The Polish Ambassador
|The Polish Ambassador|
Live Show 3/19/2010 @ Rickshaw Stop SF
The Polish Ambassador, real name David Sugalski, is an American electronic musician and disk jockey from Oakland, California. Sugalski began tinkering with music production while earning a Marketing degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2005 he released his first album, Diplomatic Immunity, a collection of 8- and 16-bit funk / electro anthems, which gained a surprising amount of fan support. After he released two more albums, he attracted the attention of a Microsoft-funded video game developer. The developer hired Sugalski to do the soundtrack for a game, which allowed him to focus on music full-time.
Sugalski also performs as Ample Mammal, a musical side project of The Polish Ambassador. As The Polish Ambassador, Sugalski produces upbeat electronic dance music with layered melodies; under his Ample Mammal pseudonym he uses fewer layered melodies, instead using heavily processed drum tracks. Sugalski wanted to distinguish between the two personae in order to produce two differing styles of music.
Sugalski regularly tours the United States performing solo and with other electronic music contemporaries. Sugalski is a multi genre musician, producing styles including electro, breaks, hip-hop, dub, funk, chiptune, and glitchy IDM. Sugalski uses live sound mixing, using computers and midi instruments to produce album tracks differently at every live performance.
The Polish Ambassador's latest album, Ecozoic was released in March 2013.
For most Polish Ambassador shows, Sugalski wears a neon-colored jumpsuit that he purchased in a Chicago thrift store for $3.99. He uses Ableton Live and Sonar to produce his music. He is signed to Jumpsuit Records.
His fans go by many names, but the most common are Ambassadorks or just "The Family". A Facebook group is where most of his fans connect on-line, which anyone can join. Group description: 'This is a place for fans of The Polish Ambassador to connect, share their experiences, collaborate, ask questions, help promote, and more.' This group was initially created for Polish's "street team" and another one also was created by one of his "#1 fans", Rose. David contacted Rose in July 2013 and asked her if she would like to merge and manage the groups. At that time both groups had total of about 100 members. Polish then plugged the new "TPA Family" group on his Facebook Fan page and it started to quickly grow. Then after some major festival events he shared it again and again. As of 1/16/2014 it has ~2,700 members and is the place to go if you love TPA, want to plan to meet up with other fans, or chat & share anything related to TPA. The Family has also started to make home made merchandise, with the approval of Polish 1st, and trade it or gift them to other Family members.
As The Polish Ambassador
- Diplomatic Immunity was released in 2007 on compact disc format.
- The Phantasmal Farm, was released as a digital download in 2007.
- I Found Him Now I Must Kill Him was released in 2008.
- First Words was released in October 2010.
- Homeboys in Outerspace: Episode I was released in 2011
- Future, Sex, Computers was released in April 2011
- Future, Sex, Computers (Remixes & B-Sides) was released in September 2011
- Homeboys in Outerspace: Episode II was released March 6, 2012
- Superpowers was released August 2012
- Ecozoic was released March 2013
- Polish Ambassador Text Tones was released in April 2013
As Ample Mammal
- Mating Season was released June 1, 2010
- Hers Was As Thunder was released July 16, 2013
- Polish Ambassador Official Website
- Jumpsuit Records
- Wildlight Official Website
- Ample Mammal Official Website
- 1320 Records Official Website
- Last.fm. "The Polish Ambassador".
- "1320 Records".