The Disco Fries (Danny Danger and Nick Ditri) continue making giant strides in 2012, starting with their inclusion in the Universal Studios film, American Reunion, which opens worldwide today. The DJ/production duo has two tracks in the film, which is the fourth in the American Pie series.
"As songwriters & producers, it's amazing to have our music attached to such a massive film franchise," shares Nick. "Also being involved with one of our favorite directorial teams, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, is incredible."
The songs "Party On" (Disco Fries & Honorebel) and "Heartbeat" (Disco Fries ft. Jeremy Carr & Hyper Crush), are perfect fits for the comedy, which follows the original American Pie cast as they reconvene for their 13 year reunion and recapture the spirit of their youthful party days.
"I've been a fan of the American Pie series since the beginning," shares Danny. "It's pretty crazy to think that we're now a part of that history."
Involvement in the film couldn't come at a more exciting time for the duo. They were recently acquired by the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas for a monthly residency, during which they play the many various hotspots within the illustrious hotel and casino. The over-the-top, intensely energetic party vibe of Las Vegas synergizes perfectly with the Disco Fries sensibilities behind the decks.
"The sole purpose of people traveling to Vegas is to have a good time," explains Danny. "When you bring that many people from all over the world, it's bound to be a next level party."
Nick agrees, "Vegas is most definitely the party capitol of the States, and our performances are all about everyone going as insane as possible. It's a privilege to be a part of the experience people have at the Palms."
Upcoming dates at the Palms include:
April 27 - Moon at the Palms
April 28 - Rain at the Palms
May 27 - Ghostbar at the Palms
As if that weren't enough to keep them busy, the pair recently developed their own piece of software called Könversate. Utilizing Max/MSP, they wrote a special patch that turns the Novation Launchpad into a customizable display board. The plugin is free and will soon be available to all registered users of Max 4 Live. For more details on the features of their plug-in, check out the tutorial video below.... (Video Tutorial Link)
About the Disco Fries:
The duo's rise to the top happened in a relatively short amount of time after it became clear that their combined talent created an extremely impressive dynamic rife with original sounds. Shortly after joining forces in 2008 while attending Berklee College of Music, they landed their first big break when they were asked to remix Flo Rida's "Sugar" for Atlantic Records. The song quickly climbed the Billboard charts, eventually becoming certified Platinum. Since then, the Disco Fries have lent their signature sound to artists such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Usher, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Mike Posner, Steve Aoki, and Cobra Starship. In 2011, the Disco Fries crafted their debut single, "Killer", featuring the vocals of Interscope recording artist and E! News correspondent, Clinton Sparks. They continues to remix major label artists including their most recent work for Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" (produced by Dr. Luke & Avicii) and Enrique Iglesias' "I Like How It Feels" (featuring Pitbull). In addition, Katy Perry handpicked the Disco Fries & Tommie Sunshine for their remix of her 6th single "The One That Got Away".
Earlier this year, they released their single, "Born To Fly", which features the vocals of Niles Mason (of David Guetta & Afrojack's "Louder Than Words"). The song, released on Strictly Rhythm Records, went top 10 on the Music Week Dance chart in the UK. Their single “Don’t Look Back” with Tommie Sunshine on Viscous Recordings is currently #2 on the ARIA Club Chart in Australia.