Looking Back on 2014: Eamon Harkin

Daniel Lanois’ Flesh & Machine

Some of the first records I obsessed over growing up where U2’s Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree (pretty standard for a teenager in the 80s in Ireland). Daniel Lanois, alongside Brian Eno, produced both of those records, and in later years he’s come to be one of my favorite artists and producers. In October he released, what is for me, the year’s best ambient record, Flesh & Machine, a beautiful collection of scattered piano, haunting vocal snippets, screeching electric guitar and orchestration.

IMG_3586Record Shopping in Rio

I got married this year, and my wife and I decided to go to Rio for our honeymoon. This provided an excellent opportunity to dig into Brazilian music deeper than I had before. I got in touch with Mister Millos Kaiser (pictured above), a true gent, DJ and promoter who runs the Selvagem parties out of Sao Paulo. As he was going to be in Rio when I was there, he generously offered to take me record shopping. We went to Super Nut Mara records a secret record store of sorts which can be freely shooped online but only visited by appointment. It’s such a great experience to explore music you know little about with someone who does and is SO enthusiastic to teach you all about it. Millos tipped me to so much great stuff that I’m still working my way through. I made a great new friend and came home with some amazing music. THANK YOU, MILLOS!

Metá Metá 

On that same trip to Rio (right after our record shopping binge), Millos took us to a Favela to see a band called Metá Metá. I was really taken with the their story and sound. They blend influences from Candomble, an old Brazilian religion with links back to pre-slavery Africa, with jazz, punk and samba. The gig was part of ongoing effort to integrate arts into the communities of the favelas, and the crowd they drew was a mix of locals and music fans who travelled across the city to see them. It was my favorite live show of the year.

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetMister Sunday in London

Before I came to New York, I lived in London for eight years. I have many old, dear friends there, and my brother and two sisters live there. In many ways it’s home for me. Those reasons alone have made it great to be able to DJ there over the past few years, but this year, I really felt things went to a new level, cementing London as a real home for the party. Our friends at Black Atlantic helped us put together two parties (one in May, one in November) at Oval Space that were very much in keeping with the ethos, energy and vibe of our parties in New York – sun streaming into the room during the early hours, good people, nice food, a really chill environment. I couldn’t have been more pleased. We plan on doing more in 2015. A big shout out to Gareth, Kim, Ben, Patrick, Ahsan for all the help in making it happen.

Ben Sims’ “Days of Snow”

My favorite techno track of the year.

OB Ignitt’s “Oh Jabba”

I love all of OB Ignitt’s records, and though this one came out last year, it became a real favorite on the floor at Mister Sunday this summer. Check him out on Facebook. He seems a super cool dude.

Mr G’s “P Bar Jam”

I really took to the music of Colin McBean this year and played many of his releases in my sets. We also featured his haunting “Morning Prayer” on Weekends & Beginnings. What I love about his records is how loopy he can make his songs without being the least bit boring – the grooves are so good and the production so well crafted. His records, if timed right, can be devastating tools on the dancefloor.

Herbert’s “One Two Three”

Matthew Herbert returned to his Parts series this year after an 18-year hiatus with this beautiful vocal number. Good thing.

Beck’s Morning Phase

A beautiful, cinematic, melancholy return to form from Beck. I really loved this record.

Weekends_Beginnings_PromoMaking an Official Mix

When I first discovered dance music, mix CDs played a huge part in my discovery and learning. I would research the artists and labels on the tracklists, and from there my own tastes would develop. Optimo’s Psyche Out, the Body & Soul’s Mixes, Jeff Mills’ Choice Mix, Michael Mayer’s Immer, and Harvey’s Sarcastic Study Masters were all huge for me. It was super exciting to put together and release our own official mix this year.

FACT Mix

Eamon and Justin have submitted this week’s FACT Mix. It’s a companion piece to Weekends and Beginnings, their first official mix CD, released just last month . You can stream and download the mix above and read a little more on what the folks at FACT had to say right here.

Mister Sunday Heads Indoors

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We’re taking Mister Sunday indoors for the winter. 


Justin will be DJing all afternoon and evening long, and you’ll bring the moves. The party will be on Sunday, December 21 at Shea Stadium, which is not, in fact, a stadium but actually an intimate loft space with wood floors and a balcony outside. Because is the space is small, the party an advance-ticket-only affair. We think advance tickets will sell relatively quickly, so jump on it!

Hours, ticket price and all that is over to the right. We hope to see you there!

**A note for the parents: This party is all ages, but our indoor parties tend to be less little-kid-friendly because of limited space for the kiddoes to run around in.

***Country Boys won’t be serving food after all, so if you’d like to eat something, feel free to bring a snack.

Justin on WFMU’s The Duane Train


Yesterday Justin dropped in to Duane Harriott’s WFMU show, The Duane Train. The two chatted, and Justin played music, some from a digging session at Snickars Records in Stockholm and then some new and unreleased stuff from friends (Floating Points, Nebraska, Whities Records and Luaka Bop) as well as unreleased, upcoming music on Mister Saturday Night Records (Archie Pelago and General Ludd). This is Justin’s DJ set. If you want to hear the whole show, complete with interviews and selections from the ever excellent Duane Harriott, head this way.

Here’s the tracklisting for the set:

01. Merit Hemmingson – Martas Liniment – EMI Sweden
02. Collage – Halb Sirp – Wool Recordings
03. Tribute – New Views – Heavenly Heights
04. U – The Kids Will Take Care of Themselves - Phantasy
05. Nebraska – Stand Your Ground – Unreleased
06. Moreno Veloso - Em todo Lugar (Javelin remix) – Forthcoming on Luaka Bop
07. Floating Points - Nuits Sononores – Forthcoming on Eglo
08. Archie Pelago - Clammy Customer feat. Gabriel Garzon-Montano - Forthcoming on Mister Saturday Night Records
09. Kowton - Doing Nothing – Forthcoming on Whities
10. General Ludd - Are You Losing My Hearing – Forthcoming on Mister Saturday Night Records
11. Brett Dancer – I’ll Be There – Track Mode

Eamon and Justin at 718 Sessions

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Eamon and Justin are playing Danny Krivit’s 718 Sessions on Sunday, December 14. It’ll be the guys’ first gig back in New York since the outdoor season ended, and it couldn’t be a better return. If you’ve never been to a 718 Sessions, get ready to be wowed. Not only is Danny a superb DJ (a real hero of ours), the 718 crowd is incredible. You’re gonna get along with them swimmingly. Details are over to the right. We hope to see you there!

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    Mister Saturday Night or Mister Sunday parties are in bold. Non-bold listings are for Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin DJ sets.

    Sunday, February 8th // Mister Sunday Indoors with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Shea Stadium // all ages // advance tickets available here

    Saturday, February 21st // Mister Saturday Night with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Silent Barn // advance tickets available here

    Saturday, February 28th // Eamon and Justin at Panorama Bar, Berlin

    Saturday, March 7th // Eamon and Justin at Just Jack, Bristol

    Sunday, March 8th // Mister Sunday London with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Oval Space // all ages // advance tickets available here

    Sunday, March 22nd // Mister Sunday Indoors with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Shea Stadium // all ages // advance tickets available here

    Saturday, September 19th // Eamon and Justin at le Bleury in Montreal