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Terry Farley

London, United Kingdom

AKA: Farley & Heller

Junior Boys Own, NRK
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  • Back To Basics 30th Birthday

    The Warehouse

    Line-up: TERRY FARLEY, JUSTIN ROBERTSON, RALPH LAWSON, STUART PATTERSON and more
    Sat 20th November 10 PM
  • WHP21 - DEFECTED

    Depot (Mayfield)

    Line-up: GORGON CITY, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, BASEMENT JAXX, LOW STEPPA and more
    Sat 11th December 2 PM
  • Up On The Roof NYE with Norman Jay MBE & Terry Farley

    The Prince Of Wales Brixton

    Line-up: TERRY FARLEY, NORMAN JAY
    Fri 31st December 9 PM
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Biography

When he’s not showing off his extensive trainer collection, or informing anyone who will listen about being a gay Puerto Rican trapped in a white man’s body, you’re most likely to find Terry Farley in a dj booth. Or on the dancefloor at Space, pulling faces while Danny Tenaglia drops ‘Elements.’ Or organising bank holiday beanos called Faith. Or scrawling opinionated scandal in the same-name fanzine he runs with ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ author Bill Brewster and Soulsonic’s Leo Elstob. Forget ’88 and all that: Terry Farley is no dewy eyed nostalgic, despite the fact that he and his Boys Own gang practically invented London club culture with their parties, fanzine label and fuck-off attitude.

He’s just a house freak. A dyed-in-the-wool lover of basslines that could blow the stripes off your sneakers, deep, tribal grooves and good, old fashioned bass-bathing, head-twisting club music. A career that started with the Boys Own parties, setting up the revered Junior Boys Own label, Djing and producing with long time associate Pete Heller, Terry has handed his production midas touch to a variety of acts including Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and Funky Green Dogs.