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Compact Disco

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.

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 Walk贸, keyboard player G谩bor P谩l and bass player Attila S谩ndor.

In 2005, Lofti was on the lookout for a talented vocalist when he spotted Walk贸 in the Hungarian equivalent of the TV talent show American Idol. He approached Walk贸 to sing lead vocals on Collins and Benham鈥檚 cover of Seal鈥檚 Killer. At that time, Walk贸 was singing in the funk-pop ensemble Brownfield. Fellow band member G谩bor P谩l, leader and founder of Toy Division, went along and the three founding members of Compact Disco - Lofti, Pal and Walk贸 - 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鈥檓 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 Ti毛sto. 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 鈥業I鈥 in May 2011 which significantly boosted the band鈥檚 popularity. The single 鈥淔eel The Rain鈥 received heavy airplay in all major radio stations. Compact Disco won by popular vote the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in 鈥淏est Local Act - Hungary鈥 and received a nomination to the European selection for 鈥淲orldwide Act鈥.

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 Dohn谩nyi 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鈥檚 best bar by Lonely Planet鈥檚 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.

Music video

Live performance

Lyrics of Sound Of Our Hearts

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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥檛 take away
This is the sound of, the sound of,
the sound of our hearts.
Le Battement de nos Coeurs

Le monde entier est un seul et m锚me endroit
Tu peux dire qu'il est partout le m锚me
Tu peux ressentir les graines de la haine
Nous pouvons montrer que ce n'est pas le chemin 脿 suivre
C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu 茅coutes
C'est l'inspiration divine et cela veut tout dire
Cette fi猫vre 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 diff茅rences ne sont pas mauvaises, elles nous enrichissent
Des religions difff茅rentes, des points de vue diff茅rents
nous pouvons en faire une force

C'est le battement de nos coeurs, si tu 茅coutes

Cette fi猫vre 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