This is a flyer from about two years ago, when we were still doing Mister Saturday Night at Santos. Why do we post it now, you may ask?
On that particular night, The Egyptian Lover, who I’d hipped to KDJ’s epic, then unreleased song ‘Freeki MF’, in this pre-party interview, came downstairs during Moodymann’s set and asked him if he’d brought it with him. Turns out Kenny had left the record at home.
The rest is history: Egypt plugged in his 808, dropped a beat, and they did an impromptu rendition on the spot. Too dark for video cameras, the moment only lived on in the minds of people who were at the party, but it inspired Moody and Egypt to link up and collaborate. Today, that collaboration is finally seeing the light of day.
This weekend, we’re back at our new home – the spot where we did our party on October 9. It’s the one with the gazebo in the terrace, the hardwood floors, ample bathrooms, and the big windows. This time we’re cozying it up, adding more seating, more lighting, and we’re trying out a new soundsystem. Our friends Arvin Ajamian and Gavin Royce (they call themselves Bad Decision when they DJ and produce music together) have the prototype for the famed Montreal club, Stereo, and we’ll be giving it a go.
Our guest this time is Sascha Dive, a man who’s been remixed by Moodymann and a vinyl addict who’s all about texture and tone and great house music, so he’ll doubtlessly take advantage of the stellar system.
As usual, beer’s free for the first hour of the party, and if you’re in a crunch, advance tickets are available but in limited supply, so hop on them sooner than later. All the details to the right as usual.
It’s a special Saturday daytime version of Mister Saturday Night at 12-Turn-13, a loft with hardwood floors, hardwood ceilings, and a big, beautiful roof in the middle of Brooklyn. Bloody marys and mimosas are on the menu; our friend Fiore Tedesco from The Brooklyn Laundry is making egg tacos and other brunch snacks; and you, hopefully, are going to bring your little ones and your dogs! We love it when they come.
Eamon and Justin will be pulling out their best daytime jams, and our special guest will be a gent called Moodymann. Last time Moodymann came to town, he ended up doing an impromptu late-night version of Freaky MF live with The Egyptian Lover providing backup on 808. The time before that he played radio DJ all night long, announcing nearly every song and shouting out people’s birthdays. We never know what to expect with Kenny Dixon, Jr., and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
note. We just got hip to the fact that KDJ did an interview and DJ set on Gilles Peterson’s show on BBC about two years ago. Have a listen. It’s insightful and just plain good.