Paradigm Presents


Sat · September 1, 2018 - Sun · September 2, 2018

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

The beats, the meats, the view, the vibe-- the Back Lot BBQ is BACK! Join us Labor Day weekend featuring Josh Wink, Matthew Dear, Desert Hearts, Amtrac, Eli Escobar and more! Get a limited two-day pass for only $20 while supplies last!

3 stages, full production, games + grilling & much more!


Josh Wink
Josh Wink
After forming Ovum Recordings as an independent label in October 1994 with former partner King Britt, Josh recorded the cult classic 'Liquid Summer'. He went on to release singles for a wide variety of revered European labels ranging from Belgium's R & S Records to England's XL Recordings. In 1995, Wink became one of the first DJ-producers to translate his hard work into mainstream success when he unleashed a string of classics including 'Don't Laugh'¸ 'I'm Ready' and 'Higher State of Consciousness' that topped charts worldwide. More recently he has had massive club hits such as 'How's Your Evening So Far' and 'Superfreak' but he has also gained a lot of attention trough his remixes for FC Kahuna, Paul Oakenfold, Ladytron, Clint Mansell, Sting and Depeche Mode, among others.
Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he's made mixes for Get Physical's Body Language and the Fabric mix series. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he's just hitting his stride.

Matthew Dear's 2003 full-length debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, is a suite of sparse, wickedly funky house laced with Dear's deep, distinctive vocals, and includes the much-loved single "Dog Days" (voted one of Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs of the Decade). The record was met with rapturous acclaim from both the dance-music establishment and the critical press, including a four-star review in Rolling Stone. The 2007 follow-up, Asa Breed, is a considerable departure from Heaven's dancefloor excursions, incorporating the polyrhythms of Afrobeat, the irreverent pop sensibilities of Brian Eno, and the austere beauty of Krautrock. More four-stars reviews followed (Q and Mojo magazines), and Dear subsequently began touring with a live three-piece band, Matthew Dear's Big Hands, in which Dear acted as frontman, commanding the stage with a Bryan Ferry-like swagger and a gentleman's grace.

Today, Matthew Dear finds himself in a unique position. His highly anticipated third album, 2010's Black City, is the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. After over a decade of exploring pop's outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarefied corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear's moment, and it sounds like nothing else.
Desert Hearts
Desert Hearts
Charles Mooney
Roisin Stewart
Stuart Bell
Stephen Leacock

Former members :
Joe Dougan
Martin Henry
Chris Heaney
Eli Escobar
Eli Escobar
DJ and producer from New York, US.
Venue Information:
ESTATE Ultra Bar
1177 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642