Saturday 24th April, 2004 | 10pm-8am
Superdome - Homebush
Phophet (Old skool set)
||The Phophet (UK)
MC sharkey (UK)
Main Room 10pm - 8am
PEE WEE (SUBLIME)
NIK FISH (VENOM MUSIC)
WEAVER (RAVERBABY RECORDS)
MC LOSTY (BIG DAY OUT)
LAB 4 (UK) EXCLUSIVE 90 MINUTE LIVE SET
Over the past ten years, LAB4 have been taking center stage (and the roof off!!)
wherever they go. Playing alongside many of the world's greatest dance legends
(the likes of Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Skunk Anansie, Seal, Kosheen
and Underworld), Lab4 continue to crank out well-known hard techno tunes, that
hits hard as hell and moves a crowd to dance.
The legendary duo have played all over the world, in Holland, Germany, Japan,
Sweden, Finland, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. When Lab 4 plays,
dance party people from around the world scream!
The end of 2003 saw LAB4 take a number of awards - including Best Live Act in
the world across all genres of Dance Music, Best Underground Live Act in the UK,
and 4th most popular band across all styles of music including Rock and Pop in
Japan. 2004 is already fully booked for this dynamic duo and we are lucky to
have secured them exclusively for our Utopia 9th birthday celebration! Get ready
to go hard! www.lab4.com
THE PROPHET (NEL) SCANTRAXX
The Amsterdam-born Dov Elkabas recently took an exciting, new step in his career
when he founded his own label called Scantraxx, which has already grown into one
of the most cutting edge labels within the Hardstyle scene. Instrumental within
the Hard scene, The Prophet is one of the original members of the legendary
Considered a true pioneer of Hardstyle, The Prophet was one of the first DJs to
play Hardstyle records at a HouseQlassics event in Utrecht back in 1999. At this
stage, Hardstyle had not even been picked up by the general public. Early 2003
The Prophet stood in the spotlights when he performed at the Amsterdam Pepsi
Stage. Earlier that year he had mixed at events including Mystery Land, Defqon 1
and Qlimax. As a result of his performance at Qlimax, he was asked to produce
the mix-CD called 'Qlimax' and the theme song 'Follow the Leader'.
The Prophet plays and produces music to make people dance!! So be prepared to
raise the roof when he performs some of his new banging trance beats in the main
arena - an unbelievable performance you are never going to forget
MALLORCA LEE & DAVID FORBES (UK) ULTRA SONIC/PUBLIC DOMAIN / REDMONKEY
If you have been lucky to witness the sounds of Ultra-sonic Vs Public Domain at
Utopia, April 2003, then you will understand why they are considered to be the
World’s Number 1 hardcore act. Featuring the awesome mc’ing of Mallorca Lee and
mixing by David Forbes and true rave anthems such as Obsession, Anniylating
Rhythm, Check your Head and 1-2-3-4, the sheer energy of the tunes, and the
mayhem created by Mallorca’s stage antics need to be seen to be believed.
Powerhouse Productions are proud to welcome back, on stage, the World’s biggest
and Wildest Hardcore group. Tearing through all their classic tunes, Ultra-sonic
will rip the roof off the Utopia main arena. - Do you love your hardcore!
Check out their latest mixed compilation called “Peakin Internationals” or be at
the main stage during their performance and try to catch one of the free
Main Ballroom 10pm - 8am
HARDCORE - GABBER - FREEFORM
SPELLBOUND (JUICY RED APPLE)
MARCOS (HAPPY VALLEY)
TEAM ROCKET (MUZIKAL KLOUDZ)
BILLY 'DANIEL' BUNTER (UK)
TASTY & HONEY POT
Daniel has done it all!…Whether it be his previous exploits with wicked Old
School & Hardcore, with his groundbreaking efforts with Trancecore, to his
current flavours of positive and uplifting Hard House / NRG & Hard Trance - this
guy has definitely managed to make a huge name for himself.
One of the most prolific Hard Dance producers in the UK today and the brains
behind one of the most influential Hard Dance labels in the world, Honey Pot
Recordings, Daniel is renowned as an innovator, always pushing the boundaries of
dance music. If you visit any underground dance floor or read any music press
you will hear or read why.
He’s produced shed loads of releases for many labels including his own labels
Honey Pot, UK Hard, Tasty & GBT plus releases on Recharge, Tidy Trax, Stimulant,
Rock Hard, Chunk, Toast & Hard Trax to name a few. This has lead to Daniel
working with other world-class artists like Jon Doe, Andy Farley, Lisa Pin Up,
Lee James, Roosta & Dynamic Intervention. His latest tracks are being snapped up
consistently for various worldwide compilations such as The Nukleuz Hard House
Anthems Series, Hard House Nation, React 21st Century Hard House, The Tidy Trax
series and the new Tasty Albums.
With his massive profile and ability behind the decks, if Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter
can’t make you move, no one can!
SHARKEY (UK) DJ/MC SET
Sharkey - a name that is and has been synonymous with the Hardcore / Hard Dance
scene for over a decade. Sharkey has slowly worked his way to fame by standing
out loud + proud and putting faith in the courage to be different. Starting and
fronting the Freeform Movement, Sharkz is the creative force behind many of the
rising stars of today. Sharkey's dedication to music has made him a firm
favorite with everybody. Whether on the decks, the mic, recording in the studio
or performing a live show, Sharkey puts in 110% every time and it shows. As an
M.C, Sharkey never forgets the music on show, and the party vibe. Adapting to
each genre is important in this work as many clubs have many different needs for
his unique syncopated microphone skills.
Currently Sharkey is working on a new breed of HARD Hardcore that's taking the
souls of the ravers at events across the globe! If you want to give yours to the
master then now is the time my friends. Back to Oz by dope demand and guaranteed
to rock your world, welcome to the wacky world of Sharkey. Come and witness the
most upfront and thought about Hardcore in the scene today put forward by the
master as only he knows how at Utopia 9th birthday.
THE PROPHET (NEL)
EXCLUSIVE OLD SkOOL HARDCORE SET
Well we couldn’t have him come all the way from Holland just to play one set! We
have managed to convince his management to let him play a one off Old Skool
Hardcore set to be performed exclusive in Sydney!
The founder of the legendary Dreamteam from Amsterdam and having pioneered many
of the world’s most well-known and loved Hardcore tracks, The Prophet’s ability
to experiment with diverse musical styles and his first hand experience of the
rave scene, have all served to develop his impressive talent for which he become
known as one of the world’s greatest hardcore DJs.
So if you remember the legendary Dreamteam, you are really going to enjoy this!!
Grand Foyer 9pm - 8am
BREAKS : DRUM AND BASS : HIP HOP
pH (BPM RECORDS)
RITUAL (ROLLERS MUSIC)
NEO TENG (BALANCE)
ABEL (HAPPY VALLEY)
LOSTY & ELROY (AUS)
LAND OF THE LOST
Losty & Elroy are the best MC, DJ/Producer combination to hit Sydney. The pair
have a unique musical chemistry fueled by there friendship and desire to perform
and make great music. They are also Sydney's most diverse MC/DJ act performing
everything from hip hop and breaks to drum and bass. The pair have just signed a
world wide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and have completed Losty's
"land of the lost" EP with EP number 2 in production already.
Losty is a 7 times running "Good bar battle" MC champ, and winner of the 2001
nova MC battle and Elroy has done remixing for everyone from channel 10 (scoring
a number 1 aria remix with sunshine day) to Jazz musician Paul Graboski and
world renowned trumpet player Branford Marcarlis along with a host of other
remixs. Elroy also has two mix CDs coming out, one for Warner music with DJ Phil
Ransom from Melbourne and the Sublime beat fix CD.
Sports Hall 9pm - 8am
TRANCE : HARDHOUSE : BANGIN'
ANDREW JAMES (REVOLUTION)
AMBER SAVAGE (PROGRESS)
FLIPSIDE (TWO TRIBES)
PHASE ONE (GODSPEED)
TOM E (FANTASIA)
MC OBI (UTOPIA)
Australia's best kept secret, Freestyle is the headline DJ at many major
underground raves, parties and clubs around Perth (Western Australia) &
Australia. Freestyles has played alongside numerous high calibre DJ's, such as
Mario Piu, Scott Bond, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage, Andy Farley,
Captain Tinrib, Paul Glazby, Billy 'Daniel' Bunter, and Jon Doe & DJ Roosta.
He is regarded as the number one Hard Dance DJ in the state, taking out the
title for best Hard House / Hard Dance DJ at the 2001 Teknoscape Dance Music
Awards and recently at the 2003 Teknoscape Dance Music Awards.
Impressive performances have lead Freestyles to become one of the most rapidly
rising stars in Australia! His sets are always on the hard and uplifting edge of
the dance music spectrum, typically littered with hands in the air euphoric
moments of uplifting purity, dropping in raw, driving sounds that contrast
perfectly to provide the most intense dance floor ride for his audience.
He never fails to impress with his outstanding ability behind the turntables.
$66 + BF
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