Boston-based DJ, producer, #dreamclub innovator and Slow Roast Records artist Durkin‘s new maxi-single “My Party / Alright” is out now. The first track “My Party (Not My House)” is a dancey tune driven by piano chords and the infectious and playfully pitched mantra “it’s my party, but it’s not my house.” Meanwhile, “Alright” hits a little harder with four-to-the-floor drums, and those warm #dreamclub synths and auto-tuned vocal chops that our boy Durkin is best known for.
He’s also got a pretty funny origin story behind “My Party (Not My House)” that you can read below after you hit play. Stream Durkin’s “My Party / Alright” here and grab it on iTunes like right now.
Durkin’s funny story:
A few years back, some friends of mine used to throw an underground party called Sabado Gigante here in Boston. They would drag a giant PA into the cavernous basement of a triple decker house in Jamaica Plain and have DJs rocking until the wee hours. It quickly became the go-to after hours party in the city and had this amazing, diverse crowd that would dance to anything from house to jungle to trap.
I always assumed that at least one of the dudes throwing the party lived in the house. People would spill over from the crowded basement into the apartments upstairs and fill the backyard. One night, I was there with Black EL, and we ran into a girl I knew waiting in line for the bathroom. I said something like “it’s so cool that these guys let us all party in their house like this.” She looked at me funny and was like “ACTUALLY they don’t even live here. This is my place, and honestly I don’t think I can keep letting them do this…”
Black EL and I agreed it was a legendary move to throw a party like this at someone else’s crib… It just seemed like something that should be immortalized in song. I got EL to record the vocal at the end of a recording session for his project, L_ST, and based the instrumental off of the fun and progressive vibe of those parties.