Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Compact Disco

Compact Disco

Sound Of Our Hearts

Compact Disco

Sound Of Our Hearts

The four band members of Compact Disco have been performing and recording music together since 2005, but only four years later their first album was launched. Now they are one of the most popular acts in Hungary.

Performance video

Preview video

The Hungarian four-member band Compact Disco is comprised of Behnam Lotfi - one half of the techno producing team Collins & Behnam - and three former members of the funk-pop outfit Brownfield: vocalist Csaba Walkó, keyboard player Gábor Pál and bass player Attila Sándor.
In 2005, Lofti was on the lookout for a talented vocalist when he spotted Walkó in the Hungarian equivalent of the TV talent show American Idol. He approached Walkó to sing lead vocals on Collins and Benham’s cover of Seal’s Killer. At that time, Walkó was singing in the funk-pop ensemble Brownfield. Fellow band member Gábor Pál, leader and founder of Toy Division, went along and the three founding members of Compact Disco - Lofti, Pal and Walkó - were introduced.
However, three years passed before the three got together as a band playing electronic vocal pop music. In August 2008 they rolled up their sleeves and started working immediately on their first collaboration: the track Fly Or Dive. In July 2009 the band had a name - Compact Disco - and their first album - Stereoid - was ready to launch.
The video for the first track to be released off the album, I’m In Love, was hugely popular. It topped the Hungarian VIVA Club Chart and entered various international charts including the UK Buzz Chart and the Swiss DJ Chart. The track also scored a hit with acclaimed DJs all around the world, including Tiësto. In May 2010 Bravo magazine nominated the band for a 2010 Hungarian Otto Award as "Best New Artist". A busy summer followed with Compact Disco appearing at almost all the major Hungarian music festivals. 
The band released their second album titled ‘II’ in May 2011 which significantly boosted the band’s popularity. The single “Feel The Rain” received heavy airplay in all major radio stations. Compact Disco won by popular vote the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in “Best Local Act - Hungary” and received a nomination to the European selection for “Worldwide Act”.
Compact Disco had the honour to perform at the bicentennial celebration of the famous Hungarian composer and virtuoso, Franz Liszt's birth, called Liszt Remix. They were accompanied by the Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra (BDZ) which also accompanied Sting on his second Symphonicity tour. 
Their first ever big solo gig took place in January 2012 on the sold-out A38 ship - which by the way was voted the world’s best bar by Lonely Planet’s website just in February 2012. On 11 February 2012 Compact Disco won the televised Hungarian National Selection of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, after a series of pre-selections and semi-finals. They are going to represent Hungary in Baku, Azerbaijan with their song Sound Of Our Hearts.

The entry

Title
Sound Of Our Hearts
Performed by
Compact Disco
Written by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Composed by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Broadcaster
MTV

Lyrics of Sound Of Our Hearts

English (Original)

The whole big world is just one place. You can say (that) is all the same. You may feel: hatred is sown We can show you it’s no way to go.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.
Harmony can be achieved, (Just) find some way to get connected. Differences may not be wrong They enrich (the) things that we know.
Different faiths, different views All we can do is to turn them in key.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.

French

Le Battement de nos Coeurs
Le monde entier est un seul et même endroit Tu peux dire qu'il est partout le même Tu peux ressentir les graines de la haine Nous pouvons montrer que ce n'est pas le chemin à suivre C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes C'est l'inspiration divine et cela veut tout dire Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Nous pouvons vivre en harmonie Il faut juste trouver un moyen de se rassembler Les différences ne sont pas mauvaises, elles nous enrichissent Des religions diffférentes, des points de vue différents nous pouvons en faire une force
C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes
Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs

The entry

Title
Sound Of Our Hearts
Performed by
Compact Disco
Written by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Composed by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Broadcaster
MTV

The four band members of Compact Disco have been performing and recording music together since 2005, but only four years later their first album was launched. Now they are one of the most popular acts in Hungary.

Performance video

Preview video

The Hungarian four-member band Compact Disco is comprised of Behnam Lotfi - one half of the techno producing team Collins & Behnam - and three former members of the funk-pop outfit Brownfield: vocalist Csaba Walkó, keyboard player Gábor Pál and bass player Attila Sándor.
In 2005, Lofti was on the lookout for a talented vocalist when he spotted Walkó in the Hungarian equivalent of the TV talent show American Idol. He approached Walkó to sing lead vocals on Collins and Benham’s cover of Seal’s Killer. At that time, Walkó was singing in the funk-pop ensemble Brownfield. Fellow band member Gábor Pál, leader and founder of Toy Division, went along and the three founding members of Compact Disco - Lofti, Pal and Walkó - were introduced.
However, three years passed before the three got together as a band playing electronic vocal pop music. In August 2008 they rolled up their sleeves and started working immediately on their first collaboration: the track Fly Or Dive. In July 2009 the band had a name - Compact Disco - and their first album - Stereoid - was ready to launch.
The video for the first track to be released off the album, I’m In Love, was hugely popular. It topped the Hungarian VIVA Club Chart and entered various international charts including the UK Buzz Chart and the Swiss DJ Chart. The track also scored a hit with acclaimed DJs all around the world, including Tiësto. In May 2010 Bravo magazine nominated the band for a 2010 Hungarian Otto Award as "Best New Artist". A busy summer followed with Compact Disco appearing at almost all the major Hungarian music festivals. 
The band released their second album titled ‘II’ in May 2011 which significantly boosted the band’s popularity. The single “Feel The Rain” received heavy airplay in all major radio stations. Compact Disco won by popular vote the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in “Best Local Act - Hungary” and received a nomination to the European selection for “Worldwide Act”.
Compact Disco had the honour to perform at the bicentennial celebration of the famous Hungarian composer and virtuoso, Franz Liszt's birth, called Liszt Remix. They were accompanied by the Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra (BDZ) which also accompanied Sting on his second Symphonicity tour. 
Their first ever big solo gig took place in January 2012 on the sold-out A38 ship - which by the way was voted the world’s best bar by Lonely Planet’s website just in February 2012. On 11 February 2012 Compact Disco won the televised Hungarian National Selection of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, after a series of pre-selections and semi-finals. They are going to represent Hungary in Baku, Azerbaijan with their song Sound Of Our Hearts.

Lyrics of Sound Of Our Hearts

English (Original)

The whole big world is just one place. You can say (that) is all the same. You may feel: hatred is sown We can show you it’s no way to go.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.
Harmony can be achieved, (Just) find some way to get connected. Differences may not be wrong They enrich (the) things that we know.
Different faiths, different views All we can do is to turn them in key.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.

French

Le Battement de nos Coeurs
Le monde entier est un seul et même endroit Tu peux dire qu'il est partout le même Tu peux ressentir les graines de la haine Nous pouvons montrer que ce n'est pas le chemin à suivre C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes C'est l'inspiration divine et cela veut tout dire Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Nous pouvons vivre en harmonie Il faut juste trouver un moyen de se rassembler Les différences ne sont pas mauvaises, elles nous enrichissent Des religions diffférentes, des points de vue différents nous pouvons en faire une force
C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes
Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs

The entry

Title
Sound Of Our Hearts
Performed by
Compact Disco
Written by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Composed by
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
Broadcaster
MTV

The four band members of Compact Disco have been performing and recording music together since 2005, but only four years later their first album was launched. Now they are one of the most popular acts in Hungary.

Performance video

Preview video

The Hungarian four-member band Compact Disco is comprised of Behnam Lotfi - one half of the techno producing team Collins & Behnam - and three former members of the funk-pop outfit Brownfield: vocalist Csaba Walkó, keyboard player Gábor Pál and bass player Attila Sándor.
In 2005, Lofti was on the lookout for a talented vocalist when he spotted Walkó in the Hungarian equivalent of the TV talent show American Idol. He approached Walkó to sing lead vocals on Collins and Benham’s cover of Seal’s Killer. At that time, Walkó was singing in the funk-pop ensemble Brownfield. Fellow band member Gábor Pál, leader and founder of Toy Division, went along and the three founding members of Compact Disco - Lofti, Pal and Walkó - were introduced.
However, three years passed before the three got together as a band playing electronic vocal pop music. In August 2008 they rolled up their sleeves and started working immediately on their first collaboration: the track Fly Or Dive. In July 2009 the band had a name - Compact Disco - and their first album - Stereoid - was ready to launch.
The video for the first track to be released off the album, I’m In Love, was hugely popular. It topped the Hungarian VIVA Club Chart and entered various international charts including the UK Buzz Chart and the Swiss DJ Chart. The track also scored a hit with acclaimed DJs all around the world, including Tiësto. In May 2010 Bravo magazine nominated the band for a 2010 Hungarian Otto Award as "Best New Artist". A busy summer followed with Compact Disco appearing at almost all the major Hungarian music festivals. 
The band released their second album titled ‘II’ in May 2011 which significantly boosted the band’s popularity. The single “Feel The Rain” received heavy airplay in all major radio stations. Compact Disco won by popular vote the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in “Best Local Act - Hungary” and received a nomination to the European selection for “Worldwide Act”.
Compact Disco had the honour to perform at the bicentennial celebration of the famous Hungarian composer and virtuoso, Franz Liszt's birth, called Liszt Remix. They were accompanied by the Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra (BDZ) which also accompanied Sting on his second Symphonicity tour. 
Their first ever big solo gig took place in January 2012 on the sold-out A38 ship - which by the way was voted the world’s best bar by Lonely Planet’s website just in February 2012. On 11 February 2012 Compact Disco won the televised Hungarian National Selection of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, after a series of pre-selections and semi-finals. They are going to represent Hungary in Baku, Azerbaijan with their song Sound Of Our Hearts.

Lyrics of Sound Of Our Hearts

English (Original)

The whole big world is just one place. You can say (that) is all the same. You may feel: hatred is sown We can show you it’s no way to go.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.
Harmony can be achieved, (Just) find some way to get connected. Differences may not be wrong They enrich (the) things that we know.
Different faiths, different views All we can do is to turn them in key.
This is the sound of our hearts, If you listen. This is a zeal from above and it can say it all This a fever they can’t take away This is the sound of, the sound of, the sound of our hearts.

French

Le Battement de nos Coeurs
Le monde entier est un seul et même endroit Tu peux dire qu'il est partout le même Tu peux ressentir les graines de la haine Nous pouvons montrer que ce n'est pas le chemin à suivre C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes C'est l'inspiration divine et cela veut tout dire Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Nous pouvons vivre en harmonie Il faut juste trouver un moyen de se rassembler Les différences ne sont pas mauvaises, elles nous enrichissent Des religions diffférentes, des points de vue différents nous pouvons en faire une force
C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu écoutes
Cette fièvre il ne peuvent pas nous l'enlever C'est le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs Le battement, c'est le battement de nos coeurs