Jerry Folk is one of our favorite newcomers into the deep house game. He has a serious flair located somewhere between 70s bellbottom disco and 6 am warehouse rave house. Every tune he touches seems to turn to gold. They are all perfectly suited for pretty much every occasion and have a weird sense of familiarity where it seems as if Folk knows exactly what you want.
Over the past year and a half, he’s accrued millions of plays on SoundCloud, hit the top of Hype Machine (four times), and has signed to the highly-acclaimed booking agency, AM Only. Now, on the brink of superstardom, Jerry Folk is preparing to really hone in on his craft and proceed with productions that define where his artistic project is and where it is going. Looking back, we decided to take a trip through our favorite 5 tracks that Jerry Folk has produced thus far.
1. ZZ Ward – 365 Days (Jerry Folk Remix)
This is the first remix that got me hooked on Jerry Folk. Its so catchy, so summertime perfect, and just an all-around feel-good tune. This remix perfectly demonstrates Folk’s ability to flip any type of song – in this case pop – into something both dance and commercial fans can love
2. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (Jerry Folk Remix)
Quite possibly the disco jam of 2014, Jerry Folk and Chromeo’s “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” go together like peanut butter and jelly. The Norwegian powerhouse feeds off Chromeo’s mature funk and decides to give it a pre-pubescent facelift to attract a younger crowd.
3. Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)
Quite possibly his most famous remix to date, Jerry Folk really demonstrated his versatility in flipping a hit R&B track into an even steamier rework. He keeps Baby Bash in the passenger seat while he takes the steering wheel with head-bobbing guitar licks and Samuel L Jackson chiming in. Really creative.
4. Jerry Folk – So Long (feat. BB Diamond)
Jerry Folk’s first original had to make our list. It’s the first time Jerry Folk had the chance to show his fans exactly what he can do with a blank canvas. It’s one part retro disco, one part slick deep house, and one part just pure bliss. I still have this one on my Favorite 25 Ever playlist.
5. Oh Wonder – Lose It (Jerry Folk Remix)
If you’re an avid Jerry Folk fan like myself, you can hear the indie influence that the young producer has in all of his productions, but he really didn’t put it on display until he took Oh Wonder for a spin. He does not hold back on drawing the raw emotion from the duo’s male-female dynamic and instead heightens it to add a side to his deep house styling. About halfway when he goes into that instrumental breakdown, I get chills every time.
I hope you listened to all of these and check this kid named Jerry Folk out because he is a truly impressive musician