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name: HYPERSPEED - MAXIMUM VELOCITY
date: Saturday 15th May, 2004 (10pm-7am)
venue: BRAND NEW WAREHOUSE VENUES
Sydney Showground - Sydney Olympic Park

 

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Hyperspeed > Brand New Venue > The Sydney Showground
The hardest part of making a successful event even better is to take it to the next level. To take a forward step into brave new territory, and to set a new standard of excellence whilst making sure that the most important aspect of each event, the atmosphere, grows with the event. We've done this before, each time taking Hyperspeed to another level, and each time totally eclipsing the previous event. Our first big move was taking Hyperspeed from an underground event to the EG Whitlam Centre for Gold Series, which proved to be a massive success. The next step was to the Atrium, and after taking this step the crowd doubled to 4,000 strong - making it the most successful and popular Hyperspeed to date. After months of planning, thinking and meetings, we've decided to take Hyperspeed to the what we call the theatre of dreams - the Sydney Showground. A theatre of dreams in the sense that Hyperspeed is your show, a performance of the most talented acts, the most brilliant lights, the most astounding lasers and the most diverse people all held in a venue where there are no limitations, a place where the size and sheer scale of the venues allow dreams to come true, nights to be enjoyed and memories to be made forever. This is why Hyperspeed is here. This is truly where we can reach maximum velocity.



Production by BLM
Time and time again, another dance party flier comes out with the BLM logo, complimented by text along the lines of "undisputed dance party masters". Why is this? The answer is simple. BLM are the best of the best. Anybody can show up to a venue with some lights and speakers, but it's the creativity, imagination, effort and years of experience that set BLM apart from the rest, and why Hyperspeed would not have anybody else at the helm. From a production perspective, the Sydney Showground is one of the most challenging venues to equip because of its many arenas, requiring many individual and unique lighting rigs and sound systems. It doesn't appear difficult because Brian, Ian, Jason and the team behind BLM make it look easy, but even more importantly they make it look and sound good.

The solid foundantion for any event is a booming sound system, and BLM will be installing the infamous Turbosound system that will deliver slammin' basslines and pristine clear top end right through all four corners of the main arena. The second, third and fourth arenas will have the legendary Cerwin Vega Prostax series sound, and putting it bluntly - to say they "pack a punch" is quite an understatement. Visually, the team from BLM will be installing well over 100 heads of intelligent lighting, combined with countless effects lights, strobes, crowd blinders and mirror balls of various shapes and sizes. Housed in massive lighting rigs that will cover every dancefloor in the venue, the intelligent lighting show will be expertly operated to provide maximum effect to enhance your Hyperspeed experience. You know that when BLM is in charge, you're in for a massive show - so buckle up, because you're in for the ride of your life.



Lasers by ORACLE
Over the years, many events have laid claim that they had the largest, or finest, or most complex laser shows that you've ever seen. What's the one common factor that they all have? Their lasers have been provided by Oracle! From The biggest events in Australian history to movies like "One Perfect Day", Orcales lasers set the standard when it comes to brilliance not only in laser quality but also in operation of the units. Boasting an arsenal of lasers that would make Star Trek green with envy, Oracle's huge array of equipment enables them to provide not only high quality but also completely unique laser shows every time, which is why they've serviced EVERY major event that you could possibly think of. At Hyperspeed, Oracle will be bringing down their pride and joy: the water cooled Septor full colour laser system. Able to produce a stunning 16.7 million colours (including white) Oracle will be turning the main arena into a virtual rainbow of intense colours. Also in service will be high powered blue/green argon lasers and of course the popular YAG cannons, all backed up by precision mounted mirror effects, beam splitters, fragmentation and dispersion effects that send countless laser beams flying around the venue as the beat of your favourite tune kicks in! All in all you better bring your sunglasses, because Oracle's best are coming out to play!


Pulsedriver > Aqualoop Recordings > Germany
I dominate you. Neither his Dj or tune names are for show, quite simply they are warnings. When he steps up to the turntables, you know that you are in for a dominating hard trance session that will keep your pulse driving on the dance floor non stop for the duration of his performance. Hyperspeed is proud to present one of the biggest institutions in the German trance circuit, Pulsedriver, in his long awaited Australian debut. One of the acts largely responsible for the new wave of trance making its way out of small clubs to the masses, in 1997 his anthem "I'm Rushing" was one of the first anthems that shook the foundations world-wide of clubs struggling for musical direction by storm. Next was the dark and dirty trance anthem "I Dominate U", A massive favourite at the original Voodoo & Plastic nights. The biggest and best was yet to come, with Kiss The Sound & Something For Your Mind becoming huge chart hits, and also the very first release on an unknown label called Tracid Traxx, which has gone on to lead the hard trance movement. Owner of the famous Aqualooop Recordings, Pulsedrivers hard and bangin' style of trance keeps him one of the most popular and in demand Dj/Producers in Europe. Finally he will be here at Hyperspeed to do what he's been long overdue to do: dominate the dancefloor.

Warp Brothers > Groove Trax > Germany
One of the most toured trance acts in the world, The legendary Warp Brothers are back in town to rip it up at Hyperspeed. What more can be said about the act that produced the massive tunes "Blast the Speakers" and "We Will Survive"? Plenty. As record label owners of Groove Trax, the Warp Brothers have brought club land some of it's favourite tunes over the past few years like Norman Bass' "How you Like The Bass" and Perfect Phase's "Slammer Jammer". As remixers, they've worked on the who's who of tunes, from the massive tunes by Balloon "Technorocker" and "Monstersound", Fragma's "You are Alive", Ultra-Sonic's rave anthem "Annihilating Rhythm" and many more. As Dj's, they've headlined some of the biggest events in the world. From 20,000 people festivals in the UK to Ministry of Sounds African world tour, from the holding down residencies in New York and Las Vegas' biggest clubs to headlining an infamous full-moon party in Penang, Malaysia the Warp Brothers have not only done it all, but they keep doing it as one of the best in their game. You can reach the top by chance of luck, but to stay at the top you need to be the best of the best. Enter the Warp Brothers. What better act could there be to take Hyperspeed into Maximum Velocity? Enjoy your trip.

Kevin Energy > Nu Energy > United Kingdom
Every scene has it's godfather, and to Freeform Kevin Energy is the not only the godfather but is still the leader of the Freeform movement. Since it's original inception as an alternative to Hardcore, Freeform's fast and relentless trancey beats have gone on to become a phenomenon in itself. No longer the little brother of hardcore, Freeform has built itself into one of the most popular hard-edged sounds in the UK, and Kevin is the man behind it all. Dj'ing since the age of 15, it didn't take Kevin long to have his first release in 1996. Since then, he's gone on to found and manage the Nu Energy Collective, home of the biggest and best freeform acts in the world (such as Sharkey, Marc Smith, Dj Fury, Eclipse, Druid and of course Kevin himself). Not content with just the one genre, Kevin's diversity as a producer see's him also highly popular in many other scenes, most notably in the hard dance scene. Through his labels Dynamix and Synthetix, Kevin has been proving that he's master of more than one domain with his hard, upfront "in your face" style of hard dance. One of the most popular international performers in Sydney, we're proud to welcome the little master back for his second Hyperspeed onslaught.

Mark Ashley > Nu Energy > United Kingdom
The leading new talent in the Freeform scene, Mark Ashley is not just a name to look out for in future but a name to recognise now as one of the Best new freeform acts there is. Starting off at the age of 15 in a Goa-Trance band named the Sunkings in 1998, Mark and Kevin Energy had their first collaboration together, the trance hit "Levitation". Between 1999 & 2001 Mark was constantly spinning for small underground nights and the pirate radio station "Outcast FM" playing hard trance, old skool and freeform. This was where Mark had his first experimentation with producing Freeform. The track, "Rebel Rhythms" was snapped by Nu Energy records and became a massive success in the world-wide Freeform scene, hammered out by all the top Dj's. The success was followed up by "Speed of Light" and a collaboration with K Complex called "Frenetic and Desire". Mark Ashley's DJ career mirrored the success of his productions, being booked for the biggest rave in the UK, Slammin Vinyl, as well as Nu Energy Collective parties and also collaborating on the incredibly successful Nu Energy Live PA. If his productions are anything to go by, Mark is well on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in the genre.


OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE NOW AND ON THE NIGHT
HYPERSPEED SHOWBAG ONLY $40 - worth over $60
We have produced the official Hyperspeed showbag, which will be sold prior to and after the event from One Stop in Darlinghurst and through www.overdrive.com.au, and also on the night. The pack is worth over $60 and contains -

SOUNDS OF MADNESS 11 mixed by Mark Ashley
HYPERSPEED KEYRING
VIP LANYARD
TEMPORARY TATTOOS
GLOWSTICK
HYPERSPEED MOUSE MAT
STICKERS
AND SPONSOR PRODUCTS



As Hyperspeed Maximum Velocity is a massive all night party, we have produced a large range of Official Merchandise. You will be able to purchase your own piece of memorabilia prior to the night and after the event from Overdrive.com.au and raverswarehouse.com.au plus on the night at the Merchandising stalls. The products include T-Shirts, Temporary Tattoos, DJ Slipmats (in pairs), PVC Keyrings, Baseball Caps and lots more. Grab a piece of Hyperspeed history!!!

MAIN ARENA - MAXIMUM VELOCITY
The main stage is designed to be the epicentre of the event, and with Hyperspeed now reaching Maximum Velocity you can be assured that is exactly what you'll get. Within the realms of one of Australia's finest party arenas you'll find the world's leading hard dance and hardcore performers, supported by the absolute cream of Australia's DJ talent. You can expect an audio/visual assault of the highest caliber as we take the Sydney Showground into Overdrive.

SECOND ARENA - NEW RECRUITS
Not only do we have the country's best performers, but also an equally impressive array of DJs and MCs that are laying the foundations as the next breed of the nationís finest. This next generation of hard dance DJs will be battling it out in true back-to-back format, going that one step further to show you what all the hype is about. Headlined by the brightest new talent in the UK Freeform scene, Mark Ashley, the new recruits arena is where you'll find tomorrow's superstars today.

THIRD ARENA - BACK AGAIN OLDSKOOL
For the first time at a Hyperspeed event we're hitting reverse thrusters and taking an epic journey through the 15 years of madness that have been Rave. We'll be covering the warehouse tekno of '92, Italian anthems, old skool breakbeat, the euphoric hardcore of the mid 90's and everything in between. We are especially happy to welcome back BiZerk legends BUDDS'N'STOO (Freelove, Brave New World) to navigate a very special "once only" 2-hour old skool journey.

FOURTH ARENA - ELROY'S PLAYHOUSE
For almost 10 years DJ Elroy has been one of the most eclectic and versatile DJs in Australia, performing anywhere and everywhere a DJ possibly could, and always having the right tunes to rock the night. Now at Hyperspeed we give this vinyl junkie a massive 5-hour set, housed in his very own room! You can sit around and nod your head or get up and jump around to some of the most out there tunes from around the world, mixed up in the manner that master Elroy is renowned for.


doubledose - Hard Trance & Hardcore on RAWFM
Tune in to the Double Dose radio show on the Raw FM network to win stacks of official Hyperspeed gear, plus get the chance to hear our International guests rip it up the night before Hyperspeed. Double Dose runs every Friday night from 8pm and is hosted by
DJ Fenix and DJ Preacher. For requests and competition entries email doubledose@overdrive.com.au

DOORS OPEN 10PM - 7AM
Hyperspeed is a 15+ event. Alcohol will be available on the night. ID will be required to enter the licensed areas. The management and promoter team reserves the right to refuse entry. Leave your attitude at home.

 

djs:

WARP BROTHERS - PULSEDRIVER - KEVIN ENERGY - MARK ASHLEY
JUMPING JACK - FENIX - BEXTA - PEE WEE - NIK FISH - YOSHI
AMBER SAVAGE - PAUL HOLDEN - MARCOS - BUDDS'N'STOO - ANTIX
ARCHIE - CRISIS - SHADE - CHESTER - DUBS - PANIK - HAZE - CRYSTAL
HUSH - STATIK - REFRESH - TASK - MIDIAN - CTRIX - SUSAN ZANJEL
MIXXY - EXILE - OKY - DLX - THE LOST BOYS - DRIVEN - SPEEDRACER
MC LOSTY - MC HERBALIST

 

Tickets:

Buy Tickets HereTICKETS $60 inc gst plus booking fee
EARLY BIRD TICKETS $50 + b.f. each ticket includes a free lanyard.

 

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