JUAN MACLEAN DJ SET
DJ HOODWINK, BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO, SEAN WATSON, DEUX YEUX
2 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 2:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
JUAN MACLEAN DJ SET
Since the turn of the 21st century, DFA club music maestro Juan MacLean has been laying groundwork. First, there were killer singles, from “By The Time I Get to Venus” in 2002, to international mega hit of 2008 “Happy House” as well as the “The Simple Life”. There was a debut full-length (Less Than Human, 2005); remixes for colleagues like Air, Yoko Ono, Daft Punk, David Gahan, Franz Ferdinand; international tours with Cut Copy and Shocking Pinks, and DJ gigs from Telluride to Tel Aviv.
In April 2009 came the second album, The Future Will Come – a more pop inspired collaboration with DFA mainstay Nancy Whang. “In my career as The Juan MacLean, my guiding principle was to start out more dance-y and instrumental, and someday bow out making flat-out, three-and-a-half minute pop songs.” As he puts it himself – The Future Will Come estimated this creative arc is at its midpoint.
The next stop on the journey was 2010’s Juan MacLean DJ KiCKS mix CD. True to the series’ standard, it was selected by DJ Magazine as the #1 essential mix of 2010. Juan’s expert take on pure house music (re) introduced house to a new generation of dance music fans such that the genre’s popularity has risen to new heights.
Last year DFA releaseda 12” under Juan’s “house-de-plum” Peach Melba and a digital-only album called Everybody Get Close. It pulled together songs which had previously never been released on an album and remixes of The Juan MacLean songs by the likes of Cut Copy, Holmes Price and DFA’s Jee Day.
2012 will see a new single by The Juan and an brand new album.
BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO
Coco Disco from Dijon, France. Heiress to the Dijon mustard dynasty.
Jean-Claude Disco from Châlons-en-Champagne, France. Heir to the Perrier-Jouet dynasty.
Both had wanderlust fantasies of moving to Paris, the city of luster, lights, and love!
Jean-Claude left his family estate driving his two seater 1955 mercedes benz 300sl gullwing coupe with a trunk full of his families finest reserve champagne on a quest to manifest his destiny--to delver his disco-tinged dreams to the world.
There was only one thing missing--his muse for music.
Deciding to explore the many regions of France to discover the missing link before landing at his final destination in Paris he visited the city of Dijon. It was here while driving through the beautiful streets the breathtaking young blonde beauty who could only be known as Coco caught his eye. With her glittering golden afro catching every ray of light, her on foot dancing through the streets. Jean-Claude knew he had found the one.
Immediately, he slowed his roll, ate a mentos, and asked coyly, "excuse me, do you have any Grey Pupon"
At which she replied ever so gently, "why, monsieur, funny you should ask. Why, yes. Yes I do."
As she extended her slender arm and the golden rays of light illuminated her fair skin, he knew, she was the one.
Coco was her name and disco was her game. As any gentlemen would, Jean-Claude offered the wind-swept, blonde beauty a refreshing effervescent afternoon delight. After all, it was 5 o'clock somewhere.
In exchange, a picnic in the park on the most perfect day ever, was agreed upon.
Hours passed, and discussions of artistic expression ensued. Coco began to sing softly in her native tongue and it was at this precise moment that Jean-Claude knew that Coco was the missing element he had sought for so long.
It didn't take long for Jean-Claude to convince Coco to run away with him to form what would become the most regal disco duo Paris would ever know.
And after traveling to Paris, Black Panther Disco was born on the steps of Montmarte.
“…the Valley's most sought-after DJs.” – AZ Central
DJ Sean Watson is considered to be one of the most high energy live performance DJs in Arizona, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him “Favorite DJ making his mark right now” in 2010, beating out all other DJ’s in; 944’s readers’ picks.
Most Friday & Saturday nights you can find DJ Sean Watson at his new residency at The Vig, in the upscale Arcadia district. Entitled, Mid Week Mix, He has entertained guests there with his up beat performances and surprise guests including Gin Blossoms, What Laura Says, and Courtney Marie Andrews. “They are more than DJs," general manager Pam Vincent said. "They are local personalities. Honestly, they're cool…” – AZ Central
In addition to his residency DJ Sean Watson hosts a couple of the hottest dance parties in the valley of the sun. Entitled, Cheap Thrills and Adult Swim, He has won two “Best of Phoenix” awards by The Phoenix New Times and has had the privilege to perform alongside both great DJ’s and bands alike. Including: Z-Trip, Adam Freeland, Soulwax (OMP), The Juan Maclean, Neon Indian & !!! to name a few.