Pole Folder is a Belgian electronic musician and live club performer, based in Brussels. A former protégée of the highly respected British DJ John Digweed, Pole Folder entered the limelight in 2001 as a DJ and producer at the forefront of the European progressive house movement, and has since evolved into a multi-instrumentalist and live performer of melodic-driven techno, tech house and deep house.
His critically acclaimed music has been released on some of electronic music’s most prestigious record labels including Global Underground and Renaissance, as well as on Bedrock Records, which put out his best sellers ‘Apollo Vibes’ (2001) and ‘Dust’ (2003). Both were co-produced alongside renowned Belgian DJ CP.
In 2003, Digweed commissioned Pole Folder’s debut artist album ‘Zero Gold’, and two years later it was released to worldwide praise from the electronic music media, including Resident Advisor, who gave it a 4.5/5 and described it as “delicate atmospheric…musically rich…and one of those timeless pieces of music.” Several ‘Zero Gold’ tracks such as ‘Faith In Me’ with vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw and ‘Salvation On Slavery Sins’ have featured on hit US TV shows including Nip/Tuck and CSI.
Since 2003, Pole Folder has toured globally as a DJ and a live performer.
His live shows aim to recreate the intricate and precise studio processes behind his music in a club environment, with synthesizers, mixing desks, FX boxes, laptops, and live vocalists fashioned by Pole Folder into a succinct club sound.
He also plays guitar, synths, and trumpet, skills that he acquired during a long musical education.
In 2006, Pole Folder launched ‘Destinations’ on Frisky Radio, a show that was recorded live at various gigs worldwide. It garnered a huge following and led Frisky to ask Pole Folder to recreate this concept live in the studio for his first compilation, ‘Destinations’, which utilised both his regular Pioneer DJ set up, and a number of live instruments.
Pole Folder launched his own record label Reworck in 2010. The imprint represents a new dawn for Pole Folder as an artist. With his sound having evolved into the more melodic fringes of techno, tech house, and deep house, and his gigs focused solely on live performances, Reworck embodies his new sound, his wealth of musical expertise, and passion for intense, soul-touching, dance music.
The label’s first track ‘Motel’, received strong support from tastemakers including Argentina’s Hernan Cattaneo who put it at No.1 in his June 2010 DJ chart. As Reworck approaches its 36th release, the label has proven itself to be an eclectic home for exciting European talent with releases from Berlin- based artists such as Marquez Ill, Ryan Davis, and Sven Jaeger, as well as France’s Amine Edge, publicly supported by DJ tastemakers such as Laurent Garnier, Hernan Cattaneo, and John Digweed, as well as magazines and web outlets like Raveline and WhatPeoplePlay.
Pole Folder mixed on 2014 the ‘Sudbeats Volume Two’ on Sudbeat, the highly respected label of Hernan Cattaneo. In 2016, Pole Folder signed on the label Click Records with a remix of Aaryon. His last release on Reworck, Gate Of The Sun, included a remix of Olderic and has already support from Hernan Cattaneo, Danny Tenaglia, Nick Warren, ….
In 2019, Pole Folder makes a remix of ‘Solemn eye – Idyll’ out on 70HILLS Music, a track from Solemn eye ‘Between My Hills’ Album.