An interview with - Clint Boon

 
POSITIVE - HAPPY - LUCKY
 
SUMMER BALL 2 DJ - CLINT BOON 
 
2018 marks Clint’s 43rd year as a DJ. He set up a mobile disco business in 1975 at the age of 15. He’s pretty much DJ’d ever since. For the last 20 years, Clint has carved out a successful career as one of the UK’s most sought after club DJs.
His weekly Saturday night at Manchester’s South Nightclub is now in it’s seventeenth year, the longest running weekly club night residency in the city. He also DJs around the UK and internationally. Since 1985, Clint’s work with the Inspiral Carpets has taken him around the world several times and resulted in many hit singles and five highly acclaimed studio albums. The band are seen as one of the definitive ‘Madchester’ bands alongside Happy Mondays, James and The Stone Roses. Until recently, Inspiral Carpets were still very active on the live music scene having played recently not only in the UK but in Argentina, Spain, Greece and Italy.
Clint has been instrumental in helping some of our most important bands achieve their success. He recorded Elbow’s first ever demo in his loft studio in Rochdale. He helped Gary Mounfield (Mani) become The Stone Roses bass player. He took Noel Gallagher around the world as a roadie for the Inspirals and introduced him to the music industry.
 

 

FAVOURITE NIGHTCLUB : SOUTH - MANCHESTER
 
South is Manchester's original underground basement dive club
 
Launched by Paul Cons, the promotions manager of the Hacienda, South was created as an antidote to the superclub; a tiny dive club, dark and deliberately underground.
 
FAVOURITE MEMORY
 
 
'The first time John Peel played an Inspirals record on his show. I knew things were about to get easier for us and it did. Within days we became one of the hottest new bands in the UK and the rest is history'
 
FAVOURITE 80's TUNE ?
 
ICICLE WORKS - LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR
 
 
 
'Love is a Wonderful Colour' by the Icicle Works. Their front man Ian McNabb sang it for my wife and I at our wedding reception.
 
  
FAVOURITE 90's TUNE
N - TRANCE - SET YOU FREE
 
 I love this track more with every week that goes by. Reminds me of someone very special who I lost a few years ago.
  
With special thanks to the wonderful Clint boon - Photo Darkroom

 


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