Terry Farley’s first DJ breakthrough came with his residency for The Raid club inn London in 1986 when alongside the other fledgling DJ’s Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold they brought a soundtrack of Disco / Hip Hop / Go Go and House music to iconic venues such as The Wag and the 100 club . 1988 saw the Acid House explosion and Farley became resident at seminal london House and Balearic clubs such as Shoom , Future , Spectrum , Trip , Limelight and of course his own promotions Boys Own. Alongside fellow founder Andrew Weatherall Boys Own ran the voice of Acid House with the Boys Own Fanzine, and later alongside fellow Boys Own founder Steve Hall started Junior Boys Own a label that became one of 90s House music’s biggest labels discovering The Chemical bros , Underworld and XPRESS 2 to name a few.
Alongside fellow remix and DJ partner Pete Heller as Fire island many remixes and chart hits followed with the likes of U2 / Janet Jackson / Micheal Jackson / Kylie and the Happy Mondays all getting the Fire island treatment . In their underground House guise Roach Motel the duo remixed and worked with House icons such as Danny Tenaglia , Frankie Knuckles , Armando , Robert Owens , Micheal watford and countless others . Terry and Pete have also produced compilations for Ministry Of Sound , Pacha and Journeys by DJ’s.
Dj wise Terry has played over 30 countries and such iconic clubs as Tresor , Weekend and Wilde Renate in Berlin , Yellow , Unit , Ageha and Liquid Rooms in Tokyo and Ibiza’s Space , Pacha , DC10 , Amnesia and this season just gone Ocean Beach club . In his home town London Terry has spun at MOS / Fabric / The End / Turnmills – in fact all the old school giants as well as the current cool new school crews such as Dalston superstore / Secretsundaze / East Village , Horse Meat Disco and XOYO .
Terry and Pete Heller have just teamed up again to work on the upcoming Frankie Knuckles single ‘Boyz’ as well as having a release on DJ Pierre’s new label called ‘ Cold Rockin ‘ alongside Stretch Sylvester, and once again with Stretch an upcoming release on old school Detroit producer K Alexi Shelby’s K Klassic label entitled ACID KING .
Acid House being dear to his heart Terry also compiled the big compilation hit of the summer ‘ Acid Rain ‘ .