Words by: Teresa McCullough
The Australian electronic duo Flight Facilities took off at Union Transfer in Philly last Wednesday night, and it was one smooth ride. Their sound is quickly reaching a high altitude in the world of Electro Pop and EDM with their 2014 album release of Down To Earth. The album encompasses waves of Daft Punky vibes and features from artists Owl Eyes, Reggie Watts, Stee Downes, and Bishop Nehru.
Starting off the night was a crowd favorite, Touch Sensitive, which brought synth-driven Disco to life. The 18+ crowd was pretty amped up for a school night; you could feel the high energy echoing throughout the venue. A stand out moment was when he played his debut single “Body Stop”, which was on of the first tracks released on Future Classic, way back in 2004.
Dressed in retro aviator gear, Flight Facilities arrived on stage ready to fly. Playing almost every hit from their album Down To Earth, which included some surprise cameos from Owl Eyes and Surahn. Highlights from the set included international hits “Crave You” and “Heart Attack”. They also sampled Daft Punk’s “Around The World” before leaving the stage, only to come back strong for an encore.
“What’s up Philly? This is the first time we played here. We’re gonna play on more for ya,” Flight Facilities said before ending the night with “Foreign Language”, sending the crowd off into the night.