New York in the 1970s had become the forgotten city. On its knees; corrupt and awash with poverty and drugs, it set the scene for the most prolific counter-cultures that have shaped the arts and music world. While in Downtown Manhattan, Punk was being created; Midtown saw Studio 54 and the decadence of everything disco, thriving. However, it’s in the North of New York that Farah’s history is entwined with a subculture and movement that would eventually reshape contemporary music, as we know it today. Making something out of nothing – old turntables being rigged up together, disused record collections being trawled through, taking disco and funk, extracting breakbeats and layering in rhythm – artists used the streets as their stage and the city as their canvas.