hicago-based artist Folie announces a new mixtape. 123!, due March 25th via Dylan Brady’s Dog Show Records, is an intense and glitchy experimental-electronic joy ride. To coincide with the announcement of her upcoming mixtape, Folie has shared the projects first single “clean2” and its accompanying music video directed and animated by Harrison Wyrick and Parker Davis. “clean2,” featuring Bean Boy, is built on percussive and clanging industrial beats, but is not totally devoid of moments of accessibility thanks to Folie’s inventive hooks. The track’s animated visual highlights the spastic nature of the song.
Folie, real name Jae, is a producer and songwriter born in Upstate New York. Folie was raised on the emo, metal and grunge her parents would bump as a kid, and discovered electronic and dance music artists like Skrillex and Deadmau5 at around age 11. She then started making music on her computer and her appreciation for sound design in video games and sci-fi/fantasy movies lended itself to her stage name “Folie” as a nod to “foley work” — “I love dumb sounds, the sillier and more ridiculous the better,” she says.
Folie has performed at seminal online music festivals such as 2019’s “Mine Gala.” Here, she played b2b with friend and fellow Dog Show artist Gupi, and went on to debut on Dylan Brady’s burgeoning label Dog Show Records with singles “cortisol” and “ragoon.”