Escort (band)

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Escort
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels
Website weareescort.com
Members
Past members

Escort is an American nu-disco band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Dan Balis, Eugene Cho and Darius Maghen[1] including lead vocalist Adeline Michèle, they are known for their modern and live dance music sound.

Founders Dan Balis and Eugene Cho met at Vassar College and started making house singles in the early 2000s.[2] Escort started as a studio project for the duo who, "wanted to make records in the spirit of the old ones we were sampling." [2]

Despite being a self-proclaimed disco band they "are very careful to make music that doesn't just sound and feel old, but is actually relevant for DJs and listeners today." Their first single "Starlight" was released to critical acclaim,[3][4] which led to the band being invited to make their live debut at the P.S.1 Warm Up series.[2] A flash mob of 300 dancers coordinated a group dance to Escort's remix of Feist's "I Feel It All" in the Eaton Center in Toronto for International Dance Day.[2] Escort's "Starlight" was featured in DSW's (Designer Shoe Warehouse) fall 2013 commercial, "Savvy Shoe Lovers."

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • The video for "All Through the Night" was named as one of the top 50 videos of the 2000s by Pitchfork.[5][6]
  • The album Escort was listed at #40 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "Up-all-night civic pride rarely sounds so fun."[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Escort
Animal Nature
  • Released: October 30, 2015
  • Label: Escort Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Escort Remixed
  • Released: May 6, 2013
  • Label: No Static Recordings
  • Format: CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Starlight" 2006 Escort
"Love in Indigo" / "Karawane"
"A Bright New Life" / "All That She Is" 2007
"All Through the Night"
"Cocaine Blues" 2010
"Caméleon Chameleon" 2011
"Barbarians" 2013 Animal Nature
"Cabaret"
"If You Say So" / "Actor out of Work" 2014
"Animal Nature" 2015
"Body Talk"
"Last Christmas" 2016 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cool Hunting: Culture : Escort by Amy Kealoha". 
  2. ^ a b c d Vincentelli, Elisabeth (August 4, 2009). "Escort Services Disco Itch". New York Post. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ Moerder, Adam (December 18, 2006). "The Top 100 Tracks of 2006". Pitchfork. 
  4. ^ Gill, Michael F. (December 22, 2006). "#31: 2006 Best Of…". Stylus. 
  5. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (August 31, 2009). "The Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s". Pitchfork. 
  6. ^ Harvilla, Rob (July 24, 2007). "Muppet! at the Disco". The Village Voice. 
  7. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2012". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

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