Looking Back on 2015: Justin Carter

2015. We opened the new home of Mister Sunday on the border of Brooklyn and Queens; we did our last season at Industry City; and Eamon and I DJed a roller rink in LA while Dam Funk rocked the mic and Snoop Dogg rolled around on one of those hoverboard things smoking a giant, brown pixie stick. So, you know, no big deal.

Beyond that stuff, I bought way too many records. Here’s a look at some of my favorite discoveries of the year – not necessarily released in 2015, but all new to me. As a bonus, I’ve made a Youtube playlist with all the songs herein for your listening pleasure. Enjoy. And happy holidays!

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!
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Altus and More From Melja

Atlus is a young man with the world in his hands. He shoulders it from the mighty and misty tenements of Glasgow, Scotland, where he spends most of his time in the halls of Rubadub. In the three songs on this mystical EP, he lifts up party-melting disco house, clanging ambience and bubbling techno – and it all makes sense. The first of many, many records from him, we hope. This kid’s a titan.

Nathan Melja is the same young Frenchman whose debut EP we released under the name Melja late last year. Since then, he moved to New York and worked at Mister HQ for a few months, manned the light booth at the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties (DJs make the best light guys), and spent most of his time outside that making music. Leo Draws is the culmination of that music-making, two murky but beautiful tracks centered around vocal samples and one off-kilter number aimed at the dark corners of the dancefloor.

Get them on vinyl on the Mister Store: store.mistersaturdaynight.com, or digitally on iTunes:

Eamon and Justin All Night at the Barn

dec12Eamon and Justin go all night at Silent Barn. Tickets are almost surely gonna sell out in advance. It’s a good idea to get ’em sooner than later.

Anthony Naples Takes the Reins

an_sbBack in 2012 we released the first EP on Mister Saturday Night Records. It was a collection of three songs from a young guy named Anthony Naples, a regular on the Mister dancefloor. He’d never released a record; and in fact, he’d never even finished a track before he gave us the final tunes; but they were excellent, and when we released them, people got really excited.

Flash forward a few years, and Anthony’s become an important music maker for a lot of people. He released a second EP for us, a couple EPs on Trilogy Tapes, a cohesive and mature LP on Four Tet’s Text label; and he built up his chops as a DJ. In fact, he moved out of the city for a couple years to play gigs all over the world.

But now he’s back in New York (for good, we hope), and to celebrate, we’ve decided to do something we’ve never done before: hand the reins of an entire Mister Saturday Night party over to someone else.

On Saturday, November 21st, Anthony Naples will control the Mister Saturday Night soundsystem from 10pm to 4am at Silent Barn, one of our favorite places for a party in New York City. Not only does our system sound great in the room; there’s a barber shop in the back, a vintage clothing stand, crates of records to dig through, a nice outdoor patio, and a bar with inexpensive drinks.

We can’t wait to hear what Anthony pulls out of his bag, and we can’t wait to have a dance with you. Until then…

A Friend In Need

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If you’ve joined us at Mister Sunday over the past four years, or if you’ve come to Nowadays for a drink, chances are you’ve had the good fortune to interact with our friend, Adam Roth. Adam is a great musician, a dad, and an all around excellent guy who mans the bar and spreads good humor at the Mister.

A couple weeks ago, totally out of the blue, he was diagnosed with stage four bile duct cancer. Given no hope for a cure through traditional western medicine, he’s seeking alternative treatments which aren’t covered by insurance.

His family has started a fund raising page to help pay for his treatments, and it’s been heartening – though thouroughly unsurprising given how great a guy he is – to see an outpouring of support. We’re coming to you now in hopes that we can add to that support through our community.

Donating something will obviously be financially meaningful to Adam and his family; but even more, it will be evidence of the massive amount of love and support he has. Whether it’s by giving a couple dollars or more, we hope you’ll join us in showing Adam how much we love him. This is where you can give.

Thanks for taking the time to read, and thanks for being part of our big family. We’ll see you soon.

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    Sunday, February 21st // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Shea Stadium // all ages // tickets and more info

    Saturday, March 5th // Mister Saturday, a new party for London in a medieval church // at St John-at-Hackney, E5 // 5pm to 11pm // tickets and more info

    Sunday, March 6th // Eamon and Justin at Panorama Bar // Berlin

    Sunday, March 13th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Shea Stadium // all ages // tickets and more info

    Friday, April 8th // Justin and Eamon at Under Bron // Stockholm

    Saturday, April 9th // Eamon and Justin at Jolene // Copenhagen

    Sunday, April 24th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Shea Stadium // all ages // tickets and more info

    Friday, June 10th // Eamon and Justin at Concrete // Paris

    Friday, July 8th // Justin and Eamon at Electric Elephant Festival // Tisno

    Saturday, July 9th // Eamon and Justin at Sunfall Festival // London