Mister Saturday Night and Mike Gushansky

Friday, June 30 2017 @ Union (Los Angeles)

Friday, June 30th

Decibel and Union present


with special guest

As You Like It / Redline

10PM / 21+
Tickets available at http://bit.ly/mister-saturday-night-union

Union – Noise
4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

Mister Saturday Night are DJ duo Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter and the creators of the longstanding, legendary parties Mister Saturday Night & Mister Sunday. A typical party or DJ set sees the duo playing records from across the musical spectrum, solo and back-to-back, to a diverse community of dedicated dancers in New York and beyond.

Mister Saturday Night is a party thrown by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. When the season and weather permit, they also throw a daytime outdoor party called Mister Sunday.

Mister Saturday Night strives to do a little more than a typical party. With a love of great music and a passion for building community, the Mister works to create an experience that’s truly fun and engaging for everyone involved – party people, DJs, bartenders and doormen alike.

We find just the right space, install a great sound system, make it feel like home (or your own back yard) and present music that we love (almost all from vinyl) all night (or all day) long. Then you show up and make the magic happen.

Oversimplified? Yes. Lofty? Perhaps. But we are a loft party.

Eamon arrived in New York by way of Northern Ireland in 2004, when he started a party called Calling All Kids. The party’s success catapulted him into the head DJ slot at the Brooklyn-based party, FUN, where he also actively led the bookings and production and brought a variety of talent through the doors – from Berlin’s boisterous Modeselektor to The Egyptian Lover’s old-school electro. As a producer, Eamon has released edits, remixes and original productions on his own and with Steve Raney as Harkin and Raney. His music has been played by DJ Harvey, Optimo, Rub n Tug, Floating Points and Tim Sweeney; and it’s driven many a party over the brink.

Justin moved from North Carolina to New York in 1999 as a wide-eyed eighteen-year-old who quickly made friends with a group of old-time clubbers. They introduced him to Body and Soul, where he spent the next few years regularly dancing (with his shirt off). In 2004, he cut his teeth DJing and producing secret parties at Asterisk, a DIY venue in Bushwick that led the way for many other living-spaces-turned-party-places. That year he also became a member of the Nublu family, where he launched the small club’s record label. A life-long musician, Justin has sung in the chorus of avant-garde composer Butch Morris and co-written and recorded music for the dancefloor with Great Weekend. Get close to the booth during one of his DJ sets; you will inevitably hear him wailing.

In 2008, Justin – who was the music director and a resident DJ at the then-hallowed APT – asked Eamon to play alongside Afrika Bambaataa at a weekly residency. The two quickly discovered they had a shared vision, and in 2009, they conspired to create Mister Saturday Night. After a short stint at a downtown club, the Mister moved to the hidden backyards and loft spaces of Brooklyn, trading in club world stigmas for a home-grown approach to party making. The spaces are always comfortable and homey; the soundsystem is optimized for dancing and conversation in equal measure; the staff is genuinely nice; and, of course, the music is stellar.

The party sometimes plays host to special guests, but most often Justin and Eamon DJ from beginning to end. No matter where they go – a cast-iron-gated loft in Brooklyn; their regular London haunt, Plastic People; the charming outdoor space by a toxic canal where they do the summertime, Sunday version of the Mister, Mister Sunday – they always bring far flung musical selection and unadulterated energy.

2012 has been a good year for Eamon and Justin. They launched a Mister Saturday Night record label and made mixes for both Resident Advisor’s and Little White Earbuds’ podcast series. And, perhaps most impressively, they’ve now thrown one-hundred parties.

Here’s looking forward to a hundred more.