"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."
Live: Mark Verbos
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.
This will be the first proper No Way Back in Berlin. We are bringing the parachutes and all the tactile surreal textures from Detroit, along with our installation artist Amber. Globus will appear like it never has before, fully transformed into the No Way Back feeling, spacial dynamics and room flow will be altered. Tresor will also have some transformational elements… come get lost in the sound.
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.