Bocca Juniors

Bocca Juniors was a short-lived project formed between the four DJ/producers (Andrew Weatherall, Terry Farley, Pete Heller, and Hugo Nicolson) at the heart of the Boy's Own Recordings label. They only released two singles: 1990's "Raise (63 Steps To Heaven)" and 1991's "Substance". Both featured lead vocals from Anna Haigh and were, in the words of the group, intended to be "balearic anthems". (The name "Bocca Juniors" is likely derived from the hugely popular and successful Argentine football team Boca Juniors, and possibly also from the word "bocca", which means "mouth" in Italian.)
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Bocca Juniors - Raise album art Bocca Juniors Raise (Single, Maxi) Boy's Own Recordings, Boy's Own Recordings UK 1990 Sell This Version
Bocca Juniors - Substance / Substantially Soulful album art Bocca Juniors Substance / Substantially Soulful (Single) Boy's Own Recordings, Boy's Own Recordings UK 1991 Sell This Version

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June 2, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Fantastic "supergroup" composed of four singularly talented DJs/producers/remixers (Andrew Weatherall, Hugo Nicolson, Pete Heller, Terry Farley) who helped shepherd the rise of positive, downtempo electronic music, largely inspired by the eclectic sounds and rhythms of Ibiza's "balearic" scene. The collaboration resulted in two "balearic beat" indiedance/electronic anthems in "Raise" and "Substance" and a handful of great remixes of those two tracks, all released on the group's Boy's Own Recordings label. Now, over twenty years later, these releases seem mostly overlooked, sadly.


February 20, 2003
Quite simply, some of the most forward thinking DJ's of the time Weatherall and Farley, ably assisted by Hugo Nicholson (if I remember rightly!) made one of the greatest dance records of all time, Raise, - it rocks as hard today as it did then. One of my all time top five tunes.

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