Motto

Obsessed with raw drums and cinematic atmospheres. Drawing lines between rave, urban and techno music. Focusing more on an identifiable sonic aesthetic rather than aiming for a particular genre or demographic choice. Dedicated to pushing hard, abusive music from the shadows.

News

RITUAL Part 2 is now officially announced and will be available on the 22nd of september

It is now real!

RITUAL Part 2 is now ready to be officially released and we are super happy to let you know you'll be able to find it in record stores on the 22nd of september. But you can also pre-order it now through our store -> http://polaarsounds.bandcamp.com/album/ritual-part-2

As a preview we've asked our friends WSK and Michael Derrossett to make a teaser video, showcasing both the 3 tunes taken from the ep (and live show) and some of the awesome visuals played live in the show.

If you like feel free to share & stay tuned for fresh news very soon!

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Shit happens

La production de notre premier EP "RITUAL Part1" s'était idéalement déroulée, malheureusement nous avons accumulé les pépins sur notre seconde sortie "RITUAL Part 2". A tel point que nous avons décidé de décaler la sortie à septembre.

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Drexciya - Part 2

Si une importante partie du mystère entourant Drexciya résidait dans l’identité du duo, l’énigme s’est également nichée au fond du concept même de Drexciya et de son univers visuel.

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POLAAR March Selection: a selection of our favorites on soundcloud

We're happy to start a new monthly "rendez-vous" on POLAAR website: every month we'll share with you our soundcloud favorites.

The idea is to share tunes we love, from known or unknown artists, without any music boundary.

So, in this March Selection, we're delivering some fresh beats from Mexican Lao, Parisian Sicaa, Lyon local hero Nikitch, portugese Klipar & Nigga Fox, english Itoa and many more.

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The origin of RITUAL

I have to confess it was not easy for me to settle and explain RITUAL. It is so intrinsically linked to my personal life and my evolution, that it was very easy for me to find a good excuse not to start.

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An attempt in resistance

I was in the middle of writing a blog post on the motivations we have for POLAAR when I found this sublime essay by DVS1 on the battle between art and entertainment.

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Behind the scene: Who?

We are a polite bunch at POLAAR, and politeness requires people to introduce themselves when they meet someone for the first time. So without further ado, it is time for you to meet the team behind the record label: Flore and Marc.

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Releases

Events

POLAAR 28

When: 02/09/2016
Where: la Marquise (13 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Moiré (R&S, Rush Hour)
  • Flore (Polaar)
  • Axonberg (Rebecca)

POLAAR 27

When: 05/08/2016
Where: L'alimentation générale (64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France)

  • Alt (Mawimbi)
  • Flore (Polaar)

POLAAR 26

When: 23/07/2016
Where: le Sucre (50 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon, France)

  • Marfox (Principe)
  • Mabuko (Principe)
  • Flore (Polaar)

POLAAR 25

When: 24/06/2016
Where: la Marquise (13 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Ital Tek (Planet Mu)
  • SNKLS b2b Hoodrat
  • Ritual (Polaar)

POLAAR 24

When: 04/06/2016
Where: L'alimentation générale (64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France)

  • King Doudou (Mad Decent)
  • Flore (Polaar)

POLAAR 23

When: 04/05/2016
Where: la Marquise (13 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Branko (Buraka som Sistema)
  • Flore (Polaar)
  • Yuxta (Rebecca)

POLAAR 22

When: 14/04/2016
Where: 101 (25 Place de Jaude, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France)

  • Flore (Polaar)
  • SNKLS (Polaar)
  • Hoodrat (Polaar)

POLAARISM 2

When: 25/03/2016
Where: Le Périscope (13 Rue Delandine, 69002 Lyon, France)

  • Spreads (Nikitch & Dudley Smith Live show)
  • Flore (Polaar)

POLAAR 21

When: 18/03/2016
Where: L'alimentation générale (64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France)

  • Mo Laudi (Man Recordings)
  • Flore (Polaar)
  • Sicaa (Exploration)

POLAAR 20

When: 19/02/2016
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Zed Bias (Swamp 81, Exit, XL Rec)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Nasty J (True Lyon Crew)

POLAAR 19

When: 16/01/2016
Where: L'alimentation générale (64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France)

  • Poirier (Ninja Tune)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Lenny Shogun (Exploration Music)

POLAAR 18

When: 18/12/2015
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Hodge (Livity Sound)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • SNKLS (POLAAR)

POLAAR 17

When: 11/09/2015
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Ikonika (Hyperdub)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Hoodrat (POLAAR)

POLAAR 16

When: 24/07/2015
Where: Club Transbo (3 Boulevard de Stalingrad, 69100 Villeurbanne, France)

  • Clap!Clap! (Black Acre)
  • Flore b2b Douster
  • Mi55ah b2b General Haze (Bass Jump)

POLAAR 15

When: 18/07/2015
Where: Le Sucre (50 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon, France)

  • DJ FOOD (Ninja Tune)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Nikitch (Chateau Bruyant)

POLAAR 14

When: 03/06/2015
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Scratcha DVA (Hyperdub)
  • Docta Roots (POLAAR)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Matheson (Enover)
  • D.Last (Enover)

POLAAR 13

When: 29/05/2015
Where: LA JAVA (105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, France)

  • Scratcha DVA (Hyperdub)
  • Jumo (Yunizon)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Nulpar (Exploration)
  • Rawls (Exploration)

POLAAR 12

When: 13/03/2015
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • dj Paypal (LuckyMe)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Juksbowl (Solarythm)

POLAAR 11

When: 23/01/2015
Where: la java (105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, France)

  • Murlo (Mixpak)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Drazel (SeekSickSound)
  • Skwig (Exploration Music)

POLAAR 10

When: 19/12/2014
Where: la Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Pinch (Tectonic Rec)
  • Flore (POLAAR)
  • Bubzz (No Rule Corps)

POLAAR 09

When: 12/09/2014
Where: La Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Mumdance (Tectonic, Mad Decent, Keysound) UK, Brighton
  • LeTo (True Lyon Crew) FR, Lyon
  • Flore (POLAAR) FR, Lyon

POLAAR 08

When: 24/04/2014
Where: Paris Paris Club (5 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France)

  • Nibe (Lutetia Dubz)
  • Lumumba (B.YRSLF)
  • Tommy Kid (Resources)
  • Snowball (Exploration Music)
  • Flore (POLAAR)

POLAAR 07

When: 04/04/2014
Where: La Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Mumdance (Tectonic) UK - Brighton
  • Flore (Mad Decent / Chateau Bruyant) FR - Lyon
  • Phazz (Soulection) FR - Lyon

POLAAR 06

When: 28/11/2013
Where: Le Batofar (11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France)

  • Slick Shoota (Mad Decent / Kitsuné)
  • Flore (Mad Decent / Chateau Bruyant)
  • Tommy Kid (Sound Of Sumo / Burn)
  • Rafael Aragon (Caballito / Siren Fest)

POLAAR 05

When: 29/08/2013
Where: Le Batofar (11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France)

  • Sam Binga (50 weapons)
  • Flore (Mad Decent / Chateau Bruyant)
  • Calcium (Trax / La Source)
  • PEH7 (T&A Records / WeAreNeir)

POLAAR 04

When: 18/07/2013
Where: La Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Klipar (Overcooked Records)
  • Flore (Mad Decent / Chateau Bruyant)
  • P.I.L.A.R (Barnum)
  • Nanoworld (T&A Records / WeAreNeir)

POLAAR 03

When: 25/04/2013
Where: Le Batofar (11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France)

  • The Town (Clek Clek Boom) FR
  • Flore (Mad Decent) FR
  • Matsa A.K.A. The Pimp (Pumpz Rec) FR
  • Arystoth (Arystokratie/Awesound)

POLAAR 02

When: 13/12/2012
Where: La Marquise (20 Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France)

  • Budju (Chateau Bruyant) FR
  • Flore (Mad Decent) FR
  • Canza FR

POLAAR 01

When: 06/09/2012
Where: Le Batofar (11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France)

  • Diamond Bass (Enchufada) UK
  • Leo Justi (Heavy Baile) Bresil
  • Flore (Mad Decent) FR