Recently Ben UFO expressed his feelings on the importance of back-to-back sets, attempting to tackle the criticism some have thrown at promoters and DJs alike, with claims that b2b billings are a simple marketing gimmick to sell more tickets.
While there is no doubt that interesting back-to-back pairings do catch the attention of event-goers, the words of the highly thought-of British DJ had us looking back in time at some of the best back-to-back sets ever recorded. We have selected fifteen of our favorites that we think you should definitely give a listen to!
Floating Points b2b Four Tet at Final Plastic People, London – 2nd Jan 2015
The Black Madonna b2b Mike Servito – 23rd Jan 2016
Luciano b2b Richie Hawtin at Enter, Space Ibiza – 5th Sept 2015
Sasha b2b John Digweed at Twilo, New York City – 29th May 1999
Drumcell b2b Audio Injection (Cell Injection) at Berghain, Detroit – April 16th 2001
Speedy J b2b Chris Liebing (Collabs 3000) at Masonic Temple, Detroit – 19th Nov 2005
Ricardo Villalobos b2b Raresh at Kristal Glam Club, Bucharest – 31st Dec 2006
Lee Burridge b2b Matthew Dekay at Mamitas, Playa del Carmen – 10th Jan 2015
Oliver Koletzki b2b Oliver Schories at Pleinvrees Heroes, Amsterdam – 5th May 2011
Pete Tong b2b Eats Everything at Warehouse Project, Manchester – 16th Nov 2013
Stephan Bodzin b2b Marc Romboy at Running Wild, Village Underground, London- 13th Dec 2014
Ben Sims b2b Truncate at Corsica Studios, London – Dec 2015
Speedy J b2b Lucy (Zeitgeber) at Trouw, Amsterdam – 7th Dec 2013
Henrik Schwarz b2b Frank Wiedemann for Trouw, Amsterdam – Nov 2014