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Now, Jerry Folk isn’t a name that would frequently cross our lips. While his laid back, chilled style is great for gentle listening, we usually chose to showcase something with a little more beat or you, could say, with a little more bass. However, his latest single, ‘Dotted Red’ made us sit up and take note. Release today via Folkestad Recordings, the single is part of Jerry Folk’s efforts to reinvent himself and incorporate his side project, FENGSEL into his work. We’re expecting an epic summary of this reinvention in the form of a full-length album towards the end of the year. For now, we’re left scratching our heads and piecing together the clues in an effort to gauge which direction he’s heading in.
The young Norweigan producer tells us: “To me, the song captures a lot of energies I love from the UK music scene. From Arctic Monkeys to Jamie XX, Burial and the UK Jungle and drum n bass stuff. I love breaks and pitched R&B vocals and wanted to mix them with the same synth palette that I have been using from my prophet 8 the past years.”
Jerry Folk launches us back into the early 2000’s in the streets of London, where breakbeat and jungle were king and the deep basslines laid out the law of the land. However, as usual, the musician rejects what is expected of him, infusing laid back elements from his signature style and venturing towards IDM – or perhaps just a new genre altogether. Wherever he’s going, we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on him.
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