I can tell you a lot about Fareoh’s music from my classical standpoint, about his uplifting lyrical lines and stunningly complex yet melodic tracks, but the technicalities are irrelevant once you hear his work. You don’t need to know any music theory to realize that his music is more than just well put together—it’s artistically created and has an optimism that is infectious. Although each track of his is undoubtedly distinct, there is unique sound that makes its creator evident.
I recently had a chance to interview Fareoh a few days after he opened the sold-out Madeon concert at the 9:30 Club. At 20 years old, he’s part of a new generation of DJs and producers moving towards a more progressive house vibe. Polite and well-spoken with an incredibly charismatic stage presence, he’s definitely going to be a major player in the EDM scene. You can read the interview below to learn more about his inspirations, beginnings in classical music, and upcoming projects.
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I could say a lot of things about Chris Bo, but you really don’t need to know any of those things to appreciate the fact that the dude can murder any beat you let him get on. We realized this after inviting Chris to the studio back in early December, where he kicked it with us for almost the entirety of our show and laid down a couple frees on not one, but two beats. We didn’t take it easy on him either, giving him some beats to choose from that were decidedly out of his comfort zone. Eventually he chose a laid-back Jay Dilla beat and did not disappoint, only asking “y’all got more time for me?” after his first go. We were secretly sitting on a beat that we knew would be perfect for him–a drum-heavy 808 mafia instrumental–so we just went ahead and played it, and Chris was all over it.
It’s quite clear that Chris Bo is chasing his dreams and loving every second of it, or “holding onto music like a pit with his jaws closed” as he explained mid-verse. We had a great time getting to know such a charismatic and personable dude during the show, and certainly hope to see him again here at WRGW.
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WRGW: Once again, this is John Skehan of Railroad Earth on air with us. Did I pronounce your name correctly?
JS: Yes, Skehan, that’s correct.
Alright, excellent. So let’s see, you told me earlier that you all are now at home, where is that exactly? Stillwater, New Jersey for me, the band’s based out of northwestern New Jersey. We’re kind of all spread around the state. We just got back from about a two week tour on Sunday.
And you still have some more dates coming up, correct?
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As many fans, readers, listeners, viewers, and whatever else of WRGW may know, we welcomed Fat Trel (DC’s biggest rap name to date aside from a certain Wale Folarin) to the studio a little over a year ago for some freestyle and interview action. He rolled into the studio real heavy and brought some of his Slutty Boy crew with him. But being the slutty gentlemen that they are, the guys let Trel take center stage as he answered questions about the major label attention he was getting at the time.
Fast forward a year, and Trel is signing with Alley Boy under Master P as the Louis V Mob, indefinitely vacationing out in California. We’ll welcome him back to the studio upon his eventual return to DC.
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DC’s Velvet Lounge is one of very few punk venues in The District. Remnants of rebels past declare themselves; black and white stickers adorn the walls, staircases, windows, and tables—“HAVE FUN” is scrawled across a wall in black marker. But the man on stage carefully strums an acoustic guitar, rather than smashing through power chords.
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