It is hard to imagine the Sydney rave scene without the likes of Abel El 'Toro. A promoter who pioneered many types of raves and was one of the major driving forces behind the Happy Valley parties held in Sydney in the '90s. He is also remembered for being one of the top Sydney DJs with a unique sound that is quickly recognised as belonging to 'Abel'. Sydney Rave History reporter Benjamin Sullivan has compliled an in-depth interview with him. (mobile friendly version click here)
Chester became a regular DJ at most raves from 1995 onwards. He was known for his uplifting morning sets that would get the crowd back
Part One focuses on Mark Dynamix’s formative contemporary musical career whilst capturing some of his
The rave designer guru. Known for being able to transform a dirty warehouse into a magical space for ravers to dance and have fun.
The second part is an audio interview and transcription that explores Mark’s insatiable appetite to become a master in the art of DJing
Jac Vidgen has the right...RATtitude
It's a dog's life - Rob the Radiodog
Jac Vidgen held over 30 RAT parties in the 80’s and early 90s. Raves and dance parties owe them a debt of gratitude as they paved the way for large scale dance events in Sydney
We have a chat with Rob the Radiodog who was part of the Buck Rogers Ravers crew and were responsible for some of the best warehouse raves in Sydney.
He started and ran the Hardcore Café behind the Agincourt Hotel in the Sydney CBD. He ran ‘Munch’ productions with his wife – A mobile food and beverage set up at raves.
Written in 1992 Lotus tries to document what was happening at the secret and often illegal rave parties
Lotus remembers the top floor at Kinselas on a Friday night and a early experience with the Sydney dance music scene
DJ Shade, has racked up a musical career spanning more than 25 years. He he gives some insight into what led him into the scene and what it was like to be playing to a pulsating crowd.
Nik Fish played at all the big name raves for many years and he also produced the Musicquarium radio show on 2SER that showcased some of the best tunes from the period.
Lotus was a raver back in the 1990s. Here is a collection of his memories about how he ended up in the Sydney dance scene and some of the parties he enjoyed.
John Draper aka Captain Crunch came to Sydney from San Fransisco in 1994/1995 and wrote about his experiences with the Sydney Rave scene
A story about the Strathfield ravers who hold an illegal rave party in a block of flats due to be demolished with Commander Tom.
As the promoter of big name events such as Eckythump and Sweatfest, Rodd Richards staged some of Sydney’s most memorable rave parties.
Jade was well known for her morning anthem sets that brought a smile to many of our faces and has mixed at some of the biggest and best rave parties in Australia.
Ray created a website back in the mid 1990′s and on it he puts his reviews of various raves he attended. These reviews were written from 1994 – 1997