Playlist of the Week: Eamon Harkin
Playlist of the Week: Eamon HarkinDecember 7, 2022
Mister Sunday is the longstanding weekly party that happens outside at Nowadays from May to October each year that I play at most weekends. Nowadays is the space and club that Justin Carter and I opened in 2015 to provide a permanent home to our parties Mister Sunday and Mister Saturday Night as well as a club for the community of dancers and DJs of New York.
We just wrapped up the 2022 season, so this is a list of tracks I’ve played a lot this season that have worked really well to a full dancefloor. This year was the first full season with no restrictions after the pandemic lockdown. It was a really big, emotional, high-intensity summer and each of these tracks featured heavily in the mix.
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Fort Romeau – Control [Permanent Vacation]
Peak time psychedelic banger from a great producer. This one always worked to shift the mood into headier territory as the sun was starting to set.
Carl Finlow – Hashtag (Radioactiveman Remix) [Electrix Recordings]
I’ve been a Radioactiveman fan since my days living in London and hearing him play regularly at Fabric. This remix feels like years of a master dedicated to his craft. It really bangs on a good sound system.
DJ Assassin – A Face In The Crowd (Intellidred Mix) [Section Records]
I don’t know too much about DJ Assassin, but I have a handful of his tracks that I play regularly. His production style is very distinctive. I love the UK garage feel of this track but with much darker less soulful tones than you’d normally expect.
Joris Voorn – Incident [SINO]
Top-drawer rolling techno beats with jazz samples that SLAYS.
Doug Lazy – Sky High (Jack Yo Body Dub) [Quantize Recordings]
Hip House never got its dues, but it’s a section of my record selection I go back to again and again to ensure I have another flavor in my sets.
Clyde – Serve It Up (Brooklyn’s Hip House Mix) [M8MC]
Another Hip House favorite. This one always works to lock the dancefloor together towards the end of the warm-up. It’s got a really great bassline.
Trevino – Eclipse [Klockworks]
Another great sunset track. As the pads slowly come in over the rolling breaks, a headier darker mood arrives just in time for the party peak.
DJ Funk, Will Clarke – Booty Percolatin’ [Dirtybird]
A ridiculously infectious track which is is obviously reminiscent of the Green Velvet number but sufficiently different to feel fresh and deliver something new to the dancefloor.
Syclops – The Fly [Tirk Records]
A classic from one of my favorite producers and DJs of all time – Maurice Fulton. Narly noise with a tender finish, perfect for cleansing the vibe and setting your set up for a fresh direction.
Reggie Dokes – Hallelujah [Rawax]
Reggie Dokes is one of the producers who almost always features in my sets. The piano, groove and vocal sample here work together so beautifully. A perfect track for early in the party.
Mi-Cara – Casa Beat [Plus Soda Music]
I’m a big fan of Italian House and Italian Disco. This track has to be my favorite Italian House number. I’ve played it at warm-up, peak time, and at the end of the party — it works equally well during all those times.