Wearing his heart on his sleeve through his uniquely inclusive and love-affirming dance music stylings, POOLCLVB is now sharing his true authentic self. A human and a musician full of love, passion, and drive, the talented Sydney producer has found his pace with his recent single Love Type gaining widespread support, and has now released the new single of equal measure Broken Heart. Earning a huge nod from triple j, Love Type track became the #1 most played song on the station earlier this year, with presenters gushing left and right at both the lyrical content and the sonic textures that made for an incredibly instant and compelling anthem.
Inspired by all facets of art, POOLCLVB has found his muses in slam poetry in this short series of spoken word offerings. Sampling Shihan’s This Type Love for Love Type, and now having come across the commanding and awe-inspiring collections from New York’s own Fanta Ballo for the release of Broken Heart. An acclaimed poet, artist, activist, and now songwriter, Fanta has performed at a huge array of events including the Global Citizens Festival opening for Shawn Mendez, at a Juneteenth event hosted by the NYC Mayor and his wife, at a youth mental health conference for UNICEF, and the Earthshot Prize Summit for Bloomberg Philanthropies to name a few.
To complete this mini tale, Broken Heart does not just speak to the demise of a relationship, but more so to the acceptance of what is needed to move forward, POOLCLVB shares “I really wanted to bookend ‘Love Type’ with an emotionally charged conclusion. I felt there was more story to tell within the dynamic of relationship, falling in and out of love and the closure we seek. I have a deep appreciation for spoken word performance art and through the poetry of Fanta Ballo I feel we can all relate.” Whilst speaking to the messaging of the song and collaboration itself, Fanta shares “this song to me is about finding beauty and happiness through some of our toughest times. And mixing the gift of poetry and music together to create something magical!”
With a vast catalogue including the ‘You + Me’ EP, Erase, and Shooting Stars, alongside the latest string of emotionally charged projects such as Love Track, Runaway, Into Your Heart, and Till The End, POOLCLVB has gained notable global support. In 2019, he took the #1 spot on SiriusXM Chill (USA) for that year with his single Space, whilst regularly being featured across the likes of Acid Stag, Beat Mag, CULTR, Life Without Andy, Pilerats, Stoney Roads, Dancing Astronaut, EARMILK, Mixmag and more.
Recently announcing the launch of his very own label, LOVE CLVB, POOLCLVB aka Dan Maynard, is focussed on cultivating and supporting the incredible up-and-coming and forward-thinking talent that Australia has to offer in the alt-electronic space. Further taking this ethos into his curated live events, POOLCLVB, and friends can be seen taking over Glass Island every Saturday in Sydney Harbour – creating an inclusive space for all, where the world can melt away in the shared intimacy of musical experience.
Delivering dancefloor euphoria at its very finest, POOLCLVB has previously played key festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Mountain Sounds Festival, and This That Festival, whilst recently earning a spot on the national lineup for Spilt Milk this November alongside the likes of Post Malone, Dom Dolla, Chris Lake, Tkay Maidza and more.
POOLCLVB’s newest single Broken Heart feat. Fanta Ballo is out now on Sweat It Out.
POOLCLVB UPCOMING SHOWS
Every Saturday – LOVE CLVB @ Glass Island, Sydney Harbour
Sept 16 — Cooked Memories @ Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle
Oct 01 — Adrift Pool Bar, Wollongong
Oct 01 — Movements @ Heyday, Wollongong
Oct 21 – Otherwise, Townsville
Nov 25 – Spilt Milk, Canberra
Nov 26 – Spilt Milk, Gold Coast
Dec 02 – Spilt Milk, Ballarat
Dec 03 – Spilt Milk, Perth
Dec 31 — Barwon Heads Hotel, Torquay
FANTA BALLO UPCOMING SHOWS
Sept 07 – NYFW: The Mixtape, Harlem NY
Sept 08-09 – Colorscape Chenango Arts Fest, Norwich NY
Sept 10 – Safe House – CSSBK, Brooklyn NY (Free Entry)
Oct 14 – Sadie’s Bookstore: Open Mic, Middletown NY
Thanks to Blue Music Services