THE CARRY NATION are New York City’s Nita Aviance and Will Automagic. Will has produced and remixed records as part of Automagic and other monikers for many labels over the last 14 years and has produced and remixed for artists including including N’Dea Davenport, The Ones and The Ananda Project. He has played all over NYC and globally with residencies at Vandam, Ladyfag’s 11:11 and roving art-based warehouse party SPANK. Nita, having made a name for himself performing as a member of the House of Aviance in the 90s, landed behind the decks in the early 2000s with residencies at AREA10009, Mr Black and currently at the award-winning WESTGAY. In his relatively short production history, he has already logged remixes for Beyonce, the Scissor Sisters, Le1f, Automagic, & Adam Joseph.
The Carry Nation will be played at Dick And Fanny on Saturday 12 July at Dance Tunnel (London, UK) alongside DR. SLEEP and MICHELLE MANETTI. We caught up with them before they grace our decks. Have a read below…
You’ve just come back from Glastonbury. How was it for you?
Glasto was great fun this year. Bloc 9 is beyond compare and the family vibe there allows everyone to bring their A game. We heard some of the best sets this year in that field.
How did you two meet?
We were always fans of one another before we became friends. It wasn’t until we started getting booked at the same gigs that we realized a closer working relationship was undeniable.
When did you first start working together as The Carry Nation?
The Carry Nation was officially formed 3 years ago with the help of a vocal outtake from our good friend Viva, thus bringing This Bitch to life.
What’s the story behind The Carry Nation name? You don’t seem like the type of girls who bring out the hatchet when someone’s having a drink 😉
That is exactly the point. We have been known to carry on.
You have quite a few tracks and remixes under your belt as The Carry Nation. What’s coming up next?
We have a 2-part mix compilation coming out on TRIBAL this month which helps mark the relaunch of one our favorite labels. We dug deep in their vaults to find rare mixes of TRIBAL classics to compliment the labels new material. We also have some exciting remixes on the way but that’s all we can say about that for now 😉
Where are the best parties happening in NYC right now?
And who are your favourite DJs and producers in NYC and further afield at the moment?
The list is far too vast to name just a few, but you can be pretty sure if our names are on the same bill/release we are down with that sound!
Thanks guys, we can’t wait!
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