Backdrop with Dax J (Monnom Black), Dr. Joseph & Simon.

We are incredibly excited to share our second party of 2018 with you all, none other than Dax J will be playing for three hours in our beloved Cosmic Ballroom on Saturday 3rd March. Alongside our “First Dance of 2018” : Backdrop with Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free), Dr. Joseph & Simon. who play with us on

January 12th, this year we shall be diving even deeper into the more powerful, unrelenting, industrial shades of techno.

Our commitment and your loyalty to these bold, innovative & wild sounds has really helped us further unite like-minded, sonically curious souls and strengthen the Backdrop community. Without your palpable energy on the dance floor, such a master of sweat inducing machine music as Dax J would not be coming to play for us all. His touring schedule now regularly takes in Berghain, Gashouder Awakenings, Bassiani Tblisi & many more, at times playing for 8 or more hours. We know you will rival any crowd in the world and are we very proud to bring us all together before Dax. Tickets will be released this Sunday at 5pm.

For those short on inspiration in 2018, listen to this humble yet driven genius…”I've always thought anything is possible if I put my mind to it and stay focused. I never had a reason to believe I wouldn't be able to do something. If have something in my head that I want to do, I'll always do it. I remember my friends telling me I wouldn't be able to play on pirate radio, and I'd ask, why not? I pursued everything, and most things have ended up happening.” (Dax J to Resident Advisor)

“In 2015 Dax released his highly acclaimed debut album "Shades of Black" on his own label "Monnom Black." Mixmag awarded it "Album of the Month", it reached the No.1 spot on Juno Records with Hardwax describing it as "Brilliantly Banging".

His current and past productions have frequently earned Dax BBC Radio 1 airplay throughout the years, including his tracks being consistently featured in the BBC's Essential Mix episodes from DJ’s such as Dave Clarke, Tini and most notably in Ben Klock's award winning Essential Mix of the Year in 2015.

He's released records on seminal labels including; Deeply Rooted House, Electric Deluxe, Soma, Fondation Sonore, EarToGround, Arts, and has been remixed by a collection of the Techno scenes' key players such as Shifted, Phase, Ryan Elliot, Truss, Jonas Kopp, Slam and Par Grindvik.

Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of Jungle, Drum n Bass and Garage. Being heavily influenced by Drum n Bass heroes like Goldie and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he soon started to DJ on pirate radios at an early age of 15 whilst he was still at school. He became an avid vinyl collector buying from his local record store "Black Market" on a weekly basis, whilst at the same time producing and crafting his sound. His first vinyl releases would come in 2005 on old Jungle labels like Mickey Finn's "Urban Takeover" under alias "Dangerous" and his own imprint back then "Xplicit Sound." Following on from this Dax went on to discover the sounds of Techno during one summer spent in Ibiza. From this point on his passion for cutting edge 4 by 4 beats took over but the old Jungle influences are still heard today in his DJ sets and productions.

Degree educated in Music Technology, Dax runs his own studio in Berlin where he also works as a Sound and Mastering Engineer. With a constant supply of music set to be released and a packed tour schedule around the globe, the UK artist is firmly set for another successful year.”

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20 Stowell Street, NE1 4XQ
Newcastle upon Tyne
03 March , Saturday 22:00

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