Cabin Crew (also known as Aviators, RobKAY [Rob Kittler] and Grafton Primary - Ben Garden and others) are a Sydney duo of Ben Garden and Rob Kittler from Australia. 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, and 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 and block the Cabin Crew version. But when Boy Meets Girl's vocalist George Merrill heard the track, he re-recorded the vocals, allowing the Cabin Crew release to go ahead. In Australia, the single releases were almost simultaneous. Although Cabin Crew's version debuted higher, Sunset Strippers hung around the chart longer. The Sunset Strippers version also picked up more airplay.
On February 28, 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 (Vicious Grooves) record label. The Mind Electric Mix is featured on the album Vicious Cuts Summer 2008.
Cabin Crew's first song in 2004, titled "Waiting for a Star to Fall", must not be confused with "Star2Fall" because this unofficial version was only a bootleg release and only a few copies were ever made on single sided 12" vinyl. Upon recognition by George Merrill, the bootleg was renamed "Star2Fall" and released under various record labels and received some play on radio. Cabin Crew's second unofficial song was titled "Shine On 2004" and featured a repeated sample of John Lennon's "We all Shine On". This vinyl was printed just like "Waiting for a Star to Fall" with the words TEST PRESSING on the right side, and once again, very few vinyls were printed.
The duo's third unofficial release was titled "Finally In Calabria/She Wants to House". These songs were printed on double-sided 12" vinyls. Finally In Calabria has a striking resemblance 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 very few of the vinyls were printed.
It was rumored in 2005, and later confirmed by the duo, that they were working on a remix of "One Night In Bangkok", however it was canceled and the Vinylshakers mix was given permission to the sample, however, this mix was not a commercial success.
Some of Cabin Crew's unofficial vinyls are still available secondhand, but are extremely rare and expensive.
Cabin Crew's "Shine On 2004" 52kbit/s Preview
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David Aude - Common Ground (Cabin Crew Mix)
Latrice - Love Is (Cabin Crew Mix)
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