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4pm: ‘Nightmoves’ – Michael Franks Justin Carter ‘We always start things nice and easy – something you might put on if you were hanging out at home on a Sunday afternoon.’  
5pm: ‘Come Running to Me’ – Herbie Hancock JC ‘Around 5pm, people might be beginning to flutter around the dancefloor and I’d likely have added a little groove into things. This is the second of two tracks on one of the greatest sides of a record ever made: side A of Herbie Hancock’s “Sunlight”. The harmonies that start to unveil on “Come Running to Me” are soooooo tight. Herbie Hancock is still the reigning champion of the vocoder, 40 years later.’   
6pm: ‘On Cue’ – ESB Eamon Harkin ‘After a couple of hours we’ll start to coax people on to the dancefloor. This is a really important time, as it’s when the regulars hit the floor in force, and the tone gets set for the rest of the party. This track by ESB on “Heart to Heart” has been on heavy rotation this summer, and it’s perfect for this time of the day.’  
7pm: ‘Carry On’ (MAW 12’’ Dance Mix) – Martha Wash JC ‘We’re getting things bumping at this point. Eamon and I are both big Masters at Work fans, and this Martha Wash remix is a highlight of their (very long) résumé.’  
8pm: ‘Traffic Jam’ – Cobblestone Jazz EH ‘This is getting towards peak time, so we’ll be playing to a full dancefloor. That means tunes with plenty of energy. This track from Cobblestone Jazz is on our upcoming mix CD. It’s been a real Mister anthem over the years.’  
9pm: ‘House is My Castle’ – Marquis Hawkes JC ‘Things are full-on at this point. That could mean we’re playing mega high-energy disco: it could mean we’re slamming techno records in, or it could mean we’re playing tracks like this stripped-down, modern acid house monster from Marquis Hawkes.’  
10pm: ‘Three Blind Rats’ – Alex Smith EH ‘As we start to take things down the other side of the peak, our selection can lean toward the more introspective side of house and techno. The back catalogue of Omar S [one of the DJ aliases of Alex Smith] provides no lack of options in this department.’   
11pm: ‘Music Mind’ – Solaris JC ‘By this point, things are wide open. Tempos can change easily. Mixing becomes pretty much optional as momentum on the dancefloor exists even in the silences between songs. This is a killer jam by Solaris, who only ever released one album in 1980. It’s really low in tempo, but the energy – especially as the song progresses – is massive.’
12am: ‘What Can I Do for You?’ (Danny Krivit Edit) – LaBelle EH ‘We always try and end the night on a really strong tune, the kind of song you’ll go home and have running through your head for the rest of the week.  When you get to about three minutes and 50 seconds on this Danny Krivit edit of Patti Labelle, things really kick into gear, and pandemonium often ensues. It’s the perfect way to end the night.’[Editor’s note: sadly, Danny Krivit’s wonderful edit of the track isn't available on YouTube, but the original track we’ve used on the playlist is also a stone-cold classic.]

Mister Saturday Night’s all-day party playlist

Listen to an all-day playlist from New York DJ duo Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter ahead of their London club night this weekend

By Oliver Keens

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