Oceaán (Newcastle debut DJ set)
Whether this be your first Toon trip, a trip out or a trip home, let Backdrop (re)unite you all under one roof raving with Oceaán (Chess Club Records), your headline act on Fri 29th May @ WHQ.
Diverse productions show a passion for the subtleties of underground dance music, championing synths reminiscent of Jai Paul, a lyrical ability akin to James Blake and techno infused beats. Recent i-D & Dummy mixes combine a flair for innovative and technical mixing with adventurous selections. He is sure to bring the full breadth of the electronic palette to his debut Newcastle DJ set.
Having showcased their most recent EP, “The Grip”, in both live performance and DJ sets across Europe, join us in welcoming one of themost exciting young producers to WHQ underbelly.
He told FADER his music “explores the boundaries of club culture and the timbres that embody the nature of that world.” True to form, when gifted a number one Years & Years track to remix they lashed it with industrial techno stabs and vocal chops – Moderat style.
BomBa (Backdrop residents) – Enthusiastic northern monkeys intent on lacing dance music’s kick drum with plenty sugar and spice. Our selections focus on underground sounds you know and love with plenty you have not had a chance to fall for yet. As the Godfather once said, “The minute you think you are greater than the music, you’re finished” – Frankie Knuckles.
Gus Miller b2b Tom FitzGerald – Also from the north-east, this pair have been spinning for over 5 years, gracing some of London’s banging clubs in that time (Corsica studios, Ministry of Sound, XOYO). With a more recent focus on production and a debut track “Luminaire” dropped just last month via their Just Above collective, we are delighted to have there technical prowess and sublime selections at Backdrop.
Come join the revelry – £5/£7