the dance party people

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the djs, the dancers, the dance party people


Trans:Com T newsletters & label

The Transmission Communications / Trans:Com label published newsletters called "T" from 1994 to 2006 (& possibly longer - I only have them up to 2006). These newsletters are a great insight into the label and bands released on the label as well as commentary about the Brisbane community in general - different styles are mentioned from experimental, electronic, techno, industrial & more.


the wayback machine has archived pages from their current site url back to 2000*/

the label's previous site url, is archived from 1998 - 2003 on the wayback machine*/


info about the label from the trans:com site :

About Trans:Com

Murray Antill aka Stormboy - myspace bio

biography from

About murray antill
Mounting a successful comeback in the music game is something of an impossible mission, especially if you’ve turned your back on a sky-rocketing career to spend the best part of a decade hidden away in a rainforest in northern Australia. But Brisbane-based producer and live act Murray Antill has handled the return from the wilderness with ease, blowing a new generation of local clubbers away with his dark and dirty take on the progressive and tech house sound.

It all kicked off for Antill in the late 1990s, when he was best known in Brisbane clubland as seminal house/trance act Stormboy and half of psy-trance duo Alphanaut. As Stormboy Antill was the pre-eminent live act of the time, racking up supports for the likes of John Digweed, Richie Hawtin and Jeff Mills, having his track 'Voices' featured in the classic Australian TV series The Secret Life Of Us, and releasing two well-received EPs and a self-titled album – Brisbane street magazine Time Off lauded 1997's Stormboy as 'A cornerstone for Brisbane and Australian electronic music.'

Vision Four 5 - 2002 biography

Vision Four 5 - 03/10/2002 biography

this was provided as background info prior to the "Silver Stars" article

biography text from pdf biography :


VISION FOUR 5 - a live music experience at the edge of physical

VISION FOUR 5 - an interactive, multiple media dance music maelstrom.
This summer VISION FOUR 5 is reinvented and reinvigorated to electrify
major Raves, Dance Party venues and events. Utilising the latest in
digital video and audio technology, VISION FOUR 5 once again creates a
totally unique audio-visual environment.

VISION FOUR 5 "the live show" consists of Noel Burgess composing and
producing the music and Mike Crane designing and creating the visual
stimuli. VISION FOUR 5 utilises real time interactive interfaces to
control and manipulate the video and audio and truly push the limits of
today’s technology to provide a total sensory experience.

VISION FOUR 5 emerged in the early 90’s and evolved as a crucial

Chris Tisdell - audio interview for briz:b:e:a:t:s

Chris Tisdell - audio interview for briz:b:e:a:t:s

26/07/2002 file date - audio must have been earlier than this as it was done in brisbane but I moved to sydney in mid 2001. so I must have copied the file or edited it in 2002

- transcript to follow

band : Trojan Theatre

Trojan Theatre

Trojan Theatre is a composers collective that was formed in 1990 by five Music Technology students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Their collective compositional voice draws on many influences- Western Classical styles, South East Asian, African and a variety of electronic and 20th century art music styles.

Last Lineup of Trojan Theatre included:-

Ben Suthers
Noel Burgess
Greg Jenkins
Richard Wilding
Bruce Schneider

artist: Andy Arthurs

Andy Arthurs

- conservatorium of music lecturer
- check influences for Noel/Ben/Greg/Gavin/Rebecca
- and course name
- vision four 5's nye gig in sydney 1992 with prodigy. the guys stayed at his place. and there were often parties that he & andrew brown and the other con people were at (from what I remember)
- so check if he was a major influence for the bands

AMO interview - link seems dead

artist: Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

conservatorium of music lecturer - for course prior to bachelor of synology (find out the previous name)

- andy arthurs?? was he the other one? moved to sydney eg 1992 nye vision four 5 gig with prodigy
- check with Noel/Greg/Gavin/Ben/Rebecca

Peter Brown (promoter) - 1995 GRAND ORBIT photo by Michael Watt

Peter Brown (promoter)

photo of Peter Brown and Nikki Z at Grand Orbit (SOHO) 1995 by Michael Watt - in "REUNION RAVE BRISBANE : GRAND ORBIT" album

Featured in this photo Peter Brown and Nikki Z.

Brownie of course my partner in crime with alot of the parties and Nikki was the owner of the Alarm.

-- photo description by Michael Watt

DJ Jamie K

DJ Jamie K

- mentioned by DJ Dizzy in skype chat 13/09/2008
"I was nuts - music was nuts - and no one was ready for it - except jamie k"

- played at the Roxy (if I remember correctly)

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