Mister Saturday Night have revealed details of their next release, an unexpectedly house-centric turn from London trio Dark Sky.
New York-based label Mister Saturday Night has revealed details of its third release, with Anthony Naples set to follow-up his popular Mad Disrespect 12″ with another effort, Moscato.
There are plenty of examples of acts in the recent history of dance music who brought the group dynamic to club informed ends. From Mount Kimbie to Elektro Guzzi and on to the likes of Brandt Brauer Frick, there’s something undeniably thrilling about the stark originality and blossoming ideas that spring from collectives that move the rigid structures and formulas away from the singular ego of the one-man band.
Anthony Naples is the man behind one of this year’s most insouciant debut records. Mad Disrespect, the first drop on Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin’s Mister Saturday Night imprint, combined snappy percussion indebted to the heyday of New York garage, woozy synths reminiscent of classic Detroit house and an underlying contemporary edge that hinted at the influence of British bass music. There was a whiff of intrigue and mystery behind the release – who was this Naples character, after all? – thanks to the raw yet incredibly accomplished sounds on display throughout the EP’s three tracks.
The release, it turns out, came about in the most organic way possible. Naples is a regular at the Mister Saturday Night parties hosted by Harkin and Carter, and handed in a demo CD which was then picked up for the party-cum-label’s first release in May. Since then his star has been on the rise – Four Tet is a confirmed admirer and has already tapped up the producer to remix his track “128 Harps” – while labels from both sides of the Atlantic have been circling in an attempt to secure his next release. Our New York based writer Nik Mercer went to visit Naples in Brooklyn to discuss everything from Skrillex to remixing, pushy record dealers and his plans for the future.
If, like us, you didn’t make it to Mister Saturday Night’s landmark 100th party, fear not: Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter recorded a 2.5 hour chunk of their set for everyone to enjoy.
There was a time, sometime in the early 2000s, that New York City lost its mojo. The city’s clubbers had turned their back on hometown heroes in favour of imported DJs from the UK, most of whom played dreary progressive house. The Big Apple’s own producers seemed to be stuck in some kind of time warp, either dropping so-so hip-hop or mediocre soulful house.