Return To The Source / No Way Back announce 2019 parties

Eris Drew, Veronica Vasicka, Wata Igarashi, Mike Servito, Abby Echiverri, Patrick Russell and many more to play across the three-day event, taking place May 25-27th at Tangent Gallery Detroit

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)

Mark Ernestus
Regis + Veronica Vasicka
Claude Young – live / DJ hybrid show
Daniel Bell – sunrise set
Orphx – live
Wata Igarashi
Marcellus Pittman
Bill Converse

May 26
Return to the Source — Day 2

No Way Back (11PM - Noon)

No Way Back Room:
Bryan Kasenic
Derek Plaslaiko
Eris Drew
Mike Servito
Patrick Russell

Outer Space Room:
Mark van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel) – live
Outer Space – live
Grant Aaron
Scott Zacharias

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
Jason Kendig
Evan Baggs
Boo Lean

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

This year we celebrate with a specially priced weekend pass for all Return to the Source events. This wristband allows:
- Admission to Tresor Detroit, No Way Back, Lot Mass and The Bunker
- Re-entry to these 4 events at any time
- Priority entry lane
- IT tote bag, redeemable at the merch booth

With the newly redesigned entrance, this pass will allow you to experience the 37 hour party with no interruptions.

Tickets here

Watch “From the Underground to No Way Back”, presenting some of Interdimensional Transmissions’ highlights from the 2018 edition here


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