Boya is Davin Conaty, a young musician from the Northwest of Ireland. He grew up playing classical piano and trombone, which he left behind at the age of sixteen to play drums in a punk band. Now he’s moved onto machines – and somehow he’s managed to extract as much feeling from them as live instruments. This is his first EP on vinyl. We are proud to present it.
Lumigraph is Gareth Smyth, a young Dubliner who spent the summer of 2012 living in New York City. He filled his time recording sounds of the streets, making music in a small apartment and going out to parties, which is how he met the Mister Saturday Night guys. The songs on the Yacht Cruiser EP were all recorded in Brooklyn, and they are his first tracks ever to be pressed on vinyl.
Hank Jackson is from Southern California, but he calls Brooklyn home. A couple months ago, when we were stamping Alex Burkat’s record in the Mister office, we put these songs on. After we picked our eyeballs off the floor, we realized we were listening to more than just face-burning techno. There’s something about Hank’s music that seems to embody the conflict between youth and age, what it’s like to live in a society where the law can simultaneously and arbitrarily protect you or harm you. But maybe we just think too much.
No matter what, we’re happy to introduce Hank, and we’re happy to present you with MSN006, the Deposit EP. We hope you enjoy.
Dark Sky is a trio of musicians and producers from London. They’re the first non-Brooklyn artists on the label, and, funny story, when they first sent us music, we actually thought they were from Brooklyn. (Shows how much we know.) No matter where they’re from, they’re excellent, and the music they make has found itself perfectly at home on the Mister dancefloor. We’re not gonna bore you with any more words. Just listen to the title track in full above, or listen to clips from all the tracks on the EP below.
Alex Burkat is a regular on the Mister Saturday Night dancefloor. Early one morning, after a night of dancing at 12-turn-13, he sent us ‘Shower Scene,’ a triumphant song full of strings and things. Eamon and Justin liked it so much that they decided to do their own version, a dreamier take on the original; and to complete the package, Alex added ‘Ammadomyownthing,’ a slamming, way-off-kilter monster of a track.