After a long and satisfying Labor Day weekend, I got around to checking the Wabi Sabi in-box. I was delighted to find this suprise in the form of an electronic package. Bi-Polar Men, a duo from South London, passed along Man Dance Vol. 1, an on point 30 min. mix, and “Kingston Squarkage”, a stellar B-PM blend of Roska’s “Squark”, for free! Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for these guys.
Bi-Polar Men – Kingston Squarkage [B-PM blend]
Bi-Polar Men – Man Dance Vol. 1
In addition, an interview was provided. Check it:
So where are you two from then?
M: I was born in Peckham, South London then moved to Suffolk aged 9. Currently a resident of East London.
T: I’m from Wandsworth in South London.
Where did the name come from?
M: It’s because T is always angry and I’m always happy.
How did you get into music?
M: I got some vinyl decks, aged 14 and started DJing Jungle. Then progressed into production after finding Digital Orchestrator Plus software (maybe the worst sequencer ever) on my fathers’ computer.
T: Mixing UK Garage vinyls bought from Big Apple Records in Croydon with two belt-drive turntables connected to separate hi-fi’s. I was about 16. I made my first serious bits of music on Reason 2.
How did the duo come about?
M: I met T through a friend about 4 years ago. After chatting for a bit we realised we shared a love of good music.
What do you do other than make music?
M: I’m a fully qualified (T laughs in the background) sound engineer and Pro Tools Certified Engineer. And I have an NVQ in cycle mechanics. B-PM build bikes mate.
T: I throw parties, look for music to sign to the label. I work for and manage an artist.
How would you describe your music?
M: B-PM for me its vocal pop music mixed with dubstep and UK garage but that’s only the beginning. Our music will evolve and take on new forms over time.
What artists inspire you other than the obvious?
M: Noisia, Ed Rush & Optical, Soulwax, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Bad Comapany UK, Beethoven and Daft Punk…
T: What he just said as well as Timbaland, Proxy, Azari & III, Style of Eye, Bart B More, Major Lazer, D Double E, French Fries, Drumsound & Bassline Smith…
Where’s your studio?
M: In the basement of a pub in Angel, North London.
What’s your favourite B-PM track so far?
T: It changes most days. Right now it’s one that we haven’t made yet…