‘Never Grow Old’ from Floorplan’s Paradise LPon M-Plant
In many ways this track epitomizes the musical character I try to bring to our parties – at once deep, dark and soulful. This is Robert Hood at his best, sampling Aretha Franklin under a high energy techno pulse. In the hands of any other producer it would sound pastiche.
The Last Mister Sunday at Gowanus Grove I wrote about the summer Mister Sunday season this time last year, so I didn’t really want to cover old ground; but when I look back on 2013, the final party we did at Gowanus Grove sticks out significantly. In fact it was so special, I have no doubt I’ll cherish the memory to my dying days.
Justin and I always pack records that we feel are worthy of the last moment of the party, but we never plan which one we’ll play or, for that matter, who will play it. I’d packed quite a few records I thought would work before I left for an out-of-town wedding the Friday before the party. Rok One, my old DJ partner at Studio B, was DJing the wedding, and at the end of the night he played ‘All My Friends’ by LCD Soundsystem. When I came home to Brooklyn the next morning, I grabbed the record before heading to the Grove. If you were there on the day, you know what happened. . . . Read on
Justin and I put quite a few mixes out into the world in 2012. We made contributions to Resident Advisor, Boiler Room and Rinse FM, and a live recording from Mister 100 proved particularly popular. But it’s our mix from the beginning of the year for Little White Earbuds which we’re especially proud of. Focusing more towards the house and techno end of the Mister musical spectrum the flow and sequence seemed to really click.
Beyond John and Alice Coltrane, I’d never really explored the world of spiritual jazz, so I dug a little deeper this year. The Spiritual Jazz compilations on Jazzman Records provided a great range of styles, sources and were the perfect way to delve further. They soundtracked quite a few of opening hours at the party. . . . Read on
Reggae, jazz, hip-hop, classic house and all variances of other stuff were on the platters laid down by Mister Kieran Hebden for our inaugural jam this past Sunday. Luckily we caught it all on tape, and it’s ready to serve up once again for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
We recorded a lot of mixes of our guests playing at Sunday Best over the years. There’s also a few from Eamon and Justin and one in particular of them playing back-to-back at the last Sunday Best party ever.
Here they all are. A real treasure trove. We hope they whet your appetite for Mister Sunday kicking off on May 29th. Don’t download them all at once!
Mister Saturday Night strives to do a little more than a typical party. With a love of great music and a desire to bringing people together, we try to create an experience that’s truly fun and engaging for everyone involved – party people, DJs, bartenders and doormen alike.
We find just the right space, install a great sound system, make it feel like home (or your own back yard) and present music that we love. Then you show up and make the magic happen.
Oversimplified? Yes. Lofty? Perhaps. But we are a loft party.
We’ve got some rules to help make the party extra good. You can check them here.
**In 2014 we decided to make giving back to the larger New York community an essential part of what we do. That commitment led us to give 10% of our net profits to The Robin Hood Foundation. You can read more about that here.