bummer, though I always had a hunch that Vito was the more prominent half of Aeroplane. I’m relieved that he’ll continue the project on his own.

    Thanks for posting “We Can’t Fly,” and here’s to hoping the album will deliver.

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