Ewan Pearson Brings UK Style House Music to America via Output – June 12
The continuing series of quality Thursday night parties at Brooklyn hotspot Output remains in full swing on June 12th as they bring in veteran UK producer and club DJ Ewan Pearson. Ewan has been making records since 1996 and playing a variety of live and DJ sets over the past 18 years. On Thursday, he will be taking over Output’s Funktion-Ones to bring his own brand of British club music to New York’s shores. Also in attendance to get the party started right will be local club residents JDH and Dave P, hosts of the wonderful roving party Fixed.
I’d love to start you off with previewing some of his best known cuts such as “Juan Is The Teacher” or “Look At Me Now, Falling” but these previously vinyl-only tracks have only recently been digitized and are not easily sharable with our readers just yet. But for many of you, this might be seen as a blessing. Ewan is the type of DJ who will bring a deep record bag. In his years of experience, he has amassed a setlist of songs that will create a perfect mood, but may not yet be that easy to Shazam. If you’re the type of music listener who doesn’t care that you don’t know the song that’s being played as long as it’s good and gets people moving, you are the type of person I want to see at Output on June 12th.
Fortunately, Ewan is a prolific remixer as well, and not all of this work lies primarily on 12”. Here we can see many of Ewan’s influences come together in one place. We begin with a cover of “Ice Machine” from the techno originators, Kraftwerk, which is then covered by spacey chill out masters Röyksopp. His roots in the gay disco and german techno are then joined by icey kicks, darkened pads, and an increased BPM which bring to mind a sweaty dark room and rocking soundsystems. By the time Röyksopp’s lyrics kick in, you’re already locked into the groove and want to hear this one play out its full seven minutes. These records will potentially turn Output upside down, they’re that good.
Ewan never gets too dark or too deep, dipping into techno but keeping things rooted in house, so don’t come looking for industrial techno bangers. But if you want to dance and get some groove on, come down to Output June 12th. As with all INPUT parties, unless otherwise noted, tickets are available via Ticketfly.