JackHammer Disco with The Juan MaClean [DJ SET] (DFA, NYC) at Public Works.
Opening Tag-team set by:
Conor (No Way Back) + Vin Sol (Gemini Disco)
After-hours love with: Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem)
OddJob Room hosted by Face with Bootsy and DJ's J. Montag and Eug.
Since the turn of the 21st century, DFA club music maestro Juan MacLean has been laying groundwork. First, there were killer singles, from “By The Time I Get to Venus” in 2002, to last year’s international mega hit & critical year-end favorite “Happy House” as well as the “The Simple Life”. There was a debut full-length (Less Than Human, 2005); remixes for colleagues like Air, Chicken Lips, Daft Punk, David Gahan, Matthew Dear; international tours with Cut Copy and Shocking Pinks; and DJ gigs from Telluride to Tel Aviv.
Now he has dropped an eclectic mix to proper reviews for K7 DJ Kicks. A love-letter to house music penned by one of the music’s most sincere (and well-schooled) admirers, it’s a sweet, sweaty, wide-ranging set that wraps you up in chugging grooves. At a time of proliferating podcasts and fly-by-night mixtapes, it’s a welcome change of pace: a mix that makes its case the old-fashioned way, one perfect blend at a time.