On February 9, 2019 in the 5,000 strong Sydney Rave History Facebook group Brett O'Meara, best known in the 90's for his Prodigy parties posted a simple question
WHERE IS DJ CRISIS?
IF YOU KNOW, PLEASE POST IN HERE.
It was not the first time that Crisis' whereabouts have been questioned with even rumours floating around that he was dead as had not been seen for many years. Some suggested he was in Adelaide.
Thomas S posted - "Crisis if you are out there please let someone know you are ok! - you are Loved by many <3" and he had last seen him in 2008 and he used to hang together at the powerhouse parties and at Gas nightclub.
There were even links to a crisis website - http://www.djcrisis.com/
Sonja posted - "Freakin' LOVED that guy's sets. I'll drag my 50 year old butt out to dance to a set of his any day or night, and if it takes us until I'm 100 to find him I'll come out with my Zimmer frame." and that's pretty much how we all feel!
There were links to missing persons sites and some punters even looked for him on the ABN government site.
But a week later great news came that he was alive and well and a member had ran into him recently and had his phone number. Contact was made and Crisis averted (pun intended). He was fine but just off Facebook.
Old friend and SRH admin Shannon SKP asked if it was okay if he answered a few questions and he agreed.
3 Deck Nitro Apocalypse Astrology - The First Rebirth [Leo] Atmosphere 2nd Sight Bonzai Brainstorm Brainwave Buzz Carnival Ov Thee Mind Chaos Children of the Hardcore Children of the Hardcore 2 City of the Lost Children Crisis Point Crisis Point 2 Crisis Point 3 Colossus 2 Eclipse 95 Ecology Enigma Eon Fantasia Fantazia - The Second Sight Fantazia NYE Field of Dreams Freedom 2 - Summer Bliss Future Shock Futurescape Futurescape 2 aka Dream Flight Garden of Eden Hardcore Heaven Hocus Pocus Hyperactive Hyperdome In Search of Kaya Jellyfish Journey of The Cosmos Level X Love Parade Matrix Mayday Mindspace Moove Nucleus Nightbreed 2 Ov Thee Earth Tribe Perception Prodigy 3 Rave Trilogy Prodigy 4 Outdoor Rezerection Security Smurf Village 2 Technocolour Technology Temple - Virtual Bass The Brain The Prophecy Thunderdome 2 - The Possession Transcendence Tribal's 1st Birthday Triple Trouble Triple Trouble 2 Utopia Utopia 3 The First Birthday World Party Yippie Kie Yae Mother Fucker Zero Hour Zero Hour 2 - The Second Sighting
These were just some of the parties that Crisis played at from 93-96. Even the most hardcore of ravers would have struggled to have attended a handful of those classic parties and Crisis was spinning at them! Crisis had a very unique style which I would put down to his choice of records and his rare talent of playing on 3 decks. It was rare to be able to identify his tracks and that helped make his sets great. His sets were mostly on the harder side and always got the crowd hyped to the max! He was prolific in both his career and recorded many Mix tapes and CDs.
Crisis agreed to a 2 part interview and here in Part 1 has listed a few of his favourite things:
SRH: Hi Chris, thanks for answering a few questions for us
Q1. Name 5 memorable Sydney raves or series of raves that you Dj'd at
Crisis: The Crisis Point series, The Prodigy series, The Virtual Bass Parties, the Utopia parties and the Tribal parties
Q2. Let us know 5 Sydney clubs that you rated?
Crisis: Stun, Daily Planet, Metropolis, Ouch and Energy
Q3. Let us know 5 Sydney DJs that you enjoyed listening to and watching play?
Crisis: Abel, Nick TT, Jumping Jack, Nik Fish and Ming D
Q4. 5 international acts you either met, listened to live or played along side in the 90s
Crisis: Mental Theo, Carl Cox, Lenny Dee, Scott Brown and Westbam
Q5. 3 Sydney Record stores you liked from the 90s
Crisis: Disco City, Central Station and One Stop
Q6. Name 5 record labels you rate.
Crisis: Midtown, Bonzai, Fire, Adam and Eve, Hartcore
click link to hear them in Mixcloud
Q8. 5 venues that you loved to DJ at or rave in
Crisis: Centre Point Tower, Wheat Silos, Ziggurats, Gas and every good warehouse!
Q9. Your 5 most memorable years DJing at Sydney Raves
Q10. Thanks Crisis, do you have any shout outs?
Crisis: Shannon SKP, Emass, Jansen B, Jason Weaver, Brett, Sydney Rave History crew and everyone that I can't remember!
Huge thanks to
Shannon SKP for organising the interview
Jason Weaver for some of the images and flyers as well as making the CDs and tapes available to all
Brett O'Meara for getting the conversation going again
Sydney Rave History Community
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