“We are trying to create a ritual space for personal exploration, to release basic tension. The form that society is forcing you to hold, you can release that. It lets you experience that yourself, as yourself, raw, and to connect to the music and reconnect to life. At a place removed from time. The amorphous space, the cave like atmosphere. This ancient psychedelic ritual, that removes you from the loop of the earth, it removes you from time.” — BMG
No Way Back is not a festival, it is not an event – it is a party. What began in an abandoned Detroit building with a leaky roof and an audiophile sound system has now made its way overseas into unique European incarnations. (So the space is in the context of the host of the event, and not transformed by IT, but the musical vision is unadulterated.)
Every DJ chosen to play at No Way Back is a master of their medium, so deep in it that they all serve as constant inspirations. This is a celebration of the lost art of the late night Midwestern DJ. If you don’t understand the touchstones of this party, it might be impossible to explain. It is a comment on a continuum. This is our generation returning to the source, feeling a freedom and a heat within the music that results in speaker fucking. Every generation experiences this whether it was at The Loft, Better Days, The Gallery, The Warehouse, The Shrine, Cosmic, Luomos, The Muzic Box, The Hacienda, Area Code 313, Spanky’s, Medusa’s, The Music Institute, or The Tangent. You might not even know that you have soul until you experience being totally lost in the music and realize there is no way back.
For this special edition of No Way Back, we have Verbos live exclusively in Tresor and a prime time set from Carlos Souffront only in Globus. The rest of the DJs – No Way Back residents BMG, Derek Plaslaiko, Erika and special guest Karl Meier will rotate slots in both rooms, showcasing the genre bending prismatic view of the Midwest DJs and the No Way Back sound.