Jee Day (DFA Records / New York City)
The Countach (Fabric / Kill'Em All)
Kezokichi (Back To Back)
Le Colonel (France)
Alex Carlé (Back To Back)
It has been a long time since the last Back-To-Back party. Come on in and join the party with Jee Day coming from NYC who recently signed for DFA Records, supported by The Countach who's releasing his latest track in 2 weeks time 2 days before the party, and our friends PressPlay, Alex CarlÃ© and a new talented joiner Vincent Le Colonel! Expect some mixes and news from us soon.
Back To Back was born in 2009 with one purpose: great music
Started by music purists with a common goal; to create the best monthly Tech-
House party in East London.
After the closure of several seminal nights in Shoreditch, top Tokyo DJ Kezokichi,
Florian Dussopt and Yvan Roy decided to create something new.
Since itâ€™s conception, Back To Back has grown into a collective. Working with up-
and-coming venues such as Moustache Bar and established ones like 333 and
The Rhythm Factory. It currently resides monthly at East Londonâ€™s legendary
The original team has grown with the addition of resident DJâ€™s Pressplay and
As well as a recent collaboration with Trailer Trash, Back To Back has hosted
some of the worldâ€™s top music talent, such as: Autokratz, Andy Blake, Idiotproof,
Poupon, Stopmakingme and Jbag with The Hacker and many more planned for
the near future.
The brand is about to expand, with the addition of one-off warehouse events and
a future weekly night. Join the Facebook page and watch this space.
â€œA darn killer partyâ€ Time Out London
â€œGlitchy beats for eager feetâ€ Disco Damaged
DEE JAY (DFA Records/NYC)
[FROM RESIDENT ADVISOR] What's a good mix without a killer exclusive? It's a win for all involved: DJ gets to show off his insider status and tastemaking skills, producer gets a leg-up on disseminating his product. A fine case of this musical symbiosis recently appeared on Juan Maclean's recent DJ Kicks entry, where the new track was "Like a Child," a tripped-out pounder that slid effortlessly into Juan's extended dose of popper-friendly house. And right as rain, here's the track with its very own DFA release.
Now while the pseudonym Jee Day might not ring any bells, the laundry list of New York dance acts that credit Dennis McNany for their sound certainly would, including The Rapture and Turing Machine. Debuting as Jee Day, McNany hews close to the NYC/DFA sound he's helped to nurture : "Like a Child" moves as much like a rock track as it does a dance track, stitching arena bombast onto drugged-out dance floor thrall. Fittingly atmospheric vocals inform you that "time goes by youâ€¦like a child" and it's not hard to take them at their word, as the track's maelstrom whirl shoots for a "wait where are we gooooinnngg" moment like the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Don't be surprised that instead of dancing you end up staring deeply at the disco ballâ€”but don't be embarrassed, we've all done it before, and this is definitely a tune worth losing your shit too.
If you feel yourself unprepared for a psychedelic journey, however, you can hit up Run Roc's dub version, where a good swath of atmospherics have been stripped away and where acid warble takes up the space left behind by the haunting ghost voices. It's a dub that ends up being more driving and less heady than the original. "Snake Bite"'s a slo-mo electro-tinged number that gives precedence to kitchen-sink production techniques, recalling Arthur Russell as well as Rammellzee-era hip-hop, making up for what it lacks in cohesion with abundance of weird moves and sonic pockets.
THE COUNTACH (FABRIC)
The Countach is a mysterious mancunian from the mountains of Manchester, England.
Inspired by the likes of Michael Mayer, Jimmy Edgar, Magda and Ivan Smagghe and the need to find records that have that little something extra. His DJ sets consist of future, past and present with a flavour of acid house spirit.
With releases out on Matt Walsh's Clouded Vision Records, Wax:On's Join Our Club series and a future release on Fabric's Kill Em All label and Metis Recordings, 2012 looks to be hot.
He is a co-resident at The Countach Club and has also just started his residency for Now Wave.
Co-promoter and resident for This is not a rave! we like to put on a few get togetherâ€™s for close mates in and around east Londonâ€¦ If your ever free why donâ€™t you come on down!
Head over to the soundcloud
VINCENT LE COLONEL