"For those unable or unwilling to sit in traffic on the 10 to get to the ocean, the duo who comprise Poolside craft Balearic tracks that are ideal for the daytime and for being, well, poolside. Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise convened after numerous years working on other projects (Paradise’s roots reach back to the Calculators, the San Francisco hardcore band who would soon after turn into the Rapture). Their first single “Do You Believe?” wound up on high-profile mixes from the likes of Dimitri From Paris, Todd Terje and innumerable “chill out” Ibizian mix CDs.
This year, Poolside’s self-released single found the boys cutting a mellow version of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and adding more thump to Sade’s “When Am I Going to Make a Living.” Out this week is the duo’s full-length debut, Pacific Standard Time, both as a disc and lovely colored double-vinyl package, full of low-100 BPM slow-chuggers. And slightly slower than all of them is “Slow Down,” which just nudges above 80 BPM. It’s syrupy and leisurely, meaning it’s the perfect speed for their message: “Don’t move so fast/ Slow down, let this feeling last/ Relax.”"