Jimi Polar

Jimi Polar has been involved in the production of tech house and electronic music for almost a decade, setting up a studio in Byron Bay to produce music in collaboration with friends and DJ’s as they travelled through the vibrant village. It was here that he became part of the Junkbeats collective and met international producers from H-Foundation such as DJ’s Hipp-e and Halo.

The Junkbeats collective has had a string of releases, with the H-Foundation album drawing remixes from SWAG, Fred Everything and King Britt. The next step was to collaborate with these writers. Fred Everything launched his own label Lazy Days with a Junkbeats collaboration that ended up drawing a remix from Danish electro producer Trentem’ller.

Jimi Polar relocated to Sydney early in 2006, keeping up productions throughout the year with more than one trip to the US to collaborate on a series for NRK Sound Division with DJ Hipp-e, seeing his first international release as a remix artist on one of the featured 12 inches. Also notching up production credits for Tango and Detour.

Now focused on his solo productions, 2006 saw Jimi sign to Sydney label Future Classic, with his debut 12 inch ‘Monster Park’ released over Christmas with a remix from German producer Robert Babicz. Park has received glowing reviews both in Europe and Australia including a feature article in local magazine 3D World and a 4 star review in Germany’s de:Bug magazine.

Jimi Polar has also been taking up his fair share of remix work for his new label mates, having already turned his hand to the works of Melbourne’s T-Rek and Sydney’s Kidzen. As well as his remix duties he has been working closely with the rest of the Future Classic stable on the live front, cementing himself as part of Jamie Lloyd’s live show thus playing with Jamie Lidell on NYE at Mad Racket, joining Jazzanova/Clara Hill at the Sydney Festival and performing on the main stage at Melbourne festival Kiss My Grass playing to a crowd of 17,000.

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