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Line-up /PHARMACY: ASTRO CREEP 2006!
Cosmic Gate [2 hour set!]
A*S*Y*S [Tracid Traxxx]
Nik Fish vs Amber Savage [Sydney]
The 9th Insight [Master Kaos & LCK]
Tonka vs. T2
Stevie B vs. Rapid
Richie Hawtin -new addition to the lineup
Magda -new addition to the lineup
Ivan Smagghe/BlackStrobe DJ Set
Gene Hoffman vs Sam McEwin
Matt Radovich vs. Craig McWhinney
Slieker vs. Disko Pussy
Swirl People DJ Set
THE LOVE SHACK
Zombie Nation (live)
Not Happy Jan
DIRTY TALK (Jason Martin, Peter Finger & Askew)
Nic Macs vs Steve M
THE BLACK PEARL BOAT!
Sailing on the hour, every hour!
It’s back! Melbourne’s fresh underground alternative on New Years Day returns for it’s 3rd and best year yet with that pesky little boat roaming the Yarra River with hundreds of happy party goers in tow! The sheds of Atlantic Southwharf and waterside promenades once again will play host to 6 amazing sound spaces showcasing the most cutting edge electronic music on the planet. Each act has been carefully selected for its current place on Earth for forging new directions and rocking dance floors worldwide. Whether it be the house vibes of Swirl People, Hard House anthems by Andy Farley, the electro madness of Ivan Smagghe/Blackstrobe and Zombie Nation from Gigolo Records, the trance frenzy of A*S*Y*S and Cosmic Gate to the Tech phunk of the massive Adam Beyer and Jesper Dahlback, there is something for everyone this year. Come one, come all. Get set for the day of the year!
A*S*Y*S [Tracid Traxxx: Germany]
With a sound that seamlessly combined the darkness & power of acid, symphony of trance and divine rhythm of techno, A*S*Y*S is the evil genius behind mega-anthems Acid Headcracker, Acid Nightmare, Acid Save Your Soul and last year’s mammoth smash hit No More Fucking Rock’n’Roll! A*S*Y*S is none other than Frank Ellrich- the party behind Theme From Pharmacy with Derb and last years slamming remix of The Orange Theme. One, two, A*S*Y*S is coming for you!
ZOMBIE NATION LIVE/JOHN STARLIGHT [Gigolo Records, Dekathlon: Germany]
Zombie Nation is ruled by Gnork Zomb, who appears in public under the commercially bearable synonym Splank! His fields are "supervision, control and planning". There are people who assert that he is involved in a bootleg series called Kranke Musique and that he throws the legendary illegal parties called Instant in Munich, whereas others claim that he only makes up all of these stories to be able to open his own butcher's business one day. The poster-boy of Hell's stable of International Deejay Gigolos, Zombie Nation is responsible for minimal electro anthems Kernkraft400 and as John Starlight the devilish hit Blood Angels!
IVAN SMAGGHE/BLACKSTROBE [Output, Fabric: France]
Ivan Smagghe’s name has become synonymous with innovative & intense electronic records which have earned him the adoration of peers including Andy Weatherhall, Tiga, Ewan Pearson & Tiefschwarz. Ivan is renowned for being one of the most original and inspired DJs of the moment with a unique talent for constantly discovering sounds that no-one has heard or dared use before to such great effect. As one half of “Black Strobe” with partner Arnaud Rebotini, he’s released a string o hits including ‘Inner Strings’, ‘Me & Madonna’ & ‘Chemical Sweet Girl’ on Trevor Jackson’s (Playgroup) Output Recordings. His DJ set is not to be missed, fusing the pinnacle of electronic techno and house with epic moments!
COSMIC GATE [MOS: Germany]
The infectious groove, galactic hooks and slamming beats of German hit machine and dynamic DJ duo Cosmic Gate have left fans across the globe quivering with excitement and trembling for more. Mega anthems such as Fire Wire, Mental Atmosphere, Exploration Of Space and more recently I Feel Wonderful have taken them to perform the world over including Holland, Japan, USA, United Kingdom and of course Australia. If final proof of their ever growing popularity was required Cosmic Gate blasted into DJ Mag's Top100 Peoples Choice list of the best DJs on the planet in both 2003 and 2004! You are now entering the cosmic gate!
SWIRL PEOPLE/RAOUL BELMANS [Aroma: Belgium]
Under different project names Swirl Peepz, Cozy Creatures, Different Noodles, Tiger Sprouts and Dimitri, Raoul has released consistently quality tunes on labels Aroma, Lowdown, Seasons, Tango and Om Music. His blend of smooth deep house, jackin' west coast and Chicago house places him a cut above his peers. His seamless mixing and intuitive ability to work a crowd consistently scores him votes as one of the top house DJs just behind legends Derrick Carter, DJ Heather and Mark Farina!
ANDY FARLEY [Extreme, UK]
Andy Farley is rightly dubbed The Godfather of hard dance. His extreme drive and never ending love for the music stretching over many years have made him a world wide favorite and a highly in demand producer, remixer & DJ- often teaming up with production genius BK! With a reputation for technical expertise and a style that cuts the traditional UK hard dance sound together with storming techno percussion and the relentless agression of acid, Andy Farley is a regular on every major UK hard dance label including Tidy Trax, One Inch, Nukleuz Vicious Circle and even German hardtrance powerhouse Overdose!
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