Backdrop with Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free), Dr. Joseph & Simon.

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Backdrop with Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free), Dr. Joseph & Simon.

January 12 @ 10:00 pm - 4:00 am

We are very proud of this region that some of us hail from but which all of us call home. We are really very humbled by the fact that so many of you keep returning to dance at our parties, read our features, listen to our BackdropLive podcast series and reach out to us online & in person. We want to thank you by starting with a 48 hour £4 sale for our next party on January 12th. We have invited Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free) to spearhead our annual “First Dance of 2018” in Cosmic Ballroom, with Dr. Joseph & Simon in support.

Join us now at for further not-so-secret announcements.

Behind one of the UK’s most adventurous & hard as nails techno parties, the Manchester based Meat Free residents are now regularly booked outside of their own almighty warehouse raves. A superb Boiler Room display later and they are now playing alongside the likes of Ben Sims & Zenker Brothers at Corsica Studios, Jeff Mills at The Warehouse Project and recently debuted in Berlin at Suicide Circus. Worry not, January financial woes need not limit you spreading your raving wings, early-bird tickets will start at just £4 for 48 hours. We know the city has fast become an expensive place to party and we want to make sure you are all able to join our collective mindset at an affordable price.

In March this year, Blasha & Allatt stepped into the Cosmic Ballroom booth for their Backdrop & Newcastle debut before Objekt took over (Listen here: What came next has gone down in North-East & Backdrop folklore as one of the most energetic, diverse, fun yet thumping displays of DJ prowess to have graced our parties since we began. Considering our previous guests include Helena Hauff, Ben UFO, Kobosil, Zenker Brothers, Saoirse and more, this is no mean feat. This live recording shows them at their absolute best (which, by the way, is every time we see them play). Flawless mixing with all vinyl is a given for this pair, with a flare for techno they effortlessly stitch acid, breaks, electro & rave from across the decades to rile the mightily impressed crowd into an excitable frenzy for the fast approaching Objekt set.

Thanks to our good friend Jane Fitz in 2016 & 2017, this early January tradition at Backdrop has forged some of our most intense yet joyous dance-floor moments. This party will be very special as we have had so many people get in touch with us since Blasha & Allatt last played with us, both in person and online, pleading for them to return for a longer headline slot. This was not going be easy as after years of hard work and commitment, their touring schedule is getting very busy, but we are delighted to be able to bring our dancers what you asked for! With their heads and hearts still very much on the dance-floor as well as the DJ booth, they were our absolute priority for your January session and we are very grateful they can join us.

Mark our words, these are two of the finest DJ’s we know. Right back from when Dr. Joseph invited them to play with him at Jaded in Corsica Studios Room 2, we have been nothing but inspired by them both personally and professionally. Blasha & Allatt, we salute you.


January 12
10:00 pm - 4:00 am


Cosmic Ballroom
Stowell Street (Chinatown)
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 United Kingdom
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