the memories

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memories of the times, how we felt, things we did, people we knew, friends we made..

Sex Shop thread on the RIP DJ Edwin group

Sex Shop thread on the RIP DJ Edwin group

late on the evening of 21st March 2014, there was a thread about the Sex Shop nights held in Brisbane in the early 1990s — it must have been around 1992/3 when the Sex Shop was open. the club only ran for a few months — six months maximum. memories were shared about this club and others around the same time.

pdf file of the thread - saved 22/03/2014

access date: 
Sat, 2014-03-22

spraci poem - 2003

this is a poem posted by Trance_Wizard in August 2003. by this time the Brisbane Message Boards of SPRACI were not used as often by regular Brisbane dance party people - only a small group of semi-regular posters remained.

pdf version of thread attached


Spraci Mah!

There once was a board system called spraci
Where everyone came talky all tacky
Crakar, Masta, Freq, AndyTea
Kam, Scute and even Me
Posted for lunch, dinner and Morning Tea.
A lot of lurkers

access date: 
Fri, 2011-12-09

who from "wayback" is producing music

a 2003 thread where a Brisbane SPRACI member asks who from "wayback" is producing music. DJ Angus and Jamie K reply - Angus receives some feedback on whether people think his old tapes would be of interest to others (yes) and he calls his friend DJ Damage, "Brisbane's best technical dj" which is high praise indeed (and true).

access date: 
Fri, 2011-12-09

Turntables of Doom

Turntables of Doom

access date: 
Tue, 2011-04-19

death of the rave scene in Australia

"Everyone's talking about the death of the rave scene and warehouse parties and the like, but the point people seem to be missing is that warehouse parties never really existed in Australia in the first place. The rave scene, ripped from overseas, was never really a true rave scene in the original meaning of the term" - DJ Angus, 1994.

from 3D World, Issue 204 Aug 1994

via "Australian Dance Culture" by Michael Park & Gareth Northwood (1996)

access date: 
Thu, 2010-03-18

Brisbane Dance Parties Archive Online Book

Brisbane Dance Parties Archive Online Book

the project aims to help document the Brisbane dance parties, hip hop and sound art communities from 1987-2001. I chose this period because it is when I lived in Brisbane and went to many (many) of these events. I relocated to Sydney for work then overseas, then back to Sydney, so I'll probably include some things up to 2004 also (prior to moving o/s). I hope there will one day be a printed & online book - possibly a pdf/ipad book/zine too - until then, this site (& my email) is used to collate information.

Argon One - memories of andytea (spraci)

via SPRACI :


Posted by andyetea on Tuesday, 24th December 2002 2:44 AM

Hey, anyone remember the morning of "ARGON ONE?"

A micro story: Winged Keys had to be 'eaten' - security warnings at the door, huge crowd for a WAREHOUSE RAVE, I think it was one of Brisbane's first. Talking 'head' at the enterence and full body check, spun people that 'type' of security did not exist in 1992, got in everytihng 'melded' on, lightless 'porta - loos' bad on Keys but also FUNNY, danced walked around....??????? ummmm.....went to friend's unit, had a glowing sand - witch, fell off chairs, took a taxi back o the morning of ARGON ONE again, past cemetery - ghosts rise out of graves.......and fake bodies hug taxi.........reached 'sanity' - only to hear 'mikes' being BANGED and CRUNCHED and screamed through..........danced some more..........and talked..........(at that time in 'RAVE HISTORY' persons felt 'it was like a SYDNEY RAVE.......had some easter eggs and chilled with SATAN........

spraci posts

a few spraci posts I found on my old hard drive. I didn't save the urls though - so will look for these ..
they seem to be from 1999

+ some html bookmarks from 1999 (& previous years)

Stratus - memories

I went to Stratus from 1987-1989 though I'm not sure of the exact opening / closing dates. we possibly even went towards the end of 1986 though I can't recall for sure. we were in grade 12 in 1987 and one of my friends had a car so we would go there Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday nights. sometimes even Thursdays. Tuesdays we'd generally catch the train in to go to Terminus in the Valley (it was opposite the train station on Brunswick St back then). looking back now the music was quite commercial as many of the songs were also in the Australian charts in the late '80s and didn't have the dark, bassy, acid sounds that I was to hear at parties later, but it was part of my progression through the clubs and music.

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