Juan MacleanJuan 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.
Marcus MarrMarcus Marr is a London-based artist, producer and DJ. Marcus was introduced to dance music via all night parties under Brixton's St Matthews Church. The lifelong music obsessive augmented his already robust vinyl collection of rock and soul with acid house records. He then saw DJ Harvey play one of his legendary extended sets, and knew that dance music was his calling.
After signing to DFA Records, he released the acclaimed 2013 track "The Music" (#3 on the "Best Dance Tracks of 2013" list by SPIN Magazine) and 2015's "Brown Sauce." 2015 also saw Marcus release the Chet Faker collaboration EP "Work" on Detail Records. The 4 track EP featured the tracks 'Birthday Card' (Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and 'The Trouble With Us (#1 Hype Machine, #5 triple j hottest 100).
Marcus is now set to release new single "Rocketship" via DFA Records. The deep groove crowd favorite will be released May 11. Regarding the track Marcus says:
"Rocketship is a tune I've been playing out for a good while now. It always gets a good reaction. It started life as a guitar and bass groove that I put together in my studio here in London. Then it received the wisdom of Damian Drammaticus (the deep voice). Then I laid on the other elements.