“Always a student of dance music, it's clear that for whatever his next project is shaping up to be, Lauber has dug deep into the inner workings of dance music and studied the history vigorously.“ - PopMatters
An album engineered with the precision and expertise of a production master yet born from the creative passion of the genre’s biggest fan. Playing almost every instrument on the record, Roosevelt created ‘Polydans’ by swirling together the spirits of 80s synth, disco, analogue, Yacht rock and delirious dancefloor euphoria with amazing results. It is, quite simply, a feast for fans of the electronic genre, and a feat of expertly crafted pop that feels current yet nostalgic, club-ready yet heartachingly warm.
“It felt incredibly liberating to realize that I’m in a position now to go to the studio everyday and just do the music that feels right,” he says. “In this respect, ‘Polydans’ is my most personal album yet, as there hasn’t been any creative limitations – I just did what made me happy."
While cutting his teeth for years touring around the world, collaborating with acts like Washed Out, and remixing artists like Rhye, Glass Animals, Chvrches and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Roosevelt became one of the most buzzed-about new voices in electronic music. When it came time to work on his third album, Lauber took the expertise he learned on the road and brought it back to his roots: a combination of playing multiple instruments in numerous bands during his adolescence followed by his time spent DJing at intimate clubs around London, Berlin, Lisbon and more. He craved the chance to recapture the energy and essence of those moments of sonic connection, where passion and excitement are woven into the intimate nuances of the genre, and the physical relationship between the DJ and those on the dancefloor.
released February 26, 2021
Written, Produced and Mixed by Marius Lauber
Mastered by Heba Kadry
All tracks recorded by Marius Lauber at Tambourine Dreams Recording Studio
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 9 additional backing vocals by Kat Frankie
Track 2 strings by Kaiser Quartett
Track 2 & 4 additional guitars by Deniz Erarslan
Track 9 tambourine and shaker by Jim Orso
All tracks published by Sony ATV
Artwork design by Ohad Ben-Moshe
Creative Direction by C/O Magick
P&C 2021 Greco-Roman Ltd under license to City Slang
Marius Lauber aka Roosevelt is a dedicated music lover drawn to all forms of dance music. Yacht rock to Balearic textures,
house euphoria to sub-zero techno, it’s the warm emotional touch that drives his music and makes people fall in love with his breakthrough ‘Elliot EP’ outstanding debut album ‘Roosevelt’, bold and addictive follow-up ‘Young Romance’ and his daring forthcoming album ‘Polydans’....more