Thursday, December 13, 2012

ESCORT ranked #40 in Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

ESCORT + Toronto = the love story begins

NY disco orchestra Escort makes it to Toronto
Disco is dead. Long live disco.
ESCORT at the Horseshoe Tavern, Saturday, November 10.

The Toronto debut of New York City ‘disco orchestra’ Escort has been a long time coming. After forming the group in 2007, Dan Balis and Eugene Cho released a string of 12-inch singles that won praise for their meticulous, sample-free take on the disco era’s most ostentatiously orchestrated epics.
They spent the ensuing three years completing their self-titled debut but in the meantime their 17-piece ensemble fronted by Paris-born singer Adeline Michèle earned a rep as one of the city’s pre-eminent live dance acts.
In concert, there’s a risk instrumental disco can come off as bland session music but the five-piece touring version of Escort was impressively tight, filling their insistent rhythms, addictive basslines and conga percussion with an exhilarating energy that easily spread through crowd, which seemed to range in age from 21 to 65.
It’s also a testament to Escort’s contemporary appeal that songs like Cocaine Blues, Camèleon Chamelon and the breathless All Through The Night were as ecstatically received as ESG’s punk-funk jam Dance, Machine’s underground classic There But For The Grace Of God Go I and a rousing version of Storm Queen’s 2010 cult club single Look Right Through that had the heads in the front belting out every word.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My recipe in Elle Magazine

When Elle Magazine asks me for a recipe, of course I call My Maman! Merci Maman je t'aime!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


'Camèleon Chameleon' (Black Russian Remix) by Escort - Free MP3

POSTED: October 18, 2012 8:00 AM ET | By Rolling Stone

Camèleon Chameleon
Escort Records
Artist: Escort
Song: "Camèleon Chameleon (Black Russian Remix)"
Album: Escort Remixed
"Camèleon Chameleon is all about the incredible story of Frédéric Bourdin. This Frenchman spent years as a serial imposter. One time he assumed the identity of a missing child in the U.S.. He was flown from France to be reconnected with his 'long lost family.' It is believed that in doing so he uncovered the murder of the child he was pretending to be," Escort's Eugene Cho tells Rolling Stone. "As soon as we heard about this weird murder story, we decided to make a high energy funky dance jam based on it."

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Adeline, "Stylish Music Girl" by Lucky Magazine

Discovering the next big music star is no simple task. It involves countless hours spent watching YouTube videos, daily stalking sessions of the best music blogs and, of course, trekking out to shows more often than you can afford. Being a music snob is a full time hobby-turned-job. But for all of you music enthusiasts out there not quite willing to do the work, we rounded up the 34 best (and most stylish, of course) new musicians worthy of a spot in your iTunes.
Click through the slideshow to check out our picks.

Adeline Michele of Escort

Sound: This 17-piece disco band is a party of sounds with a procession of horns, violins, percussion, guitars, keys and backup singers.
Style: You can sense the disco/house influences from just one look at Adeline—think trendy pieces that make for a dance-party-ready look.
Listen now!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympics VS Grammys

I have been following the Olympics games this year. London 2012 has been incredibly intense so far.
Watching these athletes give their best to be the best at what they do is so inspiring and makes me want to work harder.
These men and women belong to the category of the extraordinary, just like the musicians and performers that we admire so much.
But as I watch the Olympics, I realize that there is a huge difference between art and sports: being the best.
When an athlete in any sport, competes for a title the only way to win is to be number one on that specific day, at that particular moment.
No one can discuss, judge or revoke who wins a race or a match, or who jumps higher or lifts the heaviest weight.
But when a singer or rapper wins a Grammy award, what did he exactly win? Who can tell he is the best? What makes him the best?
And the real question is: Does winning a Grammy award mean you are the best???
From what I understand, it isn't based on record sales, or the highest or longest note, or even based on the public's vote. It isn't based on the hours of work put into the album either. So what is it really based on?
Adele won six Grammy awards this year but you can find some people who don't like her voice, or don't like her music, or don't think she is the best in her category.
But when Husain Bolt comes first at the 100m final. There is no discussion possible. He IS the best.
Now, I am not writing this to diminish the value and meaning of the Grammys, or any other award ceremony. I am simply realizing that the "extraordinary" category isn't measured by the same standards in sports and in arts. Musicians and singers are equally "extraordinary" to me as athletes.
I am mostly writing this to be aware that it is not because you didn't win Grammys that you are a bad singer, and it isn't because you won a Grammy that you are the best singer.
As a musician I am so inspired by those champions and medalists. They make me want to work harder. They make me realize that in order to be the best, there is no other way than putting the time, the hours and the practice. In every single interview, I hear the same thing over and over "I worked so hard".
(something that you don't necessarily hear at every single Grammy acceptance speech)
And now that you know that there is no real way of measuring how good you are as a musician, all you can do is do your best to be the best that you can be, according to your own standards. And if you don't win a Grammy award, you'll know that you've "worked so hard".

The conclusion is that there is no comparison between artists and athletes. Athletes are judged by performance and artists are judged by taste.
The one thing we have in common is PASSION.

Thank you for your time.
You can here my music at and if it sounds good to you, you can "like" me on Facebook at:
You may not think I'm the best, but I can promise you that I have passion.

In the meantime, enjoy the Olympics and let's put our hands up for these extraordinary human beings!

Friday, July 13, 2012

ESCORT at Montreal Jazz Festival

On July 3rd, Escort got on the bus to play their first show ever in Canada.
We were chosen to headline the Festival de Jazz de Montreal playing one of the big outdoors show.

Big, indeed: 100 000 people attended!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Adeline "Today's Girl" in MAXIM

Adeline Michèle

Courtesy of Hamadou Frederic Balde | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Meet Adeline Michele, the gorgeous and funky frontwoman of the band, Escort. Born and raised in Paris and now a New Yorker, this sexy songbird got her start as the singer for the acid jazz/hip-hop band Us3 -- you may remember singles "Cantaloop (Biddy Biddy Bop) and "Say You Belong To Me." She later went on to form the (now disbanded) group, The Crowd. Luckily for us, we can still catch her with Escort and we always love gawking at her when she models for various ad campaigns. Keep up with the singer on Twitter @adelinesings.

Friday, March 23, 2012

ESCORT is back from Austin. Adeline "best dressed person at all of SXSW" !

Friday started in a rather civilized manner, actually, with Spin magazine's lovely Stubb's BBQ day party, always one of the best bashes of any SXSW year. Kicking off the sunshine-day festivities was Brooklyn-based "disco orchestra" Escort, whose fetching frontwoman Adeline Michèle was easily the best-dressed person at all of SXSW. Rocking a Janelle Monae updo and a print-on-print ensemble of which "Project Runway's" Mondo Guerra would approve, the Parisian-born stunner thoroughly charmed the earlybird crowd not just with her superfly style but with her sultry voice and her multi-piece band's Scissor Sisters-meets-Stereolab partystarter jams.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Escort live on WYNC Soundcheck

This is fresh from yesterday!
ESCORT was invited on Soundcheck. Lot of fun
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"If you want me to stay"

My guitar player comes by to rehearse for a show supposed to happen in 4 hours when we find out that the venue had to postpone the date.
Here's what we decided to do....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Adeline writes a new song part 4!

And the story goes on...
In part 4, see some exclusive images live from the booth!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My favorite cable brand features me on their website

Adeline, Bassist – Bullet Cable

Adeline, Live at SOB's
Adeline, live at SOB’s, NYC
Image: Denis Manuel
Adeline, singer/bass player, recently got in touch to tell us of her upcoming gigs. She has been using the Bullet Cable Coil in white for all of her shows. She’s been using them since this past April when she guested onstage with Raphael Saadiq and he and his band were using them. Raphael, if you remember, honored us last year by using the cable on stage during his Grammys 2011 Award performance where he sang with legendary rock star, Mick Jagger. This year, Adeline is scheduled to be sitting in with The Roots at their Grammy party in LA.
“Just like my music, Bullet Coil Cables are cutting edge yet with a cool retro vibe.” ~Adeline, bassist
Adeline has been lead singer for “The Crowd”, has completed a disco project in another band called, “Escort” and is also doing solo performances singing and playing an update version of 70′s soul/funk.
Here’s some video of a rehearsal of her singing a cover of the Betty Bibb’s classic from the 70s, “Pounds Of Soul”.
This past weekend Adeline performed at the APAP convention in New York, the largest arts presenters conference in North America. In February, she’s been asked to headline at the 65th Anniversary gala at the United Nations.
To hear more, visit Adeline’s official website: Adeline
Thanks Adeline for taking us along on your journey. You Rock!

Adeline Live @ SOB'S