Tribal Productions

Parties from July 1992 - April 1994

Tribal  Saturday, 4 July 1992
Tribal - The Return Saturday, 19 September 1992
Maelstrom Saturday, 14 November 1992
Ov thee Earth Tribe Saturday, 21 November 1992
Bondi Beach Friday, 25 December 1992
Lost Saturday, 26 December 1992
Apocalypse Saturday, 23 January 1993
Armageddon Monday, 25 January 1993
Tribal -The Last Dance  Saturday, 24 April 1993
Tribal's 1st Birthday Bash Saturday, 3 July 1993
Unity Friday, 31 December 1993
Tribal - DJ Yellow Saturday, 2 July 1994
Alchemy Saturday, 23 April 1994

 

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Tribal

Saturday, 4 July 1992

Production: Tribal productions

Venue: Two warehouses on Ossary St Mascot. Old warehouse in same street as Mixed Beans

DJs: Adrian Age (UK), Biz E, Matt G, Nick Fish, Sugar Ray, Sheen, Joe 90, Scot T v Crisis, Ming D v Abel, Nick TT v Vagas, Pee Wee v Jumping Jack, Free Bass v Phil Smart

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Description: catch phrase – Let the warriors dance. RP- This first party from the Tribal crew was a turning point for the scene to one that focused on hard, speed-driven industrial music. The party itself was held in two abandoned, condemned and very dirty warehouses near the airport, with all sorts of hazards indoors and out (holes in floors, lumps of concrete and metal to trip over, gantries to climb and dance on), but it was freakin’ awesome – with belting music playing well into the morning hours in two rooms. I believe there was a large bonfire outside  outside in the wasteland between the fence and the warehouses, and the sun shining through grimy windows of the softer room in the morning was magic. Can’t remember any lasers and there was only simple lighting. At a guess one – two thousand punters in attendance. We had to clean brown gunge from ears and nostrils afterwards as the venue was so industrial. Excellent!

Tribal Flyer

Tribal Flyer

Tribal Draft

Tribal Draft

4th July Tribal

4th July Tribal

4th July Tribal

4th July Tribal

4th July Tribal

4th July Tribal

19920704 Tribal Ticket

19920704 Tribal Ticket

Recovery after Tribal

Recovery after Tribal

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Tribal

Scot.T from Tribal

Scot.T from Tribal

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Tribal

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Tribal

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loft at Tribal

loft at Tribal

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Tribal

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Tribal

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Tribal

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Tribal

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Tribal

Tribal – The Return

Saturday, 19 September 1992

Production: Tribal Productions

Venue: Outdoor amphitheater, Peats Ridge on the Central Coast

DJs: Matt G, Nick Fish, Biz E, Ming D, Abel, John Ferris, Phil Smart, Nick TT, Vagas, Beau, Scot T, Crisis, Wizard, Dutts Google Maps:

Description: Sydney’s First Free Rave. Outdoors. RP- I remember this being in a really nice outdoor amphitheater venue at Peats Ridge on the central coast. Good fun to get to, cranking music belting out of a system on the back of a semi flatbed, nice vibe and really pleasant morning cruising in the sunshine. Had to be a couple of thousand in attendance given it was freeee!

Tribal The Return

Tribal The Return

Tribal The Return Back

Tribal The Return Back

Tribal Free Outdoor party

Tribal Free Outdoor party

Ov Thee Earth Tribe

Saturday, 21 November 1992

Production: Tribal and Virtual Bass

Venue: Glebe wheat silos, Sommerville Rd Rozelle

DJs: Jumping Jack, Matt G, Wizard, Crisis, Abel, Sugar Ray, Nik Fish, Ming, Sheen, Vagas, Biz E, Free Bass, Scot T, Maestro, Beau, MD, TLM

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

Description: For those of you who were lucky enough to go to an event held here you know what I mean when I say mind blowing venue!!! They had animation (from memory sonic the hedgehog) across a huge wall in one section & even a guy dressed up as Elvis & singing his songs in another! It was the biggest trip ever. Still to this day when I drive over the Glebe Island bridge I can’t believe I went to an illegal rave there. SPINOUT. (Thirteen) Ov the Earth Tribe the first party at the Silo’s was nothing short of amazing. Where you walked in upstairs it was the house room, then you walked to this staircase that took you down into this black plastic maze. Took a friend and i a while to navigate through it. Then downstairs there was the hardcore room and a chillout. You could pretty much wander around the whole place all night. They had a room filled with bean bag balls all over the floor and was lit up by fluro light. Seeing as this was the only lit room in the place it made every time you went in there so bright.They had a huge projection of Sonic the Hedgehog on a wall as you walked in.The production as far as the theme went was pretty awesome. Some friends rocked up who were going to another party and we begged them to go in to check it out. They were so glad they did. I saw people doing some really risky stuff that night. How people never got hurt at some these parties i will never know. I’ve often wondered if you could legally do a part there. It is the most amazing space for a party. RP-(I remember the massive Sonic projection very well), however adding that I heard from one of the Tribal team the morning after that all they needed to do was pay off a single security guard to get access to this awesome venue. Bizarre looking up at its massive structure at 9am on a sunny Sunday morning…

Ov Thee Earth Tribe

Ov Thee Earth Tribe

Ov Thee Earth Tribe - Back

Ov Thee Earth Tribe - Back

Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

DJ Maestro Ov The Earth Tribe

DJ Maestro Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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Ov The Earth Tribe

Ov The Earth Tribe

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ov thee earth Tribe Silo

ov thee earth Tribe Silo

ov thee earth Tribe Silo

ov thee earth Tribe Silo

Ov The Earth Tribe VIP badge

Ov The Earth Tribe VIP badge

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Apocalypse

Saturday, 23 January 1993

Production: Tribal Productions

Venue:

DJs: Biz E, Crisis, Vagas, Nick TT, Maestro, Freebass, Zac

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Description: Apocalypse and Armageddon were both put on by Tribal Productions for the Australia Day Long Weekend. It was 1 Ticket = 2 Parties. The old SIMS metal warehouse, the floor was covered in grease, anyone who sat down had a black bum.

Armageddon

Monday, 25 January 1993

Production: Tribal Productions

Venue: Ricketty Street Mascot right next to the bridge on the left heading towards Sydenham, it’s now a car park

DJs: Carl Cox & DJ Phantasy, Pee Wee, Matt G, Fish, Jumping Jack, Wizard

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/LK1kq

Description: Apocalypse and Armageddon were both put on by Tribal Productions for the Australia Day Long Weekend. It was 1 Ticket = 2 Parties. One of the most mind blowing raves I went to. There were a stack of speakers as tall as the roof in the shape of a pyramid when you first walked in. I can’t remember it being a huge venue. I don’t know who the first DJ was, but he forgot his headphones and as a result, his mixing was a wee bit dodgy. The DJs were not elevated for once, they were right there on the dance floor. I was a very keen DJ trainspotter and I just remember that I was able to stand directly in front of Carl Cox for his whole set on 3 decks and  watching him mix, it was incredible, not to just hear him but too watch his every move was incredible. He was going crazy on 3 decks, scratching and cutting and he knocked the needle off the record and everyone cheered. He just smiled and got on with it. The lights and overall effort by the promoter was shit, but the fact the promoter couldn’t be bothered to elevate the DJ made it an unforgettable party. The fact that Carl Cox also performed live made it a fantastic party.

 

 

 

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Tribal -The Last Dance

Saturday, 24 April 1993

Production: Tribal Productions

Venue: Burrows Rd, Alexandria

DJs: Pee Wee, Sugar Ray, Nik Fish, matt G, John Ferris, Joe 90, Scot T, Ming D vs Jumping Jack vs Abel (LIVE E Analogue) Biz E, Nick TT, Vagas, Freebass, Zac, Wizard, Jim Turbs and Lobster, PA from Southend, Puzzle,Dias MC Scallywag and Hooligan

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Description: lighting, sound and laser design: Dave Coxon

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

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Tribal - The Last Dance Sticker

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Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

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Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

Tribal - The Last Dance

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Biz e Tribal - The Last Dance

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Tribal - The Last Dance

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Tribal Flyers

Tribal Tribesmen

Tribal Tribesmen

Tribal’s 1st Birthday

Saturday, 3 July 1993

Production: Tribal Productions

Venue: Burrows Rd Alexandria

DJs: Pee Wee, John Ferris, Matt G, Nik Fish, Jumping Jack, Ming D, Joe ’90, Zac, Nick TT, Vagas, Jim Turbs, Crisis, Imposta, Maestro, Biz E, FreeBass, Lance Kenneth, MD, Drew Muirhead, Spellbound, Lindon + on Sunday – Abel, Paul Holden, Wizard, Phil Smart, Hooligan, Scot. T, Quest, Malcolm Russell, Tru Story, Gary G, Gian

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Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Tribal - First Birthday Bash

Unity

Friday, 31 December 1993

Production: Tribal & DNA 23 Productions

Venue: South Maroota

DJs: Colin Dale (U.K.), Colin Faver (U.K.), Vagas, Quest, Matt G (with little Alex), Nik Fish, Jim Turbs, Zac, Milo, Tresk, Penriff Dave, Jumping Jack, Abel, Fenix, Ming D, Wizard, Pee Wee, Paul Taylor, Biz E, Lyndon, Crisis, Nick TT, P'Version, John Ferris

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Description: Shutdown – this party was sabotaged. Rumour was cops were tipped off by the Fantazia promoters. The party happened a week later at Metropolis nightclub in North Sydney. JLT : Word on the street; this party had an amazing setup and it took them a while to pack it up.

Unity 94 Sticker

Unity 94 Sticker

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94

Unity 94 Sticker

Unity 94 Sticker

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Saturday, 2 July 1994

Production: Tribal

VenueRicketty St next to the Alexandria Canal

DJs: DJ Yellow, Matt G, Nik Fish, Pee Wee, John Ferris, Nick TT, Vagas, Milo, Flip, Quest, Biz E, Scot.T, Wizard, P Dave, Delerious, Adrenadlin, P'Version

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Catchphrase: "Two years on and still as strong"

Description: Near the Airport, in an old wooden building, 2 stories that looked like the sound waves would make it fall down. They also had a bonfire. It was like a city bush doof. Great party

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Tribal - DJ Yellow

Alchemy

Saturday, 23 April 1994

Production: Tribal

Venue: Graffiti Hall of Fame, 282 Botany Rd Alexandria

DJs: DJ Ratty (U.K.), Matt G, John Ferris, Pee Wee, Delerious, Nik Fish, P’ Version, Nick TT, Jumpin’ Jack, Adrenalin

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

Description: I won a ticket on the radio (2SER) and went to this party by myself. DJ Ratty played some wicked Drum and Bass and dark breakbeat, really different to the usual Happy Hard Sydney was used to at the time. It was the first time I had been to the venue and there was Graffiti all over the place. I had so much energy after the party I walked from Graffiti Hall of Fame in Mascot to the Recovery Party at Metropolis in North Sydney

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Alchemy - DJ Ratty

Graffiti Hall of Fame

Graffiti Hall of Fame

Graffiti Hall of Fame

Graffiti Hall of Fame