Nu beschikbaar in het nederlands...
het is hier al mogelijk. Stuur maar door.

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. ;-)

[Nicolas Deckmyn -]

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 Parade Controversy (02/06/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)
After the cancellation of an envisaged counter-event, now gathers the organisations not involved or ignored by City Parade to set up a radioshow. This show shall support all the organisations of Ghent who are not involved with the parade (including Kristmas Kitchen Lab, and other crews). More info soon about this.

 Some Summer Tips (01/06/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)
1) complete 10 Days Off line-up is in the Noctis agenda. -
2) the biggest names of Dance Valley (next to Amsterdam) too. -
3) and also for Geel Reggae Festival and Esperanzah World Festival in Floreffe. -
4) Fuse makes it free for the girls for all summer. -
5) Free Vibes remains free at Café d'Anvers on Friday.

 Blow-Up + Food = 1 ticket (30/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)
We juste received this mail from Frank Food and Blow-Up club: "One entrance for two clubs & seven great deejays. For the last party for Blow-Up Club & Food Club we have decided to join forces to give you an unforgettable night. You pay one entrance for both clubs ! People who pay entrance at Blow-Up are free for the Food & vice versa.
Blow-Up Club (Open from 00h00 till 06h00) presents Cosmo Vitelli (Solid, Virgin, Paris, Fr), Cosy, Mozzy, Mandrake, S-Venus ... Food Club (Open from 00h00 till very late !) presents Geoffroy, Régis, Raoul.
Entrance for both parties: 8 € ... or 5€ after 06h00am.
last Blow Up at Athanor Brussels, and last Food club at Lounge Brussels. You walk only 3 min betweet both clubs, so, move & shake all night long ! Blow-up & Food thank you for your presence. Hope to see you there."
This is a very cool idea revealing the real spirit of the Belgian nights: unity for the right to party. Where will they move after this week-end? Blow-Up will come back at Palace from 28 June with Tigersushi... but we don't have that information yet for Food. Of course Food Lge continues at Phoenix twice a month, exactly as it was.

 The Glimmer Twins do Cannes (with MTV to follow) (27/05/2003 -- tekst: The A.L.)
The daring duo of Mo & Benoelie, aka The Glimmer Twins, have just returned from Cannes, where they played several storming sets for the Stella Artois Screen Cruise. The pair notably played two sets on the beach of the Carlton Hotel, at parties attended by "Lord of the Rings" star Ian McKellen, Ky-mani Marley (the son of Bob, in town to premiere his Romeo&Juliet remake called "One Love"), Hooverphonic, Phaedra and Talking Movies presenter Tom Brook. One party they missed was the MTV bash in Pierre Cardin's Palais des Bulles. "I'm not sure why, actually," said Mo. "We'll be playing at a number of MTV parties across Europe over the coming months."

 Mons under control last week-end (27/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas (source Soir & LtNws))
160 police officers of the Federal Police Force from the 6 zones of the district of Mons checked the roads of the area in the night of Saturday to Sunday between 3 and 7 hours in the morning. The operation aimed at drivers under the influence of alcohol (tests and fines from 150 to 400 Euros) or of drug (vehicle search and justice prosecutions). 440 vehicles and 384 people were controlled during that operation called "drugs and drivers". 36 statement for high traces of alcohol in the blood were drawn up and 13 withdrawn licences. 6 statement for drug driving were established. 3,6 grams of haschisch and 2 grams of weed were seized.
What to say? We have to state that about 6 young boys and girls died at night last week on the Belgian roads ... and more than zero will always be too much. If all drivers could be clean, police wouldn't spend their time on controls. As long as they'll find drunk drivers they'll keep on controlling... that's fair. Once again we say: please TAKE CARE OF YOU! And if you MUST drink, then find a clean driver... or take a taxi or a train. All the party people should think about that ... at least stay alive.

 Antirave law voted in USA (23/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas from US sources)
On April 10, the 'Protect Act' passed in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. The 'Rave Act' was attached to this bill at the last moment, so it also passed. On 30 April 2003, the president signed it into law.
This law will make it easier for the federal government to prosecute owners and managers of clubs, bars, parties, festival grounds, etc if customers, ravers, employees, tenants, or other persons on their property commit a drug-related offense. Persons convicted under this new law could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, fined $500,000 and have their business or property confiscated.
The club scene in Belgium can't ignore these kinds of laws which will consequently limit the freedom to party in the USA... and we all know that these American laws put ideas into the heads of our local authorities. We recently passed really close to a closing time of 6:00 am, so we still have to pay attention. Will public transportation be punished for participating in these events? Or will festival organisers be punished because drugs were found on a kid in the audience? That's just nonsense.

 Democrazy at Gentse Feesten (22/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas (source:
This year Democrazy will be present at the Gentse Feesten with a project called "Red Light District". Located behind the stage of Trefpunt (St-Jacobs), they're planning a warm and cozy tent with downtempo-grooves and lounge sounds. Imagine a melting-pot of movies such as Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Time of the Gipsies and Exotica. Tapas, cocktails, gigs & deejays in a lounge atmosphere from 19th to 27th July.

 Audiopad: Immaterial Music (20/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Only three small blocks to move on a table. No buttons, no machines, no wires... just some purple lights running over your hands... and your music starts. Yes, it is a fantastic tool to manage samples and loops, probably one of the best aids for the live performers of the coming decades. Who did it? James Patten and Ben Recht, both students (probably graduated now) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Media Lab Section. The Audiopad is the first immaterial (and real) interface to compose electronic based music. In their words: "Audiopad is an instrument for electronic musical performance that aims to combine the modularity of knob based musical controllers with the expressive character of multidimensional tracking interfaces." ... at this point you have to know that the technology used is based on the Sensetable, another creation in which James Patten was involved. Audiopad is sort of a musical continuity of the Sensetable. "It is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table."
Revolutionary? The future is tasteful.

 Alive 2003 vs Electronics (15/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Noctis)
The next Alive Festival 2004 is confirmed for the summer in St Vith, with a blend of heavy rock and cosmic electro-techno. This year will be very Techno oriented with Claude Young, Marco Carola, Space DJ'z, Kitbuilders live, and a whole bunch of local artists such as Joost de Lijser, Deg and, most likely, also Psychogene. That, plus of course, the Rock line-up should be loud enough to satisfy the most demanding rock-addicts.
As you all remember, last year saw a few disturbing instances, such as an overly nervous and restrictive security staff... or the artists not being looked after properly, even the ones playing for free... but the public had a lot of fun, and from that standpoint it has been a success.
Roger, the festival manager and creator told me today that these problems will be fixed for this year's edition. He went on to say, "... the security has to be very self confident because we can't afford to be overwhelmed by gangs of rock bikers... security has to be ready for almost anything, so they maintain a cold and clean-cut image. We have a very wide range of visitors and they have to be careful." But is it useful to be rude? "That will certainly be discussed." And what about the artists? "Do you really think I want artists not to have a few drinks just to save some money? We lost a lot of money in 2002 despite a larger than expected attendance, and a drink or a pass won't change anything.. We had 1500 guests last year, and that's a huge thing to manage. There was a ticket system for artists, but it seems there were problems with the distribution... but we'll be working on that too."

 Noctis on Cybercafe 2.0 (13/05/2003 -- tekst: Nicolas Noctis)
Cybercafe 2.0, the highly acclaimed tv-show about the internet, whichhas been airing since the mid nineties, mentioned tonight. Many thanks to Laurent, Xavier, Brice, Jean-Christophe, Richard, and the crew at the show. That's really cool. And yes, it's true, you can now suggest your own night-life related events on the site... just browse the forms to add links, clubs, bars, parties, shops, night shops, late-night eateries, erotic clubs, gay places, .... This site has been yours for about 9 years and will continue to be so.

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