Polar Bears Can Dance is the pseudonym for London DJ, producer and artist, Jimmy Hickmott. On a mission to create fun, catchy pop tunes and described as "Contagiously danceable pop with hot summer vibes!” - Indie Pop-Ups, “Very fresh and danceable music, wonderful pop” - AOWleblog and, “Super cute branding and summer-inspired beats.” - SalaciousSound.
Jimmy has written and produced original tracks with artists such as Greg Blackman and Lauren Francis while also remixing the likes of By The Rivers, Mozambo, Kyekyeku, Half an Orange and Namvula. His musical knowledge of different genres and experience over the years informs his producing but he will always be a DJ at heart.
Under the name Polar Bears Can Dance, Jimmy has been playing eclectic DJ sets for over 10 years and it all started way back in 2004 when he won the Vestax National Student DJ competition. He has since gone on to play at numerous festivals and parties all over the UK, including Shambala Festival, Secret Garden Party, London Coffee Festival and the NME music photography awards.
Photographer: Owen Armstrong