Welcome to Last Night’s Playlist, in which our favorite DJs share the tunes they played last night. 


Justin Strauss behind the decks at Panther Room. (photo: Bryan Mette)

For the very first instalment of Last Night’s Playlist, we’re pleased to feature a living nightlife legend, Justin Strauss. Strauss has been keeping folks dancing for decades – since well before the “death of New York nightlife” (i.e. Michael Alig’s incarceration). He’s played at infamous institutions like Area, Danceteria, Limelight and Tunnel. He’s remixed Tina Turner. He’s worked with Depeche Mode. And even after over three decades of spinning, remixing and producing, Strauss is still at the forefront of what’s fresh – under the moniker a/jus/ted – a collaborative project with Teddy Stuart – he’s remixed everyone from Holy Ghost! to Blood Orange.

Here are just a few tunes Strauss played yesterday evening at Output‘s Panther Room during his back to back set with Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks. If you like what you hear, you can catch Strauss tomorrow night at the Bossa Nova Civic Club.

1. “Wilderness”- Trickski (Genius of Time Remix) – I opened the night with this. It’s a slow Mr. Fingers inspired vibe that sounds incredible and sets the mood for the night for me.

2. “Stay Up Here” a/jus/ted – I record I did with Teddy Stuart featuring Miss Bee on vocals that came out last year. It seems to get the dance floor going, which is nice.

4. “Shot Me” – Marvin and Guy – a really great disco edit by these two. Love.
5. “Burning Up” – Daniel Solar – A nice vocal sample and groove. Simple and great.

6. “Hialeah House”- Jesse Perez – Killer groove on this.

7.”Turn It Up” – Sharif Laffey – Edit of a long lost late ’80s Detroit acid jam, released now on Hugo Casablanca’s label Discos Casablanca. Tough stuff.

8. “Uncle Ace” – Blood Orange – A sneak peak of the a/jus/ted remix of this fantastic song from the new Blood Orange album. Coming soon.

9. “We Got A Love” – Shit Robot – (Paul Woolford Remix) – A really great piano driven remix of this tune with just the right amount of vocals by Reggie Watts.

10. “By The Way You Dance” – Bunny Sigler – (Larry Levan Remix) – Any chance I get to play this gem on a nice sound system I do. It just sounds incredible and blows my mind every time I hear it.