Farao runs us through her top 5 tour bus listens, track by track.
Following on from the release of Pure-O, Farao has played a handful of headline shows in London and around Europe in support of the new LP and has a North American tour scheduled for March '19. No stranger to the festival circuit, Farao has performed at a number of UK and European festivals such as Green Man, End of the Road, Øya, Roskilde, BY:LARM, and Eurosonic.
Farao: Good Soviet music for driving and doing sports. I found this stuff on a YouTube-rant a few years ago and have been obsessed ever since. It’s actually music commissioned by the Soviet state to use for exercising and aerobics in schools in the 80s!
Farao: Really nice Brazilian boogie record. I’m obsessed with this track and Marcos Valle in general. Such a good vibe and perhaps my favourite album cover of all time. He looks so sleazy, but I still wanna hang out with him.
Farao: Aaron Carter’s version is special but the original is awesome too. Orchestral stabs feast and a really good singalong track in the car.
Farao: The best and ONLY 3/4 disco track I know. There is a serious gap in the market for 3/4 disco and I intend to do something about it. I discovered this on the Psychemagik compilation Ritual Chants, which also has some other great tunes on it.
Farao: I can’t get enough of this Japanese boogie track. City pop at it’s best. I love how the vocals and vocoder are seamlessly blending in with each other!