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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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ARIA-award winning artist duo Flight Facilities are back with a fresh new banger! Lights Up sees the pair team up with vocalist Channel Tres, bringing chilled West-Coast Californian vibes.

The musical project of Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell, Lights Up is the first taste of new music from the duo in over a year, creating another genre-defying tune that brings their signature threads of nostalgic sonics. Drawing inspiration from eras like 90s Detroit house and West-Coast hip-hop, the release serves as the first hint of what is to come from the duo throughout 2021.

Speaking of working with Channel Tres, Gruzman and Lyell share: “We’ve always loved the sound of the early Detroit House scene that crossed over with the Paradise Garage era. Combined with our love for Channel’s voice, it seemed like a perfect fit. His voice has a magical ability to make songs that are made for strutting. We felt it was important to keep enough of our sound and influence in the track, to avoid it sounding too derivative, so we wanted to include some 90s and 00s elements to give the song its own character.”

The latest release also marks a highly anticipated return to North America for the duo, who will perform alongside RÜFÜS DU SOL for three nights at Downtown Los Angeles’ Banc of California stadium. 50,000 additional tickets were added to keep up with demand after the first show sold out in mere minutes.

Lights Up is out now! Listen to the track below.


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