TJ Hertz, aka Objekt will play for Backdrop With Objekt on March 10th. We chatted to him for our “Away With The Mixer : OBJEKT” series…”I’ve actually felt incredibly blessed in the second half of last year to have played a kinda astonishing number of practically life-affirming gigs, to the extent that it’s hard to list them all. The closing set on a Sunday night at De School in Amsterdam was a definite highlight, along with b2bs with Call Super at Sameheads in Berlin and Phonox in London, Contact in Tokyo, getting super weird closing out Globus (upstairs at Tresor) for 20 people on NYD in Berlin, Freerotation in July… the list really goes on but what all these gigs had in common was that I felt a real connection with the crowd, usually a close physical proximity as well as a sense that we all shared a body and a brain.”
With other-worldly productions pushing the boundaries of club music, and DJ sets near unrivalled in their dynamic and bold approach, this is sure to be a unique venture down the rabbit hole and a sound we know Newcastle rarely revels in. Early Hessle Audio 12-inches and his genre-shattering “Ganzfeld” (Resident Advisor’s number 1 track of the year some time ago) rightly rocketed him to international touring DJ status and he now enjoys playing at essentially any party, club or festival he wishes to.
A recent RA “Art of DJing feature” put’s it perfectly… “At this year’s Freerotation…Hertz delivered a set that was both more understated and more radical than any I’d heard from him before—smooth and intuitive, yet totally unpredictable, slipping easily through genres and tempos with subtle sleights of hand. A friend remarked that it was the first time in years he’d seen a DJ and thought: “What is he actually doing back there?” Or more specifically—how exactly did we get from that track to this one, and how is it that such a dramatic leap made sense?”. We expect us all to be marvelling in similar fashion when he indulges us in a three hour maelstrom of techno/electro and anything else he deems wild enough to unleash. We are incredibly grateful he has agreed to play for us all and hope you join us for the beautiful mayhem.