Polar Pair

Malkiel Grossman, Nadav Ravid

Members of Polar Pair: Malkiel Grossman, Nadav Ravid
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://polarpair.tumlr.com, https://www.facebook.com/PolarPair, http://soundcloud.com/ndv-polarpair

Discography of Polar Pair:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 This Is What Happens 3 Audio 2009-05-26 Botanika
2 This Is What Happens 3 Audio 2009-06-13 Botanika
3 Hip Shakin' Mama 3 Audio 2012-04-16 Botanika
4 Polar Pair 13 Audio 2012-10-01 Botanika


Polar Pair hooked up sonically as a loose collaboration between Malkiel Grossman (6funk5), an already pioneering DJ and remixer in the Israeli scene and Nadav Ravid (NDV). Since then, they have changed the electronic music scene in Israel altogether, defining tastes, creating genres and pushing the limits, together and individually.

Internationally, they collaborated in the studio with powerhouses Sinden, Maddslinky (released on Tru Thoughts) and Daz I Kue (among others), and remixed artists as Al Haca, Michelle Amador, Bonde Do Role and Black Devil Disco Club, collecting kudos from diverse people such as Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbes, Bugz in the Attic, Don Letts, DK (Solid Steel), Nick “Catchdubs” Barat (Fools Gold Recs.), Inverse Cinematic and many others.

Nadav Ravid, one half of Polar Pair, has been molding musical minds since his early days. First as a DJ on National radio, then as the key Tel Aviv DJ to introduce an open minded music policy at the booth. The next step was made as a music producer and groundbreaking remixer and also as part of Botanika, a DJ collective that expanded into a fully-fledged label. Malkiel Grossman, the other pole of the Pair in question, is a legendary DJ in the Israeli club circuit, the first to introduce acid, techno and house in the late 80s to an unsuspecting crowd. He also had took his first stabs at music production at that time, releasing music through the elegantly nutty (and Swiss…) Yello’s label. At the turn of the century he established the Sofabeat – a club that was nothing short of boundary-pushing institution.

But the real magic happens when they meet at the studio as Polar Pair, consistently brewing catchy, yet genre defying tracks.

Although started nearly 20 years ago, Polar Pair’s mission to spread their messed up street pop is far from over.


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