Sonic Sanctuary 001: Gazette, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

“Colectiva Gazette -a curated club, a cosy record store and coffeehouse, a talented group of DJs and a conscious community of music and art enthusiasts” “Gazette is the place where you can enjoy the freshest sounds coming out of the underground electronic music scene. When it opened its doors in 2006 it was the city’s first […]

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Local Heroes: Antony Daly (586 Records)

Antony Daly is known to us at Backdrop as a Record Store Owner, a DJ, an Ex-Promoter, and last but not least, and he won’t mind me saying, old and miserable. Excelling at all these things is why we love and thank him, and decided to do this feature on him.  I remember first meeting […]

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Five Field Maneuvers Acts You MUST Catch.

By Dr. Joseph Ahead of this years Field Maneuvers Festival (Sept 1st-3rd), which has less than 40 tickets remaining, Backdrop resident Dr. Joseph dug through our BackdropLive archives to highlight five acts we know for absolute certain are going to delight, challenge and inspire. We have actually not seen many festival lineups programmed with such […]

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Dr. Joseph speaking with SAOIRSE

SAOIRSE will be speaking on the evening panel and closing the raving display of unity at Backdrop Sounds Of Solidarity : The Power & Politics of Dance Music on February 10th in Cosmic Ballroom. We are chuffed that she is open to sharing her experiences in this ever changing electronic musical landscape, as well as sending us all […]

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Dr. Joseph in conversation with OBJEKT

Backdrop with Objekt will go down at Cosmic Ballrom on Friday 10th March. Dr. Joseph spoke with him on tips for opening DJ sets, life-affirming gigs, making parties safer for all and his extra-curricular equid sketching. We look forward to horsing around on the dancefloor TJ! Edited by Hester Cheuk. Photo by Joe Dilworth Firstly, thank you very much for […]

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Blackhall & Bookless : Celebrating 10 years of Jaunt>

Feature and interview by Jonno Coll & Hannah Bruce. Edited by Hester Cheuk. A double celebration this Thursday at Cosmic Ballroom, with the annual Easter Thursday bash falling alongside a ten year anniversary. Jaunt celebrate a decade at the heart of Newcastle’s clubbing scene, while young upstart Backdrop continues to bring some of the most […]

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INSIDE HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM

In anticipation of their momentous display at Ape-X alongside Midland last year, Dr. Joseph spoke with Jackie House of Honey Soundsystem. Backdrop are proud to have their resident on the same lineup as you Jackie and thank you for your thoughtful & hilarious insights.     I have read about your parties extensively online and followed your music for some […]

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