Polytonics recently put out their first single ‘Killer’ which is a rework of the 1990 Adamski and Seal classic of the same name.
The original spent four weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart in May and June 1990. Polytonics have updated the track with the dancefloor in mind and come with a huge sound with musical legend Seal delivering an all-new vocal.
We caught up with the duo to speak about their musical influences, and why they love the underground scene.
T.H.E – Hey guys! Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials. How have you been?
Polytonics – Very well, thanks for asking. All good this end.
T.H.E – Tell us a bit of how “Polytonics” came about. What is the message behind the name, and why is there a mysterious feel about it?
Polytonics – I would love to tell you a deep and meaningful story about the name but let’s keep it real:
Paul and Ollie – Poly – get it?! Well, we did want The Tonics but every name we came up with a name we liked, it had already been used. So kept it simple.
T.H.E – How would you best describe your sounds, and which artists do you look up to for inspiration, and influences?
Polytonics – I’d say it’s cross between trance and house: Trouse! (A new genre is born). I can agree with that. ;). There’s so much food for inspiration out there, so much music every week being released, loving Toolroom releases…
T.H.E – What is it about the underground scene that appeals to you? Do you think underground artists are in a better space now, than a few years back?
Polytonics – The exciting thing is there’s always room for a new artist if you’re consistent and good. I don’t think that’s changed. So if you’re making great music keep banging ‘em out and you’ll be discovered eventually!
T.H.E – What made you decide on reworking 1990 classic “Killer” by Adamski and Seal?
Polytonics – It was born out of a live mix I was doing last year, putting the Accapella over an instrumental, it sounded so good that we started to explore the possibility of doing it properly.
T.H.E – This is your debut single. Is there a lot of music in the pipeline? What can we expect in 2019?
Polytonics – Oh yes, lots of exciting things in the pipeline that I’m afraid we can’t tell you about because we’d have to kill you, and that would be a shame as we’re getting on so well.
T.H.E – Lastly, if you had to name artists you would love to collaborate with, who would they be?
Polytonics – Art Bastian, Tall Paul, Prince, George Martin, Berry Gordy, and Midnight Takeaway.