Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise are good friends who are inspired by California, mezcal, dancing, good food, and friends. Filip is a Danish producer now living in LA who plays bass in Ima Robot; Jeffrey throws the infamous Blow Up party in San Francisco and used to be in the hardwave band the Calculators with Luke and Vito from the Rapture. Poolside's debut single "Do You Believe?" was charted by Aeroplane and Dimitri From Paris, and Dazed & Confused praised the song for its "pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths," while NME lauded its "supremely casual decadence." Poolside is currently working on their debut album.
"If we used tags this post would certainly carry the ones 'dreamy,' 'woozy' and 'wonderful' in big capitals somewhere prominent as for the last little while we’ve been giving unstoppable sticky listens to the ARCADE SOUND LTD endorsed (BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD). ‘Happy High’ takes our cloud-bothering favourite words and wears them incredibly well with its twinkling galaxy of notes and shimmering out-of-body vocals that shadow the track with a gentle detached drift." --Transparent Blog
"San Franciscan synth-pop outfit are offering a free EP, Happy High, over at their Bandcamp page. The EP is pretty short, with a running time of a little over eight and a half minutes-- but it's also pretty sweet, especially the piano-heavy closer 'Ups & Downs'." --Pitchfork
Kele of Bloc Party (dj set)
Kele will be djing after Bloc Party's show at the Fox Theater!
Born 13.10. 81, Kele Okereke hails from Bethnal Green in East London, though his parents emigrated from Nigeria to England before he was born. In his youth, Kele listened to a wide range of contemporary music, from hip-hop to pop and everything in-between. In fact, it was the youthful rap act Kris Kross's 1992 Top of the Pops performance that motivated Kele to explore music!