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Cabin Crew (also known as Aviators, RobKAY and Ben Garden and others) are a dance music duo from Sydney that consists of DJs and record producers Ben Garden and Rob Kittler.
|Members||Ben Garden, Rob Kittler|
They are best known for their song "Star to Fall" (also known as "Star2Fall"), which is a remix of the 1988 hit song "Waiting for a Star to Fall" by Boy Meets Girl, a song that was involved in a "sample battle" with Sunset Strippers. Cabin Crew originally remixed the track, but SonyBMG would not clear the sample for release. Instead, they enlisted Sunset Strippers to remix the track to try to block the Cabin Crew version. However, when Boy Meets Girl's vocalist George Merrill heard the track, he re-recorded the vocals, allowing the Cabin Crew's version to be released. In Australia, the single releases were almost simultaneous. Although Cabin Crew's version debuted higher, Sunset Strippers version stood on the chart longer. The Sunset Strippers version also gained more airplay, particularly in the United Kingdom, after BBC Radio 1's JK and Joel held an on-air vote to decide which version should be played. "Star to Fall" reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart in March 2005.
On 28 February 2008, Cabin Crew released their new song "Can't Stop It" on CD-Maxi (CDS/CDM), 12" Vinyl (EP), and digital formats under the Vicious Vinyl label. The Mind Electric mix is featured on the album Vicious Cuts Summer 2008.
Cabin Crew's first song in 2005, titled "Waiting for a Star to Fall", was different from "Star2Fall", because this unofficial version was only a bootleg release. Only a few copies were made, on single sided 12" vinyl. Upon recognition by George Merrill, the bootleg was renamed "Star2Fall" and was released under various record labels and received minor play on radios.
Cabin Crew's second unofficial song was titled "Shine on 2004". It featured a repeated sample of John Lennon's "We all shine on", from "Instant Karma!". This vinyl was printed just like "Waiting for a Star to Fall" with the words 'Test Pressing' on the right side, and once again a minor number of discs were pressed.
The duo's third unofficial release was titled "Finally in Calabria" / "She Wants to House". These songs were printed on double-sided 12" vinyl. "Finally in Calabria" is similar to Alex Gaudino's "Destination Calabria" and "She Wants to House" is similar to N.E.R.D's "She Wants to Move". This vinyl also had the words 'Test Pressing' written on the right side and a small number of discs were pressed.
It was rumoured in 2005, and later confirmed by the duo, that they were working on a remix of "One Night in Bangkok". However, it was cancelled and the Vinylshakerz mix was given permission to use the sample, for a release that was not a commercial success.
|2005||"Star To Fall"|
|2008||"Can't Stop It"|
- Moustache – "Everywhere" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Ricki-Lee – "Sunshine" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Ricki-Lee – "Hell No!" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Live Element – "Something About You" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Musikk ft. John Rock – "Love Changes (Everything)" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Dave Aude – "Common Ground" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Latrice – "Love Is" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Kaskade – "In This Life" (Cabin Crew Mix)
- Ricki-Lee – "Wiggle It" (Cabin Crew Mix)