The Juan Maclean
- I Can’t Explain (incl. Alinka Remix)
Me Me Me | 23.04.2021
The Juan Maclean is up next on Man Power’s Me Me Me imprint this April with the ‘I Can’t Explain’ EP featuring a remix from Alinka.
Juan MacLean is a Brooklyn based DJ and producer who has been a defining fixture of the New York and international music scene since his first records on DFA Records in 2002. Juan has produced an extensive catalogue of 12’s and LP’s, mainly for the record label established by his old friend James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records. Following a collaboration between Juan and Man Power under their Juan Power moniker on Life & Death back in 2019, Juan now links up with the UK imprint for a five-track release featuring a remix from Berlin-based Twirl and Fantasy Life boss Alinka.
The ‘I Can’t Explain’ EP showcases Juan’s productions’ upbeat vibrancy as the funk-infused energy combines with the spirited synths and spacey elements, which includes a bubbling remix from Alinka.
“I produced every track on this EP under the influence of some type of psychedelic, mostly LSD. They are long, linear tracks that were composed after weekends of head down dancing in dark clubs, meant to induce the type of trance that comes from repetition and a certain kind of moodiness. They also have a bit of old school House flavor to them, with the looping of mangled 1 bar Disco samples. Per usual with these kinds of tracks, they were in my DJ sets for a couple of years as I fine-tuned them, and I end up getting very attached to them, particularly when other DJ’s start asking about them, and then I get to a point where I actually don’t want them released! But when Man Power asked if he could release them on Me Me Me, I immediately agreed, as I knew they would be given a sort of care and support that would make me happy to have them released into the world, as opposed to feeling they would just be released into a black hole.” The Juan Maclean.
Credited - Dispersion PR
- The Juan Maclean - I Can’t Explain
- The Juan Maclean - Leave Me When You Can
- The Juan Maclean - Ain’t No Thing Baby
- The Juan Maclean - City Life Disco
- The Juan Maclean - I Can’t Explain (Alinka Remix)