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Folker Zwart was born in the year 1986 the Netherlands. After a couple of years playing drums and guitar, he started making music with his keyboard and simple software programs. His love for Techno music started in the nineties. He had to get equipment as soon as possible to create sets and continuously improve his DJ skills. 22 years after his birth he moved from Tiel to the city of Amsterdam.
Throughout the years Folker’s style has changed a lot. Whereas in the past he was more into funky (Tribal) Techno, nowadays he mainly plays a filthy mix of rough and dark minimal/ techno. The tracks he chooses for his performances are perfect to create a floating and rolling beat which releases lots of energy and is a guarantee for a frenzied audience. His sound is a mixture of strong swinging basslines and freaky sounds up to melodious parts. Nevertheless, his sets are always tuned to feel like he is telling you a story. “When the sum of two or more tracks mixed up together is bigger than the parts, that's the art of mixing”.
These days Folker organizes his own Schwung parties in underground locations somewhere in Amsterdam. He noticed an upcoming hype of mixing underground with commercial parties. “It’s a waste of good music, good vibes and pure events”. This is why his goal is to bring back the true pure techno parties, meant for the true music lovers.
Folker has played at big events such as Dance Valley and Free Your Mind festival and in clubs like Paradiso, Westerunie, Doornroosje, Sugar factory, and Poema. Sinds 2011 Folker is part of the bookings agency Switch Music and also in this year Folker got his first release on DID Records. Next to his carreer as a dj, producer and organizer he is studying at the conservatory in Haarlem.
Folker’s goal is to reach a great audience with his music. “It’s awesome to be able to share music with an audience that really enjoys your performance”. After 4 years of experience and inspiration the time has come to enter new decade. Folker Zwart is coming for y’all!
Schwung is an organization founded by Folker Zwart. It started its parties in 2010 in the legendary bunker, Amsterdam.
Throughout the years Schwung has lifted itself to a new level in locations as Transformatorhuis, Undercurrent, Amsterdam Studio's and smaller underground locations in and around Amsterdam.
Schwung represents minimal, techno, atmosphere, intimacy, great artists, long sets and parties from evening till dawn.
Their goals is to bring back the true pure underground minimal/techno parties, meant for the true music lovers.