Backlash at Thekla
Carasel, Blacksmith, Foreign Concept had their studio broken into last May. They’ve organised a fundraiser called Backlash down at the legendary Thekla on August 21. We caught up about it.
DB: Hi sounded like a big operation you were the victim of…
Backlash: As far as the break in goes we’re still a bit clueless ourselves, for the sheer amount of kit they got away with there must have been a few of them and we assume they had a getaway car/van because there was a lot of heavy gear taken.
DB: So what was nicked?
Backlash: The main bulk of which was
27 inch iMac
4 Adam a7x monitors
Focusrite 18ia soundcard
Focusrite isa-one preamp
Microkorg xl Synth
2 x Maschine mk 2 drum machines
SE Electronics mic
Sennheiser Hd8 headphones
To get into the building we are in there are two separate locks on the main door along with an electronic key fob so whoever did it cut a panel out of the front door to bypass the locks and then picked the locks to our studio once inside – at the time of break in the building wasn’t alarmed.
As soon as the break-in happened we put posts out on social media and over the course of the following week had thousands of shares through Facebook and twitter with lots of artists helping out with their own posts and their fan bases following suit.
We went viral with the awareness on that which at the time was brat but unfortunately hasn’t really given any leads.
DB: Tell us about the lineup?
Backlash: Our line up consists of one of the strongest the Thekla has seen in a long time with all the artists offering to play free of charge to support the cause. The line up is as follows:
(THAT Altitude mix at end)
SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST(s) FROM HOSPITAL RECORDS
SPECIAL GUEST FROM MTA RECORDS
CARASEL (Live) feat Blacksmith & Platinum
THE BLAST CREW
TWIZZY & JINXSTA JX feat Billy Whizz
AFT RECORDS SHOWCASE
Hosted by IC3, NAVIGATOR, STORMIN, CARASEL, IMPACT, KAYDAN, AKESPEARE, BLACKSMITH
We’re also offering a huge raffle prize as part of our fundsurfer website which includes signed Chase & Status t shirts, records from MTA Records, Merchandise records & guest lists to Hospitality in the country for the rest of the year from Hospital records, over £500 of gear from Recreo clothing, guestlists to any Ram night in the country for the rest of the year and loads more.
Anyone who purchases a ticket to our night receives one ticket to the raffle as well as their club night ticket.