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belial house party

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A related House Party ensued the weekend after the DJ Hellraver show. It was not quite as intense as Capricorn's Delight, but that was not really these folks style. Everyone kind of chipped in music from their personal CD collections, talked and mused over various topics, plying me with questions here and there before quietly dispersed into shadows of the night. These were the Goth/Industrial scene, which surprisingly turned out to be a bit more relaxed in their late night efforts. there are no more photos from this event

evolution featuring hellraver

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Down to Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club for a little Monday night weekly called Evolution.  This edition just happened to feature the renowned DJ Hellraver, whom I had heard of from the mega-club days of Limelight, Palladium, and the Tunnel. What shocked me was that after playing for those huge crowds in the mid-90s, he was here playing to small crowd of about 30 folks.  This was to be the case for many of the big names I would encounter though, and somewhat of a standard for Kansas City.  We always seem to be privy to the most intimate performances here, and nobody is the wiser! view more photos from this event

stylus friday jan.02

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A regular Friday night out at Club Evo's in Kansas City, KS, "a balanced club setting where clubbers and party people can consistently enjoy a family like atmosphere with great music, great people, and clean restrooms." Area 1:  Trance/Techno - Kansas City's tast of European & Domestic dance scenes.  Featuring the finest local talent with your host FitzRoger. Area 2:  House Lounge - Come and kick back at the new House Lounge every Friday night, hosted by KC's source fro cutting-edge records, DeepFix.  With a vast rotation of DJs, the House Lounge is sure to please all the headz with the latest cuts from the best labels in the country.  You won't hear House like this anywhere else." view more photos from this event

a machine for living

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A huge party at the El Torreon Ballroom, once one of the premier concert venues in Kansas City; now, a church.  The event, "A Machine for Living," promoted by local record store DeepFix Records, offered an intense of night of technical performances from John Selway and JT Donaldson, along with a host of some of the finest local talent that Kansas City had to offer. Dark and intense, the party lasted until 3 am, and I was there for the entire show.  Everyone danced, except those that could no longer.  I was amazed and secretly thrilled that people would come together like this for no other purpose; well, there were some other purposes, but they lurked on the fringes.  I was prepared with battery power this time and managed to get quite the collection of photos of the event, as it unfolded. Room 1 ... John Selway - New York - Ultra, IN-TEC  /  JT Donaldson - Los Angeles - Seasons Recordings  /  Offtrack - KC - Techno Justic League, Solo, DF  /  Zack Smith - Springfield

capricorns delight

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I was invited to a party in a downtown penthouse called Capricorn's Delight; a birthday party in honor of local DJ Solaris and a girl known only as Shadie.  If I recall it was Solaris that lured me in, intimating that if I really wanted to see inside, I should come. Arriving at Capricorn's Delight,  I announced my arrival by shattering my gift of a giant bottle of J√§germeister on the floor.  Of course, someone immediately attempted to dub me with the nickname of "J√§ger," which would have been acceptable enough , except I was already known as "that phocas guy."  Cleaning up the mess and taking a short tour around the facilities, I got a chance to meet a few folks, until Kansas City's Finest arrived, complaining about their lack of invitation.  They were polite and considerate about the whole thing, and simply asked that everyone pack it up and relocate.  As a result, the Penthouse Party transformed and relocated as a House Party out south. Althou

evos monday jan.02

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We returned to Evos again to enjoy some late Monday night House music from some of the best locals around. view more photos from this event

wednesday perk jan.02

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A return to the weekly chill lounge featuring coffee, cocktails, and professional turntablism. Old School Vinyl simply cannot be replaced, and those that can spin it are generally considered experts in their field. This is definitely the place to be. Hosted and presented by local talent: cQuence, flotilla & sl8r. there are no more photos from this event