All Photos: Geoffrey Smith
If you’ve been keeping up with us over the past 8 years, our love for French Touch and disco is no secret. Something in the water in France is enabling producers to churn out the funkiest, danciest tunes the world has to offer. The French flavor got a little bit more interesting over the past couple years as a result of the union between Polocorp and DJ Peter Pan to form: POLO & PAN.
With a genre dubbed “Space Jungle,” you know that I am IN. They use these tribal and elemental sounds mixed with a futuristic and airy touch which comes together in an eclectic way I’ve never heard before. They also dabble in circus music samples that just adds to their weirdness which I can’t get enough of.
The show itself had all the aspects of a perfect 2 person live show. 4 CDJS (2 each), a mixer, 2 keyboards, and 2 mics. They would switch off between mixing, playing the keyboard, and singing. Simple. Effective. Elegant. They couldn’t have had a better crowd either (see video below). The show sold out almost instantly so all the passionate fans were ready to give them love and were properly warmed up thanks to nu-disco behemout Jean Tonique, who I also had been dying to see. You better keep an eye on these guys, because big things are guaranteed in their future. They’ll be back to SF for Treasure Island Music Festival in October!!