Backdrop with Jane Fitz
On Friday January 13th we welcome the much anticipated return of arguably Backdrop’s favourite DJ, the mighty Jane Fitz. Having debuted in Newcastle for us almost a year ago to the day, we cannot wait for her return for another wild, transcendent trip. Since our last party she has played all over the world, from New York to Paris, Berlin to Tokyo, Moscow to Rajasthan, and is able to lay it down in all settings from fields to clubs, boats, mountains, deserts, warehouses, beaches and basements, always bringing a hard-to-categorise selection that blends early UK acid house with deep, psychedelic house and techno. Her career was built on her DJing alone – not on productions, or associations with record labels or FM radio, and for that reason she is one of the most talented in the game. Her own productions as one half of Invisible Menders have landed most recently on ANIMALS ON PSYCHEDELICS and Dr. Joseph & Simon recently had the pleasure of playing after her and label owner Carl Hardy where “Midnight Drive (Menders’ Re-Stitch)” closed the afters… A truly beautiful record that demonstrates her obvious production talent as well.
Gottwood Festival, Freerotation, Berghain Panorama Bar, Tresor, Rural festival (Japan), Closer (Ukraine), Concrete and Secretsundaze know she is essential to dancers leaving their party having experienced a unique musical journey. We do too. Nobody has ever played Backdrop twice, our friend Jane is the one we trust to do so with typically wild finesse. Having been inundated with requests to bring her back after last time, we are honoured she has agreed. In support will be Dr. Joseph & Simon (Backdrop). Feelmybicep mix (goo.gl/MIw1jq) :, Crack Mix (goo.gl/spqfS6), Resident Advisor Podcast (goo.gl/7hnE7H), Dr Joseph Jaunt mix (goo.gl/IoY3V2) ,Simon mix (https://www.mixcloud.com/
With the pleasure of curating a second room, we have taken this duty very seriously. We have trusted Joseph Q and his Dig Deep project to bring the glitching electro, broken beats, dark garage, minimal/wonky techno and Zip-py house that define him as one of Newcastle’s most exciting, if under-exposed, DJ’s. He welcomes Jack LS of body for his Newcastle return, who many fortunate folk may remember from his Ernest takeover of Backdrop some months ago. He travels from Glasgow, where his own party Body are due to bring Bd009 – Body feat. Laurine (Slow Life). Joseph Q BackdropLive Podcast (goo.gl/ovij7I), Joseph Q Dig Deep mix (goo.gl/JddQjw), Jack Stanley BackdropLive Podcast (goo.gl/Snz8s3)
“The records I like most are either a bit deep, a bit trippy or even trance-y, a bit wonky and sometimes a bit brazen. So hopefully there’s a bit of all those in there. If there was an overriding mood, I’d say i’m really into the idea and mood of the rave. In fact i’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment. House music, in context, was originally the sound that people went a little bit nuts to, the sound of having fun and letting go. People were too busy losing it to ask for a bloody track ID and that’s a collective mindset I miss. I dislike the way it can get so serious, endlessly discussed online and djs’ sets picked apart. Boring. A night of music can be solid, and serious, but I don’t think it has to stay on the straight and narrow, or lose its sense of humour. That didn’t happen at raves – DJs went for it and people went nuts and had the time of their lives! “