The Disco Fries

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The Disco Fries
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Background information
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Electro house, progressive house
Years active 2009–present
Labels Musical Freedom, Ultra Music, Vicious Recordings, Atlantic Records, Strictly Rhythm, cr2 Records, Hollywood Records, Jive Records, RCA Records, Protocol Recordings
Associated acts Tommie Sunshine, Tiesto, Clinton Sparks, Loopers
Website discofriesmusic.com

The Disco Fries is an American production duo consisting of Nick Ditri and Danny Boselovic.

History[edit]

In late fall of 2004, Danny Boselovic and Nick Ditri met as roommates in their freshman year at Berklee College of Music in Boston.[1] Nick grew up on hip-hop and New York centric dance music and ran an independent record label. Danny was a trombone player, academic over achiever, Radiohead and technology fanatic. They started experimenting on music together in their freshman year.

The duo has hit the Hypem #1 spot multiple times with their releases on labels such as Cr2, Strictly Rhythm, OneLove, and Vicious Recordings. After recently being named one of VIBE Magazine "30 DJs to Watch in 2013",[2] the Disco Fries partnered with Novation to create a Max for Live plug-in dubbed "Konversate" for use with the Launchpad in their live sets.[3] In late 2013, The Disco Fries became a FabFilter Endorsed Artist.[4]

Collaboration[edit]

Upon his receipt of the DJ Mag & KLM DJ Legend Award, Tiesto released a free download where The Disco Fries were featured called “iTrance."[5] The Tiesto and Disco Fries collaboration first began as a rumor when an Instagram video emerged with the two acts working together in the studio. As of December 2013, "iTrance" has earned more than 500,000 plays on SoundCloud.[6] In early 2014, The Disco Fries were chosen by Tiësto and 7 Up to be one of their Bubbling UP DJs for the #7x7UP campaign.[7]

The Disco Fries recently produced two tracks on Tiesto 'A Town Called Paradise,' both "Wasted" featuring Matthew Koma and "Shimmer" featuring Christian Burns (production and writing credit).[8] “Wasted” went Gold as certified by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 500,000 in the USA.[9] They've also received co-write and composer credits on Krewella "Live For The Night" along with the members of Cash Cash.

Autonomous[edit]

Autonomous is the debut EP from The Disco Fries. It was self released on 6 April 2015 by Liftoff Recordings and was preceded by "Head In The Clouds" featuring 311 front man Nick Hexum. Additional features on the release include Breathe Carolina, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace and UK artist Hope Murphy. Autonomous entered the iTunes Dance Album Chart at number 76 and peaked Top 50. Upon its release, Autonomous received positive reviews from music critics ranging from Billboard[10] and MTV[11] to Dancing Astronaut[12] and KROQ.[13] Matt Medved of Billboard stated, "On the release's lead single, "Head in the Clouds," the producers buoy Hexum's upbeat verses and radio-ready chorus with a gentle blend of buoyant chord hits, tight percussion, and subtle vocoder refrains. It's a more unapologetically accessible sound than 311 ever struck, but the Fries succeed in setting Hexum's vocals within the electronic backdrop without it feeling too forced.".[14] The acoustic version of "Head In The Clouds" premiered on Guitar World via Acoustic Nation.[15] Regarding "All I Wanna" with Breathe Carolina, Rao Paoletta of MTV stated, "The Disco Fries’ latest track will make you feel like you’re at the club wherever you are, from Ibiza to the elliptical and have collaborated with electro-rockers Breathe Carolina to grace your eardrums with “All I Wanna.”.[16] The Halogen Remix for "Born Ready" featuring Hope Murphy went #1 on Hype Machine.

Touring[edit]

In 2013, The Disco Fries performed over 75 shows around the world. Notable gigs have included playing alongside Tiesto at Hakkasan in Las Vegas,[17] Icona Pop and Krewella at Stage 48 in New York City for WKTU KTUphoria[18] and Tommie Sunshine at the Amsterdam Dance Event in The Netherlands.[19] The duo also completed bi-annual tours in Asia, Australia, Indonesia and Canada with a string of dates throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney, Perth, Toowoomba, Adelaide, Alberta, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labradour. On June 29, 2014 The Disco Fries played WKTU's Ktuphoria with Calvin Harris, Cash Cash, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Lopez[20]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

2015

Singles[edit]

2015
  • "Head In The Clouds" (featuring Nick Hexum) The Remixes
  • "Volume" (featuring Fatman Scoop)
  • "Earthquake" (featuring Command Sisters)
  • "Louder"
  • "Head In The Clouds" (featuring Nick Hexum)
  • "Ramuh" (Nitro Fun Remix)
2014
  • "Ramuh"
  • "Follow Me" (featuring Gazzo & Jones)
  • "The Light" (featuring Niko The Kid)
  • "We Got The Sound" (featuring Big Nab)
  • "Philtrum"
  • "Love Me Right" (featuring Amba Tremain)
2013
2012
2011

Remixes[edit]

2015
2014
  • Icona Pop "Just Another Night" (Disco Fries Remix)
  • Madison Avenue "Don't Call Me Baby" (Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Remix)
  • Vensun "The Dragon Flies" Sylvia Tosun and David Vendetta (Disco Fries Remix)
  • Damien Anthony "Sneak Attack" (Aylen Remix)(Disco Fries Edit)
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Fries & Shine[edit]

Fries & Shine is a collaboration between The Disco Fries and NY producer Tommie Sunshine, a 3-hour podcast for Scion Radio.[21]

Singles[edit]

2013

Liftoff Recordings[edit]

In late 2013 The Disco Fries launched Liftoff Recordings, which will be a home for new Disco Fries releases as well as up and coming artists.[22]

Releases[edit]

  • LFT001 Gazzo — The Cage EP (Featuring Farewell Luna)
  • LFT002 Damien Anthony — Sneak Attack
  • LFT003 Aire Atlantica & Burban Gold - 51sick
  • LFT004 Live City — Bambada
  • LFT005 Disco Fries - Murika
  • LFT006 Klaud, AR2R, Funky Fool - Godzilla
  • LFT007 Kastra - Dolla Billz
  • LFT008 Live City - Shot Calla
  • LFT009 Various Artists - Sneak Attack & Godzilla The Remixes
  • LFT010 Fyor & Sex Panther - Spade
  • LFT011 Disco Fries (Featuring Big Nab) - We Got The Sound
  • LFT012 Gazzo — Inspire Remixes (Featuring Farewell Luna)
  • LFT013 Damien Anthony & Grand & Warren - Tres EP
  • LFT014 Aylen - Kill Room
  • LFT015 Disco Fries - Ramuh
  • LFT016 Landis & Crespo (featuring Fatman Scoop) - Lose Control
  • LFT001MA Disco Fries - Autonomous EP featuring 311 front man Nick Hexum, Breathe Carolina, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace and UK artist Hope Murphy
  • LFT018 Disco Fries - Ramuh (Nitro Fun Remix)
  • LFT019 Disco Fries (featuring Nick Hexum) - Head In The Clouds
  • LFT020 Dirty Ducks (Featuring Big Nab) - Let's Rock
  • LFT022 Disco Fries (featuring Nick Hexum) - Head In The Clouds The Remixes

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Disco Fries on EDM :: The APME Newsletter
  2. ^ VIBE Presents: 30 DJs to Watch in 2013 | Vibe
  3. ^ Your name on a Launchpad... As simple as ABC | NovationMusic.com
  4. ^ The Disco Fries - FabFilter Featured Artists
  5. ^ http://www.djz.com/news/tiesto-returns-to-trance-with-itrance-ft-disco-fries/
  6. ^ Tiësto feat. Disco Fries – iTrance by Tiësto on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
  7. ^ http://7upmusic.tumblr.com/post/80928480972/the-disco-fries-are-one-of-this-years-bubbling-up
  8. ^ http://www.ascap.com/playback/2014/07/wcm-blog/wcm-disco-fries-edm-arrangements.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.axs.com/tiesto-becomes-certified-gold-with-wasted-and-red-lights-17434
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/code/6502337/disco-fries-ep-311-our-lady-peace-breathe-carolina
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ http://dancingastronaut.com/2015/04/nick-hexum-311-teams-disco-fries-head-clouds
  13. ^ http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2015/03/20/311s-nick-hexum-lends-vocals-to-new-disco-fries-edm-track-head-in-the-clouds-listen
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/code/6502337/disco-fries-ep-311-our-lady-peace-breathe-carolina
  15. ^ http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-disco-fries-and-nick-hexum-311-go-acoustic-head-clouds-exclusive-premiere
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ Tiësto with Disco Fries
  18. ^ Kountdown to KTUphoria | Stage 48
  19. ^ Cr2 Records Label night & Live A&R Panel Evening - Wednesday 16 October - Program - Amsterdam Dance Event 2013
  20. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=2785857
  21. ^ Tommie Sunshine & The Disco Fries Studio Tour, Scion AV
  22. ^ Gazzo - Cage + Inspire : Electro House / Progressive House [Exclusive Free Download] | this song is sick

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