Neurotoxicity

Thursday, 4 January 1996

Production: P.I.G Productions

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DJs: Spellbound, Mach V, Paul Holden, Subzero, Reko, Nomad, Sub Bass Snarl, Michael MD, Shade, DJ KC, Riftik, Ark

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Dyewitness

Saturday, 6 January 1996

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Serenity

Saturday, 6 January 1996

Production: Whiz Kidz

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DJs: Talespin, Budds, Stu, Akira, Subzero, Buk, Geoff da Chef, Arthur, Biggles, Herb, XS, Asterix, Chester, Jim Jams, Chuck, Spellbound, Emjay, Crystal, MC Kontak

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Over The Rainbow

Thursday, 20 January 1996

Production: Candy Flip Productions

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DJs: Nik Fish, Jade, Spellbound, Droopy D, Fenix, Herb

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The Big Day Out – Boiler Room

Thursday, 25 January 1996

Production:

Venue: The Hordern Pavilion, Driver Avenue, Moore Park

DJs: The Prodigy, Southend, Single Gun Theory, Sugar Ray

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

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Rezerection

Saturday, 27 January 1996

Production: Technoise Touring, Rave Olympix 2000, Sheridan’s Promotions

Venue: Indoor Go Kart Centre in Minto

DJs: Scott Brown (UK) – The Evolution Tour, Q-tex, Bass X, Lord of Hardcore, Vagas, Pee Wee, Nik Fish, Paul Holden, Jumping Jack, Subzero vs Akira, Geoff da Chef vs Hi-Shock, TymezII vs Dredd, 911 vs 909, C4 vs Dynamix vs Vic, Crisis and Techno Terrorist (Live), Insomnia, K.C.

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

Description: This was OFF THE WALL!!! I remember turning up to this and the go kart track was still up which was trippy. This Asian dude turned up with this duffle bag and plonked it on the floor and proceeded to get changed into his party outfit which looked like some astronaut suit with some fluorescent tips all over them and proceeded to crack out the running man and some old skool rave steps so I got involved, off my chops, cracking the glow sticks and drawing skeletons all over my clothes (which became ruined in the process)

 

 

 

 
Dream Factory

Saturday, 27 January 1996

Production: Dance Project Australia – part of Sydney Festival

Venue: Alexandria Basketball Stadium, 53 Maddox St, Alexandria

DJs: Jade, Jumping Jack, Asterix, Velocity LIVE, Shade, Spellbound, Herb, Roger Ramjet, Pee Wee, Reaver, Q-Tek, Infusion LIVE, Itch-e and Scratch-e LIVE

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

Description: This Party was reportedly the first legal Rave in Sydney, and got great revues from all who attended. It was a great example that legal Raves were possible if the effort was put it. The promoter for this party was Tony Papworth, who ran Munch productions and also ran the Hardcore Café, behind the Agincourt Hotel, Harris St Broadway. If you were in the rave scene back then you will probably remember him selling food and drink at many parties with his Munch stand.

 

Party Revue: This party was one of the best I have been to. When the rave scene looked like it was slowly dying, with no great parties on for ages, the promoters created this wicked rave, and put back the atmosphere and life into the scene. Not a hyped up rave, this just seemed as though it was going to be just an ordinary rave, without too much atmosphere that had been the trend lately. When I arrived there, the dancefloor was pumping HARD at 12pm. The DJ’s were playing a Hi-nrg blast of music and people were going ballistic. The atmosphere didn’t let down after the song, it was pumping all night hard. The highlight of the night was when the song ‘buggin’ came on, and everyone went crazy. The best atmosphere at a party that I have been to at this stage. The ravers were very friendly, and one of them showed me her glasses – my first look through colourful fractally-thingy glasses. There was a sausage sizzle which came in handy as everyone was burning up energy very quickly on the dancefloor. Infusion, Velocity, and Itch-e and Scratch-e all played live. What a great party, the promoters should be congratulated for bringing back the vibe that had been lost for too long. The first rave that I stayed to the end of, and so did many other people – it was truly too good to leave.

 

Love Parade

Saturday, 3 February 1996

Production: Teknovision Australia

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Dr Motte, Groove Terminator, Paul Holden vs Pee Wee, Crisis vs Geoff da Chef, Nick TT vs Jumping Jack, Nick Fish vs Hi Shock, Vagas vs Spellbound, Subzero vs Akira, Jade vs Chester, Budds n Stoo

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Hyperdome

Saturday, 10 February 1996

Production: Hardcore United, Technoise, Club 1000, Peace and Happiness Productions, United Kingdome Present

Venue:

DJs: Scott Brown, QTex & Bass X (UK) Paul Holden, Vagas, Tymez II, Subzero, Geoff da Chef, Crisis, Akira, Sasha, 911, Chuck, Fenix, 909, Insomniac, Dimension

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Supermodels

Saturday, 10 February 1996

Production: flc Productions

Venue: The City Golf Driving Range - 123 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

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The Happiest People in the World 3

Saturday, 17 February 1996

Production: Plus 8

Venue: Centennial Basket Ball Stadium, 9 Redfern Road Minto

DJs: Hixxy (UK), Nik Fish, Vagas, John Ferris, Reaver, Jumpin Jack, Pee Wee, Asterix, Geoff da Chef, Spellbound, Paul Holden, Herb, MPK (Adelaide), MC Ribbs, Chester

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

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Underground Terror

Saturday, 17 February 1996

Production: Rage Records

Venue: Club Les Girls, 2A Roslyn St, Kings Cross

DJs: Rage Reset (Live), Nasenbluten (Live), Syndicate (Live), Tencel, Hi Shock, Geoff da Chef, Biz E, Mark N, Otto, Reko, Outrage, Freebass

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Biochip C

Thursday, 22 February 1996

Production: The Subliminous Conspiracy, Cat@lyst and Helix 2

Venue: Kinselas, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst

DJs: Biftek, Black Lung, Calix Vs Pitch Black, Biz E, Grumblemorph, Hi Shock, Gemma

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Eternity

Saturday, 24 February 1996

Production: Big Smile clothing

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DJs: Roughage

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Description: catch phrase – only those that wish may dream

 

 

 

 
Utopia – The Second Heaven

Saturday, 24 February 1996

Production: Powerhouse Productions

Venue: The Angel Place Golfing Range, 123 Pitt St, Sydney

DJs: Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Shade, Subzero, Slammin J, Spellbound, Vic, Just Geoff, Chester, Fenix, Drew v Fang, Rev v Pillwa

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/m6kkt

YouTube: Utopia 2

Description: A very different venue in the heart of the city – at a golf driving range in between office buildings. Unfortunately this did not turn out to be a very good night, in my opinion. There were 2 rooms, one was the main room which was outdoors, and the other was the chillout room with beanbags etc. and a DJ, which was undercover. The sound quality was not very good at all, and the music wasn’t great either. It sprinkled for a lot of the night, so everyone outside got wet. At one point there was some violence outside the venue involving some gangsters, and we were not allowed out for a long time. I have heard other people say that they liked the night, but I thought it was definitely not worth it. A disappointing night that had promised to be quite good.

 

 

 

 
Dream Sequence

Saturday, 24 February 1996

Production: Dance Project Australia (same as Dream Factory)

Venue: The Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney

DJs: Hixxy (U.K) Sample Gee (N.Z) Infusion (LIVE) Love God (LIVE) Spellbound, Spellbound, Nik Fish, Herb, Chester

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Insanity 3 – The Awakening

Saturday, 2 March 1996

Production: Tetrahedronal Energy Systems

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Westbam (Germany)

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Under World

Saturday, 2 March 1996

Production: Groov e

Venue: Sydney Park

DJs: Akira, Q-Tek, 911, Pee Wee, Jim Jams, Tymez, Chester, Asterix, Herb

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Vain

Saturday, 2 March 1996

Production:

Venue: Blackmarket, Regent St, Central

DJs: Paul the Hat, Chris Nott, Mal Russell, Paul 0.0.0

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Alien Resonance

Saturday, 9 March 1996

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Venue: 90 Pitt St, City

DJs: Sub Bass Snarl, B(if)Tek, Dark Network, Bass Bitch, Michael MD, Pronia, Jon Wicks, Kinky Boot Beast, Scumbag, Mellifluus, Markosoft, LFS

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Zero Hour - The Second Sighting

Saturday, 9 March 1996

Production: Intelligent Productions

Venue: The City Golf Driving Range - 123 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

DJs: Crisis, Akira, Q Tek, Asterix, Subzero, Chester, Budds n' Stoo, Mandrake vs Dawso, Aladdin vs Slammin J

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Happy Vibes 96

Saturday, 23 March 1996

Production: User Friendly Productions

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DJs: Herb, Mandrake, Dawso, Haze, Akira, Subzero, Vagas, Jesta, Asterix, Spellbound, Q-Tek, Chester

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Inner Realm

Saturday, 23 March 1996

Production: Merry Melodies

Venue: 77 William St, Darlinghurst

DJs: Sugar Ray, Antic, Phil Smart, Nervous, Dominic, Justin Bryne (U.K.)

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Vibealite

Saturday, 30 March 1996

Production: Krafty Productions

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: DJ Vibes, Pee Wee/Paul Holden, Asterix/Herb, Tymez II/Chuck, Nik Fish/Jumping Jack, Subzero/Akira, Mandrake/Dawso, Budds/Stoo, Q-Tek/Chester

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Description: It was shut down and moved. It pumped at the Graffiti Hall of Fame. It went into the morning hours. The cops did come again to the GHoF, but they left without

 

 

 

shutting it down. Kudo’s to the promoters for sorting the move out so quickly. Everyone had a great night and DJ Vibes played a wicked set! JLT

 

 

 

 
Underground E

Friday, 5 April 1996

Production:

Venue: Old refrigerated warehouse. City West Link, near The Cresent side Street, Rozelle Bay

DJs: Subzero, Fan-Tase, Akira, Jim Jams, Tymez II, X-Treme, Q-Tek, Asterix, D-Lite, Shade

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Description: It was in a refrigerator warehouse that was sound proof and there was enough space to park cars inside the venue so no one outside had a clue. Brilliant night! The Police turned up and someone gave them a lease agreement and a DA / Council approval for the rave. Back in the days before the Internet etc the police had no way of checking the validity of these documents and they looked pretty good. It was not until the next week that the police worked out that the only approval that was actually given was the loan of a set of bolt cutters that someone used to access the place. Whoever did the graphic design work (you know who you are) on the council approval and lease from state rail, Job well done.

 

 

 

 
Outer Orbits with Gingeroid

Saturday, 6 April 1996

Production: Vegetable Matter

Venue:

DJs: Biz E, Lumpus Yonderboy, Sleepy, 187, Otto, Nathan, Quest, Torquemada, Florian, Ja, Shango, Starlite 7

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Fusion

Saturday, 6 April 1996

Production:

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

DJs: Marc Smith, Pee Wee Ferris, Paul Holden, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Spellbound, Jesse James, George Vagas, Dynamix, Jade

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

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Thunderdome 2 – The Possession

Saturday, 13 April 1996

Production: I D & T

Venue: Hollywood Drive, Lansvale – Old Magic Kingdom

DJs: Public Domain (U.K.), Pavo, Bass D, King Mathew (Holland), DJ Francois & Jorn (France), Paul Holden, Shade, Spellbound, Jumping Jack, Geoff da Chef, Crisis, Nik Fish, Fenix, Subzero, Mach V, Daydream

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

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The Brain

Saturday, 20 April 1996

Production: The Brain Presents

Venue:

DJs: DJ Trevor &The Nightraver, Pee Wee, Crisis, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Chris Kross, Sub Zero, Jasper

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Sabotage

Saturday, 20 April 1996

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R U Manik

Saturday, 27 April 1996

Production: Liberty Network

Venue: Warehouse on the City West Link, near The Cresent (nearest cross street), Rozelle Bay

DJs: Paul Holden, Buds n Stoo, Shade, Jesta, Peter Tribe, Chester, Daydream, Fenix, Pilwa

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

Description: Had to meet in Chapman Road in Annandale, near Federal Park to get the address of the party. The party was put on via the Liberty network, who had a mailing list of ravers and ran underground parties. This was a fantastic party and the vibe was reminiscent of a few years early due to the secretive nature of the party. The warehouse was huge and had a great laser, all for $15. The police shut the party down about 8 am in the morning.

 

 

 

 
The Final Ecky Thump

Saturday, 27 April 1996

Production: flc

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DJs: Jim Jams, Chester, Herb, Spellbound, Vagas, Akira, Subzero, Tribe, Jumping Jack, Geoff da Chef, Australian Gabbers United, DJ Chuck and Tymez II (3 decks, 2 mixers)

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Wonderland

Saturday, 4 May 1996

Production:

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Droopy D (Germany) & John Hardy (ACT)

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Garden of Eden

Saturday, 11 May 1996

Production: RR

Venue: The ‘Mandalay Cinemas’ old Arthouse cinema on Elizabeth Street

DJs: Crisis, Subzero, Budds n Stoo, Jade, Chester, Tribe, Qtek, XS, Astrix, Daydream, Airwalk, (Slammin’J, Aladdin, Yen, Mr E : These DJs were on original flyer but got cut as not enough time slots)

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Description: We spent hours creating massive paper mache trees to put on either side of the DJ booth. Paid $500 to hire the venue for a ‘film shoot’.

 

 

 

 
Woody Woodecker

Saturday, 18 May 1996

Production: Groov e Productions

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DJs: Reko, MK II, Chuck, Jim Jams, Tymez II, 911, Nik Fish, Sub Zero, Reaver

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Ephx

Saturday, 18 May 1996

Production: The Subluminous Conspiracy, Helix 2 catalyst

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DJsJammin' Unit (Germany), Krang, Infusion, Calix vs Pitch Black, Biz E, Hi Shock, Jemma, Mas Rod, Manson, Sub Bass Snarl, Mu Mesons, Mood-a-rama, Ian Andrews, 5 Star Oddessey

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Escape

Sunday, 19 May 1996

Production: Sickshit Productions

Venue: Sydney Harbour

DJs: Spellbound, Shade, Chester, Revolution, Pillwa

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Description: A recovery cruise

 

 

 

 
Happy Dayz

Saturday, 25 May 1996

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DJs: Jumping Jack, Dynamix, Fenix, Tribe, Q-Tek, Daydream, Budds n Stoo

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2019

Saturday, 8 June 1996

Production: flc production

Venue: Hyde Park Barracks, CBD

DJs: Hardcore Thief, Jen-E, Pee Wee, Jumping Jack, Jim Jams, Nik Fish, Spellbound, Tymez II, Paul Holden, Asterix, Q-Tek, Subzero, Herb

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/3VoFm

Description: catch phrase- Welcomes you to the future

 

 

 

 
Sabotage

Saturday, 8 June 1996

Production

Venue: The Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Jad McAdam, Young Jase, Ken Cloud, Jon Hardy, Joe 90, Stephen Allkins, Infusion (Live), Pocket (Live)

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Corruption

Saturday, 8 June 1996

Production

Venue

DJs: Nik Fish, Jumpig Jack, E Lad, Mach V, Paul Holden, Elusive

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Eclipse '96

Saturday, 8 June 1996

Production: Eclipse '96

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DJs: Krazee (Adelaide), Dooee (Perth), Paul Holden, Fenix, Crisis, Vagas, Spellbound, Daydream, Preacher, Subzero

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Hellbound

Saturday, 15 June 1996

Production: XSV Productions

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DJs: Gee Wiz (Bris), Spellbound, Paul Holden, Jade, Akira, Agu, XS, Subzero

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Sweet Liberty

Saturday, 22 June 1996

Production: Sweet Productions

Venue: Luddenham Croatian Club

DJs: Jade, Plus One, Subzero, Tymez 2, Illusion, Choozie, Spellbound, Geoff Da Chef, Pee Wee, Akira, Mach V, Chuck, Paul Holden

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

Description: catch phrase- It’s time for the highest high

 

 

 

 
Sabotage - The Final Mission

Saturday, 22 June 1996

Production

Venue: Skygarden, 77 Castlereagh St City

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Ken Cloud, Stephen Allkins

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Someones At The Decks - The Second Chapter

Saturday, 29 June 1996

Production: Tas Productions

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DJs: 911, 909, Subzero, Vagas, Akira, Alf, G Force, AGU Team - Geoff da Chef, Chuck, Tymez II

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Field Of Dreams 4

Saturday, 6 July 1996

Production:

Venue: Cataract Scout Park, Baden Powell Drive, Appin

DJs: Infusion (LIVE) Pocket (LIVE) Nervous, Dynamix, Abel, Young Jase, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Peter Tribe, Sugar Ray, Simon L, Jade, Paul Holden, Danny Karam

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

Description: Download the free video ‘The Dream’ , Read the Review

 

 

 

 
Evolution

Saturday, 13 July 1996

Production: e Maginary Production

Venue: Triglav Club, 80-84 Brisbane Rd, St John’s Park

DJs: Rob B, Igor, Lionel, Bobzy, Chozie, Subzero

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

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Freelove 96

Saturday, 13 July 1996

Production: Bizerk Productions, BLM Productions

Venue: Centennial Basket Ball Stadium, 9 Redfern Road Minto

DJs: Affinity (Live), Reaver (Live), Nik Fish vs Jumping Jack, Spellbound vs Herb, Chester vs Jade, Fenix vs Dynamix, Akira vs Tribe, Airwalk vs Daydream, Budds vs Stoo, Subzero vs Vagas, Nathan Barclay vs Elusion, Asterix vs Vic, Jesta vs Biggles

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

Description: The week after the Field of Dreams experience, this was hyped up to continue the great “big rave” events. But it was not to be. The organisation of this event was terrible, and many people were very disappointed. It was advertised as a free event, but did not end up that way. I got there at around 11pm, and there was a queue about 100 metres long. We got on the end of the queue and waited, and waited.. and waited.. and waited. 3 hours later, we finally got to the entrance of the stadium (2pm by this time), and were forced to pay $5 “donation” or else we couldn’t go in. I’m not against paying $5 for an event, but if it is advertised as being free, then it bloody well should be free. Our legs were aching, and our spirits down, only to go into the event to be disappointed further. There were a LOT of people here. Thousands of people had showed up – most of them not even being ravers! The sound quality was terrible, and the volume very low. The only thing happening that was of any interest at all was the laser show on the see through sheet that was up in the air – and often showing gratuitous e-messages. The one live act that I saw when we were there sounded pathetic (probably not due to the performers

 

 

 

themselves, but the equipment they were using). And finally the “once you’re in you cant go out unless you line up again” policy was in force, and the line had died down to about 2 hours long instead. A very disappointing night, a long drive, a waste of petrol and $5, and sore legs to match. If Field of Dreams was a night out at the pub, then this was the hangover the next day.

 

 

 

 

This room had house and hard house mostly, and was quite a good room in itself. The DJ for this room was on a walkway which was looking down on the room. The main room was still to come – to get to it you had to walk down a corridor of flashing strobe lights, which was one of the best little additions I have seen at any event – it was extremely atmospheric, and pumped up people as they journeyed into the main room (and it also funnily made it very difficult to walk, as the lights stuffed up your balance a bit). The main room was a big checkered (yes black and white checkered) dance floor, with the back wall a huge mirror. This room was going ballistic all night without stopping! When I went in there everyone was jumping and dancing very hard, and this lasted for hours and hours. The vibe here was absolutely awesome, like nothing I have seen before. The laser show was also one of the best I have seen (besides FOD4) and they made the crowd go beyond their limits. The mirrored wall at the back of the room reflected the laser light back into the crowd again – it was just an unbelievable room that has to be seen to be believed. All night the DJs were playing great music which everyone liked, all the classic hard tracks, and some newer trance, techno and hard house. The music quality was great and the bass reverberated around the room. Everyone involved in this event is a genius – the lighting crew, the DJs and most of all the promoters who would have gone to a lot of trouble securing such a great and new venue. And I just lurved the strobe flashing corridor – a great touch! The only problem is that some people did some graffiti, and someone else dropped a cigarette down a crack, causing a small fire which the fire brigade had to come and put out, closing the rave at 6am. This means that this truly great venue will probably never be used for a rave again. But anyway, a top score for this event – TEN OUT OF TEN!

 

Utopia 3 : The First Birthday

Saturday, 20 July 1996

Production: Powerhouse Productions

Venue: Sydney Dance Company Building, The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

DJs: Pee Wee, Fenix, Mik-e, Shade, Daydream, Crisis, Rev v Pillwa, Vic, Drew v Slammin J

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/PIBU8

Description: Probably THE BEST NIGHT that I have ever had at a rave! This was absolutely unbelievable, and KILLED the previous utopia event. Situated at Pier 4, this was probably the best venue I have ever been to (maybe with the exception of Crisis Point 3 – hmm all the No. 3 events seem to be the best – crisis point 3, fod3, utopia 3 – 3rd time lucky I spose) It was at the Sydney Dance Company, in a huge warehouse type venue. There was tonnes of parking out the front too. As you walked into the event, you could see the 2nd small room (which you thought was the main room as you entered).

 
Corruption

Saturday, 27 July 1996

Production:

Venue: Skygarden, 77 Castlereagh St City

DJs: Quest, Nik Fish, Matt G, Jumpin Jack, Shade, Clifford, Peter Tribe, Chester

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Skool of Hardknox – The Second Semester

Saturday, 3 August 1996

Production: Australian Gabberz United

Venue: Sky Bar in Redfern

DJs: Geoff Da Chef, Jumping Jack, Sleepy, Mach V, Subzero, Spellbound, Chuck, Tymez II, Herb

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

Description: Hilarious hardcore party, thank you Geoff Da Chef for keeping hardcore kicking in 95 – the theme tune for the night would have to have been ‘THERE’S NO PARTY LIKE AN ALCOHOLIC PARTY’. From memory the place was covered in black plastic and dripping with sweat!!!

 

 

 

 
Neurofun

Saturday, 10 August 1996

Production: A Group of DJs

Venue: Warehouse on the corner of Crown St and Foley St, Darlinghurst then Sydney Park

DJs: Lotus, Fidget, Jesta, Crystal, Dimension, Hysteria, Qualm, Shine, Slammin’ J, XS

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/7KS7B
Description:
A good but illegal venue, close to oxford street, but a bit to close to some apartments and police shut down the party while Crystal was mixing due to noise complaints. They quickly moved to Sydney Park, but not the usual place, on the total other side of the park and continues into the wee hours. Great little underground party.

 

 

 

 
Astrology – The First Rebirth [Leo]

Saturday, 10 August 1996

Production: Technoise Touring/Rave Olympix 2000

Venue: Sydney Dance Company Building, Pier 4, The Rocks

DJs: Spellbound, Rampage, Subzero, Vagas, Akira, Mk II, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Fenix, Crisis, Herb, 911, Budds n Stoo, Hi-Shock, Rage Reset LIVE, Dimitri

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/PIBU8
Description: It was shut down around 1am and everybody went to a free party at Sydney park which was then shut down about 4am!

 

 

 

 
Basic

Saturday, 10 August 1996

Production: Seduction Production

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DJs: Spellbound, Akira, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish, Fenix, Ming D, Arthur

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Description: catch phrase – Get back to basics

 

 

 

 
Hardcore Catastrophe

Friday, 16 August 1996

Production: Exhail Productions

Venue: Car park / Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

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Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/OQ5uo

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Hothouse Produce

Saturday, 17 August 1996

Production: Exhail Productions

Venue: The Rooftop, Kings Cross Hotel, Kings Cross

DJs: Dave Kirkpatrick, Martyn Allen, Guy Delicious, Cass

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if everyone sat down, then it would be a virtual impossibility for the police to remove them all.. so they screamed out for everyone to sit on the floor, and everyone did. It was quite hilarious – all the officers had a dazed and confused look on their faces not knowing what to do next. This lasted for half an hour, when I then decided to go home – I don’t know what actually happened after this, but I’m sure it would have been interesting. As I never actually went inside the venues (except when a lot of people charged in at one point), I still have my non-refundable ticket – what a waste of 24 bucks that was! This gets a 1 out of 10 for the nights humour it provided me with (and the fact that the first venue *looked* good from the outside). LATE NEWS: The party actually did continue, all the tonnes of police actually left! So a couple more points for this one.. a 3 out of 10. I heard the sound quality was pretty crap though.

 

Hardcore Heaven

Saturday, 24 August 1996

Production: m&m productions, Hardcore Alliance and Teknosis

Venue: Started off at the old Film Studios in Redfern (19 Birmingham St, Alexandria), was shut down and the party moved to Graffiti Hall

DJs: Paul Holden, Spellbound, Subzero, Tymez II, Cloud 9, Akira, Geoff da Chef, Shade

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/Mo01E

Description: The venue for this rave seemed too good to be true (and it was). It was a warehouse-type place on a small street at Alexandria. I got there just after 11pm, the time it was meant to start, and outside the venue there were already a few police cars. No-one was being allowed inside, and the lights were on in the venue. We all waited, and waited.. until it was finally announced that the rave was to be shut down (before it even started). The disappointing part was that the promoters had advertised continuously that the rave was fully 100% legal and council approved, but obviously this was a total and direct lie. There was a whisper of the rave being relocated at the Graffiti Hall of Fame, about 2km away. So off we went to the next venue.. and waited for the organisers to get the key.. and waited for the sound and lighting equipment to arrive.. and waited for it to be set up. Finally it was all set up, and the music started. About 5 minutes later the first police car came past and saw what was happening. After 10 minutes or so another car came, and then another.. Within the next half an hour, around 20 more police cars and 50 or so police officers turned up to shut the venue down. The turned the music off, and tried to make all the ravers leave. But some people had the idea that

 
Homegrown

Saturday, 31 August 1996

Production

Venue: Sublime, 244 Pitt St, Sydney

DJs: Rob Milton, Young Jase, Sally Sound, DJ Bod

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House of Decadence - Mrs Wood

Saturday, 31 August 1996

Production

VenueSkygarden, 77 Castlereagh St City

DJs: Mrs Wood (U.K.)

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Mega Thump

Saturday, 7 September 1996

Production: flc

Venue: Imperial Peking floating boat

DJs: Jim Jams, Nik Fish, Herb, Spellbound, Micro, Subzero, Akira, Tymez II, Vagas

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Ballistic

Saturday, 14 September 1996

Production: Exhail Productions

Venue: Vinyl Room Gymea Bay

DJs: Pee Wee Ferris, Jumping Jack, Fenix-Danny, Adam-911, Nik Fish-909, Paul Holden, Daydream, Geoff da Chef, Tymez II, Subzero, Vagas, Chuck

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Jolt

Saturday, 14 September 1996

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DJs: Spellbound, Reaver, Herb, Chester, Jade, Peter Tribe, Speedloader, Unknown, Tango

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Description: catch phrase – Twice the energy. Flyer says it was licensed – was it in a club in CBD?

 

 

 

 
FISW

Friday, 20 September 1996

Production: Ministry Of Sound

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Mile High Club

Saturday, 21 September 1996

Production: A Group of DJs and a Babydoll

Venue: Macquarie Hotel, Corner of Wenthworth Ave and Goulburn St, Surry Hills

DJs: Affinity (LIVE), Lotus, Fenix, Hysteria, XS, Qualm, Fidget, Jesta, Daydream, Reaver

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/28uWU

Description: Great set up close to Oxford St. They had scaffolding for the decks and the lights. The laser looked wicked. It was in the back room of the pub that had floor boards. Unfortunately the attendance was lacking and there was hardly anyone there.

 

 

 

 
Digital Overdose aka Astrology Virgo

Saturday, 21 September 1996

Production: TAS Productions, Technoise Touring, Stomp Squad

Venue: Ice Skating Rink, Phillips Ave Canterbury, Canterbury

DJs: DreamTeam aka Gizmo, Buzz Fuzz, Dano, Lady Dames (Holland), 911, Vagas, Subzero, Geoff da Chef, Tymez II, DJ Chuck, 909, Rampage, Jim Jams, Herb, NasenBluten (Live), Rage Reset (live), MC Jackell, Jumping Jack, Ken Cloud, Ming D, Mach V, Plus One, Stephan, Charli Boy, Asha, Diesel, Wizard

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/l87wr

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2SER Bites Back

Friday, 27 September 1996

Production

Venue: Sublime, 244 Pitt St, Sydney

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Cyber City

Saturday, 28 September 1996

Production: Playtime Productions

Venue: Function centre, 225 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury

DJs: Nik Fish, Paul Holden, Cronic, Jumping Jack, Vagas, MK11, Geoff da Chef, Reaver, Herb, Spellbound, Pee Wee, Shade

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/441Kx

Description: It was raining all night, and it didn’t turn out to be a very good night for me. The venue was a community hall type of place that didn’t look too bad. The crowd was quite young as it was the school holidays, and unfortunately it took a power failure to get the crowd going. Nobody moved until the lights all blacked out, then people started stomping on the ground, until when it finally started up again everyone cheered and the crowd was finally looking conscious again. The first couple of sets were not too good, a couple of hardcore sets which pleased some of the crowd. Then Nik Fish came on, and the music started pumping. The laser show was great with full colour lasers, and the floor was burning up. Unfortunately that was all I saw of the rave, because I got back to my car to find a window smashed in and some stuff stolen. And it was raining. Spent the rest of the night sorting out all the police biz and getting the car under cover. By the time I returned I had lost the mood. But from what I saw it looked like a pretty good party. Hooray Nik Fish. Catch phrase: CC, You can’t say No!

 
House of Decadence

Saturday, 28 September 1996

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DJs: Jon da Silva (U.K.), Dave Kirkpatrick, Martyn Allen, Guy Delicious, Afram (Live percussion), Cameron (Canberra), Torquemada, Junior B

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Adrenalin

Saturday, 5 October 1996

Production: Victory Force Australia

Venue: Underground Car Park on Norton St, Leichardt

DJs: Ramos, Supreme, Clarkee, Vinylgroover, Force, Styles & MC Marley

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/P9FAC

Description: There was a cool little Punos chill out area when you entered. The main room was dark and had a really low ceiling-JLT Does anybody remember the party having to finish at 5am because “the fruit trucks were coming” ?

 

 

 

 
Buzz

Sunday, 6 October 1996

Production: Exhail Productions and C5P

Venue: The Craig - Harbourside, Darling Harbour

DJs: Crisis, Fenix, Elroy, Velicious, Daydream, 911, Chuck, Geoff Da Chef, Buds n' Stoo, Preacher, Charlie Boy, Mr Bliss, Herb, Tymez II, Chaos, Affinity (Live)

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Amnesia

Saturday, 12 October 1996

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Venue: 165-169 Cleavland St, Chippendale

DJs: Frenze aka 909, Alf, Nufe, The Cleaner, Simon L, Micto, Kila Joules, Agent Orange, Black Orpheus (Live)

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Ballistic 2

Saturday, 12 October 1996

Production: Exhail Productions

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eckythump

Saturday, 12 October 1996

Production: flc (front left corner) productions

Venue:

DJsJim Jams, Herb, Tymez II, Akira, Nik Fish, Micro, 911, Vagas

HARDCORE ROOM - Rampage, Killa Joules, Whackysham, Kaos, Dredd, Uzi, Crystal, Mehdi

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The Prophecy

Saturday, 19 October 1996

Production: Powerhouse Productions

Venue: Lidcombe Catholic Club

DJs: Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Fenix, Crisis, Shade, Daydream, Mark Dynamix, Chester, Subzero, Pillwa

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Description: Another community centre, and another rainy night. A big hall with loud sound. From what I can remember there was a pretty good laser show, and the music was great. The atmosphere was not too bad, considering it was a rainy night and cold and miserable outside. There were quite a few people here, probably since it was brought to us by the people who did Utopia (which the last one was wicked). There was a laser screen that was in use most of the night, the perfect thing to get that neck twisted. A nice little chill out room was at the front under the stage. Not a bad party, nothing special though.

 

 

 

 
Mellow Rages

Saturday, 19 October 1996

Production: Ronnie Reggie

Venue: The Palladium, Roslyn St, Kings Cross

DJs: Tony Tone, David Brace, Squidger, Cas, Alix, Milo, Joe 90, Jumping Jack, Rack n Danny, Kate Monroe, Tommy

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Treez Pleez

Saturday, 19 October 1996

Production: Jungle Punks

Venue: Outdoor Doof, somewhere near Richmond.

DJs: Manson, Zeitgeist, Nag Champa, Ommy Looper, Michael MD, Lush Puppy

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Tour De Forze

Saturday, 26 October 1996

Production: EM Jay, Technoise, Olympix 2000

Venue: Lone Star Function Centre, Parramatta Rd, Strathfield

DJs: Paul Elstak

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Hardcore Catastrophe 2

Saturday, 2 November 1996

Production: The Exhail Team

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DJs: Pee Wee, Paul Holden, Fenix, Jumping Jack, Daydream, Hardcore Team (Geoff and Chuck), Budds n Stoo, Preacher, Elroy, Velicious, Joe, Mr Bliss, Charlie Boy, Rodger Ramjet (Canberra) MPK and Noddy (Adelaide)

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Free Rave

Saturday, 2 November 1996

Production: Pulse Live

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DJs: Dizzy, Frisky, Chester, Tymez II, Dimension

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Transcend

Saturday, 2 November 1996

Production: Lonely Planet Productions

Venue: Duke of Cornwall, 646 Harris St, Ultimo

DJs: Micko and Klone, Gersbach and Sheriff, Michael MD, Bass Bitch, Lush Puppy, Sub Bass Snarl, Marty B, Pitch Black vs Calix, Blau Dot, Hi Shock, Rage Reset, Nasenbluten, Miss X, Ding, Otto

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Neotokyo

Saturday, 9 November 1996

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Venue: Callan Park Hospital

DJs: Yokota, yo*c, mayuri, tobi (Japan)

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2036

Saturday, 16 November 1996

Production: flc

Venue: Canterbury Ice Skating Rink, Canterbury Rd then moved to Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

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Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/l87wr

Video: 2036  - Full Video

Description: Was shut down around 11pm, the party carried on at Graffiti Hall but there was another party on, so the hardcore didn’t start again till 6am

 

 

 

 
Physical Graffiti

Saturday, 16 November 1996

Production: New Clear Energy SS Productions

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: Josh Abrahams, Biz E, Hi Shock, Zeitgeist, Jedi, Jester, John Hardy, Ken Cloud, Torquemada, Jedda Byron, Nick Spacetree

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Parabolic Loop Solvent

Friday, 22 November 1996

Production: Vegetable Matter

Venue: Palladium - 2A Rosyln St, Kings Cross

DJs: Biz E, Bass Bitch, Sleepy, Lupus Yonder Boy, Nathan, Interior & Organism (Live)

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Return of the Living Dead

Saturday, 23 November 1996

Production: The Happy Crew

Venue: Sheridan’s skate shop Cronulla? 36 Kingsway, Cronulla

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Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/39dp6

Description: entry was from the lane at the back, Wilbur Lane

 

 

 

 
Hardcore Heaven 2

Saturday, 30 November 1996

Production: m&m productions, Hardcore Alliance and Teknosis

Venue: Leichardt PCYC

DJs: Paul Holden, Spellbound, Subzero, Tymez II, Cloud 9, Akira, Geoff da Chef, Shade, Chuck, 911

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Electric Spaghetti

Saturday, 30 November 1996

Production: Just Cauze

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DJs: Manson, Orlon, Abel, Biz E, Michael MD, Ming D, Lush, Bass Bitch Puppy, Mystic Force (Live), Torquemada, Chinbindi, Jedi, Shane, Our Mate Dave, Black & the Rainbow Circus, Atone (Live), B(if)Tek (Live)

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Sonic Force

Saturday, 7 December 1996

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Children of the Hardcore 4

Saturday, 14 December 1996

Production: Astrix and Emjay

Venue: Reverse Garbage, 8/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

DJs: Hi Shock, Spellbound, Rampage, Vagas, Nick TT, Dredd, 911, Geoff da Chef, Chuck, Hardcore Fiends

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/OQ5uo

Description: The Addison Road Community Centre?

 

 

 

 
Astrology - Sagittarius

Saturday, 21 December 1996

Production: Technoise Touring/Rave Olimpix

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DJs: Subzero, Herb, Akira, Vagas, Vertigo, 911, Jim Jams, Chuck D, Micro, Tip 1, Rampage, Kaos, Wackisham, Chris Cross

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Description: Did the party happen?

 

 

 

 
Sun Splashed

Wednesday, 25 December 1996

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Venue: Bondi Beach

DJsMartin Stace, Chester, Craig Obey and KC, Glan and KC, Cassian, LT Quimmer, Nik Fish, Rob Milton, Mal Russell, Jumping Jack, Dave Kirkpatrick, Jay, Stephen Ferris, Mark Walton, Kate Munro

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Mellow Rages - Christmas Special

Saturday, 28 December 1996

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Venue: The Palladium, 2a Roslyn St, Kings Cross

DJsPaul Buzz'ard, Tommy Squidger, Alix, Kate Munroe

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Love Nation ’97

Tuesday, 31 December 1996

Production: Bizerk and Powerhouse

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

DJs: Pee Wee, Spellbound, Subzero, Fenix, Chester, Budds n Stoo, Crisis, Shade, Daydream, Gee Wiz, Mark Dynamix, Herb, Akira

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

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Love

Tuesday, 31 December 1996

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Venue: Metro Theatre, George Street cnr Central St Sydney

DJs: Sugar Ray, Phil Smart, Ken Cloud, Young Jase, Pocket (Live), Head Effect (Live), Suzie Q, Abel, Joe 90, Luscious Lorna, JD (Good Groove)

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World Dance NYE

Tuesday, 31 December 1996

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Venue: Alexandria Basketball Stadium, 53 Maddox St, Alexandria

DJs: Jen E & Gee Whiz (QLD), Spellbound, Jim Jams, Subzero, Akira, Tymez II, Chester, Tribe, Micro, Pee Wee, Vagas, Dredd, Jumping Jack

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

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House of Decadence - Sister Bliss & Rollo

Tuesday, 31 December 1996

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DJsSister Bliss, Rollo, Martyn Allen, Dave Kirkpatrick, Jumping Jack, Martin Bulter, Malcolm Russell, John Mclean, Rob Milton, Tim McGee, Jon Hardy, Cameron

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