Couple of bits to tell you about regarding the Faith/Boy’s Own gang. First up, the new Faith summer T-shirt (above) is now available and comes with their ‘Black Cowboy’ mix (only available with the T shirt). Its looking good and is available here.

Secondly, a heads up on the forthcoming Boy’s Own party on September 11th at Cymon Eckles new Shoreditch venue. DJs include Andrew Weatherall, Dorian Paic and Vera from Frankfurt’s Cocoon and Robert Johnson clubs, Jon Marsh (mix coming from him at some point), Horse Meat’s Severino, Rocky and Diesel, Heller & Farley and Darren and Spencer from Kubikle. That sounds like a proper party. Tickets on sale from next week at Phonica, The Griffin pub in Leonard St (East London) or Ticketweb. Get them when you can as it’ll sell out pretty sharpish.

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Here’s a quality interview with Andrew Weatherall and Terry Farley about the history of Boy’s Own and the record label. Looks like it was done in the studio as they were recording the follow-up ‘Substance’. Weatherall dismisses techno in fine style, and the clip also features the videos for ‘Raise’ (as Terry calls it ‘a hillbilly balearic anthem for the summer’) and the Less Stress cover of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’. London attitude in full flow.

Thanks to Nick Dart.

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We did this one back in the mid to late 90s (I think) at the JBO label. We all sort of felt it was time for a follow up to the original Balearic Beats compilation so one summer we recorded a load of records, gave (Terry) Farley a pen and here we go.


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This one goes out to Sir Steve of Hall. Love up.

Photos courtesy of Phil Mison (on the right in the photo above).

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Taken from The Face, December 1989, Sheryl Garratt, this time with Lindsay Baker in tow, nails the scene at the time. Rave is still on but the small parties are showing the way forward for those with discerning taste.







Thanks to Matthew J.
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Boy's Own Bogner Regis Flyer
Boy's Own Flyer

In a recent interview for the Defected website Darren Emerson was asked about his initial involvement with the Boy’s Own crew. Here’s what he said…

When and how did you start playing at the parties for Boy’s Own?

The one that sticks out is the one where Andrew asked me fill in for because he couldn’t make it and he requested me to play for him. I was honoured because I looked up to Andrew and thought it was a fantastic thing to be asked to do, at a young age as well. It was in Bogner Regis so it was a weekender, I remember going on and doing my usual thing of using two records and starting off with a long intro. I remember Norman Cook was there and it was the first house party he’d been to, and he always says now in interviews that I was the first person to get him into house music. I remember using Robert Owen’s ‘I’ll Be Your Friend’ over and over again just looping it and going back and forth. Justin Robertson was playing there as well, it was really good fun to play that weekender. I remember waking up the next day and feeling a bit hazy sharing a hair of the dog with Charlie Chester! I spent that Sunday with him at the bar having Sunday afternoon pints.
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Thanks to Phil Mison (love the way you wrote ‘now that we’ve found love’ on the flyer Phil – Ed)
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