Our third mixtape comes from Adam Beck and Paul Johnston, better known as Members Only and hosts of Evening Standard parties at the Drake Hotel.
Evening Standard works on a fairly simple formula: Once a month we play the music we love, and people come out and dance to it. We almost always have a guest come and join us, usually a DJ we look up to and want to hang out with. This booking policy has worked well so far, as every guest has been an absolute gem and played a set that pleases both the nerds in the back and the girls that just simply came to dance and enjoy themselves.
Musically the night is loosely themed around the sounds of disco and house, old and new, but we also love Fleetwood Mac, Prince and the 1980s as a whole–so this usually shines on through in our sets. We’ve been lucky to have some amazing DJs come through and play for us, people like Todd Teje, Soul Clap, Justin Vandervolgen, San Soda, Hunee, and Jamie Jones… Some are big names, some fairly unknown, but the quality of the music stays constant, and that’s what keeps people coming out no matter who the guest is. We love the people who come out and support the night every month, they are all far better at dancing than us, and always give it their all for our guests.
This satuday we have DJ Kaos coming in from Berlin. He may not be a well known name over here, but he’s a pure party boy through and through with tastes of the highest order. He makes killer raw sounding pop, irrefutably danceable house, and used to DJ on the regular with Sal Principatto of ‘liquid liquid’. We are smitten.
Since the mixtape had to be just around 30 minutes, we felt like doing a fun mix you could listen to alone, or with two or more people in a kitchen or living room. One of us also had to complete some household chores, and the kind of songs that make rubber gloves and chemical cleaners a more tolerable experience were a definite influence. We also included a few songs from artists that will be coming through the Evening Standard in the next few months. So listen here, and be filled with anticipation.
01. Tiger & Woods, Curb My Heart (Feat. Em)
02. Suzanne Kraft, Turning
03. Soho 808, Parts of You and I
04. Marcos Cabral, Save The Day
05. Omar S, Give it To Me
06. Megadon Betamax, Don’t Ask
07. White Label
08. Roxy Music, To Turn You On (beat condcuctor edit)