Born and bred in Essex, now- London via Brighton girl Katie Farrow has burst on the scene the past couple of years, playing gigs as Faro and as one half of her duo GCDJ. Having grown up in a small rural village with her dad’s collection of R&B, Soul, and Funk – Katie has had a strong ear for music at a very young age, developing into a love for dance and electronic genres in her early teens.
The soulful sounds continue to be a main ingredient in Faro’s musical selection, predominately within underground styles such as House, Techno and Disco. Katie is often praised for her selection, diversity, and the way she works her audience. You can find her in the basement of a steamy crowded club playing hands-in-the-air jams, to a hotel lobby smoothing it down, to being the soundtrack of people’s evening by the beach whilst they sip their mojitos and dance as the sun sets. Katie has also recently performed a Boiler Room as GCDJ, and the pair have collaborated with big brands such as Nike, Notion, and Bumble.
As well as performing out, Faro has been involved in various radio stations as part of the management team and having her own regular shows. Katie is a charming host and uses the radio as a platform to show her musical taste and form herself as a DJ, you can currently catch her on 1BTN as well as often popping up on Balaami Radio. Whilst she mainly focuses on mixing other people’s music, Faro has produced tracks in her teenage years and is set to get the ball rolling again very soon, inspired mainly by old Chicago house sounds, disco cuts and chopped soulful vocals.
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