New Year’s Antidote

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After a year off, we’re bringing back the Mister’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

We’ll be ringing in 2016 with an easy going affair – lots of dancefloor space, no crazy lines – basically an antidote to a typical NYE out.

The bar will be stocked with bubbly, and, as usual, we’ll set up our soundsystem, abandon our cell phones and cameras for the evening, and let Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter loose on the turntables. We’ll start at 8pm and go until 2am (the perfect timing for a New Year’s Eve party if you ask us), and the location will be secret (but very convenient and very nice). We’ll send the location for the party to all ticket holders in advance.

You can get tickets here.

We can’t wait to see you on the dancefloor.

**A note on pricing. We’re aware that $50 is steep compared to our normal entry fee. Asking you to spend more money is not something we do lightly; we always want our parties to feel relatively affordable. On New Year’s, though, prices go up for us, and for the particular venue we’re using this year, the costs are particularly high. We didn’t want to take another NYE off for lack of a good venue, and we wanted to make sure that if we did do a NYE party that it was a comfortable space. Anyway, all that is to say we’re not trying to milk you for money just because it’s a holiday.**

Nathan Melja – Leo Draws EP

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.

You can get Leo Draws (and pretty much all the other Mister releases) on vinyl and digital here on the Mister Store.

Looking Back on 2015: Eamon Harkin

betweenIn 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.
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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 – Zopiclone EP

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.

You can grab this release (and pretty much all the other ones) on digital and vinyl on the Mister Store.

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  • Upcoming Parties & Gigs

    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tourdates for Eamon and/or Justin.

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

    Saturday, June 11th // Eamon and Justin at the Big Love festival // Rennes, France

    Sunday, June 12th // Mister Sunday at Nowadays with Duane Harriott, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, June 19th // Mister Sunday at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    Friday, June 24th // Planetarium: A New Listening Experience // At A Secret Location with a Beautiful Hi-Fi // Address Will Be Sent To Ticketholders Before the Session // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, June 26th // Mister Sunday at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

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

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