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Tuesday, June 26, 2001

 

>>_ANOTHER FULL-BLOWN EPIPHANY EVENT

This Thursday is a very special event for the Epiphany crew--we're
celebrating our three-year anniversary! I'll be 2x4ing with Dragn'fly
again (the DJ equivalent of those motorcycles with the cool sidecar) and
el Juan will be attacking you with brutal drum and bass (the DJ
equivalent of a Harley.)

We'll be holding our anniversary at the weekly event known as
Ascension. Now, I've never been, but I've seen the reviews. The place
gets packed. It's not just some weekday night, folks, it's a true
weekend-come-early! Also, I bought great giveaway treats for our guests
today...you'll dig it!

>>_FROM EPIPHANY

This THURSDAY (June 28th) EPIPHANY is very proud to host a special night

at the East Bay weekly event, ASCENSION. This Thursday is:

EPIPHANY'S THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

The EPIPHANY crew was born three years ago, made up of a group of
dedicated people from the SFRaves mailing list. Come celebrate the "for

us, by us" spirit of the Bay Area scene.

----> EPIPHANY hosts our...
----> THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
----> at ASCENSION this THURSDAY...

Join us at BLAKE'S . 2367 Telegraph Ave . Berkeley . 510.873.7730
Thurs . 6/28 . 9pm - 2am . $7 18+ . $5 21+ . www.acmeparty.com

----> THE LINEUP: Three EPIPHANY crew DJs.

----> Amber vs. Dragn'fly (2x4)
----> A 2x4 of hard acid trance and techno.

----> el Juan!
----> f*#@in' hard drum and bass
----> One of the hardest working fellas in the local scene.

And, of course, the night opens with Ascension resident DJs. Note: Joey

Mazzola, listed on the Ascension flyer, will not be appearing.

----> Unique decorations and altars
----> Freebies and treats
----> CDs

Subscribe to the EPIPHANY crew event update list to hear about all
EPIPHANY crew events. To subscribe, send a blank e-mail to
epiphany-subscribe@topica.com.

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

 

>>_DOUBLE-D'OH!

I know I know, I promised you a recording from Touch My Monkey.
Unfortunately, the minidisc fell down and went *boom*--and no longer
properly records. Well, we'll all just have to hold the sweet memories
in our hearts--animal sounds from the electronic kiddie guitar, as
filtered through distortion, and amplified on a big, juicy system.
*sigh*

>>_WEBCAST THIS THURSDAY: ECHO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

I'll be tag-teaming with Dragn'fly on the web this Thursday.
Rebroadcast to follow on Friday. Dang, I love this lady. So much, in
fact, that she made my list of top 10 favorite locals DJs. (Full list
included below.)

-----> 6-7-01 Echo Communication System
-----> www.haze.st
-----> Thursday 8pm-11pm
-----> Friday Rebroadcast 1pm-4pm

((Amber))
((&))
((Dragn'fly))

>>_TOP 10 LOCAL FAVORITES

My local favorites, in no particular order:

1. PLATESHIFTER (Overworld) - techno DJ. floats the crossfader to
almost play individual notes from each track.

2. TERRAC (Cloud Factory) - techno DJ. Really, really, *really* gets
pure techno. Smacks the crossfader with reckless abandon to "remix" on
the fly.

3. ETHAN (Friends and Family) - acid techno (and more recently,
house!). For track selection (acid techno), his "go to hell, I'm busy
drinking up here" mixing style (* see also Dragn'fly).

4. DRAGN'FLY (Epiphany/Teknique) - trance/NRG/techno. When a DJ has
musical training/know-how, it shows. Keeps the crossfader and knobs
very busy (a trait all too rare in trance DJs, c'mon people!) Pure
spankitude.

5. ANEURYSM - hardcore/jungle/breaks. 110% electronic music nut,
*brilliant* DJ (and producer!) Tons of skill at 180+ bpm--you're still
dancing, not holding your hands over your ears.

6. BOOMERANG FIDGET (herearethefactsyourequested) - The total-package
music lover. Years of performance as a DJ, bandmember, and more
recently, MC rappin' that will have your jaw on the floor.

7. ANDY W (Viberation) - Another point-of-no-return techno DJ, his head
is way, way too in there. Lucky for us, though. Extra points for
living on Ramen because his spent everything on equipment and software
to produce his own tracks.

8. LI (Viberation) - SMOOTH! Super-smooth. Great track selection,
makes me like genres I usually don't care to hear. Originator of the
"press headphones to ear with shoulder while cigarette dangling from
lips" method of mixing--very Clint Eastwood. If Clint were a DJ, he'd do
that.

9. SABIN "CLOUD" (Cloud Factory) - Another skilled techno-monger who has
burrowed his way into the very core of all that is good in techno. This
is not easy, people. But Sabin did it.

10. ASTRAL MATRIX (OOBE) - Does a producer count? I'm sure he DJs too
but I've only heard his live PA. Well, he's locally based and I nearly
faint when I hear he'll be performing, so he's on my list. Period.


Friday, June 01, 2001

 

>>_MONKEYS ARE FUNNY

Shane and I are scheduled for a 3am start in the chill room. We will,
of course, record the mayhem for your later enjoyment.

>>_FROM THE DISGRUNTLED RAVERS

>From the makers of "Your Mother the Monkey" comes another experience
through the minds of...

* * * T H E - D I S G R U N T L E D R A V E R S * * *

June second two thousand and one
Are you going to "Touch My Monkey"?
Go on, touch it.......... touch my monkey!

We promise to entertain, disturb and deconstruct your inner-child

Two rooms of tantilizing auditory assault.

Main room
---------

`10:00-11:20=Droid
`11:20-12:40=Chris Burfine
`12:40-02:00=Dominatrix
`02:00-03:20=Aneurysm
`03:20-04:40=Super Slut
`04:40-06:00=Micron

Chill Room
----------

`10:00-11:15=Cold War
`11:15-12:30=64k
`12:30-01:45=Drenalin
`01:45-03:00=Forest
`03:00-04:45=Shane & Amber
'04:45-06:00=Auntie Social

Sound by: A.C.N. + Zengine!
Visuals by Kane Brassington and friends!

Tickets are limited to 100 and are sold out.

Voice Mail # is [408]537-0652.


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