events / past / 2002 / dark side of the boom


Milwaukee area
New Years Eve

December 31, 2001
8:00 pm to 7:00 am

18 to enter : 21 to drink
identification required
limited capacity : 1500

this is not rave : this is future




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(to find out more about an artist click on their name)


Bern, Switzerland

From one of the best and brightest labels in techno comes this fresh young artist. His deep and mental technoscapes impress with sound variety and their own loop-funk style. For mood on the dancefloor look no further.

Los Angeles
Automat, Moontribe

Founding member of the legendary Moontribe Collective, gathering on every full moon in the California desert since 93. Deep hypnotic tribal techno that will make you bark at the moon. The sound of possibilities realized.

San Francisco
Advanced, Renegade, Phuturo

Respected for fierce djing, exclusive dubplate selection, and being one of the first US producers signed by a major UK label. Bringing the notorious West Coast drum and bass sound of the Phunckateck collective.

DJ X-Dream
New York
Caffeine, Topaz

One of the East Coast's most sought after and well-received talents. His seamless mixes of progressive trance are energetic, body moving, mind altering creations that work any crowd into a frenzy.

Mario 'Smokin' Diaz
Hot Mix 5

In the beginning there was jack! Taking you way back to the old school with one of the early members of the Hot Mix 5 dj team that gave dance music a radio outlet. A 2 hour history lesson with a pioneer of the house nation.

Frankie Vega
Blueline, Hot Jams

The Mushgroove o.g. and techno boss making his sixth dbn.nye appearance.

Stunt Rock

Really harsh noisy breaks don't cover up for a lack of talent, or do they?



wisco locals:

Curtis Chip *


Chris Ill

Kee *


Del G Audio *

The Wobbler

Dan X

David Prime *








Main Room:
08:00-09:30 DAN X
09:30-10:30 WOBBLER
10:30-12:00 DANIEL
12:00-01:30 JUJU
01:30-03:00 DIEGO
03:00-04:30 DJ X-DREAM
04:30-06:30 MARIO 'SMOKIN' DIAZ

Not the Main Room:
09:00-10:00 CHRIS ILL
10:00-11:00 STUNT ROCK
11:00-12:00 CURTIS CHIP
12:00-01:00 DEL G. AUDIO
01:00-02:00 DAVE PRIME
02:00-03:00 JORDAN
03:00-04:00 FRANKIE VEGA
04:00-05:00 KEE









synchronicity : non-local, non-linear connections
between all things and places and times

Dark Side of the Rainbow
the Pink Floyd : Wizard of Oz connection

synchronized for a special all night showing
in our mini theater with lasers and stereo sound



Light . Sound . Dimension
heroic banks of bass : Badger Audio . SubKulture
intelli.lite.brite : Light Fantastik . HeadLights
eyegasmic optics : Lucid Visuals . PsychoCandy Labs


Venue:    (directions)

Rumor control...Some people are thinking because of the age limit this is in a club.
However, this event is not in a club!
We have a fresh never been used venue for your surprise.


ticket information:

(Worried about getting tickets? For up to date ticket information go here)

$27 : advance and at door
limited to only 1500 tickets
buy advance for guaranteed admission
avoid your disappointment due to sell out

tickets available starting Dec. 7th at:
Revolutions (524 n water : mwke)
Massive Records (2844 n oakland : mwke)
State of Mind (427 state st : mdsn)
Trim (212 w gorham st : mdsn)

tickets available starting Dec. 10th at:
Appleton Imports (602 w college ave : aptn)
Untitled (2705 n clark st : chgo)
Groove Shop (230 arnold ave : rkfd)
Vital Vinyl (3 w 15th st : mpls)



mail orders:

if you can't make it to one of our authorized advance ticket locations you can purchase tickets through the mail. send cash (well concealed) or money order only; no personal checks or credit cards.

cost : $27 per ticket plus $5 per order for postage
(ie. $32 for 1, $59 for 2, $86 for 3, $113 for 4, $140 for 5, etc.)

send to:
Drop Bass Network
315 north 8th street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

deadline for mail orders is December 24th.
we'll return your tickets priority mail with delivery confirmation.



event info : directions day of event
414-454-9836 (milwaukee)
262-548-1888 (madison-mpls)
414-777-3998 (chicago)