Defected recently announced the relaunch of the Faith fanzine with its Autumn 2020 issue, in collaboration with its creators Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson and Dave Jarvis. A free fanzine for those into music, fashion and culture, Faith existed as a print mag for seven years from 1999, apparently gathering a fierce cult following and spawning an online forum that set “the agenda for the next decade of the Internet,” before relaunching in 2020.
Staying true to its principles, the magazine will remain free (excl. P&P) and will be available to order from the D-Store, and will be looking to educate a new generation of house fans on the history and culture of dance music, while championing rising stars of the scene.
After announcing the re-launch earlier this summer, the first issue’s new tenure pays homage to Danny Tenaglia, who features as the cover star for the first time. Inside the magazine, there is a full-length feature with Harry Romero and Danny Tenaglia in conversation. Additionally, it speaks to Broadway and Pose star Billy Porter on his experiences at NYC clubs of the ‘90s, as well as Parisian ballroom artist Kiddy Smile.
Interviews with Dave Beer and Ron Trent feature alongside Dee Diggs and Black Girl / White Girl. It also looks back at Ron Hardy and the Music Box, Giles Smith recounts time spent with Mike Huckaby and the magazine pays tribute to Andrew Weatherall with a review of the final ‘A Love From Outer Space’.
Across 24 print issues between 1999-2012, cover stars of Faith came in the form of Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Harvey, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Derrick Carter and many more. In full solidarity, Defected will work with Farley, Patterson and Jarvis to resurrect the print mag while digitising all editions past, present and future – as well as expanding into a podcast series led by Patterson, plus merch and maybe even a few parties on the horizon.