We're really excited to announce that Acid house legend DJ Pierre has teamed up with us here at NoWayBack to launch a new line of T-shirts.
We got in touch with DJ Pierre in the early stages of NoWayBack as we love what he has done for dance music and thought he would be perfect to represent the brand. We were getting a lot of our design influences from the early acid house scene/genre. e.g. The Roland 303 and 808 drum machines.
Inspired by his definitive musical journey DJ Pierre enthuses.. “I’ve always had ideas about enhancing the message behind the music by using what we wear daily. Words and images are powerful. They can create a thought that can lead to reality.
On any given night at one of my DJ sets you will see me in a Tee shirt usually with either a blatant or subtle meaning, so it was only natural that I was thinking of my own Tee shirt design ideas to share with my music family.
I met the guys behind NoWayBack after I posted a mug online with a Roland TB 303 on it. NoWayBack hit me up on facebook and they mentioned they do Tees etc.
I mentioned I had plans of putting out my own line separate from the Afro Acid brand and one thing led to another. I got a great vibe from them straightaway and they sent out a few Tees from their collection and I rocked them at almost every gig after. We then started going over design ideas and came up with some exciting pieces. Almost a year later here we are:
"1986. The Beginning. The acid house movement began with the release of PHUTURE's- ACID TRACK, the very first Acid House Record. Acid, Hot Since 86 celebrates that.”
"I really wanted an image that would match all of what House Music truly is. One that embodies both the gritty hard side of it and also one that speaks to the soulful deeper side as well. I think this does just that. Of course the smiley face is the rough Rave/Festival side of the house culture while the Afro represents the soulful underground club side of the house music culture. Afro Acid is a movement represented by the Afro Acid Man smiley face." DJ Pierre
DJ Pierre continues to travel the world rocking dance floors wherever he goes, from Amsterdam’s ADE to Brazil, from the Bloc Weekender and you can catch him on the decks at the following UK gigs. NoWayBack's Helen will also be DJing at the gig at the Hare & Hounds Birmingham.