Looking Back On 2011: Eamon Harkin

1. Caribou – Caribou stepped onto the dance floor in 2011, and his arrival was most welcome, for it brought us a refreshingly musical and superbly produced set of 12 inch singles. His remixes for Virgo 4 and Junior Boys raised the bar and were the staples of many a Mister Saturday Night set this year. But it’s this remix of a rare African jam produced under his Daphni guise and released on his own Jialong imprint which was the stand out for me. I first heard this when he played for us back in March. It’s been in my bag ever since.

2. Four Tet – In a similar vein, Four Tet has leaned into dance music culture extending himself as a DJ and continuing to push forward with his own vinyl only 12 inch label: Text Records (strangely missing from most year end polls on best labels). Again the result is a breath of fresh air. We were extremely happy to have Kieran play the opening Mister Sunday this year (he’s back playing with us in February at 12-turn-13).
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Round One of Two

Can you believe it’s been a month? We’ve missed you. The longing is over this weekend in a very big way, though. It’s the first of a Mister Saturday Night two-Saturday doubleheader. For this one, Justin’s returning home to play alongside Eamon, Caribou’s joining the festivities, and the big, blue soundsystem is already plugged in and warmed up.

Tickets for this and next weekends’ parties are on sale here. We’ve sold a lot for this weekend already, and even though we’re at a pretty big space (location details to the right) there’s a chance that we might fill up, so if you’re sure you want to come, it’s a good idea to purchase in advance. Otherwise, RSVP, and get there early!

Fertile Times: An Interview with Caribou

The man behind the moniker Caribou is Dan Snaith. As you’re no doubt aware by now, he’s DJing with us this weekend as Mister Saturday Night returns after a longer than planned break.

We’ve been chatting with him on email for the past week or so in anticipation of the party. It was a pleasure to hear that he knew all about us and what we do, and he’s clearly enthused and looking forward to the gig.

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This Weekend & Beyond

This weekend, we’re back to doing the Mister like you know it best. No holiday extravaganza or collaboration, just a good, old-fashioned, one-room, one-soundsystem, Justin-Eamon-and-guest, free-beer-for-the-first-hour kind of get down. Does that mean it won’t be special? Of course not.

In fact, it will be extra special. Our guest is Omar S, who, making his third showing at MSN, is now our most frequent musical companion. It’s no wonder why we’ve asked him back as often as we have. In addition to consistently producing tracks that make their way into Justin and Eamon’s sets, he’s a phenomenal DJ, a master of dancefloor hypnosis. This will also be the last time that Eamon and Justin play together in New York for a while. Justin’s headed off to Berlin for a few months, and their only joint gigs until April will be in Europe. That makes this a going-away party of sorts.

It’s certainly not the kind of going-away where you should be shedding tears, though: the future’s looking bright. While Justin’s away, joining Eamon on deck duty will be SoulPhiction, Greg Wilson and Todd Terje – the latter of whom we’ve been trying to bring back to New York for years. And when Justin comes back in April, he and Eamon will be joined by Caribou(!!!!!) and… well, that’s enough for now, but there’s another exclamation-point worthy guest playing with us on Saturday, April 9th.

Tickets for this Saturday and February 12th are here right now, and they’ll go on sale soon enough for the rest. All the other details for Saturday are to the right of this post. See you this weekend.

On The Way

Eamon and I have a biiiiiig order of records on the way (hopefully arriving in time for New Year’s Eve). The new Wolf Music EP, The Koze remixes of Caribou, and a great one from FCL are all in there; but the one we’re most excited about it the above Space Dimension Controller gem. Chances are you’ll hear it twice in a night. If you want to hear a couple more things, look beyond the jump.
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