oh brother, the return of the mighty techno pagan ritual :
night...one event...one room...one decade
the 10 year anniversary of Drop Bass Network!
I L W A U K E E a r e a
Saturday, June 29th, 2002
dusk til dawn : all ages
then and now cast of talent
Brooklyn : Sonic Groove
Our first experience with Adam X was in '92 at a warehouse event called
Groove Year in Chicago. That night he was droppin' bombs like it was D-Day.
The music was so hard, so dark, and so good! Later that year our musical
course was changed forever after attending the last Storm Rave in New
York thrown by the Sonic Groove crew . Back in the day Adam X was on the
decks for several of our legendary events. To say that he was a major
influence on us is an understatement. It only seems fitting that he was
our first choice to headline this milestone event.
Madison : Milk Tank Productions
Another early influence on us was Nick Nice. He was the headliner of our
first event. Even then in '92 Nick was no newcomer to the scene. His long
running nights at the Cardinal were in full swing and his barn raves were
the first in Wisconsin. To this day he's still educating the masses.
Chicago : Chicago Hardcore Authority
A year and a half went by before we started booking drum and bass dj's
at our events. The first guy to get the call was Phantom 45, one of the
original junglists from Chi-town. Over the years he's tore the roof off
the place for us on several occasions. He promises to do it again.
Milwaukee : Full House (89-93), Retirement House (94...)
Another veteran of our first event. Oldschool hardheads were weaned on
this Midwest Hardcorps gabber God. Then like an enigma he vanished into
thin air without a trace. We found him and convinced him to come out and
play. "Make some fuckin' noise" because this mofo is gonna rock.
Milwaukee : original co-founder of the Drop Bass Network
We're not sure what he's going to do or if he's even going to do anything
at all. It doesn't matter, just being there is enough. Maybe if you're
nice you can sit on his lap and have him tell you a good old fashioned
Zion : Addict, clfst, Regret
Oops! Can you feel the music? Can you feel the beat? Well, you will. Or
wait, never mind. See what all the kids arent talking about. In
other words, Doormouse couldnt play because he was already booked.
Appleton : Garbage Game, Drop Bass Network
This guy has been making some serious waves over the past year. From house
parties to full scale events he's no stranger to dishing out what it takes
to get a crowd going. Look for him this summer on part two of the Drop
Bass Network anniversary mix cd.
Racine : Atomic Punk
From running the Kooler record store in the 90's to his current open deck
night at the Bank, Scott has been making things happen in SE Wisconsin.
For our anniversary he's starting the night out right bringing the tech/funk
P aka Dan $afe
Milwaukee : Bacon Management
Your host, mc, and spiritual advisor for the evening. Psycho-shaman, mayhem-master,
bullhorn-blaster...beer-weird stream of consciousness ramblings from a
hallucinogenic supermanic. He's the King of the Prom!
Milwaukee : evolutionary-revolutionary upgrade version
Bug-eyed superfly and techno-high tj is re-wired as an all new digital
entity. Dropping an IMAX-quality light-and-sound mind-hole blow out!
. Sound . Dimension
ferocious flames : HeadLights
tower of power : SubKulture
decadent decor : PsychoCandy Labs
laser lashings : Light Fantastik
. Communicate . Contemplate
and salvation installation : TJ Richter
a rebellion of human garbage : Adam Meaux
promotion and production
decade of dedication to dance and decadence
jethrox : the support squad
school event : low cost price : tickets available night of
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could have gone on a retrospective rant here, but what it boils down to
and what really matters is we can't say Thank You! enough to all
of the Midwest Hardcorps (and the plury candy kiddies too) for the years
the sound underground...turn on, tune in, drop bass.