by Juno Plus
Our latest featured chart comes courtesy of two of the Big Apple’s finest: Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter. The men known as Mr Saturday Night have developed a peerless reputation as party hosts du jour, inviting the cream of the electronic music crop to their Brooklyn parties; Theo Parrish, Floating Points, Kyle Hall, Omar S and DJ Harvey have all graced the decks at Sunday Best.
The ‘you had to be there’ stories that emerge from these events have become stuff of legend, such as the time when Liquid Liquid frontman Sal P got on the mic whilst Glaswegian duo Optimo dropped their namesake track, or when Egyptian Lover rocked up, plugged in an 808 and jammed with Moodymann (the catalyst to the former remixing the latter’s “Freeki MF”). Of course they wouldn’t be good hosts if they couldn’t DJ – and we’re pleased to report that they can, very well – with a Mr Saturday Night set a vinyl-only affair that touches on hands-up disco, raw house, classic US garage and more besides.
For this chart, the chaps took the democratic approach, selecting five tracks each (Eamon the first five, Justin the second). They’ll be embarking on a whistle-stop UK tour this week, firstly holding court with Floating Points at London’s favourite sweat den Plastic People on Saturday February 26, followed by a Sunday night date with the Hung Up! crew in Glasgow.
by Juno Plus
One of the busiest men in the music biz, Sinden launched his own Grizzly imprint recently with a storming debut from the man himself, in collaboration with the ever masked SBTRKT. With the dust barely settled from that release, now we see the arrival of the Arnold Classics EP, courtesy of French new jack Brodinski. To celebrate the occasion Sinden agreed to pen a Juno Plus featured chart. Typically, he explores the breadth of the Juno Download catalogue, with classic disco and house nestling happily next to cutting edge dubstep and funky…
by Juno Plus
Ramon Lisandro Quezada – or DJ Qu as he’s known to the house music intelligentsia – is an integral part of a rejuvenated New York house scene that includes the likes of Levon Vincent, Fred P and Jus Ed. He’s released a slew of fine cuts since 2006 gem “Expressway EP”, during which time he’s cultivated a fine reputation as a purveyor of all things deep. Qu’s April chart reflects his love for the raw side of house, with legends past and present (including Ron Trent, Move D, Jus Ed and Marcellus Pittmann) all featuring. Meanwhile be sure to look out for more releases dropping on his Strength Music imprint, including he return of “Exchange Place” and the “Semester II” release coming this year. In the words of the man himself: “Keep deep music living”.
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