Eunice Mayfield

Looking Back on 2011: Justin Carter


The year has ended, and my existence as a DJ requires me to supply my Top Ten list. This is it in no particular order.

The Blues – I took a trip through the south this year. In Mississippi, I stopped in Clarksdale (where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, an occasion now marked by a sad, easy-to-miss sculpture and a Church’s Chicken), and I joined the generation of middle-aged white men before me in getting into the blues.

Lucky for me, that generation has started to sell their records, and I came upon a store where someone had just dumped their entire collection, allowing me to grow my fairly paltry stock of blues records back at home into something more substantial. I’ve particularly fallen in love with Son House, whose “Grinnin’ In Your Face” I posted on the blog in October.


Gospel and Diva House – The first parties that I ever went to in New York were Body and Soul and Shelter. I also grew up in church mesmerized by a gospel singer named Eunice Mayfield. That means, of course, that I am into gospel and diva house, which I have been more than pleased to see in resurgence over the past year, starting with Omar S’s set with us back in January. It was pretty much all he played.

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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 17th // 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