No one does a party quite like Mister Saturday Night.
Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin started the party – which soon developed a Sunday afternoon accompaniment, Mister Sunday – back in 2008, and it soon developed a reputation as one of the city’s most fun parties. “Fun” might feel like it downplays Carter and Harkin’s attention to detail – the pair are famous for their meticulous approach to organising parties, an attitude seen in a recent feature for XLR8R on setting up soundsystems, and they certainly don’t half-arse any aspects of the night – but with more smug, dull house nights than ever taking place worldwide, Mister Saturday stands out for its unpretentious, good times attitude.
As well as running one hell of a clubnight, Carter and Harkin have shown a smart ear for A&R in recent years, launching their Mister Saturday Night label with Anthony Naples’ breakthrough record Mad Disrespect (its title recently picked as one of FACT’s 100 tracks of the last half-decade), and housing music by Boya, Gunner Haslam, Dark Sky and more on the label.
This year, they compiled their label work so far with the Brothers and Sisters compilation, and followed it with their “own musical statement”, a live-recorded mix titled Weekends and Beginnings. Their FACT mix is a companion piece to Weekends and Beginnings, 18 tracks pulled live from the same session.