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Artist: Poolside

 

If you're in Miami for ULTRA's exotic island party destination "VIrginia Key Beach" or for WMC, then you should listen to the Los Angeles-based duo Poolside. Their sound is perfect if you're craving a California laid-back sunshine vibe, or perhaps a happy hiatus from the hyped up or big bass vibes of ULTRA. 

 

Poolside is the "daytime disco" duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Pradise. Nikolic is a Danish born producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist who toured as the bassist for the Danish pop group Junior Senior (you'd probably recognize their song "Move Your Feet") and is known for his contributions in the rock, dance, and pop genres. He moved to L.A. in 2004 and met Paradise the same year. Paradise, formerly down as DJ Jefrodisiac, was also the front man to the new wave/hardcore band, The Calculators (the band that would spawn The Rapture). He's synonymous with San Francisco's young, hip and ready-to-party scenes, and is behind two of the most popular dance parties in San Francisco--Blow Up and Club 1994. 

 

The two met at one of Paradise's earlier parties called Frisco Disco and then a year later hooked up in Los Angeles for a few months to make some music together. Both were too busy to make anything of the collaboration and it wasn't until 2010 that Poolside debuted their first EP/single "Do You Believe." In October 2011 the two released their track "Take Me Home" and then last summer they released their first album Pacific Standard Time. It sounds exactly like how they describe their daytime disco vibe, "great friends, good music, California and mezcal." It's chilled out electronic disco that you could maybe move to, or you could just laze in the sun and listen to "poolside." 

 

Take a listen to their Baleric cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"

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