Return to the Source (2024)

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Saturday May 25
Return to the Source — Day 1
Tresor 313
10pm - 10am

Ballroom
AZA
Batu
DJ Bone
DJ Stingray 313 x Akua
Polygonia

Gallery
AK x Blackmoonchild
Titonton Duvanté
(live)
Huey Mnemonic
Model 500
(live)
Intergalactic Gary 

Garden
Daniel Bell


Sunday May 26
Return to the Source — Day 2
No Way Back
10pm - noon

No Way Back Room
BMG
Bryan Kasenic
Carlos Souffront
Derek Plaslaiko
Erika
Eris Drew
Mike Servito
Mozhgan
Patrick Russell

Outer Space Room
Wanjira Makena (sound bath)
otodojo (hybrid set)
Organic Dial (live)
Jo Johnson (live)
Raica
Scott Zacharias


Monday May 27
Return to the Source — Day 3
Lot Mass
noon - 10pm

Lis Dalton
Honcho
Whodat

+ more TBA


Monday May 27
Return to the Source — Day 3
Interdimensional Transmissions presents The Bunker
10pm - 6am

Dance Room
Intergalactic Gary x Scott Zacharias 
dBridge x Erika
Wata Igarashi x Clarisa Kimskii

Going In Room
Phil Yeah x Bryan Kasenic
Imaginary Softwoods x Jo Johnson
Rrose x Antenes

Garden
livwutang x Kiernan Laveaux 
Octo Octa x Father Dukes
Mike Servito x Jeffrey Sfire

 

Return to the Source 2024 is an organic evolution of the original concept, with careful attention to detail put in at every level. Our weekend at the Tangent includes 4 parties for the price of one weekend wristband, with an outdoor area containing a harm reduction zone, food truck, and an incredible outdoor sound system. Once the music starts at No Way Back on Sunday night, it won't end until Tuesday morning — 32 hours of continuous music. A weekend wristband will allow you to experience this ever changing environment with no interruptions.

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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. The entire weekend is something to experience, the context of each room evolves from day to day, the music and the space itself is constantly changing. There’s the Tresor 313 party on Saturday Night — a full 12 hours — with Model 500 live, DJ Stingray 313 x Akua, DJ Bone, Intergalactic Gary and ending with a sunrise set from Daniel Bell, and once No Way Back starts on Sunday, the music will continue for 32 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 has become its own special destination for Memorial Day weekend. We all need a place to call our own, and for this weekend the venue of that vision is The Tangent. This is Return to the Source 2024.

We’re celebrating with a specially priced weekend pass for all Return to the Source events. This wristband allows you to experience the whole arc of the weekend and its ever changing context:

– Admission to Tresor 313, No Way Back, Lot Mass and The Bunker
– Priority re-entry to these 4 events
– Weekend wristband entry lane

This pass will allow you to experience the 32 hour party with no interruptions.

The Tresor 313 party is a full 12 hours, so the Ballroom goes later with a closing set from Polygonia and the Daniel Bell sunrise set in the Garden will go all the way until 10am. No Way Back starts at 10pm and lasts 14 hours, beginning the 32 hour continuous block of music, with opening sets from Mozhgan in the NWB Room and a complementary Iyengar Yoga Detroit class led by George Rahme starting at 10:30 in the Outer Space room, props and mats provided, with music from Wanjira Makena and her singing bowls and ending with Scott Zacharias’ legendary dawn to noon set and Mike Servito closing the NWB Room. At Noon on Monday the party continues outside for Lot Mass with Honcho, Whodat, Lis Dalton and more. As that party ends I.T. presents The Bunker begins with a Dance Room exploring all the boundaries and fascinating combinations like dBridge x Erika, a closing set from Wata Igarashi x Clarisa Kimskii, and an opening set from Intergalactic Gary x Scott Zacharias, and a Going In Room of healing experimental music from equally compelling combinations like Rrose x Antenes and Imaginary Softwoods x Jo Johnson, and also an outdoor stage called The Garden starting right after Lot Mass with Mike Servito x Jeffrey Sfire, Octo Octa x Father Dukes, and livwutang x Kiernan Laveaux. This outdoor stage was such a wonderful addition last year, so we’ve decided to continue it with even more exciting collaborative sets. 

We can’t wait to share all this amazing music with you in such a carefully curated environment, with the music for the whole weekend curated by BMG. Amber Gillen & the Infinite Dimensions Crew mindfully transforms the space, evolving those installations each day of Return to the Source. The enveloping sonics emanate from the incredible hip hugging sound system of Jim Gibbons and his AVS crew, with the outside sound from the sonic visionaries at Bing Audio. Even the food is carefully curated for the events, with farm to table options available at the food truck. 

Interdimensional Transmissions continues its output as a record label for 2024, with EPs from Neel, Love Letters, BMG, and more unreleased music from Andrew Smith / Jasen Loveland / ∞.

New records (including the Neel and Love Letters records) and new shirts and some other special items will be available in the merch booth during all Return to the Source nighttime events (the booth closes at 6am during NWB and reopens for The Bunker).

See you on the other side of the wormhole.

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