Sziget 2019 headliners are famous around the world, from Foo Fighters to Post Malone. Same can be said about some middle-tier names. However, some of the best discoveries can be made with the much smaller names. In “Hidden Gem”, we introduce you to acts you may have not heard of. Today, a closer look on Polo & Pan with 3 videos highlighting their career.
1. Rivolta – the first EP
Both Paul Armand-Delille (Polocorp) and Alexandre Grynzpan (Peter Pan) have solo careers in Paris when they meet and decide to make music together. They join forces in 2012 and, two years later, they release Rivolta under Hamburger records. It’s a blend of french touch electro and italian vocals, which already gives them that exotic feel. We can also feel their aptitude to make a good drop in a song, which will be confirmed with their next song, Dorothy.
2.Canopée – Polo & Pan going big
After their first 2 EP’s, Polo & Pan start making themselves a name, playing festivals but continuing to make great music. Plage Isolée and especially Canopée are the ones that make them more famous, as both the songs are more accessible than Rivolta and Dorothy, yet we can feel the Polo & Pan touch. Great, exotic, tropical melodies blended with the coldness of electronic music. After these, they go back to a big “drop” song on Jacquadi,a collaboration with the french electronic artist Jacques.
3. Caravelle – the first LP
In 2017, the french duo releases Caravelle, their first full LP. The album has some older singles in it but also some forthcoming ones, like Mexicali. Polo & Pan are mastering their sound, it’s only their first LP after all. They are getting famous outside of their home country, singing in many languages but always with the same vibe. In addition to Sziget, they have shows planned at Coachella and throughout Europe.
Polo & Pan are performing at Sziget on Sunday 11 August 2019.
The Sziget Festival is a week-long festival held in August and is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. Since Sziget actually means island in Hungarian, it is held on an island in the river Danube, in Budapest, Hungary. The first festival was held in 1993 and it was actually just a small student event that got bigger through the years and is now one of the largest, covering all kinds of music from rock, indie, reggae to electronic.