Three Polish bands will perform during the Reeperbahn Festival this September in Hamburg. The Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland showcase at Sommersalon on 21st September will feature BAASCH, BeMy and Hatti Vatti.
BAASCH’s music oscillates around electronics, alternative pop and film music. In March 2015, he released his second album Corridors (Nextpop Label). The album features ten songs, including Crowded Love, featuring the singer Y from BOKKA. Known from his charismatic performances, BAASCH opened for Tricky and Bloodgroup and performed at numerous festivals in Europe.
Fans and journalists compare him to artists and bands as renowned as Trust, The Knife, Depeche Mode, David Bowie. BAASCH collaborates with many acts from the electronic and alternative scenes in Poland: Rysy, BOKKA, Rubber Dots, Novika, Oly., Venter, Lari Lu.
He released his second long play album on 21st April 2017. You can listen to the first single Kind Of Coma above.
A duo, born and raised in the South of France and educated at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guilford, UK. In June 2013, the band took part in the Polish edition of the Must Be The Music TV Show, where they came in second place, after receiving very supportive reactions from both the jury and the audience. In May 2014, they played a series of prestigious Polish events and festivals.
Currently living in Warsaw, the band has landed a recording deal with Universal and released their debut album, Grizzlin’, in late 2016. The record was well received and was promoted worldwide with some help from Ed Sheeran and LP.
Piotr Kaliński is one of Polish underground's most vital figures. He is known for his analogue focused interpretations of an array of sounds, from ambient to footwork, as well as his Nanook of the North project alongside composer Stefan Wesołowski, featured on Boiler Room. He has toured extensively in from Japan and South Korea to Greenland and Iceland, where he performs frequently. His last record SZUM was released internationally on 24th March 2017 by MOST Records and Kudos Distribution, mastered by Dubplastes & Mastering.
Throughout SZUM, Hatti Vatti offers a typically bold, retro-futuristic exploration of Poland’s rich history of sound experimentation, one that simultaneously corresponds closely with contemporary issues and events in the country. Combining his own analogue workshop approach with a vast library of samples, the record is a succinct blend of hardware and reimagination.
Don`t Panic! We're From Poland is a project started in 2008 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. It has become synonymous with young, interesting and high-quality music from Poland. As of today, the project has been at 40 events across 14 countries and promoted over 80 selected artists. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and its flagship brand Culture.pl have since gained a reputation as the go-to exporters and promoters of Polish music.
Find out more: http://dontpanic.culture.pl/en
Source: promotional materials, compiled by MK, 15 Sep 2017, translated by NR