news & updates / December 04, 2003


DBN.NYE.ver11 : Obstacle Allusion
transmission: email (11.26.03) / website


Drop Bass Network
with support from Dynamic Groove, N-Joy, and Intellephunk

Obstacle Allusion
Turn It Up To 11!

the 11th annual Drop Bass Network
New Years Eve Celebration
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

a Midwest event
Milwaukee, Whiskonsinn

dusk til dawn
eleven hours strong
8:00 pm til 7:00 am

17 to enter : 21 to drink
identification required


Live and Direct

Matthew Dear - Live PA (Detroit)
Ghostly International, 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.

Reid Speed (Los Angeles)
Breakbeat Science, 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.

Traxx - DJ/Live PA (Chicago)
International Deejay Gigolos, Soul Foundation Kollective
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.

Adam Jay - 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 every time.

Doormouse - 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.

System 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.

MF (Chicago)
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.

Centrific 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.


Midwest Contingent

Filament (Appleton) : Garbagegame
a cochlear illumination of straight-up pounding techno with a tribal twist

Anonymous (Madison) : Anonymous Records
the beats are broken and the bass is thick, parental guidance strongly advised

Bitfiendz - Live PA (Milwaukee) : Phase Communications
a two-front assault of old/new school computer driven drum and bass madness

Bishop (Milwaukee) : Simplistiks
what is your mission?, how about some cool rockin' drum and bass rhythms

Baby Boy (Milwaukee) : Autobotunit
from the old school with bump in the trunk, house music with a hell of a thump

Lectric (Milwaukee) : 12" Players
resident DJ at Mantra, Dragon Lounge, and Three, bringin' the mushroom house

Fader (Prentice/Central WI) : Hitmen DJ Team
ready, set, go for the hard dancing mix of high energy trance and hard house

David Prime (Madison/Chicago) : The Circle P
a bit of the tech and a bit of the house, put together to make you bounce


return of the Chill Room
The 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.

TJ Richter : mind plasma!
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!

The Bacon Manager (Brew City) : Bacon Management
this is your brain...this is your brain fried on bacon

One.F (Milwaukee) : Wobblyhead
machine funk specialist stretchin' out yer cerebral cortex

Screendoor (Milwaukee) : Phluid Motions
a sonic collage of chemically treated beat alternatives

Atomly - Live PA (Chicago) : Atomiq
wankery laptop rock for humanity in the machine age

Mixxmaster Monday (Green Bay) : WBA
livin' after midnight and rockin' til the dawn


When the obstacles get tuff, the tuff get optical.

three COMPLETE rooms of
light : sound : dimension

for your exhilaration creation, inner-space exploration, and self-expression session

intelli-lite-brite and lazeur
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

door-to-door decor
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.


tickets (our lowest admission price in six years!)
$25 advance (no service charge)
$25 at the door night of event

Advance tickets, for guaranteed admission and no wait line, are available throughout December only at the following authorized locations.

charge online :
mailorder : Drop Bass Network 414-224-5343

Milwaukee :
Massive Records (2844 N Oakland) 414-906-1751
Revolutions/Moxy (2219 N Farwell) 414-347-1141

Madison :
Trim (212 W Gorham) 608-250-4680
MC Audio (515 University) 608-251-7746

Appleton : Appleton Imports (602 W College) 920-749-9229
Green Bay : Unison (1136 W Mason) 920-429-2793

Chicago : Another Level (5405 S Harlem) 773-586-6346
Schaumburg : Another Level (191 W Golf) 847-882-9165
Rockford : Groove Shop (230 Arnold) 815-229-7375

Minneapolis : Vital Vinyl (3 W 15th) 612-874-8892


event information all day every day...location and directions day of show

Our obstacles are only optical
the allusion is an illusion
the sound is at your fingertips
...Turn It Up To 11!

turn on, tune in, drop bass


dbn.nye : the tradition continues!
93 : Massive
94 : Ritual
95 : Decadence
96 : Music, Two Turntables, and a Lot of Bass
97 : Teenage Wasteland
98 : Sixth Sense
99 : Millennial Dawn
00 : The Second Coming
01 : Dark Side of the Boom
02 : Zehnchronicity
03 : Obstacle Allusion


Also, check out these upcoming events from our promotional partners:

N-Joy and Vibeonauts presents
Home Cookin 2003
A Thanksgiving celebration.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Fast Eddie & DJ Jes feat. Sundance - Live
DJ Sneak
Derrick Carter
Just Joey
Chuck Bleu

Metro/Smartbar "All Building Event"
AGES: 18+ / 21 To Drink
3730 N. Clark, Chicago

Tickets:$20 for entrance to both Metro and Smartbar for the entire night.
Must be 21+ to enter Smartbar only. 18+ to enter Metro.


N-Joy, Exact, Relode, and Club Explosion presents

Boogie Down X-Mas 5
A Christmas celebration.

Thursday December 25, 2003


Room One .1.
Green Velvet
Roy Davis Jr.
Angel Alanis

Room Two .2.
Mixin' Marc & Caffeine
Psycho Bitch
Amanda Trevino

Room Three .3.
Danny the Wildchild

Room Two .4.
Breakdown B
Chris B
Johnny Chaos
Shawn Edwards

Location: Oasis One Sixty
160 W. Joe Orr Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL

Ages: 18+ / 21 To Drink
9PM - 4AM


Dynamic Groove presents
Twisted Christmas
"A journey into Psytrance and Goa"

Thursday, December 25th, 2003
Christmas night - 9pm to 2am

Dan Efex (Chicago) - Nepol Records
Kaiser Soze (Milwaukee) - Massive, PTLF
Prism (Madison) - Y-Not
Toki (Madison) - Audiognomes

Winterscape Chill Room
Featuring Trip Hop, Ambient and IDM by Phluid Motions artists:
Samarah, Haloscope, and Friends...

21+ to enter at the
Bluefin Nightclub
1291 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI
608-241-7708 :