Genre: Deep House
Origin: United Kingdom
“After a while, I realised: Maybe I just needed to stop trying to do something, and let nature help me to find myself again.”
So says Paavo Siljamäki at the top of ’23 as he prepares to launch solo project P.O.S. and debut album Deeper Tales: a deep dance project that’s separate from, but complementary to, his day-job. In fact, a handful of the tracks were premiered during Above & Beyond’s set at #ABGT500 weekender in Los Angeles in October.
It is, too, world music in the truest sense – round-the-world music, in fact, dreamt up by the musician as he’s pursued a new life: at sea.
One listen to lead single ‘Lonely River’ and you’ll hear it: this is Paavo entering a bright, vivid new phase of creativity.
The writer/producer/DJ is one third of ground-breaking, record-breaking British dance institution Above & Beyond, founders of London based label Anjunabeats. The “mothership”, as the Finnish musician describes it, encompasses the OG band itself, a suite of labels, management and publishing, event management and production, and a roster of artists operating across multiple iterations of electronic music.
“P.O.S. is me finding true joy in things, and realising that bigger is not necessarily better. I’m definitely not saying that I don’t enjoy the Above & Beyond shows. But it’s just nice realising that, for now, there’s this freedom to experiment and explore. That leads to a better, happier Paavo – and a better, happier band in the end!”