Movement festival might feature the best and brightest in techno and other shades of the electronic music color wheel, but it’s often at the after-parties each year where even more mind-blowing sets take place. One Detroit crew that’s long been devoted to the art of the immersive after-party, as well as other events that break the mold of conventional club nights, is the Interdimensional Transmissions label. Founded in 1994 by BMG and Erika, the label has long focused on the abstract, ambient, and avant-garde aspects of techno; an ethos that’s helped define their flagship party No Way Back since December 2007.Through their party and label fronts, the group has also found like-minded attitudes and devoted confidants in a variety of Detroit artists like Patrick Russell, Derek Plaslaiko, and Carlos Souffront, as well as New York-via-Detroit transplants like Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic of The Bunker. The NYC techno label went on eventually to co-produce No Way Back in 2011 and have brought the night to New York on multiple occasions. Together, they’re a tight-knit crew known around the world.
This weekend on Sunday May, 29 the crew will be setting up shop at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery for another blowout featuring all of their regular characters and a secret live guest. Ahead of the party, we caught up with BMG and Erika to hear more about their roots, and are also steaming an exclusive recording of BMG’s own 3AM set at their first night nearly a decade ago. Prepare to get weird.
Check out the interview with BMG and Erika and an exclusive mix from 2007 over at Thump.