Poolside (band)

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Poolside (2012)
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Dance, daytime disco, chillwave
Years active 2010-present
Labels Day & Night Recordings
Website Official website
Members Filip Nikolic
Jeff Paradise

Poolside are Los Angeles based duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise—their sound is described as "Daytime Disco." Poolside's debut single "Do You Believe" was positively received by peers, Todd Terje, Dimitri From Paris, and The Magician,[1] and Dazed & Confused praised the song for its "pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths,"[2] while NME lauded its "supremely casual decadence."[3]

"Take Me Home," Poolside's second single was released in November 2011 and was used as the first song on Aeroplane's In Flight Entertainment compilation.[4] Their debut album, Pacific Standard Time, was released on July 9, 2012 on Day & Night Records[5][6]

The band has performed at high profile festivals like Coachella (2014), Primavera Sound (2013), Okeechobee (2018), and FYF (2013).


Filip Nikolic[edit]

Filip Nikolic is a Danish born of Serbian descent, producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, known for his contributions in the rock, dance and pop genres. Nikolic gained notoriety with his group Djosos Krost, collaborating with Horace Andy and John Holt.[7] Nikolic toured the world as the bassist for the Danish pop group Junior Senior and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004.[8] Once in Los Angeles, Nikolic joined the LA based band Ima Robot as a bassist and eventually, a co-producer.[9]

In 2006 Nikolic formed the dance duo Guns n' Bombs, which Pitchfork described as "Justice like electro"[10] releasing two singles on Kitsuné and remixing Chromeo and the Gossip - his work led him to tours in Japan, Europe, North America and Australia. In 2010, Nikolic's band Ima Robot released their album Another Man's Treasure.[11]

Jeffrey Paradise[edit]

Jeffrey Paradise is a DJ synonymous with San Francisco's young, hip and ready to party scenes[12] – he is part of the dynamic force behind two of the best dance parties in San Francisco, Blow Up and Club 1994.[13]

In 1998, Paradise moved to San Francisco to pursue fashion design; however, shortly after arriving he abandoned fashion to be the front man for a new wave/hardcore band The Calculators.[14] After two years he split with the band, allowing him to finish his degree at San Francisco State University and the others (Luke Jenner and Vito Roccoforte) to form the band The Rapture.[12]

Jeffrey began to work on solo music in spring 2016 with a Latin flavored disco remix of Ursula 1000’s “Tropical Intention.”[15] The Caribbean Disco mixtape “Rhythm Party” soon followed.[16] His first solo EP “Cruise Control” was released in late 2016 and quickly reached #3 on Hypem[17] and amassed 150k soundcloud plays and 100k spotify in the first week while being featured on Yuksek’s Party Fine Vol 3 compilation[18] and Majestic Casual youtube channel[19] . His second solo EP "Dream with You" was released in August, 2017, which critics referred to as a "a laid-back, sun-drenched affair". [20]


In 2004, Filip Nikolic (at the time bassist for Junior Senior) and Jeffrey Paradise met at Frisco Disco, another one of Paradise's earlier parties in San Francisco. A year later Nikolic came out to Los Angeles for a few months and the two gathered together in the studio to have fun and make a few songs.[21] In 2006, the duo decided to make a disco influenced project; however, both were busy with other projects and their work “never got too serious.”[21] Later, in 2010 Poolside debuted their first EP/single “Do You Believe.”[22]

In 2010 LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy put Poolside into greater public notoriety by frequently incorporating their cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" into his dj sets. [23] [24] James Murphy continues to use the track in his recent dj sets, such as at the 2012 HARD Summer Music Festival and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Party.[25]

The duo released their track “Take Me Home” in October 2011 followed by a video released on Scion Audio Visual on November 2011.[26]

On July 9, 2012, Poolside released Pacific Standard Time.[6] The album was put together with no serious goal in mind, only to make groovy, daytime disco sounds as a result. The LP takes you to a sunny California paradise, and as Pitchfork music blog says, "It's a disco album that slinks along with the urgency of a teenager on the first day of summer vacation."[27]



  • Pacific Standard Time / Day & Night Recordings (July 9, 2012)[6][27]
  • Heat (June 20, 2017)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • "Do You Believe" EP / Future Classic (March 28, 2010)
  • "Take Me Home" single / In-Flight Entertainment compilation / Eskimo /N.E.W.S. (October 24, 2011)
  • "Scion A/V Presents: Poolside - Only Everything" single (2012)[28]
  • "If We Make It" (2015)
  • "And The Sea" (July 20, 2016)
  • "Everything Goes" (2017)


  • "Day & Night" (2011)
  • "Night People" (2011)
  • "Fall Back" (2012)
  • "Seasons Change" (2012)
  • "Stir It Up" (2014)
  • "Contact High" (2016)



  1. ^ "Poolside: un nuovo genere da ascoltare a bordo piscina". Soundwall.it. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Poolside". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  3. ^ http://poolsidemusic.com/post/3568982419/poolside-1-on-the-nme-chart. Retrieved March 7, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  4. ^ "Aeroplane—In Flight Entertainment | Album review". Time Out Chicago. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Pacific Standard Time is Released Today". Poolside Music. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b c Sendra, Tim (2012-11-13). "Pacific Standard Time - Poolside : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  7. ^ "Filip Nikolic Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  8. ^ Aaron Williams (2012-06-28). "In Rotation: Poolside - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Artists | Filip Nikolic - Ima Robot - Los Angeles, CA, United States". TC Electronic. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  10. ^ "Various Artists: Kitsuné Maison 4 | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Another Man's Treasure". Ima Robot. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  12. ^ a b Port, Ian S. (2009-07-10). "Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Jeffrey Paradise - San Francisco - Music - All Shook Down". Blogs.sfweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  13. ^ "Blow Up". Blowupsf.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  14. ^ "Jeffrey Paradise - About". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  15. ^ "Tropical Intention Remix". soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  16. ^ "Jeffrey Paradise: "Rhythm Party" Mixtape". lagasta.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  17. ^ "Jeffrey Paradise, Cruise Control". hypem.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  18. ^ "PARTYFINE, VOL. 3". beatport.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  19. ^ "Jeffrey Paradise - Cruise Control". youtube.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  20. ^ "[Premiere] Jeffrey Paradise: "Dream With You"". lagasta.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  21. ^ a b "Filip "Turbotito" Nikolic interview |". Arkcollective.com. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  22. ^ "Poolside - Do You Believe? (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  23. ^ "Poolside". Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  24. ^ "DJing Is Easy: Pt. 2 of Our Post-Moogfest Talk with James Murphy". Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  25. ^ "Review: HARD Sumer Music Festival 2012". Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  26. ^ "Poolside Interview | Scion Audio Visual". Scionav.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  27. ^ a b "Poolside: Pacific Standard Time | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  28. ^ "Scion A/V Presents: Poolside — Only Everything | Official Scion AV Blog". Scionav.com. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  29. ^ "The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love (Poolside Remix)". 
  30. ^ "Matthew Dear: "Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)"". Pitchfork.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  31. ^ "Fly Away (Poolside Edit)". 
  32. ^ http://poolsidemusic.com/new-black-sabbath-planet-caravan-poolside-rework/" (December 17, 2012)
  33. ^ http://poolsidemusic.com/product/harvest-moon-sade-remix-12/. Retrieved 2012-12-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  34. ^ "When Am I Going To Make A Living (Poolside Edit)". 
  35. ^ "Onda (Poolside & Fatnotronic Edit)". 
  36. ^ "Little Dragon - "Cat Rider (Poolside Remix)"". 
  37. ^ https://soundcloud.com/poolside/im-in-love-poolside-remix.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  38. ^ "Jamaica Running (Poolside Edit)". 
  39. ^ "Poolside & Fatnotronic - Esperar Pra Ver". 
  40. ^ "Save Their Souls (Poolside Edit)". 
  41. ^ "Oh Honey (Poolside Edit)". 
  42. ^ "Gimmie What You Got (Poolside Edit)". 

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