Launched in June 2017, BACK2MONO was held in A11 Venue at The Henry Hotel Manila and gathered together audiophiles for a weekend of a unique pop-up experience. One of the highlights of the event is featuring the premium quality pressings of the Japanese pressed vinyl, which is considered to be among the best in the world. The vinyl are part of the collection of Hiro Chiga from Tokyo, which is being recently showcased outside of Japan. Attended by designers, artists, and collectors, this event is focused not only on music but the story behind it, and how it unites people and connects culture.


Back2Mono Vol.1 featured pop-up stores of vinyl records, film showing of concert videos and documentaries, and an opening party with DJs from Tokyo and Manila. This event was supported by audio & visual partners JBL, Mark Levinson, Bowers & Wilkins, Revel, Optoma, Denon and Rega Research; media partners Rogue Magazine and The Neighborhood; and food & beverage partners Apartment 1B, Pablo, and Barcino Corporation. Event articles are also featured in Philippine Primer and Bandwagon Asia.