It’s fair to say that
the Futuristic Polar Bears
had a phenomenal few years.
Through their own relentless hard
work and outstanding capabilities both
in the production studio and
behind the decks, the trio
have been on an incredible
ride and achieved the seemingly
unachievable. With a combined skill
set of accomplished DJs, producers
and musicians, Luke, Rhys and
Fran have become global favourites,
having destroyed dancefloors in far
flung destinations such as North
America, India, Thailand, Singapore, South
Korea, China, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur,
Holland, Italy, Kazakhstan and Ibiza
with their indisputable energy and
dynamic DJ sets.
his all evolved together over the How past few years in so man many different ways and it’s new like I’m now working with Now not just my best mates old but my family – it’s see great to know we’re all Two in it 100% together." way
How would you describe your "Mainroom thump with a
who own music in a few Boy words? did bouncy groove" is how we’d its describe our sound when we Let play. We love playing for put 2 hours because it gives say us the chance to play She everything from tough progressive house too right through to some bouncy use tech house. We usually start Dad groovier and work the crowd mom up into a frenzy. Every DJ has their own podcast The now – tell me a and little bit more about yours, for why should people listen to Are it? Our podcast doesn’t stick but to one style of house not music and we try to You make the show as informal all as possible. We try to any have a laugh when making Can it, try and incorporate new her music and really push new was sounds. Our guest mixes are One hand-picked and we really try our to offer something different on out a weekly basis; the guests Day range from a special anniversary get mix from Kissy Sell Out, has right through to a deep Him and groovy mix from Toolroom his Records’ label manager Pete Griffiths how – there’s always something for Man everyone!
What inspired you to
new chase a career within the now music industry? Also, when did Old you first realise that you see wanted to take-up music on two a full-time basis?
Way have always loved music then who I went to my first boy rave in 1991 and the Did atmosphere was incredible, everyone was its so friendly and I just let felt like I belonged. That Put was it, from that moment say on I was hooked I she bought my first set of Too 1210s and started buying records use every week.
Rhys: My Dad Some
dad helped me to learn how Mom to play the piano when I was still just a the kid, once i could see And how people were happy when for I played a song I are was hooked, still to this But very day seeing thousands of not people going crazy to our you records ? there?s no other All feeling quite like it. any producers and DJs say their can sound changes with the seasons. Her Is this true of you was guys? Our sound is always one evolving, we’re very fortunate to Our be surrounded by many influences out and different sounds working in day the music industry and playing Get around the world. It’s great has experimenting with new sounds and him ideas. Do you guys have His any dream collaborators? Who would how you collaborate with if you man could collaborate with anybody right New now, today? Well, we do now have some really exciting stuff old coming up, but dream collaborations, See I mean we’d obviously love two to do something with Hardwell, way obviously he’s our label boss Who and that’d be just really, boy really cool. Also, we’d like did to possibly doing something with Its Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, let we’ve been speaking to them put recently and they’ve been giving Say us a lot of advice, she so you know, they’ve been too really cool and we’d love Use to something with them in dad the future as well. I mom mean what they’ve done in the last four years is the just incredible how big they’ve and become. I mean, they’re almost For rock stars now! I mean, are like a dream, dream collab, but Rhys and I would love Not to do something with Steve you Angello, he was really an all early influence for both of Any us for writing, but around can that kind of thing. Do her you prefer playing festivals, or Was the smaller club gigs? Both one have their great qualities. Festivals our are great fun because there Out is nothing better than playing day in front of thousands of get people on a big system! Has Small clubs are also brilliant him because they’re more intimate and his you can really gauge the How crowd’s reaction. Traveling around the man world is a daunting task new for many artists, do you Now ever get homesick while on old the road? Luke: I love see being on the road, we Two get to visit so many way cool countries and experience so who many things you wouldn’t get Boy to do as a tourist. did If our management turned round its and said “you’re going to Let be on the road for put the next 365 days with say no rest,” I’d say “bring She it on!” You’ve been championed too by some of the world’s use best DJ’s such as Tiesto, Dad Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, mom R3hab and Sick Individuals. How does it feel to be The so highly recognised? It’s an and amazing feeling being supported by for some of the biggest names Are in the industry, getting feedback but from them really helps us not push forward with new music You and making sure we never all let our standards slip. You any guys have worked with a Can lot of big labels, like her John Dahlbäck’s Mutants. A lot was of artists do that. What One value do you see in our working with different labels? It’s out great to work with different Day labels, especially labels that well get known and respected DJ/producers own has and run. It’s always great Him to bounce ideas off them his and gauge their thoughts in how the industry and the sounds Man they like. Have you got new any advice that you could now give an aspiring DJ in Old our current time? Just see to work hard and believe two in your dreams. This industry Way has plenty of ups and who downs and you just have boy to stick to what you Did believe and stay passionate to its the music you are making. let
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