A new feature of the 'NoWayBack' blog ... We’ve asked them some choice questions in a NoWayBack acid house fashion?
Kicking off with the co-founder of Junior Boys Own. One of the DJ’s on our Originators T-shirt - the legendary Terry Farley.
Along with Andrew Weatherall, the duo started the now notorious Boy's Own fanzine in 1986, which commented on the slang, the parties, the tunes and the humour of the acid house days, and which also lead to the creation of the label Junior Boys Own. This imprint specialised in dance music and put out records by Orbital and Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers..
1. What was your first acid house moment?
Coming across Blackfriars bridge at 2am on a saturday night early 1988 and seeing the empty dark cold street filled with strawberry flavoured smoke ( from a smoke machine in a basement club ) being lit up from a flashing strobe escaping out of a open basement window on pavement level … Shoom .
2. Favourite club/night ever?
Trips to NY's Sound Factory 90 - 95 - We felt like we were exploring a new universe .
3. Best acid house debacherous moment?
The ones I can’t or care not to remember .
4. Guilty pleasure always in your box?
I was playing Toni Braxton’s ' Unbreak my heart ' Frankie Knuckles Def Mix quite a lot a couple of years ago .. the blokes hated it the girls n queens loved it.
5. Guilty pleasure not in the box!?
I’m a huge Barbra Streisand fan .. so ' Dont rain on my parade ‘.
6. Give us one of your favourite and hard to find records in your collection?
Luna project - I wanna be free (US BLACK LABEL) a real factory classic that never got played in the UK enough.
7. Biggest DJ fail / clear the dance floor moment?
Playing Wildpitch records to a handbag northern house crowd in hull ... never got asked back.. lol
8. Favourite labels?
JBO / Tribal / Murk .
9. Favourite producer / producers?
Murk / MAW / KINK / Dj Gregory
10. Who to watch from the new school?
Moda Black Gerd Jansen
11 Current favourite track?
Timmy Regisford - Fly .
12. Can u dance?
70s jazz funk style - Hell yeah!
Terry has recently complied a five-CD box set which traces the Acid House movement - including iconic tunes that were keeping the dancefloors filled in clubs like Shoom, Spectrum and the Hacienda.
To celebrate this launch of the box set, house music legend Marshall Jefferson joins Terry Farley (Acid Thunder curator) and Stuart Patterson for a party of some class, focusing musically on early house, of course some tracks from both albums and current tracks with strong relevance to the night.
Acid Rain & Acid Thunder - Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991.
Over five discs and 61 tracks on each.. these compilations promise a comprehensive survey of the late 1980s Chicago sound, with major figures like DJ Pierre, Mr. Fingers, Virgo Four, Phuture, Armando, Gene Hunt and Frankie Knuckles all getting the nod. The albums come bundled with a 32-page booklet, featuring photos and flyer artwork from Farley’s own archives.