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Wednesday 27th August : #LeaningOverBackwards #3 - #Farj @ #CafeLounge

  • Cafe Lounge 27 Goulburn Street Surry Hills Australia (map)

Our third guest for Leaning Over Backwards is Garage Pressure’s Farj. He is a true pioneer of the UK sound in Australia, with over two decades’ worth of experience in the scene. He has DJ-ed his way across years and genres: from hardcore and breakbeat to two-step and garage, and in doing so has helped bring the newer and more introspective sounds of dubstep to Australia. He’s one half of the legendary Garage Pressure, who since 1999 have been bearing the torch for UK Garage, Grime and Dubstep in Australia. They promoted the first Australian tours of Kode9, Mala, Benga, Pinch and many more, and have had a Friday night slot on Sydney’s FBi radio since 2005. 

Through the late 2000’s he helped to launch the careers of many promising young producers with his Label Aquatic Lab Records, which he manages with Garage Pressure partner Paul Fraser, and Laurens Oswald (who since 2012 has been the sound engineer to Moritz, the centre of the basic channel galaxy). Artists such as Truth, Seven, and his former production partner Jabba (with whom he released music under Moving Ninja) have some of their earliest work released on the label’s signature 180 gram vinyl. They’ve also had releases from renowned artists like Zed Bias, Caspa, Rusko, and Cluekid. Aquatic Lab has really made its mark, and continues to do so - 2014 will see their 16th release from Australian up-and-comers Cliques (Hensen and 48/4). 

Farj will be showing us the music that has, and continues to inspire and amaze him over an extended set on the 27th of August.