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Properly Chilled 076 Podcast — Farid
Farid has been contributing to the Washington, DC dance music scene since the early 1990s. After throwing the first “warehouse parties” and deejaying in various clubs in the early 90s, Farid has been the head resident at Eighteenth Street Lounge since the club opened in 1995 and was the inspiration behind the legendary music hub Red between 1996–2005, until its close.
Farid is known for playing to full dancefloors week in and week out during DC’s glorious underground 90s dance scene. These dynamic sonic soundscapes brought listeners of all backgrounds together to remember the various contribution to local dance music culture Farid has made while acknowledging those who have already been a big part of the DC scene in the past.
Farid also has done plenty of work in the studio, releasing songs that incorporate classic Disco breaks, soulful melodies, and uplifting vocals. He has two 12″ records entitled Crowd Control and Dealer’s Choice released under ESL Music along with the luxurious Main Ingredient on Rhythm & Culture Music. Splitting his time between overseeing operations at ESL, and studio work, Farid is also busy behind turntables on a regular basis. His gigs are spontaneous but are worth catching.