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Nu beschikbaar in het nederlands...
aub, voegt hier alleen informatie toe. Voor een feest met een datum, gebruikt de agenda. Ook alvast bedankt om gematigd te blijven, het is nachtinformatie voor iedereen. ;-)
|Jo Dona jumped in the eternal nightlife (03/11/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas 'Noctis')|
Visionary character and inventor of the party radioshow concept in 1960, Jo Dona has just left us definitively. Of course he was an old-fashion night bird, with Tango and Paso Doble, but he was the first to defend the night life and the clubbing on a national radio broadcast, in France, and never stopped producing its 'Inter-Danse" shows until nowadays. He made the promotion of the small local orchestras as we today make the promotion of the deejays.
|Amsterdam Dance Event 2003 (29/10/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Deckmyn)|
In 1992-94 Amsterdam was at the top of a nightclubbing time with a generation of deejays which turned Europe upside down in a snap. Names such as Dimitri, Erick Nouhan, Remy (actually coming from Den Haag), Marcello and the very young 100% Isis were leading the line-ups of every serious House party on the continent, including Belgium of course. Labels such as Outland records were referential as well. In the mid-nineties their influence was still huge, so was the name of the city of Amsterdam, and a conference... a meeting was needed there to federate the scene and to understand how it grew that fast. That convention has been created in 1996, it was the first A.D.E. (for Amsterdam Dance Event)... already very professional but the self-investment of the delegations was a bit shy. Year after year, bigger and bigger names (deejays, club managers, ...) were coming to participate to the meetings and the parties, and more record companies were paying attention to it, until the year 1999 where it really turned international and took the second place in importance just behind the American Miami Winter Conference.
| City Parade again|
Liège confirmed for 2005 (25/10/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Yes, the next City Parade will stand in 2004 in Gent with 35 trucks and a gigantic final open-air party in a 65.000 m² field with special end at 4 am (good!! usually it's midnight). The Parade will of course remain free, and the party at the end will be 5 Eur only (on presale/voorverkoop/prévente), but with many international deejays (guess who, you'll get the names on noctis.com as soon as possible). About Liège: the agreements are now validated and signed, so the Parade will really stand in Liège for 2005. It is fully confirmed!
|Belgian star-deejays Junior Jack and Kid Creme awarded in Ibiza (09/10/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Noctis)|
After many years of productions and deejaying, both Kid Creme and Junior Jack are now two of the few biggest worlwide artists coming from Belgium. -for those who were on the moon for the last 15 years: Junior Jack aka Vito is producing music since the late 80's in our country, and Kid Creme is also known as Nicolas Scaravelli for many projects since the early 90's- Beeing residents at Ministry of Sound in London for one year (2002-2003), weekly residents at El Divino Ibiza and for some events at Pacha, and having both their videos hourly on MTV (Jack currently with the 'E Samba' and Kid Creme a year ago with the Shakedown 'At Night' remix), they reached the top and now they got it. We just spent some nights in Ibiza last month with them (check the pictures in the Party Pics page), and last but not least: they have been awarded at the Ibiza DJ Awards 2003 for the best New Incoming DJ as a duet (before Fergie or Sarah Main). Junior Jack also received the Award for the Best Track of the Season (with 'E Samba'). Hereunder: some awarded heads featuring Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, Junior Jack, etc ... and Junior Jack & Kid Creme receiving the awards.
|Fataal Thursday is back (08/10/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)|
This year again, Fataal launches in October. And as you maybe saw last Thursday, the two rooms are back with the two styles. TLP & Killa Tactics + Raoul ... or Pierre, Trish + Marco Bonafini ... Cosy Mozzy, Starski & Tonic + St Dic... etc The club has a warm atmosphere due to the many students Leuven provides to its nightlife, but also to a very gathered crowd which follows the club since its beginning. It's a classic, located in the Musicafé, 5 Muntstraat - 3000 Leuven. On Thursday only, and until April 2004.
|a Noctis.com shuttle in Nuits Blanches ! (30/09/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Deckmyn)|
Indeed, Noctis.com will have a purpose in the next Nuits Blanches event, on Saturday 11 of October. We will set up a shuttle running from club to club and giving to the passengers the opportunity to have a party in one of those clubs with a lower price to pay. Besides, the tour will probably feature some comments by myself (Nicolas, Noctis webmaster) about the history of those locations and about the general nightlife in Brussels. The bus stops will be (at this score, more are to come): Samplification party at Recyclart (door = 5 Eur instead of 7), Fuse & Food clubs (5 Eur instead of 8), Dirty Dancing at Mirano (free before midnight and 5 Eur instead of 10 after midnight).
|SCOOP: City Parade 2004 in Gent, but Liège soon again (10/09/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas 'Noctis' Deckmyn)|
According to Claude Van Cools, the City Parade organiser, the next issue will stand in Gent for one more year and then will move again in the country. The next city for 2005 could be Liège, despites the misunderstandings in 2002, since the communication has been recently reconnected between Claude and the Mayor of Liège.
|Next Brussels Nuit Blanche on 11 October (09/09/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Noctis)|
This year again, as well as Paris, Brussels will have an official Nuit Blanche (a white night) on Saturday 11 October from 22:00 till 06:00. As in 2002, the city public pool will remain opened (place du Jeu de Balle). The complete organization of the event was entrusted to the Blue Lemon company (Vincent & Benoît) in partnership with the City Hall of Brussels (featuring Pauline Lemaire as PR for neighbourhoods associations). Last year was especially made up of various shows and musics in several places, and was not representative enough of the topicality of the night scene. In 2003, it is only one place, the Tour & Taxi (next to metro Yser/Ijzer), which will centralize the activities and will be the departure for some bus running towards a great number of places to visit or to celebrate. Program of the Tour & Taxi: a ground of beach-volleyball, a marquee filled of concerts, an electronic and dance room, street theatre and plays, deejay-bars which take part of the place, and the buses towards outside. The buses will pass by many public areas especially opened for the night, such as Heysel Stadium, Atomium, Japanese Tower, Marolles, City Pool, etc etc... Another bus will stop by almost all the main nightclubs and parties of that night (Fuse, Dirty Dancing, Crema e Gusto, Samplifications, ...), so the Nuit Blanche really features the night scene this year! That is good news. Entry to Tour & Taxi: 5 Euros only ... bus is free ... some parties will be cheaper for the people coming from the NB bus. Even a public lunch will prolly be offered in an indoor area. Come to Brussels Saturday 11 October for a White Night!
|Picho to appear at Plein OpenAir (04/09/2003 -- tekst: Michael Leahy)|
After some problems finding a location, the PleinOpenAir has confirmed that the last weekend's event will be held at the Parc Anonyme, just below Place Schumann, this weekend. (Sept 5 & 6). This will also be an opportunity to see rapper Pitcho in action (first solo album: "Regarde Comment") on Saturday 6 at 20:00. See the link below for the full line-up.
| Paradise in Heaven|
10 November - back 6 years after! (01/09/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Noctis)
Now a bit of history: