Saturday 24th February, 2007
Strap yourself in and prepare for a rocket ride as
we launch Manic into the stratosphere this February. A brand new night from
party leaders Powerhouse Productions - the trusted name behind the Utopia,
Godspeed and Prophecy parties - Manic aims to rip the roof off the Acer Arena
with the latest and greatest masters of hard dance.
Leading the explosive charge will be the invincible Raver Baby Crew from the UK.
Responsible for razing some of the biggest parties in the northern hemisphere,
the dream team of Hixxy, Styles, Breeze, Re-Con and MC Storm will bring the
noise with separate sets and a combined finale.
They’ll be joined on the night by global heavyweights Slipmatt, DJ Tom, UFO and
Joey Riot who’ll ensure there’s enough dancefloor artillery to
blow the speakers.
Raver Baby Crew (UK)
In addition to their individual sets at Manic, the Raver Baby dream team -
Hixxy, Breeze, Styles, Recon, and MC Storm - will storm the stage for a massive
3 hour set you’ll never forget. Together, this all-star line-up is the driving
force behind the infamous genre-defining HTID raves in the UK. Four DJs plus one
MC tearing it up out front all equal one mind-blowing experience you can’t
afford to miss!
Raver Baby mastermind Ian ‘Hixxy’ Hicks is also the mad scientist behind
Bonkers, the biggest selling hardcore compilation series ever, now in its
eleventh year. After running the influential Essential Platinum label in the
‘90s, he now commandeers the massive Raver Baby imprint. Armed with a crate full
of new material and Raver Baby exclusives, don’t miss your chance to see this
living legend in action.
Mark Breeze (UK)
Breeze has made serious waves in the hard dance fraternity on the back of tracks
like ‘Jump a Little Higher’, ‘Let’s Fly’ and the top 40 track ‘DJ Nation’. With
20 years in the game, his tunes have earnt him pride of place on top-selling
compilations like ‘Bonkers’, ‘Original Hardcore’ and most recently the
three-disc monster ‘Clubland Xtreme Hardcore3’.
Re-Con has been carving it up lately with his patented fusion of propulsive,
dark yet uplifting hardcore. Known as Mike Di Scala on his passport, he’s been
in remix overdrive of late adding his talented touch to the likes of Styles &
Breeze, Bimbo Jones and United in Dance. With a bag full of new tunes he can’t
wait to christen, you can count on Re-Con to bring the goods.
Darren Styles (UK)
With his vast musical knowledge and experimental ability, Darren Styles has
become one of the world’s greatest happy hardcore DJs. As part of Force &
Styles, he tasted UK Top 40 success with tracks like ‘Pretty Green Eyes’ and the
oft-remixed hit, ‘Heart of Gold’. These days, Styles delivers powerful hard
trance, delivered most recently on his self-titled Raver Baby EP featuring cuts
like ‘Save Me’ and ‘Skydivin’.
MC Storm (UK)
With more than ten years on the mic and appearances at Slammin’ Vinyl, HTID and
Hardcore Heaven, Storm truly is a master of ceremony. He’s the MC of choice for
fellow Manic DJs, Hixxy, Breeze and Styles, providing turbo-charged rhymes to
their respective sounds. Storm was voted number one MC by the ravers at the 2003
Hardcore Heaven Awards party and the UK’s number one MC two years running.
An impeccable DJ, flawless producer and master remixer, Matthew Nelson is
revered as the ‘Godfather of Hardcore’, with a magnitude that’s impossible to
measure. Having just finished his monstrous ‘Hardcore 2007’ album with Billy
Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt is ready to demolish the dancefloor. You’ve been warned!
DJ UFO (UK)
Jason Holloway has been mixing it up for almost 20 years. In that time, he’s
established himself as a world-beater in both production and the live arena. His
tracks have graced esteemed imprints like Raver Baby, Jelly Baby and his own,
Ufology Records, which he started in 2006. With ballistic bangers like ‘Heaven
in My Heart’, ‘Tears ‘06’ and ‘Waiting’, UFO is guaranteed to send you hurtling
on an interstellar trip.
Joey Riot (UK)
Immersed in dance music since his early teens, Joey Riot has beats in his blood.
Kicking off as an MC in the scene, his love affair with hardcore quickly evolved
to being behind the decks as well as in front of them. This year he’s cemented
his stratospheric status with a barrage of huge tunes including ‘Into Tomorrow’,
‘Time of My Life’ and the Joey Riot EP.
DJ Tom (DE)
At the forefront of the new breed of German tech-trance/tech-house trailblazers,
DJ Tom is one of his country’s brightest stars. As the brains behind the Beatz
Only label, Tom aka Thomas Franke is a force to be reckoned with when it comes
to decimating the dancefloor. Riding high with hits like ‘Take Me Baby’, ‘Da Da
Da’ and ‘Alianz Aus Strom’, he’s also unleashed the stormin’ new mix compilation
Pee Wee / Nik Fish / Impact (UK) / Fenix / Weaver / Suae / Matrix / Amber Savage
/ Yoshi / Spellbound / Team Rocket / Ill Fx / Nexus Project / Losty / Ctrix /
Refresh / Midian / Dave PSI / Destiny / QT / Marcos / Cram / Lee / Haze / Duckie
/ Patrik Carerra / Shadower / Raziel / Terrorist / Nitrouz / Tantric / S Dee /
• Over 40 performers - both local and international acts from across the globe.
• Full service alcohol bars for 18+ crowd.
• Huge parking station allowing cheap on-site parking.
• Polite but tight security patrols for your safety.
• On-site medical staff and first aid supplied by St.Johns Ambulance.
• Various market stalls from across Australia.
• Massive Amusement Areas with Free Rides all night.
• Magnificent décor displays throughout the venue and on stage.
• Chillout area.
• Secure onsite Cloak Room.
ACER ARENA (ex-Superdome)
Without doubt, the Acer Arena (formerly the Sydney Superdome) is one of the best
venues in Australia for stadium-style dance party production.
Located in the true heart of Sydney, it’s easy to get to by train and packs
plenty of parking if you’re driving. With its ample facilities and Olympic venue
size proportions, the Main Arena allows us plenty of scope to transform the
space into a dance event second to none with plenty of room for everyone and an
electrifying atmosphere to boot.
Powerhouse Productions know its one thing to have some of the world’s best DJs
at our events, but it’s another to have a mother of a sound system to do them
justice. Our production partners, BLM Production Services, have produced many of
the most spectacular dance events and music festivals throughout Australasia
over the last 13 years. As experts in their field, they’ll ensure the best sound
money can buy - not only will you hear the music, you’ll feel it throughout your
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $45 (Includes GST) + BF -
for a limited time Exclusively from www.powerhouseproductions.com.au These
will sell fast so get in early.
GROUP BOOKING SPECIAL - Buy 4 get 1 FREE!
This works out to be only $52 + BF a ticket! Available for a limited time
Exclusively from www.powerhouseproductions.com.au These will sell fast so
get in early.
REGULAR TICKETS - $65 (Incls GST) + BF
FINAL TICKETS - $75 (Incls GST) + BF - (From 15th February 2007 )
DOOR TICKETS - $100 (Incls GST & BF)
Ticketek Outlets Australia Wide: 132 849
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Leading Edge Music (Parramatta) 02 9893 8930
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Mall Music (Brookvale) 02 99056966
Castle Records (Castle Hill) 02 98997347
NV Entertainment (Liverpool) 02 9734 9144
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