Boys Own takeover The Steelyard for their annual party
One of the UKs most influential and legendary labels and parties, Boys Own, host their annual knees up, ‘Drop Acid Not Bombs’ in true style at one of the capitals new and exciting venues, The Steelyard, with a killer line up, as you would expect.
With M.A.N.D.Y (pictured), Honey Dijon, Heller and Farley and Darren Nunes completing the line up, the 800 capacity new and exciting space in the city, The Steelyard, is going to feel the full force of the Boys Own family and on 27 June, house heads from all over will be making a beeline to EC4.
So to the line up, Patrick Bodmer and Phillip Jung aka M.A.N.D.Y have very much carved their own unique niche in electronic music over the past ten years. From the release of ‘Body Language’ (their smash-hit collaboration with Booka Shade) to launching and developing their own successful label ‘Get Physical’ they consistently push the boundaries of house music.
Joining them on the bill is New York based DJ/producer Honey Dijon. Growing up in Chicago, she charmed her way into legendary clubs like Ron Hardy’s Music Box from an absurdly young age. She first wrapped her head around DJing by watching Derrick Carter play records in his loft. Honey’s sets incorporate the bump of Chicago with more classic New York and European flavours
There aren’t many people in the history of British club music who are held in higher regard than Terry Farley. Alongside Andrew Weatherall, Cymon Eckel, Steve Mayes, Pete Heller and the rest of the Boy’s Own crew, they ran raves, released and produced records and printed a seminal, satirical fanzine that traced a very British link between the football terraces, dancefloors, youth fashion and the picket line in a way that no other publication would before or after.
Having recently scored a Number 1 in the first ever UK vinyl chart with his Frankie Knuckles tribute feat. Underworld, Farley & Heller and The Misterons (‘Baby Wants To Ride’) he has been on the dancefloor since day dot. He has produced some of house music’s most enduring cuts under various guises, including Roach Motel and Bocca Juniors, as well as with fellow Boys Own cohort, producer and label boss Pete Heller as Farley and Heller.
Not only were the Boy’s Own gang responsible for publishing the first article on Acid House, penned by none other than Paul Oakenfold, they also held the first documented outdoor acid rave in 1988. And through their offshoot record labels Boy’s Own Recordings and later Junior Boy’s Own, the founders of the fanzine would help discover the likes of Underworld, X-Press 2 and the Chemical Brothers and release some of the most endearing British house music of the ’90s.
Need we say more!