È uscito ieri Pacific Standard Time, disco d’esordio del duo losangelino disco-balearic, Poolside. Il brano che ha anticipato l’album è l’ormai anthem estivo Slow Down. In occasione della loro prima release per la Different Recordings abbiamo fatto quattro chiacchiere con Filip Nikolic e Jeffrey Paradise.
1) Hi guys, how are you? Introduce yourself to our readers!
Hi we’re Poolside and we’re doing pretty great, really busy lately getting ready to self-release our album.
2) Before being the Poolside, you both had -and still have- other projects. How you end up forming this duo?
We met at a party I (Jeffrey) used to throw in San Francisco called Frisco Disco. I had Junior Senior as guest DJs on their first US tour. At the time Filip was the bass player in the band and he came out to the gig. We got to talking about music and records at the club and really hit it off. A while later he came out to LA for a few months and we started playing around in the studio making some songs and just having fun, nothing too serious. And there is where it all started… Eventually we decided to finish a few songs, maybe start some new ones, and do one release. That was “Do You Believe” and it’s all been kind of a blur since then
3) After an EP (“Do you believe” 2011) and some tracks, like the lovely cover of “Harvest Moon”, your album is finally ready. It will be out in a few weeks, right in time to put it in our summer playlists. What we have to expect from it?
It’s 16 tracks, about an hour and fifteen minutes of music. Laid back music made for enjoying in the sun. Obviously you can listen where ever you like, but we made the album as music to accompany lounging by a pool, or a back yard bbq, or a drive down the coast, a day at the beach… you get the idea.
4) The definition of your music is “daytime disco” and I think it really fits. You kind of music is quite sweet, it makes me think about happy girls in sundresses and boys in floral shirts. Do you live in Los Angeles because that place matches with your music? (you know pool parties, sun, palms etc)
Actually we think it’s the other way around, we live in Los Angeles so we make this music. The weather is always nice, lots of people have pools, we go to BBQs and outdoor parties all the time, etc so that sort of vibe informs our music.
5) As we said, you both have other projects. How hard is to coordinate everything?
That’s a good question, sometimes things are very easy and naturally fall into place, other times it’s a challenge to find time to do all the projects we do. There’s not a real art or science to it, at least not yet, whatever we’re in the mood for we do, unless there is some crazy deadline and then we try and focus on that.
6) Jeffrey, tell us something about your parties. How is the nightlife in San Francisco and Los Angeles?
I’ve been doing parties in San Francisco since I was in college. Nightlife there is so much fun, there’s a very hedonistic vibe to the parties in San Francisco that make it a special place. My party BLOW UP is constantly musically evolving over the last 7 years. It’s actually more like a big extended family than a party. Lots and lots of friends are involved in making it happen and we are all very close. We go on a big camping trip once a year with 20 people or more who are all involved. There’s lots of photos and videos online and that’s probably the best way to see what it’s about if you can’t actually go.
7) Any chance to see you in Italy in the next months?
There’s a good chance of that.
8) Guys we have finished, thank you for your time! Leave us with your favourite song!
We both really like Arthur Russell “this is how we walk on the moon”