Polo & Pan was born in 2012 after Polocorp and Peter Pan crossed paths in Paris. Paul Armand-Delille (Polo) and Alexandre Grynszpan (Peter Pan) would often meet behind the decks, both residents DJs at the famous Parisian club Le Baron, and both strong believers in building musical bridges between genres and achieving damn good edits.
The former, Polo, draws inspiration from his early travels (his Roudani 434 EP was recorded in the Moroccan Atlas mountains), as well as in the transformation of an industrial space into a place of eclectic creation – the SIRA in the suburban Paris town of Asnieres, along with the collective Mad Agency – which would soon become the home of many contemporary artists and musicians.
The latter, Pan, is influenced by the musical gems that he discovers through his research to feed his almost daily sets, hopping between early 2000 pop music, modern and hybrid electronica, and psychedelic rock from the 1970’s.Peter Pan launches simultaneously an innovative encyclopaedic radio concept (Radiooooo.com) that pushes his tireless musical expeditions even further.
The first result of their collaboration, the maxi single Rivolta, signed to Hamburger Records, mixed a voice sample from a 1930’s Italian hit with a Moroder-like disco bassline.The result is impressive, immediately praised by the close circle of DJ fans of electro and disco, remixed by Gramme and Get A Room!
The duo is now wanted everywhere: Die Nacht, le Baron, the Opera Garnier and the Nüba in Paris, Villa Schweppes in Cannes, Calvi beaches, clubs in Beirut, Tropico festival in Acapulco, the Clap Ferret festival, among other venues and events. Ekler’o’shock fell for this morsel and met with Hamburger Records. Thanks to the right chemistry and a couple of gourmet lunches, the full team decided to work on a first EP, Dorothy, an unmasked, imaginative, electronic tribute to the Wizard of Oz and to our inner child’s wildest dreams.
Plage isolée, the duo’s new single, released on June 15, evokes the fantastical world of their first release. This time, Polo & Pan take us on the waves of a childhood romance, told by a cut paper stop motion animated video, handmade with love.
US TOUR DATES
9/12 @ Royale – Boston, MA
9/13 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
9/14 @ Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/15 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
9/17 @ Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
9/18 @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/19 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
9/20 @ Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
9/24 @ The Showbox – Seattle, WA
9/25 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/26 @ Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/1 @ The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
11/2 @ MTELUS – Montreal, Canada
11/3 @ Imperial Bell – Quebec, Canada
11/5 @ El Club – Detroit, MI
11/6 @ Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11/7 @ The Ground – Miami, FL
11/9 @ The Ballroom at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/10 @ Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
11/11 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/13-14 @ The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
11/15 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CA