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Gear: Artist Tips: Mister Saturday Night on the Importance of Building a Proper DJ Booth

Over the past few years, Mister Saturday Night has undergone something of an expansion. In 2012, the two DJs behind the long-running party, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, added a label arm to their operation, and following a slew of original releases (including this year's extensive 'Brothers & Sisters' compilation), the pair is now presenting a new mix CD, 'Weekends and Beginnings,' which drops this week. Still, at its core, Mister Saturday Night is a party, and even while facing the growing difficulty of finding suitable venues in New York City, both the intermittent Saturday night party and its weekly summertime cousin, Mister Sunday, appear to be bigger than ever. With years of experience under their belts, it's fair to say that Harkin and Carter are essentially experts when it comes to throwing a proper bash, which is why we asked if they'd be willing to share a little bit of their knowledge with our readers. While acknowledging that there are countless elements that go in to throwing a good party, the duo felt like it could be most helpful by focusing on something very specific: setting up the DJ booth. Despite the fact that this task is at the absolute core of any successful event, it's something that's often overlooked, even by veteran promoters. The men of Mister Saturday Night know better, and have shared a few of their secrets about how to do things right. Read more » 

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  • 11/18/2014

Gear: Watch Tin Man Build a Beat Live

A new video sees acid enthusiast Tin Man (who recently issued his Ode LP via Absurd's Acid Test sub-label) building a beat live out of an array of hardware. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Gear: Pioneer Announces New Digital Deck, the XDJ-1000

Pioneer has detailed a new digital deck to be introduced later this month. Read more » 

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  • 11/13/2014

Gear: Moog Discontinues Production of Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer

Renowned synth manufacturer Moog has revealed plans to discontinue its Slim Phatty synthesizer. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Watch Nina Kraviz and Pional Build Remixes for Jessie Ware

Red Bull Studios has launched a new project in which they have enlisted five producers to set up shop in five different studios around the world to remix "Keep on Lying," a track from London pop vocalist Jessie Ware's recent Tough Love LP. Now, Nina Kraviz's and Pional's separate contributions to the Jessie Remixed project have arrived, along with behind-the-scenes videos which give some insight into how the producers went about crafting their reworks. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Essential Pieces: The Cyclist Shares Five of His Favorite Studio Bits

The release of last year's 'Bones in Motion' LP immediately shot The Cyclist (a.k.a. Andrew Morrison) onto the electronic music world's collective radar, and now, the young Irish producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) is back with another full-length effort. Entitled 'Flourish,' the album is being issued by the All-City label and finds Morrison piecing together a collection of slightly distorted house cuts with a distinctly handcrafted feel. Curious to find out more about what sort of equipment is involved in the creation of his decidedly unpolished tunes, we asked Morrison to select five of the most essential pieces from his studio set-up and tell us a bit about each one. Read more » 

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  • 11/12/2014

Gear: Floating Points Outlines New Rotary Mixer for Isonoe

Floating Points (given name Sam Shepherd) has helped to design a high-end mixer with music gear company Isonoe. Read more » 

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  • 11/06/2014
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