Mister Saturday Night Records is releasing a special mix by Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter called Weekends and Beginnings. It’s an 18-track mix that was recorded live at Mister Sunday in late August. The release dates are November 18th in the US, November 17th in most of the rest of the world and then December 10th in Japan.
Unsurprisingly it’s perfect for the dancefloor, a deftly mixed trip across propulsive sounds that can’t be pegged to one genre. It’s also perfectly listenable. Its levels of light and shade and shifts in tempo make it just as suitable for home and headphone consumption as it is for a party. That is, in many ways, the magic of what the guys do.
Across 77 minutes, Weekends and Beginnings takes in a mysterious chanson song from the 70s, Maurice Fulton’s shimmering, piano-flecked remix of Alice Smith’s ‘Love Endeavor,’ Motor City Drum Ensemble’s building tribal rework of ‘Leave House’ by Caribou, Adesse Versions’ latin jazz-tinged ‘Modal,’ an ebullient gospel house gem by Jasper Street Company, a 1978 dancefloor number from Tobago by Lord Nelson, the warm ambient loops of Bassclef’s ‘Ghost Kicks In The Spiral’ and a bittersweet, Paul Simon-esque closer.
Speaking of the upcoming release, the boys had this to say, “When people ask us about Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, we tend to focus on the details of the events. The seemingly little things like a friendly staff and a springy dancefloor make a big difference in how good a party is, but the main reason we pay attention to them is that we’re trying to create the best environment for people to enjoy music.
Before we’re producers of parties and guys running a record label, we’re DJs. Everything else we do with Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday comes from our desire to play records for people. That’s what we’re putting forward on Weekends and Beginnings.”
Here’s the tracklisting:
01. Le Chanteur – La Passion des Collines**
02. Terrence Jerome – Believe**
03. Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
04. Nebraska – Green Marimba
05. Cobblestone Jazz – Traffic Jam
06. Mr. G – Daily Prayer
07. Anthony Parasole/Elgato – Quickstrike/Zone
08. Caribou – Leave House (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
09. Adesse Versions – Modal
10. Jasper Street Company – Solid Ground (Tommy Musto Remix)
11. House of Gypsies – Another Worry
12. Lord Nelson – Shango (Daniel Haaksman and DJ Beware Remix)
13. DJ Duke – Sun Beats
14. Jurgen Paape – Take That
15. Ike Release – Phazzled
16. Recloose – Can’t Take It (Herbert’s Some Dumb Dub)
17. Bassclef – Ghost Kicks In The Spiral
18. Sam Orwell – Secret Nothings**
**The songs with the stars are only on the CD version of the mix. Everything else will be available on the digital version. We’ll probably also do a vinyl sampler of select cuts.