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 Felix Da Housecat Cancelled (06/11/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
There's a new club some wednesday at Lounge in Brussels (same location as Food on saturday), a club named Elektra. Consisting in an Electroclash oriented blend of music, men can hear there Lady Jane and many famous guests that Youri (the Elektra former manager) brings you from Chicago or globally from USA and UK. This wednesday, Felix Da Housecat was supposed to come in this club ... but the party has been entirely delayed to a date in the future... so the party won't happen at Lounge this wednesday 6 November but probably in early 2003.
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 I Love Techno is Sold Out (06/11/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
We just received this mail from ILT crew: "We are proud to announce that "I Love Techno" is once again completely sold out!! 35.000 tickets were sold at record speed!! Be aware that there will be no sales at the doors, so don't come without a ticket!". Now you know.
http://www.ilovetechno.be

 4 Massive Events not to miss this month: (04/11/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
* 1. Savage Riddim Reggae Party - 9 Nov. - with some of the greatest Reggae artists and deejays from the Guadelupean and French scenes. 6 deejays and 2 lives! With Daddy Morry, Tiwony, Typical Fefe, Loo Ranks, Supa John, Levyan B, Original Uman, and of course the Bass Culture Soundsystem. 10 Euros only, Security Tight
@ Recyclart, 25 rue des Ursulines / Ursulinenstr. - 1000 Brussels
http://www.noctis.com/bassculture
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*2. I Love Techno - 9 Nov. - SOLD OUT - the annual meeting, with DJ Rush, Rino Cerrone, Carl Cox, Trevor Rockcliffe, C1, Oxia, Bryan Zentz live, Marco Bailey, Tomaz, Sven Vth, Jacek Sienkiewicz live, Justin Berkovi live, Marco Carola, Stanny Franssen, Pascal Feos, Timo Maas, The Youngsters live, Filterheadz live, Remy, Anthony Pappa, Peter Novak, Underworld live, Darren Price, Deetron, Mistress Barbara, T-Quest, Spacid, Dr Lektroluv, Golden Boy live, Tonic, Ed & Kim. For 33 Eur (presale) or 40 Eur (at the door), it's on Saturday 9 November at Flanders Expo - Gent.
http://www.ilovetechno.be
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*3. Retro House - 15 Nov. - Always the true deejays from the true former clubs of the electronic scene. Authenticity and fun. The traditional House Classics reunion by Claude 'CityParade' El Divino... always a top night. With deejays: Frank zolex, Phiphi (La Villa), Yves-E-Zone (Vaudeville, La Rocca), Zzino (Montini), Tofke (Carat, Globe) at Fuse, 208 rue Blaes str. - Brussels
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*3. Groove City - 23 Nov. - the revolutionary night, with Electro, Techno, Drum'n Bass and House with DJ Hell, Miss Kittin, Slam, Felix Da Housecat, Brandy, Cosy Mozzy, Isabel, Marcus Intalex, Brekbit, System-D, Peshay, Cassius, Thomas Bangalter, Dj Falcon, David Guetta, Etienne De Crcy, Tomaz, Jan Van Biesen... For 15 Euros only (in presale)!! At Brussels Kart Expo (Grand Bigard) - Brussels.
http://www.paygogroovecity.be
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 New Robot Deejay ... Deejays in Danger? (04/11/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
As seen in the New Scientist of November, Dave Cliff from the Hewlett Packard laboratories of Bristol has just presented a new version of the "HPDJ", the numeric disc jockey developed by the company. In addition to select, mix and blend the music, the HPDJ will measure the reactions of the dancers and will adjust the selected music. Each nightclubber will carry a small electronic bracelet which will record its behavior and will transmit information to the machine via a wireless connection like "Bluetooth". This device will check the movements of the people in the room (and thus will deduct how many of them are really on the dancefloor), and will measure their heartbeat, their blood tension and the intensity of their breath. Each musical piece consisting in an addition of various tracks (a rhythm, a bassline, a keyboard loop or song samples), the HPDJ then will save these elements in a database and will arrange the music by using the data received from the dancers, and this following a genetic algorithm. It is also planned to burn a CD at the end of each night with the music that has been played there, and to offer to the participants what they actually contributed to compose.
That news is frightening the passionated people who made the clubbing scene how it is now. Well... not really, since Carl Cox or Victor Simonelli have nothing to fear of a software... a software will never bring any people for itself like a Laurent Garnier or a DJ Rush. But the problem is that many small local clubs will use it because it's cheaper than paying a deejay every night... and then where will go the younger deejays to start their career?? Where will the future big names work their recognition if the club managers use those softwares? By the way it is evident that a machine alone cannot produce a party music, it needs a human soul to control it anyway, unless it will be flat as a sea made of oil ... not even mentionning the strange blends it will give if it randomly blends the bassline of a Drum'n Bass with the vocals of Shakedown. It will perfectly fit with the clubs where the music has no importance, or with the bars where they only play hits ... but it is a hope that none of our club managers won't make the mistake to try it.
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 Ecolo Party against nightlife? Who helps it? (30/10/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Since a few months (let's say a year), some Ecolo representatives of several Belgian districts use tiny aspects of the law to force many nightclubs and bars to close. Since the beginning of the plural majority, official elected members of Ecolo took often charges of the files and the responsibilities related to town-planning. It would not be a bad idea if some of them would not have start a hunt for clubs and parties based on the most constraining Articles of the town-planning laws. Figure that if a nightclub has troubles with ONE neighbour, the advantage will actually always be given to the neighbour. That's not fair considering the thousands of young souls who need those places to wash out the stress of the week. In 10 years, we saw that (globally) the VLD/PRL always wants more repression and controls targetting the youth and the clubs... we saw that FDF and PRL also had good ideas: FDF Didier Gosuin launched a common security and comfort agreement between all biggest Brussels clubs ... and PRL Minister Antoine Duquesne forced the door-bouncers to have an official training and to respect the customers ... we saw that PS sponsored the "Nuit Blanche" in Brussels and did support the City Parade in Luik ... also VLD Minister Marc Verwilghen increased the drug repression and at the same time refused to allow the drug-testing in large festivals and events ... and some Ecolo personalities influenced the closure of several clubs (such as Henri Simons for the MadeInBrussels which accepted to make the necessary audio-isolation work, but the Ecolo alderman only said "No, you close the club").
The many styles that Belgium had in its nights made our amazing creativity possible since the beginning of the century... if that eclectic panel is reduced in any way then nothing relevant will grow anymore from the night scene. All basic pop music came from the night: Jazz from Jazzclubs, Rock from college balls and small venues, Reggae from bars in Trenchtown, Salsa from the Southamerican party scene, even singers like Sinatra or Brel started at night in some cabarets.
So ok, this is not a trial... and Noctis.com has no political influence ... ok ... but LOOK WHO IS FIGHTING FOR YOUR FREEDOMS OR AGAINST YOUR FREEDOMS ... freedoms to party and to access the musics you want. Just mind your next vote.
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 After Drexcyia, John Redmond ... House in pain (22/10/2002 -- tekst: Nick 'CommonFactor' Calingaert)
It is with the greatest sorrow that I have to let you all know of the death of John Redmond on Sunday 20 Oct. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, he was one of the most talented vocalists in this scene of ours we call "house". He was the voice on Braxton Holmes "People Everyday" on Cajual rec., "Rise" with Kenny Carvajal on Music 101, DJ V's "Darker Side Of Melody" on Love Slap, Common Factor's "World Is Mine" and "Fascination" on Planet E, and many more, inluding his own especially touching "Tears Dry Up" on Cyclo.
He passed away yesterday at Loyola Hospital in Chicago of a heart attack. I think it would mean a great deal to John's parents to have an idea of how many people were touched by John and his music. If you would like to send a message to his family, please address it to John and Dorothy Redmond. Feel free to post these on the board page below, and I will pass them later on to the family. Please spread this around as there are a lot of people who would want to know, but we haven't been able to get in touch with. I would also like to ask you all to pray for John and his family. These are hard times, and a ray of light is now missing from all our lives.
Peace.
http://www.noctis.com/johnredmond

 MadeInBrussels strikes back! (21/10/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
The Psychogene's club is back at La Raffinerie this friday, featuring a rising star from Croatia: Carla Blank. Also in the line-up, Terence Fixmer (from Gigolo records, the label of DJ Hell) who will perform a live, as well as the MadeInBrussels regular T Carpenter and Billoved. Psychogene and Tim will complete the night. Caution: the party happens well at 'La Raffinerie' (check picture) but it is not the new permanent location of the MIB club. A new place will come soon, but it has NOT been chosen yet. They are still searching.
25 October at 21 rue de Manchester straat - 1080 Brussels (next to Ninoofsesteenweg) - 5 Euros before 23:00, or 10 Euros after.
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 Joints in the target again (16/10/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Forget about the past years and forget about some ministers saying that cannabis was almost legal... it is not and has never been. During a few years, a sort of passive blur remained on that subject... so, many teenagers were thinking that it was legal or at least tolerated. The new legal directive published by the Minister of Justice Marc Verwilghen (VLD) is extremely clear: cannabis is a drug and the Belgian users will be punished as well as the dealers. No matter of what happens in Netherlands, Spain, U.K. or Germany, the directive of the Minister of Justice forces to recognize that the detention and thus the use of cannabis are still illegal. "Cannabis. - To hold or cultivate cannabis remains illegal, even if this detention is only for personal use and if no aggravating circumstance is noted" says the directive. "By personal consumption, it is necessary to understand a quantity of cannabis which can be consumed all at once, or in a maximum of 24 hours. By culture of cannabis flowers for personal use, it is necessary to understand a quantity of female cannabis flowers which cannot lead to a production which exceeds the needs of a personal use."
This means that using cannabis will be punished by heavy bills (1250 to 5000 Euros), and if it happens again within the two years it could lead to prison for some weeks. Still the text has to be voted... but there's almost no doubt that it will be.
My opinion? They're all right when they say it's dangerous to drive a car under the influences of drugs... of any drugs. But I'm not sure this type of global repression will solve any of the problems concerning cannabis use by the youth (more than 40% of the public in some summer festivals). And that's not even talking about the victims of the cancer who supplicate to be allowed to use it as painkiller, and they ask it since maybe 10 years. By the way, law is the law, and we're all supposed to know it... that's why I choose to write this report.
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 Controversy? Information! (15/10/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
There has always been drugs troubles in human history. Noctis.com is not here to find any answer or solution (I'm no doctor or anything like that). But since Ecstasy seems to have a large popularity even in the mainstream events in Europe (including rock, jazz or any music festivals), I think responsible to inform the visitors about the chemical weapons that are currently available in our cities. www.EcstasyData.org collects lab testing results from a variety of organizations, but also commissions its own tests which are conducted by Drug Detection Lab (DDL) in Sacramento, California, USA. Now please check the crap that stands in most of the tablets, and if you intent to buy it anyway... think of your kidneys coz it screws it down in no time. Most of all: it's illegal, but I suppose you already know that. Another way to figure the danger is the home test kits to order at: www.ingredient45.com Also, read the news on these News page about killing pills coming from Asia. Not exactly 'love'... isn't it? Care your health, mates! We want you all nice and easy to continue the party! :-)
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 30.000 bracelets for Nuit Blanche Brussels (06/10/2002 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Yes it worked well! Even with the rain who almost never stopped falling on our night, a little less than 30.000 people did buy the magic 'all-in-one Nuit Blanche bracelet' for 10 Euros, including all entrances for more than 100 events in the city, but also the free bus & metro (tube) the whole night, a bath in the public pool (Bains du Centre) at 5:00 in the morning, and a free breakfast at Halles de Schaerbeek a little later. Parties everywhere and a heavy car traffic until the sunrise, it was so nice! Congratulations to the organisers.
Only two shady points: the map and programme were really hard to read and to understand, and that leaded to the second point: some events were sold-out and full when some others were a little quiet. But the bad weather did not take it down, and globally it was a great idea, inspired by Barcelona and Paris.
http://www.nuitblanche.org

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