Andrew Devlin is the Founder/Resident DJ of The Level Party. In recent years, The Level Party has gained serious recognition within the NYC club scene by hosting the likes of Courtesy, DJ Python, Jay Daniel, Galcher Lustwerk, Antal, John FM, and Shanti Celeste to name a few. On Wednesday, 11/22, Andrew Devlin will be joining Sabine Blaizin and Ronan at Elsewhere with a trademark set of infectious house music.
You come across a lot of new and different music, what’s a favorite track at the moment?
Favorite new one? Probably Gene Tellem – Who Says No. Jeanne’s been a pal of mine for a little while now and I’m super proud to see her keep growing and start putting out bangers. This one’s kind of a sneaky one–I remember I played it at a party this summer that wasn’t going so well, just to kind of try it out, and the floor filled up and went crazy till the end. The only tough thing about this track is finding one to follow it up with.
What about a latest favorite thrift find?
Picked up this one at Co-Op 87 a couple weeks ago and been playing on repeat pretty much since. The intro sounds like your pretty standard 90s deep house joint, but then these vocals come in and it goes to a whole other place. Romantic late night material.
What track have you been playing lately that is an absolute crowd-pleaser?
Been bringing back “Drop the Pressure” by Mylo lately. It was a huge tune of mine in high school and been pretty fun to sneak in at peak time now.
On your latest episode of Level Radio, you’re playing a batch of records from Detroit. What’s a favorite track of yours from the D?
In general? Gonna be an obvious one, but Moodymann – I’m Doing Fine is the best and I could play it multiple times at any party. It’s just a really good moment because at some point we’ve all been there.
Do you have a go-to song for when you’re feeling uninspired that helps you rejuvenate?
Anything by the big man Rick Ross. Listen to this and try to feel bummed out. Impossible really.
Interview by Erin Taylor