Today’s Blissfields preview features Electro Swing DJ, DJ Fauxlo (FOH-LOH). Fauxlo says of her entry into DJing ‘in my second year of university I was in the middle of a house party, and the DJ dropped an Electro Swing remix of the Jungle Book song ‘I Wanna Be Like You’. It pretty much blew my mind with how cool it was, and how it effortlessly got everyone moving.’
Fauxlo’s influences are wildly diverse and have grown up with her, ranging from Blink-182 and Linkin Park to System of a Down and Netsky. She’s currently listening to ‘glitchy/trippy/unusual stuff’ and says the Bonobo’s Black Sands album saved her degree! This summer, as well as Blissfields, you’ll find her at the Roundhouse, where she’s an Associate Artist, and playing a bunch of ‘mahoosive house parties’. In the past, this rising star has also supported Benga, Sigma, and Blissfields favourites, Dub Pistols.
2014 will be Fauxlo’s first year at Blissfields, and she says ‘the fact that I get to DJ out of a bus is amazing – earlier this year I got to play out of the back of a pick-up truck, so who knows what’s next!’ Her must-see acts for the festival include TCTS, Kidnap Kid, Snakehips, all of whom can be found in the Hustle Den, as well as the Blisscotecque headliners Monki and Éclair Fifi.
In keeping with the Wild Side theme to Blissfields this year, Fauxlo was asked ‘if you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?’ Her response: ‘I am a self-professed crazy cat lady, but I’m not sure I’d be a cat… I’m kinda clumsy, small, always stay up late, and have big hair and large eyes – with that in mind, I’d probably have to be pygmy owl. Look them up – seriously. They are adorable.’