If you’ve heard ‘I Didn’t Believe’ ft. Elizabeth Rose from Flight Facilities, you may have looked down at your hands mid-track, seen a pair of John Travolta finger guns and quickly tried to re-holster them before ...
If you’ve heard ‘I Didn’t Believe’ ft. Elizabeth Rose from Flight Facilities, you may have looked down at your hands mid-track, seen a pair of John Travolta finger guns and quickly tried to re-holster them before you got caught. The Aussie producing duo’s latest tune is radiating from speakers all over the globe like smooth disco rays from a better time, when life was simpler and flare pants weren’t just for Spanish tourists. The new track is a more upbeat addition to the Flight Facilities set after the beautiful, honey-toned ‘Clair De Lune’ wove its way into our heads and hearts late last year, and we’re enjoying the dance-ier effect on our feet and, admittedly, our loins as well.
We lined up an interview with one of the guys from Flight Facilities and got the other one for free. Two words: bargain city. Meet Jimmy Lyell and Hugo Gruzman as we chat to them about sandwiches, hot older ladies, broken bones and what they’re working on next.
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Hugo and Jimmy.
Hi Jimmy, how are you?
JIMMY: Hi! I’m well thanks. I think you can actually have both of us we’re just going to put an earphone on each. We’re pretty technologically advanced here at Flight Facilities.
JIMMY: We’re just unravelling the cord.
HUGO: Technologically advanced but not very organised.
I’ll hold for technical difficulties. Where are you guys at the moment?
JIMMY: We’re at Kings Lane sandwich store in Sydney. Do you know that place?
I’ve never been there.
JIMMY: Oh man, it’s so good.
What kind of sandwiches are you getting?
JIMMY: Hugo gets a schnitzel one. Schnitzel with cheese, tomato and lettuce. And I haven’t decided yet – it’s quite late in the piece, I know – between chilli chicken and schnitzel, so I’m just going to see what happens.
I feel like you can’t really order the same thing.
JIMMY: I know, but you can actually because another rule is stick to what you know.
HUGO: You find your perfect combo over a number of ‘Yeah that was good, but I think this might work more now’ sandwiches.
JIMMY: I think I’ve found the perfect combo but I’m thinking about veering away today.
JIMMY: The daredevil.
Do you guys watch Curb Your Enthusiasm?
You should try to get a sandwich named after yourself.
HUGO: So good when he steals Ted Danson’s one.
Who gets the whitefish?
HUGO: (laughs) We actually saw Ted Danson when we were in America at the airport being mobbed by people but it was the first thing I thought of, that sandwich.
That’s incredible! Did you say anything to him or did you just stand back?
HUGO: We were just a bit in awe. And his wife is – do you know who his wife is?!
Mary Steenburgen, I know!
HUGO: Yeah! I reckon she’s the most beautifully ageing woman in show biz.
She’s so graceful, there’s her and Andie MacDowell up there leaving everyone else in the dust.
Andie MacDowell hasn’t acted in 15 years though.
HUGO: She hasn’t aged in 15 years either. It could be all the non acting.
So how did you guys meet, do you remember the first conversation you had?
HUGO: The first time I really remember chatting to Jimmy was at Kings Cross. He and Bobby and stuff were playing there and I’d done a mix and left it in someone’s bag and somehow it fell into Jimmy’s hands and…
JIMMY: Oh yeahhh!
HUGO: … and he’d been listening to it.
JIMMY: And I freaked out, I remember that! Someone got the mix to me, it was not meant for me and it got to me, and I just went ‘What the hell is this?’
HUGO: And through that, the first time I remember talking to Jimmy, he came up to me at the club and was like, ‘I really like that mix you did,’ and I was like ‘Ho ho thanks,’ and then ‘How the hell did you get it?’
When you say putting it into someone’s bag, is that something you do, secretly drop CDs in the bags of strangers?
HUGO: Yeah that’s guerrilla tactics of a bedroom DJ.