John Tejada

Talking with Tejada

Two summers ago we hosted John Tejada at Sunday Best. It was rainy, and so we decided that we should set the system up under the shed. As the day moved forward, it got darker and stormier, and as he stepped up to the table for his live set, people were tight under the makeshift tents and carports we’d strung together.

He worked everyone into a frenzy, expertly playing on the mood that hung in the air — dipping into melodies familiar to his fans and keeping the attention to folks who’d never heard him with perfect dynamics. Needless to say, we’ve been itching to have him back in the city for a long time, and so we’re excited to have him here at Mister Saturday Night this weekend.

We caught up with him earlier today, just before he headed into the garage to pick out some vinyl. Here’s how it went. . . . Read on

Mister John Tejada

Mister Saturday Night is back at 1142 Myrtle for one last go round in 2009 before the New Year’s party. The wood has been worked in right by the soundsystem over the past few weeks, and everything is running like clockwork. Justin and Eamon are rocking nice, long sets of their favorite sundries, sometimes harder and sometimes softer; the open bar’s keeping things well oiled; and our special guests have been killing it.

Tonight our pal John Tejada is joining us allllll the way from the west coast. Known as a prolific producer, Tejada’s DJ sets are, to say the least, impressive. He masterfully strings together known themes from his own music with others beats and melodies, creating an experience that’s as brain-moving as it is hip-shaking.

1142 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn // $8 in advance from residentadvisor.net/mistersaturdaynight // $10 before midnight with rsvp to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com // $15 otherwise // 10p – late // more info // directions

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