"This CD represents a compact vision of my DJ skills and my taste in music that I would play if you were to see me perform live in the club."
friskyRecords launches its first release with a mixed compilation by world-renowned DJ/producer and friskyRadio resident DJ Pole Folder. Based on his radio show of the same name its a showcase for Pole Folder's DJ sets and live performance talents and delivers a compact vision of his DJ skills and choice in music, just as you were with him in the same club.
Fabian Armogedo - Universe
Pole Folder - Eastern Lagoon
Simon Baker - Bandit
Simon S - This or That
Leon Bolier - Further Instructions (Superdub remix)
Andy Moor & Michael Wilson - Control Me (Chad Cisneros remix)
Clubbervision - Contrast
Kevin Yost - Like a Dream to Me (Nothing Ever Changes remix)
Rockhaus - Rock the Box
Arc - Limin
Deep Mariano vs CPM - Plattenbau
Max Demand - Barcsak (Joel Amstrong remix)
DJ Yellow & Astrid Suryanto - To the Top
Francesco de Santis - Fuck'n'Roll
ILK - Twisted Pine (Ruby Weeks remix)
Spektre - Myst
The Creamminals - Finding Paulette
Oliver moldan vs Harrada - Fortune Cookie (Jerome Isma-Ae remix)
Tiger Stripes - Mad at Me
Much like the film of the same name, 2001 was a Space Odyssey for the underground club scene as thanks to John Digweed, Pole Folder was introduced to the world with his debut single 'Apollo Vibes' becoming a genre defining classic in the years that have passed since. This was followed over the course of the following year by the AA single 'Enter The Rhythm/Waxxx' and a third single, 'Dust', a track that many hold in high regard even to this day.
From there, EP and single projects followed on such labels as Sunkissed Records and Mo-Do Records, whilst Pole Folder spent much of the next two years focusing on an artist album he had been commissioned to do by John Digweed, making him the first artist to produce an artist album for the prestigious Bedrock label. The album, 'Zero Gold' featured collaborations with Brooklyn singer and songwriter Shelley Harland, fellow Belgian Sandra Ferretti and Kirsty Hawkshaw, and the album's blend of downtempo moods, brilliant melodies and cinematic soundscapes have earned it critical acclaim all across the world.
It's testament to this fact that tracks from the album have been licensed for use popular shows such as 'Nip/Tuck' and 'CSI', such is the broad appeal of the music Pole Folder creates. Inaugural single 'Apollo Vibes' was also included in the original soundtrack of the film 'Stark Raving Mad', which was compiled by John Digweed and Nick Muir, whilst the ethereal 'Dust' was used in a trailer advertising campaign for one of the UK's biggest independent television channels, with many other sync requests having since followed, as recognition of Pole Folder’s credentials as an extremely competent and versatile producer expands further.
In the live arena, Pole Folder's career as a DJ and live artist continues to grow and has seen him perform everywhere since 2003 from Europe to America and Asia, with such places as Miami, Moscow, Monaco, Tokyo and Buenos Aires just a few of the destinations where Pole Folder regularly appears, and this continues to increase week on week, with an ever growing schedule of live shows, DJ gigs and tours planned for the future throughout each continent, mirroring the growing popularity worldwide of his radio shows ‘Destinations’and the ’80 Hz Sessions’, both of which are regularly in the top 10 most listened play lists of their respective stations. The next chapter in Pole Folder's career beings as a DJ and producer with the expansion of his live shows to include keyboard and guitars, as he aims to infuse “a rock and roll soul in an electronic body”. as well as the release of his first mixed compilation “Destinations” with Frisky Records based on the popular radio show of the same name. Accompanied by a new set of releases on labels that include Restart and Proton Music as a precursor to his long anticipated sophomore album, plus the launch of the labels La Tourand 80 Hz Digital, 2008 will be a great year for Pole Folder fans and lovers of electronic music alike. .