Episode Three of our collaboration with Boiler Room is here. We filmed this one at Silent Barn back on a rainy night in February. The intimate crew of dancers were in top form, and the tunes were better than any episode before.
The dancers were Kevin Jones, Eriko Tsubosaka, Karen Ng, Mayu Shirai, Leanne Michelle Watson, Tommy Zapatista, Seiji Carpenter, Bret Mantyk, Chris Reid, Bunji Fromartz, Qiu Yi Wu, Yoko Sakao Ohama, Kazushi Matsugaya, Li Jia Gong, LeeSah Pitts, Akojaiye Ausar, David Vybe Le Liberateur, Kenzie J Illnest, Brian Bucket Kim and Julissa Sarabia.
And the DJs were, obviously, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter.
Tracklisting is below. Enjoy!
01. Mystery Man – Bourbon and Maxx
02. Policy #2 – Devin Dare
03. 909s and Herb feat. Sammy Bananas – Michael the Lion
04. Love Commandments – Gisele Jackson
05. Done My Best – Nebraska
06. The Eye Tattoo – Dick Dickler
07. Sermons – Matrixxman
08. Jump Over Barrels – Crash Course in Science
09. ??? – ??? (can’t remember the name of this one)
10. The Dream (Sharam’s Deep Dish Dreamscape) – Deep Dish presents Prana
11. All We Need – Alden Tyrell feat. Jack Marks
12. Physical Graffiti – Jun Kamoda
In between all the things Justin mentioned, I managed to read a lot of books (and, of course, buy a lot of records) in 2015. It was the year that the realities of racial injustice in America and the threat to our species from climate change became all the more stark. My list starts with those two topics and takes a less serious turn towards the work of some of the greatest artists of our times, a recent vacation and then and onto some of the best dancefloor jams of the year, the latter of which I’ve compiled into a playlist here. I hope you enjoy.
Ta-Nehisi Coates This man is a national treasure. No one else seems to articulate so succintly, accurately and honestly the truth about race relations in the USA today. His book, Between the World and Me, and his essays on mass incarceration and the case for reparations are essential reading. Nicholas Kristof wrote early in the year in the New York Times that White People just don’t get it, and he’s right. We don’t. We owe it to ourselves and our communities to make an effort to ‘get it’. Ta-Nehisi Coates can help us better than anyone else. Plus he loves the GZA. . . . Read on
Harvey Sutherland “Bermuda” I think I have played this at every party since it came out. Musical, dynamic, groovy, unpredictable. An instant classic of the Mister and I’m sure of many, many other parties. Don’t stop, Harvey! . . . Read on
This Sunday, we’re doing our last ever party at Industry City. Each week of this outdoor Mister Sunday season, Eamon and Justin (and on two occasions, their guests, Duane Harriott and JD Twitch) opened proceedings with an entire album. We’ve made a playlist of all the albums we could find on Spotify (only six of them weren’t there – good job Spotify!), including the album that Justin’s playing this Sunday to open the last dance at Industry City, Jaga Jazzist’s What We Must.
Here’s the playlist:
And here’s the full list of albums, along with the date the guys played them:
May 24 // RL Burnside, First Recordings May 31 // Ernest Ranglin, Jamaica Jazz June 7 // Salvatore, Tempo June 14 // Meta Meta, Metal Metal June 21 // Mr. Shortstuff and big Joe Williams, Introducing Mr. Shortstuff June 28 // Four Tet, Morning/Evening July 5 // Daedelus, Invention July 12 // Terry Callier, Speak Your Peace July 19 // Spoon, Kill The Moonlight July 26 // Milton Wright, Friends and Buddies August 2 // Outkast, ATLiens August 9 // Reg King, Reg King August 16 // Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space August 23 // Spiritualized, Pure Phase August 30 // The History of Jazz, Volume 3: Then Came Swing September // Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Fetch September // Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shahen-Shah September 20 // Upsetters, Super Ape September 27 // Battle Trance, Palace of Wind October 4 // Joseph Spence, Good Morning Mr. Walker October 11 // Rhys Chatham, An Angel Moves Too Fast To See October 18 // Jaga Jazzist, What We Must
This week Eamon will be opening the Mister by playing Rhys Chatham’s ‘An Angel Moves Too Fast To See,’ in full, right as we open the doors at 3pm. This classic record captures Chatham’s dual influences and love of rock and classical minimalism, in a record that was pivotal to the pre-Giuliani downtown art and music scene. Come early to be mesmerized!