NOCTIS : nightmagazine : staff of noctis

Genuine History

Originally created in 1994 on the Dialectrique BBS, these pages were one year later hosted by the Dialectrique website with great visits rate (95-97). Noctis took then the URL of and is still dedicated to you with always more over the nightlife, with our faith and passion.
Dance, Happiness, Conciousness. That's our ships to your heaven.

Why Noctis?
Because in Latin, Noctis means Night.
Why ".com" ?
Because we communicate parties to you, and because .be was hard to purchase in 1998.
.com is the most used of internet extensions, and it's not limited.
Is it a commercial website?
Noctis generates NO money since 1994, I pay from my own budget to keep it up... and Thomas too (so many thanks mate!).

 Galahad also known as Nicolas Deckmyn or Nicolas Dekmine , webmaster of Noctis
all Noctis by Nicolas Deckmyn
webmaster & night bird

Some helps and contributions by:

Thomas TCDW
                      With his partner David, they add the dynamic abilities Noctis
                      needed since a while. Thanks Tom, Noctis has now an every
                      week refreshed agenda. No more outdated parties!
                      And even more: StudioRVB provides us a server, so Noctis still exists!
                      Check their website creations at
Victor Miguel
Louis de Decker
Loup Brenta
Jérôme Martens

                      Those are the four names of the wizards who currently work to rebuild
                      Noctis. Graphists, programmers, project managers, they're working
                      since a couple of months to give you a better, faster, crazier
                      to finally get the party you deserve!

Tania "Monad"
                      'Usefull' takes only one L. Well, she says it and I believe her. :)
                      Step by step she'll give more credibility to Noctis, mostly correcting my
                      so bad english, translating texts and giving news about USA scene.
                      But she's been a partner in Out Soon for years in the nineties,
                      She worked for Jeff Mills as well as for cultural organisations in
                      Chicago. Mainly, she's a famous Brussels party character... heh!
Youri Cocquyt
                      Deejay and events producer/promoter He gives me a big help on the
                      news and communication side. He owns artist
                      management. Since he organised Decadance parties in the 80's,
                      Youri did a looong way in the futuristic nights of Belgium. Partner
                      in Rave Explosion concept (more than 50 massive parties in the early
                      nineties, with the biggest names of the world Techno scene), he
                      managed record labels for several companies (Pias, Elypsia, ...)
                      before he started his own management office. Always between two
                      planes to Chicago, Miami or London, he reaches the top worlds
                      talents to provide it to festivals, clubs, organisers etc...
                      His website here
Marc de la Nuit
                      He's a true night walker, and when he's got time he uses to spend it
                      for you, sorting news or mails sometimes.
Olivier Bonsoir
                      He provides you pictures and occasional news. Just for fun and to share fun!

Big past helps by:

Daniel Smuliewicz
                      Creator of Dialectrique, co-originator of Noctis (1994-96)
François "Waxed"
                      Crucial technical support (hard and softwares) for a year (96-97)
François Lamotte
                       Flash and structures creation, site environment (1996)
Liquid X aka Colin
                       First hosting and technical help (1994-96)
Gregory Lacour
                       Second hosting & structural help (1996-98)
Netbeat via Raphaël Thijs
                       Third hosting (1998-2000)

About the webmaster:

Nicolas Deckmyn (or Dekmine) is producing radio shows on several broadcasts since 1984. At first it was mostly Jazz and Rock oriented, but in 1989 he created a programme only talking about nightlife and inviting deejay performances on Radio Campus Brussels 107.2 fm. In 1994 he started the live broadcast of Radio Crystal and created its whole grid, working for a year with the whole belgian deejay scene & some guests as Stacey Pullen, Armando, Angel Ruiz (Ibiza), Common Factor, Mike Dunn, ... still in Brussels. Besides, with a few friends he co-organised 60's Psychedelic Rock & Soul parties named 'Psyclotron' from 1992 to 1997. Back to Radio Campus in 1995, he produced his weekly nightlife-show until 2001 when he turned on studio recorded shows (not for a specific radio).

With the content of those radioshows, Nicolas launched in 1994 a party agenda based on BBS technology (computer to computer, it was before internet really arrived) with the help of one of his friends, Daniel. Noctis was born that way.

Nicolas collaborates with Kiosque magazine (night pages, monthly since 1996), (weekly from 2000 till 2002 ), and sometimes for special editions of Max monthly magazine (France). He also often writes texts and articles for the books and art exhibitions of Marie-Jo Lafontaine (Babylon Babies, Paradise Experience).

Even if he always worked with music and records and knew how to mix it up, Nicolas only accepted to mix his collection again since the spring of 2002. He actually played twice at BMW showroom in Munich (20 July and 13 Sept.), at Bernhard Knaus gallery in Mannheim (July), and at Pablo Discobar (July & October), in a cosmic lounge style.

Actually, his only discography is this:
Sypposytyk Hypnozya "Meditation Circle"
on Buzz rec./Indisc - Summer 1991
In partnership with Oswaldo la Rosa (aka D.I.D.)

Some of the monday deejay shows from 1992 to 1999 are available on our RealAudio page (just click here to check the files).

email the webmaster:

press samples and links related to Noctis webmaster


Le Soir - Decembre 2002
Le Soir - December 2002 - by Anne-Cécile Huwart

Selected in Mosquito - March 2002
Mosquito Mars 2002

+ Thanks to "Le 7ème" in
Written by Julien Bosseler
7 march 1999
about webmaster
try this direct link to read it
Nicolas Deckmyn - Serial Clubber - Le Soir - Le 7ème - 1999

Sample of article in 'Victor' (Le Soir) Jan. 2002:
try this direct link to read it entirely

Victor - Le Soir Jan. 2002

Also by Julien Bosseler in Le Soir 1998:
Le Soir 1998

check this! Surreal is an underground mag that featured an article about in a recent issue.
Access the Surreal website here


Also this by Julien Bosseler in Le Soir 1998:

[...] Ce courant musical urbain est né vers 1988 sur les ondes de Detroit aux Etats-Unis, en écho à la production alternative européenne de l'époque (dont le groupe allemand Kraftwerk fut le fer de lance avec "Radioactivity") et à l'electrofunk de la communauté noire américaine.
La techno est une musique de colère, de revendication muette et de progression , définit Nicolas Deckmyn, animateur sur Radio Campus et branché sur le monde de la nuit (
Il faut la différencier de la House qui lui est antérieure d'au moins deux ou trois ans et qui n'a pour but que le défoulement au moment présent. Comme la hip-hop, la techno est là pour nous poser des questions sur la société et faire évoluer les esprits.
La techno est devenue une culture en soi, avec ses dieux, les DJ stars comme Jeff Mills, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier ou Dave Clarke (la tête d'affiche de Technopolis), mais aussi avec son code vestimentaire, sa communication graphique et ses grands rassemblements de foule comme la "Love Parade" de Berlin (plus d'un million de participants!)
an autumn 2001 The Ticket issue featured a short portrait of Noctis Webmaster in a night related article. Big thanks to them. This can be found here (nl) and here (fr)
Main The Ticket website: here
"Een serene kijk op het grauwe nachtleven. Nicolas Deckmyn is nachtelijk chroniqueur. Van het vroegere "Radio Crystal" tot het huidige "" duikt hij met jullie in de nacht.
The Ticket: Wie is Nicolas Deckmyn?
Nicolas: Een kerel die sinds 1988 voeling heeft met de nacht, die het publiek tracht te bereiken met informatie over waar je een feestje kunt bouwen en anderen kunt ontmoeten. Er gaan immers veel meer mensen naar clubs dan naar de kerk. Het nachtleven in al zijn vormen is bovendien heel divers. [...]
"Un regard serein sur le monde grisé de la nuit, Nicolas Deckmyn est chroniqueur nocturne. Depuis la"Radio Crystal" des débuts jusqu'à l'actuel "", il s'attache à vous faciliter la nuit.
The Ticket : Nicolas Deckmyn, c'est qui ?
Nicolas : C'est un type qui s'intéresse à la nuit depuis 1988, qui trouve le public et lui donne des infos sur où faire la fête et retrouver les autres humains. Puisqu'il y a beaucoup plus de monde dans les clubs que dans les églises et parce que la nuit au travers de ses cultures représente les différentes identités. [...]"

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