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Neon Nights show #024 “The Docks”

“These sounds fall into my mind…”

Imagine the world before the internet, no such thing as mobile phones, and vinyl, cassette and CD’s ruled supreme. Nightclubs came and went, but some lasted longer than others and a small minority became legends that are still talked about today.
Nights such as Tasty, Razor, Freakazoid, Monkey, Fantazia, Dome, VMs and a million others. Not to mention the clubs themselves – Chasers, Inflation, Zuzu’s, Light Car Club, Mansion, Chevron and the legendary warehouse parties such as Red Raw etc.

I could mention Mandate, Pokeys, Zipper, Key Club, Club 397, 7th Heaven but that’s a show for another day 🙂

This show is dedicated to the classic Underground Music that was played at the clubs, raves and warehouses in Melbourne in the late 80s and 90s, some of which (unsurprisingly) crossed over into the mainstream charts.

City Of Melbourne is hosting a FREE Interactive Exhibition titled ‘The Docks‘, this exhibition delves into the contemporary history of alternative cultural activities held in the sheds at the Victoria Docks. At a time when the once-thriving working docks were seen as an abandoned wasteland, a landscape of cultural events were lighting the city.

This interactive exhibition visits the days of raves, dance parties and all that made Docklands a cultural destination in the 1990s.

Electronic music, circus schools, women’s warehouse parties, Queer stage spectaculars and dirt bike competitions were all part of this new scene. A dance move called the Melbourne Shuffle was born. In a pre-digital age these events were advertised through word-of-mouth and posters, and were the voice of their generation, a fusion of class, gender, music and identity.

This seemingly abandoned industrial wasteland was an artistic meeting point, a merging of subcultures, music revolutions and the making of Melbourne’s cultural empire that now reigns.

Event details ​= Free.
13 Nov 2015 – 28 Feb 2016
The Gallery, Library at The Dock
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

Visit http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/libraries/whats-on/exhibitions/Pages/the-docks.aspx

Step back in time and relive the glory of days gone by, albeit in sonic form 😉

Electronically Yours, John von Ahlen.

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The Docks

 

Playlist for Show 024 – 19th of December 2015

01 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
02 02 Glam - Hell's Party Glam Hell’s Party LGBTIQ Content
03 03 The Ones - Flawless The Ones Flawless LGBTIQ Content
04 04 DJ Jurgen - Better Off Alone DJ Jurgen presents Alice Deejay Better Off Alone
05 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
06 07 Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives Alison Limerick Where Love Lives
07 08 Praxis Ft. Kathy Brown - Turn Me On, Turn Me Out Praxis Ft. Kathy Brown Turn Me On, Turn Me Out
08 09 Diddy - Give Me Love (Positiva) Diddy Give Me Love
09 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
10 11 Duke - So in love with you (club mix) Duke So In Love With You LGBTIQ Content
11 12 Full Intention - America (I Love America) Full Intention America (I Love America) LGBTIQ Content
12 13 Golden Girls - Kinetic Golden Girls Kinetic Australian Content
13 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
14 15 Bedrock - For what you dream of Bedrock For What You Dream Of
15 16 Gat Decor - Passion Gat Decor Passion LGBTIQ Content
16 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
17 05 Alex Party - Read My Lips Alex Party Read My Lips
18 20 Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman
19 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
20 22 Michael Gray - The Weekend Michael Gray The Weekend
21 23 JX - Son of a Gun JX Son of a Gun
22 24 Strike - U Sure Do Strike U Sure Do Australian Content
23 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
24 26 Urban Cookie Colective - The Key The Secret Urban Cookie Collective The Key, The Secret LGBTIQ Content
25 27 Sub Sub Feat Melanie Williams - Aint No Love Aint No Use Sub Sub Feat Melanie Williams Aint No Love Aint No Use
26 28 Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin Livin’ Joy Don’t Stop Movin
27 29 Sandy B - Make The World Go Round Sandy B Make The World Go Round
28 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
29 31 - Joe Smooth - Promised Land Joe Smooth Promised Land
30 32 - Todd Terry - The Weekend Todd Terry The Weekend
31 33 - The Supermen Lovers - Starlight The Supermen Lovers Starlight LGBTIQ Content
32 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
33 35 Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You Stardust Music Sounds Better With You
34 36 The Bucketheads - The Bomb The Bucketheads The Bomb
35 37 Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (Dna Remix) Suzanne Vega Tom’s Diner (DNA Remix)
36 Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
37 39 Groove Armada - At The River Groove Armada At The River

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LGBTIQ Content LGBTIQ Content
Australian Artist Australian Content

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About the author: John

 

John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

He also Directs and Animates, check out some of his work here

www.youtube.com/parralox
www.parralox.com
www.subterrane.com.au

 

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