Epic symphonies, transcendent melodies and emotive sonics all keenly await on the stellar debut release from Med School’s latest signing Polaris, the ‘Uncharted’ EP. After featuring on a variety of Hospital Records compilations, Romanian-born Polaris has unveiled a 4-track EP showcasing his unique use of atmospherics and full-throttle drum & bass style.
‘Kessel Run’, with its nod to his favourite Star Wars saga, is a dose of trailblazing energy. It’s celebratory horn work, energetic frequencies and punchy percussion give a warming vintage feel and make for a truly inspiring lead track on the EP.
As an avid gamer, Polaris brings intergalactic soundscapes across ‘Prismatic Gate’ for a futuristic electronic beat. Complex drum work and ambient pads lay the foundations for the timeless liquid number ‘Receiver’, juxtaposed by ‘Relic’, an intelligent space-age stepper that’s light years ahead of its time.
Hailing from the heart of Canada, is the unique style of Romanian-born drum & bass producer Polaris, acclaimed for his mesmeric atmospherics and tear-out dancefloor energy. He’s risen in the ranks of the Toronto D+B scene for many years and had his first release on Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Technique Recordings. Yet, it was on his 29th birthday that he was welcomed into the Med School family with an official signing.
Polaris’ supreme talent and musical output has earned him spots across many Hospital compilations. He flew the flag for his home country with his Schematic collaboration on ‘The Future Sound of Canada’ EP, followed up by stand-out tracks on the ‘Forza Horizon 4: Hospital Soundtrack’, ‘Sick Music 2019’ and ‘Hospital: We Are 21’.
The Prophecy D+B radio host has had musical roots since a young age. Brought up by his father, a violinist in a symphony orchestra and his mother playing classical guitar, inspiring Polaris to become a classically trained pianist from age 5. He’s also a lover of all things science fiction, video gaming and movie soundtracks with influences ranging from Hans Zimmer, Jeremy Soule, Junky XL and John Williams, the inspiration for his cinematic, liquid D+B soundscapes.
“I think my direction musically is to be able to seamlessly fuse ambient and musically soothing elements with heavy chaos and energy. Finding a balance to it all that’s the hardest part but when you do, it’s an indescribable feeling.” – Polaris