Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Review: Ian Pooley -- What I Do

Alex Hall

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born, Pooley takes many cues from other countries, especially Brazil, and on his new album, “What I Do,” that influence is apparent. Tracks like “Swing Mode” and “What U Love” take Brazil’s electronic scene and incorporate Europe’s interpretation of Chicago house to great effect. As far as radio goes, there are really only a couple tracks that work without killing drivers, but if you are in the comfort of your own home, feel free to play “What I Do” back to front and let go completely, not worrying about totaling someone’s Prius.


  • Released January 25th, 2013
  • Highlights include “Swing Mode” and “Tale of the Big City”
  • Pooley has remixed tracks by Daft Punk and The Cardigans
  • Features Hogni Egilsson, vocalist and guitarist for the Icelandic band Hjaltalin