The Juan MacLean, the duo of extraordinary producer/remixer Juan MacLean and the vibrant Nancy Whang, will release their third full-length album and first in five years, In A Dream, on September 16th via DFA Records. Successfully weathering electroclash, disco-punk, electro-disco, techno, house, deep house, and whatever we can call the sound of today, The Juan MacLean have surpassed it all and created the best album of their career.
Throughout, Nancy is the triumphant leader – front and center, as seen in the sleek album art; Juan works his magic with the arrangements and production, quoting freely from house, techno, and disco, yet surpassing genres all together. Together, Juan and Nancy play with the lyrics and melodies, as well as the arrangements, creating an interplay remindful of classic disco records. The sounds you’re just not supposed to reach for, the Juan always reaches for. On In A Dream, they’re reached for it and gone there.
While patiently waiting to hear more from In A Dream, you can listen to an exclusive DJ mix by The Juan MacLean. Juan created this in the midst of working on various remixes after finishing the new album, and putting together a new DJ set for his upcoming tour.
THE JUAN MACLEAN DJ DATES:
Fri. Aug. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar w/ Sh*t Robot, Nancy Whang
Sat. Aug. 2 – El Monte, CA @ HARD Summer 2014
Sat. Aug. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Output
Sat. Aug. 30 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Thu. Sep. 4 – Stavanger, NO @ Numusic Festival
Fri. Sept. 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ruse
Sat. Sept. 6 – London, UK @ The Nest
Sun. Sept. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Panoramabar
Fri. Sept. 12 – Helsinki, FI @ Kaiku
Sat. Sept. 13 – Barcelona, ES @ Nitsa
Sat. Sept. 20 – Glasgow, UK @ Berkeley Suite
Sun. Sept. 21 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Fri. Sept. 26 – Bern, CH @ Club Bonsoir
Sat. Sept. 27 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
The Juan MacLean online: