Juan MacLean (DJ Set)
with CRWD CTRL
Saturday, August 24, 2019
21+ $12 ADV // $15 DOS
Juan MacLean is a Brooklyn based DJ and producer who has been a mainstay of the New York club scene, as well as maintaining a rigorous international touring schedule, since the release of his first records on the DFA record label in 2002. While maintaining residencies in various New York clubs over the years, Juan has graced the decks at legendary venues like Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Tokyo’s Womb, Sao Paulo’s D-Edge, Lisbon’s Luxe, Fabric of London, and countless others in between. He quickly established a reputation as an eclectic and adaptive DJ, utilizing years of music making and performance experience to develop a finely tuned sensitivity to quality selection and reading a room. Never much of a genre purist, Juan’s sets can feature the gamut from Disco to House to some Techno, with detours into Electro or proto-House along the way, often in the same night. He has also produced an extensive catalog of 12″s and LP’s, mostly for the record label established by his old friend James Murphy, DFA Records, including the seminal dance floor hit ‘Happy House,’ first released in 2009. In 2010 Juan was recruited restart the legendary !K7 DJ Kicks series which helped to spread House music to a wider audience on the cusp of the resurgence of House as a world wide phenomenon. It was selected as the #1 Essential mix by DJ Magazine for that year. Juan has also released on Classic Recording Company and New York City’s Let’s Play House. Most recently, in 2017, Juan released the latest EP of his Peach Melba project on the stalwart record label Classic Recording Company, an EP that was featured in the Traxxsource Top 10 techno chart and the Juno top 20 Deep House chart. He also released his latest The Juan MacLean 12″ on DFA, ‘Can You Ever Really Know Somebody,’ the latest in a long line of dance floor hits featuring vocalist Nancy Whang. Additionally, Juan is always on call for remixes having mixed records by Daft Punk, Air, Yoko Ono, Lana Del Rey, Cerrone and Franz Ferdinand.
Currently, Juan is finishing production on his 4th LP, slated for release on DFA Records.
Behind the decks since the turn of the century, CRWD CTRL knows many names and locations. From South Beach Miami, to Downtown Denver, San Diego, Albany, Milwaukee, NYC and Boston, this traveled DJ and musical talent has as much musical smarts as mileage covered. Everything from classic soul and extensive vinyl knowledge, to contemporary and future house/tech/hip-hop vibes, the taste is comprehensive and well-acquired. One fan best sums it up: “You seem to always pick the beat that I could listen to for hours and still keep grooving.”