UK DJ and Free Party/Doof organiser after info

General Discussion about the PsyTrance scene, way of life, etc.
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aNTAcid
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HI all.
New to this forum. I'm coming to Australia in January 2005 and am trying to find out a bit about the scene. I've been putting on Doofs (or Free Parties as we call them) for three years now. Normally I DJ old style Acid Techno or dirty techno, though do also play Hard underground acid trance and Acid Psy. Most of the free party / doof scene in the UK is Techno based. From what I can see in Australia all the techno is commercial and big club type things, and the best vibe seems to be at the psy doofs. Was wanting any info on the scene, the possibility of getting some DJ sets at parties and generally finding a nice friendly crowd. NOt into the commercial side of stuff, more the "crusty" side.
If any of you can give me some info I'd be really grateful.
For a guide to what I've been doing, check our website http://www.nta303.co.uk or photos from previous parties http://antacid.fotopic.net
Many thanks
Josh (aNTAcid)

 

gnostik
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you picked a good time to come over...jan/feb is probably the peak of the outdoor season over here. i definetely recommend checking out some of the festivals that go on around that time...

you are kind of right in your view that techno is a bit commercialised here, but there are still a few underground crews out there putting on warehouse parties and the like as well. i dont actually know the names of any crews or contact details, i just seem to stumble across them on my adventures :D other people may be able to help tho...

for info on psy outdoor parties, just check the whatson section of this site; most crews leave a contact email or something in their post if u want to talk with them.

 

brainstorma
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though more into noisecore and industrial gabba but system corrupt is one of the maine freecore groups in sydney

there is one or two others that put on partys
cortexlabs come out every summer and there is alwasy partys put on for them
had the travelcore boys out here last year
there is alwasy somthign happenign

 

herbsandspices
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He runs "exchange money for entry" parties (plus usually one free one per year), but for the dirty techno action you should hook up with Vic over at http://www.trip2space.com

He's your man for techno in sydney.

And the Swarm (referred to above) parties are good if you like that sort of music. I have had a corker of a time at a few of them.

 

aNTAcid
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I suspect it's mainly outdoor parties I'm interested in as that's generally what we organise, just generally after spinning a few tunes while I'm over there, or finding some nice people to hook up with, as I'll be getting there all by myself :cry:

 

susan
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You might need to change the colour of your spots - outdoors around Sydney usually means psytrance... hallaloolyah! :twisted:
Last edited by susan on Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 

aNTAcid
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We do have a few psy-trance DJ's that play for us every now and again, and I am a big fan of eat static, although that's not strictly psy, I hjave a lot of there older stuff which is. I'll work on it, went to glade festival recently which was very heavily psy -based, but found a lot of it a bit too minimal, it didn';t seem to go anywhere, but if anyone can recommend some good hard acid Psy I'll always give it a go. I generally like any style of music with a good acid edge or a 303.
Seem to remember seeing some big psy acts at antiworld in london a while ago. Hallucinogen and infected mushroom etc. But was to wasted to really remember what they were like.
Oh and I here "things" are very expensive over in OZ is this the case :?:

 

susan
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aNTAcid wrote :
Oh and I here "things" are very expensive over in OZ is this the case :?:


It's all relative... we get by. :wink:

 

aNTAcid
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I suppose we're spoiled with prices over here, any guidelines?

 

Heva
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aNTAcid wrote :
Oh and I here "things" are very expensive over in OZ is this the case :?:


Compared to the UK where they virtually give most things away, yes.

 

aNTAcid
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lol :D
Very true, but we pay the price in the weather and the authoritarian state :P

 

sman
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I'll agree with the weather thing, but I'm sure you can't beat Bob Carr's police state in the authoritarian stakes.
TheMistress
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aNTAcid wrote :
I suspect it's mainly outdoor parties I'm interested in as that's generally what we organise, just generally after spinning a few tunes while I'm over there, or finding some nice people to hook up with, as I'll be getting there all by myself :cry:


You should check out www.trip2space.com because even though they are perdominantly indoors, they do bring out some good ppl like Liberator and Dave the drummer. They often do a free outdoor party for NYE too!

 

flurohero
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a pound equals about three bucks over here,petrol is a dollar a litre,the beer is weird and so are the tabs.you can eat huge brain disease free steaks cheap as,please learn to swim before you try surfing.
good luck!

 

aNTAcid
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people have been telling me how good the meat and seafood is, unfortunately I've just turned vegie. bad timing.
Also given up smoking and don't realy drink lager, do you get much in the way of real ale??? Although I can always settle for tequila.
Anyone reccomend the bast area to head to first for good parties in Feb and a nice hippy-ish crowd. Gonna be there for a year, so plenty of time to travel.

 

Heva
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you should aim to be about in Jan and head to Rainbow Serpent Festy, you don't want to be missing it out of your schedule if you're only about for a year :D

 

gotica
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if u'll ever come 2 israel e-mail me mate i'll help u in our partys i dont now mocth about australia dow my e-mail is adir23@013.net.il

 

Bouncybill
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If you want crusty you've come to the right forum.

You don't know Perry Tidbury by any chance do you? Puts on and djs at lots of free parties round london town.

 

aNTAcid
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lol, erm nope sorry, don't l;ike London, try and avoid the place as much as possible, too much attitude

 

bio[diversity]
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flurohero wrote :
.you can eat huge brain disease free steaks cheap as,

if you eat steak, of course....

flurohero wrote :
.please learn to swim before you try surfing.

please please please, and don't forget the sunscreen


good luck!


ditto !
S

 

Barbarian
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aNTAcid wrote :
lol, erm nope sorry, don't like London, try and avoid the place as much as possible, too much attitude

what? like:

wot u mean about that then, 'eh - u trien 2 take the piss. jus relax and roll with the punches, i mean if you not havin agood time, dont mean you have to take it oot on us then mate, yeah. you fucking fascists always ruinin it for me - its like tryin to ave a piss in a gay bar this is. its fucking bollox thats what it is. fucking posers makin out that they're all that, when they aint got nothin at all, en all. fuckin fairy wankers.

blah blah blah
type attitude :P
hehehe

 

aNTAcid
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That is scarily accurate, is there much difference in attitudes in cities across australia, I don't like the arrogance and attitude of londoners and would prefer to avoid that kind of thing in australia too

 

Barbarian
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what attitudes manifest the populus?

you could be in a nice place, but just "feel" out of place, and it just ruins it. but Australia is a pretty diverse and broad place, where anything you do takes some effort, so even the planning is taxing on someones ethusiasm potentials. you really have to listen to your gut instinct "know when to hold 'em..." and know when to run! or just get the fuck out! a survivors instinct doesnt need to just be wasted on surviving. this country is pretty new - so it is just skin deep in what you see from the writing on the walls, to the walls themselves.
economic viability is possible throughout the smaller cities, for the smaller show and party circuit there are little jewels of places that are absolute havens for certain weeks of summer, but it is so elastic and the change is as 'bad' as ever now. Good if you like eggshells.
There is, musically a lot of acceptance that much of it is electronic etc, so the kids need to know that there is a fun scene that is easy to contribute to but more importantly a psy gig needs the mums and dads to see it as an experience like a movie, but like their old time dance in and at the best (??) in the same way as pop stars & idol etc is viewed (except we are about choice, independance - that shite is for oppressing the pure/new markets)
It should sell itself, really, but there is too much bad press on drugs, too much drugs for kids, too little for kids to do or reconise than - too much television/divide/self doubt/hypocrasy.
fuck. i have no simple explaination. better the devil you know,??

 

Heva
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aNTAcid wrote :
That is scarily accurate, is there much difference in attitudes in cities across australia, I don't like the arrogance and attitude of londoners and would prefer to avoid that kind of thing in australia too


Erm, I know this is off topic, but you can't generalise a city and all its inhabitants which has a population virtually the same as Australia by one paragraph! Of course it's hectic, and of course in some parts theres attitude, but it's a city - that's what cities are like. Ye some places are more mellow, but with London I reckon you just have to find the right area, and more often than not there will be a sub-population of nice chilledness.

 

aNTAcid
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yeah sorry I do now it is huge generalisations :D
But it is noticable, you do tend to find that different cities have different vibes to them. Personally I couldn't live in manchester, Leeds or London cause of the attitude of the general population there. It's like some cities have much higher violent crime rates than oithers due to the way people act there. Sheffields is very low, whereas Notingham is very high.
'Tis all sweeping generalisations but you know what I mean :P
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