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Get to know Jerry Folk, the Norwegian electro-pop wünderkind

LA-based Norwegian Jerry Folk crafts sweltering nu-disco and deep, pulsating journeys

  • Cameron Holbrook | In association with WAV
  • 29 January 2019
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As his nu disco-charged tracks continued to rack up millions of plays online, Jerry moved to Los Angeles in 2016. After only having played one show in the US, he stepped up to the decks for a prime time spot at one of the world’s biggest festivals, Coachella. On taking the stage, Jerry’s popularity and musical impact came into focus. “I didn’t really know that I had fans – I just knew that I had plays,” he explains. “It was the first time I realised that people know the songs and actually came out to hear my music.”

Following 2016’s funkified debut EP ‘The Kids Tape’ and his follow-up mixtape ‘Purple Evenings’, Jerry’s ‘Leisure Tapes’ EP, released in 2018, demonstrated a newfound maturity and musical direction. “Right now, I’m just focusing on my instrumental skills and becoming as good a musician asI possibly can,” says Jerry.” Filled with scintillating synth lines, honeyed vocals and glistening production, ‘The Leisure’ EP shows a producer in full command of his talents.

Jerry Folk is a member of Mixmag and WAV’s new Magnified team. Find out more by visiting

Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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