Darling Farah is like a shot of adrenalin, administered by his own mind to escape from the anesthetized music scene of his home, the United Arab Emirates. Despite living in one of the most club baron countries in the world and a city that actually prohibits live music to be played in public, the talented eighteen year old has managed to master the art of production and therein spawn an underground scene all on his own.
Originally from Detroit, Farah was born into this world with techno already sewn into his DNA, something that despite his reclocation, came to the forefront of his mind as early as sixteen. Now regarded as the leader of a new, curious underground scene that resists the lock-down of the the UAE’s mainstream culture, Farah has truly positioned himself as the ultimate innovator.
His debut will hit the shops via Civil Music on October 4th, signalling the arrival of this go to producer on European soil. “Berline,” like Farah himself, draws on a variation of musical styles to bring a sound totally of its own. The stripped down beat and subtle swing of minimal is given a fresh electro sensibility from the distorted chords and cut up vocals. Fused together with the sophistication of house and even a hint of dub, “Berline” is the perfect way for Farah to introduce himself to the rest of the world. Civil have also thrown up a rather tasty remix package too with a deep and stylish rework from Dirty Bird’s Christian Martin, a wonky minimal remix from Clara Moto and the furturistic stylings of Funkineven’s acid remix.
A living embodiment of the internet generation of producers, there seems to be no limit of what this young producer is capable of. All we know is that we’re going to have a lot of fun finding out!