Launched in Oct 2015 at Louie & Chan in the Lower East Side of NYC, Back to Life is the coming together of Khalil, Pauli and Move Forward Music. The plan was simply to bring a slice of London 's nightlife to New York City. Playing the dopest selection of Garage, Hip Hop, RnB, Broken Beat, Grime, House, UK Funky, Soul and more, Khalil and Pauli Lovejoy have been joined by guests such as Sampha, Just Blaze, NAO, Dj Moma, Dj Spinna, Idris Elba, Kindness, Donae'o, Roska, Budgie, Melo-X & Jasmine Solano amongst others. On top of the monthly party, Back To Life have put on shows with DJ EZ at Output, Little Simz at Rough Trade, Miami Art Basel at Soho House, The Drake Hotel in Toronto, Soulection's 7th year anniversary aferparty and played sets at The Guggenheim Museum & Everyday People.
Khalil is one quarter of and co-founder of London's Livin' Proof, which Noisey dubbed "London's best hip-hop party", and where the foggy city's debut performances of the likes of A$AP Rocky and others have gone down. The vibes at Livin' Proof, which Hudson Mohawke called "quite an amazing party...London's best", prompted Danny Brown to offer "performing on the Livin' Proof stage was one of the happiest moments of my life".
Fellow Brooklyn based Londoner Pauli Lovejoy is a solo artist and acclaimed drummer who recently released his debut music video i Don't Care as premiered on Noisey. He's worked with the likes of Jamie xx & FKA Twigs and toured with Kindness and Damon Albarn. He is a musical force in his own right.
Move Forward Music is a Brooklyn-based integrated marketing and event production agency specializing in live music and experiential events. We connect artists and brands with fans by creating unique experiences based around music, art and live performance. We approach every event as an opportunity to make a positive contribution to culture and to forge an emotional connection with people that will last forever.