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event photos nov.04

Flyers for events photographed in November 2004 appear below. A link to the associated photo album appears beneath that. 11.06.2004 Kabal Saturdays featuring Kazel, with residents Paul DeMatteo, Shad, Ataxic Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 11.08.2004 Martini Mondays featuring RJ Bass & Bucho Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 11.10.2004 Boutique Wednesdays featuring Steve Thorell & Bill Pile Grand Emporium Kansas City, MO 11.12.2004 Frisky - Acid Volume 3 featuring Hector Moralez, Pat Nice, Mike McGrath, Mike Conway Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub Kansas City, MO 11.12.2004 Fridays are Back featuring Steve Thorell & Bill Pile The Point Kansas City, MO 11.12.2004 Show-Me Luv featuring Spree, Cypher, Kelly Dell, The Manipulator, Shawn Harvick, and DJ Meagy Club Legit St Louis, MO photos by joe 11.13.2004 Kabal Saturdays fe

on decks november 2004

Here's what I have received this month on CD. Get me a copy of yours and we will have a listen and post a thought or three up here. Eventually, we may even create some sort of rating system or something. Until then, this is what's on the street this month! AC - The Morning After contact: More great stuff from the Topeka Chillmaster that recently came down for phlashback! This one isn't just for morning after. You can slip this in anytime you wanna slip away for a moment. Omen aka Nemo - The Split: An Unfinished Work contact: J. Phoenix - The Harvest Moon Session contact: Selections from :beats: - This bonus 1/2 hour includes 2 unreleased cuts. J.D. Staley - Gustoh contact: 816.304.2340 Progressive House with a floaty sort of Trance edge. There were a couple of rough spots, but overall a good selection of tunes. The Negro Sco - Dante Everglade Vegas Escapades E.P. contact: With beats by D

sydeburnz charts

intro by Brent Crampton ~ The Rave-Master with oversized sideburns is at it again. DJ Sydeburnz is giving us with his top ten tracks of the month. And with his rock star attitude, he’s let us know exactly why he’s digging these tracks - “because they kick ass!” For the past year, Sydeburnz has been expanding his genres into deep tech house. This genre could argueably be at the forefront of advancing electronic music. And with Sydeburnz pioneering the sound in the local area, there’s been an increase in deejays also picking up the sound. So jump on the band wagon and buy these tracks. Switch - Get on Downz - I chose this track because it kicks ass! Isolee - Raum Eins - I chose this track because it kicks ass! Matthew Dear - Dog Days - I chose this track because it kicks ass! Ada - Blindhouse - I chose this track because it kicks ass! 2raumwohnung - Ich Und Elaine - I chose this track because it kicks ass! Switch - Get On Downz - I chose this track because it kicks ass! Bastero

odi charts

intro by Brent Crampton ~ photo courtesty of ~ Dj Odi is one of New York City's finest jungle DJs and an artist on the Cymbalism Recordings roster. His signature style is characterized by his unique blend of scratching and sampling both of which were more prominent elements of hip hop music. His accomplishments as an innovator of urban music were further recognized in 1998, when Odi became the first jungle DJ to ever be accepted into the prestigious ZULU Nation, forever demolishing the barrier between hip hop and drum n bass. After spending hours putting together only what Odi feels to be his favorite tracks at the moment, this Cymbalism Recordings artist gives it to us in his own words. Make sure to check him out in Kansas City at the party, Blueprint, on November 13th. Alliance(gener8) - Jive - This one is from the alliance crew outta Maimi and it’s a dancefloor killer! Female vocals lead up to a huge bline drop and hard hitting drums that support th

jonjon and nawna b charts

intro by Brent Crampton ~ photos courtesy of ~ Jon Jon and Nawna B make up the duo of Breakfast Klub Productions. Based out of Wichita, Kansas, these two are loving house music, and each other in marriage, until death do them part. How often does one come across a married couple that can come home at the end of the day and tag-team house records together? And considering that these two are the only ones in Wichita playing that boompty/chunky/funky kind of house music, these two deejays make quite the couple. As to overlook their individuality and just group them as a pair, I had them work together to share with the top ten records they are playing at the moment. In their own words, here is what they are playing and why. Kill Hannah – Kennedy – DC mixes - CMC - The vocals are killer, and the track just rocks the socks. We first heard it when Lance Desardi dropped it at Frisky. Marmelade feat. Karine – Lullabies – Alex Kid Club Mix – Missive - Great acid

ac november 2004 goa

intro by todd ~ photo by Hardrive ~  AC is definitely one of the most under-rated DJs by the MidWest Dance & Music scene, but outside of our land-locked area, you will find him playing to audiences cross-country, as well as crowds as far away as Germany, such as the recent Voov Festival. He is not just a DJ though, but also a musician, producer and owner of one of the very record labels in the Central MidWest, 666 Zip Code Town Records. Master of Goa and PsyTrance and most recently, Chillout at phlashback; with an accompanying new release Muladhara, here's a few Goa selections from AC this month, to help give you a better idea of the kind of things you will hear from his record bag. Phi "Plz Pass Me Beer & Acid" (Elf) A step back to the good old days of full-on beach stompin' acid. Hydrophonic "A Place Like This" (Yellow Sunshine Explosion) A searing stormer ignighting doofs all over the planet. This is the aural roller coaster from hell as bei

ac november 2004 chillout

intro by todd ~ photo by Hardrive ~ AC is definitely one of the most under-rated DJs by the MidWest Dance & Music scene, but outside of our land-locked area, you will find him playing to audiences cross-country, as well as crowds as far away as Germany, such as the recent Voov Festival. He is not just a DJ though, but also a musician, producer and owner of one of the very record labels in the Central MidWest, 666 Zip Code Town Records. Having received his newest chillout release, Muladhara, I was really anxious to have this DJ play at my event, phlashback. I knew that people enjoy it every bit as much as I did. Bringing a live Sitar player with him for accompaniment, I was absolutely right and heard many praises for his set, and a lot of people asking exactly what they had heard. So, here's a few chillout selections from AC this month, to help give you a better idea of the kind of things you will hear from his record bag. MIDIval PunditZ "Forest Dreams" (Six Degre


an interview by phelyne ~ photos by todd ~ One of Kansas City's most talented, yet humble djs, Nick Steady was a DJ I had heard of for a few years but never really got to know until recently. Being a huge ragga fan myself, I was thoroughly impressed to hear him throw down a ragga style set when he was booked at the Cup and Saucer for Wednesday's Perk a month or so back. So, I took the liberty to pull him aside, and talk with him for a bit. I wanted to know more about his views on the world of music. Here are some of the great things he had to say. Nick, when were you introduced into the scene and what peeked your interest about electronic music? I was first introduced to electronic music back in 94 or so. A friend of mine had some bootlegged videos from parties in England and they were mostly playing breakbeat hardcore, the stuff that was popular right before jungle came into being. I didn't accept it with open arms at first, but it did peak my interest and so I gave

faint blue note

by Michael Bradshaw  ~ photos by Andrew Nolte ~ At this point in the game you can still get away with not knowing who The Faint are. However, the window for that opportunity is closing fast. On the other hand, if you are aware of The Faint and you don’t like their music, whether you’re a techno head or an indie-rocker, there‘s simply no excuse not to like this band. When the opportunity arose to write a review for The Faint’s show at the Blue Note Tuesday night, I jumped all over it. I was taught in my journalism classes to be weary of stories where bias might skew my objectivity. After the first paragraph of this review I hope it’s clear that I am a die-hard Faint fan so this is going to be skewed as hell. That being said, I will admit that I have walked away from shows by DJ’s and bands who I love, wishing I had spent the night doing something else. I know the difference between a good and bad performance and have no trouble giving a bad review to musicians I respect. Fortuna

sound effects

by bPositive ~ Imagine it’s the weekend and you’re out at your favorite club. It’s got a hip, mod decor, the latest lights and a huge, boomin’ sound system that is tuned to the “nth” degree. The DJ is dishing out some tasty platters of your favorite tracks. Yet, there are, at most, 15 people on the dance floor and as the night goes on, those numbers gradually dwindle. This scene has been played out in Kansas City quite regularly in the past six months. What’s behind this recent epidemic of half-empty dance floors? There’s probably not just one cause. For one thing, the club scene, in Kansas City at least, had such success in 2003 and early 2004 that clubs now have a lot more competition. There is not much that can be done about that. But, there also seems to be a surprisingly simple, and addressable, reason that might explain some of this lack luster dance floor action: sound levels have simply become so loud it is chasing people off the dance floor! It’s no coincidence that severa

election 2004

story and photo by todd ~ "These are the times that try men's souls" - Thomas Paine. I have given a lot of thought to the most recent presidential election that is to be held in the next few days. In fact, I have always given a lot of careful thought to each and every election that I have been able to participate in. I have always tried to participate in this one last vestige of democracy. It is really too bad that only a very narrow percentage of our population will be joining me this election day as I head out to go and excercises this right, guaranteed to all citizens of this country, by the 15th 19th & 26th Amendments to the Constitution. We are not talking about a privelege reserved for the upper class of this country. It is not a privelege that is reserved only for the business leaders in this country. It is right that each and every one of has. There are multitude of things that keep people from voting. I will not sit here and go over every one of t

don't consume create

by Brent Crampton ~ photos courtesy of Chicago Groove ~ By creating, instead of consuming, Chicago Groove is pushing house music to new boundaries. Cofounders of the site, David O’Malley, aka david.o, and Ramiro Solis, first conceived the idea for the web site while drinking tequila and expressing their desire to altruistically spread Chicago house music. “Chicago is everything to me, from the best food, the skyline, the change of weather, to the unbelievable amount of music here,” says david.o. “There is 3 events worth going to every night.” From the cocktail napkin that they brainstormed on that night birthed the concept of Chicago Groove. Looking for mixes from Rick Garcia, Janel Roland, or Alexander East? Chicago Groove’s got that, plus much more. From the hundreds of Real Player mix sets to check out, picture gallery of all the hottest clubs in Chicago, and the events list - Chicago Groove is a house-heads connection point to the underground house scene in Chicago. The web

vault of heaven

Burning Man 2004 ~ by Ron Hauser & Zay Thompson ~ illustration by Rod Garrett ~ photos by Ron Hauser The Burning Man festival is a week-long art and culture celebration that takes place in the desert of Northwestern Nevada. This year, over 20 people from the local area journeyed out there and played together on the dry lake bed (The Playa). Upon their return, these Midwesterners blew off steam at HullabalU, an "afterburn" party, held outside of Lawrence, KS on October 9th. At HullabalU, the burners tried to bring some of the Playa life back home, reconnect, and share memories. This article continues that effort by attempting to portray Burning Man experiences and culture. Most non-burner events follow the format of a crew or company presenting entertainment to an audience. This arrangement has resulted in great events for years. However, burners experiment with community by taking a different approach. There is no crew or company responsible for booking talent. The

november 2004 editor note

Well, we have survived yet another Halloween and there's tons of photos to prove it. The cover photo this month is from a contribution made to the gallery by Ron Hauser of the Midwest Burners, be sure to check out the related story, Vault of Heaven. I think the photo is just completely hilarious, if you understand the painting this particular piece of art at Burning Man was based on. I had no idea that God wore a Sombrero! Lest I forget, the photo just to the right here is of me and a friend of mine, Kristin, who was also one of the Security folks at my recent party, phlashback. This photo was taken by the headliner, DJ Hardrive. Thanks for the help Kristin and thanks for a great set Hardrive! And yes, there's an evil monkey in my closet, but he wasn't always that way. I did want to take a moment here to send out my thanks to each and every single person that made phlashback possible! There is simply no way that we could have pulled it off without you. You will not b

november 2004 issue

november 2004 editor note vault of heaven don't consume create election 2004 sound effects faint blue note steady ac november 2004 chillout ac november 2004 goa jonjon and nawna b charts odi charts sydeburnz charts on decks november 2004 event photos nov.04