Next week sees the release of the second 12″ on Eamon’s Subway Series imprint, the label he uses to release the odd edit and revamp of tracks appearing occasionally in his DJ sets. This time Mister Harkin takes three numbers which should be somewhat recognizable to discerning ears and mutates them for the dance floor.
‘Party Out of Sight’ is a re-work of the Bill Wither’s seminal ‘Harlem’. This edit made its first mark a few years ago on mp3 blogs but has now been further spruced for wax. ‘The Better Kind’ stretches out Joy Division’s ‘Means to an End’ and underpins it with a propulsive drum pattern, while ‘Turn Up the Funk’ is a DJ-friendly re-work of the proto Hip-Hop number ‘Shoot the Pump’ from back in the day.
Our buddies in New York, Jacques Renault & Marcos Cabral, have been working hard on their On The Prowl imprint of late. Of particular interest on the roster is their latest signing, San Jose native Corinne, an artist who collaborates with wonder-producer Josh Anzano to bring the timeless sounds of Latin Freestyle flooding back to our ears.
The boys kindly asked for a remix from Harkin & Raney (Eamon Harkin & Steve Raney) for the latest EP from Corinne. And they happily find themselves keeping company alongside Runaway (Jacques & Marcos), Kompakt’s Mugwump and the fantastic Midnight Magic.
Here are is the full and dub versions of the Harkin & Raney remix. Enjoy!
'Word to the Wise' is the debut EP from Harkin & Raney on The Rapture and James Friedman's Throne of Blood imprint. Harkin you know, of course, as Mister Saturday Night's very own Eamon Harkin; and Raney is Steve Raney aka Oneauff, his production partner and good pal who hails from North Carolina but is now firmly ensconced in Brooklyn, where the duo have tirelessly been working away on original material and remixes. Continue reading “Word To The Wise”
The gents behind Mister Saturday Night have been taking their moments off from throwing parties and DJing to spend some time in the studio. Justin, a longtime songwriter and singer (if you get close enough to the booth during his sets, you’ll probably hear him belting along with CeCe Peniston and Donny Hathaway), co-wrote and does lead and backing vocals on the title track of the new Great Weekend EP It’s Now.
Mister Harkin, who’s put out a solo edit record or two already, has recently been working in the studio with a North Carolinian named Steve Raney. The two of them tried their hands at remixing Neurotic Drum Band’s steamy Robotic Hypnotic Adventure, and well, their version is dope. Clearly we’re biased, but really. Dope.
Both records are out at this very moment on Wurst, our compadres in New York who are keeping it real and pressing up good music on VINYL! A Soundcloud stream of both jams are below. Enjoy.
Populette are Brooklyn’s Max Pask and Andrew Potter. Their debut single on Throne of Blood is called ‘Mommy’. They asked label mates Harkin & Raney (Mister Saturday Night’s Eamon Harkin and his production buddy Steve Raney) to turn in a remix for the 12″ release. This is it.