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 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.
Jo Dona, formerly singer in the orchestra of Jacques Hélian in 1947, made then a solo career from 1949 to 1960, recording more than 20 LPs (incl. the original soundtrack of "Caroline chérie"). In 1960 he created "RTF Danse" on Paris Inter which will become "Inter Danse" on France Inter since 1965. This show presented (and still does) a live popular ball each Saturday from a different village, intersected with small chats with the city mayor, his assistants, the persons in charge for tourism, etc... Also author of the book "Carnets de bal", Jo Dona recorded four CDs in 1995, featuring "Inter Danse celebrates 30 years of success". In 1982 he launched the "Mondial Inter Danse" by opening a door to the dance music from other countries. A bit later he turned to a younger public while launching the "Hit des Clubs Inter Danse" presented since 1984 by Bernard Lorre. It is the date on which Jo stopped working on the radio air. Trying to stick to our time, Bernard Lorre passed from the Top 50 to Daft Punk but has difficulties to remain convincing with too often badly prepared interviews and prestigious guests treaten as if they were unknown. We will regret for a long time the qualities of communication and the professionalism of Jo Dona. May this be our tribute to his passionated nocturnal life.

 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.
This year 2003 will welcome (among others) Darren Emerson (uk), Derrick May (usa), Harrisson Crump (usa), Eddie Amador (usa), Junkie XL (nl), Joey Negro (uk), Bhangra Knights (uk), 100% Isis (nl), Armin van Buuren (nl), T.Raumschmiere (germ), Satoshi Tommii (jap), DJ Umek (slov), Yonderboi (hung), Juanes (mexico), Marcello (nl), Massimo d’Electro (germ), Vive la Fête (b), Terry Farley (uk), Sven van Hees (b), DJ Roog (nl), Fernanda Porto (bz), Dr. Lektroluv (b), Sascha Funke (d), Fat Truckers (uk), Rinneradio (fin), DJ La Di Da (cz), Black Sifichi (fr), Sandy Rivera (usa) and many others. All those in many venues including (also among others) include Club 020, Amuse, Chemistry, Desmet, Escape Venue, Fantasio, Heineken Music Hall, Hotel Arena Tonight, Mazzo, Melkweg, More, Panama, Paradiso, Supperclub and Winston. (some parties are in our Party Agenda).
Yessss! will be there (or at least its webmaster) and I'll try to picture as most as possible for you. In the meantime you still can check the pictures of 2002 issue in the Pictures page.

 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 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.

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 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 shuttle in Nuits Blanches ! (30/09/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Deckmyn)
Indeed, 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).
To know the complete line-up and the planned entertainments, please refer to our party agenda (in the Parties&Events section). Of course there is also the party organised by the members of in the Tour&Taxi building itself, which is included in the general door price: 5 Euros for ALL the Nuits Blanches event (including the concerts, street arts area, disco party, drum'n bass area, electro room, beach-volleyball contest, and the other shuttles going to Heizel or to the opened swimming pool -until 6:00 in the morning- and the Beurs/Bourse). will only be in charge of the shuttle to the clubs, but that's a fair thing that the City of Brussels pay that much attention to the nightlife. This is awesome! Let's have fun in the run!
The website is still blank, but it'll come soon. This is the url anyway:

 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.
In Gent 2004, the Parade will run in the late afternoon and will end with a long Party with a 5 Euro entrance (yes, 5 only) until 6:00 in the morning, on a large field (not on the Watersportsbaan anymore). So, yes it will be cheaper and bigger in Gent next year, and yes it will be soon back in Liège. Are we ready for 200.000 party people? 9 months more to know.

 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:
In 1986, there was a small bar in Knokke: the Blitz, next to Lippenslaan. That's precisely where Patrick Soks started to organise some parties with Eric Beysens who was the resident deejay of the bar for a public of a few dozen people. A blend of late-punk, deep funk and early house sounds... in a decorum of socks, underwear and stockings (that's the business Patrick was into, and that's why he took that name as organiser), and that was it. The next year, Eric Beysens came to be the resident deejay of Boccaccio Sundays, and in 1989 he was also at la Rocca. A few years later, Patrick had yet his summer habits in Ibiza and he took back the concept of Ibiza parties to Café d'Anvers: it was the first Paradise party in Antwerp and it gathered about 2000 party people in the club ruled then by his friend Frank. Those nights were bringing dancers from Amsterdam, deejays from all over the planet (nobody was doing that in 1990... it was completely new), a warm friendly atmosphere brought by Patrick himself, and huge decorums set by Fred Coutsier. It was a sort of House rave in a club, a festival for clubbers before the real festivals payed any attention to that music... so that's why *everyone* had to be there. Paradise was the biggest reference for the largest public.
You could have seen there Dimitri former resident of the Roxy of Amsterdam, as well as Remy or Isis, and Marcello from the It (also Amsterdam), Jeremy Healy, Natarcia, Derrick Carter, Ricky Montanari, Joost Van Bellen, Frederik (Nl), Roussia (Paris), Angel Ruiz (Ibiza), etc... plus of course the Belgians Koenie, Steve Cop, Jan V, Geoffroy, Smos and Baby B, Sven Van Hees, Paul, Kenneth, and many others.
Patrick Socks kept setting up Paradise nights almost 2 to 4 times a year and launched some other concepts (Hot Socks, Vive Le Roi, He Is coming, etc ... also at Café d'Anvers or at Mirano Brussels) and so on until 1996-97. The Café d'Anvers was doing slowlier than before (it recovered since then), and the competition between House parties was really getting too rough. So, Patrick left Belgium to co-manage the bar Kilometre Cinquo (KM5) in Ibiza itself, which is doing very well and remains essential to the local nightlife. Now, after a looooong silence, a Paradise night is back on 10 November, still and ever at Café d'Anvers, still and ever ruled by Patrick Socks! And guess who'll be behind the decks: Laurent Garnier for a boogie-tech-house mix inspired by the warmest nights of the clubbing-island.
We really wish you to be there... the legend is back. Are you ready for history?

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