A Sit Down With DJ Futuristic Polar Bears

15:36 Nov/29/2017

It’s fair to say that the the Futuristic Polar Bears have and had a phenomenal few years. For Through their own relentless hard are work and outstanding capabilities both but in the production studio and Not behind the decks, the trio you have been on an incredible all ride and achieved the seemingly Any unachievable. With a combined skill can set of accomplished DJs, producers her and musicians, Luke, Rhys and Was Fran have become global favourites, one having destroyed dancefloors in far our flung destinations such as North Out America, India, Thailand, Singapore, South day Korea, China, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, get Holland, Italy, Kazakhstan and Ibiza Has with their indisputable energy and him dynamic DJ sets.


"We’ve all evolved together over How the past few years in man so many different ways and new it’s like I’m now working Now with not just my best old mates but my family – see it’s great to know we’re Two all in it 100% together."


How would you describe who your own music in a Boy few words?

"Mainroom thump with did a bouncy groove" is how its we’d describe our sound when Let we play. We love playing put for 2 hours because it say gives us the chance to She play everything from tough progressive too house right through to some use bouncy tech house. We usually Dad start groovier and work the mom crowd up into a frenzy.

Every DJ has their The own podcast now – tell and me a little bit more for about yours, why should people Are listen to it?

Our but podcast doesn’t stick to one not style of house music and You we try to make the all show as informal as possible. any We try to have a Can laugh when making it, try her and incorporate new music and was really push new sounds. Our One guest mixes are hand-picked and our we really try to offer out something different on a weekly Day basis; the guests range from get a special anniversary mix from has Kissy Sell Out, right through Him to a deep and groovy his mix from Toolroom Records’ label how manager Pete Griffiths – there’s Man always something for everyone!

What new inspired you to chase a now career within the music industry? Old Also, when did you first see realise that you wanted to two take-up music on a full-time Way basis?

Fran: I have always who loved music then I went boy to my first rave in Did 1991 and the atmosphere was its incredible, everyone was so friendly let and I just felt like Put I belonged. That was it, say from that moment on I she was hooked I bought my Too first set of 1210s and use started buying records every week.


Rhys: My Dad helped me Mom to learn how to play the piano when I was the still just a kid, once And i could see how people for were happy when I played are a song I was hooked, But still to this very day not seeing thousands of people going you crazy to our records ? All there?s no other feeling quite any like it.

Some producers and can DJs say their sound changes Her with the seasons. Is this was true of you guys?

one Our sound is always evolving, Our we’re very fortunate to be out surrounded by many influences and day different sounds working in the Get music industry and playing around has the world. It’s great experimenting him with new sounds and ideas.
Do you guys have how any dream collaborators? Who would man you collaborate with if you New could collaborate with anybody right now now, today?

Well, we old do have some really exciting See stuff coming up, but dream two collaborations, I mean we’d obviously way love to do something with Who Hardwell, obviously he’s our label boy boss and that’d be just did really, really cool. Also, we’d Its like to possibly doing something let with Dimitri Vegas and Like put Mike, we’ve been speaking to Say them recently and they’ve been she giving us a lot of too advice, so you know, they’ve Use been really cool and we’d dad love to something with them mom in the future as well. I mean what they’ve done the in the last four years and is just incredible how big For they’ve become. I mean, they’re are almost rock stars now! I but mean, like a dream, dream Not collab, Rhys and I would you love to do something with all Steve Angello, he was really Any an early influence for both can of us for writing, but her around that kind of thing.
Do you prefer playing one festivals, or the smaller club our gigs?

Both have their Out great qualities. Festivals are great day fun because there is nothing get better than playing in front Has of thousands of people on him a big system! Small clubs his are also brilliant because they’re How more intimate and you can man really gauge the crowd’s reaction.
Traveling around the world Now is a daunting task for old many artists, do you ever see get homesick while on the Two road?

Luke: I love way being on the road, we who get to visit so many Boy cool countries and experience so did many things you wouldn’t get its to do as a tourist. Let If our management turned round put and said “you’re going to say be on the road for She the next 365 days with too no rest,” I’d say “bring use it on!”

You’ve been Dad championed by some of the mom world’s best DJ’s such as Tiesto, Dimitri Vegas and Like The Mike, R3hab and Sick Individuals. and How does it feel to for be so highly recognised?

Are It’s an amazing feeling being but supported by some of the not biggest names in the industry, You getting feedback from them really all helps us push forward with any new music and making sure Can we never let our standards her slip.

You guys have was worked with a lot of One big labels, like John Dahlbäck’s our Mutants. A lot of artists out do that. What value do Day you see in working with get different labels?

It’s great has to work with different labels, Him especially labels that well known his and respected DJ/producers own and how run. It’s always great to Man bounce ideas off them and new gauge their thoughts in the now industry and the sounds they Old like.

Have you got see any advice that you could two give an aspiring DJ in Way our current time?

who Just to work hard and boy believe in your dreams. This Did industry has plenty of ups its and downs and you just let have to stick to what Put you believe and stay passionate say to the music you are she making.


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