Arno Faraji, a 17-year-old producer from Perth’s Shenton College, has taken out the 10th edition of triple j’s Unearthed High.
Thanks to brilliance of tracks such as ‘Destiny’s’ and ‘130 Ego Jump’, Arno Faraji was able to overtake the other competitors in this year’s comp, including Ninajirachi, Stevie Jean, Taj Ralph, and SŸDE.
Faraji had the news broken to him in the usual fashion, with Ben & Liam from triple j’s breakfast team sneaking into Shenton College to surprise Faraji with the news while he was still at school.
Having played music since the age of eleven, when his father bought him his first guitar, Faraji has expanded his horizons, adding bass, trumpet, and piano to his repertoire. Proving that he’s just too talented for his own good, Faraji upped the ante in 2016 when he began experimenting with beat-making and rapping – something that would help get him over the edge and be crowned as the 2017 Unearthed High winner.
Arno Faraji is in good company now, with his name joining the ranks of other Unearthed High winners over the last ten years, including Japanese Wallpaper, Asta, and last year’s winner, Gretta Ray.
The next step for Faraji now is for him to jet over to triple j’s studios where he’ll have his debut single professionally recorded and produced, with triple j and triple j Unearthed airtime in the pipeline.
Check out Arno Faraji’s Unearthed track ‘Destiny’s’, below.