When you come across a producer you've been hearing for a while but didn't know who he was by name or face is like pure bliss. With that said, you probably don't know much about Fareoh but you can get a glimpse of the 20-year-old NYC based DJ/producer when he hits the decks this Saturday, December 15 at the weekly electronic music series, Electric Beach!
Getting his start in late 2010, blogs were beaming with excitement about supporting the then newcomer's complex yet melodic sound. His productions include various original tracks and meticulously crafted remixes, like his soaring take on Calvin Harris’ "Flashback.” But still we wonder... who is he? With a pretty scarce public bio and press, speculation about the emerging talent stirred up a lot of talk.
Flash forward to 2012, and there's no mystery about this New York-born DJ and producer. Fareoh was handpicked by Kaskade to open for him on this past summer's Freaks of Nature tour, hitting large-scale venues nationwide. A SoundCloud preview of his upcoming single "Halo" garnered an impressive 20,000 listens in just two days. And his remix of "Let’s Go," the single from Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo, has already been downloaded over 10,000 times through Twitter.
In good DJ fashion, he decided he needed a moniker; luckily, that came easily. "I've been in love with Egyptian culture since the second grade, when everyone learns about it,” he said. “I used to beg my mom to go to the museum, to see all the different artifacts and hieroglyphs." Stemming from an early Internet screen name which included the word "Pharaoh," he simply decided to spell it out phonetically.
An impressive representation of emerging DJ talents in NYC, you don't want to miss Fareoh play at Electric Beach so grab your tickets here and listen to his original mix "Feathers" alongside Archie.