Backdrop : Ten Years Of Ilian Tape & Jaunt with Zenker Brothers, Stenny (Live).
‘A truly essential techno label: consistent, and consistently fresh. Dubby, shuffling, darkly beautiful, confidently veering between storming techno and celestial breaks. In the hands of Ilian Tape, the history of rave will always find new ways to surprise and delight.’ (Resident Advisor)
On Thursday 13th April, Backdrop will host the 10 year anniversary tour of Ilian Tape & Jaunt. We welcome Ilian Tape’s founders, Zenker Brothers, alongside STENNY’s live show. This label has fast become one of the most dynamic & trusted sources of exceptional techno. Berghain takeover’s, world tours and consistently lauded releases have rightly earned them the respect of stalwarts of the scene and dancers alike. This will be their Newcastle debut. Long time favourites of Backdrop, we are delighted to welcome such a trio of techno tornadoes over from Munich.
We also are very proud to have Blackhall & Bookless, the resident’s and co-founders at Jaunt & Jaunt Records, play for Backdrop at this unique showdown. ‘Some birds feathers are too bright to be caged’, and these two local lads have flown the North-East nest, diving into Space Ibiza closing party slots, Zoo Project Ibiza residencies, Gottwood Festival takeover’s and scintillating vinyl releases. Such international DJ acclaim, when fused with ten years of winning the hearts and minds of our region, make’s for a powerful combination. With an expertly curated podcast series, and an inspired party tenure with Derrick May and DVS1 to name but a few, Jaunt also celebrate a decade in the game this year. They too, make Backdrop the start of their celebratory tour.
We are proud to have our own resident’s, Dr. Joseph & Simon, play on such a lineup.
Backdrop unite sonically curious, open-minded souls through extended sessions in wild & muscular music. We strive to provide a safe space for you dancers to escape reality and trip together, ignorant of your gender, sexuality or race. Backdrop is open to everybody but not for everybody, the prejudiced or intolerant are not welcome. We encourage passionate people, passionate ravers to enter our realm of authentic, underground revelry. Expect exceptional partying, friendly people and mind-melting records.
With regular podcasts and insightful features, www.backdroplive.com further connects our collective mindset away from the dance floor. Newcastle Upon Tyne is our hometown and here we have welcomed Helena Hauff, Jane Fitz, Tama Sumo b2b prosumer, Levon Vincent, Kobosil, Ethyl & Flori, Amir Alexander, Nick Hoppner and more. The crew : Dr. Joseph & Simon (Backdrop resident DJ’s), Hester Cheuk and Fraser Pearston. Oh, and all of you of course. Thank you for your continued support.