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Seattle’s Faraday brings cutting-edge production across the PNW (Local Spotlight)

Adventure awaits when you press play on the tracks of local artist Faraday. A Seattle-based DJ and producer, Faraday (Connor Drazil) takes his listeners soaring to new heights and worlds away.

Faraday’s melodic, uplifting soundscapes provide a blend of progressive house, deep house, and electronica. He morphs his current production style while drawing influence from his early days of listening to trance, happy hardcore, and hardstyle.

His work has gained support from Ferry Corsten, Martin Garrix, Dash Berlin, and Armin Van Buuren. Faraday’s 2-track EP Highlight/To The Sun is signed to Ferry Corsten’s label Flashover Recordings.

Faraday has adjusted well to the rising popularity of live streaming and can be seen on his weekly Wednesday live stream Horizon Radio on Twitch. He also lets listeners in on the musings of his song creations through his Song Stories which highlights his latest releases. Reading the stories behind artist’s creative process always adds an interesting and intimate perspective that listeners and fan enjoy.

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You can read the story behind Seattle bass DJ Phoseph’s remix of Faraday’s track Keep It Nice, or listen below!

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Faraday has been part of the local scene for a few years and has played support for massive artists such as Seven Lions and Nora En Pure, as well as for festivals such as Paradiso and Beyond Wonderland. He is a repeat guest at mainstay area clubs such as Q Nightclub and the Ora.

You can actually catch his next show at the Ora, where he’ll be playing underneath his second alias, Elkheart. This side features experimental, underground, cutting edge creations that don’t necessarily fit his Faraday alias.

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The sounds are moody, dark, and driving melodic techno that will have you envisioning yourself in a dimly lit, sweaty warehouse at 3 am somewhere in SoDo. You can catch the Elkheart alter ego in June at the Ora as he opens for Anjunadeep’s Nox Vahn. Grab those tickets here.

To get an idea of what to expect, check out the Elkheart mix below.

Check out more of Dance Music Northwest’s local spotlight pieces here.

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