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.

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…

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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.

    Thursday, April 28 // Eamon and Justin at Club Mago // Nagoya, Japan

    Saturday, April 30 // Justin and Eamon at Socore Factory // Osaka, Japan

    Monday, May 2 // Eamon and Justin at Club Contact // Tokyo, Japan

    Thursday, May 5 // Justin and Eamon at Oppa-la // Enoshima, Japan

    Sunday, May 15th // Mister Sunday: The Season Opener at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, May 22nd // Mister Sunday at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, May 29th // Mister Sunday: Memorial Day Weekend at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, June 5th // Mister Sunday at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving // advance tickets and more info

    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 // 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

    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