Fridöm: Before we get started talking about Poolside, could you tell our readers a little about yourself, specifically your background in dance music?
In brief, I started working at a record store in college, I began as "the indie rock guy", however the store had an extensive dance music selection and a mostly DJ clientele. Many bay area djs would shop there, sale their collections there, hang out there, etc plus all of the buyers we're really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about music, so they introduced me to all sorts of good stuff I would have never known about. From there I started DJing and throwing parties and shortly after became a touring DJ.
Fridöm: How did you guys decided to work together in Poolside and put together your album Pacific Standard Time, as your first theme Do You Believe, was released a year ago in 2011?
We've been friends for about 9 years, have DJed together many times, worked a few side projects together, and in general just appreciate a lot of the same music (dance and otherwise) and so it was just a natural progression.
Fridöm: You have described your music under the genre Day Disco, but for those who are not familiar with the concept, how would you describe it?
Just disco music that is nice for daytime enjoyment. The backstory is our studio is a converted pool house in Los Feliz CA that is literally steps away from a pool, we we're making music and then listening to the demos in the pool ,one hot weekend and decided that we would focus the music on that sort of fit the "poolside" vibe and we call that sound "daytime disco".
Fridöm: As the name of your band Poolside, you are performing in a lot of parties with pools I guess…so which has been the most exciting and interesting pool party where you have been lately?
We've played quite a few pool parties, but so far the most interesting was in Guadalajara at a place called Mansion Morquecho. The pool has a Grecian feel to it with columns, statues, and fountains coming out of it. It's surrounded by a huge grass lawns so it's a really special setting to play.
Fridöm: Whenever we listen to a song or a set it always transports us to a place, a feeling, a moment… are there any specific beaches or summer spots where your mind travels every time you play one of your songs?
I would say all the summer spots and beaches we've traveled to have an influence on the music we make, but we haven't wrote any songs about a specific location like Kokomo by the Beach Boys are anything like that.
Fridöm: You will be doing a lot of presentations this summer in US, any plans to visit Mexico or any other Latin American country in the next months?
We'll be in Mexico City, Bogota Colombia, and Santiago Chile in November.
Fridöm: Now to finish, could you please answer with the first word that comes into your mind followed by these words?
Pools… are fun
Mezcal… yes please
Latin America... see you soon