Listen to Parisian Electronic Duo Polo & Pan's Classical-Heavy #TBT Mixtape
Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.
This week's spin comes from Polo & Pan. The Parisian electronic wonders are in the midst of a massive global ascent following the release of their acclaimed debut LP Caravelle last year. The duo -- comprised of DJs/producers Alexandre Grynszpan and Paul Armand-Delille -- first connected at Paris' cult dance haven Le Baron, where they bonded over an eclectic sonic landscape that pulls from Disney scores, Latin American rhythms and classical composing titans like Bach and Claude Debussy.
The group's gloriously hedonistic debut attempts to impart through music what Henri Rousseau conveyed in his paintings: "The quest for a wild life, a return to the primitive forms of happiness, and a colorful ode to idleness," they explain.
In the midst of a sweeping international tour, which includes a stop at this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. (April 12, 19), the fast-rising upstarts put together this week's #TBT Mixtape, inspired by the favorite tracks of their youth, and featuring cuts from Debussy, Mc Solaar, Snoop Dogg, Pow Wow and more. "This is our personal first collection of music we grew up with," they share. "From the very first crush song to the first album we ever bought."
Give the playlist a spin and also check out some retro snaps of the pair below.