How DJ Stereo Faith Became Bros With Peter Hook
If you've seen DJ Stereo Faith spin, you know he's a straightforward party starter who keeps it cool no matter where he's spinning. But when he opened last Friday for Peter Hook and the Light—the latest project from the former Joy Division and New Order bassist—he got uncharacteristically nervous, he says. No wonder: "Joy Division's my all-time-favorite band," writes Stereo Faith, aka Steve McPherson.
At the show, Stereo Faith's DJ set was heavy on post-punk, including many of Joy Division's early-'80s peers. (You can listen to the set on Soundcloud.) The devotion did not go unappreciated.
"When it was all said and done, I tried to sneak out of the club without talking to the bass player of what I consider to be the best band ever," writes Stereo Faith. Hook grabbed Stereo Faith before he could make a quiet exit. According to Stereo Faith, the conversation went like this:
Peter: You were the DJ right?
Peter: That was great!
Peter: I'm sitting here with the band and I go "This is great!"
Peter: You also played a Revenge song. F**king excellent man! I heard it and was all like "I know this song." Then I realized "I f**king wrote it!"
Me: Ha! I know, bro. (Yes, I bro'd him. Ask anyone who was standing there.)
Then he signed "Keep the Faith" for me on a piece of paper and I got the hell out of there.