DJ Sam Showing his stuff with the turn tables.
The rave turned out to be good (for me), saddly a lot of ppl complained that it wasn't really
good and all that, well that's because the people in Miri are not open to tribal, house and trance yet. They are still into
their typical lifestyle which is listening to crappy ah beng technos, which is crap and that is why you see they're crap too.
No offense, but we got to open to something new instead becoming a frog in the well(you know ??). however balcony will always
be better than Coyote Ugly, I'm so disappointed that it has become such a crappy place full of ah kuas(faggots) and not only
that the music has changed.
It wasn't as good as it used to be, back then the sexy dancers(such a memorable night LOL) and the house music. Now the
music is like an old granny who is trying to go for an audition for American Idol, you can try to imagine how bad it is.
Fariz doing the shuffle,too bad i didn't take whole picture
so that you can see fariz showing his moves.
The Melbourne Shuffle
Ah yes the melbourne shuffle, i think the Ozs started this erm... around year 2002 or somewhere earlier which it's uncertain.
There's no actual fact about it, such as who started it, how did it started ? but i know for sure it's started in Melbourne,
Australia.(D'uuh if not why is it called the melbourne shuffle). The Melbourne shuffle is not really a big thing yet, unlike
hip hop and break dance it has been around and it's the big thing. It was two or three years if i'm not wrong, Miri was influence
with break dance, no thanks to Too phat or should i say two pathetics. So there you see almost all those wannabes bringing
their boombox around town and trying to dance anywhere to show their shit to people, GIVE ME A BREAK!!! they're just embarrassing
As me myself, i'm learning it too, I shall say it takes a hell lot of stamina to shuffle(i'm not joking), the shuffle
make look easy to do, but it's hard for the 1st time, it took me quite something to learn the basic footwork. when i first
learn it I can't really work the hand moves while doing the footwork, It took me a while to learn that haha. these are
the few of the Good shufflers in Miri are Adeline, Sophia, Jessie, some dude and fariz too haha ;) these guys are
awesome, check them out when you're at balcony.
This year or this few months a few Mirians are begining to do the Melbourne after the rave, It's a good start, it's really
a cool dance(at least shufflers don't go around town to humiliate themselves :P) this friend of mine(R.....) who's trying
to do shuffle is really funny, he can't really get the footwork right yet soo he looks like a robot trying to learn ballet
hahahah. Keep it up Mirians! we shall make the melbourne shuffle a hit in town. ( and err some ppl who can't shuffle but who
try too hard, you're a robo ballet dancer too, pls learn it properly before doing it in a club cheers!)
Here's a little update on the article, as u read the first paragraph i wrote up there and here's a cool and good faq
about the Melbourne shuffle.
December 7 2002
By Farrah Tomazin, Patrick Donovan, Meg Mundell
Renae Smith was dancing at The Fridge nightclub in London several years ago when a girl approached her. "You must be from
Melbourne," she said.
"How do you know?" asked Smith, who grew up in Oak Park.
"It's a dead giveaway - you're doing the shuffle."
To the untrained eye it might look like a cross between the chicken dance and a foot-stomping robot. But to the young nightclubbers
who spend countless hours mastering it, the Melbourne shuffle is an art form, and recognised in international dance circles
as Melbourne's own.
"On the dance floor, Melburnians go crazy," says Sarah Mitchell, 27, of St Kilda. "They have this dance style called the
Melbourne shuffle and they just go off."
Alistair Weddell, 22, agrees. He discovered the shuffle at Hard Kandy, a Friday night dance event in the city, after a
calf injury brought him here from New Zealand for surgery two years ago. Weddell, who now lives in Melbourne, says the shuffle
is "the most innovative dance-style that has come out since breakdancing. It's so much more relevant to young people than
any other dance I know," he says.
Europeans tend to dance from the hips up, says Smith, who now lives in London. In Melbourne's techno and trance clubs,
where the shuffle is most common, it's all about the feet.
The shuffle is a fast heel-and-toe movement, coupled with a matching arm action. While the dance is free-form (no two people
ever shuffle exactly the same) the basic step involves repeatedly shuffling your feet inwards, then outwards, while thrusting
your arms up and down, or side to side, in time with the beat. The upper body continues to "bop" with the music.
With practice, shufflers can add a 360-degree spin, a fancy side-step or two, and even a double-footed jump to match the
peaks of the music. Talcum powder is sometimes sprinkled on the floor so dancers can slip and slide faster as they shuffle.
There's even a competition, the Shuffle-Off, held in Melbourne every few months.
The shuffle is one reason why, to the thousands of Melbourne people who go nightclubbing every week, this city has a unique
dance culture. More than 100 clubs - most but not all of them in the central business district and inner suburbs - cater to
the electronic dance scene.
Other events such as raves or outdoor dance parties can be held anywhere: in stadiums, on vacant land under the West Gate
Bridge and in country paddocks. Country dance events are known as "bush doofs" - doof, because that's what the beat sounds
like. Ten years ago a good rave would draw no more than 400 people "who actually knew what techno was", says Richie McNeil,
a DJ, dance party promoter, and, according to urban myth, one of the creators of the shuffle.
Now events such as Summadayze, held on New Year's Day, and Two Tribes, held at the Rod Laver Arena on the Labour Day weekend,
can draw crowds of up to 20,000.
Melbourne's summer party season began last Saturday when 7500 people went to Earthcore in a volcanic crater near Ararat.
There is plenty of money in dance. DJs fly in from Britain or Europe for big parties and can earn up to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£$40,000 a night.
Andy Van, from Frankston, is part of dance duo Madison Avenue, whose single, Don't Call Me Baby, topped the British
charts two years ago. He says Melbourne ranks as one of the world's top dance capitals.
"You go to Ibiza, London, Europe, LA, and Australia. Every freaking DJ in the world wants to come and work in Australia
on New Year's Eve.
Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim - they all love it here."
Entrepreneur Michael Gudinski, who made his name in Australian rock, has sniffed the wind.
In 1998 he sold his company, Mushroom Records, relegated his rock and pop releases to his boutique label, Liberation, and
created a new company, Agent Mad, to bring out international DJs.
Meanwhile, Gudinski's old label - now called Festival Mushroom Records and owned by News Limited - has also moved into
"Traditionally, we've been a rock label, and we wanted to diversify a little," says Festival Mushroom managing director
Michael Parisi. "There was a big, gaping hole for dance in this company."
Gudinski says that "running nightclubs and working with imports, I could see dance music growing and I took it very very
seriously pretty early on".
Personally he's not a complete convert - he still prefers rock and roll.
"I'm still waiting for the act that really captures the buzz and vibe of dance..."
Yet Gudinski's shift shows how much the dance scene has changed in the 10 or so years since it got a grip on Melbourne.
The crowd is larger, more diverse and younger. Events are often more commercial, and ticket prices for both clubs and big
dance parties have soared. Five years ago, dance party tickets ranged from $30-$45; today it's up to $80.
The number of parties in Melbourne has also risen. From 1998 to 2000, Agent Mad staged about one event every two months.
In the past two years, it has hosted twice as many each month. Future Entertainment, Australia's largest dance promotions
company, has also increased its events.
But some clubbers are unhappy about the growing commercial element. The imported mainstream dance music festival Gatecrasher
lost money last year after only 6000 people turned up over two days at the Old Scotch Oval site. It was due to run again last
weekend but was cancelled this year. However, organisers say it will be back in next year.
The continuing success of Earthcore, held last year on the same weekend as Gatecrasher, shows that dance is still thriving.
Yet "people love Earthcore because it is still underground and organic and it has an identity," says DJ and Earthcore publicist
He is less enthusiastic about the scene overall. "In the heady days of dance, the major appeal was that it was underground.
Nowadays you can hear the same music at nightclubs as on Nova FM. Being part of something different is lost."
Finding good venues is another problem. Dance music has thrived in Melbourne, as it has in Manchester, because the two
cities are full of disused industrial warehouses that are great sites for parties. But this is changing with the inner-city
Cyclone Wehner, who writes on dance for Beat magazine, agrees that Melbourne is Australia's dance music capital.
But for promoters wanting to host larger events, "there are fewer options since the Docklands became unavailable. It baffles
me why people move to the city to live and then complain about the noise".
These complaints are bound to increase, because the scene just keeps on growing. Jason Ayoubi, co-director of Elsternwick-based
Future Entertainment, says his crowds are now made up of "QCs, lawyers, journos, IT specialists, doctors. I'd say 30 per cent
of our crowd are made up of students. My dad's been sick and I'm always getting hassled by his specialist and surgeons for
(dance) tickets for the whole hospital."
Credits to: Farrah Tomazin, Patrick Donovan, Meg Mundell, http://www.theage.com.au
Copyright Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â© 2002 The Age Company Ltd
WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD CERTIFY A DRUG FOR PPL TO CONSUME ??? Actually there is plenty of certified drugs that we consume
in our daily life such panadol(paracetemol), cough syrups, and what ever. Retaline! ever heard of it ? no ? well it's not
sold in pharmacies that's for sure, it given to people who suffers from ADHD(Attention disorder er... something something)
I found out that a lot of people actually have it, just that they don't know. So the only to find out is to go to a psychiatris
and the dr will give you the medication and it doesn't come for free those pills can cost a fortune. The effects of the pill
is to calm you and other side effects are losing your apetite.
This may sound crazy a person who doesn't even have ADHD taking those pills ? well that crazy person is me. Kandy boy
as the generous one gave me one of it so i being a crazy and curious fellow took it. At first you don't really feel
anything, after half or one hour the effect began to take on me. I was feeling very weird, it feels like my whole body is
high, my legs and arms are lightweight and i lost my apetite. Having that effect when you're at work, it's not something that
you wished. After having bad feeling i took another later and went clubbing later haha. A few months after that
i took 4 in one go, man that was one of the worst i have ever done, i couldn't sleep at all, i'm totally dihyderated
and had the same feeling that i took it the for 1st time, It took me the whole day for the effect to ware off.
So if you want to try it ? go ahead since i've explained it already :)
|The label of the retalines