Emiliano Folgar is an Argentinian DJ, producer, sound technician, and experienced music teacher.
As a producer and DJ, he was part of the duo Interaxxis, which has seen him tour many different countries such as Holland, Spain and Israel, where he has shared the stage with artists like Hernán Cattaneo, Danny Howells, Nick Warren, Agents of Time, Guy Mantzur, Jeremy Olander, and Cid Inc. among others.
He has also released music for labels including Balance, Sudbeat, Selador, Replug, Hope Recordings, and Suara to name a few.
With his new solo project FOLGAR, he seeks to explore different sounds ranging from Melodic House & Techno to Break-beat, without losing his passion for melody and groove.
Balance Selections 185: Folgar
1. Hernan Cerbello & Proyecto Vibra – Udum
2. Michael Ritter – Nuit Des Temps
3. Legroni – Pulls
4. Chumbita – A Robotic Gathering
5. Nicolas Parrado – Underworld Fairies
6. Folgar – Lost in Time ( Juan Hansen Remix)
7. Green Lake Project – In our Hands Feat Maria Die Ruhe
8. HearThug – Crossroads ( Bebetta remix)
9. Simon Berry Luke Brancaccio feat. Kiki Cave – Here Comes The Rain ( Torsten Fassbender remix)
10. Folgar – Dive
Balance Selections Q+A
My last 3 releases:
Folgar – Rain Force
Folgar – The Path Feat Sofia Rueda
Folgar – Last Hope Feat. Diego Lart
What music did you listen to as a child?
I had a Punk & Hardcore adolescence, I was fascinated with that kind of music, I remember the day I heard Ramones and Sex Pistols for the first time, everything changed. I did not have any musical influence in my house, so I discovered the music that I liked on my own.
When was the first time that you realised that you liked electronic music?
I really liked the Manchester sound of the 90s and when I discovered that some of those bands used synthesizers and drum machines to make their music, I started researching and listening to more purely electronic bands like Ladytron, Kraftwerk, Chemical Brothers and Underworld to name a few. Then I entered the world of Djing and Minimal Techno was the first style that I liked, some time later the melodies and harmonies of Deep and Progressive House came to me.
When was the first time you saw a DJ in a club?
I saw Troy Pierce at Bahrein a club in Buenos Aires in the early 2000’s.
Which producers/artists/acts inspire you?
I like a lot of producers from different styles like Sasha, Dominik Eulberg, Stelios Vassiloudis, Guy Gerber, Patrice Baumel, Trikk.
What was the last album that you downloaded/bought?
Album ‘Behind Us‘ from Damon Jee and Darlyn Vlys, I love Damon Jee style.
What is your current production and DJ set up like?
I have a very simple studio set up a Mac mini, Focal monitors, Focusrite sound card, Ableton push, Korg EA1 synth, Access Virus TI Snow synth. I really like working with Ableton native tools for my every day work .
For my DJ sets I use 2 or 3 CDJ Nexus 2 or CDJ 3000 and a Pionneer mixer 900 Nexus 2
What releases do you have on the horizon?
A remix for Mariano Mellino and several collabs with Ezequiel Arias for next year
Where can we hear you perform?
I have gigs in Bs As and Argentina on the way for the rest of the year
Tell us more about the podcast you made for Balance?
I made it with my laptop using Ableton Live. I made a track named Folgar Dive specially for that set the will available be for free downloading in the DJ MAGLA Soundcloud. I’ve been working on this set for a few months now because I wanted to include music from many artists and friends from Argentina.
The top track in my DJ wallet currently is:
Cabaret Nocturne – Afterlife Ft Eleonora
If I could recommend only one of my tracks for you to listen to it would be:
Folgar – Last Hope Feat. Juan Hansen
If I could recommend only one track for you to listen to it would be:
Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
The last movie I watched that I really liked:
I just re-watched the Rocky Saga
My favourite TV show: