Putting into words the experience that was the Flight Facilities' show at San Francisco's Mezzanine last Friday night is no easy task. The performance was an experience in and of itself, with energy, fog, and lights blazing throughout the performance.
Splicing together the likes of Booka Shade, Disclosure, Daft Punk, Paul Simon, and Mylo with their own tracks, Flight Facilities showed off their skills with ease; and lest I forget, it's worth noting they even worked in a sample from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Wrap your head around that.
If that wasn't enough, the Australian duo pulled together an amazing set themselves -- they brought along the live vocals of Owl Eyes, lovely and demure. Hitting all of their jams, including "Clair de Lune" and "Crave You," Owl Eyes' tremendous pipes added something that most electronic sets miss: soul. The lady and two gents have serious charisma, and their vocals and instrumentals seamlessly blended together for the salivating crowd.
Tap dancing through the hour plus set in their adorable pilot outfits, the two showed that they now only can read a crowd, they know how to deliver on the unexpected. This performance was full on.