faith Carl Cox cover
faith Carl Cox cover

Carl Cox on the cover of Faith fanzine’s winter issue

Faith fanzine’s latest issue has been unveiled and is now available for pre-order, featuring a slew of H.O.U.S.E all-stars and must-know names to keep its devoted readers up to date on all things club culture. Carl Cox, the Ibiza kingpin and internationally renowned DJ, is featured on the cover of this issue. The legendary artist discusses everything from his parents’ musical influence to breaking through on the UK Acid scene, M25 raves, his transition from hardcore to house and techno, and advice for his 18-year-old self with Faith’s Terry Farley and Andy Thomas.

Back in the day, we never had social media, smartphones, I remember going to parties, not knowing who I’m going to meet, what house I’m going to end up in … you’d go out on a Friday, you come back on Sunday, and you’d have the best time.

I still have the same kind of ethos, the same foresight, the same passion, and energy for music, which I don’t think is a thing that’s going to go away any time soon. – Carl Cox

As ever, Faith gets the inside scoop from the scene with an array of A-list interviews, with Oasis’ Noel Gallagher dissecting his favourite dance records for House Selections, plus conversations with Inner City pioneer Kevin Saunderson, outstanding Detroit selector DJ Holographic, Berlin’s one-woman dance empire Cinthie and Birmingham production collective Bruise. Faith also delves into America’s West Coast and the history of disco in San Francisco, with on-the-ground reporting, interviews, and a look back at legendary parties from the past.

I have people who tell me they don’t get my thing with dance music. I say they do if they get Oasis because my lyrics were all about being inclusive. That was the feel that I took from those early house records which sang about everybody. – Noel Gallagher

Faith is an iconic zine with a long history and an irreverent spirit. Its long-read features complement the regular DJ charts and Faith’s signature in-jokes, which have earned it a cult following. The zine’s mission is to educate readers on the foundations of our music and clubbing heritage, connecting the dots between stars of today’s scene and the influential artists who inspired them, with its founders Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson, and Dave Jarvis still at the helm.

Success for me is that I can still handle all aspects of my life without getting burned out. It’s being able to handle everything I’m doing, being a mother, a girlfriend, having gigs, still delivering good tracks in the studio, having a successful record store and not being an asshole. – Cinthie


I stay in Detroit Is because Detroit has a renaissance feeling, and a true renaissance feeling is you creating something out of nothing. – DJ Holographic

Kevin Saunderson on Faith winter issue
Kevin Saunderson on Faith winter issue

Faith’s new era under London house institution Defected elevates the zine’s status as a cultural authority, with its collaboration with Defected resulting in a younger generation of dance fans being educated on all things H.O.U.S.E past, present, and future. Faith 2.0 maintains Faith’s distinct visual identity and character, with a design aesthetic rooted in club culture and tongue-in-cheek humour that sets it apart from the competition. Staying true to its principles, it remains free (excl. P&P) with the Winter issue now available to pre-order from the D-Store, and stockists as far and wide as Tokyo, Chicago, Berlin and throughout the UK.

Faith needs to be here to spread the knowledge for those who do care [about the history] and to try and persuade those that don’t that maybe they should … if you take care of the roots then the tree will flourish for decades. – Letter from the editors, Faith Winter 2021

Between 1999 and 2012, Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Harvey, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Derrick Carter, and more recently Honey Dijon, Paul Weller, and Rosn Murphy graced the covers of Faith. Defected has teamed up with the magazine’s creators Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson, and Dave Jarvis to resurrect the print edition while digitizing all previous editions, with many of the iconic interviews now available to read online for the first time at faith.london.

Faith’s team of in-the-know contributors are the scene’s eyes and ears, dedicated to delivering the most up-to-date information on dance music. As well as expanding into a podcast series led by Patterson, Faith delivers monthly radio shows and playlist takeovers, plus merch and most recently parties at The Cause London, Concorde 2 Brighton and hosting the VIP area of Defected’s London event at The Drumsheds in September.

We hope you enjoy Faith 5 as much as we had fun putting it together for you.

The D-Store has Faith’s Winter issue available for pre-order here. It’s completely free, except for postage and packaging.