Future Shock

01 January 1995

Production: Grafitti Productions

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, Botany Road, Alexandria

DJs: Vagas, Nik Fish, Nick TT, P'Version, Crisis, Klynch, Biz E, Milo, Bones, Night Rider, Spellbound, Col & Mark

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Children of the Hardcore 2

Saturday, 07 January 1995

Production: Astrix Productions

Venue: Hardcore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Vagas, Hi Shock, Crisis, Mach V, Speedloader, XS, Kiel, Reko, Crystal, Geoff da Cheff

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yMv6d

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The Fun Factory

Friday, 13 January 1995

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DJs: Paul Holden, Spellbound, Jade, Fenix, Q Bass, Tony Spencer

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Fakin' the Funk

Friday, 13 January 1995

Production: Fakin' the Funk at Zoom  

Venue: Zoom Nightclub, 163 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

DJs: Sasha (U.K.), Neil Houston, Andy Wright, DJ Nervous, Tony Tone

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Futurescape

Saturday, 14 January 1995

Production: Hypersquad

Venue: Moore Park Bowling Club

DJs: Chris Fresh (Canberra) Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Nik Fish, Asterix, Vagas, Qtek, Jade, Herb, Spellbound, Reaver (Live)

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Dreams

Saturday, 21 January 1995

Production: Digital Access Records

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DJs: Reaver, Mike-E, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Spellbound, Tribe, Herb, Maveric, Asterix, Dynamix, Budds, Cool Col J (LIVE) Reaver (LIVE)

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Description: Reaver is billed as playing ‘Amiga vs Amiga’ live. Catch Phrase – Dreams this is what they are

 

 

 

 
The Big Day Out – Boiler Room

Thursday, 26 January 1995

Production:

Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Driver Avenue, Moore Park

DJs: Pee Wee, Sugar Ray, Vision Four 5, Boxcar, Single Gun Theory

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/UCDsq

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World Party

Saturday, 28 January 1995

Production: Perception

Venue: Hollywood Drive, Lansvale – Old Magic Kingdom Amusement Park

DJs: Room 1 – Perception- Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Pee Wee, Angus, Jumpin’ Jack, Paul Holden, Louise, Nik Fish – Room 2 Technoise – DJ Paul (Elstak), Scott Brown, Mental Theo & Charly Lownoise, George Vagas, Nick TT, Crisis, Spellbound, P version, Hype

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/xgSsp

Description: I remember walking through the gate and seeing a wall of scaffolding, DJ at the top, lights flicking about it wasn’t too packed, maybe 500 people, pretty poor attendance from memory. The one thing that pissed me off was the volume was down so low, I could hear myself breathing, it was a fucking disgrace. If you’re going to spend a shit load of money on bringing over top DJ’s, make sure people will be able to hear them. Carl Cox put on a brave face and played a good set. Laurent Garnier had a hissy fit and storming off, I assumed that it was because of the volume, but it could have been the fact that the music he plays had nothing in common with anyone else on the flyer. World party. Some ravers worked out how to turn on the swinging chairs ride and we all had a go. Just remembered watching the person “operating” the ride standing there gurning away – then getting distracted while we were on the ride and wandering away. Lots of people yelling out for him to come back and turn the ride off.

 

 

 

 

 
Crisis Point 3

Saturday, 4 February 1995

Production: Technology Productions

Venue: 2/20 Orange Grove Road, Liverpool

DJs: Crisis (Live), Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, John Ferris, Hi-Shock, Nick TT, Vagas

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Md4SJ

Description: catch phrase – the way it should be. This was a great rave with a very underground kind of feel to it. The atmosphere was the best point about this rave. It was in a huge warehouse that was divided into two sections. One was the dancefloor, the other was the best chillout I have ever seen. Raised dance podiums were set up in the dance room for people to get even higher (laff). This rave was packed with people, but the warehouse was so massive, that there was plenty of room. The word “dark” had been redefined, if you were not close to the dancefloor or the chillout, you could not see right in front of you. There were two red and two green lasers which covered the ravers in a sea of moving light. The familiar smell of smoke machines was strong. Two giant screens had been set up with motion picture designed especially for CP3 playing. Conveniently, just outside was an all night McDonalds for those midnight hunger cravings. The music was great with the dancefloor pumping hard from 12pm onwards. The chillout had all the usual Punos gear, and tonnes and tonnes of comfy lounges and beanbags. A great rave, with a great atmosphere. Very peculiar circumstances surrounded this party. Was Crisis in jail only months earlier? Was he  let out on good behaviour just for this party?

 

 

 

Did that explain the breath testing roadblocks each side of the venue? And the uniformed police, rangers, and plain clothed “grown-ups” at around 3am who surrounded me at the phone box inside the service station next door who I then heard to say, “Ok, we’ve got him”, after which I slowly hung up my phone, and edge my way past these 5 or so official looking people, who let me leave without intervention? I then ran back to the party, losing my sunglasses case (and supply) along the way. That Sunday night, back at Sundaze at the Pavillion Hotel, the place was full of awkward-looking non-raver types who were watching the goings on, and signalling each other. Of course, I could have just been paranoid!

 

 

 

 
The Empire Strikes Back

Saturday, 11 February 1995

Production: Mach V

Venue: The Hardcore Cafe, Harris St Sydney

DJs: Subzero, Jade, Subzero, Geoff da Chef, Mach V, Sasha, Pee Wee, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Echoic, Akira, Brett Beetroot, Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Steve K, Peter Tribe

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Description: The second in the intergalactic trilogy

 

 

 

 
The Love Bulb

Saturday, 11 February 1995

Production: Bulbe Productions

Venue: King's Cross at the old Le Girls Theatre

DJs: E-Lad, John Ferris, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Sasha, Jesse James, Brett Beetroot, Milo, Renegade, Jade, Patrick HAF, Popeye, Dion, Simon Coffey (LIVE)

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Sunrise – Freedom 3

Saturday, 18 February 1995

Production: Bliss in association with Happy Face and Mach V Venue: Tugalong Rd off Canyonleigh Rd, Sutton Forest (Same as Happy Valley 3)

DJs: Nik Fish vs Jumping Jack, Pee Wee, Maestro, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Brett Beetroot, Trans Acid Alliance (Live PA) Mach V, Akira, Echoic, Subzero, Vagas, Sasha, Asterix, Jade, Arthur, John Ferris, Paul ‘Flex’ Taylor, Herb, Reaver, Peter, Tribe, Milo

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/X9qwE

Description: Almost didn’t happen after promoter Brett Beetroot got cold feet on the day, and so it ended up that Papa Smurf Jason, Karen and the Smurf Village crew banded together to make it happen. A little disjointed in the end, however great to be out and about with good friends away from the city. I remember the stage was set up in a position as so when the sun came up, it was directly behind the DJ.

 

 

 

Brett Beetroot had timed it perfectly so his set would start the minute the sun came over the horizon. I remember thinking to myself, that’s cool and that’s why it was called sunrise. Good tunes, but a little sloppy from memory. The 2 Am surprise was the port-a-loos turning up and reversing through the middle of the dance floor.

 

 

 

 
aPHicid

Saturday, 18 February 1995

Production: Vegetable Matter

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DJs: Biz E, Freebass, Lex Luthor, Sleepy, Otto, Do it

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Liquid

Friday, 24 February 1995

Production: Stupid Jack Productions

Venue: Northpoint Tavern, cnr pacific Hwy & Miller St, North Sydney

DJsNik Fish, Jumping Jack, Andrew James, Freestyle, Milo, Sasha, Eden

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Quiddity

Saturday, 25 February 1995

Production: Totem and NRG Productions

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DJs: Mystic Force (Psy Harmonics Live), Zen Paradox (Psy Harmonics Live), Lumukanda (Psy Harmonics Live), Shaolin Wooden Men (Psy Harmonics Live) Ollie Olsen, Hi Shock, El Toro, Biz E

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Sign of the Times

Saturday, 25 February 1995

Production: Reachin' Records

Venue: Top Floor, Cyprus Hellenic Club, 150 Elizabeth St, City

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Rob Milton

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Field of Dreams 3

Saturday, 4 March 1995

Production:

Venue: Alexandria Basketball Stadium, 53 Maddox St, Alexandria

DJs: Danny Karam, Phil Smart, Spellbound, Echoic, Pee Wee, Jade, Paul Holden, Reaver, Arthur, Nik Fish, Reaver (LIVE), Southend (LIVE), Elevate (Dancers)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/JUoQ9

You Tube: Field of Dreams 3

Description: Such a great night… looking back I thought Alexandria Basketball Stadium was HUGE but it’s really quite small. The way I remember you’d think there were 10,000 people there, when there was probably 3,000. Awesome laser show and dancers.

 
Sun-Daze

Sunday, 5 March 1995

Production: Scrambled Eggs

Venue: The Pavilion Hotel, 580 George St, Sydney

DJs: Naton, Biggles, Jim Jams, Dion, Asterix, QTek, Martin, Dynamix, Herb, Popeye, Gee Wiz, Reaver, Adrenalin, Andrew James

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Description: Sundaze was a regular Sunday recover at 'The Pav' in the city

 

 

 

 
Cyberchrist

Friday, 10 March 1995

Production

Venue: 77 Regent St, Redfern

DJs: Bass Bitch, Jasper, Havoc, Steve Skanna, Popeye, Echoic

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Description: Chapter 2 - The Crucifiction

 

 

 

 
Restoration

Saturday, 11 March 1995

Production: Stupid Jack, Total Concept

Venue: 1 Angel Place, Martin Place

DJs: Ming D, Pee Wee, John Ferris, Hype, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Martyn Allen, Dave Kirkpatrick, Andrew James, Freestyle, Milo, Eden, Sasha, Dion

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Symbiotica

Saturday, 11 March 1995

Production

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

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EFTPOS Extatic Feelings Through Positive Outward Sounds

Saturday, 18 March 1995

Production: Mind’s Eye

Venue: Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Second Ave, Condell Park.

DJs: Nexus 6 (Germany, Noom Records), Mandala (Germany, Noom Records) Adrian van Raay (Melb) Hi-Shock, Biz E, Crisis, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Jumpin Jack, Brett Beetroot

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/88Egp

Description: This looked as though it was going to be a great party. There was a laser, and lots of great lighting. The sound was loud and pumping. Unfortunately not many people turned up, until about 11:30. Also unfortunately at about the same time so did the police. I had never seen anything like it. They were definitely determined to shut it down. Not only did a car full of police show up, but then another

 

 

 

And another, and another…. eventually about 20 cars and 50 police had showed up strongly determined to stop the music. Local residents had supposedly been complaining, but as the stadium was not close to any homes and you could not hear much from outside the stadium, I don’t believe a word of it. The promoter argued with the police for about half an hour outside while everyone looked on! Finally the music was stopped, and never started again – Ray the Raver

 

 
The Happiest People in the World 2

Saturday, 18 March 1995

Production: Plus 8

Venue: Warehouse in Minto

DJs: Angus, MPK, Echoic, Chris Fresh vs Mik e vs Roger Ramjet, Pee Wee, Mavric, George Vagas, Herb, Paul Holden, Geoff da Chef, Spellbound, Astrerix, Jade, Nik Fish, Reaver LIVE

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Description: Gave out badges to promote the party. Happy Face promotions did the chillout. "We took a lease out out on the warehouse, sent the neighbours on holidays and made sure we offered "donations" to the right people. We went west cause we knew we could keep the party going, unlike so many others that got shut down around that time. Hahaha...good times (promoter)"

 

 

 

 
Eviction

Friday, 24 March 1995

Production: Panic Partys

Venue: Albert St, Strathfield

DJs: Lotus, Subzero, Kiel, Commander Tom (Germany, Noom Records), Nexus 6 (Germany, Noom Records), Mandala (Germany, Noom Records), Traumatic (Germany, Noom Records), Hi Shock, Kiel, Brain, Oasis, Spellbound, Akira, Vagas, Crystal, Nick, Asterix, Jade, Zing, Purity, Fusion, Simon, Naton, Reaver, Jasper, Shine, Shamus, XS, Generation of Decivilisation (LIVE)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/lGtjr

Review: Read about how the party came about here

Description: A 6 flat, 2 story unit was being demolished for a highrise. The ravers that lived there held an underground rave, with 3 rooms set up in the empty building before it was demolished. About 400 people attended.

 

 

 

 
Pyramidia

Saturday, 25 March 1995

Production: Totem

Venue: Underground Cafe, 22 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

DJs: Commander Tom (Germany), Peter Pan, Hi Shock, El Toro, Lanny K, Tilt (Live)

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Golden

Saturday, 25 March 1995

Production

Venue252 Pitt St Sydney

DJs: Martyn Allen, Andy Wright, Sugar Ray, Rob Milton, Dave Kirkpatrick, Nick Law, Tim McGee, Mal Russell, Paul the Hat, Andrew James

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Smurf Village II

Saturday, 1 April 1995

Production: Happy Face

Venue: Marquee outside a Warehouse at 4 Brooks Rd, Ingleburn

DJs: Rave Room : Angus (Brisbane) Chris Fresh (Canberra) Echoic (Perth), Paul Holden, Spellbound, Brett Beetroot, Pee Wee, Astrix, Nik Fish, Crisis, Vagas, Herb, Jade, Reaver (LIVE)

Google Maps: Map here

Video: Smurf Village 2 under the big top in full swing

Description: It was in a marquee outside a warehouse, in the industrial area. The dance floor was slanted. It was shut down by the police half way through the night.

 

 

 

 
The Twilight Zone – The Rave

Saturday, 8 April 1995

Production: BDS or BES productions

Venue: Angel Place Braserie

DJs: Vagas, Pee Wee, Spellbound, Apex, Arthur, Bubble & Squeak, Dynamix, Tribe, Vic, Tony Spencer

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Joyride

Saturday, 8 April 1995

Production: Double Trouble

Venue: 1st Yaralla Sea Scouts Hall. Off Concord Road facing the Parramatta River, Rhodes

DJs: Tailspin, Emjay, Andrew James, Mad Baz, Ashleigh, Luke,  Vagas

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Description: Vagas was a no show?

 

 

 

 
Prodigy 7th Sign of Religion

Saturday, 15 April 1995

Production: A+A Production

VenueWarehouse Canley Vale Rd Wetherill Park

DJs: Nik Fish, Vagas, Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Mavric, Spellbound, Reaver, Louise, Dynamix, E-Lad, LIVE set by Reaver + Mavric

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Love & Flim Flam

Saturday, 15 April 1995

Production:

Venue: Hardcore Cafe

DJs: Sugar Ray, Pee Wee, Louise, Jumpin' Jack, Joe 90, Nick Field, Paul the Hat, Rob Milton, Milo, Phil Smart, Merran, Sheen, Stephen Allkins, Jase, Jad McAdam

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was to be a massive event. In the main room, a HUGE technological construction had been set up at the front, with multiple floors of DJ and lighting equipment. There was more lighting at this place than any other rave I had been to. A huge moving circular lighting rig hovered above the dancefloor, with lasers and tonnes of other lighting on stage. Infusion did a great act, with a bit of pyrotechnics on stage, and a laser dancer dazzled the crowd with beams of all colours. The dancefloor was pumping all night, and there was a good atmosphere. One of 1995′s best.
A Perfect World

Saturday, 22 April 1995

Production: Buck Rogers Ravers

Venue: Warehouse Canley Vale Rd, Wetherill Park

DJs:

EARTH ROOM : Infusion, DAMC, MPK & MC Maestro D, Angus (3 Decks), Pee Wee Ferris, Abel, Nik the Fish, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Spellbound, MC DJ Shade, Danny Karam, Vic, Paul ‘Flex’ Taylor, Akira vs Mach 5, Arthur

WIND ROOM : Sub Bass Snarl (LIVE) Womble Thump, MC DJ Marty B, Hex, Ding, E-legal, Black, Florian, Michael MD, Zeitgeist, Tony Spencer, Hi Shock

FIRE ROOM : Nasenbluten, Syndicate, Speedloader, Rage Reset, George Vagas, TLM, Tencel, Jasper, Reko, Outrage, Subzero, Geoff da Chef

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Description: Seeing Infusion this night was one of the inspirational moments that saw me take up music production seriously. A bit different from their style today, back then Infusion had a strong German trance sound. Seriously fantastic, and to watch it take place without a record (or CD) in sight and I was spellbound. The hardcore room was made of shipping containers! The chill out was seriously cool – loads of couches and bean bags, live graffiti and those big soft clouds hanging in the sky I mean from the roof. Ace party, one of my all time favs. This was a great production put on by the Buck Rogers Ravers. Three rooms – Main, Hardcore, Trance. In a large warehouse, this party went off. The area was an industrial zone, so the music could be as loud as they wanted. Heaps of ravers turned up for what

 

 
Delicious

Monday, 24 April 1995

Production: A Beach House Production

Venue: Underground Cafe, 22 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

DJs: Rob Milton, Mal Russell, Paul the Hat, Dave Kirkpatrick

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Liquid

Friday, 28 April 1995

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Description: Club Night

 

 
Passion II

Saturday, 29 April 1995

Production: flc

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Nik Fish, Reaver, Jade, Chester, Herb, Akira, Vagas, Jim Jams, Asterix, Squidger, Spellbound, Vic, Nick TT, Q-Tek

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jqRNN

Description: This was a free rave, close to the city, so as you might expect it was absolutely packed with people. The Graffiti Hall Of Fame is a basketball court with a couple of rooms in shelter. The walls are covered in grafitti paintings. There were two rooms and both were crammed with people. The main area was outside on a basketball court and there were stairs leading to the DJ mixing area. There was also an old Volkswagen that people were dancing on top of that had been brought in especially. A laser covered the people throughout the night

 

in the main area, and and there was so shortage of smoke (mainly from people with cigarettes!). The music was good, but the sound quality was pretty bad. For some of the night it sprinkled, making the outside area well… err wet. The second room was much better. It was inside in a tiny room that was full of people. The room was extremely hot, because of its size and the partying that was happening. Harder techno and hardcore was the main focus of this room and it had a good atmosphere. Little did we all know that at this exact place the following week there would be another rave with a double shooting. Fortunately no one died. This was a good party for the price ($0 + $5 “donation”), but there were way too many people for the limited space, and the rain made it a bit disappointing also.

 

 
Raveland

Saturday, 6 May 1995

Production: Candy Flip

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Droopy D (Germany), Reaver (Live), Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Vagas, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Fenix, Jade, Herb, Brett Beetroot, Asterix, Tribe, Mavric, Geoff da Chef, T.L.M, Subzero, Vic, Q-Tek, Passion, Squeak

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jqRNN
Description: The night where someone got shot in the ass!

 

 

 

 
Emagine

Saturday, 13 May 1995

Production: SUM (Sydney Underground Movement) Productions

Venue: Warehouse, Wetherill Park

DJs: Easygroove (UK) ROOM 1 : Spellbound, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Asterix, Reaver, Vagas, Akira, Hype, Herb ROOM 2: Jumping Jack, Andrew James, Sugar Ray, Pete Long, Nick TT, Freestyle, Mavrick, Milo, Jade, Angus (Brisbane)

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Description: Situated in a warehouse, this rave was truly great. Unfortunately however it was not long after the double shooting at a rave, and so the amount of people that turned up was not anywhere near what it should have been. The promoters actually ended up loosing money from this party because of the amount of people. Despite this, the rave was really good. There were two rooms, one a trance room which had incredible lasers all night, and the other the main room. There were tonnes of lasers at this party and the atmosphere was great. Considering the incidents of the previous week, the turnout was also reasonably good, with a few hundred ravers making a wicked party. There was lots of smoke and lights galore. The music was quite good too. A great party spoiled slightly by things out of the promoters hands.

 
House Boat 2

Sunday, 14 May 1995

Production

Venue: Boat Cruise on Sydney Harbour

DJs: Paul the Hat, Joe E

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Space Cadet 4 : The Martian Carnival

Saturday, 27 May 1995

Production: Fenix

Venue: Leumeah warehouse. (go-kart track)

DJs: DJ Denmark, Trans Acid Alliance (LIVE PA), Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Ming D, Vagas, Fenix, Spellbound, Jade, Jumping Jack

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/9oASP

Description: The Martian Carnival had some great flyers including probably the best flyer ever I’ve ever seen where you could fold it to make what I’d call a fortune teller but Aussies would call a chatterbox (click this link to see them). The Martian on the flyer was also very cool too but yet I digress.

The party was in an indoor go kart track and had a second more hardcore style room upstairs which from memory seemed to be full of angry ugly looking homies which later closed leaving only the main party. The party was relatively small. The laser show was spectacular with a big net screen display the classic laser animations we all know and love damn I love that dolphin, in my opinion just as good as FOD 3/4 and Sonic which were spectacular laser wise and other wise. I remember seeing a few cops trying to shut it down but Fenix had some lawyer or some dude that knew what he was on about and turned them away which was very satisfactory. I heard that Dumbo was shut down but reading the report on it on this site seems everybody went there. Musically I can’t remember much which must of been good I guess cant ever remember what DJ Denmark played or to be honest who he even was or still who he is. All in all wasn’t a bad party though not necessarily a good party aside from the laser show but a bigger attendance may have helped. 10 out of 10 laser wise but overall a 6 out of 10 if I had to judge out of ten. – David

 

 
Mayday - The Nemesis

Saturday, 20 May 1995

Production: C.S. Productions

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Description: Although this was promoted, the rave never went ahead

 

 

 

 
Spirit Ov Thee Times

Saturday, 20 May 1995

Production: Totem 

VenueUnderground Café, 22 Nayswater Rd, Kings Cross

DJs: Voiteck, Hi Fli, Calix Blac, Biz E, Michael MD, Zeitgeist

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Dumbo

Saturday, 27 May 1995

Production: The Frequent Flyers

Venue: El Caballo Blanco (Horse Show Venue) 56 Camden Valley Way Catherine Field near Narellan

DJs: Angus (QLD) Paul Holden, John Ferris, Pee Wee Ferris, Arthur, Jade, Echoic, Geoff da Cheff, Akira, EN, Subzero, Fury and Mr Chill, Tracy Bourke (Laser Goddess)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/wz7uK

Description: Stardust circus performers – fire eaters, Jugglers, Acrobats and Clowns. Acrobatic gymnastic display at midnight! An absolutely freezing night! It would have been about 5 degrees Celsius and it was painful to your skin. This place was situated basically in the middle of nowhere. A really strange setting, it was next to an ice rink and a couple of other buildings, but there were no homes for many kilometres. The road out the front was a 110kph road just to give you an idea of how remote it was. The rave was held in a small building that from the outside just looked like a public toilet block. The music was pumping loud all night and it was really great. The DJ’s were awesome and everyone was having the time of their lives. Only about two hundred people at the most turned up for this event, just as well because of the size of the room. This was mainly because there was another huge event (Space Cadet IV) on at the same time, which turned out to be a disappointment from what I have heard. There were lasers, the strobe was going berserk, and lots of colourful lights. The police showed up to turn the sound down, 

 

 

 

but as soon as they left it went back up to full blast again. There were also jugglers acrobats and fire breathers to add atmosphere to this small, but wicked party. A couple of tiny hiccups throughout the night including the whole sound system dying a couple of times did not affect the mood of the party, everyone just threw balloons around instead! A memorable party, for the cold, the music and the atmosphere.

 

 

 

 
The Alien Factory : MDMA 2

Saturday, 3 June 1995

Production: MDMA (Mega Dance Mania Australia)

Venue: Richmond Rowing Club/Richmond Polo Grounds

DJs: Ultrasonic & Alien Factory, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Vegas, Adam Ossary, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Jesse James, Jumpin’ Jack

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/sDNUv

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Technocolour

Saturday, 10 June 1995

Production: Rave Olympix 2000, Jungle Massive, Technoise Touring

Venue: Indoor Cricket Centre, 152 Gipps Road, Smithfield

DJs: Rob Gee (USA) Hocus Pocus (Holland), Hood (UK) & Loon (UK) Paul Holden Vs Spellbound, Pee Wee Vs Vagas, Jumpin Jack Vs Nik Fish, Milo Vs Pete LN, Crisis Vs P Version, Diesel Vs Akira, Jade Vs Adam Ossary, Fenix Vs Karma, Mavric Vs Elad, Geoff Chef Vs Mach V, Herb Vs Reaver, MC Pablo Vs MC Brainbuster, Echoic, Popeye, B Jam, Vision, MC Jordy, MC Rob C

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/48LT9

Description: The ticket came with a complementary video. The party had two rooms, one main room and one second “jungle” room.

 

 
Every Picture Tells a Story

Saturday, 10 June 1995

Production: M.U.D Productions together with Shelter foundation Limited and M.D.M.A Productions

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DJs: Ultrasonic, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Ming D, Flow Motion LIVE

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Description: catch phrase – The 9th Insight. Was this a Melbourne rave?

 

 

 

 
Sound and Substance

Saturday, 10 June 1995

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DJs: Abel 'El Toro, Nick Prana (Goa), Ming, Dee Bee, Ian B, Non Bossy Posse (Live), The Hoong and I (Live)

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Zulu Dawn

Saturday, 10 June 1995

Production: Jungle Massive Australia

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DJs: Echoic, B Jam, Hood, MC Jordy, Popeye, Vision, Loon, MC Rob C

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eckythump

Saturday, 17 June 1995

Production: ecky thump productions & mYelecent productions

Venue: Glebe Island Silos, Sommerville Rd, Rozelle

DJs: Vagas, Jim Jams, Chester, Tribe, Herb, Jade, Akira, SubZero, Chozie, Q-Tek

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/C83Tn

Description: Only a few hundred there that night, maybe 300-400 at most. When we were doing the 1st eckythump it was going to be in the ‘hocus pocus’ warehouse on the other side of the (now) anzac bridge in a massive industrial warehouse, we had it sorted we thought, but when we rocked up on the Saturday to set up a boss guy came and kicked us out before we had even started setting up, so I led Rod and the team over to the ‘ov thee earth tribe’ venue (the Glebe Island silos) and we had a look in there and found 3 phase power that was working and no one around, so we just set up and ran with it. It was a great night and the rest is history, no shut down, all good.

 

 

 

 
Cyclone

Saturday, 17 June 1995

Production: Welsh Embassy

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DJs: Jumping Jack, Sugar Ray, Pete Long, Milo, Ian, Nick Field and Live Didge

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The Secret Garden

Saturday, 24 June 1995

Production: Candy Flip Productions

Venue:

DJs: Affinity LIVE, Droopy D (Germany) Paul Holden, Nick Field, Nik Fish, Reaver, TLM, Q Tek, Jade, Fenix, Pee Wee, DJ Bod (U.K.) Brett Beetroot, Mike-F (Canberra)

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eckythump

Saturday, 1 July 1995

Production: flc (front left corner) productions

Venue: Glebe Island Silos, Sommerville Rd, Rozelle

DJs: Spellbound, Chester, Jim Jams, Sub Zero, Akira, Herb, Vagas, Attila, Biggles

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/C83Tn

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Watch Wyle You Dance - The Sequel

Saturday, 1 July 1995

Production

Venue: Pilgrim Theatre 262 Pitt St, City

DJs

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Golden Delicious

Saturday, 1 July 1995

Production

Venue: Underground Café, 22 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

DJsMartyn Allen, Rob Milton, Dave Kirkpatrick, Mal Russell

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Fragile

Friday, 7 July 1995

Production: Vegetable Matter

Venue: 1/18 Angel Place, City

DJsBiz E, Jad McAdam, MD, Torquamada, Sleepy

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Free Love ‘95

Saturday, 8 July 1995

Production: Bizerk Productions

Venue: Blackmarket Nightclub, Regent Street Chippendale

DJs:

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/ozfIp

Description: catch phrase – the free rave

 

 

 

 
Utopia

Saturday, 15 July 1995

Production: Powerhouse Productions

Venue: Centennial Basketball Stadium, 9 Redfern Road, Minto

DJs: Brett Beetroot, Spellbound, Vic, Just Geoff, Pee Wee, Slammin J, Jade, Reaver, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Dyno vs Stylus, Sam-E, MC Maestro D, DJ Crisis (3 Decks) DJ Insane (U.K.)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Vcmci

Description: The first Utopia/Powerhouse Party. Apparently half the DJs didn’t turn up. It’s amazing the Utopia juggernaut came from such humble beginnings. catch phrase – Everything you need

 
Chester : I wasn’t billed to play as I was still in my rookie year, and I was back in the city at another party, but I got the call to come out to Minto and jump on the decks to play the morning set, I was stoked to say the least, I got up there and Dj Reaver was playing b4 me, he dared me to start my set with The Beatles - Here Comes The ☀️ Sun, I was like mate no need to dare me it’s 6am let me put that sucker on, I remember looking at the crowd and most were just so happy to hear such a tune!
Now fast forward to the end of my set the cops came at me to shut it down, I’m like really, they said yep that’s it, shut it down now, I went over to have s chat and I said to them, if I shut it off now there’s going to be a 1000 angry punters, let me play on more track and I’ll tell that that’s it, they’ll walk away happy, they had a chat between themselves then turned me and said go on, ONE MORE, I jumped up to my record box and I was quickly looking for the best record to play that one last time, came across Vision 4 Five - Everything You Need and the crowd went nuts, I cranked the volume as loud as possible, Sam came up to me and said mate, this is awesome thanks for playing this track and I was like, what do you mean? He said the name of the party was Utopia - EVERYTHING YOU NEED! so it will forever be etched into my memory!

 

Carmageddon

Saturday, 15 July 1995

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DJs: Bass Bitch, Lush Puppy,Hi Shock, Zeitgeist, Ding, Jester, Hendrix, Non Posse Posse (Live), Krang (Live), Nasty Tech Sound System, Atomic Hi Fi, Sub Bass Snarl, Womble Thump, Ju Ju Space Jazz
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Dream Flight (Futurescape 2)

Saturday, 22 July 1995

Production: Hypersquad

Venue: Fitness Gym Parramatta Road, Granville

DJs: Asterix, Vagas, Pee Wee, Q-Tek, Paul Holden, Dawso, Mandrake, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Herb, A James, Reaver with MC Maestro D, Chris Fresh (Canberra)

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YouTube: Futurescape 2 – Dream Flight

Description: JLT : It featured Jimmy J & Cruel T whose set was awesome. He hyped up the crowd with his track “Six days on the run”. A reasonable turn out from a couple of hundred ravers, the production people were great to work/party with and made it such an awesome party.

 

 

 

 
In Search of Kaya

Saturday, 29 July 1995

Production: Technology Productions

Venue: Phoenician Club, corner of Broadway and Mountain St, Broadway

DJs: Jon Hardy (Canada) Crisis, Vegas, Pee Wee, Nick TT, Spellbound, Yen, Abel (scratching), Biz E, Hi Shock, Sub Bass Snarl, Zietgiest, Bass Bitch

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/keOoP

Description: Zietgiest is advertised as ‘CD Mixing’ – must have been a novelty back then

 

 

 

 
F.U.B.A.R

Saturday, 29 July 1995

Production:

Venue: Sky Bar, 106-110 George Street, Redfern

DJs: Sarah, Gunzi, Sonic, Jade, Atilla, Spellbound, Subzero, Chester, Skanna

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jok9e

Description: catch phrase – do your parents approve?

 

 

 

 
eckythump

Saturday, 5 August 1995

Production: flc (front left corner) productions

Venue

DJs: Jim Jams, Vegas, Chester, Subzero, Nik Fish, Geoff da Chef, Akira, Herb, Peter Tribe, Chuck, Sasha

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Children of the Hardcore 3

Saturday, 12 August 1995

Production: Astrix

Venue: Car Park in Kent Street

DJs: Hi Shock, Jasper, Vagas, Reko, XS, Gee Wiz, Subzero, Crystal, Naton, Akira, Fury, The Hardcore Fiends

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Smile

Saturday, 19 August 1995

Production:

Venue: Fitness Gym on Paramatta Rd, Granville

DJs: Angus, Merlin, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Nick Fish, Jumping Jack, Vagas, Spellbound, Sinbad, Jester, Madcap

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Sonic

Saturday, 26 August 1995

Production: Neorosis

Venue: Oracle Laser Company’s warehouse in Brookvale

DJs: Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Spellbound, Vagas, Fenix, Herb, Q Tek

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Description: They had 5 lasers set up on scaffolding (3 Argon and 2 full colour). It was a great visual show, the most lasers I had seen in one place at the time. Warehouse wasn’t huge, but that added to the vibe. Flyer says this party was August 26 1995, but have heard it might have been 23rd Sept 1995?

 

 

 

 
Colossus 95

Saturday, 26 August 1995

Production: DMC Lighting and Sound

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Description: Not sure if this party went ahead. Had plenty of advertising and flyers though.

 

 

 

 
Zero Hour

Saturday, 2 September 1995

Production: RR

Venue: Toast Gallery on Albert Street, City

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Description: Zero Hour 1 was in the Toast Gallery on Albert Street, just over the road and down the hill a little from Central Station records. It was an old carpark turned into an exhibition space. It was later used for eckythump and vibe tribe

 

 

 

 

 
Middle Earth

Saturday, 9 September 1995

Production: Panic Productions

Venue: Massive Mutiple Warehouse complex, Corner of Talavera Rd and Lane Cove Road, Marsfield

DJs: Astro, Mach V, Biggles, Psych, Fusion, Reaver, Subzero, Akira, Hi Shock, Garpo (Lotus)

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/m5ECF

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Description: Warehouse complex was knocked down and rebuilt since. Good set up in a massive unused space. Skaters used to skate there. Party never happened. Security stopped it with only 3 guests. No security for months prior, it was very weird.

 

 

 

 
Passion 3 aka Obsession

Saturday, 9 September 1995

Production: flc

Venue: Indoor Paintball place somewhere out near Parramatta/Liverpool

DJs: Pee Wee, Subzero, Spellbound, Herb, Q-Tek, Jim Jams, Vagas, Reaver, Akira, Biggles, Chester

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Description: There were shipping containers on the way in, and they used them for some cover. All night people were going “I’ve got this paint shit all over me, what the hell is this?”,and it was paintball paint. They also had a full colour oracle laser there.

 

 

 

 
Always Fresh

Saturday, 9 September 1995

Production: Hothouse

Venue: Rooftop, Kings Cross Hotel, Kings Cross

DJs: Dave Kirkpatrick, Paul the Hat, Jon Fisher, Martyn Allen, Chris Knott, Jade, Nick Field, Jumpin' Jack, Pee Wee, Jad McAdam

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Passion

Saturday, 9 September 1995

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DJs: Gat Decor (Laurence Nelson), Abel 'El Toro, Joe 90, Sheen, Tim Mcgee

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Green Eggs & Ham

Saturday, 16 September 1995

Production:

Venue: Metro Theatre, George Street cnr Central St, Sydney

DJs: Abel, Nik Fish, Paul Holden, Pee Wee, Fenix, Brett Beetroot, Spellbound

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/bd14u

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Optix

Saturday, 16 September 1995

Production: Art- Tec

Venue: Delaney's Hotel, 106 George St, Redfern

DJs: Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Abel, Louise, Dave Kirkpatrick, Merlin, Massimo, Sinbad, Madcap

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Liquid First Birthday

Saturday, 23 September 1995

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Pure Madness

Saturday, 23 September 1995

Production: RR

Venue: Carpark in St Leonards, was shut down and moved to AWA building in Marsfield

DJs: Crisis, Spellbound, Sub Zero, Odyssey, Abdul, Jasper

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Fandango

Saturday, 23 September 1995

Production: Twisted Productions

Venue: Hardcore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway

DJs: Akira, Astrix, Chester, Dawso, Fenix, Herb, Mandrake, Odessey, Q-Tek, Reaver, Spellbound, Vagas

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Thunderdome

Saturday, 30 September 1995

Production: Rave Olimpix 2000 + Technoise Touring

Venue: Saloon Bar Parramatta Rd, Camperdown.

DJs: DreamTeam aka Buzz Fuzz, Gizmo, The Prophet, Dano, and DJ Lady Dames, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Vagas, Subzero, Jade, Akira, Herb, Asterix, Diesel, Geoff da Chef, K.C

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/T1SkQ

Description: The cops came and tear-gased the place because there were some many people spreading onto Parramatta Rd. It made front page of the Sunday papers the next morning. The promoter wont say who sold more tickets then what the venue could take it was a bit squashed in there

 

 

 

 
Insanity

Saturday, 30 September 1995

Production:

Venue: New South Head Rd, Rushcutters Bay Bowling Alley

DJs: Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Abel, Nick TT, Chris Cross, Abel, Biz E, Hi Shock, Jasper, Jumping Jack

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Y5lvp

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Mercury

Saturday, 7 October 1995

Production:

Venue: Delaney's Hotel, 106 George St, Redfern

DJs: Subzero, Fenix, Paul Holden, Spellbound, Nik Fish, Akira, Vagas, Preecher

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3 Deck Nitro

Saturday, 14 October 1995

Production: Technology Productions

Venue: NSW Teachers Club, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills

DJs: Crisis, Vagas, Pee Wee, Nick TT, Hi-Shock, Jasper

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/HCp42

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ecky thump

Saturday, 14 October 1995

Production: flc

Venue: Glebe Silos.

DJs: Herb, Jim Jams, Subzero, Chester, Gee wiz, Asterix, Tribe, Akira, Mandrake, Vagas, Tymez II, Q-Tek, Dawso, Chuck

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/C83Tn

Description: At the Glebe Island Silos again?

 

 

 

 
Rave Nation

Saturday, 21 October 1995

Production:Full House Promotions and Underground Music Movement

Venue: Canberra

DJs: Groove Control, Whippie vs Archie, MPK vs Chris Fresh, Vagas vs Speedloader, Jahlion vs Roger Ramjet, Culture vs Mik E, Xtreme vs Mastercut, Julion, Baldo, Andrew, Ken Cloud, Ben, Nicole, Jon Wicks

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Apache

Saturday, 21 October 1995

Production:

Venue: Phoenician Club, corner of Broadway and Mountain St, Broadway

DJs: Jumping Jack, Danny Karam, Jade, Peter Tribe, Arthur, Nik Fish, Nervous & Ben (Bongos), Eden

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/keOoP

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Description: The infamous rave where Anne Wood passed away a few days later.

 

 

 

 
Buzz Bar

Saturday, 21 October 1995

Production:

Venue: Corner of Elizabeth and Park

DJs: Steve Harrington (U.K.), JR, Krista K, Big D, Cortex

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Libra

Saturday, 21 October 1995

Production:

Venue: Delaney's Hotel, 106 George St Redfern

DJs: Asterix, Dawso, Jim Jams, Herb, Mandrake, Sinbad, Q Tek, Tymez II, Massimo, Stickman, Getafix

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Peace Train

Saturday, 28 October 1995

Production: Candy Flip

Venue: Go-Karts, 38 Essington Street Mitchell (Canberra)

DJs: Quench, DJ Slipmatt, Spellbound, Reaver, Mike – E, Paul Holden, John Ferris, Nick Field, Pee Wee, Droopy D

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/aa8dk

Description: The week after the rave where a young raver died, the NSW govt. came down hard on promoters and this party was forced to move to Canberra at the last moment. Great set up and party.

 

 

 

 
Smile Again

Saturday, 4 November 1995

Production: The Smile Group

VenueLeichardt PCYC, Norton St Leichardt

DJs: Angus, Obey, Nik Fish, Merlin, Sinbad, Jumping Jack, Pee Wee, Madcap, D’lite, Vagas, MC E, Base-X (live)

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Description: Catchphrase- If only your mother knew. Smile 2 happened to be on the same night as a Utopia party, which was way more popular by that stage. Poor Smile 2 only took in 127 attendees (from memory) and at least 20 of those were undercover cops with shiny black shoes. It was a great night though, no crowds to contend with ;)

 

 

 

 
Fandango 2

Saturday, 11 November 1995

Production

Venue:

DJs: Chester, Adam Ossary, Elusion, XS, Herb, Spellbound, Reaver, Mach V, Geoff da Chef, Jade

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Amnesia

Saturday, 11 November 1995

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Awesomething (orsomething)

Saturday, 18 November 1995

Production: Vibe Tribe

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ETUM (Ecky Thump Underground Movement)

Saturday, 18 November 1995

Production: flc and Sheridans

Venue: Sand Dunes at Kurnell?

DJs: Jim Jams, Vagas, Chester, Herb, Q-Tek, 911, Asterix, Sub Zero, Spellbound, Akira, Mandrake, Tymez II, Vic

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Brave New World

Saturday, 25 November 1995

Production: Bizerk

Venue: Farm Paddock in Peats Ridge / Mangrove Mountain / Barnes Rd, Central Mangrove

DJs: Sequential One & MC Spacekid (Germany), Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Budds n’ Stoo, Danny Karam vs Vic, George Vagas, Dynamix, Reaver, Jade, MC Maestro D, F.L.U.

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/wCyL8

Description: This rave was outdoors on a property near Gosford. It was miles away from anything and heaps of people

 

had turned up for this event. A huge stage had been set up, with a couple of lasers which shone over the outdoor sky. Even though it was outdoors, the smoke seemed to stay around, and the lasers went for about a hundred metres before the smoke ran out. This was a pretty spectacular event in a really great outdoor setting. Sequential One was the live act that was playing there, and they were quite good – hyping up the crowd all the time, and giving out free CD’s and other stuff. The music was good, and so was the sound quality. Throughout the night, two bonfires had been lit, the media didn’t like the idea of this and this would get into the newspapers the next week. The vibe was good and a lot of people stayed to watch the sunrise. Overall this rave was really good, except for the fact that there was tonnes of cow crap everywhere and lots of spiders! My first outdoor rave away from the city.

 

 
Plamsa

Saturday, 25 November 1995

Production: Vegetable Matter

Venue: Blackmarket Cafe, Central

DJs: Hi Shock, Nick Field, Colour, Sleepy, Tract, Lupus, Yonderboy, Blau Dot (Live), Torquemada, Florian, Starlight 7

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SV3 – United Nation of Love (Smurf Village 3)

Saturday, 2 December 1995

Production: Happy Face

Venue: Cataract Scout Park – Baden Powell Drive, Appin

DJs: Ultimate buzz feat MC Bee, Angus (QLD) & Chris Fresh (ACT) Joe 90, Dave Kirkpatrick, Andrew James, Jumping Jack, Havic, Sheen, Pee Wee, Vagas, Mandrake, Akira, Reaver, Dawso, Spellbound, Q-Tek, Herb, Paul Holden, Jade, Asterix, Abel, The Hoong and I, Crisis, Oasis, Mind D, Jasper, Hi Shock

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/gOSQM

Description: JLT – Smurf Village 3 (SV3) attracted around 1500-2500 people, it was hard to tally being held at Cataract scout park in Appin. Before you entered the dance area there were a couple of small buildings used as temporary shops/waterbars. It was an ideal position of the park to hold a party. There were two rows of 7 tree’s each side spaced 10 mtrs apart. These two rows of symmetrically 

 

aligned tree’s planted in perfect parallel made up the 20mtr-30mtr wide grass dancefloor. Each tree was decked out with lights (par cans, strobes etc). It was a fantastic setup which had a great affect on the vibe and party!! When Ultimate Buzz came on, whoa, they rocked! The crowd went crazy! Seemed prior Raves that attracted internationals let other touring acts know that our Sydney scene pumped and to deliver!! I remember 16 Miniscans on stage that were really potent due to mist and vividly recall a plethora of household light bulbs used as crowd-blinders. The crowd-blinders were lighting up a “SV3″ shaped logo on a stage backboard! The crowd was roaring at this point! Lasers were going off too!! Those that attended should recall DJ Asterix’s “Smurf Village 3 Promo Mix” and after listening to it being ultra hyped to party. The vibe grew as the night went on. I remember hearing conversations all over the ground, typically “un-usual” yet “standard raving deep and meaningfuls”. Back then PLUR was a way of life and ravers were all to happy talking to complete strangers. Arh the good old days.

Eclipse 95

Saturday, 9 December 1995

Production: Total Eclipse Productions with MDMA touring

Venue: Centennial Basket Ball Stadium, 9 Redfern Road, Minto

DJs: Ultrasonic, Herb, Paul Holden, Jumpin’ Jack, Spellbound, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Vagas, Crisis

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Vcmci

Description: This was a pretty new and cool venue (at the time) and it suited the massive act that was to perform live. Ultrasonic, the worlds greatest techno act (as some say) were going to make the dancefloor explode with their live performance. The stadium was packed with thousands of people, and the music was great. At around 2:30 am Ultrasonic came on stage to the cheer of the crowd. They played a couple of hours of hi-nrg music while ravers were partying hard (well those that could move). I was at the front of the crowd, and it was so packed that it was very difficult to move around.

 

Standing right next to a speaker during a live act with the high frequencies turned up loud is not advisable, so I found out during the next week, when my hearing was affected for the whole week, and I had ringing ears for 3 days afterwards! The crowd was pumping, and the whole night turned out to be very good. A mean way to grab money off innocent ravers was used by the organisers. Just before the main act, they shut off the water supply so that everyone had to buy drinks or die of thirst. The only other option was to go outside and drink, but have to wait in a queue of people that would take longer than Ultrasonics act to get back in. A great night that made ravers rip up the carpet sheets like the world would end the next day.

 

The Secret Garden

Saturday, 9 December 1995

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DJs: Nik Fish, Droopy D, Hi- Shock, Reaver, Peter Tribe, Jade, Chester

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Phantasm

Saturday, 9 December 1995

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Venue: Maroubra Way

DJs: Sub Bass Snarl, Bass Bitch, Black, Otto, Non Bossy Posse, Spore, Manson, Ommy Looper, Womble Thump

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Happy Valley 4

Friday, 15 December 1995, Saturday, 16 December 1995, Sunday, 17 December 1995

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Venue: Mangrove Mountain, Colo River way

DJs: Hendrix (Germany), Ray Castle (Japan), Nick Prana (UK), Joe 90, Jad McAdam, Marty B, Gemma, Zeitgeist, Biz E, Abel, Ming D, Andrew Till, Dee Dee, MD

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Description: Had to look for the signpost to “Tom’s BBQ”. Too bad the court injunction during the day (the council must have been keen to arrange a special sitting on a Saturday) meant the rangers and police were keen to put a stop to it. By midnight, with bonfires, teepees, and lighting going, yet still no ok on the sound, the early ravers parked their cars in a group, popped their boots, and blared out Triple J’s Mix-up in unison! Then we had the PA back on, then off, then on, then off for good, despite the best efforts of our own personal rave lawyer hired specially for the ocassion. Police conceded it would be plain stupid to force everyone back onto the long road home in the middle of the night, so we were allowed to stay on the property. I have some great photos of us all in the morning sunrise.

 

 

 

 
Celestial City

Saturday, 16 December 1995

Production: Playtime Productions

Venue: A property at Kellyville

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Description: 4 level treehouse, firepits and a barn

 

 

 

 
A Dream Come True

Saturday, 23 December 1995

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Black Rose Anarchist Infoshop EOY Party

Saturday, 23 December 1995

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Venue: Dangar Lane, Chippendale

DJs: Gemma, Biftek, Lush Puppy, bass Bitch, Zeitgeist

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Hyperactive

Saturday, 30 December 1995

Production: The Hyperactive Crew

Venue:

DJsPee Wee, Jasper, Hi Shock, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Crisis, Nick TT, Droopy D, Marty B, Psycho

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Pleasuredome NYE

Sunday, 31 December 1995

Production: Buck Rogers Entertainment, BLM, Sony Venue:

DJs: Roughage, Infusion, Obey, Danny Karam, Droopy, Vic, Hi Shock, Spellbound, Jumping Jack, John Ferris, Abel, Sasha, Nick the Fish, Nervous

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Description: Event was Cancelled

 

 

 

 
Global

Sunday, 31 December 1995

Production:

Venue: Minto Basketball Stadium

DJs: Dyewitness (Holland) Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, Spellbound, Fenix, John Ferris, Jade, Herb, Shade, Sasha, Daydream

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Description: Catchphrase – The Evolution. Started off advertised at Sutherland Stadium, but then switched to Minto Basketball Stadium.

 

 

 

 
Decadence

Sunday, 31 December 1995

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DJs: Pete Tong (UK), Luvdup (UK), Martyn Allen, Dave Kirkpatrick, Chris Knott, Young Jase, John Hardy, John Fisher, Frankie D (Melbourne), Nervous

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Infinity NYE

Sunday, 31 December 1995

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Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

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Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jqRNN

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