Javelo, the Brussels-raised duo consisting of Stephen Fasano & Vito De Luca, were burning along nicely in Europe, their production grace shining on numerous 12” most notably “Spleen” and their famous remix of Thomas Sari’s “Tom Hustler.” But they were dissatisfied that their lifelong dedication to multi-instrumentalism had not taken a more prominent role. So they regrouped in 2007, naming themselves Aeroplane as a dig against the bass-obsessed electro scene and as a statement that airy, spaced-out composition was to be the key element of their sound.
Continuing their 12” spree, Aeroplane unleashed charting original jams, like the brutally infectious disco-psych smash “Pacific Air Race,” as well as heavily rotated official remixes for Grace Jones, MGMT and Sebastien Tellier to name a few. Their DJ sets are as seamlessly arranged as their tracks, blending in the best of house and electro with the more esoteric feels of balaeric, italo and trance. MixMag named them the #1 breakthrough of 2009, and they have become highly demanded festival acts, appearing at the gigantic European Creamfield and Parklife gatherings.
Zach Steinman and Sam Haar started Blondes as a way to fill the Oberlin College atmosphere with minimalistic analog electro set to untamed dancegrooves. XLR8R predicts, "With a spacey aesthetic and a loose, analog techno sound, their forthcoming EP on Merok will certainly be a hot commodity when it drops in the months ahead."