The Next Sounds: Aeroplane

By: Sierra Drucker

Nu-disco King Vito De Luca, aka Aeroplane, is like butter on my turntables. Sleek, rich, and it just sticks. I find that any time is the right time for Aeroplane. Taking a hint from Scissor Sisters, this Belgian is a risk-taker, and not just musically.

Take a look at the video for “Superstar” and you’ll get the idea:

I think Freddy Mercury would appreciate that piano riff. Big, bold, and very ambitious, he takes chances with that standard nu-disco sound. While critics have mixed views on his latest full length We Can’t Fly, I think anyone who challenges the norm is worth a second listen.

Just take the infectious title track, “We Can’t Fly”. Glossy synth and groovy hints of dub mix surprisingly well with gospel-esque vocals. Who would have thought…

Aeroplane got his start as a remix artist, emphasis on “artist”. His sultry take on Friendly Fires’ “Paris” was the first track that really started to turn heads. Following up with remixes for big names like MGMT, Robbie Williams, Cut Copy, Bloc Party, Grace Jones, and the catchy Flight Facilities “Crave You” remix, Aeroplane became a phenomenon.

Finding an Aeroplane remix is like finding a pot of gold. You just know he poured his shiny disco heart into it. I’ll leave you with a little gem named “Faith”. Enjoy, and be sure to check out more of his music for yourself.

Like what you hear? Check out more music at Sierra’s homebase, Inland Sounds.


  1. says

    Another great inetrview dude! Gotta say I was heartbroken when Aeroplane split, but the album has still dropped and we’re now getting twice as many monthly mixtapes and (hopefully) double the productions.. The Magic Tape 3 is phenomenal. Perhaps the split’s not so bad afterall?

  2. says

    Rev D October 12, 2010 at 4:37 am For me, The Magician is cnnitnuiog the side of Aeroplane I loved when I first heard them. I’m not keen on what I have heard from the Aeroplane album but excited at what we can expect from The Magician based on the amazingness of the mixtapes

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