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Looking Back On 2013: Eamon Harkin

‘Never Grow Old’ from Floorplan’s Paradise LP on 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.

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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

Power Up, Power Down


So we had some power issues on Sunday. We think it was all the new lights we’re using to keep the Grove illuminated as the sun goes down earlier. Or it could’ve been the four-mixer setup we had in the booth. Anyway, we think we’ve got it fixed for this week, but here’s a video of a spontaneous drum circle erupting when the lights went off last Sunday. Then Martin Luther King, Jr. Then Bob Marley. It was all good fun in the end.

video by Marshall McDonald

Third Time’s A Charm

For the third year in a row, we attempt to bring Glasgow and Brooklyn together on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Two years ago the venue was closed down, so we did it at Brooklyn Fireproof, and last year there was a hurricane that forced the soiree indoors to Littlefield. We can feel it this week, though. It’s gonna happen. Send an RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com for $10 reduced admission before 5pm. Otherwise it’s $15. You can get advanced tickets right this way.

 

 

Plastic People & Optimo

We’re taking the Mister to the UK this week. For those in London town, here’s our message in advance of the party at Plastic People on Friday:

This is Mister Saturday Night. We’re a party from New York City. Brooklyn to be precise. Twice a month we roll our soundsystem out of storage, take it to a secret loft, hang a disco ball, invite some friends and get down until the sun comes up. Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, the Mister’s residents, often play all night. Occasionally a guest will play alongside them. No matter who’s playing, though, it’s about as no-nonsense a good time as you can have.

Until now, Mister Saturday Night has always happened in New York City. It’s the only place we’ve ever felt fully at home (it being our home and all). But last year, when Eamon and Justin were invited to play with Floating Points at Plastic People, we fell in love.

The reason why we host our party in Brooklyn lofts is because there’s no New York City club that really does it right. When we stepped into Plastic People, though, we found lovely people at the door, the bar and behind the scenes; cosy corners for chatting and a perfect dancefloor; and a pristine sound system. Check, check and check.

So now, we are elated to say that we’ll be hosting the first ever Mister Saturday Night outside of Brooklyn at Plastic People on Friday, January 27. (Yes, you heard that right. Mister Saturday Night will be on a Friday Night.) Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will be playing vinyl all night long, and Plastic’s got all the other bits and pieces covered. Except one. That’s you.

We’re hoping you’ll come and make it complete.

Love,

Mister Saturday Night

Mister Saturday Night
On A Friday Night in London Town

with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin All Night

at Plastic People / 10p – 4a / 147-149 Curtain Road, London, EC2 / Friday, January 27 / £7 before 11pm / £10 otherwise / advanced tickets here


And then on Sunday the 29th, we’re at Sub Club all night long, playing for our Optimo friends. It’s gonna be a good weekend.

Unfinished Business

It’s rained (or we were told it would rain) on every single Sunday in August this year. It’s actually been the wettest August in history in New York. Pretty bad luck for us all who’ve gotten used to Mister Sunday at Gowanus Grove as a highlight of the summer (although we still made the most of it).

Well, that’s all behind us now, and we intend to go out with a bang. Justin and I will take things home at the Grove next Sunday for the closing party, playing back-to-back from 3pm to 9pm. Surely it can only be a bright and sunny day… And then, once the sun sets, we’ll have an afterparty with Optimo, the gents who should have played with us on the weekend just past, before Miss Irene paid a visit. We’ll have details of the afterparty up on the site this week. For now, rest up, take it easy, and plan for a big day and special night from the Mister next Sunday.

Mister Sunday Closing Day with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin / Sunday, September 4 from 3pm – 9pm at Gowanus Grove (400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn) / $10 in advance at residentadvisor.net/mistersaturdaynight / $10 before 5pm with RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com / $12 otherwise

Mister Sunday Closing Day Afterparty with Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Optimo / Sunday, September 4 from 9pm – 4am at Littlefield (622 Degraw St between 3rd and 4th Ave, Brooklyn) / $10 with stamp from daytime party / limited $15 tickets in advance from residentadvisor.net/mistersaturdaynight / $20 otherwise

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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Thursday, April 13th // Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter All Night Long // at Phonox // London, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Friday, April 14th // The Love Below with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at The Exchange // Bristol, UK // more info coming soon

    Saturday, April 15th // Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // daytime at AVA Castle // Warren Point, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, April 15th // Percolate with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter with Dark Sky Live // evening at Hidden // Manchester, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, April 16th // Justin Carter // at Pygmalion // Dublin, Ireland // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, April 22nd // Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter // at Good Life // Boston

    Sunday, April 23rd // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at a now secret, but very familiar place // $20 // tickets and more info

    Friday, April 28th // Planetarium with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the Secret Hi-Fi Loft // $25 // tickets and more info coming soon

    Sunday, June 18th // Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter at Secret Sundaze // at La Terrazza // Barcelona, Spain // advance tickets and more info

    Thursday, July 13th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Farr Festival with Avalon Emerson and more // Hertfordshire, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, July 29th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Panorama with Jayda G, Anthony Naples, Huerco S and Motor City Drum Ensemble // at Randall's Island // NYC // advance tickets and more info