with support from
Dynamic Groove, N-Joy, and Intellephunk
11th annual Drop Bass Network
New Years Eve Celebration
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
eleven hours strong
8:00 pm til 7:00 am
17 to enter : 21 to drink
: the tradition continues!
look for yourself)
here for a post
event Thank You message
Live and Direct
out the complete talent schedule here
- Live PA (Detroit)
Spectral Sound, Plus 8, Perlon
Matthew Dear (aka False and Jabberjaw) has made remarkable steps towards
becoming one of the new great American techno producers. He's earned
a devoted underground following that is steadily boiling over to the
mainstream dance community. His minimal-but-funky techno is constantly
pushing boundaries, while remaining focused on the simple goal of
making people dance. And take our word for it, your feet will move
during this extended nye performance.
Direct Drive, Contagious Musiq
Reid Speed has played to adoring crowds in cities all over the U.S.
alongside every respected drum and bass artist from Aphrodite to Zinc.
She's currently on tour for her "Life After Dark" CD, a
reflection dedicated to the dancefloor that illuminates the depth
of her selection and the full spectrum of her talent behind the decks.
- DJ/Live PA (Chicago)
Gigolos, Soul Foundation
Gigolo is THE definitive cult label with a roster full
of music icons, including the "artist of sound" Traxx. An
undisputed underground hero, Traxx has seen and lived the evolution
of Chicago house music. He uses this deep understanding of the history,
along with his musical passion and dedication, to create highly emotional
sessions that are unpredictable, diverse, always different, and constantly
educating the devotees.
- Live PA (Indianapolis)
Azure, Primate, Primevil, Zync, Chromagnon
Adam Jay has proven himself to be a prominent figure
in the world of techno through musical output alone. On his numerous
releases the styles range from expressions of funk and soul within
the realm of techno, to the more up front and menacing. His DJ sets
and live performances are heard around the world, winning heads over
- Live PA (Miami Beach)
Planet-Mu, Addict, Distort, Zod, Schematic,
and on and on and on...
The one and only, returning home to represent the Midwest
Hardcorps. The IDM flower factory will be left in sunny Florida and
the cold hard sounds of industrial Milwaukee will return for an apocalyptic
909 pummeling. But really, there's no telling what sort of mayhem
you can expect with Doormouse.
X - Live PA (Chicago)
Tour de Trance, Input/Output, Cortex Music
The System X duo mixes trance, acid, and breaks into
a wicked frenzy of sound. Their high energy stage presence and clever
use of hardware instruments is an exciting live performance to witness.
Prepare for the journey.
The only weekly drum and bass club night currently
running in Chicago is Rotation Thursdays. MF co-established the night
which features some of the finest international and national acts.
As a resident DJ, he's played next to most of them.
vs. Web of Deception
- Live PA (Minneapolis)
Intellephunk, Boss Recordings
Straight from da great white north, dese two hosers
are gonna be bringin' da bangin' beats. Last new years dey filled
in for Woody McBride at da last minute and stole da show. Imagine
what dey'll do wit some time to prepare.
a cochlear illumination of straight-up pounding techno with a tribal twist
the beats are broken and the bass is thick, parental guidance strongly
- Live PA (Milwaukee)
a two-front assault of old/new school computer driven drum and bass madness
what is your mission?, how about some cool rockin' drum and bass rhythms
from the old school with bump in the trunk, house music with a hell of
resident DJ at Mantra, Dragon Lounge, and Three, bringin' the mushroom
Hitmen DJ Team
ready, set, go for the hard dancing mix of high energy trance and hard
The Circle P
a bit of the tech and a bit of the house, put together to make you bounce
government says it's illegal, but we say it's casual!
There's a fine line between genius and insanity and we've got both!
Brilliant DJs, insane performance artists, and you unite in a throbbing
orb of light:
a room that's one big 3-D projection screen.
Chill out in a diverse universe of music with small stage intimacy.
This nye, chaos has never been so casual.
Your master of allusion host and multimedia magician; combining spoken
word stories, music, and projected images into screaming daydreaming wave
spaces of imagination. Stretch your ears, eyes, and mind wide open!
Bacon Manager (Brew City)
this is your brain...this is your brain fried on bacon
machine funk specialist stretchin' out yer cerebral cortex
a sonic collage of chemically treated beat alternatives
- Live PA (Chicago)
wankery laptop rock for humanity in the machine age
Monday (Green Bay)
livin' after midnight and rockin' til the dawn
the obstacles get tuff, the tuff get optical.
COMPLETE rooms of
light : sound : dimension
for your exhilaration creation, inner-space exploration, and self-expression
Light Fantastik and HeadLights -
light tech Joe Carroll
Badger Audio and Sub.ver.sion -
sound techs Tony Forth and John Witt
Simplistiks Visuals -
VJs NixMix, LEVLHED, and Mind Rewind
PsychoCandy Labs and the Support Squad
: Open all night for 21+ with id, fully stocked with
reasonably priced beer and liquor.
Amenities : Friendly staff,
clean bathrooms, running water, merchandise vendors, all night food
and beverage concessions.
Parking : Plenty of illuminated
and security-patrolled parking available at no charge.
Safety : Firm but friendly
experienced professional security. No carry-ins allowed. Sales
and/or use of controlled, uncontrolled, or out-of-control substances are
illegal, unwise, and unwelcome. Be smart, be responsible, be safe.
hours? : Head down to Bradford Beach on the Milwaukee
lakefront for the annual Polar Bear swim. We'll see you there at
high noon with your trunks on and nipples a-blazing!
lowest admission price in six years!)
$25 advance (no service charge)
$25 at the door night of event
for guaranteed admission and no wait line, are available
throughout December only at the following authorized locations.
Records (2844 N Oakland) 414-906-1751
Milwaukee : Revolutions/Moxy (2219
N Farwell) 414-347-1141
Madison : Trim
(212 W Gorham) 608-250-4680
Madison : MC Audio (515 University)
Appleton : Appleton Imports (602 W
Green Bay : Unison
(1136 W Mason) 920-429-2793
Chicago : Another
Level (5405 S Harlem) 773-586-6346
Chicago : Untitled (note...they do
NOT sell advance tix anymore)
Schaumburg : Another Level
(191 W Golf) 847-882-9165
Rockford : Groove Shop (230 Arnold)
Minneapolis : Vital
Vinyl (3 W 15th) 612-874-8892
mailorder : call Drop Bass Network
are now off-line
they WILL be available at the door
Any advance tickets purchased online after Saturday, December 27th will
be held at will call at the door to Obstacle Allusion. Use the advance
ticket holders only line when you arrive at the venue. If you can, print
out your confirmation receipt/email. However, your i.d. will be enough to
pick up your tickets. Please indicate the names you want the tickets to
be held under in the message box on the paypal order form. The deadline
for advance ticket purchase online is noon on New Year's Eve Wednesday,
Obstacle Allusion takes place at an undisclosed location.
the day of the event for directions
to the venue.
vending reservations / guest list requests / press passes email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will get back in touch with you to confirm all granted requests.
Absolutely NO walk up vending or guest list. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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