What began in 2007 as a party that extended beyond boundaries has found a home in the Tangent Gallery, blossoming into its own kind of festival. There’s the Tresor Detroit party on Saturday Night ending with a sunrise set from Daniel Bell, and once No Way Back starts on Sunday, the music will continue for 37 solid hours, with Lot Mass directly following No Way Back outside on Monday at noon and The Bunker party on Monday night ending well after dawn on Tuesday. With all these events, the Tangent will become its own special destination that weekend. We all need a place to call our own, and for this weekend that venue is the Tangent. This is Return to the Source 2019.
This year we have a radically improved infrastructure, including a more fluid flow for entry and exit, and many other internal improvements, including a Zendo tent. We have expanded the outside area, and improved the outdoor sound system, so you can choose the warehouse environment or being outdoors. We have brought some new blood into NWB, and focused more energy into making the Outer Space room what it can fully be.
To further celebrate No Way Back’s 12th year, we are continuing the Acid Series, a series of records on IT inspired by the No Way Back parties, with a new volume from Pervocet (Patrick Russell & Jasen Loveland). We also have a new album on Eye Teeth from Israel Vines, and a reissue of the second ever record on IT, Ectomorph’s Stark EP from 1995. The Acid Series will continue this year with records from Dona (DJ Plant Texture), Tin Man & Ectomorph, Romans and a special closer from Jasen Loveland. They all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series, inspired by the decorations of NWB. These releases, including all Acid Series records, will be available in the merch booth during all Return to the Source events (the booth closes at 6am during NWB and reopens for The Bunker).
May 25 Return to the Source — Day 1
Tresor Detroit (10PM - 8AM)
Regis + Veronica Vasicka
Claude Young – live / DJ hybrid show
Daniel Bell – sunrise set
Orphx – live
May 26 Return to the Source — Day 2
No Way Back (11PM - Noon)
No Way Back Room:
Outer Space Room:
Mark van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel) – live
Outer Space – live
May 27 Return to the Source — Day 3
Lot Mass (Noon - 10PM)
Hot Mass' Lot Mass is back to keep you tight and hold you steady with another daytime jam session at the Tangent Gallery.
Gene On Earth
The Bunker (10PM - 6AM)
Embracing the concept of collaboration, we're featuring a series of specially curated DJ pairings for this Monday night wind down.
- The Dance Room:
Wata Igarashi & Patrick Russell
Antenes & Erika
Mike Servito & Bryan Kasenic
- The Come Down Room:
Silent Servant & Carlos Souffront
Abby Echiverri & rrao