It’s not just a James Brown song (and a very good documentary about the Zaire ’74 festival), it’s a barely shrouded reference to our guest this weekend. Joining Eamon at the MisterSaturdayNight loft at 341 Scholes is Michel Baumann aka SoulPhiction. Michel runs one of our favorite labels, Philpot, and he makes music you can almost climb into.
If the last party is any indication of where things are headed with The Mister, there’s a lot to be excited about. It was a tremendous night. Here are a few pictures if you missed it. Tickets for this Saturday are here right now. If you don’t have a ticket, make sure you RSVP to get in for $15 before midnight. Everything else is the same as usual. Free beer for the first hour, excellence on every level for the whole night.
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.