Day 24 of our 2018 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of Julie’s Bicycle. Listen to all this year’s donations.
Idiosyncratic in style and deferent to the seriousness that can sometimes befall dance music, The Pilotwings are establishing themselves as one of France’s most formidable young DJ and production partnerships.
Balearic is a tag that often touches their work, but it’s used in the loosest possible sense: new wave trills, oddball synth-funk, cosmic anomalies and exotica infusions all criss-cross their deep and eccentric productions. Comfortable under 100 bpm, ‘Transition Énergétique’ was originally used as an intro to their live set last year, but the multiple synth layers and “imaginary stories in a fake Iberic language” give the track a personality that deserves more attention. Christmas bells chime but feel more at home in a desert output than sleepy countryside village. Proof of the duo’s talents that even set atmospherics like this can hold their own as fully-fledged works in their own right.
Our 2018 Advent Calendar is in aid of Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit that supports the creative industry to take action on climate change. All money raised through Bandcamp sales goes directly to Green Riders, a new campaign that will help will create more sustainable collective practices in the music industry. If you’re a DJ, artist, venue, promoter or just curious, join the Green Riders campaign here.
More info about Green Riders
The Green Riders campaign will provide tools, resources, and a community for artists and their teams to exchange advice, ideas and experiences, working alongside venues, festivals, labels and promoters to take action on climate change. It will launch in full in 2019, Sign-up on the website to join the campaign and get more information from Julie’s Bicycle.
More info about Julie’s Bicycle
Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.
Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans.
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