Biography of Fady Ferraye
|Moniker(s) / ||Fading Ocean|
DJ, producer, songwriter, label owner and event promoter Fady Ferraye has not had a normal upbringing for an artist. As a youngster growing up under the bombs of the Lebanese civil war, with access to his uncle’s vast record collection, he learned to shuttle his gigs from one shelter to another while staying in the mix. An unconventional start to a career that has heard him share his sound around the world.
Based in Amsterdam for the past 7 years, his dance tracks (more than a hundred so far) have been released on labels around the Globe: Audio Therapy, Frisky, Baroque, Alterimage, Particles and Per-Vurt, to name a few. His works are regularly played by world celebrity DJs including Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Sasha, Dave Seaman, John Digweed and James Zabiela. Dimitri Andreas, Chris Fortier, Magitman, Pole Folder and Kiko are among the artists that have remixed Fady’s tracks.
Fady’s axis is formed by his two residencies: At legendary party scene Club NL in Amsterdam (since 2005), and at top-50 ranked club BO18 in Beirut (since 2000). From there he shuttles across Europe and the Middle East, unobtrusive, shunning the hoopla, peddling his hypnotic mix.
Hurly Burly is Fady’s current signature evening developed with his buddy DJ, television personality and music lover Johnny de Mol. Every second Friday of the month at Club NL since 2008, it is an unpredictable wild and moving musical evening at which any of their DJ friends come in and share the booth, like Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, Nhar, Dimitri Nakov, Eelke Kleijn and many others. Beautiful people outside line up early just to be a part of the Hurly Burly.
Which, by the way, is also the name of Fady and Johnny’s monthly radio show on I D & T's new station 432 Radio.
Fady Ferraye also runs a monthly radio show, Goosebumped, on the global internet dance station Frisky Radio. Goosebumped has thousands of devoted followers and fans around the globe.
This man loves dance music. He will move your soul. The words leave off here. Take a listen. written by Gabe Marino (New York)